Odd bits of steampunk news to offer today (if anybody’s reading blogs and not frantically cleaning or cooking, or traveling for Thanksgiving or Chanukah.)
#1) The steampunk community lost one of its shining lights this week. RIP Richard “Doc” Nagy, also known as Datamancer. He was well known for his steampunk computer and laptop modifications as well as other steampunk items and art, and was killed this week in a car accident in California. The Lolitas send their deepest condolences to his friends and family.
#2) If you’re a steampunk artisan, author or performer, there are conventions to get involved in. There’s a call out for Steampunk Symposium in Cincinnati, April 25-27 and one for Steamtopia, which will be in Detroit June 13-17, is just in the planning stages if you’d like to participate!
#3) This week in Geek History: Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was published in 1865 & the world proceeded to follow her down the rabbit hole. (reposted from Think Geek.)
#4) As we move into the non-denominational gift-giving holiday season, be sure to remember your lonely, starving steampunk authors and artisans. Buy local when you can and be the cool relative who comes up with unique and handmade gifts. 🙂
#5) Whatever you celebrate, remember to stay warm, stay safe and take joy in one another!