I have a dragon hoody...
That is all.
A very brief blog this week. After all, a picture speaks a thousand words. Though I'll start you with five...
I have a dragon hoody...
That is all.
CRIMSON CLOCKS NEED YOU!
That's right, splendid people, we need your help.
Crimson Clocks would like to make a jolly video for one of our songs, and we'd like YOU - all of you - to be the cinematographers and the stars...
We're playing on Saturday 21st June in Doncaster, as part of the weekend events. And we'd like to ask all of you who come to see us to capture some footage of us playing one of our choons, and also a clip of your good selves listening, and send it to us.
We're hoping for a rich tapestry of clips of us, of Trevor the cat, of anything clock related, and of course of you. - and we're hoping that we may have some steampunk background artefacts courtesy of Amy's Steampunk (Curiosities) Emporium. We'll stitch them all together, and make a video, which will then be available on Youtube featuring your footage, and you, as well as us....
We'll announce which track it will be for at bit closer to the time, and of course, we'll remind you from the stage too! And if you can't wait til Doncaster to hear us, don't forget we have a few tavailable for listening here, and of course all our tunes are also available via bandcamp.
So what do you say? Fancy being in a video? Fancy filming some Clocks related shenanigans? Be there and be in it!
Nearly two weeks since the Commandery event - doesn't time fly! Or is that just when I throw the alarm clock out of the window...? Anyway, in a mini retrospective, Sunday at The Commandery saw us sharing a trading room with the fabulous Amy's Steampunk (Curiosities) Emporium, manufacturers of steampunk marvels...
Sarah (of Amy's - Amy is the husky!) has now read both of The Automata Wars books; and was a great advocate to those who came in! Tag-team selling abounded, as Amy's bookmarks make a wonderful pairing with one of our books... Amy's Emporium will have details of The Automata Wars books with them as they head out and about - do make sure to take a look at their stall!
Amy's Emporium were just some of the many friends encountered at the Commandery, and it was a great couple of days. Thanks also to those who came along to both workshop sessions on Monday - those events featured our youngest ever attendees, all of whom were very knowledgeable about The Hobbit! And especial thanks go to Jo and the staff of the Commandery for making the event happen.
Our next event is Steampunk Doncaster, where along with Steven C. Davis I'll be holding a book reading, and also performing the last 'Hobbit - Steampunk'd' workshop for a while, so don't miss it if you want to take part. If that isn't enough, Crimson Clocks will also be performing at the Saturday evening event at Doncaster, alongside BB Blackdog and Montague Jacques Fromage, with burlesque from Scarlet Butterfly - more details for that on the events page.
If you can't wait until Doncaster, don't forget you can catch occasional whitterings from me on the GASP (Gothic, Alternative, Steampunk and Progressive) web radio show, hosted by Steven C. Davis on BLAST1386, every Tuesday 8-10pm UK time. This week: a Zombageddon Vs Vampocalypse special - tune in, and don't forget to join the facebook event for extra ideas on how to survive (or possibly for recipes for brains...)
Another fantastic steampunk weekend, this time at The Commandery in Worcester; and a fuller report will be forthcoming next week as it was fairly late by the time I got unpacked and sorted yesterday!
As usual, though, Steven C. Davis and I encountered a truly splendiferous group of people, who came along to our workshops, stopped and chatted at our stand, and even bought a couple of books....
Were you one of those intrepid book buyers? Have you started reading yet? Or perhaps you're one of the lovely folk we encountered at a previous event, and already have read your copy... if so, then this mission is for YOU!
That's right, lovely people, The Automata Wars needs you! And so do all the other books from The Last Line publishing house, and from all the other small independent publishing houses too.
Small publishers have correspondingly small marketing budgets. So to be successful, they need a couple of things. Firstly - good books, naturally. But secondly - support from readers who enjoy those books. So if you HAVE enjoyed a publication from a small publisher, then please tell others. You can share links on your facebook, twitter, google +, forum of choice, or any other media platform I've forgotten about. You can post reviews of said tomes on Goodreads or Amazon, or other book related pages. And hopefully, other people will read what you've written, or see what you've shared, and be tempted to have a look for themselves...
Thanks for sharing!
I'm a writer of steampunk/ fantasy fiction, singer/musician and writer at LM Cooke Music, singer in the parody band Mediaeval Biaetches, occasional historian, and co-presenter of the Gothic Alternative Steampunk and Progressive web radio show. Here I will ramble vaguely about stuff. Friends, countrymen, and people who aren't countrymen, lend me your ears...