Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Artiface Club, A Steampunk Arts Coalition and So Much More
I've met a ton of amazing people in my adventures in the steampunk world. My first steampunk event was The Mechanical Masquerade in Decatur GA. I actually did a book signing at a little bookstore in Huntsville, AL in the afternoon then went to a DJed event in an ultra cool warehouse that night. Honestly, I was a bit nervous. I had no idea what to expect. From the second I walked in everyone was over the top nice. It's amazing to think back on that night because I met a lot of people that I consider good friends to this day. To name just a few, Doctor Q, Talloolah Love, John Strangeway, Sara Harvey, Bill Harrington, and William and Cindy MacLeod were all there that night and I have to say, I've never been to any event that even came close to meeting such amazing people.
Things in the Atlanta Steampunk community have grown exponentially since then. I dare say that Atlanta is the new capitol of the genre. Well, at least they are the Eastern capitol for the U.S.
As dozens of other subcultures rise and die, steampunk just gets bigger and bigger every year and as a testament to that growth, The Artifice Club (who had original founders of that wonderfully night at The Mechanical Masquerade) is doing something on a nationwide scale that needs to be recognized, promoted and supported.
The Artiface Club is expanding the entire sub culture to a new level by creating a non-profit organization that plans on making steampunk events in more than just the Atlanta area. I've been to a few of their events and let me tell you, they are absolutely unreal. It's everything you could ever want in a night of entertainment that's run with kindness, courtesy and flair that I've never seen before.
So before this gets too long winded with my infinite praises, I implore everyone to check out The Artifice Club's Kickstarter and donate, promote and share as much as you can. Seriously, these are some of the best people in the world and if there were a steampunk President, Doctor Q would win in a landslide. Help their cause and check out their Kickstarter today.
The Artiface Club Kickstarter