Sunday, February 14, 2010

New To the Line up!

Yesterday we had the Rail Arts District Tour in Avondale Estates. I had a lovely time meeting and talking with artists and patrons alike spreading the word about STEAM Fest and the ideas of steampunk itself. Captain Bill of The Venusian Airship Pirate Trading Company was there with all manner of armaments necessary for in self respectin' [or not] airship pirate! If you missed him at the arts tour have no fear for he and his compatriots will return for STEAM Fest!

Also added to our line up is Sketch MacQuinor and his creation The Game is Afoot: Renowned consulting detective Grimpen Meyer and his associate Dr. Basil Rosemarythyme are on the case, protecting their nation of Albion from the ne'erdowells and napoleons of crime that would seek to upset and hoodwink its citizens. It's a steampunk/mystery/comedy/puppet show unlike any other steampunk/mystery/comedy/puppet show you've ever seen.

I think it is going to be a smashing good time! There will be two episodes played throughout the two days of the festival so if you want to know the ending you better stick around!

And last but not least I present Thimblerig Circus! Some of you might recognize them from last year's festival and they will be back again!

I, Ophelia Crane, will also be reading an excerpt from The True History of Henry Rayne and The Airship Pirates at the Crossroads Writer's Conference as part of Dr. Amazing's Traveling Steampunk Literature Show which will be on Saturday at 4:30 in the Newton Chapel at Macon's campus of Georgia College and State University. This part of the conference is free to the public, and will feature several great steampunk authors and playwrights. If you ever had a question about what steampunk literature is, come and we will give you a taste!

That's all for now, enjoy the snow!