Archive for August, 2009
Australian publisher Black House are currently producing a series called The Dark Detective, a decidedly gothic and almost necessarily steampunky take on Sherlock Holmes written by Christopher Sequeira (who, besides being a Doyle scholar and writer, has apparently appeared as Moriarty on the television) and illustrated by Phil Cornell. The second issue is available now [...]
This weekend will see a contingent of League members attending Continuum, a steampunk-flavoured science fiction convention at the appropriately-named Ether (265 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne). Registration opens at 6pm tomorrow (Friday 14-August), with full attending rate of $210 on the door (although day rates are available).
The 2009 programme for the Melbourne Writers Festival (which is apparently unpunctuated, no doubt in deference to modernity) includes a series of items at the stylish Toff in Town, notably “McSweeny’s (Futuristic) Antipodean Adventure” (Saturday, August 29 — Mme. M and self will be transiting the podes, alas — 8pm–11pm; $25), which features our own [...]
As the League’s Secretary, I am charged with getting the word about. To that end I’ve made use of the ALTV’s extensive (if occasionally antiquated) internet infrastructure to establish a distribution mechanism for electronic mail. This “members’ discussion list” is intended both to provide a medium for a notification service relating to the League’s official [...]
The Brisbane Steampunkers picnic on Saturday had about 35 people turn up all told and some fantastic outfits. Most of the pictures are on the Facebook event at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=99289119155 but we’re working on moving some of them to non-Facebook areas so non-Facebook people can see the outstanding efforts. I cannot describe what a [...]