Izumicon Panels

We will be at Izumicon here in Oklahoma , November 9-11th! We will not be vending, but we will be hosting 5 panels, plus one sit-in panel. A “sit-in” panel is when you are invited to sit in on a panel being hosted by someone else, so that you can provide extra support. The schedule is not yet finalized, so days/times may change!

  • Saturday 11AM – The Influence of Anime in Steampunk
  • Saturday 12PM – Steampunk For Beginners
  • Saturday 3PM – Steampunk Cosplay Fusion
  • Saturday 7PM – Advanced LARP: Inspiring Emotion
  • Sunday 10AM – SIT IN – Character Development: Multiple Perspective
  • Sunday 1PM – Basic Nerf Painting

Obviously, the Influence of Anime in Steampunk will be all about how steampunk already exists in the anime world. We have a special love for both anime and steampunk, and you can find the steamer element in a lot of anime’s out there (such as Steamboy). There’s no reason why you can’t love both worlds! Come join us to find out more.

Steampunk for Beginners is where we’ll explain what Steampunk is. This panel will help you understand Steampunk before you dive into fusing it with your anime cosplay. Plus, you might find that you like steampunk in general. The aesthetics are beautiful, creative, and fun! It fits in with more than just anime – it’s great for historians, scifi buffs, and gothies too.

For the Steampunk Cosplay Fusion, we have some photos of some very talented cosplayers lined up. They are amazing steampunk versions of anime characters that we think people will love! We’ve got permission from some of the cosplayers, but we’re still waiting on permissions from photographers. They are going to provide excellent examples of how you can add some steampunk to your cosplay. We’ll go over some basic steampunk aesthetics and discuss ways to incorporate it into your anime cosplay. I highly recommend showing up to the panel in your favorite anime costume so we can help you with steampunk fusion ideas!

Advanced Larping isn’t specifically for steampunk. This is for any Live Action Rolplaying Game. We’ve been larping for over 10 years and we’ve played both good and evil characters. Our best played roles have been the bad guys, but it’s only because of the acting skills and tricks we’ve learned that inspire emotion. If you can master the techniques that we’re going to show you, your character will really come to life in a live action game. This panel is a must for any roleplayers – anime, steampunk, vampire, or other!

We can’t tell you much about the Character Development panel since it’s not being ran by us specifically. However, our roleplaying experience (as mentioned above) gives is a lot of character development experience. This should be a good panel if you want to get into role playing, whether larp or tabletop games.

Basic Nerf Painting is also not specific to steampunk. Yes, steamers do a ton of nerf modding, but so do lots of other genres of cosplay. If you like to play video games, like Halo or Borderlands, then you want to make the gun prop look as realistic to the game as you can. With anime characters that carry weaponry, having the perfect nerf mod will seriously compliment your cosplay! The basics really aren’t that hard and you’ll be amazed at what you can do with just a little insight in nerf modding!

We’ll be there all three days with a limited number of our crew in Steampunk costume. We’d love to talk to you and take photos of your amazing anime cosplay. We’re available to hang out and have fun at the convention all weekend, including hosting a game of Cards Against Humanity on Saturday night (18+ only, email for details). So come join us in November!


Home from Octopodicon!

The title is a bit misleading as we’re from Oklahoma City where Octopodicon was at. However, we certainly feel like we were on the road for a long time. Whew! What a weekend! One of our most successful events and we had so much fun. From meeting Professor Elemental to doing panels throughout the weekend. We just had an awesome time and enjoyed spending it with all of you!

Coming up next is Emerald City in Wichita, KS on Nov 2nd through Nov 5th! After that, we’re taking a short break over the winter for the holidays and to gear up for 2013! But, we’ll be doing some local (OKC Area) workshops and mini-events for people in the community who want to get into steampunk and learn something new!

Some of the workshops we’re going to be doing are:

  • Nerf Painting – Learn how to do basic nerf painting. Hands on, requires nerf gun.
  • Basic Leather Working – Beginning leather working, learning how to cut, stamp dye leather for projects.
  • Steampunk Modifications – Bring your steampunk projects and get help or direction on how to modify your stuff for Steampunk!

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at one (or all) of these workshops! Expect them to start sometime between November and January. We’ll do one a month on a Saturday! Keep watching this blog for more information about these workshops!

All Call – Steampunk Fashion

The first article in the Steampunk Fashion series is going to be corsets! If you make corsets, model in corsets, or just wear a corset in your Steampunk costume and would like to have your photo included in the article, please send your photo(s), name, and Airship/Company (if you have one) to coppertesla @gmail.com We’re looking for both women and men of all sizes (big and small)! We want to show how you can use a corset in your Steampunk costume from using them with victorian dresses, to using them in other styles of outfits. Also, if you fancy yourself an expert and want to share some knowledge about making or properly wearing a corset, feel free to contact us.

Please keep in mind that we can’t guarantee that we’ll use everyone’s photos or submissions. Once we’ve written up our own content, we’ll look through submissions and decide what fits in with our article. We’ll make sure everyone has proper credits and links. So, we’re still at least a few weeks or month out from having it ready.

Stay tuned for more!

Home from Arklatex Comic Con

We’ve safely docked in our home port of Oklahoma City! We loved meeting everyone in Texarkana! The people there were incredibly nice and welcoming!

We will be posting our pictures and review of the event in the next few days. We will also be updating our Etsy store with the items we didn’t sell at the con hopefully soon.

We’re looking forward to our next event, being AnimeFest in 2 weeks in Dallas (Labor Day Weekend!). We’ll be manning a booth with our good friends at the Steam Engine Intrepid! We hope to see you all there!

Good night!

New Crew Mate!

We’d like to welcome Journalist “Mad” Moira Methula to the Crew! She’s going try her hand at being our IC Journalist at events and an author on our blog. We’ve known her for about a year and she’s always been a positive member of our community. We’re lucky to have her! Welcome Moira!

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Steampunk Musician? Read this!

As we’re ramping up our vendor table business as we attend more conventions. One thing that we’re missing that we feel would help complete what we offer is a good selection of Steampunk Music. If you’re a musician in the Steampunk Community who wants to get some additional exposure, let us know! We’ll be happy to play your music at our table, sell your albums and promote your band! Please contact us either on our facebook page or at coppertesla@gmail.com!