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Professor G. L. MacGregor
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Professor G. L. MacGregor's Discussions

Project Runway: Under the Gunn - Steampunk Episode

Started this discussion. Last reply by Morrigan Merryweather Mar 7, 2014. 15 Replies

I saw a trailer for the Lifetime TV series Project Runway: Under the Gunn. In this weeks episode, the contestants have to make "an avant garde outfit based on Steampunk". The episode airs on…Continue

IBM Social Sentiment Index Says Steampunk is the Next Big Retail Trend

Started this discussion. Last reply by CoastConFan Mar 6, 2013. 39 Replies

A coworker pointed out this article to me. Steampunk Retail Trend Comments? Is it time to find something…Continue

SPWF on CBS Sunday Morning

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Artificer Nov 2, 2011. 12 Replies

There was a camera crew from CBS Sunday Morning at the Steampunk World's Fair on Saturday, but I didn't hear when the segment was supposed to air. Does anybody know? I would love to see it.

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Professor G. L. MacGregor replied to Dr. Mungojerry Grindlebone's discussion A bit of Help Requested with some Baltimore historic Photos
"I would suggest contacting the Baltimore Sun. They have an extensive collection of old photographs and they might be able to help."
Mar 15
Professor G. L. MacGregor commented on Dr! Jarvis Donovan Whitecastle's group Baltimore Washington Steampunker's Society
"Thanks for the notice about this event. It's right in my backyard and I didn't even know about it. It will be a good warm-up for SPWF."
Mar 5
Professor G. L. MacGregor replied to Aloysia's discussion So Creative!
"It's much better if you watch it while listening to the Wonder Woman theme song. "
Feb 13
Professor G. L. MacGregor replied to Lady Rayna Keller's discussion Weapons at conventions....what are your experiences?
"Copied from the Steampunk World's Fair website. It seems to be representative of the events that I have attended: Weapons Policy: The Steampunk Worlds Fair is friendly to various forms of costume and prop weaponry, with reasonable…"
Nov 16, 2014
Professor G. L. MacGregor replied to Lady Rayna Keller's discussion What is needed to start a basic Steampunk outfit/costume?
"Personally, I started with a hat. I decided early on that I wanted to wear a derby instead of a top hat, so I started thinking "What sort of person would wear a hat like this?" All my other decisions flowed from there. In a more general…"
Nov 3, 2014
Professor G. L. MacGregor and Melvin Whitfield are now friends
Oct 13, 2014
K. Robin Egger replied to Professor G. L. MacGregor's discussion Steampunk Jedi in the group The Steampunk Star Wars Society
"I would love to see what you came up with. I am embarking on designing and constructing a Steampunk Mara Jade Skywalker, based on her green dress."
Oct 7, 2014
Professor G. L. MacGregor replied to Capt. Quinn Havock's discussion Cirque du Soleil Sells-out Steampunk In New Show
"While I understand your sentiments about Steampunk going commercial, your comments about Cirque du Soleil really hit a nerve. You see, I like Cirque. I've been to four of their live shows and I've probably seen at least that many on TV.…"
Jul 24, 2014
Professor G. L. MacGregor replied to Zoe k's discussion Turning plastic into copper
"Most of my experience comes from painting miniatures and not full sized stage props, so I'm not sure what sort of paint to use. Sorry I couldn't give you more specifics."
Jun 13, 2014
Professor G. L. MacGregor replied to Zoe k's discussion Turning plastic into copper
"Do you want the copper to be shiny and new or old and worn? One trick I often used when painting something that I want to look weathered is to use a black base coat and then dry brush the top color (copper in this case) over it. The black base tones…"
Jun 12, 2014
Professor G. L. MacGregor replied to Lady Rayna Keller's discussion How do you age clothing?
"A quick search of the aethernet showed several techniques for weathering clothing. Unfortunately, most of them would probably damage a delicate item like this. (I don't think you want to use sandpaper, for example.)"
Jun 12, 2014
Professor G. L. MacGregor commented on Captain of The Lost World's photo

I Pirate. Yes I was once scurvy of the empire before I saw the light. Hail The Empire.

