First off, if you’re lucky enough to be going to Steamcon III in Seattle, Steamed is up for an Airship Award, so please vote for us.
Speaking of voting, here’s a rather shameless plug. You all know how much I love cupcakes. Well, please vote for me, so I can be a judge at the Cupcake Love In, in Arizona in late October. (You can vote daily and if I win, I will show up in Steampunk gear).
Also, Dr. Fantastique’s Show of Wonders Magazine is a huge supporter of Steamed and they’re off on an adventure to offer their terrific steampunk magazine in print. Check out their kickstarter campaign.
Finally, I have a copy of The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer to give away to one of you. The anthology is based on the fictional story of Thackery T. Lambshead and the odd assortment of things supposedly uncovered beneath his estate. In this rather large book of strange and fascinating tales, each author explores the story behind each discovered item.
All-new stories and art from the doctor’s wondrous collection
After the death of Dr. Thackery T. Lambshead at his house in Wimpering-on-the-Brook, England, a remarkable discovery was unearthed: the remains of an astonishing cabinet of curiosities. Many of these artifacts, curios, and wonders related to anecdotes and stories in the doctor’s personal journals. Others, when shown to the doctor’s friends, elicited further tales from a life like no other.
Thus, in keeping with the bold spirit exemplified by Dr. Lambshead and his exploits, we now proudly present highlights from the doctor’s cabinet, reconstructed not only through visual representations but also through exciting stories of intrigue and adventure.
A carefully selected group of popular artists and acclaimed, bestselling fantasy authors has been assembled to bring Dr. Lambshead’s cabinet of curiosities to life. Including contributions from Alan Moore, Lev Grossman, Mike Mignola, China MiÉville, Cherie Priest, Carrie Vaughn, Greg Broadmore, Naomi Novik, Garth Nix, Michael Moorcock , Holly Black, Jeffrey Ford, Ted Chiang, and many more.
Want it for your very own? Just leave a comment below on what Steampunk object you’d like to uncover. Contest ends October 2nd, 2011, at 11:59 PM PST. Open Internationally.