Yes, "The Shadow Court", from the future dystopian world of the Psyche Corporation is now real and has come into this plane of reality from the dream world of Psyche Chimere, the first Shadow Queen of Psyche Corporation. In her own immortal words:

"You’re correct in choosing this place

To petition for divine grace

You've always wanted too much

I can give you what you seek

But I’m no kindly sort of Queen, and

I demand to know what you would sacrifice to me?

Sacrifice to me!"

OK. Soooo what does that mean exactly? Well don't expect to be asked for a credit card number here. Instead, to become a member of the Shadow Court of Psyche Corporation you have give us something a bit more personal. Now don't run off so fast. It won't cost any fingers or toes, not generally anyway. A poem, a bit of fan fiction, a sketch of angelbots, a photo of yourself cosplaying a creature from the Psyche Corporation World. What is even more important is that you spread the word about Psyche Corporation' s wonderful music, fascinatingly bizarre lyrics, helping advertise "Scheduled Indoctrinations" (aka concerts and performance) and directly contribute to spreading the Empire of the Shadow Queen throughout this time-space continuum through internet traffic, awakening of the populace through physical medium such as flyers and sidewalk chalk messages, and especially through direct word of mouth communications!

For more information on joining this International Fan Club and levels of membership (which really do increase your access to staff, dancers, and band members) check out the static page post in the right margin labeled Shadow Court Nobles, Knights, and Gentry

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Psyche Chimere Models a New Corset From Corsets-UK

Corset Story mailed Psyche Chimere a spectacular steampunk corset all the way from Britain.

They are promoting their new line of steampunk corsets.

She is planning on wearing this to Dorian's Parlor (July 20) and SteamStock (July 27 in Richmond, CA)!

(editor's note:  She commented that it's not tightened all the way as the corset still needs a bit of breaking in yet.)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Psyche Chimere as a Voice Actress.

The Shadow Queen, Psyche Chimere, will soon be working as a voice actress.  She will be voicing two major characters and two bosses for an upcoming PC game from Kisareth Studios.   After all, she finds a spare nano-second to do one more project every now and then.  

Monday, May 13, 2013

Arcadian Clockwork: Steampunk Music in Austin, Texas

Arcadian Clockwork brought truly excellent Steampunk vocalists together from both coasts and the heart of Texas all presented in one of our favorite Goth Clubs and live venues, Elysium in Austin, Texas.  From the East Coast came a Steampunk/Cyberpunk Siren, Psyche Chimere, blending an opera trained voice with a unique and masterful synth-electro soundtrack and lyrics that blend science fiction with madness and gothic horror with Adams Family styles of humor.  From the West Coast came a superb cellist and vocalist, Unwoman, (well known for touring with Voltaire) singing songs of the trials and tribulations of life, love, and loss from very unusual perspectives.  From Texas came Darwin Prophet, veteran of Pagan Festivals (as vocalist with Velvet Hammer), professional session work, and now performances at Steampunk Festivals and concert events singing about topics from her own bizarre imagination and occasional odes to the great poet and extreme radical Oscar Wilde.

Ginger Doss & Darwin Prophet 

Each performed for  about a 45 minute set with excellent dance music and videos from DJ Russ Argo before, between, and after each with a dance to round off the evening.  Elysium is a very unusual structure so the acoustics can get a little strange in pool table and sitting areas at the furthest remote corners, but in areas of the club that can clearly view the stage, the sound system was as excellent as the vocals delivered through it.  This made for an excellent performance, yet many chose to stay at tables around the floor before the stage , so others took advantage of this to dance in ecstasy to the music presented on the dance floor which forms the space in front of the stage.  This included Psyche Chimere and Darwin Prophet (along with support staff) who gave an entertaining bit of floor burning while their opposite number was performing.

 The Vendors were set up in the back area where pool tables turned into mesas of hot Steampunk and tables around the edge presented leatherwork, hats, goggles, weapons, and magazines full of glamorous Steampunk pinup models.  Ben Hamby and friends presented items so attractive, even this writer fell prey to their allure.  A Steampunk hatter seemed to be putting out fine wares as were others with excellent pouches, bracers, and other beautiful offerings.

The vendors listed on the event site included (but I don’t think were limited to)

Skybourne Presents:Gearhearts Steampunk Glamor Revue

Caveat Emptor Costume Emporium

Delirium of Grandeur

Shirek's Leathers

Overall it was a great concert with really interesting vendors and a great DJ.  If you missed it, all I can say is, you should have found a way to drop in for this… really!

It appears that Psych Chimere and Unwoman performed the very next weekend at the Watch City Festival and are both scheduled next to perform at Steampunk World’s Fair on May 17th – 19th, 2013.  Darwin Prophet is currently scheduled to perform at The Time Traveler’s Ball on June 15th, 2013.