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Author: Cindy Grigg

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Cindy Grigg interviews authors and artists within the “punk” sub-genres such as cyberpunk, steampunk, dieselpunk, decopunk, biopunk, mythpunk, silkpunk, mannerpunk, solarpunk, ecopunk, atompunk, clockpunk, and and other realms of anachronistic techno-whimsy, such as time travel and alternate history. This show is for fans and readers, but we naturally also touch on advice for writers and creatives working in many mediums. Come nerd out with us! www.Storypunks.World
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We'll Be Back for Season 3!

We'll Be Back for Season 3!

2019-09-2100:03:31

We've had a fabulous Season 2, thanks to my guests and all of you.  NOTE: Due to unexpected life changes, all off-season aspects of the Storypunks Podcast as well as my writing are now on hold. I'll share more once the show resumes in 2020! In the meantime, check out Kate Shea, Charlie Geiser, and the Children of Proteus team for their comic, a Makeup Monday series (featuring steampunk aquatic creatures . . . awesome!), and more. www.ChildrenOfProteus.com Best of luck with all you're working on!
In Part 2, Todd and I continue talking about his love for retro pulp adventure, as well as different themes and creative choices when storytelling and punking the 1920s and other eras. Don't miss this conclusion to everything we started nerding out over in Episode 57! www.ToddDowning.com --- www.Storypunks.World www.Patreon.com/Storypunks
Todd Downing describes himself as the "complete creative" because, like many in our audience, he wears a lot of creative hats. In this first of two episodes, we learn about how his Airship Daedalus series developed, including the Greek myth of Icarus and other influences. Join us for your 1920s fix! www.ToddDowning.com --- www.Storypunks.World www.Patreon.com/Storypunks Note: Due to time constraints, I'll publish part two next week. Thanks for understanding!  
In part 2 of this interview about the show Sage and Savant, Eddie Louise shares her process for writing and refining episode storylines (as well as the novelization TransMIGRATIONS) and Chip Michael describes his editing and sound design, including foley and composing the original background music. It's amazing what this duo pulls off along with the other voice actors they work with. Join us! www.SageAndSavant.com www.Twitter.com/SageAndSavant.com --- www.Storypunks.World www.Patreon.com/Storypunks
Sage and Savant is a monthly steampunk audio drama produced by Chip and Eddie Louise Clark.  Not only should you check out their show, but Eddie Louise and Chip also have a ton to share about lessons learned from podcasting. You definitely don't want to miss this two-part interview. www.SageAndSavant.com Reach out regarding their booth setup and more at www.Twitter.com/SageAndSavant.com --- www.Storypunks.World www.Patreon.com/Storypunks  
Bethany C. Morrow’s decopunk novel Mem is a must-read for anyone interested in historical speculative fiction set in the 1920s. In this interview, we also chat about her other works, including A Song Below Water and Take the Mic, for which she is both a story contributor and editor. www.BethanyCMorrow.com www.twitter.com/BCMorrow www.Facebook.com/BCMorrow Also in this episode: www.Patreon.com/Storypunks www.Storypunks.World/Apply  
Bethany C. Morrow's decopunk novel Mem is a must-read for anyone interested in historical speculative fiction set in the 1920s. In both episodes of this two-part interview, Bethany articulates many important issues for readers and creators, so prepare to be inspired! www.BethanyCMorrow.com www.twitter.com/BCMorrow www.Facebook.com/BCMorrow Also in this episode: www.Patreon.com/Storypunks www.Storypunks.World/Apply
Madame Askew and the Grand Arbiter are a hostess and host with the most . . . steampunk! Teapot races. Tea Scouts. Compliment duels. Historical sewing challenges. And that doesn't even begin to pin these two down. For instance, I met them as the Official Steampunk Ambassadors to the Gallactic Steampunk Federation at Wild Wild West Con in Tucson, Arizona. --- www.MadameAskew.com www.Patreon.com/MadameAskew www.Facebook.com/MadameAskew --- www.Storypunks.World  
In this second part of two, Dankaert Lexicon shares his involvement with the SCP Foundation's files and other creative projects, of which he has many! Join us for additional perspective on retrofuturism and steampunk, including some thoughts on video and tabletop gaming. www.radioretrofuture.com All other links mentioned in the show: www.Storypunks.World
Dankaert Lexicon is a character my guest Bonsart Bokel assumes in hundreds of videos about retrofuturism and steampunk communities, books, games, and much more. His "Steampunk Beginner's Guide" playlist may be of particular interest. He also runs two themed troupes for festivals and offers a bunch of insight about that. Great for storytellers of all kinds! www.radioretrofuture.com All other links mentioned in the show: www.Storypunks.World  
Matthew Mather writes cyberpunk technothrillers, as informed by his extensive background as a cybersecurity expert. In addition to leveraging his expertise, Matthew has gone the extra mile with in-person research or interviews for his books whenever possible. Come learn from this successful entrepreneur turned full-time author! www.MatthewMather.com www.Storypunks.World/Editing
In the second part of this interview, Sarena Ulibarri gets into additional detail about solarpunk, including a fantastic list of recommended solarpunk reads. She also shares more about her own solarpunk writing and how other creators can avoid pitfalls in the genre. Tons to learn from here! www.SarenaUlibarri.com www.Storypunks.World Note: I refer to England when speaking about the new Minister of Loneliness but I should have referred to the UK! Thanks.  
Sarena Ulibarri has written dozens of short stories that have been published in prominent science fiction magazines and anthologies. In this interview, we chat about solarpunk, ecopunk, and all kinds of futuristic optimism you won't want to miss! I loved hearing Sarena's definition of what makes solarpunk unique and she makes a lot of great points about this fringe but growing punk genre, which is part of a larger lifestyle movement. www.SarenaUlibarri.com www.Storypunks.World  
Nathan Van Coops' steampunk Skylighter series is a great point of reference as we continue talking about steampunk, alternate history, retrofuturism, and more. Since Nathan is a pilot, I also picked his brain about the airships and other contraptions we love to speculate about as punks. It's a really fun and creativity-inspiring chat. Join us! www.NathanVanCoops.com For punk-related editing inquiries: www.Storypunks.World/Newsletter  
Some consider time travel its own genre and in this first part of two, I explore this with author Nathan Van Coops. We talk about types of time travel, including a few that may surprise you or ignite new creative ideas. Nathan has so many relevant insights for anyone reading or writing their own time travel fiction. Don't miss it!  www.NathanVanCoops.com For punk-related editing inquiries: www.Storypunks.World/Newsletter
A Storypunks First!

