Transcript : August 24th, 2012: Summer News Roundup

Join us for the Summer News Roundup! Lots has happened this summer, we’ll discuss it all- the good, the bad, and the ugly.

To read the transcript in chronological order, start from the bottom and scroll up.

Update: #SteampunkChat has new hosts for the Fall/Winter session, with either myself (@artificer13) or @Jenny_Schwartz + guest at the helm.

cassiecaine @februarygrace I think “cogs willing” may be my new favorite phrase. #steampunkchat -9:10 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @RichardEPreston Yes!!! I was planning on reading/reviewing anyway. 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:10 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @FebruaryGrace ‘Night 🙂 #steampunkchat -9:10 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace Goodnight #steampunkchat! See you all next week, cogs willing and the gears don’t seize… -9:10 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 @cassiecaine & anyone who wants to co-host with me (I know, scary!) is welcome. Tweet me! #steampunkchat -9:09 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @cassiecaine I’m hashing out autumn/winter schedules now. I’ll be hosting w/ @Jenny_Schwartz doing a monthly installment #steampunkchat -9:09 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @artificer13 Thanks once again for hosting! Any word on the topic next week? Punting pundits, perhaps? 😉 #steampunkchat -9:07 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 As always, thanks very much for hosting. I look forward to it every week. #steampunkchat -9:06 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 @cassiecaine @MichelV69 LOL #steampunkchat -9:06 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 Thanks for hosting a fun chat as always! #steampunkchat -9:06 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @artificer13 Thanks for another great chat and a special thank you to everyone for all the RTs tonight, they are appreciated! #steampunkchat -9:05 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @RichardEPreston I can think of many a pundit I’d like to punt for distance. @cassiecaine @MichelV69 #steampunkchat -9:05 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Just “thank you” 🙂 Another lovely #steampunkchat hour -9:05 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 Alrighty folks, that’s our hour. Any closing thoughts, witticisms, etc? #steampunkchat -9:04 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @VonMalcolm Thanks. I actually kinda needed that. #steampunkchat -9:04 PM Aug 24th, 2012

oddmonstr @MichelV69 @artificer13 Where are these pundits saying this? #steampunkchat -9:04 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @DelilahSDawson many thanks, there are several other versions coming to #teslacon to my booth. https://t.co/71H1FyFT #steampunkchat -9:03 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz RT @artificer13: @DelilahSDawson these? https://t.co/71H1FyFT For @bionicunicorn. #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DelilahSDawson @artificer13 Yes! Those are so freakin’ cool. Well played, sir. #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz @VonMalcolm Yup #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @cassiecaine pundits? I wanna be a pundit (or at least a punter) @michelv69 #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @VonMalcolm Writing and chatting is an impossible challenge for me. #steampunkchat -9:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @michelv69 Who are these pundits? I want to yell at them! #steampunkchat -9:01 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @VonMalcolm Thank you! *huge smiley face* Cover is by @CrocoDesigns who are brilliant #steampunkchat -9:01 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @oddmonstr @artificer13 @soulswallo I like the topic: “Automaton orgasm – myth or reality?” There’s an SP discussion for ya #steampunkchat -9:01 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @DelilahSDawson these? https://t.co/71H1FyFT For @bionicunicorn. #steampunkchat -9:00 PM Aug 24th, 2012

VonMalcolm @Jenny_Schwartz Nice, Elegant -not easy to pull off in SP #SteampunkChat (I’m behind here- writing & chatting is proving to be a challenge.) -9:00 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @oddmonstr @Jenny_Schwartz That’s awesome that you like to review! Thank you for doing it! It’s an under–appreciated art. #steampunkchat -9:00 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @oddmonstr that would be excellent. I’ll see what we’ve got cooking. #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Aug 24th, 2012

NicoleLuiken RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Shameless self-promo: Have cover for “Courting Trouble”. Out Oct 1 http://t.co/Yzub2C9f on Goodreads #steampunkchat #BustlepunkChronicles -8:59 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @cassiecaine Fab news! #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Aug 24th, 2012

