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Ay-leen the Peacemaker's Blog – August 2010 Archive (5)

Come see me at Dragon*Con!

The epic convention in the world of geekery is coming this weekend: DRAGON*CON. I’ll be there with with the crew of The Wandering Legion down in Atlanta. I’ve never been before, but it looks like it’ll be bursting to the brim with shenanigans. And people will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most steampunks in a photoshoot. Will you be there?

Not only that, but I’m excited to mention that… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on August 31, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

Beyond Victoriana #38: "Sophie" Speaks--Art from Mary Sibande

My work also looks at the ideals of beauty and femininity represented by examples of privileged members of society, and the aspirations of the less fortunate women to be like them. - Mary Sibande (source)

Read more on…

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on August 22, 2010 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Beyond Victoriana Special Edition Odds & Ends #6

Work has been hectic as of late, and I'm also in the midst of preparing for Dragon*Con. I don't have as much new stuff planned out for this week as I had hoped, but have you checked out my essay series about multiculturalism in steampunk yet? And see the links below for more good things to read/watch/run in the streets shouting about.…


Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on August 15, 2010 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Beyond Victoriana #37 Technology & the World: Book Review of THE SHOCK OF THE OLD

One of the most interesting conversations I’ve had about steampunk was with Crimean Palais, who claimed steampunk was his life, but ironically, did not feel like he belonged with the steampunks he met at the Steampunk Empire community. Crimean Palais, from the Ukraine, explained why:

In fact, first I also felt myself a bit…

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on August 8, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Beyond Victoriana #36 Celtic World Beats: An Interview with Coyote Run


I first heard Coyote Run while at Wicked Faire, but didn't have a chance to see their full set until Steampunk World 's Fair. My friend Max had practically leaped out of the hallway where we had been talking, exclaiming, "I have to go Coyote Run is playing--!" My friend in question tends to be… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on August 1, 2010 at 8:17am — No Comments

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