Steampunk Journal is 1 today. It’s a place that I never thought it would get to as I didn’t know anyone in the culture but after putting myself about a bit (no innuendo intended) I got to meet some wonderful people. Most notably I’d like to mention the people that have helped me by introducing me to others that would help build the Journal:
Jules Evans allowed me my first entry as a press official into the Alternative & Burlesque Fair in Sheffield. I’ll be visiting there this Saturday after (possibly before) an alt photo shoot.
Kathryn Downs advised me on who to talk to for more info on steampunk and has been a constant friend over the past 12 months.
Professor Elemental introduced me to steampunk after allowing me to take his pictures at IVFDF in Sheffield back in March 2013. He also gave me my first interview which I would like to do again sometime.
Michael Young gave me my first in-depth interview and has constantly helped me know what events to attend and kept me laughing throughout.
Erica Malady allowed me to review her accessories without even really knowing who I am. I’m thankful for her letting me borrow her property to review and I urge you to look at her lovely pieces of jewellery.
I’ve met contacts and people along the way that have helped me with various stories and exclusives. Gary Nicholls has trusted me to get his stunning photographic story online with teasers and full displays. Titan publications have given me copies of splendid books to give away in competitions. Ruud de Korte and Constance Bashford have welcomed me with fantastic interviews and photographs. Deadly Nightshade and Ryvita von Cheese allowed me to attend and review their wonderful burlesque nights.
Last but not least I’ve made wonderful friends along the way. I’ve been able to indulge in a fashion lifestyle that I’ve been interested in for as long as I can remember and not been considered as being a bit odd. Arguably because there are people more odd than me among us!
I’d like to end this post by saying thank you to everyone who I’ve been in contact with and have made the Journal possible. Steampunk Journal is now the most popular steampunk news site in the United Kingdom. With your help, I’d like to take that to the World.