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Author Topic: Thomas Willeford and Lady Clankington Book Signing - Feb. 19 (Burbank, CA)  (Read 1818 times)
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« on: February 13, 2012, 06:54:52 pm »

Feb. 19 @ 2pm

Dark Delicacies
3512 West Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

Thomas Willeford (artist, master costumer, and owner of Brute Force Studios) will be signing copies of his book "Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts", along with cover model Sarah Hunter (aka Lady Clankington).

"Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos" (McGraw-Hill) is the best-selling steampunk how to book on Filled with do-it-yourself projects, this book shows you how to build exquisite, ingenious contraptions on a budget. Author Thomas Willeford distills his wealth of hard-learned skills, describes how to use the readily available tools of the modern mad scientist, and expounds on the art and philosophy of scavenging unique components and raw materials. The perfect companion for the hobbyist and advanced machinist alike, this inventive volume will guide you through the creation of your very own infernal devices.

Thomas Willeford is known for largely for his work on the steampunk episode of "Castle". His' creations have been widely featured on television (BBC, MTV, "Castle", "Oddities"), online (Wired, BoingBoing, Popular Mechanics, Playboy TV), and in print (Art Donovan's The Art of Steampunk, Morgan Spurlock and Stan Lee's Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, Engine Magazine, Gothic Beauty Magazine). Satisfied customers include David Silverman (The Simpsons), Patricia Tallman (Babylon V, Army of Darkness), former "Bond Girl" Virginia Hey (Farscape, Mad Max), and bands Abney Park, Ghostfire, and Beautiful Deadly Children. Thomas also contributed to the design of Alchemy Gothic's Empire Collection, a line of steampunk jewelry and accessories.

Thomas' artwork has also been featured in numerous museum exhibitions worldwide, including Penn State University's "STEAMpunk!", The Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation's "Steampunk: Form and Function", and the Ashmolean Museum of the History of Science at Oxford's "Steampunk". His clockwork spider "Arachnae Mechanica" is currently housed in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

Sarah Hunter (aka "Lady Clankington" and "Nicotine") is a steampunk pin-up model, fetish actress, and creator of the first commercially available steampunk adult novelty item Lady Clankington's Little Death Ray. She has been featured in a variety of publications (Hustler Magazine, Leg Show Magazine, Bizarre Magazine) and websites (BoingBoing, BlueBlood,, and on television ("Oddities", "Castle", "Selling New York").


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