The biggest news involved a title released in 2021, as P. Djèlí Clark’s A Master of Djinn won a Nebula Award. But 2022 also saw its share of notable releases, including a new trilogy from Shelley Adina and R.E. Scott, a Parasol Protectorate compendium from Gail Carriger, and the final entry in George Mann’s Newbury & Hobbes series.
Games, an art book, and a beloved gaslamp fantasy comic were the top draws among steampunk-related Kickstarter campaigns in 2022. Leviathans: The Great War attracted the most funding, but two other projects – Sherlock Holmes the Awakened and Girl Genius: The Exorcism Engines – had the largest numbers of backers.
Four steampunk-related campaigns have launched in the past week, joining three others that are still in progress. If that’s not enough, at least five additional campaigns are set to launch in the near future.
The convention takes places Sept. 29-Oct. 2 in San Diego. This year’s theme is “Haunted Holidays,” which will be reflected in a fashion show on Saturday along with panels, a ghost tour, and more.
Now under the guidance of Adam Savage, the event took on aspects of a maker exhibition
SiliCon, previously known as Silicon Valley Comic Con, happened Aug. 27-28, and since it was within hailing distance of The Steampunk Explorer World Headquarters, we hopped on our airship (cleverly disguised as a BART train) to take a gander.
It’s not jam-packed with steampunk programming, but we’ve scoured the panel schedule for sessions that may be of interest. Fans of science fiction and fantasy more broadly can get early looks at some highly anticipated films and TV series.
The Exorcism Engines is the seventh volume in The Second Journey of Agatha Heterodyne and the 20th overall since the series launched in 2001. PDFs of the series will be available for half off through the end of the crowdfunding campaign.
Boston Metaphysical Society creator Madeleine Holly-Rosing is funding a new trade paperback collection while Flatline Comics is seeking support for the second issue of Last Ride of the 4 Horsemen: Conquest.
L.A.-based writer Peter Miriani is crowdfunding Aldous Spark and the Feast of the Unspoiled, the second in a four-part series of graphic novels. Meanwhile, Ernoldas Pocius is back on Kickstarter with jewelry made from watch movements.
Hopeless, Maine Book Two: Inheritance is the second in a series of new editions for the popular graphic novels. Rewards also include an RPG, prose novel, and Tarot deck.