I’ve gotten the chance to get to know a few Steampunk conventions and their organizers really well over the past three years. The recent allegations and safety concerns surrounding Steampunk World’s Fair have brought up feelings of pain and confusion … Continue reading Founders of TeslaCon and the International Steampunk Symposium Sound Off on Safety
One of Steampunk’s most public figures has been faced with a wave of allegations over the past year. Jeff Mach rose to fame within the Steampunk community for hosting what he claims is the ‘Biggest Steampunk Event in the World’, … Continue reading Why Did Jeff Mach Events Become Just Magical Events?
Fun with Fire Even though it is strongly associated with the Industrial Revolution and the World Wars, welding has been around for thousands of years in one form or another. The Bronze Age (in Europe 3200-600 BCE) and the Iron Age … Continue reading Part 3 – Taming Metal from Weekend at the Asylum 2014
Friends, makers, cosplayers, lend me your ears! (Or eyes as the case would be) I attended several different sessions during my awesome convention experience in Lincoln in 2014. At the time, I was most interested the sessions about making the cool … Continue reading Taming Metal From Weekend at the Asylum 2014 (Part 1)
Hat’s Off to the Bowlers As with any mention of a Stetson, Bowler should always be capitalized because it is named after a person, or in this case, persons. The brothers Thomas and William Bowlers first created the hat in … Continue reading Bowlers were More than Mere Fashion