Talking DragonCon with the Ratchet RetroCast

ratchetretrocastJust a quick post to point you to a great podcast in the Alternate History and Steampunk genres. I had the pleasure to briefly guest on the Ratchet RetroCast‘s roundup (say that ten times fast) of DragonCon on the last day of the convention. Plus, you get to hear a lot more about the Alt-History track and some of the great events, masquerades and parties that I, being a 42-year-old suburban dad, decided to opt out on.

The podcast is hosted by Doctor Q, founder of the Artifice Club and the director of the DragonCon Alt-History track, among many other things. (The man can spin some tunes, let me tell you.) And the RetroCast is co-hosted by Steampunk Boba Fett, which…well, I’m happy to live in a world where there is such a thing.

The podcast is, of course, available wherever fine podcasts are downloaded, whether that’s iTunes or Google Play or whatever obscure, steam-powered wireless set you happen to have cobbled together in the basement. If you want to keep up with what the cool kids are doing in steampunk, this is the podcast to listen to.

On the podcast, I mentioned a particular cosplayer whose Royal Navy captain’s uniform was utterly spot on. In fact, I took a picture of her and tweeted it:

Turns out this is Annette from Germany, and she’s a member of the German cosplay club Film Fan Force. She’s very active in costuming and has done panels at a wide variety of conventions. So if you see her, do give her a proper salute for me. And if you’re in Germany, check out the group!


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