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SPACE Channel seeks Canadian steampunks!

Started Feb 23, 2010 0 Replies

The SPACE Channel is doing a documentary on fans of steampunk, and while they're going to be featuring some of the big names in steampunk, they're really hoping to find Canadians who one would…Continue

Desperately Seeking Airship Invasion Tickets

Started Oct 21, 2009 0 Replies

Without going into the particulars of how this particular gongshow happened, I missed getting tickets for the Airship Invasion at Steamcon, and am going to be doing some 'splaining to my wife about…Continue

Steampunk Reading

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bulldog Bastable Feb 26, 2012. 309 Replies

Tell me about what you're reading, so long as it's steampunk, neo-vic, or even proto-steampunk like Verne and Wells.I'm currently chewing my way through Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan, which is not…Continue

Who is attending Steam Con?

Started this discussion. Last reply by lilibat Oct 6, 2009. 1 Reply

I'm sure this has been discussed elsewhere, but I couldn't find anything in the forum. Perhaps that's just due to my lack of knowledge about all the ins and outs of Steampunk Empire. Curious to know…Continue

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Mike Perschon left a comment for Emilie Donovan
"I still celebrate the holidays, but I hear you all the same. We just ban Turtles and Christmas movies the rest of the year, lol. Special things for special times. That said, were I a wealthy man...there'd be a lot more steampunk in my daily…"
Jan 21
Emilie Donovan left a comment for Mike Perschon
"I am contemplating a dress vest for my own attire :) lol... on the other hand I am really liking the Sherpa vest from Steampunk Emporium. Your right about the specialness. That is why we don't see holidays as special anymore because we indulge…"
Jan 21
Clay Davis left a comment for Mike Perschon
"There is a page on The Empire's website called The Scribbler's Den where we can promote our books and we discuss writing."
Jan 21
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Jan 21
Mike Perschon left a comment for Emilie Donovan
"Definitely! Though I leave my outfit (modest as it is) for events - makes it more special when I suit up. I haven't the money to make steampunk my normal mode of attire! Besides, I find a sweater vest more comfortable than a dress vest."
Jan 21
Emilie Donovan left a comment for Mike Perschon
"Oh yeah :).. it seems we are few and far between. I have dancing the fringes of Steampunk but finding all my geekiness fits in perfectly here.. and the clothes are awesome! One of my challenges has been how to live in a small area without being…"
Jan 21
Mike Perschon replied to Elizabeth's discussion What book is beside your bed right now?
"Always more than one at a time - I teach English, so no matter what I'm reading for pleasure, I'm always reading something for work as well. Last night, I binge read the trade paperback of Wytches, which is a great bit of comic book…"
Jan 21
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Jan 21
Mike Perschon left a comment for Emilie Donovan
"Hi Emilie! I'm from Edmonton! Nice to see another Albertan in the Empire!"
Jan 21
Mike Perschon replied to Emilie Donovan's discussion Question on theme of steampunk writing in the group The Literary Salon
"Hi Emilie, Not only are social justice issues acceptable, but in many steampunk circles, they are preferred. One of the inherent issues steampunk struggles with is that it draws from a toolbox rooted in the nineteenth century, when sexism, racism,…"
Jan 21
Auntie Social left a comment for Mike Perschon
"Dear Mr. Perschon-- I recently taught two workshops on Steampunk for some fellow Librarians down here in Florida.  In preparing my notes, I found your Steampunk Scholar website to be so helpful, so thought-provoking and so inspiring!  It…"
Jul 2, 2013
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Feb 26, 2012
Bulldog Bastable replied to Mike Perschon's discussion Steampunk Reading
"I'm currently reading Dracula, The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt. It is a sequel to the original novel and written by Bram Stoker's great grand nephew. Some 25 years after Dracula's demise, the evil returns. I found this gen at…"
Feb 26, 2012
Archie Moses replied to Mike Perschon's discussion Steampunk Reading
"I just finished Camera Obscura and I started The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man.  After that, I'm going to read Anno Dracula and Hell's Bells just in time for October.     I would like to read Sunset Val too.  Anyone…"
Sep 7, 2011
Lady Thriller replied to Mike Perschon's discussion Steampunk Reading
"I just finished the The Murder of Jim Fisk for the Love of Josie Mansfield. Good if you like historical novels of the Gilded Age of America. I enjoyed getting a lot of atmospheric history of NYC at the time. It was a very quick read,and the chapters…"
Sep 4, 2011
The Hon. Catherine Swinburne replied to Mike Perschon's discussion Steampunk Reading
"I read The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare.  It's a very atmospheric cross between Victorian historical fiction and paranormal.  I'm not sure if it counts as steampunk since there's not a lot of science in it (maybe later…"
Sep 4, 2011

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I'm a hypercreative scholar, musician, writer, and artist, husband to Jenica, my wonderful wife, father to Gunnar and Dacy, doctoral student at the University of Alberta, English instructor at The King's University College and MacEwan College, as well as Game Master for a Steampunk Middle Earth Roleplaying Campaign.

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At 1:25pm on January 21, 2016, Emilie Donovan said…

I am contemplating a dress vest for my own attire :) lol... on the other hand I am really liking the Sherpa vest from Steampunk Emporium. Your right about the specialness. That is why we don't see holidays as special anymore because we indulge all the time. I don't even celebrate them anymore.. to commercial for me.

At 12:58pm on January 21, 2016, Clay Davis said…

There is a page on The Empire's website called The Scribbler's Den where we can promote our books and we discuss writing.

At 9:58am on January 21, 2016, Emilie Donovan said…

Oh yeah :).. it seems we are few and far between. I have dancing the fringes of Steampunk but finding all my geekiness fits in perfectly here.. and the clothes are awesome! One of my challenges has been how to live in a small area without being "the eccentric lady" so I have been thinking I could wear jewelry with my regular outfits. Than when I have events I can dress up! :)

At 10:25pm on July 2, 2013, Auntie Social said…

Dear Mr. Perschon--

I recently taught two workshops on Steampunk for some fellow Librarians down here in Florida.  In preparing my notes, I found your Steampunk Scholar website to be so helpful, so thought-provoking and so inspiring!  It is so very good and generous of you to share your research so freely with everyone.

I am happy to say that my workshops went very well and that my colleagues seemed very inspired to share what they had learned with their teen patrons.

I just wanted you to know that you had helped to make a difference.

All my best wishes on your continued endeavors.

Best Regards,

Auntie Social

  

At 9:15am on June 12, 2011, Noah Meernaum said…

Dear resident scholar

 

Had a query and was going to send it as a personal message, yet was surprised to be informed we were not officially friends in this realm and therefore this action was not possible. Pardon my oversight for not offering this closer correspondence sooner here. Hopefully you may accept my status and then I may post the question to you then.

 

~N

At 2:32pm on March 24, 2011, Captain Denvo Pryde said…
Happy Birthday, may day be as steampowered as an airship.
At 2:28pm on March 24, 2011, Aubrey Savoy said…
Happy anniversary of your birth sir;)
At 2:46am on March 24, 2011, Hephzibah Marsh said…
Happy Birthday!
At 11:54am on October 7, 2010, Doctor Q said…
Just read your review of Dreadnaught. Very well done.
At 11:58am on June 12, 2010, k u said…
:From The Morse Telegraph

**Begin Message**

Greetings and salutations from Arizona Mike! Come join us in taking over the town of Rusted Gear during their centennial celebration.

Tucson, Arizona - March 4-6, 2011


Link: Wild Wild West Con Steampunk Convention & Festival


Killjoy
Mad Scientist/Madman

**End Message June 7th, 1895**
 
 
 

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