11.22.2011

The Last Convention of 2011 ~ Teslacon

Steampunk

Teslacon was my last convention of this year, and what a way to go out!

There were travel adventures that included ~ but were not limited to: missed flights, extensive lay overs, being verbally attacked by a psycho psychic, sushi consumption, Cleveland, lost luggage, and freezing cold. Luckily (or unluckily for her) the lovely and fantastically talented Unwoman was in the same situation as I. You know what they say about misery? Well it is all true, especially if Unwoman is the company.

@globug0822 on twitter, following the saga (which I reported via iPhone, only 3 days in my life and now I can't imagine what I did without it) wrote a little ode. My fans are so cute!

Speaking of cute fans . . .


And my fellow authorial (and ambassadorial) compatriots were pretty darn cute too.

Paul Magrs, The Airship Ambassador, Self, George Mann

All in all, once the saga of travel had ended a delightful con. Although, be warned stemapunkers, Teslacon is not like other steampunk conventions. It is what they call "Full Emersion," I'd call it a kind of mass-hysteria-meets-LARP. It was a mite startling, fortunately there was plenty of tea.

Oh and I nearly gotten taken by Steampunk Fett to be Slave Gail! Shocking!


I've also taken a great number of steampunk fashion photos which I hope to post over in Retro Rack this week. (I helped to judge the costume contest.)

Still packing for my relocation operation, if I don't get to blog again happy turkey day to those of you who celibate the festival of consumption. Catch you next week.

GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .


Your Infusion of Cute . . .


Your Tisane of Smart . . .


Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
The seven year pen.

Timeless: Now in production. The release date on Amazon is correct.

Etiquette & Espionage: Handed in last of the edits, waiting on copy edits. Release date Fall 2012.

The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Prudence floats! Release date sometime 2013. She's started waking me up in the middle of the night with ideas.

BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON'T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven't read the other books first!


Book News:

Madame Lefoux's hat box for the modern age!

Quote of the Day:
Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.
~ Unknown
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11.15.2011

Teslacon, Ho!

Steampunk
 
Friday:
  • 10-11:30AM Barnes & Noble signing (1 East Towne Mall, Madison, WI 608-241-4695)
  • Return to Teslacon, full schedule here.
  • 4-5:30PM Q&A and Reading (could be a little an excerpt from Timeless)
  • 5:30PM Crashing the publishing panel with Liz Gorinsky from TOR
  • 7:05PM Opening ceremonies
  • 8:00PM Mummy unwrapping
Saturday:
  • 11AM Signing in dealers room
  • 1-2:30PM with George Mann Q& A and reading
  • 2:30-4PM Informal talk (and hopefully tea)
  • 5:30PM Possibly judging costume contest
  • 7-7:30PM Signing
  • 8:30PM Ball and parties
Sunday:
  • 10AM Panel with George Q&A and reading
  • Possibly one quick last minute signing
Fly back.
My only event away from the convention is the Barnes & Noble signing. I'm not staying in the area at all, so if you are not attending the convention, that signing will be your only chance to see me.

GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .


Your Infusion of Cute . . .


Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Inside the mind of an octopus

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
I'm doing a twitter chat on NanNoWriMo tomorrow, Weds Nov 16 at 6PM PST. You can follow me at @gailcarriger

Timeless: Now in production. The release date on Amazon is correct.

Etiquette & Espionage: Handed in last of the edits, waiting on copy edits. Release date Fall 2012.

The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Prudence floats! Release date sometime 2013. She's started waking me up in the middle of the night with ideas.

BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON'T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven't read the other books first!


Book News:
Heartless is a 2011 Goodreads Choice Award Semifinalist Thanks everyone for mobilizing to vote for me! Semifinals round ends November 20.

Quote of the Day:
"Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person
who doesn't get it."
~ Unknown
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11.14.2011

Bad Gail, No Blog for You ~ Ketchup

Tea Pot Coach

Contest winners of the Polish and UK editions have been chosen and emailed. As always, thank you all for playing. Worry not, Gentle Reader, there are bound to be more give aways in the future. You know it's one of my favorite things to do.
So sorry to have been a bad blogger, moving is hell on an OCF (as my friends say: it's not a disorder, it's a function). It's likely to continue a little while longer. My life is full of boxes, and will remain so through the end of the month.


I find myself contemplating the ramifications of psychological safety objects; i.e. the things one can not stand to pack until the very last minute. In my, case these seem to be my desk, one tea cup, the kettle, and my clothes. What does that say about me as a person? I'm a writer, tea aficionado, and superficial? Or, I invest identity in paperwork, am addicted to caffeine, and like to stay warm? You'd think it would be shoes and books but they are already boxed. (For your edification 49 pairs of shoes fits into 3 plastic tubs.)


3 grocery bags of clothing have gone to consignment, 3 bags to friends plus 2 bags of sewing stuff. About 10 bags of clothing plus other items have gone to charity, and one bag of books to the library. Conclusion from this mathematic word problem? I was living with too much crap.

GAIL'S DAILY DOSE

Your Moment of Parasol . . .


Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Tiny working digital camera
Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Amazing video on dressing for the 1870s.

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
Link not working, no time to de-bug, sorry.

Timeless: Now in production. The release date on Amazon is correct.

Etiquette & Espionage: Handed in last of the edits, waiting on copy edits. Release date Fall 2012.

The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Prudence floats! Release date sometime 2013. She's started waking me up in the middle of the night with ideas.

BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT! Really, DON'T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven't read the other books first!


Book News:
One of my male reader comes out of the woodwork.

Quote of the Day:
"Tea's proper use is to amuse the idle, and relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannot use exercise, and will not use abstinence."
~ Samuel Johnson

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