OutreachNerd RT @cassiecaine: ZOMG NEWS! http://t.co/zPvtRQcE The Tesla Museum reached its funding goal, and is still rising! #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 @DelilahSDawson @Jenny_Schwartz NEAT-O! #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DelilahSDawson @artificer13 I was thinking of the ones that looked like Merman Sparta, with the little shell shapes. They stuck with me. #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 That presupposes that we have “Natural” identities. I don’t think I do. #steampunkchat #steampunk #problems -8:59 PM Aug 24th, 2012

theresabreaux RT @cassiecaine: ZOMG NEWS! http://t.co/zPvtRQcE The Tesla Museum reached its funding goal, and is still rising! #steampunkchat -8:59 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @MichelV69 I understand. Everyone has so much going on, myself too. Thanks! #steampunkchat -8:58 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @FebruaryGrace @MichelV69 It’s only a matter of copying Goodreads review across. Must be my congenital laziness #steampunkchat Will try! -8:58 PM Aug 24th, 2012

oddmonstr @artificer13 #steampunkchat Was debating earlier w/@soulswallo: use of paranormal elements vs straight gadgetry in steampunk; maybe next wk? -8:58 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine ZOMG NEWS! http://t.co/zPvtRQcE The Tesla Museum reached its funding goal, and is still rising! #steampunkchat -8:58 PM Aug 24th, 2012

theresabreaux @steamholmes as a native I’m skeptical… #detective #steampunkchat -8:58 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @oddmonstr @FebruaryGrace Since I resolved to review…I have even more respect for reviewers. Is a tough gig! #steampunkchat -8:58 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @DelilahSDawson gladly-greaves: http://t.co/EYEn2Cx1 gauntlets http://t.co/EuFgrIS7 @RichardEPreston #steampunkchat @Jenny_Schwartz -8:58 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 If you are going to do just one review, I meant. Amazon ones are tied to sales rank. #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 Starting to worry about the “artificial identity crisis” that SP pundits claim we’re having. #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DelilahSDawson News: nothing but Dragon*Con for the next week. I’ve got to steampunk a magic wand and make a witch hat. #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Aug 24th, 2012

SteamHolmes What do you think of the Huck Finn & Tom Sawyer Steampunk New Orleans TV show recently announced? #detective #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 It’s hard, I know, people are so busy. I think Amazon helps more tho to be honest! #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Aug 24th, 2012

oddmonstr @FebruaryGrace @Jenny_Schwartz I’d love to review! Hence I’m hanging out over here kind of quiet during self-promo time #steampunkchat -8:57 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @FebruaryGrace The only reason I haven’t done more is that I’m so farking busy. DM me and we can talk about your book. #steampunkchat -8:56 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @FebruaryGrace @MichelV69 Only problem is I review on Goodreads & tend to forget to copy to Amazon. Sorry in advance 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:55 PM Aug 24th, 2012

VonMalcolm @steamboat28 I hate this quote, but “Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright.” -Sorkin #SteampunkChat -8:55 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 Closing 5min – speed round. What is news to you? #steampunkchat -8:55 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 RT @Pahua: Working on a SP essay, looking for ppl willling to be interviewed bout their thoughts on the mvmnt: pahua13@gmail #steampunkchat -8:54 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DelilahSDawson @artificer13 So put up more pics of those awesome greaves you did. Those were so cool! @RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz #steampunkchat -8:54 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DieDie4000 @unwoman Awesome! I’m currently working on an Alice Return to Madness steampunk costume for it. See pic #steampunkchat http://t.co/mlKeln2t -8:54 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @Pahua I’ll be happy to talk with you. Check your email later tonight. #steampunkchat -8:54 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 Bless your heart, it seems no one wants to review! Thank you for doing it for somebody! LOL #steampunkchat -8:54 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Pahua Working on a SP essay, looking for ppl willling to be interviewed bout their thoughts on the mvmnt contact me pahua13@gmail #steampunkchat -8:53 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @RichardEPreston @DelilahSDawson That is shamefully 😉 true! #steampunkchat -8:53 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @RichardEPreston I currently have nothing to promote, and am still shameless 😉 @Jenny_Schwartz @DelilahSDawson #steampunkchat -8:53 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 My SP series is Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin out from 47North (Amazon’s new imprint) this spring #steampunkchat #shill -8:53 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 RT @FebruaryGrace: Look inside on Amazon to read the first 4 chapters of GODSPEED…heres a link to that http://t.co/ElRWVASi #steampunkchat -8:53 PM Aug 24th, 2012

