Better late than never. I forgot to post this here, but now I shall!
Here are some videos of the talent and mystique of the SPWF performers!
from the Gaslamp Cabaret at about 8:30PM Saturday evening.
SPWF: Veronique Chevalier: People Are Strange & Vampire Surprise (LIVE)
SPWF: Veronique Chevalier:… Continue
Added by Prof. H.M. Pangloss on June 30, 2010 at 6:00am —
Is everyone ready for the Steampunk Bizarre?
You have about two weeks!
Many thanks to Jeff C., who sent in this link to additional photos of the ModVic steampunked house in Massachusetts
. It's absolutely gorgeous.
Also gorgeous: the furniture design of Dennis… Continue
Added by Steampunk Librarian on June 29, 2010 at 8:18pm —
If you don't have a photograph for your avatar, or would prefer something a little more cartoony, you can make 3D steampunk avatars at Meez
. It's free to sign up and you get free coins in their newsletter, which you can use to buy outfits. There are free outfits you can start off with until you gather some coins. You can also design your own background... with or without TARDIS.
Here are a couple I created… Continue
Added by Dr. Alice Wolfenden on June 29, 2010 at 6:00am —
Behold the gorgeous artwork of Aly Fell
. I've included a couple of his steampunk images, but he also has examples of witches, vampires, goths and other alternative types on his site.
Added by Dr. Alice Wolfenden on June 28, 2010 at 3:00am —
Note from Ay-leen: This is part 2 of Noah Meernaum's essay about minority representations in Weird West. Part 1 can be read here. For those interested in the Works Cited resource information for the full essay, please contact me.
Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on June 27, 2010 at 3:29pm —
Today just seemed to be a great day for steampunk for me! I'm currently in Missouri for a funeral, and my mother and I found this wonderful little antique store. I don't think they knew what they had! I found a wind up clock to take apart, an old box camera (said it was from 1909, only $20!!) And some very old protective glasses that I plan on wearing to teslacon. (pics below) And when we came back to the hotel, there was a documentary on the history channel about steam!! (however much I… Continue
Added by Mae the mouse on June 26, 2010 at 8:01pm —
When the Navy Walked is a miniature rules set that covers an alternate…
Added by Professor Kraus von Zephyr on June 25, 2010 at 3:12pm —
So these last couple of days saw the reboot of the screenplay wherein the design of the script is that it can be divided into 10-12 minute episodes for potential web broadcasting. Today I managed to retrieve much of the script and subsequently have 12 pages of script saved; just have to write the other 80 or so pages now.
The wonderful news is that I am now writing and working from my almost finished office which has been quite the learning… Continue
Added by Aloysius Fox on June 25, 2010 at 4:47am —
Cloud and smoke swirled overhead. The shrieking and desperate cries of slaughtered had slowly died but the sound still rang out in their ears, in his ears. The onslaught had begun just before dusk, the sun was now setting and once pale light was now as bright crimson as the ground upon which they stood. Any one being whom could hold a blade was slaughtered. All but one. It was no woman, no child. The creature that stood was a single armored male. The decorative armor was adorned with new… Continue
Added by Doc KO on June 24, 2010 at 6:56pm —
My steampunk romance novella, 'Love in a Time of Steam' releases on July 15th, but it is available for pre-order now! You can follow this link http://tinyurl.com/2e2s6xx and for just 0.99 you can pre-order your copy! I am really trying to get at least 100 pre-orders, so if you like a little sexy romance with your steampunk give it a try!
Added by Elizabeth Darvill on June 23, 2010 at 10:13am —
Firstly let me caution you that this screenplay has nothing to do with steampunk; I merely use this as a journal of my writing efforts, however, once the screenplay is complete then I shall begin on my latest steampunk novel.
The screenplay is a horror "slash" flick I am writing for a friend who is an expert on cheap horror movies and being a video producer himself wishes to make a cheap horror movie. Today I fell into my cliche reboot of the story's outline, but… Continue
Added by Aloysius Fox on June 23, 2010 at 5:53am —
Many thanks to Josie for suggesting a visit to the Lovecraft exhibit at the Observatory Room in Brooklyn
. There are photos of the exhibition in the Flickr set of the trip
, and it was fantastic!
I was very lucky to get some steampunky reading material right as I was leaving for the trip in the form of an advance reading copy of… Continue
Added by Steampunk Librarian on June 22, 2010 at 4:01pm —
At the time i read The Difference Engine
(i was also reading people like John Crowley & Mary Gentle), i lived with a bunch of people who were into candles & vintage clothing...http://graywyvern.blogspot.com/2003/08/part-1-i-wrote-this-for-radio-contest.html… Continue
Added by michael helsem on June 22, 2010 at 4:00pm —
i used to have a couple of fountain pens in a former life(style), & used them to write everythinghttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0151568/quotes?qt0379599
wish i could find this scene on youtube
Added by michael helsem on June 22, 2010 at 1:54pm —
Added by michael helsem on June 22, 2010 at 1:51pm —
It is with much embarrassment that I see there have been no journal entries from me since September MMIX, but suffice to say this past week I have started to write again. It is not the "steampunk" novel, no that's on the creative shelf for the moment, but I am working on a screenplay for a friend who is a professional videographer and wants to make a low budget horror movie.
I know very little on horror movies, but he is an expert. He admits to… Continue
Added by Aloysius Fox on June 21, 2010 at 5:00am —
I've always wanted to start a webcomic, and I thought I'd post some of my stuff, and get some feedback. It's supposed to take moments out of my personal life, and express how I felt in a depressing and humorous way. That's what I'm going for at… Continue
Added by Matt on June 20, 2010 at 7:26pm —
I went to a gun show today. I picked up a German hat rondel for Herr von Dreibach,a pistol magazine for myself and almost bought a model kit of the U.S.S. Arizona (my grand-uncle was executive officer). But the really neat thing I saw was a toy submarine. Continue
It was metal, about 10 inches long, pointed on both ends. It had a conning tower of some sort in which was a way to access the wind up mechanism. The guy who was selling it had labeled it as being from World War One but I knew…
Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on June 20, 2010 at 6:30pm —
#30 Anti-Racism in 19th Century Britain–Guest Blog by Sandrine Thomas
Ida B. Wells-Bennett. African-American activist who worked with anti-racist
British Quaker Catherine Impey. Image courtesy of eqadams63. Click for
The concept of the British Empire arouses pride, pomp, and nationalism, but the darker side of the spread of English… Continue
Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on June 20, 2010 at 2:30pm —
I've seen a number of blog postings
that are suspicious that this revolver is a movie prop or some steampunk creation. I know that this is no prop and would put money on it's authenticity even though I can find nothing to confirm its heritage.
That's not entirely true. I have found a link to an… Continue
Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on June 20, 2010 at 10:46am —