The Steampunk Librarian Book Giveaway, Fall 2011 Edition, will be getting underway later this month. We have a huge pile of stuff to give away, and Sir Reginald is busy reading them all so he can opine about what you'll be winning.
This week, however, I'm off to New York to see the Maker Faire! I haven't been to a Faire yet, despite being a faithful subscriber to MAKE since day 1, so this is rather exciting. Also on the agenda this week is a performance of ClockWorks Puppetry Studio's Evening of Miniature Masterpieces, a visit to the Daphne Guinness exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and perhaps a brief glimpse of the "steampunk para-architecture" going on at the moment over on Second Avenue. Say hello if you see me, New York steampunk types!
Over on the other side of the country, a steampunk octopus held court at Burning Man, and there is video.
And finally, David Brothers writes about the innate idealism of steampunk, which is what draws so many of us to it, I think.