Monday, January 19, 2009

Updating the world of Gotthammer

You'll notice things look different around here. The blog has a new look, the website is virtually gone, and I have a new profile photograph.

All of this is to reflect my current space in life. As I move forward into my academic career, I need my online presence to reflect what I'm doing. Gotthammer began as a place to express myself, and currently, my expressions are all academic, and largely related to steampunk. So for the time being, the main site will become a hub for the blogs, as well as acting as an online curriculum vitae. My hope is that online c.v. will be a little more interesting than just a PDF document. But time will tell. I am incredibly busy these days: teaching full time between three campuses: The King's University College, Grant MacEwan, and Taylor University College; attending to my own graduate studies at the University of Alberta in Comparative Literature; working on papers and articles and presentations in preparation of my dissertation on Steampunk; and being a husband and a father. While I want to keep updating all the blogs, I will be focusing on the Steampunk Scholar, which is my latest blog - think of it as an online annotated bibliography.

I'll still post here from time to time. And once my course work is done, I can see getting back to Magik Beans. But I have a mission. As the new blog puts it, a "5 year mission." Feel free to come and journey with me some more. I appreciate everyone who's supported me here online over the years. I'm not going away. But I wanted to apprise you of the changes.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some Jane Austen to be reading.


  1. love the new Gotthammer graphic! that font is wicked. especially the "G". or did you do that with the gridlines?

  2. It's part of the font: DancingVampyrish at