Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Showdown at Unobtainium - Coming Soon!

Ok Steampunks... the ultimate battle between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison is going to happen and you can be a witness. Come to the forgotten mining town of Unobtainium, Texas, on November 10 and 11 and experience the event for yourself!

From their website:

"Showdown at Unobtainium 2012: Tesla vs. Edison is a two day themed experiential event featuring music, vendors, strolling and stage actors, Vaudeville-style performances, and interactive art. The look and feel is Steampunk/Victorian/NeoVictorian/Dark Victorian/Weird West/DieselPunk/Clock Punk."

My Mad Scientist's Lamp will be a part of the art installation and you will find me there under my canopy. I will be selling my handmade wares along with some hand picked found items. Come in and browse or join me in a cup of coffee or tea in my sitting area. I am working on some fun ideas for decorating my "pavillion" so come and check it out.

And don't forget to stay for the show Saturday night! The incomparable Marquis of Vaudeville take the stage and will amaze you with their spectacle of splendor.

For more information on this amazing event go to their website here .

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


On the first day of class my freshman science teacher told us that the only constant in the universe is change and he was so right!  Change is coming. Good, bad...don't know for sure but we will see...

We got my father moved from Georgia last month and he is settling in well. I get to see him much, much more than I have since I was in high school and that is good.

In the meantime, the masquerade last month was so much fun! As was the cd listening party for the Marquis of Vaudeville's new CD, The Great Promenade of Fools & Ghosts. At both events I got to wear my spectacular new dress made for me by Deborah Gerard of Time Traveler Outfitters

Coming up, I am NOT going to Emerald City Steampunk Expo. Instead, I am going to Encounters Con in Wichita, KS on October 19-21 and then Showdown at Unobtanium outside of Austin, TX on November 10 and 11. So definitely look for me at those shows.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Coming Up....

I have a busy couple of months coming up. This month I am helping my father move from Georgia to Texas. This includes a trip to Georgia next week!  Then I will be attending the Sky Commodore's Autumn Masquerade Ball in Dallas. This is going to be a great Steampunk/NeoVictorian masked ball featuring the music of The Marquis of Vaudeville and Steam Powered Giraffe. It takes place at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, TX.  

A week later I will be attending the  Marquis of Vaudeville's Euponic Soiree. This will be the unveiling of their amazing debut album, ~The Great Promenade of Fools & Ghosts~ .

The first weekend in November will, I hope, find me vending at Emerald City Steampunk Expo in Wichita, KS. I am still awaiting formal word that I will be one of the vendors.

The end of November, beginnng of December will find me accompanying Deborah Gerard of Time Traveler Outfitters to Madison,WI for TeslaCon.

Looking forward to seeing you at these events. Stop by and say hello if you are there!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Yet more on Clockwork Con!

I am posting on Clockwork Con again! It is coming sooner than you think and you know you want to be there!!  Clockwork Con is a 3 day ALL Steampunk convention taking place in Austin, Texas the weekend of January 20-22, 2012. If you haven't already gotten your tickets, you can still get them here. Weekend passes are available for $50 each right now, $60 at the door.

Purveyors of all sorts of steamy goodness will be there as well! You can find corsets by Casta Diva, leather from Griffin Leather, clothing from Silver Leaf Costume, Ravenworks, Caveat Emptor and Mad Girl Clothing, wigs from Prince Pez Addictions, Steampunk Curiosities from the imagination of A Grimm, and jewelry by yours truly. You can even get your steampunk portrait preserved in photographic form by the wonderful folks at Penland Photography.

In addition, you can meet the crew of the Airship Isabella and the all-captain crew of The Delirium of Grandeur. Chat with the lovely and talented OM Grey, be entertained by Mr. Saturday and Sixpence, shake hands with Emperor Justinian of the Red Fork Empire (if you dare), or listen to the musical stylings of Steam Powered Giraffe, Bones Jangle and the VooDoo Island Cannibals, or the always wonderful Marquis of Vaudeville!

