Steampunk exhibition at Royal Observatory

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The Globe of Dislocation on display at the Royal Observatory

The Royal Observatory are currently running a steampunk exhibition surrounding the longitude problem. Named Longitude Punk’d, the display features creations from well known British steampunks such as Doctor Geof, Emilly Ladybird and Major Thadeus Tinker among others. Continue reading “Steampunk exhibition at Royal Observatory”

Mechanical Circus to become steampunk playground for one night only!

There seems to be a very interesting evening happening in Carlisle on Friday, May 16. Tullie House, the Carlisle museum is celebrating Museums at Night festival by turning their Mechanical Circus room into a steampunk wonderland. After paying an extremely modest fee, visitors will be able to experience steampunk by dressing up in costumes that are provided to try, designing steampunk accessories and there’s even Tea Dueling. Amy Walker is the Events & Exhibitions Officer at Tullie House and she told CarlisleLive “This is the first time we’ve held an event of this kind in one of our exhibitions; it’s … Continue reading Mechanical Circus to become steampunk playground for one night only!

Gary Nicholls reveals new image teaser

Gary Nicholls, the steampunk photographer who is running an exhibition in May, has revealed a segment of a new photograph that he will be showcasing next week. It features members of the Lincoln Steampunk group and the whole image has taken several weeks to edit using over 100 layers in photo editing to achieve the require result. If the rest of the image can be judged on this segment, we should be in for a real treat. The whole image will be posted on Gary’s website. Related articles EXCLUSIVE: Gary Nicholls Imaginarium exhibition announced Call to arms as steampunk photographer … Continue reading Gary Nicholls reveals new image teaser

The Imaginarium synopsis

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copyright Gary Nicholls

As the Imaginarium story picks up some pace, Gary Nicholls – the photographer responsible for this complex story of woe, suffering, steampunk and ultimately, salvation – has sent me the synopsis to his Imaginarium story. He’s also been kind enough to disclose two photographs.
There’s still space for any steampunks that wish to take part in the project. If you’re interested, contact Gary via his Facebook page. Some of the photography will take place in British locations as well as abroad. The sample images in this article were taken at Papplewick Pumping Station. Continue reading “The Imaginarium synopsis”

Gary Nicholls explains the Necessitti

As I follow the adventures of Gary Nicholls – the British photographer I’ve written about twice, now – I’m privy to some marvellous creations that he and his team are concocting. I received an electronic telegram from Gary about a device in his Imaginarium story called the Necessitti. He’s allowed me to include some photographs of the object which is simply stunning and would look delightful on my desk. Below, he explains the history of the Necessitti from its conception to the final product which the first image. The Necessitti is an object of pure beauty and mysticism. It holds … Continue reading Gary Nicholls explains the Necessitti

Call to arms as steampunk photographer sets out on an incredible adventure

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copyright Gary Nicholls

You may remember a few days ago, I posted a story about Gary Nicholls – a steampunk photographer – who had a stunning photographic display at The Asylum in September.

Well now that’s over, he’s decided to go one better. He’s decided to embark on the kind of adventure that only a Victorian explorer would dare to try.
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Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza and Meet-Up

Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza and Meet-Up
Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza and Meet-Up

This year’s Upstate Steampunk Extravanganza and Meet-Up will be held in the Hilton Garden Inn, Anderson, SC on November 15, 16 and 17 2013.

It looks to be full of all sorts of wonderful and interesting things to do including an introduction to steampunk which will be held in a Victorian schoolroom.

There will also be  music, literature and Steampunk Boba Fett amidst the throng of activity. It looks to be a wonderful event. Continue reading “Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza and Meet-Up”

Public Library holds steampunk minicon

July 31, 2013: What do you get when you mix the Victorian era with steam-power and throw in a little science fiction? You get a movement known as “steampunk.” The Addison Township Public Library gave teens an introduction to the steampunk community with a steampunk minicon held at township hall on July 22. The convention included various speakers who explained the different aspects of steampunk and what it means to them. Teens were also given the opportunity to make steampunk-style jewelry, as well as ask questions and interact with featured guests. Steampunk is generally considered to be a science fiction … Continue reading Public Library holds steampunk minicon