Today I’d like to introduce Ryan Flannery, the newest Steampunk Cavalier. He’ll be stepping in for Jorie, who has left us due to health issues. Keep reading to find out more about him & what he’s looking to feature on the blog.
What was the first example of steampunk you ever encountered?
My first steampunk I ever saw or read, hmmm. I guess it would have to be Wild Wild West, Treasure Planet, or Howl’s Moving Castle. Though I didn’t really understand the concept of steampunk at the time. I fell in love however; with the original Full Metal Alchemist in fact the Teacher’s Sigil is the only tattoo I currently have. Since then I have always been on the lookout for new and exciting steampunk related material.
What do you think is the most interesting aspect of steampunk?
I would say the most interesting thing about steampunk to me is the look of everything, the mixing of brass and wood, of gears and toggles. How things mix and match together, to some steampunk looks like a hodge podge of parts thrown together in some disorderly fashion. To me it is a work of pure art and expression from the goggles with all the funny parts coming off them to intricate music boxes, the gears turning and glinting in the light.
What part of steampunk do you most want to share with the world?
One of the areas I want to explore most is the cosplay aspect of steampunk. There is a whole movement about adding a little steampunk to standard cosplays and I really want to see what the community can do. I also am excited to look into the games created in steampunk worlds and the stories that are shared in a world where past and future collide.
If you wish to contact me, it’s best to email firstname.lastname@example.org or by my Twitter @RyanFlannery13 .
Ryan’s first interviews & reviews will go online next month so email him right away if you want to be featured on The Steampunk Cavaliers!