unwoman @DieDie4000 yes! I am looking forward to rocking some extra gothiness at #steamcon this year. #steampunkchat -8:52 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 I’ll review … reviewing is my 2012 resolution 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:52 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace To get the free MOBI, EPub or PDF file you just have to email me. Or you can buy it for 99 cents on Amazon if you prefer LOL #steampunkchat -8:52 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz Let me know what you think! #steampunkchat -8:51 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz @DelilahSDawson #steampunkchat SP is a great forum for shamelessness! -8:51 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace Also you can ‘look inside’ on Amazon to read the first 4 chapters of GODSPEED…here’s a link to that http://t.co/J2l2yx2l #steampunkchat -8:51 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 RT @FebruaryGrace: Personal news, I am giving away eBook copies of my SP/Lit romance hybrid GODSPEED to anyone who wants one. #steampunkchat -8:51 PM Aug 24th, 2012

VonMalcolm @DelilahSDawson Whoa, I like the title and the cover! #SteampunkChat -8:51 PM Aug 24th, 2012

theresabreaux RT @Jenny_Schwartz: #theSauderDiaries Bought! Looks great adventure RT @MichelV69: http://t.co/4B78i2Y5 #steampunkchat -8:50 PM Aug 24th, 2012

theresabreaux RT @DelilahSDawson: Oh, we’re shilling? My book 2 cover: http://t.co/7OhBLKSB #steampunkchat -8:50 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 I’m anxiously awaiting that, + 1.5 due out soon! RT @DelilahSDawson: Oh, were shilling? My book 2 cover: http://t.co/nMYYaGrb #steampunkchat -8:49 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 RT @DelilahSDawson: My book 2 cover: http://t.co/YHoY6ynM #steampunkchat -8:49 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @DelilahSDawson Shilling with style 🙂 Thx everyone who RTd my shamelessness #steampunkchat -8:49 PM Aug 24th, 2012

SteamHolmes MT @FebruaryGrace: .. right now I am giving away eBook copies of my SP/Lit romance hybrid GODSPEED to anyone who wants one. #steampunkchat -8:49 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz #theSauderDiaries Bought! Looks great adventure RT @MichelV69: http://t.co/4B78i2Y5 #steampunkchat -8:48 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DelilahSDawson Oh, we’re shilling? My book 2 cover: http://t.co/7OhBLKSB #steampunkchat -8:48 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace Thank you for the kind RTs everyone #Steampunkchat -8:48 PM Aug 24th, 2012

SteamHolmes RT @Jenny_Schwartz Shameless self-promo: Have cover for “Courting Trouble”. Out Oct 1 http://t.co/tzccKpY0 on Goodreads #steampunkchat -8:48 PM Aug 24th, 2012

unwoman @artificer13 yes! I’d be all over Up In the Aether con if I weren’t doing @ClockwrkAlchemy (my awesome friends) a 2nd year. #steampunkchat -8:47 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @cassiecaine Airship Ambassador is good. #steampunkchat -8:47 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz http://t.co/Ea4jx5Gs #steampunkchat -8:47 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @michaelv69 You made me remember a question – is there any site that keeps a list of recent/upcoming SP book releases? #steampunkchat -8:46 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 Link? #steampunkchat -8:46 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @steamboat28 Woot! Congrats 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:46 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Never mind, Tom 😉 #steampunkchat -8:45 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @Jenny_Schwartz …so I still sort of feel like, as Gaiman said, I’m “getting away with something.” #steampunkchat -8:45 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @Jenny_Schwartz Well, part of it is that I’ve just *recently* turned my writing from hobby to income… #steampunkchat -8:45 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 Well, my #steampunk novel, #theSauderDiaries was re-released this summer after sorting out the artwork debacle. #steampunkchat -8:45 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Shameless self-promo: Have cover for “Courting Trouble”. Out Oct 1 http://t.co/Yzub2C9f on Goodreads #steampunkchat #BustlepunkChronicles -8:45 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Personal projects? I noticed lots of romance publishers now list steampunk as a wanted genre 🙂 #steampunkchat Very happy bout that! -8:45 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace Personal news, right now I am giving away eBook copies of my SP/Lit romance hybrid GODSPEED to anyone who wants one. #Steampunkchat -8:44 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz bugger! If only I could write romance instead of being the dry, technical “Tom Clancy” of #steampunk! 😉 #steampunkchat -8:44 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @steamboat28 @artificer13 Good to know; I’d not heard of him before and thought you might be using some shorthand. Thanks! 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:44 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Shameless self-promo: Have cover for “Courting Trouble”. Out Oct 1 http://t.co/Yzub2C9f on Goodreads #steampunkchat #BustlepunkChronicles -8:44 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @steamboat28 I doubt you’re copying. Strong story ideas just feel as if someone must have written them already 🙂 #Steampunkchat Write on! -8:44 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston RT @Jenny_Schwartz: Personal projects? I noticed lots of romance publishers now list steampunk as a wanted genre 🙂 #steampunkchat Very happy bout that! -8:44 PM Aug 24th, 2012

