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Society of Steampunk Artists

A gathering place for all of the "artistes" in our midst, be they visual artists, writers, musicians and the like.

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Latest Activity: Feb 23


The Creature

In the winter of the night
In solitary stands
a creature of earth and sky
Whose reach exceeds its grasp
In fires light that pierce the night
Heralds a day of atonement
When all is clay once more
The sea sinks deep in rock
The end will near
The Creature bows its head in silence



One wing of paper
The other of feathers
Flap one and you shall rise
Flap the other and you shall burn

Poet Meshugeh

Hear the noise
The children playing
The honk the screeching
Birds chirping, laughter
Poet sits in wasted room
With sea of paper looming tall
Ink splats soaking
The sunlight moving on
Poet sulks moodily
Draining his thoughts with pen
Wind thru open window sweeps
The sea becomes a fury Circling the poet viciously
Cunning quick cutting deep
Poet sits In ruin waste


Clockwork Angels Narrative

Clockwork angels
Heads of glass
Wings of brass
Hang flightless in the air
Hourglass is turned
They shift in measured stride
Blinking slumber from their workings
Their bodies stuffed with gears
That would fill their bodies with life
And now they dance

Up one comes with wings out stretched
The light alights on brassy wings
Glittering in the murkiness whirling slow to steady pace
Slanting down they glide flapping softly with a clink
Brassy murmur

Quickly one ascends
flaunting its gleaming wings
against the night
darting here and there they play
flittering, quiver, flutter shimmer
in delicate dance

The last sand falls
sluggishly they slow
the flapping wings sedated their heads hang low
Their dance has ceased
Clockwork angels
Heads of glass
Wings of brass
Hang flightless in the air


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Comment by Dr Brassy Steamington ™ on January 10, 2014 at 11:29am

I just saw a panel announcement to get us all thinking about it. I am throwing my Brassy Hat in the ring for 2014.

Comment by Prince of the North on January 10, 2014 at 11:22am

Well, its still 10 months away...

Comment by Mark Eliot Schwabe on January 10, 2014 at 7:11am

Thank you.

I have visited the website & facebook page.

Curious that there is no current information about the 2014 event.

Comment by Prince of the North on January 10, 2014 at 6:51am

At this point, the teslacon website still has the info for 2013. Lord Bobbins (Eric Jon Larson) was listed as the vendor's contact there.  There is a FB page and a Teslacon Fans page.  As information is announced, it will go up there.

Comment by Mark Eliot Schwabe on January 10, 2014 at 5:58am

Does anyone have information about vending at Teslacon (WI) Fall 2014?

I have heard great things about this event and would like to vend there this year.

A gracious thank you for any information kindly imparted.

Mark Eliot Schwabe, SteamSmith

Comment by Captain Gary Constantine on December 29, 2013 at 4:12am

Good morning, looking forward to making friends with other Steampunk artists and viewing all the creative diverse work. Kindest regards Captain Constantine

Comment by Katrina Boler on October 14, 2013 at 8:27pm

Call to Artists for Mad Hatter Arts Festival in Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove – The 9th Annual Mad Hatter Arts Festival returns this year

to Coconut Grove on November 16 and 17. The Festival will be held on the

grounds of The Barnacle Historic State Park and along the sidewalks of

Main Highway. This juried event features artists of all types of media. 

Artists wishing to be considered in the jury process should submit an application. This year's Mad Hatter Arts Festival is shaping up to be quite the event as music, contests, and fun for the whole family encircle the main attraction of this Festival: Artists’ Original Works.

Be a part of this zany arts festival -- for more information or to request an

application packet, contact Applications may also be downloaded from

Comment by Seir, The Somber Soldier on August 31, 2013 at 9:06pm

Hello fellow, it's very nice to be in this group as a poet. I wish to see what kind of things can be done in this fine group of craftsmen and artisans.

Comment by Mj Bridges on August 31, 2013 at 8:53pm

evening, artist in photography , looking forward to this group

Comment by Miss Kitty Imperial Tea Hostess on July 14, 2013 at 7:34am

Red Fork Empire Providence Steampunk Art Show


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