Saturday, February 25, 2012


Steampunk: A Rapid Romp Thru the Genre
This was an awesome tour for folks that are familiar with the Genre as well as those who have never heard of it before.  Georgine Olson gave a fantastic introduction to this old/new, edgy trend that is popping up in Libraries all over the place.  There were book lists, exhibits to hold and feel, reading recommendations and a well researched Series list.  The sporadically placed themed give aways were the icing on the cake.  She covered something for everyone...and being an Elementary School Librarian, finding Steampunk without the buxom blonde can be a challenge.  We were flooded with information on classic authors and newcomers and the hour and 1/2 was over all too soon.  As a new conference attendee, I can honestly say that his was one of my favorite presentations and I plan to use this information  to inform my students and parents about this fun and eclectic Genre.

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