SteamHolmes Noble Beast Books will launch a Kickstarter campaign for their Steam Patriots book app project in Sept #steampunkchat -8:44 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 RT @RichardEPreston: @artificer13 #steampunkchat I have an SP book coming out but not until next spring. -8:44 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace Ugh I forgot the hashtag #Steampunkchat Take two… -8:44 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @Jenny_Schwartz I have the hardest time writing any of the SP ideas that pop into my head; I always feel like a copycat. #steampunkchat -8:43 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Shameless self-promo: Have cover for “Courting Trouble”. Out Oct 1 http://t.co/Yzub2C9f on Goodreads #steampunkchat #BustlepunkChronicles -8:43 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @cassiecaine He’s “Mr. B, the Gentleman Rhymer” the chap-hop nemesis of @Prof_Elemental (professor elemental) #steampunkchat -8:43 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 #steampunkchat I have an SP book coming out but not until next spring. -8:43 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 RT @Jenny_Schwartz: I noticed lots of romance publishers now list steampunk as a wanted genre 🙂 Very happy bout that! #steampunkchat -8:43 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz Personal projects? I noticed lots of romance publishers now list steampunk as a wanted genre 🙂 #steampunkchat Very happy bout that! -8:42 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @cassiecaine in my opinion, it’s short for “Brilliant!” but I’m not sure, officially. #steampunkchat -8:42 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @artificer13 Is Mr B short for something? #steampunkchat -8:41 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 #steampunkchat I entered the SP community this spring it was a great, warm welcome. And thanks to many in here. -8:41 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 What about personal news? Anyone have projects to report on? Fiction, craft, etc? #steampunkchat -8:41 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @steamboat28 “The Tweed Album” is very solid, overall #steampunkchat -8:40 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace RT @artificer13: @Jenny_Schwartz That’s one of the best things of Steampunk- a great, inclusive crowd. #steampunkchat -8:39 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @artificer13 super excited about more Mr B, though. #steampunkchat -8:38 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @artificer13 I love Abney Park’s music, but have mostly stopped paying attention to their social media outlets. #steampunkchat -8:38 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine Any con recommendations for the northeast that are not SPWF (already go to that one :p)? #steampunkchat -8:37 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz That’s one of the best things of Steampunk- a great, inclusive crowd. #steampunkchat -8:37 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 In other news, new music from Abney Park, Mr. B., upcoming @prof_elemental, Melting Clock. LOTS of good tunes. #steampunkchat -8:37 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DelilahSDawson @unwoman Dragon*Con! AnachroCon! And I’ve heard good things about ConCarolinas & ContTemporal. I hope we do STEAMfest again. #steampunkchat -8:36 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @RichardEPreston @artificer13 Story is important. I also think that sense of welcome. Hope that stays. Place for everyone #steampunkchat -8:36 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @unwoman #steamcon is my annual thing. #steampunkchat -8:34 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @unwoman obviously there is the new “Up in the Aether” to replace World Steam Expo. That’s big news! #steampunkchat -8:34 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Call me naive, but imo if steampunk tells great stories, wider audience will come #steampunkchat #fieldofdreams -8:34 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @artificer13 Thanks. Now I have to find a way to go. =P #steampunkchat -8:34 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Unique selling point. Gotcha #steampunkchat -8:33 PM Aug 24th, 2012

