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« on: March 06, 2011, 07:22:51 am »

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:

I realize that not too many people will find interest in this thread, due to a lack of Mexican nationals in the forum; However, and even though I'm not Mexican I did help a little in the formation of the first Mexican forum, STEAMPUNK MEXICO ( http://steampunk.mexico-foro.com ), and I feel obliged to make it known to the world, and for the benefit of any Mexicans out there, that the FIRST STEAMPUNK MEETING IN MEXICO will happen this 12th of March at 3:00 PM Local Time in Mexico City's Monument to the (Mexican) Revolution.  

A regular meeting schedule is still in the works, as the size of the forum is at the nationwide level, so the forum members will have to adapt.  Rest assured, however, that Steampunk is growing very fast in that country, and connections to the "outside world" will be required.  Currently, a Mexican Steampunk streaming radio channel is in the works, organized by members from the forum. Due to the obvious communication requirements with the rest of the Steampunk world, it isn't entirely out of the question that an English simulcast may be worked into the programme! (That's assuming I convince them, and I manage to make the time for it!).

The following links are in Spanish:

You can locate the event by way of this map: http://mapas.guiaroji.com.mx/ubicacion.php?gv_mapa=1&gv_calle=PONCIANO+ARRIAGA&gv_colonia=TABACALERA&gv_delegacion=CUAUHTEMOC&gv_cp=6030&gv_x=483914.792452934&gv_y=2148999.31755161

For those of you with Facebook accounts, you can see more details here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=106296452784336

From the initial meeting at that landmark, members (naturally in steamy attire) will improvise a visit to various downtown venues, and it is rumored that one member (Lord Vodnik) who is a professional magician will perform some steamy illusions for the benefit of the public.

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J. Wilhelm

PS  That meeting location is a few blocks away from the truly very steamy 1910 "Palace of Fine Arts"
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011, 04:19:14 pm »

 I look forward to further reports of the days event! Unfourtunatly I'll not be able to attend due to distance, time and financial strife.  Cry
 Also I have a prior engagement on that same evening here in Austin.

 I need more money. *goes out and buys lotto ticket*

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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011, 06:58:51 pm »

I look forward to further reports of the days event! Unfourtunatly I'll not be able to attend due to distance, time and financial strife.  :'(
 Also I have a prior engagement on that same evening here in Austin.

 I need more money. *goes out and buys lotto ticket*

 Arvis


Yeah.  Same here.  I'd need to have enough money for a plane ticket and the now-almost-forgotten luxury of a vacation.   I figure the last time I had the financial ability to do this was in the year 2001.

Alas, many members of that forum can't attend either, due to distance (since the country is large in size -not as large as the United States, but still far enough to prevent people from just hopping on the horseless carriage and traveling to downtown Mexico City on a whim).  I'll just content myself with the self-appointed title of "Ambassador to Brassgoggles"  (or "Ambassador to Steampunk Mexico") I don't know which way works best.

Cheesy

They have some phenomenally steamy places in that city.  Here's the Central Post Office  ("Palace of Mails" -literally translated  Cheesy), right next door to the Palace of Fine Arts above.

From Wikipedia "Palacio de Correos" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palacio_de_Correos_de_Mexico
Author: Thelmadatter; Images released to the Public Domain in 2008







How about dressing up in full Steamy / Victorian regalia and strolling down to the Central Post Office to pick up your mail.  Then walk to the Palace of Fine Arts, followed by a stroll in the park  Roll Eyes

Cheers,
J. Wilhelm
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011, 08:46:48 pm »

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Just writing news from the Mexican Steampunk forum ( http://steampunk.mexico-foro.com/ ).  Steampunk Mexico will transmit its first webcast, The Steampunk Army (Shoutcast).  Initially, all transmission will be in Spanish, but stay tuned for future developments as they integrate themselves to the global Steampunk community...

First transmission is today, Thursday 24th of March at 10:00 PM Central Standard Time (Friday 3:00 AM GMT).  Still very humble in its beginnings, it marks the second milestone for that forum just in this month!

The radio station is also accessible through this page:
http://steampunkarmy.listen2myradio.com/
EDIT: Due to unforeseen circumstances, a new server was chosen:
http://www.spreaker.com/user/steampunkarmy

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EDIT:

March 28, 2011:

NEWSFLASH AND CHANGES TO PROGRAMME:

Tomorrow, on March 29 at 10:00 PM CST ( 3:00 GMT), a second test will be attempted, as technical difficulties stymied the first transmission of Steampunk Army.  Stay tuned for further developments!

