Thursday, 21 June 2012
Steampunk Thursday: The Great Elephant
OMGGM* it's Hannibal, the pachyderm-droid from Pax Britannia: Anno Frankenstein!
Actually it's The Machines de l'Ile's Great Elephant.
12 metres high, 8 metres wide and 21 metres long, this incredible contraption weighs 48.4 tons. Constructed of wood and metal, motive power is provided by a 450 horsepower engine. It includes an indoor lounge with French windows and balconies, and there is a terrace accessible by stairs.On, and it travels at a speed of 1-3 km per hour.
And while we're on the subject of all things steampunk, and Anno Frankenstein in particular, don't forget that the Victorian Steampunk Society is launching a series of awards voted for by UK Steampunks attending The Asylum each year.
These are awards for work first published/released between January 1 and December 31, 2011, and will be made for a tangible piece of work, which means that Anno Frankenstein is eligible.
But even if you're not attending The Asylum yourself this year, you can still suggest a category and nominate in it. The best suggestions will incorporate into the awards. These forms will be used to draw up a shortlist of nominees, and of course being shortlisted is of course an accolade in itself. The voting form will be made available to all Asylum convention adult attendees and results will be announced at the Empire Ball.
Just so you know...
And lastly, there still time to vote for your preferred story ending to Time's Arrow: Black Swan.
Simply head over to the Abaddon Facebook page and post 'A' or 'B' after the status update that starts 'WHAT WILL COME OF OUR DASHING HERO NEXT?'
Or, alternatively, you can email your choice of 'A' or 'B' to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have until 25 June 2012 to cast your vote.
* A vernacular term meaning 'Oh my goodness gracious me'.