The Hunchback Assignments Half Hour Virtual Visit Tour (AKA as HAHH!) started today at Cosgrove Middle School in Spencerport, NY. Using Steam Kinetic Yabbering Protocol Engines (AKA Skype) I was able to communicate directly with the students even though I was standing 3134 KM's away (1947 Miles) in Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
The presentation consisted of an introduction to my latest tome, The Hunchback Assignments, and some percolating pieces of information about Victorians and their inventions and oddities (read the bit about Thomas Crapper, really he's a hero for the ages). The classroom also won a free signed book and some groovy postcards. The students had many questions, including what was my favourite pie (pumpkin--well steampumpkin, if you must know) and what was my favourite book (Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury). When all was done we said fair thee well and I caught the first high speed Skype dirigible home.
P.S. Any teachers and librarians out there--let it be known that there are still a few spots left on the HAHH! Worldwide tour. Just read about the contest and enter!
P.P.S Tomorrow--Beaverlodge School, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
P.P.P.S. Thanks to the staff at Cosgrove. They deserve the invisible medal of Victorian grooviness for helping to organize the event! The medal is a keeper. Uh, I already sent one for each of you. The reason you haven't seen it, is that it's invisible. Wear it proudly!