So if you haven't already made your reservations, DO IT NOW!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Coming Soon - Clockwork Con!!!

After a reasonably successful weekend at the Emerald City Steampunk Expo in Wichita, Kansas last weekend my next stop will be Clockwork Con in Austin, Texas over the weekend of January 20-22, 2012.

Clockwork Con looks like it is going to be a LOT of fun! They have a great guest lineup including Airship Isabella, Delerium of Grandeur, Emperor Justinian, the lovely and talented author O.M. Grey, the ever fun Mr. Saturday and Sixpence, and Cracked Monocle. And their musical lineup is just as awesome! They have Master Bones Jangle and the VooDoo Island Cannibals with their own brand of pirate music, The robotic trio Steam Powered Giraffe, and the always wonderful and fun Marquis of Vaudeville!

There will be vendors a-plenty (myself included), panels on a wide variety of steampunk topics, A Dinner Event of Aether and Steam, a concert and vaudeville show, and a gadgeteer festival where Steampunks can show off their greatest creations!  In addition, word is that there may well be more S.C.A.R.S. versus The Order action!

So if you are a steampunk and can get to Austin, Texas over the 4th weekend of January 2012 (yes, January has 5 weekends next year!) then come on in and stay for a while!

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Mechanical Grave

The year is 1895. Steam-powered ships fly through the air. Clockwork robots have replaced servants. And a grisly murder has taken place in the dark night of New York City. Called to the scene of the ritualistic murder of a young woman, newly appointed police commissioner Teddy Roosevelt discovers Detective Wayne and his police officers power usurped by two special investigators appointed by the White House: Occultist Edgar Allan Poe, a clockwork automaton housing the soul of the literary legend, and Mrs. Emma Entwistle, a dangerous assassin with a unique connection to the other world. When they elicit information from the demon Neshrew, a much darker and more dangerous plot of world domination is uncovered.

The Mechanical Grave is a short film directed by Jon Keeyes. The production company, Wolfclan Productions, says about The Mechanical Grave that it is "a darkly fascinating Sci-Fi /Steampunk short film designed as a TV Pilot that will initially become a six part Mini-Series, and ultimately, become an Episodic Series for multiple seasons." (Wolfclan Productions)

My goggles
A month or so back I got the opportunity to be a part of a this project and boy was it a fun night!  My friend Deborah Gerard of Time Traveler Outfitters designed and created the beautiful costumes.  She invited me to join her on the second night of shooting to play one of the minions of the demon Neshrew. I also contributed a couple of the costume accessories, including the goggles seen on the top hat worn by Mrs. Entwistle, the monocle worn by the giant, and bits on several of the minions (check out the wrist piece on the right wrist of Lucian Menkent, below)
Giant, wearing my monocle

Toby Lawhon

Other minions were played by friends and aquaintances from the Texas steampunk community, including Toby Lawhon (lead singer of Dallas area band Marquis of Vaudeville), members of the Airships Isabella and Nocturne, and members of the Celestial Rogues.

Capt Whitaker, ASI
Lazuli Delacru, ASI

Lucian Menkent, Celestial Rogues
Thaddeus Vale, ASI

Amelia and Audra, ASI

 So check out the short teaser trailer and let us hope they get the full length trailer AND the short film out soon!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

This just breaks my heart!!!

A fellow steampunk artisan and etsy seller, AutumnSteam, had 75 of her pendants STOLEN while packing up at Faerieworlds in Eugene, Oregon this past weekend!  What kind of sick person does something like this???? The pendants were displayed on red velvet in vintage picture frames and were taken while the booth was being packed up and the van retrieved.

If you live anywhere in the Eugene area please help her keep an eye out for her missing pieces at flea markets, pawn shops, even on etsy or ebay!   You can check out her blog here for details on what was stolen. Please, if you see anything that looks like any of her missing work, let her know right away! This is one of the worst things that can happen to an artist and I wish I could do more to help!