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Trueblood - An introduction

An introduction to my current protagonist, Dr August Trueblood. This gothic short story was his first outing into my fictional world of Albion Magna.

The Collector

Added by J. P. Paradise on September 27, 2015 at 8:48am — No Comments

Chapter 24 Episode I Part I

                   -- Progress for US All --

                         -- Chapter 24 --

                          -- Episode 1 --

                        - The New Year -


              - A Most Peculiar Pregnancy -

       Dramatis Personae



     CAROLINE IOLANTHE SPRAGUE     } The members of Calloway,…


Added by P. Aloysius Regnad on September 27, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

Praise from the Prof!

Yay! Professor Elemental, safari-suited steampunk rap warrior, gives his verdict on Children of Another Albion:

"It was a beautiful thing... some wonderfully silly moments and an adventure with lots of heart. Marvellous work!"

Thanks Prof!

A very proud and happy J. P.

Added by J. P. Paradise on September 25, 2015 at 9:27am — 1 Comment

Trueblood - A work in progress - feedback appreciated

This is a link to one of my current (very slow) works in progress. Feedback appreciated to help me see if I'm hitting the mark.

Doctor August Trueblood, scientist, engineer and spy. A pinch of Holmes, a splash of Bond and a dollop of Flashman. Very good at getting himself into trouble, very bad at getting out of it. Recovering from a near-run thing in the New Forest our hero and his assistant, the able-fisted Tom Bachelor, take a break at the coast, only to be drawn into…


Added by J. P. Paradise on September 24, 2015 at 10:11am — No Comments

Renninger's - Mt. Dora, Florida - Steampunk & Industrial Show - October 17th & 18th

Don't forget about the Steampunk & Industrial Show at Renninger's Antique Center October 17th & 18th. - Click Here to go to their promo page.

Some of my gadgets will be on display, and I'll be there for sure.

Added by Boscott's Diversities on September 23, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Doldrums

I find myself wishing I had something interesting to post, other than travelogues of lovely Ruritania, but alas such is not the case. The Muses have abandoned me and I sit alone in my study pondering adventures to Mars and other equally bizarre matters. I have never been a talented writer, so any hope of turning this mass of background material into something more than random scribblings seems a forlorn hope. Oh Ghost of Tolkien, rescue me!

Added by Graf Falke von Falkenhorst on September 21, 2015 at 1:58pm — No Comments

An Ode To Joy - A Gothic Comedy

This is a short story I wrote a while back which was just really an excuse for some very bad punning. Apologies to all German members for my atrocious attempt at Teutonic comedy.

An Ode To Joy

High in the Bavarian mountains a single window was illuminated against the backdrop of a stormy night. Shining out in the top of the north tower of…


Added by J. P. Paradise on September 20, 2015 at 8:37am — 2 Comments

Where do (my) ideas come from?

   (WARNING - This post contains what those reading my CR&A stories may consider to be spoilers.  Or maybe not.  Proceed at your own risk.)

      I considered a lengthy introduction to this, but have decided to just answer the question in the title.  A large number of my ideas come from my dreams.  For instance, around 70% of the music I think up (such as it is) is something I first hear in a dream.  Most of the fictional characters I imagine, as well as the places they inhabit…


Added by P. Aloysius Regnad on September 10, 2015 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Living Fiction: An Autobiography of a Fictional Character


“What’s your name?”

Well, that’s a difficult question, isn’t it?

Is this a legal question? If this is all about legalities, my name is Allison Leigh Bell. If I’m at work, it’s shortened to Alis. As in, ‘in wonderland.’ My biological parents call me Allie. They’re the only ones left that do, and I don’t correct them. That came around when my body was born; what they decided to christen that screeching ball of life.

Do you know me for my online revolutions?…


Added by Xanthe CL Zeitstück on September 9, 2015 at 10:08pm — 1 Comment

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 — 2 Comments

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

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