For far too long, I have been working on a RPG supplement for the Pathfinder RPG game, called “Path of the Black Flag.” It features new archetypes, feats, spells, uses for skills, Gods of Anarchy, and a lot more. It is designed for people who want to play anarchist adventurers, and for gamemasters who want to use anarchy in their campaigns.
Well, the book is done. It still needs to be laid out professionally, and illustrated. To help with that, I’ve started a Kickstarter campaign. The campaign ends February 10th, 2018. Please consider giving it a gander, and maybe buying a copy. It would mean the world to me.
The Honesdale Steampunk Weekend event will be happening from July 20th through July 22nd. From my initial wild explosion of ideas for this year’s event, we’re now down to three: The Costume Contest, the Art Exhibition, and The Lion literary journal.
Start the Voltara the Demonslayer web series.– I have had the germ of an idea, an homage to the classic 80’s barbarian fantasy films with a female lead, haunting my brain for the last ten years. This is the year I exorcise it.
Publish two game books.– I’m done writing one, The Path of the Black Flag. I’ll be posting the kickstarter for it when that goes live, in about a week. The next one after that will probably be a supplement for air combat in Pathfinder.
Publish a novel.– 365 days to write 60,000 words. I should be able to do this.
Write 6 short stories.– Hell, this probably won’t be more than 45,000 total.
Pull off the Honesdale Radical Book Fair.– I’m going to hold a radical book fair in Honesdale, on April 21st, at Loose Leaf Pages.
Help pull off the 2nd Annual Honesdale Steampunk Weekend.– The first Honesdale Steampunk Weekend was a great success. The next one, scheduled for the weekend of July 20th, will be even better.
Pull of the 3rd Annual UDEAC art show.– Same goes for the art show 🙂
Publish The Lion for the Honesdale Steampunk Weekend.– As part of the steampunk weekend, I’ll be publishing a one-shot steampunk zine called The Lion, with steampunk stories, poems, essays, art, and photography.
Write, direct, and produce a short film for 2018’s Spookyfest.– Spookyfest is a Honesdale Halloween tradition. I’ve participated twice as an actor. It’s time to submit my own entry.
Make 20 collages.– After an initial explosion of creation earlier in 2017, my artmaking seems to have dried up near the end. That won’t do. So I’m giving myself a deadline and a schedule in art creation. Selling one or two wouldn’t be bad, either.
Work on promoting Libertarianism, including the Tea with Liberty meetings and the Libertarian Socialist Caucus of the Libertarian Party.– I’m going to redouble my efforts to promote libertarianism in NEPA, and Honesdale. I’ll be holding regularly meetings, and doing what I can to organize and get the world out. I’ll also be promoting the LSP-LP, because outreach is useless if the Libertarian Party is overrun Hoppeheads and the like.
Make a Yorkshire pudding.– One thing I regretted this holiday seasons was that I didn’t do any baking, and make some holiday foods. 2018 will not catch me like that. I’ll be going all-out in the holiday cookery department.
Well, after far too long, I am done with the draft of the Path of the Black Flag. This is the roleplaying supplement I’ve been working off and on for the last year or two, which gives you rules and ideas for playing an anarchist adventurer in the Pathfinder roleplaying game. If you are interested in helping out with that, please let me know in the comments.
Get members– An affinity group for the Caucus must have at least two members that are part of the Caucus. This means agreeing to Libertarian Party’s Non-Aggression Pledge, and the Libertarian Socialist Caucus’ Non-Exploitation Pledge. Please note that while you do not need to be a member of the Caucus to be a member of the affinity group, you do need to be a member to vote in the Caucus. C’mon, it’s free.
Elect a Representative– This will be the person who represents the affinity group at the Caucus’ general assembly. This person must be a member of the Caucus. No affinity group may have more than one representative.
Join the Assembly– The first meeting of the General Assembly of the Libertarian Socialist Caucus is January 3rd, 2018. We need affinity groups for the Assembly, which will be responsible for setting the agenda and the tone for the Caucus.
Well, there you have it. If you are interested in join the Libertarian Socialist Caucus, please join us, and start an affinity group!
On the weekend of July 21st, 2018, as part of the Steampunk Honesdale festivities, the Greater Honesdale Partnership, in association with the Wayne County Arts Alliance, will hold a Steampunk Fashion Show in Honesdale’s Central Park.
We are looking for current and aspiring fashion designers to present fashion selections inspired by the Steampunk aesthetic. We will provide a stages, audience, and emcee. You will need to provide the fashions and the models. If you are interested in participating, please contact the Wayne County Arts Alliance.
Art and artists grow through collaboration. I want to grow as an artist, so it behooves me to do some collaboration. So, in addition to actively looking for local artists to collaborate with, I though I might just start a regularly-updated wishlist of artists that inspire me, with whom I would love to work on a shared project. This list is by no means exhaustive, and will be added to constantly, if irregularly.
One the weekend of July 21st, 2018, as part of the Steampunk Honesdale Festivities, the Wayne County Arts Alliance, in partnership with the Greater Honesdale Partnership, present the 2nd Annual Steampunk Art Exhibition. There will be four sections of the exhibition: The Cabinet of Curiosities, The Stourbridge Lion Imperial Locomotive, The Steam Exhibit, and the Haberdashery Spectacle.
The Cabinet of Curiosities
The cabinet of curiosities was a mainstay in the house of any well-to-do intellectual for hundreds of years. In honor of Steampunk Honesdale 2018, we are building our own Steampunk Cabinet of Curiosities. All entries should be less than a foot tall, and something that might be found in a mad scientist’s or Victorian occultist’s personal collection of weird stuff. All accepted entries will be displayed in a rented storefront for the duration of the weekend.
The Stourbridge Lion Imperial Locomotive
We are building a steampunk locomotive. We need artists to construct the cars and engine. Each car and the engine will be sponsored by a local business, and the resulting locomotive will run on special tracks set up for the weekend.
The Steam Exhibit
This is a free-form exhibit, open to all sculpture and other forms of artwork made with the Steampunk theme. All artwork will be displayed in the courtyard of the Cooperage on Saturday, July 21st, throughout the day and the Steampunk Ball happening at the Cooperage later that night. Artists may sell their art at the exhibit, and set up vendor tables for purely art items (no jewelry or clothing.) Artists may display their work for free if they are WCAA members. Non-members must pay at $35 fee, which also gets them an individual membership in the WCAA.
The Haberdashery Spectacle
Top hats, especially altered top hats, are icons of Steampunk. We will be supplying selected artists with a top hat and supplies, each entry being sponsored by a local business. They will make their own interpretation of a “steampunk hat.”