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Gaslight Gathering - May 6-8, 2011 -- San Diego, California by ( 06 May 2011 / ) - Literary Guest of Honor: Kim Newman
Maker Guest of Honor: Nick Baumann of the League of S.T.E.A.M.

Hotel: Town and Country Hotel San Diego

San Diego is hosting the first steampunk and Victoriana convention in Southern California on May 6-8, 2011 at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center. This will be a grand opportunity for steampunks and historians to gather, learn at the workshops, show off their finery, see the fantastic art, and listen to fun music.

Steampunk is about Victorian superscience and the imagined technology and clothing that inventors, adventurers and scientists of that time might use and wear. In the movies it showed up in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and The Wild, Wild West. Fancy machines, beautiful gadgets made of wood and brass, clock parts and gears exemplify the genre.

Nebula Awards Weekend -- May 19-22, 2011 -- Washington DC by ( 19 May 2011 / ) - WHEN: May 19-22, 2011
WHERE: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut N.W., Washington D.C.

The Nebula Awards Weekend will be held Thursday, May 19th to Sunday, May 22nd at the Washington Hilton hotel in Washington D.C. – home of the national monuments, the Smithsonian museums, and the national government.

Featured workshops are Warfare for Writers (limited to twenty-five people); Reading Aloud 201 (limited to ten people); Experience and Tips for Television Interviews (limited to five people); Web Page Improvement (similar to a writers’ workshop for SFWA members who already have a website); and possibly a Scotch Tasting (if it works out it will include wonderful commentary and writing tips).

Note: It's not just for members of SFWA. If you love science fiction and fantasy and are interested in the art and craft of writing consider attending.

The Steampunk World's Fair - May 20-22nd - Somerset, NJ by ( 20 May 2011 / ) - The Steampunk World’s Fair is the home of the Steampunk nation! In 2010, The Steampunk World’s Fair set the bar by offering more Steampunk performances, shows, and events than any other gathering. We invite you to join us again to see what’s new in store for our community.

SPWF is an interactive and social event for people of all levels of steampunk know-how to communicate, dance, exchange, and explore. We seek to represent the art, culture, fashion, technology, history, gaming, and music of our fascinating and scintillating subculture and genre.

So whether you’re looking to talk about the post-enlightenment of the Industrial Revolution, or dabble in Victorian Era upper-class sensibilities, or simply dance about looking dapper in your top hat… there is something here at The Steampunk World’s Fair for all of us!

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Balticon 45: May 27-30, 2011, Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn, Baltimore, MD by ( 27 May 2011 / ) - Over 300 Hours of Multi-Track Programming featuring authors, publishers, editors, artists, scientists, musicians and other creative SF luminaries. Join over a thousand SF fans for the area's largest and longest running convention of its kind! Visit our huge art show, dealer's room, concerts, dances, gaming room, computer room and video room. Everything Science Fiction and Fantasy in one huge package.

Guest of Honor: Dr. Benjamin Bova
Artist Guest of Honor: Vincent Di Fate
Music/Filk Guests of Honor: Bill and Brenda Sutton
Special Guest of Honor: Steve Geppi
New Media Special Guest: Philippa Ballantine
Fan Ghost of Honor: Mark Owings
2010 Compton Crook Award Winner: Paolo Bacigalupi
2011 Compton Crook Award Winner: TBA

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