Yesterday Irene and I had the pleasure to attend the presentation of ‘El Dirigible’, the Steampunk novel written in Spanish language by Joseph M. Remesar and published by Dlorean Ediciones within their ‘Colección Tesla’ in 2013, at the Steampunk-themed bar Ithilien.
Joseph Remesar talked to the attendees about his career as writer, his sources of inspiration, the reception of ‘El Dirigible’ and its multicultural approach, etc. Let’s remember that this novel has been nominated to the Ignotus Prize 2014 by the Asociación Española de Fantasía, Ciencia Ficción y Terror (AEFCFT)
I have to say that the talk was really enjoyable and having the opportunity to meet Mr. Remesar and his charming wife Mónica was a real pleasure. We look forward to the release of the sequels of ‘El Dirigible’ in 2014 and 2015!
Have you heard of many Steampunk-themed pubs? Probably not, and neither have we. For this reason we cannot help but recommend you the only Spanish Steampunk pub we have ever heard of: Ithilien.
Located in Chapineria, 50 km away from Madrid, Ithilien has been in the thick of things for more than 10 years, becoming more and more involved in the Steampunk movement progressively.
It is one of those infrequent places were you can never be bored, essentially because there is a small treasure awating in any nook and cranny of Ithilien; in some way it is a real Wunderkammer, full of all kinds of wonders: from Sherlock Holmes related material to Steampunk creations. However, the best of Ithilien is the team behind it. Esther and Paco are charming people that demonstrate again and again that they have plenty of imagination and creativity to create unforgettable entertainment experiences in an always welcoming and friendly atmosphere.