The steampunk community is a delight. How many people can be witty in 140 characters? Well, Stephen Fry, obviously 🙂
This Friday at 9pm New York time, I’ll be hosting the #steampunkchat on Twitter. That means, I get to pick the topic!
I’ve been intrigued for ages by the interaction between nostalgia and steampunk. I’ve read (and drat it, I’ve forgotten the reference) that nostalgia increases in tough times. So this week we’ll be discussing the appeal of nostalgia and its impact on shaping steampunk, particularly the steampunk style that is slipping into mainstream culture — think corsets in fashion, accordians in rock music — what do you mean, you haven’t heard accordians in rock music? There must be some. Heck, even AC/DC used bagpipes 🙂
You can join the #steampunkchat just by following the hashtag and including it in your tweets. This is really easy to do if you join the chat in the SteampunkChat TweetChat room.
Then the following week, I’m on the Steampunk panel for Coyote Con. This is an hour long session at 8pm on Friday 26 October (again, New York time). Coyote Con is a FREE writing conference that lasts the whole weekend. My fellow panelists will be Cindy S Pape, JL Hilton and Seleste de Laney. I can’t wait to chat about writing Steampunk with fellow enthusiasts — you are all VERY welcome!