Monday, November 22, 2010

Steamcon II: Weird Weird West!

We ventured far to SeaTac, Washington this weekend for the delightfully madcap and adventure-filled SteamconII: Weird, Weird West. There we met a fabulous assortment of people, wearing amazing clothing! Of course, not to be undone in the face of fashion, I went as my Steampunk alter-ego, Professor Almira Styles of  Hawk’s Nest Observatory in Cambridge, Mass..

Professor Almira Styles
While there we were entertained by many wonderful talks about the nature of airships, haberdashery, and social issues particular to the Steampunk genre. It was amazing and fun!

Here are my sketches from the event. Drawn in an old surveyor’s notebook in Pitt pen mainly.

And speaking of hats…here’s mine from the convention. A Christmas hat featuring clockwork birds. Tra la!

Detail of my Christmas hat featuring clockwork birds.
For more pictures from this extraordinary event you can take at peak at Sara and Matt's Steamcon II Shutterfly album.

Cheerio to all!


  1. I find this entry very inspiring and will
    work on my Christmas Hat soon--to be passed on in the family..also,your beautiful place work had truly beautiful colors!

  2. Thanks Winna! Can't wait to see your hat too. I hope you'll post it when its done. :-)

  3. What a great time you must have had! The sketches say it all. Wish I could have been there. nancy

  4. Are you a Steampunk fan too, Nancy? I had such a fun time sketching at Steamcon. It makes me want to go to other dress-up events with sketchbook in hand. ;-)

  5. These are great sketches and I love your alter ego's attire. Very stylish. :)