This past weekend, I was lucky enough to be invited to perform at the Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition at Niagara-on-the-Lake (Ontario). I took this opportunity to debut my new Steampunk persona of Professor Taelstrum: Truth Teller and it was a huge hit! I managed to stay in persona most of the weekend, hob-nobbing with Professor Elemental, Abney Park, and Steam-Powered Giraffe, among many other talented entertainers.
The audiences were very receptive and generous, but my favorite show was in the Four and Twenty Blackbirds Tea Shop. It was cozy, intimate tea tent that could fit about 30 people and it was a full house for the show. I invited people to pick the stories from the Bandoleer of Legends, which made for great audience participation (although I’ll admit it was pretty nerve-wracking for me!).
I hope to bring Professor Taelstrum to more heritage and steampunk events in the future!