Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Let's Get Steamy 2.0 Update!

It's creeping up on us guys! I know...I know...I've still got a couple months of waiting...but I can barely contain my excitement for what is building up to be a Steampunk event of Epic Porportions!
As a recap:
Last February was the first ever Let's Get Steamy: A Celebration of All Things Steampunk! Let's Get Steamy is an annual (as of now) feature that showcases all aspects of the Steampunk Genre! I basically take over my own blog with a barragement of Steampunk posts until you can't even contemplate how awesome each and every visit to the blog is. And when I say every aspect,  I mean EVERY aspect. Last year saw artists, musicians, authors, jewelers and SO much more all drawing together to show off the amazingly creative and awesome genre! Due to the MASSIVE success of Let's Get Steamy last year, I've decided to host it once again!

First of all...to those of you scratching your heads and wondering if you are reading the right words on the screen. YES. STEAM-PUNK...if you don't know what that phrase means take a quick stop right  HERE and read a post from last year about  Steampunk 101 to try and get an idea. We don't want you confused!

February is coming up FAST so I am starting my hunt for authors to feature for the event! I've already received quite a few offers and I am finding some absolutely AMAZING new Steampunk authors so you all should be getting your corsets and cravats ready so that you can join us for this celebration full of clockwork, gadgets, and awesomeness!

I want to make this year's celebration even bigger and better than ever! I've already started stockpiling prizes (believe me guys...there are some AMAZING prizes this year!) and making pleas to artists and authors to be part of the event and I need your help! I would LOVE It if you, my AMAZING followers could help spread the word about the event! Tweet, Blog, Facebook, Tumble, ANYTHING to get author's and other blogger's attention! And remember...some of the best Steampunk artists and fashionistas are on Etsy so don't forget to ask them too!! Here's a premade tweet to make it easy for you!

" Calling all Steampunk Authors! Participate in  s Let's Get Steamy 2.0! Celebrate all things Steampunk! RT PLZ "

As a bonus, for every place you spread the word, come back here and leave a comment. I will pick a random comment every few weeks and give out a Steampunk book of your choice (up to 10$) just for spreading the word! This giveaway will continue until I have absolutely NO spaces to fill up on the schedule so get to spreading the word! The more places and times you post about Let's Get Steamy, the more chances you have to win!!!

If YOU are an author of a Steampunk novel, series, short story, whatever, and want to be featured on Let's Get Steamy 2.0, feel free to email me! (andralynn7@gmail.com). I will include the tentative schedule below and keep updating it as authors, artists, and guest posters decide to participate!

Let's Get Steamy 2.0 Tentative Schedule!
2/1- Opening of Let's Get Steamy Post! Guest Post: Jude the Steampunk Gypsy
2/2- Guest Post Introduction To Steampunk, Review: The Infernal Devices
2/3-Guest Post History of Steampunk, Review: The Time Machine
Victorian England
 2/4- Gail Carriger (Interview +Giveaway)
 2/5- Philippa Ballantine: Interview, Review, Giveaway
 2/6-Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris: Guest Post and Review #2
 2/7- Guest Post: World Steam Expo (Dahl's Doll)
2/8- Karina Cooper (2 Reviews, Interview, Giveaway!)
2/9- Review: Timeless by Gail Carriger, Guest Post: Steampunk Romance (Ruby's Reads)

2/11- Review: The Hunchback Assignments, Movie Feature: Hugo (2011)
2/12-Guest Post: Steampunk Lifestyle (Aron Beattiger)
2/13-Innocent Darkness by Suzane Lazar
2/14- Artist Spotlight: Ever After Esther
2/15- Guest Post: Nerds are Sexy! Why you should date a Mad Scientist!
2/16- Short Story Saturday: The Mammoth Book of Steampunk
2/17- Review: The Girl in the Clockwork Coller by Kady Cross (+ Interview)
The Weird West
2/18- Review: The Buntline Special
2/19- Movie Feature: The Wild Wild West (Movie)
2/22- TV Feature: The Wild Wild West (TV Show)
Steampunk Favorites
2/25- Cherie Priest (Reviews, Interview +Giveaway!)
2/26- Jay Lake (Review)

And guess what?? I don't need just books to review! I would love to feature other bloggers, authors, even just crazy Steampunk Readers who know a lot about the genre! I have a list of guest posts that I would like to showcase on the blog and would love to have you!  Check out the list below and just send me an email (andralynn7@gmail.com) letting me know which one you'd like! Or you could write your own guest post! I would love to include anything you guys would like to write about, as long as it revolves around Steampunk!

Guest Posts Needed: 
Intro to Steampunk
History of Classic Steampunk (First wave..i.e. LITERAL Victorians) 
History of Modern Steampunk (Second Wave...i.e. modern popular Steampunk)
History/Futuristic Steampunk...(I.E. Cyberpunk, Futuristic, etc) 
Steamiest Men in Steampunk
Nerds are Sexy: Why Date a Mad Scientist, Engineer, Alchemist, Etc?
Steampunk Conventions: Her Royal Majesty's Steampunk Symposium 
Steampunk Conventions- Clockwork Con
Steampunk Conventions: World Steam Expo
Steampunk Conventions: (OTHER)
Where is Steampunk Going?

Ha! You thought I had forgotten prizes?? Of course not!
One of the most fun parts of Let's Get Steamy last year was to reward the dedicated commentators, posters, and featured bloggers with snazzy gadgets, cool fashions, music and more! I'll tease you with just a few of the featured items I will be having up for grabs!

I will once again be featuring a vest made from Esther at Once Upon a Bustle ...She was one of my most popular Fashionistas last year and I can't wait to have her back! My brother had decided to adopt the vest that I have up for grabs..but I had to hide it from him so that I could give it to one of the lucky followers from Let's Get Steamy 2.0!No worries...he didn't get his smelly boy germs on it...in fact he looked quite dapper and I may have converted another to my Steampunkish cause!

Goggles! Yes! I will be featuring a pair of custom made, completely original creations! Though not as extensive as the picture above, they are undoubtedly very cool and definitely something that any Steampunk fan will want in their dressing cabinet. :) Those are just TWO of the awesome prizes lined up, not including books and movies and countless author giveaways being planned!

Thanks in advance for spreading the word you guys! You never cease to amaze me by being such fabulous followers and friends! I hope to see you all stopping by as more posts go up and of course during all of my regular blog features!


  1. Tweeted
    posted a link on FB
    posted a link on Google+

  2. Dude! Yes! I am so excited for this. I loved it last year. :D

  3. I loved this the last time and what you have planned now sounds even more awesome! I'm excited already! :D

    I tweeted here.

  4. Oh now this sounds so good. Great idea. I look forward to all the posts when the time comes.

  5. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/kuro_rin01/status/278487180295417856

    P.S. The button says February...2012? o.o