Friday, September 7, 2012

~Questions and Answers with Lord Bobbins~

Lord Hasting R. Bobbins, Steampunk Lord and organizer of Teslacon, the definitive Steampunk Convention, took time out from his busy schedule (he is planning on taking us to the moon after all) to answer a few silly steampunk questions. Sadly, if you haven't already booked passage for Teslacon, all the tickets are gone into the aether... more than three months before the event without any guests announced yet! Though, I am curious as to who those guests might be.

Question: What is the definitive Steampunk book for you?

Answer: The Osiris Ritual by George Mann*

*George was a guest at last years Teslacon, and will be participating in Steampunk Summer starting Next Week!

Question: What drew you to this genre?

Answer: A friend.

Question: How do you take your tea?

Answer: Plain - with a little sugar.

Question: Must have sartorial accessory?

Answer: My bug lapel pin.

Question: Sartorial leaning: Street Urchin, Tinker, Explorer or Aesthete?

Answer: Explorer

Question: Top hat or bowler hat?

Answer: Please-Top Hat.

Question: Subgenre you most identify with: Boilerpunk, Clockpunk, Dieselpunk, Gaslight Romance, Mannerspunk, Raygun Gothic or Stitchpunk?

Answer: Diesel/Raygun

Question: If there was one thing that could truly exist from the world of Steampunk what would it be?

Answer: Dirigibles....

Question: If there was one element in the Steampunk genre you could remove forever what would it be?

Answer: Burlesque- I think it darkens the genre.

Question: Favorite movie or television series with Steampunk elements?

Answer: Q.E.D. - from the 80's.*

*Q.E.D. is a 1982 short-lived adventure series set in Edwardian England, starring Sam Waterston as Professor Quentin Everett Deverill (Q.E.D). The Professor was a scientific detective in the mold of Sherlock Holmes, and the series had a smattering of what would later be called steampunk.

Question: Preferred mode of transport: celestial, aether, terra firma or aquatic?

Answer: Airship - all the way.

Question: Favorite Queen to have had a diamond jubilee, Victoria or Elizabeth?

Answer: Please-Vicki.

Question: Victorian or Wild West?

Answer: Again...Victorian

Question: Would you like an automaton butler or ladies maid, considering that it might be the first step in the robotic apocalypse?

Answer: Butler- but I control the punch cards.

Question: If The Doctor showed up at your door, where would you go?

Answer: I go pee...doctors never show up anymore.


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