A quick update about the plethora of events & conventions coming up.
In cooperation with the newly-opened Way Station in Brooklyn, we’re celebrating this new addition to the NYC steampunk community on Sunday, March 13th from 6-10 PM.
Not only that, but the lovely gents from BBC international will be joining us! They are filming a story about steampunk. So we hope to feature the variety that our community has to offer. We hope you’ll be able to join us!
In other convention news, I’m pleased to mention my speaker status at the following new conventions in the coming months:
I mentioned that I’m on staff for this con, but they recently accepted two brand-spankin’ new panels I’ll be doing for this convention.
The Meiji Era: A Japanese Industrial Revolution
Description – The Meiji restoration period was a tumultuous time of progress in Japanese history. We’ll explore Japan’s Industrial Revolution in this panel presentation, and talk about the various media that has been inspired by that period, including Rorouni Kenshin, Moeyo Ken, When the Last Sword is Drawn and more.
Race Matters in Amestris: Multiculturalism in Fullmetal Alchemist
Description – In light of the common misconception that in Japanese anime, “All the characters are white,” we’ll discuss an anime that does talk about race relations: Fullmetal Alchemist. We will analyze how characters of color are portrayed in both Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood in an open discussion approach that will tackle the complex intersection of race, culture, and assimilation in the world of Amestris & its neighbors.
In San Antonio, TX — I’ll be a guest speaker at their convention–they even did a nifty profile.
I’ve been hearing about this convention for YEARS and I’m wicked excited to be going there with Jaymee Goh. WisCon, known as the world’s longest-running feminist sci-fi convention will be taking place over Memorial Day weekend.