SCW Special Guest Announcement: Karen J. Carlisle

Steampunk CommuniTea Weekend Special Guest Author Karen J Carlisle is a writer and illustrator of speculative fiction – steampunk, Victorian mystery and fantasy. She graduated in 1986, from Queensland Institute of Technology, with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Optometry, and lives in Adelaide with her family and the ghost of her ancient Devon Rex … More SCW Special Guest Announcement: Karen J. Carlisle

SCW Special Guest Announcement: Tony Ballard-Smoot

Steampunk Community Weekend Special Guest Costumer and Luminary Tony is a modern day Renaissance man, a veritable Jack of all trades. His skills encompass a wide range from the athletic to the artistic, combining such activities as swordplay, martial arts, and archery with modeling, costuming, and theatre, both on stage and on screen. Tony works … More SCW Special Guest Announcement: Tony Ballard-Smoot

SCW Special Guest Announcement: Lisa Hager

Steampunk CommuniTea Weekend Special Guest Professor and Dandy Lisa Hager is an Associate Professor of English and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha, where they direct the LGBTQIA Resource Center. Their current book project looks at the intersections of trans studies and Victorian studies, and they have published articles … More SCW Special Guest Announcement: Lisa Hager

SCW Special Guest Announcement: Jamie Butler

Steampunk CommuniTea Weekend Special Guest Costumer Jamie Butler is a talented artist, milliner, costumer, and owner of two small businesses; Madcity Madhatter and Kitsune Costuming. She has judged costuming competitions, helped run conventions, and lead multiple workshops in making hats/headdresses. Her presence mainly exists on Instagram and Facebook in fanciful photo-shoots, but she is slowly … More SCW Special Guest Announcement: Jamie Butler

SCW Special Guest Announcement: Day Al-Mohamed

Steampunk CommuniTea Weekend Special Guest Author and Documentarist Day Al-Mohamed is an author, filmmaker, and disability policy expert with over 15 years of experience. Currently a Senior Policy Advisor with the Federal government, she is a proven leader in organizational transformation, legislation and regulation development/analysis, and innovative program design. A sought-after presenter and moderator, Ms. … More SCW Special Guest Announcement: Day Al-Mohamed

SCW Special Guest Announcement: Kate Martin

Steampunk CommuniTea Weekend Special Guest Costumer & Performer Hailing from the Bay Area, California, Kate Martin is an award-winning costumer and prop-builder, as well as a comedy writer and immersive actor. She has been involved with the steampunk community since 2009. With a wealth of costuming and historical knowledge, Martin elevates every panel through her … More SCW Special Guest Announcement: Kate Martin

SCW Special Guest Announcement: Catherine Lundoff

Steampunk CommuniTea Weekend Special Guest Author & Publisher Catherine Lundoff is the publisher at Queen of Swords Press, a small genre fiction publisher based in Minneapolis that specializes in fiction from out of this world. Queen of Swords Press publishes Catherine’s books as well as fantasy, steampunk, science fiction and horror by A.J. Fitzwater, Alex … More SCW Special Guest Announcement: Catherine Lundoff

SCW Guest Announcement: Captain Cynthia Ravenswood

Steampunk CommuniTea Weekend Special Guest Luminary Introducing Captain Cynthia Ravenswood: founder of the Wild Rose Tea Scouts and member of Madame Saffron Hemlock’s Parasol Dueling League for Steampunk Ladies.  She has led several beginner Parasol Dueling workshops and organized regional and national championships in the Northern Realms of Her Majesty’s Kingdom.  In addition to dueling, … More SCW Guest Announcement: Captain Cynthia Ravenswood

SCW Guest Announcement: Alex Acks

Steampunk CommuniTea Weekend Special Guest Author Alex Acks is an award-winning writer, Book Riot contributor, geologist, and sharp-dressed sir. Angry Robot Books has published their novels HUNGER MAKES THE WOLF (winner of the 2017 Kitschies Golden Tentacle award) and BLOOD BINDS THE PACK under the pen name Alex Wells. Their steampunk novella collection, MURDER ON … More SCW Guest Announcement: Alex Acks

SCW Guest Announcement: Danielle McKinney

Steampunk CommuniTea Weekend Special Guest Costumer Danielle McKinney is an independent artist and enrolled member of the Brothertown Indian Nation. An advocate of accessible fashion, she is the owner of Intaglio Couture; an atelier focusing on Neo-Victorian, Steampunk, and custom corsetry. Located in the Midwest, she caters to the LGBTQIA community and non-standard sizes. She … More SCW Guest Announcement: Danielle McKinney