Steampunk pictures from SF in SF/Litquake
By all accounts (particularly this one), the SF in SF steampunk event for Litquake was a rousing success. Attendance was over 100 people, over our seating capacity. We set up some additional folding chairs and were able to get most of the people inside the theater and a few folks sat in the lobby where we had speakers set up.
Richard Bottoms, CEO of Steam Powered Events, (the organizers of the upcoming California steampunk convention), led off the evening by giving us all an intriuguing overview of Steampunk. Rudy Rucker read from his steampunk novel, The Hollow Earth; Kage Baker read from her new story in Extraordinary Engines (a steampunk anthology of original stories published by Solaris Books in the UK); and Joe R. Lansdale read from his novel Flaming London. The readings were followed by a lively Q&A session in which Terry Bisson tried to get to the heart of what is steampunk. We raised $400 for the Variety Children's Charity.
A few people, like the dapper Richard Bottomes, above, even came in their finest steampunk accoutrement; check out the pictures.