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The Maze

And here yet through I wander, a corridor met with shade.

No candle light nor lantern, to cause the darkness to abate.

The echoes laugh before me, and after I do pass

They mock the misdirection, and the confusion as it lasts.

Woe to the explorer, that might find themselves about.

For in these dire hallways, only fear is free of doubt.

A right turn then a left turn, and then a left again.

I find myself recounting steps, though my efforts be in…


Added by Miranda Lockharte on August 31, 2015 at 4:54pm — No Comments

steampunk event in walkersville md

Hello. Ive never hosted a steampunk event before and need some help. We will have a real steam engine pulling a 1920s train and will have room for vendors and art displays but i need to know how to realy make it great and hopefully enough to convince to railroad to hold one every year. We have so few steampunk events in maryland and id love to be a driving force in changing that. If anyone has any input or would like to help id appreciate it ever so graciously. Thank you

Added by aaron divel on August 30, 2015 at 4:47pm — 1 Comment

Professor Algernon

Recently, I moved to a new town. In this new town I had the great fortune to meetc famous steampunk magician Professor Algernon. He and I have become friends, and he asked me to become part of his act, as he was loosing one of his girls. So of course I said yes. In September, I will start to learn all of the things I need to know, and need to do. Shortly after he asked me to be in his act, he also let me know that he needed a booking agent. He asked me to do it, and of course I agreed. So now I… Continue

Added by Emily Egan on August 22, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Steampunk Greetings Cards for every occasion featuring "The Coggingtons"

Hello all!

This is my complete range of steampunk-tinged "Coggingtons" greetings cards to date, with more to come.

A few years ago, while going through a break-up, I had the idea for a picture – a robot holding his mechanical heart out as an offering. A few years later, I decided to put it onto a card and “The Coggingtons” were created.

A year and a half later and the range of cards…


Added by Curtis Allen on August 20, 2015 at 4:05am — No Comments

Interview with Steampunk'd Maker, Tobias McCurry

Airship Ambassador interview with Steampunk'd Maker Tobias McCurry

Added by Airship Ambassador on August 19, 2015 at 11:22pm — 1 Comment

Steampunk'd Episode 1 - recap

Airship Ambassador recap of Steampunk'd, Episode 1

Added by Airship Ambassador on August 19, 2015 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Steampunk Smposium MMXV

I had a great time at the 2015 Symposium! Made some new friends. Parked the big white truck over in the Sears parking lot at the Mall & were joined later by some moving vans who dropped in to check out the Symposium. I did manage to take a fair amount of photos this time.

In May, we delivered a load to Sears! Too bad I was feeling ill at the time though. Parked at Walmart til I felt better, & drove to a regular truck stop. My teammate has been so excited about the annual, he's…


Added by Refiner Morgan the Librarian on August 16, 2015 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Towards Lolita, 15 August 2015.

She should have never showed me the scale.  You never look at the scale...especially not when you think you've made progress.  The scale is a liar.

Sure, my clothes haven't been fitting me as well as they did a couple years ago.  Sure, married life and inactivity have put weight on me.  But I don't think I look bad...I'm no lumbering hulk.  I'm still skinny.

And yet, when I look at those Lolita dresses I've always wanted to wear, the best ones, the name…


Added by Lady Emma Yorke on August 15, 2015 at 11:22am — No Comments

Interview with Steampunk'd Judge, Matt King

Airship Ambassador​ interview with Steampunk'd Judge, Matt Yang King​  -

Added by Airship Ambassador on August 11, 2015 at 9:55pm — 1 Comment

The Boy in the Clockwork Cage

If you are looking for a good end-of-summer read, I am very pleased to announce the publication of my first novel, The Boy in the Clockwork Cage. It is available in both print and Kindle editions at:

Added by Steam Bob on August 4, 2015 at 5:48am — No Comments

Making Dreams Come True

I am pleased to share that I have accepted an Associate Editor position with City Owl Press, an up and coming press based in New York! I'm on the lookout for fantastic steampunk with romantic elements. You can read all about City Owl here, and find submission requirements …


Added by Heather McCorkle on August 2, 2015 at 8:16am — No Comments

I made a BIG mistake...

      (I'm surprised this wasn't pointed out.  I guess no one among my handful of readers is a herpetologist.)

      Whoops!  I have just learned that snakes DO NOT possess nictitating membranes.  What they have is a clear, scale-like covering over their eyes called a brille.

      Well, I've clearly established that Sabeetha has nictitating membranes, so she's going to keep them.  Besides, I just plain want her to have them.  There's no reason Dr. Conroy could not have…


Added by P. Aloysius Regnad on July 31, 2015 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Tinkering and Monster Hunting

Well, I'm too poor to pull off Teslacon this year so all my energy (and what little time I have) are going into small sellable projects and some new tidbits for Ohayocon in January and the Symposium.

I feel I should drop a teaser or two in here, it may happen...

An upgrade in status at work brings a little bit of relief to the poorness, but there's a great deal more to be done. I have so many projects that I need to get started or complete (not to mention the the typical…


Added by Holly "Gunny" Sampson (Mrs.) on July 30, 2015 at 3:13pm — No Comments

A Cool New Steampunk-Inspired Story Blog

It's called Blackbourne Manor and the stories center around a Victorian Lord and Lady and their serving staff. It's full of mystery and magic and adventure and ridiculous circumstances, and it's worth checking out if you like things that are awesome.

Added by Susannah Keane on July 18, 2015 at 12:54pm — 1 Comment

Review of The Vitruvian Heir by Zach's YA Reviews!

If you’ve been thinking of buying The Vitruvian Heir, but wonder if it’s really up your alley, let this thorough new review byZach’s YA Reviews inform you! Happy…


Added by L.S. Kilroy on July 15, 2015 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Hides The Dark Tower Artwork Reveal

Although not Steampunk, probably not good form for my first post, I am pleased to share with you the artwork for Pole to Pole's anthology "Hides the Dark Tower" which will include "Core Craving", a short horror story of mine. It has been rumoured that some well-known names in the horror…


Added by Lady Naomi on July 14, 2015 at 4:38pm — No Comments

The Book Binder!

Oh dear, I think I am too wordy for a 140 character reply, so I've added this answer as a blog post. (Forgive me, I am learning the system, and everything takes me twice as long as everyone else, on account of the fact that me and Mr. Time can never agree.)

Hello Steve, Thank you for the invitation to call at the Scribbler's Den.

I hand-make books for costume, story, or just as a beautiful place for jottings, ephemera, notes and collections of thoughts. I combine any…


Added by Book binder on July 12, 2015 at 1:24pm — 2 Comments

Pre-order WHN on Smashwords!


Wandering Hallows Night is now ready for pre-order without having to pay for it until its release:

Wandering Hallows Night is a dark fantasy romp into an extraordinary world of creatures and mayhem bent on taking over…


Added by Nishi Serrano on July 9, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Adventures & Ledgers of a Hiraether: Chapter I: The Botheration of a Moniker

She was no spring chicken - she had been dry long enough behind her ears, yet she also had so much to learn. Though her curiosity & sense of wonder kept her young enough at heart, it was life that made her mature a bit too much for her own liking sometimes.…


Added by Lady T'luluh Poulpé on July 7, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Interview - Marian Womack, author, editor, publisher

Airship Ambassador​ interview with Marian Womack​, editor of The Best of Spanish Steampunk.

Added by Airship Ambassador on July 5, 2015 at 1:21pm — 2 Comments

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