If you’re based in the UK, it’s extremely likely that you’re familiar with Alice’s Night Circus. The one woman whirlwind has been treading the boards of the UK steampunk scene and can be seen regularly at Ministry of Steampunk events … Continue reading Metamorphose by Alice’s Night Circus album review
Living up to it’s name in every way, Ironbridge Gorge features both a gorge and an Iron Bridge. In fact, the bridge located at the Iron Bridge Gorge museums was the first to be built ever in the world, back … Continue reading The Town That Never Was Event Report
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”
In February 1875, the barrister and author Herman Charles Merivale (1839-1906) was committed to Ticehurst in Sussex, a private lunatic asylum owned and run by the Newington family since 1792. Having suffered from what would nowadays be deemed as depression, … Continue reading My Experiences in a Lunatic Asylum, by Herman Charles Merivale; 1879
There’s a lot to do this weekend at the Asylum. What will you do? Along with all other attendees, I’ve received a programme, but maybe you’re not going this year and want to know what’s happening or you may be planning to go next year and want to know what it’s like. Bookmark Steampunk Journal as I’ll be covering the Asylum after the event. I might even update you as it happens. Continue reading “ASYLUM! TOMORROW!”
The wait for Asylum is almost over and social media platforms are alight with questions, suggestions and sneak previews of costumes. It promises to be a spectacular display of splendid ladies and gentlemen in their finery. If this is your first time at Asylum, then check back tomorrow for a run down on the program. Related articles Three days remain until Asylum – take pictures the right way Continue reading Two days until Asylum – the wait is nearly over
With Asylum nearly here, the talk has already turned to the photographers that harrass and annoy everyone. The ones that see an event as a way for them to get some free photographs. While many steampunks are happy to have their photograph taken, not all are. ALWAYS ASK FIRST and you should respect their wishes if they say no. I wrote an article for Whitby Goth Weekend as they have a terrible time with it. Have a read if you’re thinking of taking a camera and pass this round to anyone you know who may be doing the same: Being … Continue reading Three days remain until Asylum – take pictures the right way
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
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.
Continue reading “Call to arms as steampunk photographer sets out on an incredible adventure”