With only about 3 months left until the end of 2016, I thought it was time to look back on the first year of SteamPunk Junction. It was a very eventful year, where many of my current projects saw their beginnings. Here are the various events and milestones from 2015:
Built 1st Lego streetcar – January 14th
My fleet of 14 Lego TTC models began with this little horsecar.
Founded the SteamPunk Junction – February 16th
An early version of my SPJ logo.
West Toronto Junction Historical Society Meeting – March 5th
My first time wearing my new vest out to a WTJHS meeting, where I met Dave Cook, the author of Fading History.
Junction Triangle’s Naming Project 5th Anniversary – March 16th
A local gathering where I met various city Councillors.
Phi Delta Theta 25th Founder’s Day March 22nd, 2015
My first major freelance video shoot: The McMaster University’s fraternity, Phi Delta Theta’s 25th Founders Day Celebration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hxehpbsVFA
WTJHS Meeting – April 2nd
The first WTJHS meeting where I spoke infront of the other members, about my plans for the SteamPunk Junction. I also brought out my old cameras and 2 Lego vehicles for a small display.
Function in the Junction ’15 – April 11th
The annual gathering below the Masonic Temple on Annette Street.
Hamilton Steam & Technology Museum – April 15th
A surprise visit to the steam museum in Hamilton, where I found a steampunk exhibit.
Snapd Bloor West Article – May Edition
My first article in the local newspaper, Snapd Bloor West.
Anime North ’15 – May 22nd
Doors Open ’15 – May 23rd
Colborne Lodge Museum, in High Park
The Toronto Railway Museum, in the John Street Roundhouse.
Spadina House Museum
Toronto Steampunk Society @ Campbell House – June 20th
The 1st time I met the Toronto Steampunk Society, for a tour of the Campbell House Museum.
Snapped Logo Photo – June 17th
The iconic shot that eventually became my t-shirt design.
Center Island Cosplay – July 4th
SteamPunk Junction @ Shox’s – July 12
My 1st time hosting a steampunk themed event, at the local billiards lounge.
Received order of 50 “Steampunk Needs You!” shirts – July 31st
The Latin Lover gave me the idea to get my own t-shirts made.
Cosplay Hangout in High Park – August 16th
Lego Campbell Block Building Display @ The Junction BMO – August 19th
My Lego display sat in the Junction BMO from August until October, when it was moved to SHOXS for the WTJHS Talk Show.
Fan Expo ’15 – September 4th
Cosplay @ Trinity Bellwoods Park – September 26th
Legends of the Junction: Historical Talk Show – Sunday October 25th
My first talk show, produced by SteamPunk Junction in the basement of SHOXS. Promo vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BwON1bVgDo
1st “Toronto Transit” Poster Unveiled – November 11th
My original 18″ by 24″ design for a TTC history poster.
West Toronto Junction Historical Society Meeting – November
The Legends of the Junction: Talk Show Crew
WTJHS Chrismas Event
Video-meister at the Junction Craft Brewery. Video -> youtube.com/watch?v=cCrRjWoD5p0
Halton County Radial Railway Presentation – Dec 8th
My presentation of “Tales of Toronto Transit,” the video series to the HCRR board. Here’s the video I showed them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPm1GylZj5U
Christmas dinner at Pioneer Village – Saturday Dec. 19th
Stay tuned for my review of 2016 in the new year!