A Storypunks First!

2019-05-3100:01:27

Guess what? We've already published eight episodes in May (whew!!). That represents some kind of Storypunks Podcast record! Not only could this mean some of you are catching up but I've also apparently discovered the limits of my monthly podcast server allotment. Who knew?! It means I'll post upcoming full episodes next week. Have a fabulous week as we head toward June . . . and summer! www.Storypunks.World
Creative Director Madqueen continues our discussion about Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick's book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. Madqueen brought a ton of perspective and I left with so much to think about. I think you will, too! We covered a lot, but as always, feel free to add your comments to the social media posts. Don't be shy! Find Madqueen: www.youtube.com/channel/UC0G5rpOFcY6pOdtKsCE0p2A Got feedback for me? Connect with Storypunks: www.storypunks.world/newsletter
Madqueen produces amazing videos about cyberpunk, gaming, and related topics. I learned so much from her insights about Philip K. Dick as we discussed his novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which inspired the Blade Runner movies. Join us for this book club AKA Storypunks SALON session! Find Madqueen: www.youtube.com/channel/UC0G5rpOFcY6pOdtKsCE0p2A Got feedback for me? Connect with Storypunks: www.storypunks.world/newsletter
Not only has Dakota Krout done well in GameLit (the wider term encompassing things like LitRPG), but he and his wife Danielle also apply tools and data that worked well for him as they help other authors launch and succeed.  Part 2 also features Dakota's answer to the trends question I end most interviews with--his was probably the most unexpected and specific answer I've heard. Check it out! www.dakotakrout.com Also mentioned in this episode: www.facebook.com/groups/storypunks www.storypunks.world/decor
I loved catching up with LitRPG author Dakota Krout this week. In Part 1, we chat about his thoughts on cyberpunk as well as his Divine Dungeon and Completionist Chronicles Series. Since some of you may not be familiar with the term LitRPG, we get into some detail about it and I think you'll really love thinking about the possibilities. www.dakotakrout.com Also mentioned in this episode: www.facebook.com/groups/storypunks www.storypunks.world/decor    
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