I’ve got something fun coming up on the calendar at the end of September/beginning of October: our local library in Oswestry is holding a one-day Steampunk mini-ComicCon as part of the “Oswestry Makes” festival.
Oswestry Makes is a mini-festival that runs through the summer and tries to bring together as many creatives and makers from as wide a range of backgrounds as possible. Last year the festival was themed around textile; this year the theme is “Theatre of Dreams”, and is focused on masks, costumes and puppets.
The library has been thinking about holding a mini-ComicCon for a while now, and Steampunk fits the bill as the perfect cross-over between comics and the Oswestry Makes festival. The programme for the ComicCon isn’t finalised yet, but I’ve heard that there are going to be steampunk costume-making session, a couple of steampunk film showings, and hopefully a table or two from local comics shops. Students from The Marches college are going to be heavily involved, I think.
I’ll be doing two things for the festival: a workshop/talk on making comics, and a steampunk superhero drawing session. Should all be great fun!
Now you’ll have to excuse me: I need to go and dust off my galvanic drawing-table!