After months of deliberations, ideas, and conspiracies, we can finally reveal our plans for this year. We want EuroSteamCon Portugal to keep growing and be better, for it to be something different from last year. For that purpose we have created an Indiegogo campaign to help us finance the convention and our expenses, and we need your help to make this possible!
To know more about this you can read the campaign’s page. The Court thanks you for any help you can give!
We have to announce a slight change to our schedule: Brian Kesinger is going to be unavailable for the Google Hangout, but do not despair, the Court has taken care of it!
On October 4th, a sunday, at 6:30pm GMT / 10:30am PDT, will be talking with Ed Greenwood. Well known for creating the Forgotten Realms world and for writing numerous books in that same universe, he’s now experimenting with the world of steampunk, with The Iron Assassin. Besides still contributing to the world of Forgotten Realms with articles and others, he’s an avid roleplayers, and works as a bookclerk at his city’s library.
Hot pulp fiction: a steampunk Frankenstein is a weapon of death in an alternate 19th-century England
On an Earth that is not our own, Victoria never ascended the throne; the House of Hanover held England only briefly before being supplanted by the House of Harminster. It is a time of gaslamps and regularly scheduled airship flights, of trams and steam-driven clockwork with countless smoke-belching stacks. London, the capitol of the Empire of the Lion, is a filthy, crowded, fast-growing city where a series of shocking murders threatens the throne itself.
Energetic young inventor Jack Straker believes he has created a weapon to defend the Crown: a reanimated, clockwork-enhanced corpse he can control. He introduces “the Iron Assassin” to the highly placed Lords who will decide if Straker’s invention becomes a weapon of the Lion—or something to be destroyed.
It quickly becomes apparent that the Iron Assassin is more self-willed than Straker intended, and that the zombie’s past life is far more sinister than Straker thought. Has he created a runaway monster? Or the best guardian the Lion could ever hope for?
Bring your questions to the Hangout! On that day we’ll share the links to the video on our Facebook page.
The next Google Hangouts will happen during EuroSteamCon Portugal 2015, as part of the schedule. However, they will still me transmitted live so everyone can watch them and participate.
On Saturday October 3rd, at 6:30pm (GMT) / 10:30am (PDT), we’ll be speaking with James Lopez, the director of Hullabaloo, a series of 4 animation shorts still in production. This project was funded through Indiegogo and it has a team of animation veterans who’ve worked in big projects, specially in Disney, and who want to preserve the art of 2D hand drawn animation.
It’s the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father – the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring – missing without a trace. The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.
If you have any questions you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, or make them in the Hangout itself. The links will also show up on the event’s page on Facebook, and on our page.
After weeks of plans, ideas, conspiracies, and attempts at being secretive, we can finally announce – EuroSteamCon is coming back to Portugal in 2015! The Northern Court took up this project, previously organized by Clockwork Portugal, and we promise a convention worthy of the steampunk genre.
The convention will happen on the 3rd and 4th of October, so make sure your schedule is free those days. The place will be announced soon, as will some other surprises!
Suggestions and ideas are always welcome! Start getting your steam machines ready, and see you next time!