I will be attending the Tell-Tale Steampunk Festival this weekend at the Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley, April 1-2. Tell-Tale Steampunk is Baltimore’s first Steampunk Convention. It is a weekend long event and will feature workshops, vendors, entertainment, music, and educational panels. This years theme is based on the writings of Baltimore’s own Edgar Allan Poe’s. Registration opens at 10:30am on Saturday and Sunday.
There will be workshops from a Cabinet of Curiosity, assorted leather work, steampunk hats, exquisite needlework, making your own tea blend, and more. Check out the full schedule of events for the weekend.
I will be there all my steampunk and fantasy books, including my new steampunk historical fiction Corsair and the Sky Pirates from Curious Corvid Publishing and my three-time award-winning steampunk fantasy The Last Magus: A Clockwork Heart. I will be selling and signing my books, and let me announce here about a special I’ll be running—Buy TWO books, get one FREE! Look for me in my full steampunk regalia in the hallway just past the registration table near the main entrance. I’ll have some freebies with me so please stop by!
A brilliant inventor… A prolific writer… A chance meeting between Nikola Tesla and Jules Verne catapulted the world into a new kind of power. Using meteor fragments from a comet named Uriel, they created a world powered not by combustion but by steam. The incredible inventions that followed launched the world into an industrial revolution ahead of its time… a steampunk revolution.
While Tesla’s inventions were designed to ease people’s day-to-day burdens, Thomas Edison’s ERP Corporation used their power and influence to ensure people paid for their modern miracles. One man brought hope to the people as he pursued Tesla’s dream of invention for the everyday person. His exploits were legendary, his crew infamous, and his airship a vision of the future . . . Corsair and the Sky Pirates!Corsair and the Sky Pirates from Curious Corvid Publishing
The Tell-Tale Steampunk Festival was the brainchild of Kolleen Kilduff (Design by Night Accessories) and Donna McClaren (The Baroness). These two wonderfully talented woman are working together to create a different kind of steampunk event that focuses on the guests being more actively involved within the event itself. This would include more make/take style workshops, physical show/tell panels, active participation games & entertainment (including new mini events with teas in mind). If you have any questions, you can reach them by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Piggott is an award-winning independent author of several fantasy/steampunk novels and short stories. A 23-year U.S. Navy veteran, his stories will take you from the shores of eternal Avalon to a dystopian steampunk future and other worlds.
The Forever Avalon fantasy book series—including Forever Avalon, The Dark Tides, and The Outlander War—is available online at Amazon and other booksellers. His fantasy steampunk novel, The Last Magus: A Clockwork Heart, is available through Lulu and other booksellers.
Cross over The River of Souls in a fantasy novella and the steampunk historical fiction, Corsair and the Sky Pirates from Curious Corvid Publishing. The Last Magus: Dragonfire and Steel and The Prometheus Engine: Book Four of the Forever Avalon Series, are coming soon. Stay tuned for more new fantastic stories from the imagination of Mark Piggott.