March 29, 2011
Due to unforeseen circumstances, a new server has been chosen for the transmissions, and the first successful transmission test was carried out today as scheduled at this link:
http://www.spreaker.com/show/mi_primera_transmision_118_2
The transmission is available for your perusal any time afterward

The new URL for Steampunk Army will be:
http://www.spreaker.com/user/steampunkarmy
 
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 09:27:26 pm »

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I'm writing this message just to bring the news from our non-English speaking community....

Steampunk in Mexico is growing at an accelerated "breakneck" rate. There is no other way to state it.  The Steampunk Mexico forum alone ( http://steampunk.mexico-foro.com ) hit 132 members since last September!  Most notably at least one member of Vernian Process, Mr. Janus Zarate, has joined the forum!

In honour of the anniversary of Thomas Savery's unveiling of the steam engine at the Royal Society of London in 1699, the members of this group planned a 4th meeting on the 14th of June; however, due to fortuitous circumstances, an opportunity arose for a few days later, to attend a major national event (read on below...), and turn this into a nearly week long Steampunk extravaganza! 

Simultaneously, other parallel Steampunk friendly virtual venues arose, like:

El Investigador, a monthly webzine dedicated to retrofuturism, and anachronisms in general, and run by a blog group called "Mercenarios de DIOS"  ( http://mercenariosddios.blogspot.com ).  They just released Magazine No. 3 for this month of May.  I strongly recommend the perusage of this excellent publication.

On another note, recent events (in less than 6 months, no less) made me aware of the major event I alluded to above:

Cronopia ( http://www.comagon.org/cronopia.html ), is described by the organizers, as "not a convention, but a general meeting and a festival" which encompasses literature, graphic arts, comics and cosplay, among many other art facets.  The event will take place in the "artisan Mecca" of the world, the City of Guadalajara this 17th -19 of June.  The event looks rather large, sponsored by many arts-oriented institutions, and more importantly sports a heavy Steampunk flavour!  The venue will be the historic Ex-Convento Del Carmen (formerly the Carmen convent) which currently is used as an arts and graphical arts gallery.  This year's topic of discussion is mystery and horror and anything  of a"dark" literary nature.

The mascots of the event are described as "beings who inhabit floating cities, and whip around in their jet packs; all technology, of course powered by steam.  I will invite an organizer or a participant of this event to post further details in this thread.


"Cassie Minute" by Zoor at Deviantart.com.  Image released with permission from the author.

There is also a related facebook page for this event:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119506364794787

"Tim" by Zoor at Deviantart.com.  Image released with permission from the author.

A similar -and related- event by the name of Comagon will take place later this year in September 10-11 ( http://www.comagon.org/index.html ).

and this concludes this aetheric news segment relating to Steampunk in Mexico!

Cheers,

J. Wilhelm
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2011, 12:31:14 am »

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:

I have a NEWSFLASH!

As the Cronopia convention unfolds, we are starting to get some pictures from the event.  The picture below is the first to be released by the Steampunk Mexico Forum group in attendance:

Members from (mostly) Mexico City and Guadalajara assisted this convention (see details above in previous posts), which took place inside an ex-convent in Downtown Guadalajara, and actually had an opportunity to make a presentation to the public promoting the Anachronistic Arts.  Thanks to a Mexican tradition of public and private arts patronage, similar Literature/Cosplay and *now* Steampunk conventions are expected to occur at least bi-annually in that country from what I can gather from advertisement for the events!

Keep tuned, as I'll make sure to keep you posted as this event wraps up this weekend!

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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2011, 12:41:57 am »

Wow, Guadalajara is a hopping place these days! On that same Saturday, June 18, HBO hosted a big-time boxing event in Guadalajara.
HBO Boxing After Dark: Canelo Alvarez vs. Ryan Rhodes (HBO)DQ
 
(Canelo handily beat Rhodes.)  
http://www.thesweetscience.com/news/articles/12790-qcaneloq-alvarez-stops-rhodes-in-12th-after-one-sided-scrap

Herr Wilhelm, please post more pictures as they come available.
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2011, 10:47:12 pm »

We have more photographic Daguerrotypes today! (As soon as we get a compendium, I will give a link the the photo set).

Cheers,
J. Wilhelm


The discussion panel/presentation contingent from the Steampunk Mexico forum present at the Cronopia convention (ref. prior posts above).  The chap in the forefront with the white shirt,  waistcoast and goggles is Mr. "Lukyan Corvinus", bonafide lycanthrope, and founder of the forum (all images hosted on Imageshack):




A few of the Steampunk Mexico forum members having some fun.  Do you want to know how cool these guys are?  OK Ask yourself, which other steampunk group has as a member a priest, that is, a  man of the cloth, specifically a "Prior" (head of a monastery, center-left) building vampire-obliterating weapons?


