February 10th and 11th 2018 saw the third Whitby Steampunk Weekend held at the Pavillion of the famous coastal town. Famous because its Abbey was used as a location in Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel. Of course that has little to … Continue reading Whitby Steampunk Weekend III – Daytime Event Report
You can read part one of our interview with Whitby Steampunk Weekend organiser Andy Pan Within by clicking this text. As the interview progressed, we moved to various other subjects. I personally always like to see event organisers at events … Continue reading An interview with Andy Pan Within – PART TWO
You may know Andy Dolan by various other names; Andy Pan Within, Hubcap Diamondstar or even possibly Jam Man. It’s like he’s trying to avoid detection by Interpol, but it’s nothing like that. The organiser of Whitby Steampunk Weekend has acquired these names throughout his life. His fascination with the God Pan from Greek mythology, coupled with a love of the song Pan Within by The Waterboys gave him his current moniker. But what about Hubcap? “Hubcap is a nickname acquired during childhood from friends because I was into T. Rex and was always singing Get It On (Hubcap Diamondstar Halo is in the lyrics).” Obviously his nickname Jam Man comes from his company Decadent Preserves. Continue reading “An interview with Andy Pan Within – PART ONE”
Friday 28th July 2017 saw the opening of the second Whitby Steampunk Weekend and Steampunk Journal made the delightful journey to one of the most beautiful parts of the country to be there.
All links in this article lead to the artist or similar articles, so please show the love and like their pages. Continue reading “Whitby Steampunk Experience Pt. 1 – Friday”
It’s a real hassle, as an Editor of Steampunk Journal, being invited to parties, being special guest.. So many people, so many parties… I was, however, more than happy to be involved with the first showing of theVaudeville Evening … Continue reading A Vaudeville Evening at Whitby Steampunk Weekend
Despite it’s relatively isolated location in the North East of England providing no large primary transportation links, Whitby has been one of the most popular places for steampunks, Goths and Vampires to visit for several years now. Immortalised in the works of Bram Stoker, the small fishing town already hosts two major events in the shape of Bram Stoker Film Festival and, of course, Whitby Goth Weekend. If that wasn’t enough, February 2017 saw the very first dedicated steampunk weekend held at the Pavilion, which is located at the top of a ridiculous amount of steps.
Another Whitby Goth Weekend has been and gone and the arguments have started again. This time, it seems less about the paparazzi style invasive photographers and more about the weapons issue that I mentioned in this article from the last WGW (Whitby Goth Weekend). There’s also a relatively new problem that seems to be rearing its head. That problem is disgruntled Goths who attend the event but don’t think that steampunks should be there. Whitby Goth Weekend press coverage In the Guardian, they posted a number of pictures of the event but somehow seemed to miss Goths off of the … Continue reading The future of steampunks at Whitby Goth Weekend
Well I think it’s about time we had another steampunk weekend, don’t you? And where better than a place that everybody already loves? No, not Lincoln, I’m talking about Whitby! Whitby Steampunk Weekend has already been booked for Saturday 4th … Continue reading Whitby Steampunk Weekend on course
Chapter One Mud squelched under several pairs of approaching boots—more boots than Ikey normally heard on his dad’s farm. He sat back on his heels. The toes of his own boots pressed further into the mud as he looked away … Continue reading Arachnodactyl chapter one by Danny Knestaut
Ikey wanted to stay on the farm and care for the uncle who made him a master mechanic, but a lost bet with the Admiral changed everything. Forced to accompany the Admiral to Whitby, Ikey is soon in the thick … Continue reading Arachnodactyl by Danny Knestaut