Winners of the 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards

The Steampunk Chronicle is pleased to announces the winners of the 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards

The competition was intense and closely watched. The editors of The Steampunk Chronicle want to thank ALL of the readers who took the time to nominate and to vote this year, and to all the nominees and winners for being SUCH good sports.

Without further ado, the winners:

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Best Artist/Illustrator Joe Benitez  
Best Short Story “Dust on the Davenport” by O. M. Grey Published by Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences  
Best Fiction Avalon Revisited by O. M. Grey  -- Published by Blue MOOSE Press Acceptance Message
Best Non- fiction The Steampunk Bible Written by Jeff Vaddermeer and S.J. Chambers Publisher: Abrams Image  Acceptance Message
Best Blog Beyond Victoriana  
Best Photographer Dim Horizon Studios  
Best Character/Persona Lady Clankington  
Best Personality (real person) Lady Elsie
Best Short Film Blur Studio's "Gentlemen's Duel"  
Best Feature Length Film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows  
Best Music Video "Just Glue Some Gears on It (and Call It Steampunk)" by Reginald Pikedevant  
Best Solo Musician Professor Elemental
Song of the Year “Brass Goggles” by Steam Powered Giraffe
Best Band Abney Park Acceptance Message
Best Album of the Year Steam Powered Giraffe Live at the Globe of Yesterday's  
Best Web Series The League of S.T.E.A.M.
Best Website Doctor Fantastique's Show of Wonders  
Best Podcast The Clockwork Cabaret  
Best Game Airship Pirates RPG by Abney Park Acceptance Message
Worst use of Steampunk in mainstream media Justin Bieber, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"  


Best Goggles Rabbit from Steam Powered Giraffe  
Best Maker-Group Leage of S.T.E.A.M.  
Best Maker-Individual Thomas Willeford  
Best Mod –Weaponry Lady Clankington's Little Death Ray  
Best Non-goggle Accessory Thomas Willeford's Superior Replacement Arm (worn by Nathan Fillion on "Castle")  


Best Clothing Designer Clockwork Couture  
Best Costume –Group Nerfpunk by the Uprising and the League of Steam  
Best Costume -Individual Original Thomas Willeford's Clockwork Girl Outfit (worn by Lady Clankington)  
Best Dressed -Female Veronique Chevalier  
Best Dressed –Male Thomas Willeford  
Best Hats Lady Bird's Hatberdashery  
Best Place to Shop Online Gentleman's Emporium  
Most Influential or Inspirational Datamancer (Richard Nagy)  


Best Convention for Parties Dragon*Con, Atlanta, Georgia  
Best Convention for Performances World Steam Expo, Dearborn, Michigan  
Best Overall Convention Dragon*Con, Atlanta, Georgia  
Best international Convention The Asylum, City of Lincoln, UK  
Best regional convention - West Coast– SteamCon, Seattle, Washington  
Best regional convention -New England Steampunk World's Fair, Somerset, New Jersey  
Best regional convention -The Deep South Dragon*con, Atlanta, Georgia  
Best regional convention -The Great Plains/MidWest TeslaCon, Madison, Wisconsin Acceptance Message
Best Steampunk Event (non-convention) The Clockwork Ball @ Davenport & Winkleperry,  Pittsboro, North Carolina  


Best City for Steampunk Seattle  
Best Themed Cafe or Bar The Edison – Los Angeles California  
Most Steampunk Drink GIN  
Steam-Hunk Captain Robert Brown of Abney Park Acceptance Message
Steampunk Pinup Girl Kato of Steampunk Couture Clothing  
Steampunk Person to Watch in 2012 Doctor Q  
Best Multicultural Steampunk Diana M.Pho, a.k.a. Ay-Leen the Peacemaker, founding editor of multicultural Steampunk blog Beyond Victoriana.  

A Special BEST OF STEAMPUNK Award is given this year to  Diana M.Pho, a.k.a. Ay-leen the Peacemaker She was the most nominated person in the SeamLife Category as was uncontested in the areas of Feminist Steampunk and Most Politically Minded Steampunk. We congratulate her on the great strides she has made in the areas of Multiculturalism and Fashion. Look for a two-part series on Diana Pho in upcoming editions of Steampunk Chronicle.