Thursday, August 4, 2011
Surviving Steampunk Conventions
This is a subject about which I am shockingly ignorant, never having attended a full-blown steampunk convention. That is a reflection of the troll gene which most writers have. In some writers it is more recessive than in others, but most of us find ourselves most comfortable when we are within 10 yards of our word processor, preferably in a dark cave or under a bridge. However, I expect I will end up going against nature and attending one or more steampunk events over the course of the next year, so I had better bone up on this stuff.
For those of you flirting with the idea, here is a link to a Steampunk Convention Survival Guide on the steampunk site Parliament and Wake, which has other interesting bits as well. Worth a look.
On the other hand, I watched LA Story again the other night and it may have the best advice on this subject: "Let your mind go and your body will follow."