New Orleans is a truly Victorian city in America. The ships still run on steam & the Absinthe flows like water. As 1 of the last bastions of the civilized world, citizens smoke tobacco in the taverns & openly drink in the glow of the gas streetlightsSee More
A gathering of Columbus-based Steampunks, but open to others worldwide, the Pirate Ship Unstable is an unsteady zepplin with eclectic occupants that flies predominantly in Irish airspace, plundering any English vessel that crosses our path. Our engine might be held together with yarn and our flag is a patchwork, but we have plenty of tea and there be shine in our hold!See More
"I cannot believe the Symposium is only a few short days away! Hopefully you are still interested in meeting up while we are both there. If so, kind Lady, please do not hesitate to aether mail me privately so that I may give you…"
Full Steam Ahead!Steampunk Social at Small StudioSaturday, June 16, 20127 pm to 10 pmHosted by Small StudioWestlake, OHHonored Guest: Barbe Saint John, signing booksProfessional Photographer: Michele MonetJoin us for a great time@ For more details or to RSVP, email Prissy, Cyrus and Bella at firstname.lastname@example.orgSee More
Cincinnati, we are coming back for you! We are honored to be playing the first annual Steampunk Empire Symposium at the Atrium Hotel, and you better believe that we are hitting the ground running! On Friday, April 27 at 8 PM, we will be playing a rousing electric show in Banquet East. Anyone who has seen us play in Cincinnati before MIGHT know what to expect (or maybe not), but anyone who hasn't seen us will be in for a treat as we bring Teodore along to your city for the first time! The show…See More
"I prefer edgy Victorian ;-)
Victorians wore their corsets within their garments and I prefer them outside of - or in lieu of- proper victorian attire.I also have a fascination for garish colors or patterns- absinthe green corsets or black and white…"
I can certainly empathize when it comes to the lamentable quality of many off the rack corsets. I have found that superior quality underpinnings are worth the investment as they improve the look of all of my ensembles. Personally, I look for…"
Minerva Crowe is a talented arcane engineer, medium and spiritual guide. Her father is Alessio Corvo- an Italian Count with a keen interest in all things occult. But Minerva’s considerable psychic gifts are courtesy of her Irish mother- Morrigan Byrne; one of the most treasured jewels of the demimonde and a clever psychic in her own right.
Although the matter of questionable parentage has kept her ostracized from the soirees and outings of polite Empire society, Minerva is well acquainted with the ladies of the aristocracy as she is engaged most evenings in their salons contacting dead or future relatives or providing much needed advice on future events.
Minerva’s clever mind and quirky inventions such as aural receptors, tarot drives, and necromantic snares have also led to longstanding patronage from those in Academic circles with more esoteric interests.
Minerva has almond-shaped brown eyes. Her thick, wavy, hair is long and black with streaks the color of blackberries; a direct result of spending a bit too much time in “The In-Between.” Minerva is short and has a curvy build with skin the color of Devon cream. She has a crooked smile and she moves with the silence of a cat. She is terribly fond of hats, absinthe and her dead Uncle Seamus- her favorite spirit guide and sometime annoyance.
A few years ago, Minerva married Aleister Crowe- a dashing privateer and purveyor of found treasures.
IRL- My husband and I are leaders in the Technology field living in a lovely Victorian home in New Orleans. We greatly enjoy events such as The Time Traveler's Ball and look forward to making the acquaintance of like-minded individuals.
I cannot believe the Symposium is only a few short days away! Hopefully you are still interested in meeting up while we are both there. If so, kind Lady, please do not hesitate to aether mail me privately so that I may give you the code in which to communicate via a hand-held aether typing device.
Thank you for the kind offer of friendship which I most heartily accept. I look forward to meeting both you and your husband sometime in the near future. Till then Ma'am, a very pleasant day to you both.*with a tip of the big black hat*
Dearest Mrs. Crowe, You are most kind in your request for friendship, which I accept with all gusto! Staggeringly decent of you to remember me, I hope you both are well. It would also bring me great pleasure to know that tomorrow brings great happiness for you, and with each stride, your spirits are lifted. Madam. *curtsy* Til we speak again...
Ms. Crowe, I am so very pleased and earnestly looking forward to meeting both you and Mr. Crowe! Are there message boards or some otherway for people find to link up? This is my first Con, and so many things will be new and unknown.
Speaking of first Con . . . I must admit, Dear Lady, that I only have one complete steampunk outfit (the one in my photos), which I suppose one could consider Day Dress; it will likely be worn Saturday. I am assembing a traveling outfit, as I will be motoring south to the Con, and plan to have it on when I arrive Friday. I am only partially pleased with my "ball gown," which needs much work (it's pretty much a long, slim-fitting, pane velvet dress w/2 long panels of material I've attempted to fashion a bustle out of); I am eagerly awaiting the arrivial of my first dress form via post, and intend to remedy the unfavorable parts of the garment by April.
I am not certain my long-winded description helped you in any way, but I can say it got me a bit more organized!
A wise man once said that "form follows function," so it is only right that your up-coming creation should provide you with protection and not just ornamentation. I really must keep that in mind for my next, hmmm . . .
I am pleased, if not somewhat relieved, that Cincinnati has been agreeable to you and Mr. Crowe. I cannot imagine how one could go from living in a place of glorious history and culture, to that of Ohio. I must appear to you a snob, but I feel, as this state is that of my birth, I have first-hand knowledge of its shortcomings.
It would be so lovely to meet you in person at the Symposium! I can see what a tough choice you have ahead. It gladdens me that the spirits have your best interest in mind.