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Duchess Zarina Challenger
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  • Sidney, IL
  • United States
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  • Hammer
  • Ellen Shipley
  • Lord Hastings R. Bobbins
  • Margaret Anne McNally
  • Claudius Van der Graffe

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Duchess Zarina Challenger replied to Aloysius Fox's discussion Midwest Steampunk? in the group KOI Steampunk Alliance
"What about changing the order of the letters to KIO?  And when we wild things gather in the afternoon for refreshments, we could call them our KIO-Teas.    I understand the desire to clarify the name, but Midwest Steampunk seems…"
Apr 21, 2011
Duchess Zarina Challenger might attend k u's event
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Wild Wild West Con 2011 at Old Tucson Studios / Hotel Tucson City Center

March 4, 2011 at 9am to March 6, 2011 at 5pm
**Wild Wild West Con****Tickets On Sale Now**What is Wild Wild West Con?Wild Wild West Con is Arizona’s first steampunk convention-festival. We are breaking the barriers of the hotel based convention by placing the core of our event within Old Tucson Studios. We are set to an active story line that takes place in the fictional town of Rusted Gear in 1896 during its…See More
Dec 11, 2010
Duchess Zarina Challenger replied to Simon Wildefarer's discussion Paper for a Steampunk Era Pamphlet
"My dear Simon, Your project is an admirable undertaking. Might I suggest that you visit a large library that has a rare book room and examine some pamphlets of the times. Meanwhile, out of curiosity, I compared the paper in a small pamphlet from my…"
Nov 30, 2010
Duchess Zarina Challenger left a comment for Cmdr. "Whiskey Nick" Triton
"Thank you for your kind regards. I am in awe of your fantastic gadgets. Most remarkable inventions. I appreciate that you have made me aware of them."
Oct 2, 2010
Cmdr. "Whiskey Nick" Triton left a comment for Duchess Zarina Challenger
"Happiest of birthdays from Her Majesty's Royal Airship Command. kellysheroes.webs.com for Gadgets, Gizmos, Goggles & Gear or visit My Page here on Steampunk Empire!"
Oct 1, 2010
Duchess Zarina Challenger and Hammer are now friends
Aug 28, 2010
Duchess Zarina Challenger might attend Capt. Anthony LaGrange's event
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Marcon at Hyatt Regency Columbus, Ohio

May 28, 2010 at 6pm to May 30, 2010 at 7pm
Marcon (Multiple Alternative Realities Convention) is a Full-Spectrum Fantasy & Science Fiction convention based in Columbus, Ohio, normally held over the Memorial Day weekend. Marcon offers a dozen tracks of programming in art, costuming, fan, filk, literary, media, and science, as well as events and displays including a Masquerade, Art Show, Dealers Room, multiple 24 hour video tracks, 7,000 square feet (650 m2) of Gaming space, and at least one dance! Marcon runs a children’s track of…See More
Mar 29, 2010
Duchess Zarina Challenger is now friends with Margaret Anne McNally and Ellen Shipley
Mar 29, 2010
Duchess Zarina Challenger left a comment for Ellen Shipley
"Greetings, Ellen! Welcome to Steampunk Empire. We can always use another intrepid lady archaeologist on board. Most excellent art, too. I do love your fanciful airship! Duchess Zarina Challenger"
Mar 28, 2010
Lord Hastings R. Bobbins and Duchess Zarina Challenger are now friends
Feb 28, 2010
Duchess Zarina Challenger replied to Lord Hastings R. Bobbins's discussion Looking for writers
"The idea is wonderful and your villain is quite the striking young man. Since Madison isn't all that far from Central Illinois I do hope I can attend. I would enjoy working on your story line, very much. Perhaps as a beta-reader, as I am…"
Feb 28, 2010
Duchess Zarina Challenger might attend Scout's event
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Steamposium at The Crowne Plaza St. Louis-Clayton Hotel

April 9, 2010 to April 11, 2010
R.O.S.E.'s First Annual Steamposium will be a 3 day salon style convention in the Saint Louis area on April 9, 10 and 11th in the year of 2010. It was typical in Victorian times to gather all of the greatest minds together for a weekend of fun, frivolity and a meeting of the minds. This First Annual Steamposium will be no exception.This event will welcome all fans and future fans of the Steampunk genre that encourages characters, costumes as well as inventions. Plans are underway for an amazing…See More
Feb 2, 2010
Duchess Zarina Challenger replied to Aloysius Fox's discussion Steampunk Movies
"I skimmed through the pages of this discussion and didn't see mentioned a movie that I very much enjoyed when it came out (yes, I'm old!) which was "The Assassination Bureau" (1969) with Diana Rigg and Oliver Reed, based on an…"
Feb 2, 2010
Duchess Zarina Challenger left a comment for Duchess Zarina Challenger
"Herr Van der Graffe, Thank you for your kind sentiments. I have been contemplating the Dearborn event, but it overlaps both MediawestCon in Lansing and Marcon. I have numerous friends who attend Marcon, and know that it also has a most excellent…"
Jan 31, 2010
Claudius Van der Graffe left a comment for Duchess Zarina Challenger
"greetings again madame ! I'm sorry I did not do so sooner . the site is growing so fast I sometimes miss when new folks join. I WAS curious if you had plans for for any upcoming conventions. surprisingly some folks here are not real big on…"
Jan 31, 2010
Duchess Zarina Challenger and Claudius Van der Graffe are now friends
Jan 31, 2010

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Introduction
Airships have played a big part in my life, and was into Steampunk and Weird West long before anyone hung names on the concepts. I never hang around the 21st Century if I can go to some other time instead. I am an artist, writer, and costumer on occasion.

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At 11:45pm on October 1, 2010, Cmdr. "Whiskey Nick" Triton said…
Happiest of birthdays from Her Majesty's Royal Airship Command. kellysheroes.webs.com for Gadgets, Gizmos, Goggles & Gear or visit My Page here on Steampunk Empire!
At 9:40am on March 29, 2010, Ellen Shipley said…
Greetings Zarina,

This looks like a shiny place to hang out. Thanx for steering me to it.
At 8:48pm on January 31, 2010, Duchess Zarina Challenger said…
Herr Van der Graffe,

Thank you for your kind sentiments.

I have been contemplating the Dearborn event, but it overlaps both MediawestCon in Lansing and Marcon. I have numerous friends who attend Marcon, and know that it also has a most excellent art show. At this moment, if I can get away for that weekend, I am seriously contemplating Marcon. Steampunk is swaying me, and though the Dearborn event is very very tempting, I am unacquainted with many of the attendees thus far.

Inconjunction is another event that I have tried to attend in past years, but personal obligations have precluded it. However, it also is very tempting. I sent some art to Windycon, but did not get to attend. Also, in April there is a Steampunk event in the St Louis area which is also tempting but unfortunately it is very close to a business event in Indianapolis that I plan to attend. Regrettably, practicality must rein in my social interests and keep me in the current century and timeline.

I agree with your assessment of conventions as family reunions. For me it's more so since I go back a long long way in fandom, though I haven't been active these past few years.

I do hope to find the opportunity to meet with the Circle City group at some point, and participate in some events with your crew.
At 7:38pm on January 31, 2010, Claudius Van der Graffe said…
greetings again madame ! I'm sorry I did not do so sooner .
the site is growing so fast I sometimes miss when new folks join.
I WAS curious if you had plans for for any upcoming conventions.
surprisingly some folks here are not real big on cons.
I love 'em, they're like family reunions ! so far we're planning: Marcon , Inconjunction (Indianapolis) and maybe windycon . if it was held any other time I really would have liked
to have attended steamcon .
 
 
 

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