Oct 172014
 

Oh hell yes. In this bloody gorgeous 2004 animated movie, we get to see the British ancestor of Macgyver  fight off a powerful mercantile syndicate and a shady division of the government that all want to use this (magical) steam generator ball thing to do stuff.  And a crazy old man. This movie has a [...]

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Oct 102014
 
Character Thoughts: Issac

So, I’m sure a couple of people have noticed there are a few more Steampunk Characters that Yami and I are showing up as. This is Laika Leonne, the partially organic assistant automaton, and Isaac Gautreaux, her creator. The ears are more of a feature as well as a need to not leave ‘unused parts’ from [...]

Oct 032014
 
Making Isaac's Robe

Since we knew we wouldn’t have time to do the full costume, and because the Symposium’s theme this year is “Steam Wars”, we decided to make Isaac a basic green Jedi robe and then trick it out with accessories. When searching for patterns, we narrowed down the choices to two: this excellent detailed post from [...]

Sep 272014
 
Victorian Tech Column #3: Flight!

So, one of the first things that comes to mind when one thinks “steampunk” might be “airships”. So, how big of a deal were airships actually in Victorian times? Well, to discuss that, let’s build up some context first. Hopefully this isn’t too boring/repetitive, but well… I feel the need to set the stage. Humans [...]

Sep 122014
 

So wow. Been a bit. But we’re coming back strong with a podcast about a movie suggested by a fan (thanks Fire Drake!).  Thankfully, we were not lied to this time, as AB was not only more steampunk than Mutant but also an enjoyable viewing experience. It’s clearly an older movie, so if you went [...]

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Jul 082014
 

No need to adjust your television sets, folks, that’s a brand new domain name you’re seeing at the top of your screen. We can now be accessed directly at: www.radiantvanguard.com and gaming.radiantvanguard.com You may see some glitches as we complete the migration; feel free to leave a comment if something doesn’t clear up within 24 [...]

May 242014
 

Greetings! Just a brief check-in here with some announcements about our summer lineup of programming for you all. As Chaos has taken a summer position away from the rest of us core Vanguarders, a few changes will be made to accommodate this temporary parting of ways.   The following regular series will be on hiatus until August: [...]