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Red River Regional Steampunk Expeditionary Society


Red River Regional Steampunk Expeditionary Society

The Red River Regional Steampunk Expeditionary Society serves as a nexus for Steampunks in North Louisiana, East Texas, and South Arkansas. We also have members from around the nation who are interested in seeing Steampunk thrive in our region. We want to see the Steampunk Aesthetic advanced in art, literature, music, and philosophy.


Clockpunk, Dieselpunk, Reactorpunk, Wild West/Weird West and anywhere in between is a valued part of our group.

Location: Shreveport, LA
Members: 24
Latest Activity: Jul 15, 2015

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The Expedition Season is nearly here

Started by Carlos McDaniel May 5, 2012. 0 Replies

The days are getting longer, the temperatures are rising. It is time once again for explorers and adventurers to start taking that long view of the distant horizon and preparing to embark on the next…Continue

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Comment by Shannon Castorino on July 15, 2015 at 9:19am

“Up-cycled: Recycled, Repurposed, and Reclaimed Art"

and Steampunk Reception!!

Winnsboro Center for the Arts
200 North Market Street
Winnsboro, Texas 75494



Recycled, Repurposed, Reused & Upcycled… these terms are applied interchangeably to a wonderful and fun new art form. Projects may be artistic or homemade, it’s all about brainstorming creativity. These pieces of art are made primarily from recycled or used materials, but even new materials can be used - as long as the finished piece is a work that is unusual or "out of context" for the type of material used.

The Winnsboro Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the theme for our late summer art exhibition. If you have, or want to create a work of art that uses recycled materials, we would love to welcome you to our next gallery show.

Art Delivery to WCA: Monday, July 27th and Tuesday, July 28th (If you need to deliver your artwork the week of July 20th through July 25th, you MUST pre-arrange the delivery so that we have someone present to accept your artwork.

If you plan to participate in this exhibition, you MUST contact BRENDA ROBERTS at 903-497-6136 or email at with the number of pieces, photos of your artwork, dimensions, medium used, and title (name) of your artwork.

Participating artists will be asked to become a member of the WCA. The artist will receive 75% of whatever price the item is sold for. The other 25% goes to support the Art Center. We do not give member discounts to consignment pieces. We do not collect sales tax for any consignment sale. All items without a sale price will be listed as NFS.

The artist reception and exhibition opening will be Saturday, August 1st at 6:30 pm. The exhibition will run through September 5th. The theme for the reception is “Steam Punk” and costumes are encouraged but not required. The reception will be open to the public.

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Comment by Lady Sophronia Bloodthorne-Clark on December 9, 2013 at 11:46pm

Hello, Edouard. I think that you probably could get in touch with the head guy, Carlos McDaniel, and get a faster response if you went to his page and sent him a private message. There also is a Facebook page, if you belong there.

Comment by Edouard Rathskeller Malachite on December 9, 2013 at 10:49pm

Does the Red River Regional Steampunk Expeditionary Society have some sort of business or calling card.  I work in an antique store here in Ruston and am seeing more La. Tech students come in expressing an interest with steampunk.  I would have to get permission from the owner before putting some cards in the store but I think he would be amenable.  Might be a way to recruit some more members.

Comment by Edouard Rathskeller Malachite on December 9, 2013 at 10:45pm

Re: Cpl. Viktor Reznov search for a hand gun.  Might I humbly suggest a steampunkified   broomhandle Mauser.  It is my understanding that this was the base for Han Solo's handweapon.  If its good enough for Han Solo, its good enough for me.  Seriously I have always liked the look of the Mauser and I think it wouldn't take much modification to make it uniquely steampunk.  I think first think I would do would be to modify the handpiece, making it faceted rather than rounded.  Possibly a different material.  A Tortoiseshell look would be interesting but mother of pearl would also be interesting.  I would also like to see one done with a malachite look.  Just a few ideas.  Good look with the build. 

Comment by Cmdr. Agustus Nox on December 8, 2013 at 3:16pm
Thank you for the lead!

Hmm..interesting. The idea that it is a closed cylinder is very reminiscent of the concept behind the M2019. The closed gas cylinder. I admire the idea of silenced firearms was thought of so early. I saw someone on the Interwebs had built silenced and optics equipped verision of the M2019 called an "Assassin" model. This might be worth a second glance with this new knowledge of the Nagant in mind.
Comment by Leonard Hollar on December 8, 2013 at 12:40pm

The Russians came up with their own "futuristic" weapon around 1895 or so, the Nagant automatic revolver.  Google it and see what you think of it if it were steampunked with a few bells and whistles.

Comment by Cmdr. Agustus Nox on December 8, 2013 at 11:09am
Good morning community. Rather chilly one at 34 Degrees here in Lafayette.

I'm at a fork in the road as far as a project I'm working on is going. I would like to pose a questiion and ask your opinions to perhaps assist me as far as direction.

If any of you has seen my current profile, my persona is an alternate history Russian officer. My clothing stems from Former USSR Naval attire with the Communist Hammer and Sickle removed. (My timeline has Russia becoming a member of the "Allied Nations" alongside Britain and the United States instead of becoming a Communist nation.) My issue is with a sidearm that will be worn in a hip holstrr with my kit.

I am not sure which angle to approach it. I originally considered doing a pseudo futuristic build, the "ray gun" direction. I would be utilizing a commercially available prop replica as the base for my build. My choices were between the MIB2 J2 Agent Sidearm from Factory Entertainment and the Enterprise Phase Pistol replica. Playing on the Aether powered raygun angle and suitably painted and steamed up.
My other choice was to be more conventional and stay with the cartridged round weapon. I am considering the Blade Runner styled PKD M2019 blaster. This has the look of a futuristic weapon straight out but keeps with the revolver as a sidearm look of the officer.

It will be in my holster for the most of the time (as per most conventions rules on prop weapons) but there would be occasions where I would draw it. Lights and sounds would be a neat touch and all of my choices can offer this. I am at an impasse as to which.

Given this, what do you all think?
Comment by Octavia W-W Smythe on November 20, 2013 at 9:01am

Sounds great, but I'll be in Giddings, TX for the Weird West Fest on that date. Maybe next time! It sure sounds like fun, tho.  Octavia

Comment by Octavia W-W Smythe on August 29, 2013 at 12:47pm

I am so thrilled to finally be a member of this group! I've already met lots of great people, and look forward to participating in upcoming events. That is, when I'm not off exploring the world.


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