My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, if I may introduce myself. My name is Matthew deMaris Esq. I am a gentleman, squire, scrivener, photographer and – some may say – satirist. I began this quest that I call the Steampunk Journal in the 60th reigning year of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The Journal started reporting on Steampunk news on the day that 237 years beforehand, America was removed from the protection of our marvellous British Empire.
It was created from a love of quirky designs, invention and adventure. I adore the impeccable dress codes mixed with the grime of soot and coal. The very thought that a universe could exist where mankind hasn’t moved on from steam power yet still has all the technological advantages we enjoy today, excites me.
Take a seat, light up a pipe and peruse the articles and news stories. Ensure you place a bookmark on our page so you can repeat your enjoyment of all things steam.
I welcome any articles or ideas from readers. If you’d like to contribute something, feel free to get in touch. 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.