Hosted by GASP radio show host and fellow author Steven C.Davis and I, by the kind permission of Scott and Amy at Southcart, the event aims to raise funds and awareness for the charity New Futures Nepal. NFN works with disadvantaged children and adults in Nepal, including in some of the areas hit by the devastating earthquakes earlier this year.
Saturday's event will include a raffle with all proceeds going to the charity, and will also be the launch of an anthology of short, 'flash' fiction, each donated by various authors including many of those appearing on Saturday; and all profits from the anthology will also go to New Futures Nepal. Although the anthology won't be available to buy until later in the year, you'll be able to hear some of the stories from it on Saturday, and you can also sign up to a mailing list to be alerted when it hits the shops.
As well as readings from a range of steampunk authors, of course, we have a talk from Kevin Cooper of Steampunk Kaleidoscopes about his various inventions, and from Miranda T about steampunk fashion; and of course we also have tea duelling, with a medal awarded to the winner.
Do join us tonight on the GASP facebook event; and you can listen via tune-in or via the BLAST app. And do try to make sure you join us on Saturday, it should be a great event!