Clockwork Currents Issue #2

Contents Letter from the Chairs Steep Thoughts from The Aviary Teahouse: Tsubame Kuckicha Steampunk, Belly Dance, and Prince Albert Steampunk 101.2 with Gene Forrer Fiction – The Codex of Quills – Ep2 The Clockwork Alchemy Artist’s Gallery and Exhibition – Artist Profile: Teri Lenfest Vendor Showcase: Clockwork Monster Activities and Events Letter from the Chairs…

Vendor Showcase: Clockwork Monster

Shelly Jackson is the owner of Clockwork Monster, a millinery company making beautiful hats, hat making kits, and headwear for stylish steampunks. Learn more, see Shelly Jackson’s creations, and shop at the following websites: https://www.facebook.com/ClockworkMonster/ https://www.etsy.com/shop/clockworkmonster

Steampunk, Belly Dance, and Prince Albert

By Dawn Devine ~ Davina Have you ever passed through the hallways of an event and contemplated how the format for fannish conventions came to be? Conventions of all sorts, like our own Clockwork Alchemy, owe their formula to none other than Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria.  It was Albert’s event, The Great Exhibition…

The Codex of Quills – Episode 2

by Katherine L. Morse A steampunk serial adventure with a new author every episode! “Super Mondo chai, please. Two raw sugars.” Please just get your drink. I have a date with destiny…or insanity…and I really need a cold brew. “Super Mondo cold brew, um, please.” The woman who had just ordered rocked back on the…

Steep Thoughts from The Aviary Teahouse: Tsubame Kuckicha

By Astra Kim Mixing cultures a little today. Trying out this Tsubame Kukicha brewed in my Korean cha-gwan. Served with sea salt mochi and yak-gwa on vintage Japanese Lusterware. The tea is lovely. Brewing suggestions instruct one to brew this at 80°C for 80 seconds, but I often find their advice on brewing yields a…

The Codex of Quills – Episode 1

A steampunk serial adventure with a new author every episode! Episode 1: The Hedgehog by Dover Whitecliff Hot. Smoky. Irritating. Any or all of which could pertain to the wildfire-permeated valley air, or the mélange of personalities on the bus. Or the perfect description of Kilpatrick’s commute from the cubicle farm to the coffee house…

Vendor Showcase: Blue Moon Designs

Katherine the Great began designing costumes in 1995 while still in high school, inspired by the lack of interesting clothing and costuming in her sizable size.  She has brought that same commitment to beautiful clothes that fit well to her unique accessory business Blue Moon Designs. Learn more, see Katherine the Great’s creations, and shop…

Steep Thoughts from The Aviary Teahouse

By Astra Kim Welcome to Steep Thoughts! The Aviary is the imaginary teahouse of Astra, CA’s Head of Logistics. When she’s not building conventions with her amazing team, she’s a life-long tea enthusiast who reads too many books on the subject and will talk your ear off if given half a chance. Astra brews in…

Clockwork Currents Issue #1

Contents Letter from the Chairs Steep Thoughts from the Aviary Teahouse – A Love Letter to Simplicity Steampunk 101 with Gene Forrer Craft Corner – How to Make Pinboards Fiction – The Codex of Quills – Ep1 Vendor Showcase: Blue Moon Designs Activities and Events Letter from the Chairs Greetings Clockwork Alchemy family! In these…