Archive for March, 2013

28
Mar

Author Jim Butcher Signs Deal for Steampunk Series

   Posted by: manny    in Literature

Here’s some great news for fans of author Jim Butcher, and for fans of steampunk as well. Looks like we’ll be getting a new steampunk series! Very cool.

I’m a big fan of his Dresden books, and I can’t wait to check this out. The first book will be called The Aeronaut’s Windlass, but there’s no release date yet, as he’s still writing it. Sounds really fun!

Penguin Group is continuing its relationship with bestselling fantasy writer Jim Butcher. The author of the Dresden Files and Codex Alera closed a seven-figure, three-book deal with his current publisher for a new series. Anne Sowards, at Roc, took world English rights to The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass, and two sequels, from agent Jennifer Jackson at Donald Maass Literary. Butcher recently published the 14th book in the Dresden Files, a series that has been adapted to TV (on SyFy channel) and turned into a comic book (published by Dynamite Entertainment). The Cinder Spires, Jackson said, is set in a world “of black spires that tower for miles over a mist-shrouded surface” and follows a war between two of the Spires: Spire Albion and Spire Aurora.

Jim said, “It’s kinda League of Extraordinary Gentlemen meets Sherlock meets Hornblower. There are goggles and airships and steam power and bizarre crystal technology and talking cats, who are horrid little bullies.”

[via JimButcher.com]


21
Mar

Stylish Steampunk Gentleman

   Posted by: manny    in Conventions, Costumes, Fashion

Here’s a proper steampunk gentleman, making an appearance at last summer’s AnimagiC 2012. The event is an annual anime convention held in Bonn, Germany.

This photo was taken by the talented Spyridon Kakouris of Spirosk Photography. Follow the link to view more of his excellent photography!


15
Mar

The Edwardian Ball 2013 in Los Angeles

   Posted by: manny    in Costumes, Video

The talented Mark Day has released another fabulous video, this time of the recent Edwardian Ball in Los Angeles. The stylish event took place on Feb. 23rd at the Fonde Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.

Mark really manages to capture the magic of these events. It looks like such an amazing time. Wonderful job, Sir!

For more LA Edwardian Ball goodness, visit their official Facebook page for a full event gallery containing over 500 photos.


8
Mar

Painting a Steampunk Batman

   Posted by: manny    in Art, Video

The talented Mary Doodles can paint anything, very quickly. Watch as she as paints Steampunk Batman! You can watch the entire process as she starts with just a blank sheet of paper. So cool!

The painting was put on sale and eventually sold on Ebay for $305. Not bad at all! If you’re interested in seeing her other work, you can buy prints and t-shirt at her Rodeo Arcade store.