There are no rules to steampunk, and it’s arguably mentioned daily somewhere on a steampunk forum or Facebook page. So why do some people feel compelled to tell everyone what steampunk is and isn’t? 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.
October 31 is Goth weekend in Whitby. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This year was the first time I’ve attended Asylum and I didn’t quite know what to expect. After I published the rundown of the programme, it gave me a clearer indication of what to expect, but only getting there would unveil the true scale of the spectacular. Continue reading →
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 →
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.
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:
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