Teapot Racing at Tesla Con

My last event during Tesla Con last weekend was the teapot races. Twenty-seven cars and racers were there for the event, not to mention a large and appreciative crowd. I talked to a few racers who said they’d seen the event at the International Steampunk Symposium earlier this year and it inspired them to give […]

A Report from Motor City Steam Con’s ‘Victorian Salon’ Nov. 5

When you’re a vagabond like me, it can be really hard to meet new people and make friends. Being a Steampunk, I’ve already got a tribe, it’s just a matter of finding them! Luckily for me, the Midwest seems to be a hotbed of Steampunk activity. This past summer, the first Motor City Steam Convention was […]

Yellow Cabaret X – Event Summary

Guests enjoyed fire dancing from DaShane Starfox and Skye Amos Wolf, had the strength of this stomachs tested by Tinderbox Circus Sideshow, and music from Curse of Cassandra, Arlow Xan, The Skeletones, and DJ V-Ral. Kelsey Jean performed with hoops, both on the ground and in the air, and Troupe Hexa mesmerized all with their […]

An Interview with Jeff Mach, Creator of the Steampunk World’s Fair

Jeff Mach started the Steampunk Worlds Fair in 2010, and continues to oversee this amazingly successful event as well as other special interest conventions. Steampunk World’s Fair 2016 was amazing and I’ve already got my room booked for SPWF 2017. Maybe I’ll see you there 🙂 Now, on with the interview!

MECCACon Draws Independent Comics Creators and Their Supporters

The Midwest Ethnic Convention for Comics and Arts – MECCA, aka MECCACon, a large independent comic book and artist convention, took place on Sept. 17th, 2016 at the Detroit Public Library, showcasing comics creators and drawing supporters from all over the country. It was the second year that I represented Airship Ashanti and the Midwest Black […]

Masquerade at WorldCon!

“A fabulous show!” – A Judge The 74th WorldCon Masquerade took place on August 19th at MidAmeriConII in Kansas City. The costume contest was one of the highlights of the weekend and was conducted according to ICG guidelines. Costumes were judged in two categories. The workmanship category is concerned only with how a costume is […]

10 Ways to Fight the “Not at a Con” Blues

It’s convention season, and we all know those lucky friends who are busy traveling from one weekend adventure to the next while we’re stuck at home. Fortunately, there is hope. At least a little. Or, at least, there are distractions from con-jealousy.

The Time Travelers are Coming

Although the start of The Ohio Renaissance Festival is always good news to those in the Midwest, the second annual arrival of the festival’s Time Travelers’ Weekend is especially exciting. It is the chance every cosplayer dreams of: going back in time, in character, for a chance to watch Queen Elizabeth call for the Doctor’s […]

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