February 10th and 11th 2018 saw the third Whitby Steampunk Weekend held at the Pavillion of the famous coastal town. Famous because its Abbey was used as a location in Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel. Of course that has little to … Continue reading Whitby Steampunk Weekend III – Daytime Event Report
I’ve gotten the chance to get to know a few Steampunk conventions and their organizers really well over the past three years. The recent allegations and safety concerns surrounding Steampunk World’s Fair have brought up feelings of pain and confusion … Continue reading Founders of TeslaCon and the International Steampunk Symposium Sound Off on Safety
February 10th and 11th 2018 marks the third Whitby Steampunk Weekend event as it progresses into its second year. In 2017 the event hit the ground running and has seemingly gained traction in the last 12 months. The third event … Continue reading Whitby Steampunk Weekend III “Just Like Heaven” – What to expect
If you’re a steampunk of any level of interest, you must have heard the word “Asylum” bandied around recently. Unless you live under a rock. Or under a big pile of socks which happen to provide superb sound proofing. Or if you’ve been on a trip to Pluto to collect vital rock samples and regrettably didn’t return until after the August bank Holiday.
An event attended by thousands of steampunks and non-steampunks alike, this year reached around the 120,000 mark over the course of the extended weekend. Continue reading “Weekend at the Asylum 9 report”
Llanfyllin is a small town in North Wales. Easily accessible from the M56, it’s home to the Llanfyllin Workhouse. Originally a workhouse for inmates, it was opened in 1837 and operated until 1930. It was taken over until 1983 when it closed it’s doors after operating as a care home. Following a very short stint as an outdoor pursuits centre, it remained closed until 2008 when local residents attained full ownership and transformed it into a Community Centre. Continue reading “Phoenix Alternative Festival report”
State of a Genre This year’s International Steampunk Symposium had some fabulous literary guests. They came together for a little chat about the defining factors of Steampunk as a genre. Much to our astonishment, K.W. Jeter talked about a time … Continue reading Steampunk Authors Weighed in on Steampunk as a Genre at ISS 2017
After the insane night of the Friday night which saw me up on stage dancing to YMCA, Saturday found me on another stage. In order to stand and talk about the Journal and Hellfire Club, Andy the organiser had given me a table on the stage in the upstairs market area. Incredibly I was sat next to Thomas Willeford (it wasn’t just the ladies swooning; I was glad for a chair) and Matt & Harry from Victor & The Bully. Continue reading “Whitby Steampunk Experience Pt 2 – Saturday/Sunday”
Friday 28th July 2017 saw the opening of the second Whitby Steampunk Weekend and Steampunk Journal made the delightful journey to one of the most beautiful parts of the country to be there.
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Sandbach Steampunk Market visit
April 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of when the word steampunk first appeared in print form in a note to Locus magazine by author KW Jeter. You will have no doubt noticed that to celebrate we’ve been throwing things at readers for the past month. Not content with doing only that, Phoebe has been visiting the huge International Steampunk Symposium. I, on the other hand, decided to do something a little quieter and opted for the very first Sandbach Steampunk Market.
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Getting around New Orleans is tough. Rather than the compass rose, the curve of the river dictates the direction of the streets. Plus, the Napoleonic code means you put your life into your hands every time you want to cross … Continue reading A Night to be Remembered – The Edwardian Ball, New Orleans 2017 Report