My panel schedule for Steamcon ( Oct 26 – 28, 2012 ) is all set:

Fire in the Boiler: Making Your Steampunk Novel Unforgettable Regency B 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Friday
What makes you a pick up a book and not want to put it down? Why do you want to stay in the novel rather than go back to reality? Come get tips and tricks of the trade for grabbing your reader’s attention and holding it. Conflict, characterization, setting, and pacing!

T.E. MacArthur Autograph Session
Autograph Table (near Artist Alley) 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Saturday

Victorian Clothing & Construction: Foundations for Steampunk
Regency C 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Saturday
As Steampunk clothing begins and grows from Victorian attire, here’s an opportunity to examine the base fashions on which to build.

Putting History into Steampunk Fiction
Regency B 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Saturday
Learn how to incorporate actual history and fanciful storytelling into something beyond gears and airships (although there is nothing wrong with those!) Information on the basic cultures of the Victorian world: manners, language, clothing, events, and technology. Plus we can talk about ways to get your book into print.

The Volcano Lady Reading
Cedar 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Sunday
The Volcano Lady follows the adventures of Victorian lady scientist Lettie Gantry through the dangers of historical 19th century and the imagination of Jules Verne.

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