Is Mechanicsburg Burning?

Agatha H. and the Siege of Mechanicsburg: A Girl Genius Novel, by Phil & Kaja Foglio. Reviewed by Gregory G.H. Rihn Ok, full disclosure, here. I’m a huge fan of Girl Genius, and I have been ever since it started out as a paper comic book. I’ve bought all the bound volumes, and backed all the Kickstarters. That said, I’m here to convince you that reading the novel adaptations is not just a symptom of fanboy completionism. The books expand upon what is happening in the comic strip. Since these are allegedly history texts prepared by the Foglios in their … Continue reading Is Mechanicsburg Burning?

Second annual steampunk festival at Fairhaven Village Green

BELLINGHAM: The second annual steampunk festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Fairhaven Village Green will include music, food, merchants and readings by local authors in the genre. The event is officially called The Fantastical Mr. Flip‘s Carnival of Wonders and Curiosities. It is dedicated to Caleb “Flip” Kors, a budding local circus and street performer who died at age 10 while practicing. Pennystinker, Faerabella and the Nathaniel Johnstone Band will provide the music throughout the day. Village Books will host author readings every hour starting at noon, featuring John Jenkins on “Where Discovery Sparks Imagination: … Continue reading Second annual steampunk festival at Fairhaven Village Green