An email has just been sent out to interested parties that the Victorian Steampunk Society have secured plans with the City of Lincoln to ensure the survival of Weekend at the Asylum for at least the next five years. Continue reading
In this world of post apocalyptic films, dystopian stories, war, dredgery and misery; steampunk is a little shining light at the end of the week where we can put aside our differences, zip up the stuffy, ignorant commuter character we use through the week and be polite and splendid to one another for a few hours.
In a world of mindless sheep where everyone dresses the same to line the pockets of large fashion houses, we can make our own clothes or recycle old/vintage clothing to make it a unique costume which turns heads.
But what would you do if steampunk ended tomorrow? There’s no explanation why or how, but just imagine it ended tomorrow. What would you do? How would you fill your life?
The World on a Wheel: Moving Buildings in Steampunk
One of the great joys of steampunk lies in making everything a bit more mechanical. Whether it’s a steam powered prosthetic arm, a gun with extra pistons down the sides, or just jewellery made of gears and levers, everything’s better with a little layer of nineteenth century technology.
When it comes to mechanising, it doesn’t get much bigger than buildings. But the buildings of the Victorian era were already starting to be filled with mechanisms. So how can we take this further and make steampunk buildings really distinctive?
By making them move. Continue reading
Starting on October 31st and running for three days, there’s less than three weeks to go until Whitby Goth Weekend, where thousands of people will descend on the small coastal town. From Goths, Emos, Bikers and Metallers to Punks and steampunks; Whitby Goth Weekend is a hive of activity, people dressing up, showing off their costuming skills or simply meeting up with friends. Up until the start of the event, I’ll be posting various articles on what to expect, but please also read previous articles on how to conduct one’s self when photographing people. In this article, I’ve posted what articles I can about WGW. You can read them by clicking the links below.
Back in August, I wrote an article in response to a rant on iO9 about how steampunks and other historical re-enactors only concentrate on the lighter, shinier side of the past and ignore the grimy, pestilence ridden side of it. You can read the article here.
29 November 2014
10am – 4pm
Apothecarium @ The Civic is a delicious addition to the South Yorkshire craft scene. Featuring a variety of different makers, this fair will concentrate on the alternative side of craft, encompassing all things gothic, steampunk, rock, punk and geek. Continue reading
The local small press Zombies Need Brains LLC, founded by fantasy writer Joshua Palmatier, has returned with the release of its first anthology project, CLOCKWORK UNIVERSE: STEAMPUNK vs ALIENS, and the start of its second anthology project Kickstarter, TEMPORALLY OUT OF ORDER.