unwoman #steampunkchat on a lighter note, what cons are y’all going to/excited about coming up? -8:33 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz It’s the only “full immersion” #steampunk event in the world (to date) #teslacon #steampunkchat #steampunkchat -8:33 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @unwoman but is it politics, or an abuse of the “system”? There is a BIG difference @steamboat28 #steampunkchat -8:32 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @unwoman Perhaps it seems so much larger because it spans a lot of physical distance. #steampunkchat -8:32 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Word of mouth? or what driving success? Lots of hard work #steampunkchat -8:32 PM Aug 24th, 2012

unwoman @steamboat28 I meant it: our scene is smaller than academia, which has been made fun of for vicious politics vs. low stakes. #steampunkchat -8:31 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @DelilahSDawson Ditto. I found out about it when I first saw the “declaration” #steampunkchat -8:30 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 @Jenny_Schwartz it’s basically doubled in capacity each of it’s 3 years now. #teslacon #steampunkchat -8:30 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DelilahSDawson Funny thing is, I’m a writer and a steampunk, and I’m on Goodreads, and I had *never* heard of the list until this kerfuffle. #steampunkchat -8:30 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 That is -remarkably- good news for the vitality of #steampunk scene. Lots peeps willing to spend $$ to travel. #steampunkchat -8:29 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @RichardEPreston “Lantern City” potentially coming to TV as well. #steampunkchat #Mainstream -8:29 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Wow! that’s a huge achievement #steampunkchat -8:28 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @unwoman or were you referring to something more specific, and I’m just sleep deprived? #steampunkchat -8:28 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @unwoman Is it? People still labor under the assumption that SP isn’t “big”, and I don’t think that’s the case at all. #steampunkchat -8:28 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 ~1,300 more than double last year. #teslacon #steampunkchat -8:27 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @unwoman Isn’t that the jest, tho: “Our battles are so passionate because the stakes are so low and the crowd so small?” #steampunkchat -8:27 PM Aug 24th, 2012

unwoman @MichelV69 I mean, our scene is small. The stakes are so low. We shouldn’t take ourselves so seriously. #steampunkchat -8:26 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 Wow! How many places were there? #steampunkchat -8:25 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @cassiecaine True, but it’s part of the summer news round up. In other news- Teslacon is sold out 3.5 mths in advance #steampunkchat -8:25 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @cassiecaine I agree- time to move on #steampunkchat – but it was quite helpful to me since I’m so out of it! -8:24 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DaleSRogers RT @JonathanGunson: Steam powered Dalek will sort em out http://t.co/mogS6IN3 #steampunkchat -8:24 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @unwoman Very agreed. #steampunkchat -8:24 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine Not that I’m trying to tell anyone with an opinion on this to shut up, of course 😉 I’m just curious about other news 😉 #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @RichardEPreston (SP) Compiled #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 RT @RichardEPreston: Any TOP LIST complied by people with a vested interest in the outcome should always be suspect. #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine We had a whole discussion about the Goodreads thing here at one point; anyone interested can check out the archive. #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Aug 24th, 2012

JonathanGunson Steam powered Dalek will sort em out http://t.co/mogS6IN3 #steampunkchat -8:23 PM Aug 24th, 2012

unwoman @MichelV69 @artificer13 but I think those pedestals are often overexaggerated, best ignored rather than publicly villified. #steampunkchat -8:22 PM Aug 24th, 2012

theresabreaux @michelv69 @artificer13 Too true #steampunkchat #pedestals -8:22 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @steamboat28 Any TOP LIST complied by people with a vested interest in the outcome should always be suspect. #steampunkchat -8:22 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @john_zeleznik story of my life, mate. lol #steampunkchat -8:22 PM Aug 24th, 2012

jeffreynbaker @DelilahSDawson I’ve run out of steam for today. #steampunkchat -8:21 PM Aug 24th, 2012