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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2012, 09:18:24 am »

Dear ladies and gentlemen:

There is a call for art submissions to the "THE TIME MACHINE: An International Neo-Victorian Fair," to be held on the 19th through to the 21st of April, 2012 in Mexico City.

The production of the event was meant to raise awareness and inform the world on social changes in Mexico.  Art examples from different movements and genres such as Gothic, Lolita and Steampunk will be present, as well as members from their respective communities

For those who wish to participate:

The even will be held at the historical Maria Tereza Montoya Theatre (Eje Central LÁZARO CÁRDENAS # 912, Mexico City, c.p. 03620, Mexico http://guialocal.com.mx/teatro_maria_teresa_montoya.html)

International Art submissions will be accepted until March 23.

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Feria-Internacional-Neo-Victoriana-La-maquina-del-Tiempo/261260757283353?ref=ts#!/pages/Feria-Internacional-Neo-Victoriana-La-maquina-del-Tiempo/261260757283353

Submissions: maquina.artisticas@mail.com
General Inquiry: maquina.direccion@mail.com
Vendor Information: maquina.comercio@mail.com

More information may be found durectly from Steampunk-Mexico forum members:
http://steampunk.mexico-foro.com/t1346-feria-internacional-neo-victoriana-la-maquina-del-tiempo

At your service,
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2012, 07:38:30 am »

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:

I necromance this old thread with the purpose of presenting some material of interest, namely the first full length documentary on Mexican Steampunk.

I confess that I have been so busy with my own Steampunk business and livelyhood in the US, that I have been grossly remiss on my duties as honorary Texas Steampunk and Brassgoggles ambassador to the Steampunk-Mexico Forum.  During the past months a great deal of changes have occurred, and the movement in that country has evolved, both in terms of speed and scope.

The movement has slowed down its former meteoric rise, but at the same time has broadened, greatly expanded across the Spanish speaking world and matured into a full-blown movement the way we know Steampunk to be in the rest of the English speaking world.  Not without pain, since the movement has suffered severe fractures and divisions along the way, and as a result various groups have emerged apart from the original Steampunk Mexico movement founded my Lord Corvinus.

While the documentary liked below is in Spanish and no doubt will leave many non-Spanish speakers without the opportunity to understand the content, the fact is that it is so well realized that I think many of us will find it easy to "fill the blank lines," so to speak, as many of us are acquainted with the Anachronistic arts and the material presented.

The images are noteworthy because they present a much clearer picture of the movement in Mexico straight from the mouth of the people who represent Steampunk in that part of the world.  This is far better than any photographs can convey.  So if a picture is worth a thousand words this short video should be worth a million.  From the images you may be able to observe the creativity, mentality and demeanor of the participants as well as minor details such as average age and other markers which give a nice account of the beginnings of Steampunk by way of subculture development in other parts of the world.

As an aside the median age is definitely younger than in English speaking countries, although some old crooners, like yours truly can be found as well, and a good number of the young people in the documentary are college or technical students as well as artists and professionals in the vocational trades....

So without further delay I present the documentary "Steampunk in Mexico" produced in June of 2012 by Mr. Axel Silva, Ms. Gaby Mosi and Ms. Bren Bernardo

CLICK ON LINK ABOVE PICTURE
http://player.vimeo.com/video/45666861


Cheers,

J. Wilhelm
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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2013, 05:26:04 am »

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:

I've posted this elsewhere, but just posting fro the record the second splinter from the original Steampunk Mexico Forum is the Rival Steampunk a la Mexicana, a smaller group with just 18 members, and here is the URL: http://steampunkalamexicana.foroactivo.mx/forum

At your service,

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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2013, 04:51:29 am »

An interesting concept.  It looks like Mexico City is following Tokyo's example and generating live music and art events using the club scene and mixing with Steampunk. A perfectly sensible approach that has worked well in Japan. In this case a "Steampunk Dark Cabaret" show, dubbed the "Mechanical Cabaret Faire," taking place this Saturday July 27.

https://www.facebook.com/events/678804518800693/
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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2013, 06:53:22 pm »


I love the salutation:     "¡Señoras y señores! ¡Cabareteros y retrofuturistas! ¡Utópicos, distópicos y nostálgicos!"


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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2013, 07:06:54 pm »

I'm obviously not Mexican.
I've only been there once.
But this September, as part of the 'Weird West' gathering within The Asylum steampunk event I will be introducing a Mexican flavour.

I give you 'El Zombiro; Defender of the weak.'

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