Michael Young: Interview with the vampire (of Whitby)

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Michael Young at Haworth steampunk festival 2013

While at Haworth Steampunk Festival, I managed to sit down with Michael Young. You may know him as the Blade of Whitby or as the organiser and ever present steampunk of many a successful event. We chatted about his role in the organisation of the Haworth Festival, what he does when he’s not dressing as Wesley Snipes and how a chance encounter in Whitby formed a stunning sequence of events that led to me sitting in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales with a splendid cup of tea and a slice of cake. Not that I’m complaining. Continue reading “Michael Young: Interview with the vampire (of Whitby)”

Steampunk news round up 28/11/2013

Pagani Huarya hypercar interior
Pagani Huarya hypercar with steampunk inspired interior

Good day to you, dear reader. You’re obviously salivating at the prospect of the news items I received in my intray this week. Read on and learn of the wonders of a steampunk supercar. Look on in awe at the steampunk train station and learn of yet another play being given a steampunk work over. Continue reading “Steampunk news round up 28/11/2013”

Haworth steampunk festival 2013

Companies that attended the Haworth steampunk weekend 2013
Companies that attended the Haworth steampunk weekend 2013

I had the pleasure of attending the Haworth steampunk festival this weekend. It was wonderful to get out of my stuffy office and get to meet some of you. The drive into Haworth is a mixture of tedium and delight. From my base, I had to traverse motorways and drive through a number of towns until I entered the glorious Yorkshire countryside on my approach. Continue reading “Haworth steampunk festival 2013”

Haworth steampunk event vintage car plea

Vintage Porsche 356 copyright: photofairground 2013 The Haworth steampunk event has been given a date: November 23-24, 2013. The organisers are also on the look-out for any owners of vintage cars looking to display them at the event. But they don’t just wish to stop at cars. If you have any vintage or steampunk vehicle that you would like to display, contact Firth’s Boutique on 01535 643800 with your interest. The event is taking place along Main Street, primarily and the idea is that cars and vehicles will line the pavements. Related articles Steampunk festival set for West Yorkshire Dance … Continue reading Haworth steampunk event vintage car plea

Steampunk festival set for West Yorkshire

A two-day festival in Haworth celebrating the increasingly popular Steampunk movement could attract hundreds of aficionados from across the country. Scheduled to take place in November, the event would be the first of its kind in the district, and organisers hope it eventually becomes as successful as a similar gathering in Whitby. Plans are still in the early stages, but organisers are eager to speak to Steampunk groups to get an idea of how to make a festival that will become an annual pilgrimage for them. Via Bradford Telegraph & Argus Related articles Second steampunk art book in the making … Continue reading Steampunk festival set for West Yorkshire