Shopping and Entertainment Guide

ART & ARTISANS

Art. It’s what’s expressive.  

Jason Burley features at art galleries in Chicago

www.jasonburley.com 

Flower Of Liberty Woodworking

https://flower-of-liberty.square.site/s/shop

Art Salvation eclectic mix of fun

https://www.numonday.com/shop/art-salvation/

Haverford Guild of Craftsmen 

shop site https://shop.haverfordguild.org/

main website  https://haverfordguild.org/

Screwed 

Professor Screwed of Screwed Sculpts. I make upcycled sculptures, more often than not robots based on my customers specifications. You can find out lots more about the Screwniverse, including browsing our vast galleries, reading short stories and there is even a robot themed soundtrack album! All free to enjoy. (listed in the music department of this list)

https://www.instagram.com/screwedsculpts/

The Cleric Paladin

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheClericPaladin

ACCESSORIES

Pretty pretty things.  

Tooth and Talon is a small art business based in Wisconsin, run by artist Katelyn Westenberger. The motto is: “handmade art and oddities for the weird and wonderful”, and here you will find whimsical wearable art works and home decor that are truly one of a kind. They specialize in leather masks and accessories, as well as sculpture borne from myths and monsters across the globe, aiming always, to blend fantasy with reality and delight the hearts of magic minded individuals far and wide.

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/toothandtalon

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ToothandTalon

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toothntalon/

EclipsedCrafts  Geeky, witchy, steampunk, and fantasy jewelry and house decor from polymer clay and resin

www.etsy.com/shop/Eclipsedcrafts

www.facebook.com/EclipsedCrafts/

Chase The Myth Leather belts, pouches, other sundry items and various weird oddments

Most items are made with a minimum of decoration to allow for modification by customers wishing to personalize. Custom orders welcome (subject to availability of materials and our actual ability to make anything)

https://chasethemyth.square.site

TheGreenSorceress

Whimsical handmade items to bring joy to your life www.thegreensorceress.com

Punkys Rooster

https://www.etsy.com/shop/PunkysRooster?ref=search_shop_redirect

Artifixer

https://www.artifixer.com/




Archimedes AzureWww.etsy.com/shop/ArchimedesAzur


Renaissance BronzeWww.renaissancebronze.com 


Doc Stone Studios https://www.facebook.com/docstonestudios/


The Dragon’s Tailor I specialize in sewing customclothing and costumes, but I also make home goods like throw pillows andaprons, frequently featuring various fandoms (superheroes, a certainspace opera, etc.)
http://thedragonstailor.com/

Highwind Steamworks 

Etsy: highwindsteamworks.etsy.comFB: facebook.com/highwindsteamworks

R. J. Leather My business is mainly a commission operation. There are several staples that I do offer, Plague Doctor Masks, Teacup Holsters, & Bags. The latest offering being, a Titanic Teacup Holster, as a fixed set. It’s a special white, engraved leather with a Titanic Museum reproduction 2nd Class cup and saucer included. It’s $125 + $15 S/H. There’s only 7 available.

www.facebook.com/RJ-Leather-112570677129595/

HANDMADE TOYS & ACCESSORIES

Who doesn’t want a plushy or dress up your little ball jointed doll in a pretty outfit? You can also get yourself a famous dino that has been seen at TeslaCon. 

Silly Kitty Hello!

I live in Wisconsin and love making amigurumi (crochet plush) critters and monsters. I’ve been showing and selling these for about 6 years mostly at sci fi conventions and on-line.

Recently I became enchanted by Ball Jointed Dolls and I’m also enjoying making things for them. I hope to have some vintage items as well.

https://marketplace.zibbet.com/trinlayk

Dark Rain Design

We live in the Philadelphia suburbs and work out of our home. We have several creative endeavors. The most popular of which is our Clockwork Critters. These are steampunk animatronic animal art that we create by repurposing parts of older children’s toys. They all move, most make noise, each is unique, and even given a name. There are many photos and videos on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Second, my husband makes stained glass window panels and sun catchers. His specialties are spiderwebs, bats, Pride flags, and panels with vintage depression plates or geode slices.

Third, I crochet monsters and aliens. Mostly because I enjoy crocheting and like weird stuff.

Lastly, we are distributors for a series of wooden puzzle/model kits. These are build-it-yourself kits that make a wide variety of things like airships, trains, puzzle boxes, dice towers, and even animals.

www.DarkRainDesign.com

www.Facebook.com/darkraindesign

www.instagram.com/darkraindesign

www.Etsy.com/shop/DarkRainDesign

VaanillasPR

Custom Plush Toys and Apparel

https://www.etsy.com/shop/VaanillasPR

CHAPEAUX

Absolutely fantastic one of a kind hats.

Deborah Olson Milliner Extraordinaire Hand-crafted period correct Victorian, Civil War and Steampunk ladies’ hats. Winner of Steampunk Chronicles Readers Choice Award Best Milliner 2014 & 2015 https://www.facebook.com/DeborahOlsonMillinerExtraordinaire/

CONVENTIONS

The things we miss

https://www.teslacon.com/

READING

Winter is coming. Read a book or comic book. 

Jessica Lucci-Indie steampunk author

www.jessicalucci.org

Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/JessicaLucciBooks

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Jessica-Lucci/e/B075JMNK1S%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

Grandiloquent Word of the Day

www.amazon.com/shop/grandiloquentmercantile

Perseverance Triumphant A Victorian Science Fiction Adventure  http://www.perseverancetriumphant.com/

Madeleine Holly-Rosing Writer/Creator

Boston Metaphysical Society Comic and Novellas

Kickstarter for the Independent Creator (eBook and Print)

Social Media:

Follow on Facebook

Follow on Twitter

Little Alice-  is an author and artist living in Chicago.  She works under the names “Alice Liddell” and “Little Alice”, but also has novels published under her legal name “Lauren A. R. Masterson”.  This multi-talented woman is a creative force to be reckoned with.  She recently released her fifth novel in April 2020 – a romance titled Freja’s Baby Shattered.  This is an alternative storyline to her previous novel, Freja’s Baby, released in March 2020.  Prior to these, Alice has also published a fantasy mermaid novel titled Love of the Sea, a fully illustrated historical fiction novel titled Geisha Hands, and a romance novel titled Tearing Down the Wall.

She also works as an artist under the name KHR Arts, which stands for Katherine Howard Rose, the wife of Henry VIII who was known as the “rose without thorns”.  Alice uses her artistic talents to illustrate her writing works, as well as create original artwork such as acrylic paintings and charcoal drawings.  Alice frequently takes on commission work.

In addition to her published novels and artwork, Alice combines her skills to create art books with her co-editor and best friend, Bryan Thompson of Graffiti Photographic.  Together, they have built Cloud Orchid Publishing, and have published several titles of art books and poetry collections featuring Bryan’s photography and Alice’s poetry short stories, and artwork.

Alice’s Official Website: https://alicetheauthor.wordpress.com/

Cloud Orchid Publishing: https://cloudorchidpublishing.com/

KHR Arts Redbubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/KHRArts/shop

Red Velvet Stories Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/RedVelvetStories

Alice’s Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Little-Alice/e/B076JF7M3F%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

Alice’s Alt Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Alice-Liddell/e/B0871N2NMT?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_10&qid=1590188007&sr=1-10

Love of the Sea Novel: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Sea-Lauren-R-Masterson/dp/1947578146Geisha Hands Novel: https://www.amazon.com/Geisha-Hands-Lauren-R-Masterson-ebook/dp/B082P6T3DK

CLOTHING

Prep yourselves for when conventions finally happen again. 

Artifixer

https://www.artifixer.com/

The Dragon’s Tailor I specialize in sewing custom clothing and costumes, but I also make home goods like throw pillows and aprons, frequently featuring various fandoms (superheroes, a certain space opera, etc.)

http://thedragonstailor.com/

HOME ACCESSORIES

YOU NEED MORE STEAM IN YOUR HOUSE! 

AtticRaiders old world style home decor and accessories

www.AtticRaiders.ca

Rathburn’s Den of Antiques   

https://www.facebook.com/Rathburns-Den-of-Antiquities-551390951547472

The Dragon’s Tailor I specialize in sewing custom

clothing and costumes, but I also make home goods like throw pillows and

aprons, frequently featuring various fandoms (superheroes, a certain

space opera, etc.) 

http://thedragonstailor.com/

HOME DECOR

What did I just say? You’re stuck at home. Make your home more pretty and get yourself a coffee mug.

AtticRaiders old world style home decor and accessories

www.AtticRaiders.ca

AgnesSnorkMaiden 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AgnesSnorkMaiden?ref=search_shop_redirect

https://www.etsy/shop/agnesnorkmaiden

Tarraway Hoofpress Artifacts of Misrule – Artwork inspired by folkloric characters, tales of devilry, Cornish legendary characters and stories from Steampunk/GeorgianPunk musician GurdyBird.

Traditional characters and the reversal of roles has always been an interest of Tamsyn who goes under the name of Tarraway Hoofpress, Tarraway being a variant name of a Rumplestiltskin-esque Cornish Devil or Bucca from an old Cornish Christmas Guise play named “Duffy and the Bucca”. The “Hoofpress” derives from imagining a printing devil stamping prints out with his cloven foot, (she actually uses a spoon to press the original prints. She has a keen interest in folk tales, customs, devilry, the eccentric clergy and history of anywhere but particularly in those of Cornwall.

Musically, she is known as GurdyBird, who layers numbers of synthesiser melodies, counter melodies, percussion and drum machines, alongside her hurdy gurdy and sometimes a recorder, zither and violin. She composes much of her music herself, with tales of seafaring (she performs mainly in the form of a pirate, if time travel were available in the Georgian era), the Other Side, plague doctors, the world turned upside down, and various characters and places as their themes and reimagines traditional tunes with her own style and dark humour, which can be seen in videos on youtube and often projected or screened at performances.

https://society6.com/tarrawayhoofpress/tabletop

GAMING

Go on adventures without leaving home. 

Pick Up And Go Games The goal of every Pick Up & Go Games product is to provide a simple set of rules that can be learned quickly and easily, so your group can begin gaming right away. Easy rules, fast play and unlimited adventure challenging enough for the most seasoned veteran gamer, yet basic enough for the gaming newbie. No investment in a library full of books or thousands of pages to memorize. With our materials, you and your friends will begin your adventures within an hour or two. Every member of our team has decades of gaming experience, and we’ve all found one thing to be consistently true: You don’t need 600-page rulebooks to have fun.

http://pickupandgo.games/?fbclid=IwAR0nbteGyQt_bXB2cMX1N3yEeqZ0oSTs16FtaiJyA5el6yZ7WvX5HhmAedg

JEWELRY

We all like making ourselves pretty and the people we love. 

LincolnStreetDesign

I’m a Maryland-based full-time mad scientist/part-time artist making quality, one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry and accessories inspired by the strange and unusual, with a strong dash of nerdy. My modern resin works are created by combining ink with epoxy resin. Utilizing a selection of molds and abstract shapes, the resin is poured and layered to create bright, vibrantly colored jewels that are then combined with hand fabricated metal findings

Renaissance Bronze

Www.renaissancebronze.com

AgnesSnorkMaiden 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AgnesSnorkMaiden?ref=search_shop_redirect

https://www.etsy/shop/agnesnorkmaiden

DarklingByAgnes

https://www.etsy/shop/darklingbyagnes

TheGreenSorceress Whimsical handmade items to bring joy to your life

 www.thegreensorceress.com

Archimedes Azure

Www.etsy.com/shop/ArchimedesAzure

Highwind Steamworks 

Etsy: highwindsteamworks.etsy.com

FB: facebook.com/highwindsteamworks

Reminted Jewelry (Cassie Noble Beyer, Artist) Beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces made from vintage coins, see Facebook page for images of pieces for sale or contact for special orders

FB: https://www.facebook.com/reminted

TAROT

Everyone could use a reading every once in awhile

Third Eye Divination 

https://www.facebook.com/ThirdEyeDivination

PET PORTRAITS

Immortalize your pet 

Pet Portraits by Punkys Rooster

https://petportraitsbypunkysrooster.com/

PET APPAREL

Warmth for your pets along  while making that  home entertainment for yourself & family. 

To Craft a Home handmade crochet boutique specializing in cat apparel – sweaters, hats, and festive costumes purrrfect for any occasion

https://www.etsy.com/shop/tocraftahome/

TEA & TEA PARTIES

We all would love a cuppa 

Teaologie LLC

https://www.patreon.com/teaologiellc

www.teaologiellc.com 

 C. Sinensis & Friends

https://csinensisandfriends.com/?fbclid=IwAR2Z1tejTKvQbywWVN_T5Vy-KuA7cILQYHv9OU8rS747jY0zmEJ06qWds5c

MUSIC

It helps our spirits during these times of isolation. Music is always a part of our lives. 

Victor Sierra

Indiegogo project to fund our 5th album:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/victor-sierra-s-5th-album/x/467035#/

Spotify

Official website http://www.victorsierra.net

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/06f6ljrMrZsFJJjApzSDpf

Deezer https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/877565

Bandcamp http://victorsierra.bandcamp.com

YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/victorsierraband

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Victor.Sierra.band

Mr B. the Gentleman Rhymer

THE GUILD OF CHAP-HOP, otherwise known as my Patreon page 

https://www.patreon.com/mrbthegentlemanrhymer wherein people can see behind the scenes at the Chap-Hop Business Concern and get first looks and exclusives of whatever it is I’m up to.

THE CHAP-HOP SONGBOOK VOLUME II should be with us by the beginning of December.

I’ve also had some lovely new enamel badges made, based on illustrations from both volumes of the Songbook.

These, plus my albums, badges, moustache wax, cufflinks and my novel, ROAST BEEF are available from gentlemanrhymer.com

As well as that I’m doing a weekly online party, which is regularly number one on the mix cloud trending charts on a Tuesday night at 8pm-late called NICEOLATION parties. It’s basically just me Doing, but I do add a few embellishments like spoons solos and tiny ukulele bits and occasional puppetry. I’m doing the 29th one next week and two weeks ago I did a ten hour all-nighter, from 8pm-6am (GMT).

And people can now download my entire back catalogue from mrbthegentlemanrhymer.bandcamp.com for 25% off what it would cost for the lot. A bargain!

THE MAJOR WONKY ELECTRONIC HIP-HOP BEATS (Mr. B’s side project

new album called NAMASTE AT HOME themajor1.bandcamp.com 

Steampunk Records

https://www.steampunkrecords.com/

GurdyBird Based in Cornwall in the UK GurdyBird is inspired by the worlds occupied by Playford, the City Waites and Nine Inch Nails, via Adam Ant. She plays a symphonie Hurdy-Gurdy over her backing tracks which she performs, programmes and records herself, creating original compositions inspired by Cornish culture and folklore, Tyburn and unusual renditions of traditional folk tunes and shanties. She combines her musical performances with poetry and, for the full shebang, projects her music videos during performances, which she collaborates on for a multimedia, story-telling effect. She also roams acoustically at events, performs plugged in without the videos if the venue isn’t able to facilitate and also dabbles in remixing.

Links:

www.gurdybird.co.uk

https://www.patreon.com/gurdybird

www.gurdybird.bandcamp.com music 

also available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and many more platforms

https://www.redbubble.com/people/GurdyBird/

Social media

https://youtube.com/c/GurdyBird

https://www.instagram.com/thegurdybird/

www.facebook.com/gurdybird

www.facebook.com/tarrawayhoofpress

Professor Elemental This man needs no introduction by now.

https://professorelemental.com/splendid-merch?fbclid=IwAR0FQda-ic6gLteWAqf8GoCMkgD2ttK05uy7ApLyjS00XyTnu–qaI1TFpE

MEDIA

Missing the Renaissance faire? The only people listed in here have that covered for you

Life’s a Faire is a media company that celebrates the Faire community and the magic of Renaissance Festivals. (Because every day should be a Faire day!)

www.LifesaFaire.com

www.Patreon.com/LifesaFaire

Social sites

www.Facebook.com/LifesaFaire 

https://www.instagram.com/LifesaFaire/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpgqf7yClINQAYvQiybV3Wg

MAGICAL MISCELLANEOUS

Mystery and fun. Need holy water, a compass, or shrunken heads? This spot has you covered. 

The Traveling Cabinet of Curiosities is an obscure collection of handcrafted items including magic tricks, kinetic toys, shrunken heads, snake oil, Voodoo dolls, spy glasses, gris-gris bags, wooden puzzles, magic potions, Holy water, oddities, and cultural pieces- all hearkening back to the fun and mystery of yesteryear.

Like Medicine Shows of the past we travel from town to town, delighting people with our curious wares and Tarot readings.

Our storytelling style and interactive presentation bring an element of historical lore and legends.

https://www.facebook.com/TravelingCabinetofCuriosities/

Madam Cora’s Emporium One stop shop for all things weird to pretty, cute to odd. Home goods to clothing and accessories. Grand Opening is Friday November 27th, and 28th from 12-5pm. Then open Wednesday- Saturday 12-5pm. Madam Cora’s is the support store for the Museum of Mortality. Stop by and check us out!

www.madamcorasemporium.com 

MUSEUMS

A wise cartoon once said learning is half the battle.

Museum of Mortality

 www.museumofmortality.com

PRINTS

These are great for holiday decorating 

Tarraway Hoofpress Artifacts of Misrule – Artwork inspired by folkloric characters, tales of devilry, Cornish legendary characters and stories from Steampunk/GeorgianPunk musician GurdyBird.

Traditional characters and the reversal of roles has always been an interest of Tamsyn who goes under the name of Tarraway Hoofpress, Tarraway being a variant name of a Rumplestiltskin-esque Cornish Devil or Bucca from an old Cornish Christmas Guise play named “Duffy and the Bucca”. 

The “Hoofpress” derives from imagining a printing devil stamping prints out with his cloven foot, (she actually uses a spoon to press the original prints. She has a keen interest in folk tales, customs, devilry, the eccentric clergy and history of anywhere but particularly in those of Cornwall.

Musically, she is known as GurdyBird, who layers numbers of synthesiser melodies, counter melodies, percussion and drum machines, alongside her hurdy gurdy and sometimes a recorder, zither and violin. She composes much of her music herself, with tales of seafaring (she performs mainly in the form of a pirate, if time travel were available in the Georgian era), the Other Side, plague doctors, the world turned upside down, and various characters and places as their themes and reimagines traditional tunes with her own style and dark humour, which can be seen in videos on youtube and often projected or screened at performances. https://folksy.com/shops/tarrawayhoofpress

MISCELLANEOUS

Hats & sweaters for the winter are very nice.

To Craft a Home handmade crochet boutique specializing in cat apparel – sweaters, hats, and festive costumes purrrfect for any occasion

https://www.etsy.com/shop/tocraftahome/

FREE STUFF

We all love free stuff. This is a lovely series of stories for a certain fan base. 

Tales of a Timelord

Bandcamp https://talesofatimelord.bandcamp.com/

FOR THE NAUGHTY LIST (NOT SAFE FOR WORK)

Are you on the naughty list or want to be? We highly suggest looking at The Hellfire Club. Just a warning before clicking, a portion of pictures are NSFW 

The Hellfire Club is a photographic gallery of gorgeous steampunk themed portraits for the discerning lady and gentleman. 

Membership starts at £6 GBP for 1 month access to all galleries on the site. Biannual and annual membership are also available for a discounted rate.

Alternately, for the more daring of you, why not have your own Hellfire Club shoot? Starting at £75, images are tastefully and professionally taken to the levels that you’re comfortable with.*

Join The Hellfire Club through December and get 25% discount on membership by using the code VGSDEC25

*Subject to status, terms and conditions apply

https://www.infernus.club

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