Fun at Big River Steampunk Festival! 

I’ve been writing a lot lately. My writing muse has pretty much taken over, which means the sequel to “Strax and the Widow”, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming along.

But I’m behind on blogging. Thus finally the highlights from the Labor Day weekend Big River Steampunk Festival in Hannibal, MO. 

First, it was incredibly hot. So hot I confess I spent a huge amount of time in one of the local bars and antiquing. 

But we started off watching some of the performers on the main stage and catching up in time travel with writer Barbara MacRobie from the Missouri Arts Council.

  

  
Then onto watching Doc Phineas hosting tea dueling:

            

Got a few photos with the Doc:

    

Doc was certainly one of the most pleasant people I’ve ever met.

Can Can Kate and I got a bit overheated so we headed to Rumor Has It for libations and chow. Some of the best mozerella sticks ever! 

   
   
It was still quite hot, so on we went to antiquing at Main Street at Main Street 101 and Savannah’s for great antique pieces!

   
 
I hate to complain about the heat, but it was just too yucky. We did miss some of the contests, including the beard and costume competitions, but I know both of Saturday’s winners. They are fine people! Saw the Airship Vindus crew and Marcibel Automation from afar, but again, our time was limited to just Saturday afternoon.

We wrapped up with some lovely ice cream, a last look at the shops, a nice meet with a rat catcher, and quick hello to Unwoman on the way to her gig.

   
    
    
   
Couldn’t resist an impromptu shoot with Can Can:

   
    
 I plan on going back next year and hope for cooler weather and more time to explore!

As always, thank you for reading.
-Victoria

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Return to Steampunk

I’ve been doing a lot of pirate activities lately after finally wrapping up the debut of the “Under the Sea” playhouse.

So, at last I’m posting pics from the photo shoot with three talented photographers, Wade Edwards, Ryan London, and Rod Wright, and the fabulous model, Dana Byrd. I also took some casual shots from my iPhone. I styled and provided some of my costume pieces and jewelry.

We started in the stairwell of an abandoned electrical building that is now being rehabbed, just north of downtown St. Louis. The following shots are mine:

   
  
We then moved upstairs and found a great old window for Dana to pose in.

   
   
I took a couple shadow shots at the window. I like how there’s just a hint of color here:

   
   
Just a note, for the most part, I don’t use any filters. I only crop my images. No other editing techniques were used. I like raw photos. 

We then went downstairs and found a couple of fun architectural items to have Dana pose with:

   
    
 I’ve picked my favorites of the other photographers that were there. They are featured here with their permission and may not be further reproduced without their permission.

Rod Wright  The color is just so rich here.

Wade Edwards  I love the dark, gothic look. It reminds me of the black and white portions of the Wizard of Oz.

Ryan London   I like the iconic look to this one.


Another antique styled piece, love it.

These gentlemen were all so talented. It was hard to pick favorites.

More steam adventures coming after the Big River Steampunk Festival in Hannibal, MO this weekend! But one last quick reminder, there’s a 50% off sale in the Etsy store with code SUMMER50 through Sept. 6.

As always, thank you for reading.

-Victoria
Upcoming/continuing shows/events and social media links:

-please check out my gofundme/passionate artist !

-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse.

-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks and have sooo many irons in the fire right now.

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link:

http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1428805315&sr=8-1

-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc

-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP

-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

-Etsy-the Haute Hen. Sale with code SUMMER50

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-Fine Art America-store coming soon


 

The Pirate Returns

At the second day of the playhouse opening I dressed like a pirate to entertain and match my playhouse “Under the Sea”. I liked the outfit so much that I ended up doing a whole shoot with fun results. Enjoy!

   
    
    
    
    
   

In the next few days my steampunk posts return. 

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

Upcoming/continuing shows/events and social media links:
-please check out my gofundme/passionate artist !
-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse.

-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks and have sooo many irons in the fire right now.
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link:
http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1428805315&sr=8-1
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy-the Haute Hen. Sale with code SUMMER50
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon

More Playhouses

I’m still basking in the glow of the Raise the Roof opening. Again, I ended up doing a whole photo set with just my costume afterwards, that I’ll feature on my next blog. For now here’s just a taste:

  
So back to the opening. There were many more playhouses at Raise the Roof including a really well produced steampunk one by Allison Larkins:   

    
   
A great variety of styles and ideas were represented, enjoy the pics!

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

My good friend Genevieve Esson’s house.

    
 As always, thank you for reading,
-Victoria
Upcoming/continuing shows/events and social media links:

-please check out my gofundme/passionate artist !

-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse.
-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks and have sooo many irons in the fire right now.

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link:

http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1428805315&sr=8-1

-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc

-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP

-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

-Etsy-the Haute Hen. Sale with code SUMMER50

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon