Dedicated to Edgar Allen Poe, Vincent Price, and everything that emerges from the fog on a dark night.A late Sunday night panel at Dragon Con might seem a strange time for the birth of a new subculture—but in this case, the moment was fittingly weird in every sense. Welcome to the beginning of Dreadpunk, a new movement that aims to push horror and dark fantasy in new (old) directions. ~ quoted from The Daily Dot.See More
"Here is a picture that I borrowed from E-bay. According to the seller it was made by a toy company in Wisconsin fifty or so years ago. Its about a foot long. Its an amphibious music box, you can enjoy "Camptown…"
"Form and function. This riverboat toy is also a box. It could also float on water. Notice how the complex shapes and forms of the riverboat are molded into just two parts. These were nice toys but the plastic was very brittle…"
"Simplicity itself. This popular little toy reduces the visual elements that indicate a riverboat to the bare minimum, a paddle wheel and two stacks. Sometimes a design says the most by saying the least. The success of this design…"
Like their real life counterparts toy and model river boats are becoming a rarity in the twenty first century. Unlike the real things Toy and model river boats are relatively easy to store and maintain. What they may lack in size and occasionally realism they make up for in portability.Here are three little plastic boats made by Bruder in the eighties…See More
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We have a balloon event in Middletown in late July. There are competitions for the balloonists and there is always a tethered balloon that one can pay to make an ascent in. I've never been up in one but it looks…"
Welcome to the Empire. So glad to see that you found the League of Cincinnati Steampunks; our next gathering will be January 7th at Arnold's Pub. I invite you to also join the Ohio Steampunk Society and the KOI Steampunk Alliance (see the Groups section), but mostly I invite you and your friends to . . .