Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Link: Racism Without Racists by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Surfacing from writing my prospectus, editing the SEAsteampunk manuscript, and preparing for the end-of-quarter madness to drop off a few important links.

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva's book, Racism Without Racists: Colorblind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States, is a 2006 book in PDF and it's basically what it says on the tin. 

If the book is too tl;dr for you (and it is, after all, a BOOK), here is a Pyschology Today article on the same topic: "Colorblind Ideology is a Form of Racism"

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Colours of Steampunk Shopping

So, I am one of those geeks who get JoAnn's discounts (thanks, Andrea, for introducing me to this franchise, I really needed a moneysuck in my life) and yesterday I went to the store to have a look at what wares they offer. 

I've bought a couple of books that have "Steampunk" somewhere in the title, mostly DIY craft books that aren't functionally different from most other craftbooks, except the examples they give are things that are labeled "steampunk" which, I have to say, aren't really functionally different from other things either... they've just got a certain shape and colour.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Steampunk Postcolonialist at Clockwork Couture's Steampunk Extravaganza!

I'm very excited to announce (and probably should have done it earlier but I don't really know how many of my readers are actually in Southern California) that I'll be at a book signing at Clockwork Couture, an Extravaganza of Comics and Literature!

Here is the wonderful lineup I'm honoured to be a part of:

Dru Pagliassotti - The Clockwork Heart Series 
Elizabeth Watasin - The Dark Victorian Series and Charm School Graphic Novels 
Jaymee Goh - Steampunk World (that's me!)
Madeleine Holly-Rosing - Boston Metaphysical Society Comic and Novellas 


Clockwork Couture is at 707 South Main Street, Burbank, CA 91506 (Between Alameda and Verdugo), and the event run from 2pm - 6pm.

If you are on the Facebooks, because apparently I am also now on the Facebooks, you can announce your attendance at the Facebook event here.

Have a pretty picture, and tell all your friends! See you there!