The S.A.I.N.T.S series: The Captain and the Alchemist by E.M. Moon

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I’ve been sent an excerpt of a book from a new author called E.M. Moon. It looks quite interesting and I’ll be reviewing the full novel in due course.

Have a read and let me know what you think. Continue reading

ASYLUM! TOMORROW!

There’s a lot to do this weekend at the Asylum. What will you do? Along with all other attendees, I’ve received a programme, but maybe you’re not going this year and want to know what’s happening or you may be planning to go next year and want to know what it’s like. Bookmark Steampunk Journal as I’ll be covering the Asylum after the event. I might even update you as it happens. Continue reading

Two days until Asylum – the wait is nearly over

Image by Erik Brede

Image by Erik Brede

The wait for Asylum is almost over and social media platforms are alight with questions, suggestions and sneak previews of costumes. It promises to be a spectacular display of splendid ladies and gentlemen in their finery. If this is your first time at Asylum, then check back tomorrow for a run down on the program.

Three days remain until Asylum – take pictures the right way

Image by Lauren Davidson

Image by Lauren Davidson

With Asylum nearly here, the talk has already turned to the photographers that harrass and annoy everyone. The ones that see an event as a way for them to get some free photographs. While many steampunks are happy to have their photograph taken, not all are. ALWAYS ASK FIRST and you should respect their wishes if they say no.

I wrote an article for Whitby Goth Weekend as they have a terrible time with it. Have a read if you’re thinking of taking a camera and pass this round to anyone you know who may be doing the same:

Being a splendid photographer: The problem with photographers

Tony Bate from ToCan media and organiser of Steampunk Doncaster wrote a marvellous article on being asked to pose for photographers AFTER events. You can read that here: Tips on staying safe outside of events

Four days remaining until Asylum VI

Film still from Asylum BlackoutIt will be my first time at Asylum and I’m there on behalf of Steampunk Journal, so please make sure you say hello. I like taking pictures of people, but sometimes feel a little shy to ask, so please feel free to offer as well.

I’m looking forward to seeing you there.

There may be still tickets available. Why not take a look here:

Asylum VI ticket website