The Crossroads of the Aether
The captain and members of the Steamship Isabella along with Steam Powered Giraffe: The Spine, The John, and Rabbit in their robot makeup discussed Steampunk media at Clockwork.con. As fellow artist there are a lot of similarities between musicians and writers. The Steam Powered Giraffes said, “We write what we write and the Steampunk community embraced it.” To a novelist that would be the same as saying, I write from the heart. I love people who write from the heart whether it be literature or music.
Also their statement that, “Steampunk music is developing , there is certainly no set definition” is also very true of Steampunk literature and my favorite cross genre, Steampunk/Romance. Great samples of The Steam Powered Giraffe and their use of media can be found at their youtube channel Be sure to check out the Captian Albert Alexander video. Also here is the Steampunk back story of the Steam Powered Giraffes.
Airship Isabella uses the media of videos as well. Here is fan fiction piece, Fallout Houston.
Writers have made and used the media of book trailers for awhile but they are an even better choices now because more and more people are utilizing smart phones. Eighty seven percent of all smart phone owners read their email on the phone. Videos play well on smart phones so they are a great way to promote your Steampunk books.
Whether you’re speaking of a band, an airship, or a lone author, Steampunk is an esthetic and a mindset with limitless boundaries. For writers creatively utilizing media will help inform others about this genre we love and about our books. To sum it up, in the words of Steam Power Giraffe in their song Brass Goggles, “Wind me up, turn the gears.”
Here is the trailer for my Steampunk/Romance To Love A London Ghost.