Steampunk Canada

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shaun pequin
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Male
About Me

Calgary born residing on the Isle of Wight, multi instrumentalist, producer, performer, songwriter. Owner of home based 'Little dog studios'. Member of steampunk based 'Wight Hot Pipes' https://www.facebook.com/wighthotpipes/   and 'FireFly', https://www.facebook.com/steampunkfirefly/


What is your favourite thing about steampunk?

Sense of unique style and worldwide community, ecclectic influences both vintage and futuristic.


Don
Member
Male
About Me

I’ve been creating Steampunk art for about 25 yrs. Most of my work has been kinetic Steampunk devices. I love art in motion. You can see a sample at:    https://youtu.be/g1NSIY8abT8


What is your favourite thing about steampunk?

I like the blend of vintage and fantasy that allows one a large area to work in.


D. W. McInerney
Member
Male
About Me

Retired Locomotive Engineer


What is your favourite thing about steampunk?

Tophats


Paladin West
Member
Male
About Me

Persona:  He's Paladin West. No titles of nobility, no professorships, no decorations. A former Union artillery officer, Mr. West is a student of the arts of using non-lethal projectile weaponry. He traverses the continent, taking on assignments where projectiles may be required buy lethal force isn't. 

Mundane: Victor Wong, CD, MLIS, is a professional librarian currently working at the Directorate of History and Heritage, Dept. of National Defence. He lives in Ottawa.


What is your favourite thing about steampunk?

The fact that you can forge a completely shared world, and leave today's politics out of it.



Vint-Age Industrial Steampunk Lighting
Member
Male
About Me

What is your favourite thing about steampunk?

Steampunk for me is a combination of the imagination and travel of the mind, to best way I could describe steampunk I guess you have to be ready to live and create visions in time and dimensions showing the workings around our day to day life and what it takes to put things in motion combining movement, action, physics and an overall feel for the genre. It’s not just the look but the experience!


Scott Strong
Member
Male
48 years old
About Me
I live in N.B. i love to read and going to the movies.
What is your favourite thing about steampunk?
The stlye and and the books.

Captain C .D. Emerson
Member
Female
What is your favourite thing about steampunk?
later

S Sinclair
Member
Female
37 years old
About Me

I'm new to steampunk and want to see what it is all about.


What is your favourite thing about steampunk?

Looking at all the cool costumes.


Dawn Lang
Member
Female
56 years old
About Me

Retired teacher due to young onset Parkinson's Disease.....found Steampunk quite by chance, and because I already believed in repurposing, felt it was something I could connect with.  I opened my Etsy shop, SteampunkeryCo, and have a blog detailing specific pieces and the thinking behind them.  I try to keep my prices low enough to just cover my costs....enough to allow me to continue to create.  I continue to explore Steampunk, and have my partner in life, Frank, also feeling Steampunk Fever, and is very much into repurpose lighting.  This will be a new addition to the Etsy shop.  Visit us, SteampumkeryCo.com



What is your favourite thing about steampunk?

Repurposing and reimagining......and Victorian inspiration.  It combines all my loves, antiquity, crafting, and reimagining.  It inspired me to open my first business....SteampunkeryCo Etsy shop.  I would love to attend a Steampunk event, so I looked up Steampunk Canada....thank you for the add.:)


MoonlitRain
Member
Male
About Me

I'm a budding steampunk aficionado/general nerd. I'm in Calgary where I work as a freelance writer. I'm just hoping to connect to fellow lovers of all things steampunky, nerdy, geeky and mechanical!


What is your favourite thing about steampunk?

Well this is a list of thing(s) but it works! There's a sense of adventure and energy that permeates the best parts of the concept. There's the undeniable allure of beautifully made, creatively engineered objects and machines. There is also the idea of being free to adapt and create ingenious solutions to problems. There is something of the old swashbuckling, blood and thunder stories of the Victorian era in steampunk that tickles my fancy! I am also drawn to the idea of creating alternative histories and worlds in which the engineering of the steam age and the spirit of change and progress (as well as its darker side) can be explored.


terry
Member
Male
About Me

I am a landscape artist who recently viewed Steampunkèd on Netscape---very interesting and artistic 


What is your favourite thing about steampunk?

Love the interaction of gears and electronics


Diane Purdie
Member
Female
About Me

Artist, retired teacher.  Fascinated by anything industrial.


What is your favourite thing about steampunk?

Industrial!  And am finally going to get into costume this year!


Mitch66
Member
Male
About Me

Hi there,

I am a musician, composer and graphic artist hailing from Montreal, Qc. I got into steampunk in 1983 when it wasn't even called steampunk. I read the Michael Moorcock 'Nomad of the time streams' trilogy and fell in love with the visions those books put in my head.

