The Crossroads of the Aether
This is an open invitation to anyone who would like to contribute to Go Steampunk magazine. Any articles, photos, artwork, how-to instructionals, and anyone who would like to sell items please let me know! The magazine is growing quickly, and I would like to have many voices contributing! With many voices the magazine will more correctly represent the steam punk community.
If you have a book you would like to publish feel free to contact me as well! I'd love to hear from you!…Continue
Doppler and I have discovered a map in the British Library, tucked away in a dusty old tome. Looks like someone forgot they put it there. I'm sure no-one will miss it if we 'borrow' it for a while...
As the steampunk weekend at the Old West Festival was to coincide with the Pandora Society's Steampunk Salon, even though I am running low on funds I decided to combine the two, splurge, and get a room for the night. There had been some talk about a local hotel having favorable rates for…Continue
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Steampunk Online Game Designer Interviewed by Kevin Steil
New Steampunk Film In The Making!
Amelia Own Kibbey Lost on Route to Prague!
The Lastest Seamswaddle by Tropple E. Armitage
To Subscribe to The…Continue
Added by Leslie Orton on October 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
My wife and I recently purchased a pair of Jack Skellington pendants for the purpose of embellishing our Halloween costumes and maybe adding a little steampunk flair. The pictures below are of me in the hat. I salvaged the hat band from an old hat that I had created and sewed one of the pendants onto it. Here is the result:…Continue
The crowd funding campaign for a Steampunk Animated short based on The Jupiter Chronicles, is now live! In light of this, here is today’s character spotlight:
Phobos: Emperor Timor Phobos:…Continue
Added by Leonardo Ramirez on October 14, 2014 at 11:35am — No Comments
The Kickstarter crowd funding campaign for the animated film short based on THE JUPITER CHRONICLES is now live! Join Ian and Callie Castillo as they are rocketed to an imprisoned world powered by steam as they search for the answer to the one…Continue
Added by Leonardo Ramirez on October 13, 2014 at 6:46pm — No Comments
I have been costuming for too long and have won enough awards to not generally concern myself with costume contests. But I was so pleased with my high-concept Steampunk Django, and especially the coffin/carbonite/freezer unit that I decided I was going to give the contest at Pittsburgh Comicon a try.
I also typically go on Saturday but because I am becoming increasingly broke, I went for just the one day on Sunday for the…Continue
Airship Ambassador interview with steampunk author Tina Connolly,
about her latest book, Silverblind
Added by jenny jobe on October 11, 2014 at 4:08pm — No Comments
For my Steampunk Django cosplay concept, I initially just photoshopped a Jango Fett helmet onto a picture from the “Django” film. I looked around at comic shops and comicons for a Boba Fett helmet that was cheap and I could repaint but didn't like the price tags on what I found. I wanted to talk to the stormtroopers at…Continue
The heroine of my Steampunk romance was in a near-fatal carriage accident as an adolescent, and her father, a brilliant surgeon, saved her life with some very unique biotech. I've been having fits trying to figure out how to give her prosthetics that weren't unwieldy and awful.
It turns out that the work has already been done! From "Bionic Woman" to 'bionics' to 'osseointegration' and…Continue
The opening credits of “Django” play over an extended scene of the title character dragging a wooden coffin along a muddy and desolate stream bed. He drags this coffin around through much of the movie, about a third of the way through you discover that it contains a machine gun instead of a body. And just as the coffin itself is a plot device, the machine gun drives much of the rest of the story, killing…Continue
A Familiar Taste of Seduction, the origins of the story.
The idea for FTOS came from one of my writing partner Liz Kolodziej an my’s many text messages to each other. Liz texted me one day and said, “hey I’ve got this three chapter opening to a steampunk inspired book but I don’t know where to go with it.” Since I will read just about anything, heck I read the ingredient list off stuff at the grocery checkout while waiting my turn. I told her to send me a copy and I would see what we…
Added by Lady Abigail Freidesweid Storm on October 8, 2014 at 7:45am — No Comments
Ok, I just had a complete, wailing breakdown over Definitely Dead. You know what'll kill a romance novel? Lack of interpersonal conflict.
They like each other. They're two nice people who like each other and get along well. You cannot write an entire romance novel - or even a novella - about two nice people who like each other and get along well from the beginning.
So I'm going to take a break from DD and work on Runespell for…Continue
SCENE II: Much later. The musicians are gone, with the exception of the pianist who is softly playing "Red River Valley" in its original version, with some variations. The majority of the guests have left, as well. The few who remain are broken up into small groups conversing quietly. CR&A+K are also getting ready to depart. Regnad is last to leave the table. As he removes his katana from the chairside umbrella stand-like object provided for it,…
Cosplay is often driven by the concept of the “mashup,” taking one genre or character and combining it with another. Mashups are even more popular within steampunk and can be made high-concept by merely tacking on the word “steampunk” before any other genre or character name. For example: Steampunk Star Wars or Steampunk Boba Fett. You don't really need to explain much beyond that.
But that's the idea I came up…Continue
SCENE I: The next night, in a large hall in the Lanza "palace". The awkward portions of the evening, such as the introductions, receiving line, and (fortunately brief) speeches are over. The dinner portion of the event is also over, and the same Vivaldi concerto from the night of CR&A+K's arrival is being played, only this time Caroline is playing one of the mandolin parts, while Marie provides the harpsichord continuo. She is incorporating a good…
"I have some amazing…Continue