Despite it’s relatively isolated location in the North East of England providing no large primary transportation links, Whitby has been one of the most popular places for steampunks, Goths and Vampires to visit for several years now. Immortalised in the works of Bram Stoker, the small fishing town already hosts two major events in the shape of Bram Stoker Film Festival and, of course, Whitby Goth Weekend. If that wasn’t enough, February 2017 saw the very first dedicated steampunk weekend held at the Pavilion, which is located at the top of a ridiculous amount of steps.
The Discovery Museum in Newcastle, UK are holding an event on 18th February called Unusual Outfitters. According to the Discovery Museum website, children will have the opportunity to customise a piece of their own clothing with electronics in a steampunk … Continue reading Children get to steampunk this February!
Back in the 1990’s it was popular to have a programme on the television where the newspapers could describe it as a “bodice ripper”, ie; it was set in the 17th/18th century and involved delicate ladies with heaving bosoms and manly men with white shirts and tight trousers. There was something for both mum and dad to watch essentially. The 2000s saw more popularity with present day action programmes and dramas. Fast forward to the twenty teens and it struck me the other day that there seems to be a lot of television shows and films that are set in the late 19th century at the moment. It made me wonder why it could be and there are a few theories I have mulling around inside my head. Continue reading “The popularity of late 19th century themed television”
While at Leeds Steampunk Weekend I partook in the Bartitsu demonstration. I’m a lover, not a fighter, but I found this a very easy and enjoyable experience. Bartitsu is described as Victorian Gentleman’s Cane Fighting. It’s an actual style of … Continue reading Bartitsu demonstration at Leeds Steampunk Weekend [VIDEO]
Over at Lazygamer, they’ve speculated whether the next installment could have more of a steampunk theme to it. Throughout the series, the protagonist has been jumping around in history like some kind of lethal Sam Beckett and the latest edition … Continue reading Steampunk Assassin’s Creed?
We’ve come a long way from the first Assassin’s Creed which was a fight against the evil Templars. I quite like the Templars, so I was a little bemused by this plot point. However, it was a game I enjoyed thoroughly. I continued to play the subsequent versions, but stopped just before Black Flag. Continue reading “New Assassin’s Creed: Victory game to be set in Victorian London”