Announcing our First Expert Maker Judge

The time has come to announce our first Expert Maker Judge!

As many of you are already aware, there are two kinds of prizes being awarded at Aethertopia, this July 7th and 8th in the Entertainment Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

First, there are the People’s Choice Awards, where you get to pick which maker in each of the Seven Maker Guilds best represents the craft and genius of that Guild!

But there are also overall Best of Show prizes, and these are to be decided by a panel of Expert Maker Judges. These judges have shown their ability to create Steampunk works of art, props, clothing, storytelling, and design and deserve our recognition and respect. So it is with no hesitation that we announce that our first honored Expert Maker Judge is none other than Professor Cornelius Thriftium (sometimes referred to as Thirl Hupp, by those in the Central Florida area of the country!).



You can click here to find out more about Professor Thriftium, and see a presentation of some of his amazing works of wardrobe wizardry, and then head over to get your tickets to Aethertopia, the Nomadic City of Steampunk Makers!

Honestly, I’m not sure whether to congratulate Professor Thriftium on his selection, or congratulate Aethertopia for having such an amazing Maker agree to judge our contest!