Evolution of The Absinthe Affair
After almost eight years of broadcasting to the international Steampunk community I believe it is time to make some serious changes to the way I am doing things. I am therefore currently changing the format of my web radio show The Absinthe Affair into an Artists Salon style in person gathering. During the Salon new original content can be recorded for my Behind The Goggles TV show on Subgenres and a new audio based chat themed podcast called The Voices.
The Salon is intended to include a diverse range of creative output covering interviews, poetry, book readings, debates and live music alongside tea duelling, craft workshops and other Steampunk/Dieselpunk themed activities. I have a venue in place and I am currently looking into costs/start dates and other options with a view of launching the 1st Salon at the start of the summer.
This is not an end to the original style of broadcasting but an evolution aiming to develop new audiences and to encourage new creative artists into the Steampunk community!
Communication + Cooperation = Innovation!
Founder and host of the Steampunk Almanac – Atticus Oldman is an artist, designer and digital educator based in the west of Edinburgh. A life long passion for victorian art and culture combined with a flare for the theatrical and creative eventually developed into in the establishment of a number of projects under the title of the Steampunk Almanac Of Atticus Oldman.
A core element of Atticus’s work is to encourage the expanding list of outstandingly diverse steampunk themed bands, musicians and musical performers to include the north of the UK in their tour arrangements. To further assist this ambition – Atticus has embarked on a mission to promote Steampunk music, arts and events to a wider audience via the digital airways by way of ‘The Absinthe Affair’ – A two hour aether-broadcast recorded in a lost location deep within the wynds and vennels of the living heart of Clockwork Caledonia’s ancient capital Auld Aether Reekie.