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Saturday, May 16 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Steampunk Weapons 101

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Ever wonder how some people make those gorgeous Steampunk weapons? Think that you cannot do it yourself because it is too expensive or you don’t think you have the skills or tools?Steampunk Weapons from Beginner to Intermediate is a one hour panel discussion regarding creating and modification of weapons to the Steampunk esthetic. The panel will discuss beginner and intermediate level modifications, types of weapons, parts, tools, and techniques, from the basic repainting of available plastics weapons to the more complex modification of wood and steel firearms. Topics covered will include late 19th and early 20th century examples of real weapons to draw inspiration from. Where to find items for modifications, tools needed, and skills required. The different Steampunk firearm types from, gunpowder to electricity to steam powered.  Examples, in various stages of build and creative levels will be shown.
 Presenters:Kevin M. Houghton is a Steampunk author and costumer, who has applied several years of weapons and armor reconstruction for medieval living history groups towards the crafting of weapons and costume.H. Brevard Howard is a Steampunk costumer and fabricator who combines his love of history and weapons into crafting and creating unique steampunk weaponry.Ever wonder how some people make those gorgeous Steampunk weapons? Think that you cannot do it yourself because it is too expensive or you don’t think you have the skills or tools?
Steampunk Weapons from Beginner to Intermediate is a one hour panel discussion regarding creating and modification of weapons to the Steampunk esthetic. The panel will discuss beginner and intermediate level modifications, types of weapons, parts, tools, and techniques, from the basic repainting of available plastics weapons to the more complex modification of wood and steel firearms. Topics covered will include late 19th and early 20th century examples of real weapons to draw inspiration from. Where to find items for modifications, tools needed, and skills required. The different Steampunk firearm types from, gunpowder to electricity to steam powered. Examples, in various stages of build and creative levels will be shown.
Presenters:
Kevin M. Houghton is a Steampunk author and costumer, who has applied several years of weapons and armor reconstruction for medieval living history groups towards the crafting of weapons and costume.
H. Brevard Howard is a Steampunk costumer and fabricator who combines his love of history and weapons into crafting and creating unique steampunk weaponry.

Saturday May 16, 2015 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Centennial Room Embassy