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
The Victorian Steampunk Society (VSS) have announced that they will be changing their name to the Ministry of Steampunk. When the V.S.S. was created almost a decade ago it’s aims were simple – to facilitate the very best opportunities for … Continue reading VSS rebranding announced
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”
Etching When I was in college, I figured out that the most dangerous room on campus wasn’t what you might expect. It was the print-making lab where I spent a goodly portion of freshman year. There were several large and … Continue reading Part 4 – Taming Metal from Weekend at the Asylum 2014
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)
Everyday people dressed in long clothing, fake guns and funny hats are actually voluntarily going to an Asylum this weekend. Several months ago, a researcher working on the trans-dimensional rift project accidentally made us known to the “Oilpunk” universe. In an incident involving a half eaten cucumber sandwich which was dropped on a control panel, single direction viewing was disabled.
Ever since that fateful day, we have been in constant communication with the people on the “other side”. Oilpunks will hold a grand festival in their version of Lincoln this weekend, it has been revealed. Continue reading “Public surprised as crazy people go to Asylum”
An email has just been sent out to interested parties that the Victorian Steampunk Society have secured plans with the City of Lincoln to ensure the survival of Weekend at the Asylum for at least the next five years. Continue reading “Asylum secure for next 5 years”
I’ve been sent a few photographs of the meeting in Castle Square.
Are you there? Can you see yourself?
Continue reading “Images from Weekend at the Asylum”