The Gaslight Gathering Steampunk Convention will be held from May 2-4 in San Diego, California at the Town and Country Hotel. The theme is “A Martian Holiday” and I’m honored to be back as a presenter this year. Among the guests of honor are author Cherie Priest and Gentleman Rapper, Professor Elemental. You can find more information at the convention’s website: gaslightgathering.org.
My schedule at Gaslight Gathering is as follows:
Friday, May 2
8:30-10:30 pm – Martian Astronomy Viewing. I’ll be bringing my 8-inch telescope to Gaslight Gathering. Weather permitting, drop by the pool area and catch a glimpse of the red planet!
Saturday, May 3
2:00-3:00 pm – Mars: A Land Across the Aether. Come to Garden Salon I and learn how Mars went from being a point of light in the sky to a place people dreamed of visiting during the Victorian Age. Among the people who studied Mars during the Victorian age were Queen Victoria’s watercolor teacher, a prominent Italian astronomer, the brother of Harvard’s president, and Nikola Tesla!
4:00-5:00pm – Steampunk Poetry Salon Denise Dumars and I will be hosting a workshop and reading at the Brittany Room. Whether you are a late-Romantic, Pre-Raphaelite, Decadent, or Martian ambassador, we invite you to enjoy our literary salon and learn from these widely published poets. Bring your own work and a notebook or infernal device upon which to write.
Sunday, May 4
1:00-2:00pm – AutographingI’ll be signing my wares in the dealer’s room. Come learn what’s new and what I have coming soon!
If you’re in San Diego next weekend, I hope I’ll see you at Gaslight Gathering!