Steamcon® IV - October 26-28 - Seattle, WA
Yup, it's that time of year again- Steamcon® is going into its third year of Artists' Alley, a place for Steampunk craftspersons to promote their hand-crafted and Steampunk-relevant wares! We know that it can be difficult for smaller-scale artisans to afford or procure a full-blown vendor's table at conventions, so this is a chance for the less mass-produced artists to get their work out there.
Steamcon® will receive Artists’ Alley applications for review until June 1st, at which point we will begin evaluating & accepting exhibitors until the Artists’ Alley is full. All applicants will be juried, and consideration will be based on applicability of wares, date of receipt and diversity of merchandise available in the Artists’ Alley.
The lovely Sara Katz-Scher hit me up for an interview a few weeks back and, after some editing on my part so I don't come across as a complete doofus via Skype, the article's finally up for your perusal over at OfficialCosplay.com. Definitely check it out if you're interested in me rambling on about, quite predictably, cosplay and my historical Disney princesses.
Hey guys, I finally had time to design some fabric for one of the Spoonflower weekly contests! EXCITING. Who am I to resist drawing an obscene number of baby sea turtles, honestly. You should head over to the site and vote because I will love you forever, oooor just because you like the fabric. There's a ton of other cute stuff in the contest this week, so it's definitely worth checking out the lineup.
for my own sanity I'm setting this Saturday, DECEMBER 10, as the cutoff date for ordering prints from my Big Cartel store before the holidays. I'm going to spend this weekend packing everything up, and should have everything shipped out Monday morning.
In other store news, I should have full sets of the Disney princesses available in the store come January! I'm still waiting on my order of postcard prints, so I don't want to set up that product until I have the supplies to back it up.
Thanks you guys,
So for once I'm going to post about a con before I am actually at said con. BRILLIANT. I'm going to be at Steamcon III this weekend in Seattle- I'm coordinating Artists' Alley, have a bunch of art/prints in the art show, and am going to be moderating/on several panels:
Sat, 11AM - Steampunking your Fandom, Grand B
There have been a lot of recent attempts to filter existing franchises through a Steampunk lens- Steampunk Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Doctor Who, and more. But how do you do this well without slapping a few gears on a Storm trooper helmet? Join us for a discussion and an illustrated how-to on breaking down a character's design, personality, & role, and building them back up within the context of a Steampunk universe.
Sat, 1PM - Steampunk Video Game Art, Regency B
As technology continues to advance, more and more steampunk artists are moving into the realm of video games. Learn what goes on behind the creation of these games: programs and techniques the artists use, the challenges of this new medium, and what the future of the business holds.
Sun, 11AM - Digital Daguerreotyping, Regency C
We’re always trying to age our costume photos and illustrations to make them look like they’re straight out of the 1880’s, but there’s a lot more to it than a well-placed sepia filter. Join us for a brief history of the various photographic and printing techniques of the Victorian era, followed by examples and a live demo showing you how to mimic those same processes digitally. No wet plates or letterpresses involved, we swear.
Sun, 12PM - Steampunk Art, Regency C
Come meet some artists who represent steampunk to see how they imagine, design, and create beautiful works of art!
...So yes! If you're going to be at the con, please feel welcome to track me down and say hi. I'll probably be in my khaki getup or that awesome Hussar jacket most of the weekend (seeing how life has allowed me next to no time to make anything new this year) if you need to spot me from afar.
-Claire, who is trying not to have a pre-con meltdown