It could be argued that the seed to start the Journal has always been inside me. I’ve always had a deep fondness for the past, particularly the late 19th/early 20th century when Britain was in its prime exploring, inventing and when it was seen as good business to make something built to last. I’ve always been a bit of a geek as well. I had an interest in Star Wars from an early age and like Star Trek as well. What I liked most about the latter was that through hard work and sacrifice, the world could become a better place in the future. I feel that steampunk has a similar ethos. Hard work, a love of what you do and a mutual appreciation for the same ancient time brings us all together.
I decided to start the Journal to document those occasions. I look for interesting news, items to review that people have made and interviews to give. There are so many interesting people in the culture with each having their own unique outlook and opinion on what steampunk is, this is – essentially – a never ending task.
I began the Journal on 4th July, 2013 and since then it’s grown along with my passion and knowledge of the culture. I’ve made fantastic friends and hope to make more. I write my articles for you to enjoy and hopefully share with others. I don’t like to appear biased, so please let me know if that’s the case. I enjoy hearing from readers so please feel free to get in touch any time you wish.
I also welcome any articles or ideas from readers. If you’d like to contribute something, email firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m looking for articles, interviews, reviews of items such as music, books, moving pictures, events, exhibitions, inventions and anything else that has a steampunk theme to it.