Special Guests

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MADAME ASKEW

Guest of Honor

Madame Askew is a time-traveling tea aficionado, obsessed with tea, fashion, and the proper uses for headgear. She is often the center of tea-inspired escapades, particularly Tea Duelling and Splendid Teapot Racing, and a great advocate of Compliment Duelling. When Madame is not preoccupied with tea or training interns in her laboratory, she operates a small atélier where she teaches various sartorial arts and creates fanciful garments for ladies and gentlemen.

https://madameaskew.com/

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THE GRAND ARBITER

Guest of Honor

The Grand Arbiter is the highest authority on compliments, wit, and Tea-based Justice. Not only is the Grand Arbiter an enthusiast of the fine art of Tea Duelling and the splendours of Splendid Teapot Racing, but he is also a vocal proponent for extraordinary waistcoats paired with the perfect coiffure. He is also an Avatar of Chaos, but one rarely mentions that at a proper tea. With his penchant for entropy, tumult, and cunning, it can be no surprise that the Grand Arbiter spends his time away from the tea table creating table games. When not walking his widow’s walk in far off Cascadia or judging matters of honor, he is normally found living a deeply hedonistic lifestyle.

 

Source: https://madameaskew.com/

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ADAM J. WHITLATCH

Author

Adam J. Whitlatch is the author of the novels The Weller, War of the Worlds: Goliath, Birthright, and Vengeance For My Valentine, as well as dozens of short stories and poems spanning the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. A fantasy enthusiast from a young age, his interest in science fiction was first sparked at the age of ten when his father played the infamous 1938 Orson Welles War of the Worlds radio broadcast for him on Halloween. It's a tradition Adam carries on to this day. ​ From 2012 to 2015, Adam worked as an associate editor for Minnesota-based small press publisher KHP Publishers, managing their science fiction imprint, Retro Rocket Press. Adam resides in southeast Iowa with his wife and children.

Guest Author: Adam J. Whitlatch 1
4:30-6:00pm Westminster Room
Welcome the man who wrote the official sequel to the original,
and then made a film - Steampunked! Intro to the book War of
the Worlds - Goliath. Join Adam as he introduces the book and
characters along with how he was tasked to write a Steampunk
sequel to the famous book.

Guest Author: Adam J. Whitlatch 2
2:00-3:30pm Paddington Station
The book and the story. Join Adam as he goes into the story of the
book and and reads passages from it. Also a question and answer
session.

Guest Author: Adam J. Whitlatch 3
2:30-4:00pm Paddington Station
The book and the story (a repeat for those who missed the last panel).
Join Adam as he goes into the story of the book and and reads
passages from it. Also a question and answer session.

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TOBIAS MCCURRY

Special Maker

Beginning Prop Creation
Thursday 3:00-5:00pm East Putney Makers Station
Creating props from faom and light weight materials. Learn how
to cut and shape EVA foam.

EVA Foamsmithing / Prop Creation
Friday 3:30-5:00pm St. James Park Station
Learn how to create props and costume accessories and do it with
simple foam.

Leather Work 3
Saturday 1-2:30PM Westminster Room
Tobias continues his talks on leathercrafting and making props
and costumes.

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WHEELER STONE

Special Maker

Leatherworking
Friday 5:00-6:00pm Willesden Green Station
Learn the Basics of everything that you will need to know to get
started as a maker in leather. Doc Stone will guide you in the basics of
setting up shop tools and what to purchase as well as an explanation
of materials. This will be an interactive question-based lecture.

 

Leatherworking 2: Patterning with Doc Stone
Saturday 2:30-4:00pm East Putney Makers Station
Wheeler continues to show how to work with leather and craft
unique Steampunk creations- live demo.
Have you ever looked at an object and wondered how to make
a holster or carrier for it? Doc stone will go over the basics of
making patterns for things such as holsters for weapons and
other accouterments. this interactive work shop will show stepby-
step patterning techniques and will be example and question
driven.

Leatherworking 3: Designing In Steampunk
Sunday 11:00am-12:30pm Westminster Room
How do you get inspiration to make Art? Doc Stone goes
over his personal process relating to where he gets his ideas and
inspiration. This Q and A session will help guide you to your
own personal inspiration and help work out design issues on
current projects.