Key City Steps Up to Help Out Inconvenienced Vendors – An Interview with Wheeler “Doc” Stone

Key City Steps Up to Help Out Inconvenienced Vendors Wheeler ‘Doc’ Stone, the founder of the Key City Steampunk Festival, is a youthful, jolly sort of spirit. His playful curly mustache reflects both his sense of artistic whimsicality and his … Continue reading Key City Steps Up to Help Out Inconvenienced Vendors – An Interview with Wheeler “Doc” Stone

Inspirational Words from one of Steampunk’s Biggest Event Organizers, TeslaCon’s Eric Jon Larson

  A few days ago, Eric Jon Larson, the brains behind TeslaCon, asked a heartfelt question of his followers. He wanted to know if his event felt important to people, where it fit in their lives. He received a huge out-pouring … Continue reading Inspirational Words from one of Steampunk’s Biggest Event Organizers, TeslaCon’s Eric Jon Larson

Interview with Tayliss Forge

Many steampunks around the world will be familiar with the name Tayliss Forge. From her first experience of steampunk at a convention in 2009, she’s built up a large fanbase on social media. Partially down to her exceptional skills at making steampunk costumes as well as her many modelling shoots and of course being a super nice person to talk to. In this interview, she chats about her steampunk origins, her love of conventions and her involvement with the amazing League of S.T.E.A.M. Continue reading “Interview with Tayliss Forge”

Interview with New Jacobin Club

Images courtesy of New Jacobin Club
New Jacobin Club (L-R; The Horde, RatKing, The Luminous, Poison Candi (with Parasol), Mistress Nagini, The Ruin) Image taken by Kathryn Trembach Photography

The New Jacobin Club are a six-piece band who originally started off as a trio of musicians in Western Canada just over 20 years ago.  Ahead of their whistle-stop UK tour, the members of NJC have taken the time to talk to SJ about their music, the band , their history and how a fire isn’t always part of the act.

Seeing a band together after such a long time shows how these mainstream groups who need sabbaticals and hiatus’ after a few years together either can’t take the pressure or simply don’t take it seriously enough. While New Jacobin Club are serious about their music, fans and gigs – always giving some free music away with their albums –  they have also proven to be insightful, wise, extremely interesting and funny. Recently I had the chance to fire some questions over to them before they descend on Britain for a short tour including the “A Splendid Day Out” steampunk event in Morecambe on June 4th 2016. The full listing of their tour can be found at the bottom of the interview as well as links to their new fifth album Soldiers of the Mark. Continue reading “Interview with New Jacobin Club”