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Drake’s T.A.R.D.I.S.

The best present a young Doctor Who fan ever got! Drake’s TARDIS « Aeronaut Productions

Aeronaut Productions

Our friends, John and Monique, have an amazing son named Drake. This kid has proved, time and time again, to be a creative and resourceful young man who has contributed to some of Aeronaut Productions’ more elaborate ventures. During AP’s production of Legion Fantastique, Drake concocted an idea, on his own, that during our “Squid Feeding Show”, our giant “squid” (nicknamed “Archie”) should “eat” him during the big finale. We went along with it, thinking it would be a fun little trick to spice things up – and it proved to be one of the most popular versions of our show.

Drake is a major Doctor Who fan. Our Creative Director, Peter Overstreet, met up with John by chance at a grocery store. Pete asked John what Drake would like for his birthday. The reply was, “anything Doctor Who“. Pete’s brain immediately began to swirl with ideas. Pete…

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“The Spirit Machine”: a little film with BIG FX by Timothy Plain — Kickstarter

Pete did some prop work on this spooky, steampunk-like movie  recently, please take a look at a Kickstarter page  and pledge if you can. Pledge levels start at only$1.00 and you can pay through Amazon.

 

“The Spirit Machine”: a little film with BIG FX by Timothy Plain — Kickstarter.
“A father and daughter search for a turn-of-the century Edison device. It’s “Goonies” meets “The Prestige.””

Final weekend to see Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination at the Muzeo in Anaheim!

This is the final weekend to see Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination at the MUZEO in Anaheim! It’s open through Monday.
http://steampunkhistory.com

Also see this great article in the Orange County Register
http://www.ocregister.com/entertainment/steampunk-323197-victorian-overstreet.html

Joyeux anniversaire, Jules Verne from Aeronaut Productions and Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination!

Joyeux anniversaire, Jules Verne!

Joyeux anniversaire, Jules Verne!

from Aeronaut Productions and Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination!

Great news – Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination extended at the Muzeo through President’s weekend!

Steampunk: HBI Extended at MuzeoGreat news – Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination has been extended at the Muzeo through President’s weekend! Our new closing date is February 20th.

Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination!
explores the origins, influences and artistry of the steampunk aesthetic – a Neo-Victorian movement inspired by a fancifully re-imagined Age of Steam.

The Exhibit:
Visitors to Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination! will be introduced to an era in which science and industry combined in new and fascinating ways to launch mankind into the future – into a world where ordinary human beings could do the impossible. The exhibition explores the relationship between the fantastical worlds and concepts of Victorian ‘scientific romance’ and the wondrous realities created by the inventors and scientists of that time and ours.

Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination! highlights the relationship between science fact and science fiction in the Victorian era; exploring the work of pioneers such as Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace and Nikola Tesla alongside the visionary fiction of H.G. Wells, Jules Verne and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.  Visitors can explore a collection of replicas and artifacts, including original props and concept art, vintage books and comics, and a selection of art, sculpture, jewelry, fashion, photography and inventions.  Interactive and informational displays will guide guests through various historical ‘what if” scenarios; learning while imagining “what might have been” had events and technology happened a little differently.

The Artists:
Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination! is proud to feature art, sculpture, costumes and contraptions from a number of talented artists and makers, including:

Tom Banwell
Phil And Kaja Foglio (Girl Genius)
The League Of S.T.E.A.M.
Dark Garden Unique Corsetry
La Legion Fantastique
Robert Overstreet
Andy Bradshaw
Chris Blackwood
Pete Ramirez
Chris Cable
Cherie Savoie
David Perales
The Neverwas Haul
Ilana Murray
Gordon Smuder
Linda Medley
Vince Mattina
Paul Guinan (Boilerplate)
Legendary Costume Works
Robert Dancik

Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination! ~ Where the future shakes hands with the past!

Only a Few More Days to Visit the Queen’s Gallery at Muzeo

Only a Few More Days to Visit the Queen’s Gallery at Muzeo
The Queen’s Gallery closes January 8th
Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination will continue through February 12th
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The Queen's Gallery at Muzeo

“Step into the magic and splendor of The Queen’s Gallery, a remarkable exhibition of art from the Victorian era. Making its world premiere at MUZEO, the exhibition includes more than 400 pieces, which collectively weave together a story of artistic and literary triumphs and social and political upheaval. Paintings, walking sticks, weapons, personal objects of art, and rare books create a cultural landmark exhibition from the private collection of Dr. Howard and Linda Knohl, two passionate and highly respected collectors from Southern California

Queen Victoria’s reign (1837-1901) was a time of prosperity, imperial expansion, and great political reform; a ferment of new ideas, scientific discoveries and creative activity. Within a few short decades the small island of England transformed from an agricultural society into an industrial superpower. MUZEO patrons will be immersed in this significant time in history, while viewing some of the finest examples of 19th century European art.

The Queen’s Gallery features over 60 paintings by leading artists of the Victorian era, many of them members of the Royal Academy of Arts. The collection provides the rare opportunity to view a masterpiece by James Sant, official portrait artist to Queen Victoria, as well as paintings by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema, Edward Burne-Jones and William Powell Frith, a favorite of the Queen. The collection explores the close affiliation between the visual art of this era and literature, pairing many of the paintings with the poems and literary subjects which inspired them. Perfect examples are Robert Hillingford’s battle scene, a visual representation of Tennyson’s legendary poem, “Charge of the Light Brigade” and Frederick Michael’s “Titania,” inspired by the queen of the fairies in William Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Fantasy, myth and medieval legend were another theme fashionable in the Victorian era. Representative of this genre is William T. Maud’s “The Ride of the Valkyries”, the breathtaking, larger-than-life painting inspired by Norse mythology.

Years in development, The Queen’s Gallery marks the first time the Knohl’s extensive collection has been curated and made available to the public. With its wealth of historic artifacts, masterful artwork and decorative art objects, The Queen’s Gallery allows the viewer a visually stunning experience accompanied by a compelling storyline exploring 19th century history, Victorian culture, and classic literature.”

“Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination!” Grand Opening Celebration! October 23rd at Muzeo

Sunday October 23rd 1:00 to 5:00 at MUZEO in Anaheim
Featuring members of Neverwas Haul, League of S.T.E.A.M., Phil & Kaja Foglio of Girl Genius, and our very own La Legion Fantastique, including Steam Man!

Visit us at our new domain: SteampunkHistory.com

Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination!

There will be a ribbon cutting, special guests and some fun themed activities. We’ve heard rumors of some of the local groups coordinating costumed outings to the museum – we would love to see you all in your steampunk finery on opening day!

Admission to MUZEO is $13 for adults, $9 for children 12 and under, ages 3 and under is free. Group tour discounts (for groups of ten or more) and senior discounts are also available. Admission allows visitor access to both Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination located in The Carnegie Building, and The Queen’s Gallery, Victorian Art from the Private Collection of Dr. Howard & Linda Knohl; an exhibit exploring the history, masterpiece paintings, literature and 19th century lifestyle of the Victorian era, located in the Main Exhibition Building.

MUZEO is located in the heart of downtown Anaheim, at 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., just two miles from the Disneyland Resort. Validated parking is available in the parking structures on Center Street Promenade. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets online go to http://www.muzeo.org, or call 714-956-8936.


And so it begins… (Steampunk: HBI)

Steampunk Video up on Muzeo Website, Buy Tickets!

Our video is up on the Muzeo’s website, where you can also buy tickets to Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination!
Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination!