Costermongers or Costermob?

Is there a word more redolent of the bustle and hustle of a Victorian London street than “costermonger?” In the popular imagination, these barrow-sellers of fruits and vegetables (among other items) are “cheery chirpy Cockney chappie” figures, best known for singing and dancing about in colorful rags and scenic grime in films like Mary Poppins and Oliver. But the truth … Read More

Yum- Litigious!

“So you wanna be a rock and roll star…” Or, more directly relevant, a producer of movies. I mean who doesn’t want to be an artist/storyteller these days? With the drop in costs associated with making movies, everyone and their brother is bringing their visions to life on computer screens around the nation. And that’s a good thing. But, as … Read More

Meet Us @ Portland’s GearCon

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We have been invited to present in Portland for GearCon 2015. Another steampunk specific convention on this ever growing circuit, GearCon celebrates this wild subculture of steam-powered machinery, ornate corsets, and a futuristic re-imagining of the past.  Last year, John gave a reading from his second novel currently in process, Percy & Reggie & the Sylphs of the Underearth (wicked … Read More