Symposium Session – Gothic and Gaslamp Fantasy in Steampunk

Gothic and Gaslamp Fantasy in Steampunk

Presented by Leanna Renee Hieber.

Penny Dreadful? Crimson Peak? There are delicious dark and stormy nights haunting Steampunk in Gothic and Gaslamp Fantasy clothes. Let’s talk about the 18th century literary tropes we keep reinventing.

Award-winning, noted Gothic and Gaslamp Fantasy author Leanna Renee Hieber ‎takes you on a historic and current tour of the darker, paranormal, fantastical side of Steampunk. ‎After writing three series in this genre for multiple New York publishing houses, not only is Leanna an expert on the subject, but she’s the genre’s most passionate advocate and leads a spirited (every pun intended) discussion.


Leanna Renee HieberLeanna Renee Hieber (actress, playwright, artist and award-winning, nationally bestselling author) has written nine Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens, set in 1880s New York City and London. She was born and raised near Cincinnati, Ohio and is very proud to be The Pandora Society “Author in Residence”. Her Strangely Beautiful saga hit Barnes & Noble and Borders Bestseller lists, garnered numerous genre awards and will reissue in a special edition from Tor/Forge in April 2016. Darker Still of her Magic Most Foul saga was a Scholastic “Highly Recommended” title and an American Booksellers Association “Indie Next List” pick. Her new Gaslamp Fantasy trilogy, The Eterna Files, an X-Files meets Penny Dreadful kind of series, is now available from Tor/Forge.


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