Hello lovelies!! My how the year is flying by…I can’t believe it is already the April 1st…that famous day of tricks…April fools!! My very amazing and talented boyfriend Nick Valentino(author of the steampunk adventure novel Thomas Riley) helped me find the very best steampunk rumors circulating the aether recently…some of them are true…some not so much…leave your guesses below and we will randomly draw a winner from those of you clever enough to decipher the truth from the rumor to win a fun prize!
Rumor #1 – Steampunk City?
For three days in May, the beautiful and historic city of Waltham, Massachusetts will throw open its doors to the Steampunks of the world! Enjoy special events all throughout the city, dine in restaurants offering specials to all adventurers, watch Steampunk films at the local cinema, see Steampunk theater, explore amusement everywhere, interact with all manner of performers and actors and dramatis personae, dances in a historic mansion, see art and Steampunk creation from around the world! It is rumored that Waltham is going to transform itself into a full on steampunk city…is there truth in this rumor??
Rumor #2 – Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is going steampunk?
The title isn’t as epic as At Worlds End, however it will probably be related to the story like the titles have been with the previous movies. The last time we saw Jack Sparrow it was hinted that he would be going after the Fountain of Youth, so that could feature in the next film. I get a hint from the new title that they will be going to a location we haven’t been before, and there was talk recently that they could be going down the steampunk route (steam powered boats and technology).
Rumor #3 – Yours truly…Lolita Elizabeth will be acting in a steampunk web series?
Elizabeth Darvill author of steampunk and paranormal romance is set to be teaming up with the brilliant creators of the steampunk adventure webseries Mantecoza to act in the part of one of the main characters.
Rumor #4 – Thomas Riley written by Nick Valentino just sold movie rights?
Nick Valentino’s pulse pounding high adventure steampunk novel Thomas Riley just sold the rights to hollywood, this is all new and more info should be made availabe soon. Watch for casting news and release dates.
Rumor #5 – Bravo had picked up a reality show with the main focus being steampunk?
Bravo TV has picked up a new reality show called Grinding The Gears focusing on the lives of two married steampunk authors and their travels, book deals and living with another writer. The narrator for the show is reported to be none other than Top Chef’s original host Kathy Lee Joel.
Ok, so I get to do the fun part of this blog. This is Nick Valentino by the way. Here’s your fun challenge. Figure out which one(s) are april fools and post a comment. The winner (chosen at random and guess correctly) will get the e-book version of the amazing, The spectacular, the mind-blowing and super sexy, Love in a Time of Steam by Elizabeth Darvill. Guess away and have fun!