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Adelaide Supanova 2019

A big thank you to everyone who stopped by my table at Adelaide Supanova over the weekend. I met new people, had some lovely chats, got some wonderful photos.     I met up with fellow steampunks…and fellow authors…  (Thanks to K E Fraser for covering so I could get lunch.) Hope we all get a…

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Time Travellers’ Picnic, Adelaide

There was rain, tea, chocolate muffins, and lots of travelling… and a lot of fun.

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Adelaide Supanova Round Up

It’s done.  And I’m still exhausted and regathering spoons for this month’s challenge: NaNoWriMo.  Wish me luck. You can follow my progress on my NaNo page. I tweaked my new table presentation, based on Steampunk Festival. My new posters were perfect in the larger space. For those who couldn’t attend Adelaide Supanova, here’s the event video…

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New youTube Video – ACG Costume Dinner 2018

I made a little video of the recent Australian Costumers Guild Dinner… There’s usually a Ball. This time it was a dinner. Every year the Australian Costumers Guild holds a costume event. There were steampunks, explorers, super heroes, Empire officers, Popye, magicians, wizards and tomb raiders… um… sorry, archeologists… And we had a ball. you…

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The Year That Was

It’s inevitable. With the end of each year, comes the long lists of achievements, the dissertations of regret,  the (sometimes even longer) and lists of resolutions for the upcoming year. I promise I’ll stop this. I promise to do that. I promise… I promise I won’t go on forever. Regrets? I have a few – mostly…

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Steampunk Explorer Costume Diary.

Earlier this year I scored some material on Freecyle (a local group who giveaway unwanted items so they can be recycled or reused), including brown cotton and blue polycotton offcuts. I was inspired to create a new steampunk outfit, loosely based on the character of Lara Croft. As usual, I left it til the last…

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Supanova Event Video Live!

Adelaide Supanova video is now live on my youTube channel. This year I was at table #14 in The Alley. Thanks to everyone who stopped by or bought a book. Thanks to attendees and exhibitors who agreed to appear in this video. Apologies for the Day 2 camera malfunction which meant so many cool snippets were…

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Adelaide Supanova

Day one: What I love about being a writer in Adelaide is the camaraderie of the local writers and artists and the support I get from my readers. Thanks especially to Tilly who ran up to my table and expressed her desire to buy my second book as she loved the first – and for…

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Photo Friday: Costuming Catch Up/Inktober

I haven’t had time to sew for a long time. This month I’ve tried to catch up on a few projects. Last week I showed you the beginnings of my new steampunked gun. This week I’ve been helping my daughter with her latest costume.       And catching up on clothing bits. I’ve finished an upcycling…

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On The Trials of Convention Costuming

It is convention season again. Time to rummage through the costume cupboard to rejuvenate and re-accessorise a costume. It’s the usual story: I was going to make a new costume for Oz Comic Con. Honest. I even made a new casual steampunk skirt back in December. I had intended to make a matching under-the-bust corset. Hmm. That is still…

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