Steampunk will never die…. Or will it?

A recent article in Burbank Leader told of how a company called Clockwork Couture based in Burbank, California has moved the steampunk clothing store from the ground floor of the property on Main Street to the upstairs space. In place of the store that sells steampunk related accessories and such like, owner Donna Ricci has opened up a tea shop for “nerds, geeks and anglophiles”. Named “Geeky Teas”, the cafĂ© is inspired especially by Doctor Who and the entrance is through the blue Police Box doors of the T.A.R.D.I.S. Continue reading “Steampunk will never die…. Or will it?”

Weekend at the Asylum 2015 report

Lincoln Cathedral provides the backdrop for Weekend at the Asylum
Lincoln Cathedral provides the backdrop for Weekend at the Asylum

After spending two days at Weekend at the Asylum, I’ve returned the grey bleakness of rain. I only attended for two days, but that time was an exhausting, yet exhilarating time. The seventh installment was even bigger than the previous version with a lot more to do and a lot more people involved. Continue reading “Weekend at the Asylum 2015 report”

Concerning steampunks


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Steampunk is a wonderful culture that is more of a movement than a fashion statement and more of a way of life than a hobby. Being a steampunk means becoming part of a global community where Victorian principles of politeness and etiquette are blended with 21st century tolerance and acceptance. To be a steampunk means to be splendid to everyone. There’s a wonderful array of people that enjoy steampunk. You don’t have to be from a particular somewhere, like a certain type of person or even be in the right skin. Hopefully your new journey through steampunk will be one filled with joy, laughter and cake. Continue reading “Concerning steampunks”

Today’s youth have yesterday’s ideals


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Kids of today, eh? Being all polite and not getting into.. er… trouble.. That’s what recent studies are revealing anyway. And if the hype is to be believed, then the younger generation – or Millenials – are employing Victorian principles to their way of life. Continue reading “Today’s youth have yesterday’s ideals”