We are very excited to share these special guests who will be a part of WWWC11!
K. W. Jeter
A native of Los Angeles, K. W. Jeter wrote his first novel Dr. Adder in 1972; when published twelve years later, Philip K. Dick praised it as “A masterpiece… a truly wonderful novel.” Jeter later coined the word “steampunk,” in a letter to Locus magazine in April 1987. After residences in England, Spain & Ecuador, he currently lives in Oklahoma City.
K. W. Jeter’s steampunk novels – Morlock Night and the George Dower Trilogy, Infernal Devices, Fiendish Schemes, and Grim Expectations – are available from the publisher Angry Robot.
Brian and Sheila Fadrosh
Well-known in the Northeast Steampunk scene, Brian and Sheila Fadrosh are the dynamic steampunk cosplay duo behind the YouTube channel Building Steam. This award-winning couple are self-taught cosplay creators and love to talk about building practical cosplay skills and cosplay inclusivity.
Brian is the award-winning master Foamsmith behind BF Designs and loves creating large armor builds, the more elaborate the better! He most recently was awarded first place at the Baltimore Comic-Con for his Dungeon and Dragons Lord of Blades build.
Sheila is a fabric artist, known for her attention to detail, individual style, and elaborately beaded and hand-crafted costumes. Under the name Lady De L’Etoile, she also teaches fun dance classes at events that get even the most confirmed wallflower out on the dance floor.
Brian and Sheila are two of the producers of Key City Steampunk. Both are heavily involved with the Pennsylvania Steampunk Facebook group of which Brian is the lead administrator. Brian and Sheila love steampunk not just for its aesthetic but for the sense of community it provides.
Bruce Rosenbaum has been dubbed the Steampunk Guru by the Wall Street Journal and Steampunk Evangelist by Wired Magazine. Bruce’s functional Steampunk artwork has been featured in the Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, Architectural Digest, CNN, and NPR and featured on MTV, A&E, HGTV, and Netflix.
Bruce’s company, ModVic, works with clients all across the world to take period, repurposed, personal and meaningful objects, and creatively infuse them with modern technology to transform the ordinary into incredible Steampunk functional placemaking art. The Steampunk art and design process celebrates history while setting a path for a reimagined better future — telling the personal stories of objects, individuals, organizations, and places.
Bruce’s Steampunkinetics workshops build art and history into science helping to promote STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Math) for atypical and neurotypical children and adults.
Hello, my name is Charles Edward Mason II. I am a costume designer/Steampunk artist. I have been doing this since I was 19 years old when I worked for a Hollywood make-up special effects studio. There I learned the fundamentals which carried me to this day. In 2009 I revamped my artistic purpose and became a full-fledged Steampunk artist. But I don’t only do just Steampunk art. I sculpt, draw, paint, costume design, foam smith, and I am also a pastry chef. I live and breathe art because it gives me the ability to show the world what original art can look like through my imagination & craft.
Instagram: @charlesmason78 Facebook: Lord Mason Extraordinary Designs
Lord and Lady Towers
Lord and Lady Towers are a steampunk maker duo known for their larger than life creations such as fantastical Steampunk Vehicles, Giant Steam-Powered Dinosaurs, and Mechanical Backpacks! Located out of Brookings Oregon, these two are often spotted walking around trying to find their wayward time vortex. Currently featured in the game Twisted Skies and Zephyr Winds of Change, their props and costumes have also been featured in multiple web series and music videos and won several awards for best costume and prop design. Known for their kindness and quirky senses of humor, checking out this unique steampunk duo is a must for those interested in unique creations and great conversations! www.lordandladytowers.com