john_zeleznik I should be writing but…well I’m not. #steampunkchat -8:21 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 The bottom line is that celebs are put on pedestals by the people around them, & can be removed just as quick #steampunkchat -8:21 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @Jenny_Schwartz indeed! We’ll shortly see if a being can exist solely on the interwebz and still remain an “influence” #steampunkchat -8:20 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 …but you have to keep in mind that with that voice, you have a responsibility to the community; not the other way ’round. #steampunkchat -8:20 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @artificer13 Precisely. There’s nothing wrong with being a community voice, or self-promotion, but… #steampunkchat -8:20 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @john_zeleznik Hullo John! #steampunkchat -8:20 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @steamboat28 Looks to me like Evelyn Kreite is a real piece of crap … #steampunkchat -8:20 PM Aug 24th, 2012

john_zeleznik I’m really looking forward to the fourth Hunchback book from @arthurslade #steampunkchat -8:19 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @steamboat28 …opinion, I think it’s good that the community is strong enough to say “enough”. #steampunkchat -8:19 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @steamboat28 IMO, it’s the height of manipulation, to be a “Community” voice and jank it for self promotion. #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Aug 24th, 2012

theresabreaux @steamboat28 my thoughts, sad, inevitable and “Are we who are ‘part of the problem’ really going to let this ruin our day?” #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @steamboat28 SP doesn’t come down from some source on high; we all decide what it is. If one person tries to force their… #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Interesting. Intersection between internet happenings and real life gatherings #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Aug 24th, 2012

john_zeleznik Been a while good folks. #steampunkchat -8:18 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 Part of the fall out of this is that World Steam Expo will not be back, but “Up in the Aether” will be taking it’s place #steampunkchat -8:17 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MsMycroftHolmes Good Evening #Steampunkchat -8:17 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 So, while I’m catching up, what do we think about this, individually? #steampunkchat -8:17 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @cassiecaine Thanks Cassie you are a real steam peach! #steampunkchat -8:14 PM Aug 24th, 2012

SteamHolmes We could be concerned about our collective reputation. Who is causing this…kerfuffle? #steampunkchat -8:14 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @unwoman http://t.co/Aa1f4LR6 … great toy #steampunkchat -8:14 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @richardepreston Evelyn Kriete & the Goodreads thing, but also makes a statement for any similar behavior going forward. #steampunkchat -8:13 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @richardepreston …won’t be invited as guests, etc. to cons. Not banned as attendees, though. Was specifically about… #steampunkchat -8:13 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @SteamHolmes Whazzup Steam? Seven Percent Solution, Wot? #steampunkchat -8:12 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @artificer13 The fact that it’s a problem with/for the community is what makes it an SP problem, imo. #steampunkchat -8:12 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @richardepreston Several SP cons got together to publicly state that if someone causes problems in the community, they… #steampunkchat -8:12 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @steamboat28 @artificer13 Me too, no idea what it’s all about #Steampunkchat -8:11 PM Aug 24th, 2012

unwoman @steamboat28 I have a cheap consumer record player from the 90s, it still sounds great. #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Aug 24th, 2012

SteamHolmes Hello steampunk chatters! #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DelilahSDawson @artificer13 Oh, lordy. Kerfuffle is the perfect words for that. #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 @DelilahSDawson What was the Open Letter of steampunk cons about?? #steampunkchat or a link to it if too long to explain -8:11 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @cassiecaine This I’ll agree to. Whatever community it happens in, needs to police itself to be credible. #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @MichelV69 but the fact that it was perpetrated by a “mover/shaker/Professional Promoter” of SP MAKES it an SP problem #steampunkchat -8:11 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @MichelV69 @artificer13 Nice point. Not unique to steampunk #steampunkchat -8:10 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine It’s heartening to see the community police itself in some manner, though. #steampunkchat -8:10 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 @DelilahSDawson opening discussion is the goodreads kerfuffle and the Open Letter of SP cons. #steampunkchat -8:10 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @DelilahSDawson Hi Delilah! #steampunkchat -8:10 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @artificer13 Oddly enough, I don’t view this as a #steampunk problem. It’s an #indiePublishing prob, & a big #goodreads prob #steampunkchat -8:09 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 I hate to say I don’t know what that is #steampunkchat #hangsheadinsteamshame -8:09 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace @MichelV69 Thank you very much! #Steampunkchat -8:09 PM Aug 24th, 2012

theresabreaux @artificer13 “kerffuffle” is the nice word right? #steampunkchat -8:09 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @artificer13 guess I’m out of the loop on that one. *reads* #steampunkchat -8:08 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @FebruaryGrace Glad you could make it! #steampunkchat -8:08 PM Aug 24th, 2012

