Nova Albion Schedule & Details

My dear Gentle Reader, this weekend is Nova Albion, my local Steampunk convention. This will be my last steampunk event of the year (I think). I am pulling out all the costuming stops, look for fun fun Retro Rack posts in the up coming weeks as a result.

The convention is at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara (5101 Great America Parkway).


I will be there hanging out at the Victorian Ball from 8:00-midnight, although knowing me I may not last that late.


noon ~ 1pm: Steampunk Writer’s Round Table
Room: Stevens Creek
with Kitty NicIanian, Thomas Willeford, and Priscilla Troy

2 ~ 3:30pm: Reading from C&C, Q&A, Signing
Room: Stevens Creek

Other then that, I will most likely be found in Miss Kalendar's Salon, Room 1232, drinking tea.

In the evening I will be milling around at the various parties and events.


1 ~ 2pm: Write & Publish Steampunk Literature
Room: Stevens Creek
with Ryvenna Lewis, Mark Anderson, and J. Daniel Sawyer

I'm hoping this will be a pretty low key convention, I look forward to meeting people in person, relaxing and generally practicing my etiquette on all and sundry.

I won't be back blogging until Monday or Tuesday so in the meantime, here are a few more Etiquette & Espionage reviews. Thanks again to all who took the time to write them.


Your Moment of Parasol . . .
1885-1890  The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1885-1890 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Malleable Wooden Surface

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .
The Unnecessary Shame Writers Feel When Getting Feedback

Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third: Writing rough draft.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ trade paperback available in the US October 13, 2013.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date November 2013. My ARCs have arrived, contest to come.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition Nov. 19 2013.
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.

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

The Omnibus hardback editions are limited run through the SciFi Bookclub only.

The manga editions available in print.

Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!

The first Finishing School book ~ OUT NOW, The second Finishing School book ~ Nov. 5, 2013
Book News:
On the Parasol Protectorate USA Today says, “This steampunk series has it all... If you want a little bit of everything — cogs, contraptions, vamps and wolves — then check out this series.”

Quote of the Day:
“To be sold cheap, a mail phaeton, the property of a gentleman with a moveable head, as good as new.”
~ Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine November 1872

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