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April 2010 Blog Posts (75)

Chronicles of a steampunk novel: the beginning

By Marie-Claude Bourque

I wonder when I actually decided that I'd be writing a steampunk novel. I actually can't pinpoint the exact moment.

I had the idea for The Axiom of Depth about a year ago. I wanted to write something that would be more like an urban fantasy as opposed to a strict paranormal romance like my Ancient…

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Added by Dr. Marie-Claude Bourque on April 16, 2010 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Ghosts of Manhattan giveaway winner!

Hello all!



Our attempt at filming the drawing was a rather spectacular disaster -- our steampunk puppet did a fantastic job of pulling a name from a top hat, but the humans filming the event were not nearly so fantastic. Hopefully we'll get it right next time we have a giveaway.



That being said, our thanks go out to everyone who entered the contest! Our winner is...



(drum roll)



ZAPHOD BEEBLEBROX



Congrats, Zaphod! Hopefully the Heart of Gold is… Continue

Added by Steampunk Librarian on April 16, 2010 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Music & Media

Greetings patrons and friends.



I'm just writing to let you know that it's 4 weeks until The Steampunk Worlds Fair and so I'm frantically readying myself.



Last night I started my Facebook Fan Page: H.M.



As a reminder, there's my MySpace Music Page: H.M.



If you're wondering why there's been a dearth in… Continue

Added by Prof. H.M. Pangloss on April 15, 2010 at 2:38pm — No Comments

www.tessfowler.com is now operational and riddled with Steampunk art!

Hello everyone! Please bookmark www.tessfowler.com as I am posting all my updates to The Seven there!! Thanks!!

Added by Tess Fowler on April 15, 2010 at 1:21am — No Comments

Rules for Survival



More Rules will be added as needed. Suggestions are welcome but please dont be redundant

1-Your mate is your partner, never forget this.…

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Added by Doyle O'Callahan, Master at Arms on April 13, 2010 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

steampunk linkblog, April 13 2010

This Friday, we are drawing names for the Ghosts of Manhattan giveaway contest. (And, us being us, the drawing will be filmed. And puppets will be involved. I'm just saying, you may want to enter.)



There are all sorts of happy events taking place on the steampunk front. Jessica Joslin's exhibit "Brass and Bone"… Continue

Added by Steampunk Librarian on April 13, 2010 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Check Out Steampunk Gallery On Polyvore!

Steampunk by Polyvore

Added by Olivera Kovačević on April 12, 2010 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Circus at the End of the World II

Circus at the End of the World II

Abney Park with a special musical guest & Four Horseman Productions Studio Seven, Seattle, WA

April 11, 2010 | All Ages


This was only my third Abney Park show, but I've decided to deem it my favourite, even with all its issues (one guy to run sound and lights which were in different parts of the building, forgetting tons of lyrics, the space was too small [again], etc). I had so much fun, even though now I'm well… Continue

Added by Captain Ophelia Rose on April 12, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Character Backround

Tobias Flint was born October 18th to Genevieve and Martin Flint. His father, Martin was a deckhand for hire, so most of Tobias' childhood was spent on the decks of Airships. With his family struggling to make ends meet Tobias gained his education through whomever would take the time to teach him. When he came of age, Tobias sought a career as a pilot. Starting off as a airmail pilot, Tobias worked his way from job to job, even doing a term or two in the military before being hired as the… Continue

Added by Lieutenant Tobias Flint on April 11, 2010 at 9:25pm — 1 Comment

citizens of cowford. do not read

I am a time traveler from the year 2010 and have
recently stumbled upon your society. I seek to rule
from the shadows in your time.

Added by I don't care on April 11, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Tekkoshocon Convention Report

Thursday was the first day of the Tekkoshocon anime convention at the Convention Center. They must have gotten to be a pretty big deal to add an entire day of content and start on a Thursday. I went down after work and stood in the registration line for an hour and a quarter. That's pretty impressive for the first day of the con with a fraction of the content that will be on Friday and the dealer room not even opening until tomorrow.…

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Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on April 11, 2010 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Beyond Victoriana #22 Native Steampunk with Michael RedTurtle: A Personal Essay

Note from Ay-leen: I got in touch with Michael Redturtle—a steampunk enthusiast from the Southern US—a few months back and we've chatted about how steampunk can become integrated with someone's personal and cultural identity. He offered to pen a few thoughts about his Native ancestry, the journey he took to discover it, and what that has to do with how he steampunks.



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Michael RedTurtle

Michael RedTurtle dancing at a Pow Wow



Since you’re reading this, you’re… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on April 11, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

HAPPY TO MEET EVERYONE

I am happy to meet everyone and look forward to seeing everyone's photos and messages. One thing I know about you all is that you are extremely talented and creative. I hope to learn a lot while I am here.

My initial question is this: are there any Steamers on the southwest side of Michigan. I am in the Grand Rapids area and am looking for a crew to join or people I can occationally meet up with.

I am originally from the New Orleans area, graduated from Chicago…

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Added by Lady Paullé Jung Alexander on April 10, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments

This is how dense I am: I didn't have the foggiest idea this thing had a blog section

I've neglected this blog terribly and will make amends...another time. d'oh.

Added by Peaches Von Groovy on April 9, 2010 at 7:41pm — No Comments

English Country Dance

Went English Country Dancing last night in Wyoming, OH. They were working on dances that will be done at the Spring ball on the 17th. I really wish some of you Cincinnati Steampunkers would try out English Country Dance... it's totally Steampunk. To prove it, this weekend I'll try to compile a list of Steampunk movies and literature that feature such dancing. :)

Added by Caelyn Nagle on April 9, 2010 at 11:56am — 3 Comments

A Brief History of Steampunk

I decided to do this report because my article about the The Davenport Sisters, was found to be fallacious in my naming of Bruce Sterling and

William Gibson as the originators of the genre.So I struck the board

and cried no more! I thank Mr.

Christian Matzke
of The Steampunk Empire for his shrewd observations which have

set my hand to this piece.…

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Added by Ezekiel E. LeFaye on April 9, 2010 at 11:47am — 6 Comments

Who is Mademoiselle Cathryn des Chats?

Mademoiselle Cathryn is an ex-patriate American living on the Continent.She is a " gun " for hire but will not knowing work for a villain. She could be called a "do-gooder for hire". She is skilled in many types of weaponry and unarmed combat. A tall auburn haired woman.There are rumours that she left The united States after a former employer tried to cheat her out of her just pay and then tried to force himself on her. All that could be found of him was his body, missing his head and privvy… Continue

Added by Cathryn Paradise on April 9, 2010 at 11:27am — No Comments

Looking for Artists!

Davenport & Winkleperry is an art gallery showcasing works by artisans in the Steampunk scene, as well as, related stylistic genres. We believe that the Steampunk/Neo-Victorian movement is much more than simply brass & watch parts. It is a quest to combine the aesthetics of the past with a look towards the future. From… Continue

Added by Davenport & Winkleperry on April 9, 2010 at 5:46am — No Comments

a old hobby brought into new light

Here is a old hobby that I am bringing into new light...treasure hunting. Yes I like looking for things that can be possibilities!

You never know what is out there and it could be a treasure

www.theweeklytrashandtreasure.blogspot.com



Added by Night Owl on April 9, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

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