The visual esthetics of the classic horror films produced by Hammer House and American International have made me a fan of Victoriana. Mix in a healthy dose of Science Fiction and fantasy, and you have a fan of Steampunk.


What is your favourite thing about steampunk?

Re-invention. I love to create sounds that retain an organic quality while sounding a little mechanical.

Imagine a one-person band or the ancestor of DJ's back in 1892. Surrounded by Tesla coils and boilers and furnaces. Pulling levers and pushing on pedals to activate the instruments that are going slightly in and out of tune while a band of automatons shovel coal in those furnaces and change the perforated cards in some sort of sequencer to bring the virtual orchestra back in tune and the songs to a harmonious conclusion.

To get an idea of those sounds, check out this little collection of tunes that i concocted.

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michelcormier



Paul Gilbert
Member
Male
63 years old
About Me

Born, raised and educated in Windsor ON.  Former cyberpunk and now a steampunk. 

Hobbies include, reading, gardening, biking, running and all sorts of pleasant activities.  A fan of the 'cup of brown joy'.  



What is your favourite thing about steampunk?

I enjoy the dressing up into the proper outfit of a steampunk.  I enjoy reading steampunk fiction and listening to the music produced by other steampunks.  



Arronax
Member
Male
36 years old
About Me

* The image in my profile pic is not my own. Unable to find the original credit on pinterest!


What is your favourite thing about steampunk?

The machinery--gears, contraptions, inventions, levers, switches, all the way up to mechanisms in doors, trolleys, trains, carts, airships, balloons!

And of course the adventure, excitement, thrill, intrigue!

Any overlap with architecture such as art deco is also much enjoyed ...


Saphira
Member
Female
About Me

Just starting to enjoy life after raising kids. I have been a nurse for 18 years. My boyfriend and I love steampunk and are looking forward to going to some events, so we are just starting out and planning our costumes.


What is your favourite thing about steampunk?

My favourite thing about steampunk is the period costumes and the incorporation of whimsical and mechanical elements.


Professor Millie Moon
Member
Female
About Me

I am a fine artist that has worked mostly in drawing and painting, both digital and traditional media for most of my career. A large part of my work has revolved around ideas of genetics and ethical/spiritual questions. Gradually over the last few years as my interest in steampunk grew, my work evolved to look more mechanical, and seems to be taking on a life of its own in that direction.

Otherwise, I live a pretty quiet existance with my dog, boyfriend and a super bestie that I have known since college.


What is your favourite thing about steampunk?

I love the grittiness to the look, and that do-it-yourself atitude.


William F Cocker
Member
Male
78 years old
About Me

I am a grumpy, old (74) retired, married, male. Former: private pilot, gunsmith, forest technician, forest ranger, trades helper, landscape maintenance worker, with an Honours B.A. in Geography. I sing like a frog, walk like a snail, read avidly, and can Filk at the drop of a hat on almost any topic. I collect invariably fatal diseases with startling ease and will continue to do so until one of them kills me

Image to come later, when I get it taken! 


What is your favourite thing about steampunk?

I don't have one favourite thing about steampunk, I have many. Right now it gives me a direction to go and a project to work on. I'm renovating a 1990 Class "A" RV. I plan to do the interior in Victorian/Edwardian. I haven't decided on what to do with the interior yet


Hippolyte
Member
Male
53 years old
About Me



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Sir Thomas Nigel Tinkerton
Member
Male
About Me

Real name

Andy Moses.

I have liked Steampunk for years only just started to fully participate this year. My kids got me into cosplay as the Green Honet for a few years prior.

Costume

Tailcoat and vest are over 100 years old bought at Salvation Army,
New Black shirt and pants.
Red bowtie to match with parts of my wifes costume.
Top hat and goggles from Spirit Halloween. 
Cane from Shoppers Drugmart.
Gun is a mod of a Boomco Twisted Spinner done by me.
And a woodbaby Gryphon on my shoulder. (Sir Fenwick Embers)

Character

Sir Thomas Nigel Tinkerton (T.N.T.)

Inventor Creator of mechanical wonderment and Purveyor of Things Obscura. Time and off world travel enthusiast and adventurer.

Born Oldham England 1826 died in the rain forest of Antarctica 2362 at the young age of 165.
Cause of death was crushed by a falling airship while out on his morning jog.

currently living in Hamilton Ontario Canada 2016



What is your favourite thing about steampunk?

The Esthetics and fun plus I have always loved H.G. Wells and Joules Vern now I can live it out a bit.

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