A visit to Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Statue of Captain James Cook

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.

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The popularity of late 19th century themed television

steampunk_journal_great_expectations2Back 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”

Creep premieres in Dallas

Alysssa Gardner, Calvin Scott Roberts (front), Janelle Lutz, Seth Womack, and Linda Leonard star in WaterTower Theatre's Creep. Photo by Kelsey Leigh Ervi.
Your skin makes me cry. Alysssa Gardner, Calvin Scott Roberts (front), Janelle Lutz, Seth Womack, and Linda Leonard star in WaterTower Theatre‘s Creep. Photo by Kelsey Leigh Ervi.

The history of Britain is a rich and colourful one full of heroes and villains. One such villain that captures the imagination is none other than Jack the Ripper, and who better to tell his story than the Americans? Continue reading “Creep premieres in Dallas”

New Assassin’s Creed: Victory game to be set in Victorian London

Assassin's Creed: Victory game still via kotaku.comWe’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”