And the winners are…

Over the next seven days, we will be announcing the People’s Choice winners of the Guild Makers Contest at Aethertopia 2018.

Although the winners were announced at the event, we want to make sure that everyone in the world has a chance to see the wonderful works these Makers have created.

We begin with the Storytellers Guild, because what is Steampunk without its stories?

First Place:

The Alchemists of Loom

by Elise Kova

Her vengeance. His vision.
Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer-turned-thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.
Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.
When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.
He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.

For more information on the book, visit the author’s page, here. 


Second Place:

Aether and Empire: Volume 1

by Mike Horan

At the height of Victoria’s reign, a scientific expedition to Mars has vanished and the daring rescue mission is now a race against time and space. When control is wrested from fellow scientists and given to a heroic crew of Her Majesty s Navy, can the two groups work together to save the men of the first voyage? Jules Verne meets Star Trek in Æther & Empire, a tale of adventure, mystery, and terror from Blue Juice Comics!

This acclaimed series features artwork by Bong Ty Dazo (Deadpool, The Flash) and a story by creator and screenwriter Mike Horan.

For more information, visit the publisher’s site here.


Third Place:


The Heir of Isildur

by Matt Knowles


Within these pages are the first pieces of the tale of PROFESSOR MYKAL ISILDUR and his unexpected associates, chronicled within  “The Crossroads Conundrum“; an 11 issue comic / illustrated novel story arc, and a 12 track musical album.

Find out more by visiting the author’s website here.

Let us congratulate all three of these amazing Steampunk Maker geniuses for the incredible gifts they have given us by sharing their imagination and effort with the world.