aka Happy Lunar New Year! This year is the Black Water Snake, and I found this fantastic footage of a 50-foot long mechanical snake that slithered around CNES (International Consumer Electronics Show) last month. If this DIY cybernetic reptile doesn’t count as steampunk (or at least under the umbrella of mind-boggingly AWESOME), then I don’t know what does.
Aaaand, best wishes from Tết-E, our cardboard box robot!
Not only do we welcome in the new year, this February marks the 4th anniversary of Beyond Victoriana!
No, not really, that was in October (not that anyone noticed). I was too exhausted through work and real life crisis to handle a proper tribute to the 1,460 days (or 35,040 hours or 2,102, 400 minutes) that BV has been alive and kicking, but what better time to celebrate anniversaries than at the beginning of a new year?
And what better way to do it than by giving out a bunch of free stuff to my lovely, lovely readers?
This week, February 11 – 15, we’ll be offering opportunities for readers to grab some swag. Find out more info after the jump. EDIT: Also, a full listing of giveaway items will be tucked here too, updated daily, so check them out!
So, here are the rules:
1) New giveaways will be offered Monday – Friday this week on this blog. Enter by commenting on the giveaway post for that day (NOT this one, of course!) Only one entry per person per household.
2) Anyone from the US and outside the US are able to apply. I can ship abroad! Participants can apply for any giveaway between its announcement until midnight EST on February 19th.
3) Winners will be contacted via e-mail on February 20th and will have 24-hours to confirm with me at attic dot hermit at gmail dot com with their mailing address. If the winner does not contact me on or before February 22nd, a new winner will be selected.
Monday: Set of 9 steampunk buttons courtesy of Button Me Up.
Tuesday: James Ng Posters
Wednesday: A pair of weekend passes to TeslaCon 4: The Congress of Steam
Thursday: Copies of Vintage Tomorrows & Fashion Talks
Friday: Girl Genius Omnibus Vol 1 and The Battle of Blood and Ink
Annnnnnnnnnnd that’s it! So watch this space this week and have fun!