Saturday, September 8, 2018

Recap of Big River Steampunk Festival

Taking our "show on the road" to the Big River Steampunk Festival in Hannibal, Mo., has become a Labor Day weekend tradition for Monroe St. Press, and this year was no exception. 

After 4 successive years of participating in the Festival as vendors, in addition to meeting numerous new customers each year, we have developed a following of returning customers who come to check out our new offerings and tell us how much they have enjoyed their purchases from previous years. 

Christopher Michael Carter, sci-fi/horror/poetry author from Bevier, Mo., bought a copy of The Steam Man of the Prairies anthology edited by John Spencer. 

Meanwhile, Ted Meadows of Hannibal bought copies of Unto This Last, the utopian/dystopian anthology by E.M. Spencer, along with other Monroe St. Press titles. 

In response to an invitation from Festival organizers Ken and Lisa Marks for presenters of seminars, talks and "make-and-takes," Elaine Spencer gave two talks at the Airship Village, one on the history of Spiritualism in the 19th Century and another on Victorian-era utopian movements. 

(photo by Brandy Jaquet Photography) 

We thank everyone who visited our tent or listened to the talks, and we appreciate your encouragement and suggestions! 

Monroe St. Press' next event will be the St. Louis Indie Author Fair Saturday, Nov. 3, in St. Louis. Watch our website and Facebook page for details.