Ladies and Gentlemen, the winners of the Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 were announced on 27th April, as foreseen. Unfortunately our Sky Captain Series set of Steampunk-inspired jewelry for men was not awarded Best Non-goggle Accessory. However, this result does not stain the fact that our creation was considered relevant enough to be nominated and believe me when I say that we really value this. Naturally we would like to congratulate the winners and our fellow nominees, and express our gratitude to the Steampunk Chronicle team once more.
We all have to cope with winning and losing. We feel very proud for this nomination and, with all we have received and learned, it is time to move forward and think about the next milestone: Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Awards 2014!
This said, a few reflections due to the contest.
We are presenting ‘The Planchettes Collection’ today, that will be available for sale at Wave Gotik Treffen and, after this event, online too. I can assure you that much effort has been invested in the development of the Vigilat Planchette, the first piece of this collection. Let me tell share with you the story behind this demanding project.
1.- The seed: our interest in the potential of 3D printing
1.- Steampunk wedding clothing: the definitive original touch
Your Steampunk inspired wedding could truly be the most original event of the year with a little forward planning and the right organizing. But how does one get that real ‘originality’ especially when it comes to the outfits? Having an individual style is top of the list of wants for most couples about to tie the knot. It’s only natural that you will want to stand out from the crowd in your Steampunk gear.
Well, doing your wedding in a Steampunk style will definitely give you an unexpected twist to your special day. A real edge on the other couples tying the knot this year. In this blog post we will take a closer look at the wedding attire itself and how you can make yours stand out.
‘We are really pleased with our revenues but our goal isn’t to make money. It sounds a little flippant, but it’s the truth. Our goal and what makes us excited is to make great products. If we are successful people will like them and if we are operationally competent, we will make money’.
When I read this quote from Mr. Ive I could not help but remember my own words some months ago:
1.- The interviewee
James Richardson Brown is a renowned Steampunk author, jeweler, maker, 3D artist, sculptor and strongman. Creator of ‘The Sydeian Coalition’ steampunk/science fiction series, he has been featured in such places as Oxford University Museum of the History of Science, Wired, BBC, Sky News and many others. In addition, he is one of the main promoters of Steampunk and Steamgoth in the UK and worldwide.
2.- Steampunk and Steamgoth
Dear James, welcoming you to our brief interviews’ series is really exciting. Not only because you are a prominent figure of the international Steampunk scene, but for your involvement in the development of Steamgoth. We have recently published a blog post about this subject entitled ‘Steamgoth in a nutshell’ and would love to go deeper into it. So let’s begin the interview!
Q.- There is no doubt that you have had an outstanding role in the development of the British Steampunk scene since its early days. You hosted the UK’s first steampunk meet-up in 2007, you have written educational articles, and even given demonstrations of Steampunk fashion and sculpture. Would you tell us a bit about the Steampunk scene in UK?