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Society Of Steampunks In Philadelphia


Society Of Steampunks In Philadelphia

While not truly an official society, I decided to start this group, originally composed of myself and a rocket-propelled dog, in order to raise Steampunk awareness in the city of brotherly love! SO SIP your tea and come join we: The S.O.S.I.P.!

Website: http://N/A
Location: Philly
Members: 88
Latest Activity: on Saturday

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Comment by Leslie Orton on Saturday

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Comment by Esther Wheelmaker on October 15, 2013 at 6:24am

Steampunk book Gravely Inanimated signing at 2nd and Charles where the borders in Christiana used to be! 4:30-7:30

Comment by Esther Wheelmaker on May 26, 2013 at 3:18pm

Great new item for sell! Total steampunk. Some parts even brought from the Steampunk World Fair!!

Comment by Esther Wheelmaker on October 25, 2012 at 6:21am

A get together in Philly would be awesome. 

Comment by Marcus Sioux on October 24, 2012 at 12:40pm

I work at night (in my gothic raygun lab) and spend most days walking the streets and shops and secondhand stores and fleamarkets looking for fodder to make my things out of. Thing is, I never see anyone else even *remotely* steamy-stylee out there except for me. Where are are you all? Shouldn't we have a get-together in Philly or something?

Comment by Esther Wheelmaker on September 28, 2012 at 6:31am

Greeting all! I am currently looking for a female brunette model between the ages of 18-23 with long hair to be on the cover of a new Steampunk book coming out soon.

Hoping to find someone who already has a victorian style ball gown (dress) / steampunk outfit to wear. Payment is open to be discussed and it will only be one day of makeup and shooting in the DE/MD area. Please contact me to talk more about it. :)

Comment by Brian H Harris on September 6, 2012 at 2:44pm

Greetings folks, I am rather new to steampunk but have been a fan of history and the Victorian age for decades.  Figured I would jump in and say hi and see how active groups are in the area.  I am out of Levittown but originally from Philadelphia.

Comment by Dr. Mungojerry Grindlebone on September 5, 2012 at 8:50am

Hi Everyone.  Would like to invite all of the Philly area Steampunk community to our SECOND annual Airship Pirates' Ball, October 26, in Phoenixville.  The event is a party and fundraiser for the Greylight Theatre/Grindlebone Arts, and features a costume contest, silent auction, and a bunch more.  This year we're at Molly Maguire's in Phoenixville, which has several advantages over last year's venue, including the addition of Guiness.  We'd also like to do a pitch for any vendors that might be interested.  For information, head over to and click on the "League of Airship Pirates" link.  Last year was a lot of fun, and I suspect this coming year will be even better.

Comment by Bizarre Boudoir on September 1, 2012 at 9:10am

Hi Everyone, I'm a corsetmaker living in Philadelphia. Would be great to meet other steampunkers in the area.

Comment by Rexford Vocant on August 5, 2012 at 3:41pm

Hi there! I'm new to the Steampunk society, but a relatively large enthusiast. I have been working on designs, and am aspiring to be the captain of my own ship. I had started to begin writing the story behind my campaign, but I figure it might be beneficial to be immersed into the steampunk culture more before I take on starting my campaign. But I should probably introduce myself, real and steamy.


My real name is Tim McGee. I created my steamy alter ego, Rex Vocant, originally as the name for a character on a very steampunk based video game "Rusty Hearts". I was first introduced to the world of steampunk while watching ABC's Castle. There was an episode where they were investigating a very real death in the very unreal world of Steampunk. Once I had viewed that broadcast I decided I wanted to learn more. I started watching TV shows such as Warehouse 13, and reading books by Jules Vern and H.G. Wells, among others. I was born in a small town outside of Southwest Philadelphia, and am looking to build my own Steampunk equipment.


The war has begun. Not more than one year as captain of the Philadelphia Fleet Aircraft Argosoleum, and I am called to war. My name is Captain Rexford Vocant, and this is my story.

I was born in a small town outside of the Philadelphia metropolis. As a boy I had always dreamed of the fabulous adventures of sky captains and adventurers; seeing the stars from my boat still makes me reminisce. When I was in school, my teachers often asked me what I wanted to be when I would grow-up and my answer never changed: I wanted to be a sky captain. After many years I had applied to the academy. It wasn't until my third application that they let me in, but now was my chance to become a sky captain and see the world. After four years of the academy I had graduated in the top ten of my class.

Upon graduating, the captains were giving their vessel and were assigned to name her. I named mine "Argosoleum", meaning "One as swift as the Sun." During our graduation we all took an oath; to protect those needing protecting. When the call to war went out many forgot their oath.

I honored my oath and took to the skies under the 173rd Airborne Division. My friend and mentor, Captain Joseph A. Whalen, led the attack at Nam's Pass. Sadly his ship, The P.F.A. Boneman, went down on June 9. Upon his fall the dogs of war cried havoc.

It wasn't until the insurgence at Mill's Run that we learned we were harboring a traitor. The man responsible for Captain Whalen's fate was none other than Sgt. Gideon B. Dyer, the communications officer for the P.F.A. Argosoleum. Upon receiving the information, Gideon- who attempted to cover up the leaked information- was arrested and placed on trial. For his actions against our side, he was sentenced to indefinite imprisonment. The crew of the Argosoleum disbanded due to the untrusted nature of their company, and the ship itself was put on ice. As the captain of the ship, I remained at its side until it was permitted to fly again. Though the war is over, I still maintain the honorable code set forth by the academy for my vessel. Now, it sails under my guidance alone- that is until my crew fully forms again...


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