DelilahSDawson Hi, y’all. What’s the coggity happs? #steampunkchat -8:08 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 Hullo, all. Obviously 1 of the biggest stories in SP is the Goodreads kerfuffle and the “Open Letter” http://t.co/5PQ7KRbZ #steampunkchat -8:07 PM Aug 24th, 2012

FebruaryGrace Sorry I’m late everyone, I’m out of it tonight, but present and trying to do my best to participate :~) #Steampunkchat -8:07 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 @unwoman I’ve currently got your “Trouble” EP on loop. #marvyGoodMusic #steampunkchat -8:06 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @jonathangunson That’s amazing! #steampunkchat -8:06 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @unwoman @MichelV69 Nice! #steampunkchat -8:06 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 @unwoman I miss vinyl. My collection is gone, and even if I had it, I’d have no means of playing it. #steampunkchat -8:06 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @JonathanGunson @MichelV69 Wow will check it out! #steampunkchat -8:05 PM Aug 24th, 2012

unwoman @MichelV69 you know I’m doing great tonight! Listening to my vinyl test pressing for The Fires I Started. #steampunkchat -8:05 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz Yes will wonders never cease? lol #steampunkchat -8:04 PM Aug 24th, 2012

JonathanGunson @MichelV69 Assume you’ve seen ‘Diesel City’ site? Flip the ‘book’ pages in ‘large’ format. Incredible http://t.co/qwoack3N #Steampunkchat -8:04 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine @michelv69 Chomping at the bit for guild wars 2 to launch. Thankfully, I have this chat to keep me occupied 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:04 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 That is normal, right? lol #steampunkchat -8:04 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @theresabreaux @artificer13 Hello everyone! #steampunkchat -8:03 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @RichardEPreston How are you? You made it on time! 🙂 #steampunkchat -8:03 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @RichardEPreston @artificer13 Me? Happy winter’s over. Not so happy it’s hayfever season 🙂 #steampunkchat Oh, & I’m also #offtopic 🙂 -8:03 PM Aug 24th, 2012

steamboat28 Hola, folkies! #steampunkchat -8:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

theresabreaux @artificer13 Hiya #steampunkchat -8:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 Good evening, all. How’s everyone this evening? #steampunkchat -8:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 Hi Jenny how are you!? #steampunkchat -8:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @cassiecaine #steampunkchat Hi Cassie! -8:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 Whazzup Arti? #steampunkchat -8:01 PM Aug 24th, 2012

RichardEPreston @artificer13 Hello all steampunkchatters #steampunkchat here we go! -8:01 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz @artificer13 If I shout out “Winter’s nearly over” it’ll just derail things 🙂 Will listen quietly #steampunkchat -8:01 PM Aug 24th, 2012

cassiecaine *wave* #steampunkchat -8:01 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 Greetings all! Tonite we cover all the good, bad, & ugly #steampunk news of the summer. Who is on-board? #steampunkchat -8:00 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 RT @MichelV69: #steampunkchat starting in about 10 minutes. Should be a fun hour. -7:58 PM Aug 24th, 2012

theresabreaux RT @MichelV69: #steampunkchat starting in about 10 minutes. Should be a fun hour. -7:53 PM Aug 24th, 2012

MichelV69 #steampunkchat starting in about 10 minutes. Should be a fun hour. -7:47 PM Aug 24th, 2012

Jenny_Schwartz RT @artificer13: 1hr until #Steampunkchat! Topic- Summer News Roundup! Lots has happened this summer, we’ll discuss it all http://t.co/LyCQVZR8 chat… … -7:03 PM Aug 24th, 2012

artificer13 1hr until #Steampunkchat! Topic- Summer News Roundup! Lots has happened this summer, we’ll discuss it all http://t.co/LyCQVZR8 chat… … -7:02 PM Aug 24th, 2012

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