Thursday, May 31, 2012

Chap book'n

So a few of us are going to Dorian's Parlor this Saturday to sell some of the chap books.  I have to say I've kinda' taken Dorians for granted, and now that it is moving to a quarterly event I'm going to miss it.  More to the point, I'm going to miss the opportunity to promote, mingle and be steam-ic every moth.  Now I will have to schedule my steam-outings and I'm sure my Fall schedule will not work with a single date in Sept or Oct.

So after this half-assed last minute attempt to stay visible in the Philly steampunk community (thanks to Prof. Donnelly for letting us pilot fish off his table) we will be forced to make our own magic in 2012.  We do have a book signing in July at Between Books, maybe it's time to make my own magic anyway.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Camp Friendship

The first IAAC encampment was successfully erected at Steampunk Worlds Fair 2012!  Head over to and hit the gallery for pics (which means now I gotta go over there and add friggin pics)
The goal of Camp Friendship was to introduce the fiction of the IAAC, and introduce our newly released promotional chap book The Five Sisters.  If you were not lucky enough to attend SPWF or sober enough to buy a copy of the chapbook you can order a copy from the steampulp site (oh christ, now I have to set that up too!)
I would like to thank all the members of the IAAC for the hard work they put in building the camp, especially Mr. Stout who once again proved you don't need rhythm to build great furniture!

I would also like to thank Mr. Boote' for suggesting the name Camp Friendship in place of the original Camp Stone A Foreigner, which in retrospect probably would not have made as nice an impression on our new Japanese friends.  The French band never showed up so the alternative Camp Bomb Paris was probably also fine but it didn't fit on the place cards as well.

Also thanks to Captain Owen for falling asleep in camp and guarding all the alcohol we left lying around-well thanks to his mechanical bird for watching the alcohol anyway.

Once again the props got better media coverage than me, and this year it was the ThuLu who was a hit with the photographers and the ladies.  Six tentacles and no waiting!

Now we are discussing how best to set up a version indoors for events this summer and possibly Wicked Fair 2013.
Lastly, the IAAC is recruiting!  If you are ready to serve the Empire, there may be a place on the front lines of peaceful Amerikan expansion and conquest for you! aren't French are you?

New Beginnings

Hello!  If you are reading this...then my mom isn't the only one who comes here!
Like patient zero this blog has risen from the dead and I promise to upkeep it better...more like a way to track the growth of the IAAC-The Imperial Amerikan Air Corp™ and the launch of Steam Powered Tales OF Awesomeness ...and less like the way I kept up the goldfish that died in my dorm in the eighties and stunk up the whole floor while I was busy living in sin with my girlfriend!

But enough about sex in the eighties!  You are here for Steampunk News!