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The Atlanta Steampunk Exposition is pleased to welcome the following guests to our 2022 show:
Dave Lee | 2022 ASE Guest


author, maker

Artist at Hatton Cross Steampunk and the owner of HCS Publishing, Dave Lee has been a featured artist, guest maker and guest author at exhibits and conventions throughout the world. He is most recognized for his large props, armored costumes and Steampunk vehicles. He is the producer of the Steampunk YouTube channel “HCS Creates” and has played a supporting role and been prop maker for other TV series and films. He is the author of the novel “Country in Ruin:1865" and more works, and has been featured in numerous publications about Steampunk fashion and costuming.

Valentine Wolfe | 2022 ASE Guest



A Symphony of Darkness, Valentine Wolfe performs gothic metal inspired by seances, 19th century gothic literature, and classical music. Combining the haunting soprano of Sarah Black and the bleak maelstrom of Braxton Ballew’s solo double bass, they refuse to follow any muse except their own. In addition to their gothic metal offerings, their insatiable musical curiosity has afforded them multiple opportunities to bring their signature sound to theatre productions, and have been creating live scores to silent horror classics, most notably Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

Doc Stone | 2022 ASE Guest


 maker, actor

Wheeler Stone (aka Doc Stone) is the owner-operator and principal Artist of Doc Stone Studios in Winchester, VA. He has been a leather artist and metalworker for over 25 years, and is recognized for his designs worldwide. Doc’s workshops reflect his propensity for fun and shenanigans while also leaving his audience with valuable take-home information to further their own projects. Doc Stone has been seen in notable films such as “The Crucible,” and “Goodwill Hunting,” and most recently acted in the Steampunk film "Secret Within the Sphere."

Madame Askew & The Grand Arbiter | 2022 ASE Guest


steampunk personalities

Madame Askew is a time-traveling tea aficionado, obsessed with tea, fashion, and the proper uses for headgear. The Grand Arbiter is the highest authority on compliments, wit, and Tea-based Justice. For over 10 linear earth-years, they and the delightful members of the Temporal Entourage have enjoyed adventures across time and space and hope you will join them. Often the center of tea-inspired escapades, particularly Tea Dueling and Splendid Teapot Racing, they are also master costumers & entertainers.