The Steampunk Empire

The Crossroads of the Aether


South Bend Salon

Centered in northern Indiana, the South Bend Salon is bent on uniting all steampunks in Indiana and the Chicago area for purposes of fun and invasions.

Location: South Bend, Indiana
Members: 34
Latest Activity: Mar 5, 2016

First Meeting

The South Bend Salon will be meeting next Friday (July 3rd)--somewhere in SB (to be announced later in the week) for tea and a discussion of S.M. Stirling's "The Peshawar Lancers".
Update: 11/12/2009
The next books up to be discussed are as follows:
Gibson and Sterling's The Difference Engine.
Jeff VanderMeer's City of Saints and Madmen.
Whitechapel Gods--S.M. Peters
Viriconium--M. John Harrison.
the core group knows the meeting places, but if anyone from this site would like to know the schedule, drop me a line. Usually things happen on Friday afternoons.

Discussion Forum

Local Conventions & Events

Started by Shawn Carnes. Last reply by Dread Baron Carl Von Richtofen Aug 30, 2010. 2 Replies

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Comment by David Fennell on April 3, 2013 at 5:34am

is anyone here still active? I live in Lagrange and hour east of south bend. Just wanted to know who all is still around. I am heading to the Steampunk Symposium in cincinatti and was wondering if anyone else was as well

Comment by Otto Von Methayne on January 19, 2013 at 4:31pm I'm new to this neck of the woods, where is German twnshp/ more to the point, where is/What is the nearest town?

Comment by Ezra Fugue on July 16, 2012 at 6:16am

Well I'm on Central instead of Eastern so with those hours Saturdays would fit best for me since I don't get back from Chicago until about 7:30 pm Eastern.

Comment by David D'Champ on July 15, 2012 at 9:50pm

OK, This looks like it might be a doable thing. When would be most convenient for most people. The German Township branch has rather strange hours but plenty of available space for group meeting and space is most always available. Tuesday and Thursday they are open until 8pm and Saturdays from 10am to 6pm. Give me some ideas and I'll put together a meeting for us. 

Comment by Aeron Storm on July 15, 2012 at 6:10pm

My husband and I have been kicking around a steampunk genre adventure story for a while.  It might be fun to hang out with some folks who know the world better than us!  And the library would be an excellent place to meet methinks!

Comment by Ezra Fugue on July 12, 2012 at 12:33pm

I live about hourish from SB but I work in Chicago so depending on when I'd be interested.  I'm still "new" to steampunk and trying to figure things out but I think it's pretty damned nifty.

Comment by David D'Champ on July 12, 2012 at 11:57am

I might be willing to start a group with meetings at the German Township Library on Cleveland by the Meijer's store but I'd need to know how many people would be interested. If there are more people here in South Bend and Mishawaka, please chime in. We could have a lot of fun and maybe make a movie or a web series. 

Comment by Otto Von Methayne on July 11, 2012 at 8:29pm

So now theres a few peeps interested, who is gonna organise a meet?

Comment by David D'Champ on July 10, 2012 at 10:09pm

Hello, Just got into this site and joined this group. I'm located in South Bend, out by the Airport and I am a low/no budget movie maker. I have a very strong interest in steampunk for several projects I am working on. I am hoping there is enough life left in this group that maybe I'll be able to hook up with several people of like interest and maybe more forward on some of these ideas. Hope to hear some someone soon. 


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