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Win an Autographed Copy of "Steam on the Horizon"

Started Nov 16, 2013 0 Replies

Steampunk author Melissa Ann Conroy is giving away ten autographed copies of her steampunk novel …Continue

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Steampunk River Song Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janice Backer Oct 14, 2012. 7 Replies

Hi All, after 15+ people told me at Octopodicon, "Oh my gosh, you look so much like River Song," I decided to steampunk up this RS costume …Continue

Tags: Song, River, Who, Dr

Steam on the Horizon - Upcoming Steampunk Novel

Started this discussion. Last reply by Krylsorta Milse Nov 2, 2012. 5 Replies

Synopsis When a blown boiler on the airship Horizon leaves her captain and engineer dead, First Mate Gavin Roberts strikes a deal with Sir Cornelius Smothers, father of the unfortunate captain, to…Continue

Blue Jeans - Steampunk or Not?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Nov 14, 2013. 22 Replies

This topic came up in a discussion with a few members of the Steampunk Society of Nebraska. We were debating about whether or not jeans fit into the steampunk genre. They do fit the time period -…Continue

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Dec 19, 2013
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Dec 19, 2013
Melissa Conroy replied to Noah Meernaum's discussion Reactions and phrases to appearing in public well dressed
"What has been said to me while I was wearing steampunk garb:    "So, are you like Storm Troopers, or something?"    "So, are you Amish or Girl Scouts?"     "Are you in a wedding?"  …"
Dec 8, 2013
Melissa Conroy is now friends with Marisa Cohe, Tony Bates and Ulysses S. Marvel
Nov 16, 2013
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Win a Free Copy of "Steam on the Horizon"

Steampunk author Melissa Ann Conroy is giving away ten autographed copies of her steampunk novel "Steam on the Horizon". The giveaway runs from now until November 23 at midnight and is open to all US residents. To register, all you have to do is…See More
Nov 16, 2013
Captain replied to Melissa Conroy's discussion Blue Jeans - Steampunk or Not?
"Thanks to Ebay I finally scored a pair of these buckle-back blue jeans at a reasonable price.  I'll try and take pictures when I catch the sun…"
Nov 14, 2013
Michel R Vaillancourt and Melissa Conroy are now friends
Nov 5, 2013
Dr. Kirk Ricks replied to Melissa Conroy's discussion Blue Jeans - Steampunk or Not?
"Denim Jeans while period would only be worn by the low socioeconomic working class. They were designed to be abused and to stand up to mining and heavy working environments. So unless you plan of costuming a character or yourself as a low class…"
Nov 5, 2012
Krylsorta Milse replied to Melissa Conroy's discussion Steam on the Horizon - Upcoming Steampunk Novel
"There is a shortage of good steampunk novels in this world. Here's to adding more to the collection! "
Nov 2, 2012
Progress replied to Melissa Conroy's discussion Steam on the Horizon - Upcoming Steampunk Novel
"Thank you! I just autoscheduled tweets on three of our twitter accounts, they should be posting around 6:30PM PST: www.twitter.com/ProgTheSeries www.twitter.com/LilaDeClide www.twitter.com/OscarLerwill All the best, Nicole"
Oct 26, 2012
Melissa Conroy replied to Melissa Conroy's discussion Steam on the Horizon - Upcoming Steampunk Novel
"I would be most happy too - however, I am now putting more focus on my indiegogo.com/melissaconroy campaign, so if you could cross promote this link instead, I would be most grateful. I am putting your link up on…"
Oct 26, 2012
Progress replied to Melissa Conroy's discussion Steam on the Horizon - Upcoming Steampunk Novel
"Hi Melissa, Can we do a cross-promotion? I'll share the link to your Kickstarter on my facebook page and my project facebook page (www.facebook.com/ProgressTheSeries) - can you share a link to mine in return?…"
Oct 26, 2012
Brian S. Dennison liked Melissa Conroy's photo
Oct 14, 2012
Janice Backer replied to Melissa Conroy's discussion Steampunk River Song Questions
"YOU DO LOOK LIKE HER OH MY GOSH!! Anyways I love the idea and I thing she definitely think the costume needs a gun. (she always seems to have a gun, doesn't she?)"
Oct 14, 2012
Lady Beatrix Kittywick McCormick replied to Melissa Conroy's discussion Steampunk River Song Questions
"LOVED this one!"
Oct 13, 2012

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Introduction
After teaching college-level writing for seven years, I became a steampunk author. My novel "Steam on the Horizon" is available on Amazon as the first of The Aether Saga, a six book steampunk series. My second novel in the series "Clouds of War" will be available in early February.

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Hello and Introduction!

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 6:30am 2 Comments

Good day to all you lovely steampunk people! I'd like to introduce myself to you all. 

Born in Nebraska and still living there despite numerous forays elsewhere, I have a house, an adorable Basset Hound named Erasmus, a black belt in Shinkendo (Japanese sword-fighting), and seven years' experience teaching college-level composition. I've worked as a TV talent on an English-teaching program, laid concrete, hiked on the Appalachian Trail, and recorded a music album with my…

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