"Scurvy of the empire? A few oranges will take care of that, my good man."
May 23, 2014
Professor G. L. MacGregor replied to Lady Rayna Keller's discussion Does anyone know of where I can find instructions for an armlet?
"When you say "armlet", I assume you mean something that goes around the upper arm rather than the wrist. That's pretty simple because it's essentially a very short belt. (Wristbands are a tiny bit more complicated because they…"
May 17, 2014
Professor G. L. MacGregor replied to Lady Rayna Keller's discussion What do you say when you are ask.......?
"Although I can't claim to be the originator of this particular witticism, it is one of my favorites: "Why are you dressed like that?" "It's Tuesday.""
May 1, 2014
Professor G. L. MacGregor replied to C. E. McDermott (Clint Darby)'s discussion Steampunk World's Fair 2014 - What are YOU looking forward to?
"This will be my fourth time at SPWF. I'm looking forward to: 1) Meeting up with our Steampunk friends 2) Seeing all the cool gadgets and interesting wardrobes that people have come up with. 3) Perusing the vendor's wares."
Apr 15, 2014
Professor G. L. MacGregor replied to hickman's discussion New to forum
"Very impressive lamp. Where did you get the gears? They look like they weigh a ton."
Apr 13, 2014

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Good evening to you all. I am Professor MacGregor, scholar and craftsman.

My interests are varied and occasionally useful. I am an inveterate tinkerer, a student of the fighting arts of the mysterious Orient, and enjoy the occasional game of skill and wit. At present, I occupy my time creating marvels of brass and leather for the advancement of science.

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At 9:02pm on June 3, 2013, Dr. Lenora O. Spaulding said…

That is an excellent piece of headgear indeed, and I highly endorse your acquisition of it!

I like Captain Spaulding especially for cosplay because he always struck me as something of a fraud... Also, when I was a long-haired kid, I needed to play Groucho characters with hats so that I could hide my hair, so I was always either Captain Spaulding or Professor Wagstaff. That isn't an issue now, but Captain Spaulding does fit in wonderfully with the era. :)

At 7:56pm on June 3, 2013, Dr. Lenora O. Spaulding said…

It was nice to meet you and Amanda, too! I'm sure we'll be at many of the same events, as Capt. Buford and I don't live too far away from you at all. (And my whole persona did grow out of the Captain Spaulding bit - I've been dressing up as Groucho from time to time since I was ten, and it seems he's followed me into steampunk!)

At 12:05pm on March 17, 2013, Roger Tinkerton said…

Thank you sir, most kind of you.  I so rarely advertise as I typically like the "word of mouth approach, so it's most gratifying to know a few of the ads are interesting to people.  Your compliment on my website is perhaps even greater than you realize in today's "automatic website" environment.  I design all my own graphics and still program "old school" with hard code, so I consider the site one of my creations in a more artistic sense.  So again, thank you most heartily.  It's a great pleasure to meet you. 

At 1:30pm on August 28, 2012, Robert Conrad said…

Thank you It's a pleasure to be here! And thanks for your support over the years! WWW was a great time in my life, be sure to tune into my radio show every Thursday from 3-5pm/PST to hear stories from the WWW days. on CRN1.

At 7:02pm on September 4, 2011, A D Cruize said…
Happy birthday, Professor.
At 10:21am on September 4, 2011, the Baroness said…
Happy Birthday Professor!  Hope it's a steamy one!  Cheers!
At 9:06am on May 23, 2011, Jolly Roger said…

Good day sir,

 loverly pictures from the fair, thank you for shareing;)

At 8:36am on May 23, 2011, Captian Lokpik said…

It was good to see you and your lovely Lady again.


At 7:16am on May 23, 2011, the Baroness said…
Wonderful photos of the Fair!  Thanks for sharing to those who airship never quite made it off the ground!  Cheers!
At 6:22am on May 23, 2011, Lacy Knickers said…

Thank you, Professor!  As always, it was a pleasure to see you again!



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