Huzzah I say!! For I have been inspired. Almost two weekends ago I was lucky enough to attend the inaugural Canadian National Steampunk Exhibition
, an incredible three day event featuring merchants, performers and the biggest crowd of dedicated Steampunk cosplayers I have ever seen with my own two eyes. There was just so much to take in that I think it's taken until just now for it to truly sink in what I have been inspired to do. Create a new Steampunk persona, one who will appear first in illustration and then later in actual costume.
You see, for some time now there has been a very popular figure in the Toronto Steampunk scene, a gentleman named Dr. Holocaust
who has wowed convention goers since 2007 and more recently has entertained fans the world over with his highly successful War Front
series on YouTube. He's been so successful that several would be challengers have come out of the woodwork, including one Professor Skull who triumphed over Holocaust in the evil laugh competition at the Canadian National Steampunk Exhibition. This rivalry is only going to fuel months and months of convention appearances, staged fights and good natured videos of these villains zinging each other comically.
My hopes is to one day be a part of this faux rivalry of villains vying to rule over the Toronto Steampunk world, which shall begin with my new persona. He will not be a scientist however like Skull or Holocaust, but a rogue. Yes, a Steampunk rogue. I have so many ideas in my head for what this fellow could look like, and a rough outline of how it should all come together.
So stay tuned in the coming days for the big reveal of my new Steampunk persona, the rogue named Aurek. Take care and stay out of trouble until then!