Congratulations are in order, and beware the hatpin

Posted by 17th August 2010

As you can see by the weekend post, we had our giveaway for Johannes Cabal The Detective! Congrats to The Faustian Man, -F- and K. Kidder on winning copies (and psst, K. Kidder, send me your mailing address — I've heard from the other two already). Many thanks to everyone who participated and spread the word, and we will hopefully have another giveaway for you next month!

 

DragonCon is only two weeks away. I won't be there, but I am envious of all who will be, and of the alternate history/steampunky track the organizers have planned. Take lots of photos, everyone!

 

The BBC is running (or has run? It's hard to tell) a series on Victorian pharmacies. Looks intriguing. Over here on this side of the pond, the always-manic Adult Swim people have crafted a frenetic "Victorian BMX" online game for those of you who love steampunk and, um, dirt biking. I'm sure some of you are out there.

 

Sometimes I find links and save them up for posts, usually with annotations so I can remember why I saved them. This post by the Steampunk Scholar has the description "teaching steampunk lit - fantastic." That sums it up, I think. 

 

Also fantastic is this entry by the Bartitsu Society on using hatpins as self-defense weapons. Ladies, take note!

 

And finally, for the steampunk-minded in the Chicago area, there's a website just for you.

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