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*wow* we've posted a LOT on Sepiachord~

*wow* we've posted a LOT on Sepiachord~
http://www.sepiachord.com/more.htm

Added by Sepiachord on June 4, 2011 at 7:49am — No Comments

Convention Extravaganza: Aetherfest

Aetherfest took place between April 29th - May 1st, 2011 in San Antonio, making it the first steampunk convention in Texas. I've been in touch with Pablo Vazquez for about a year now, and when he hinted last fall about an upcoming convention, I was more than thrilled to make my first Texan debut at… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on June 3, 2011 at 7:13am — No Comments

Thoughts on Music in Steampunk~ A Berg's Life

Thoughts on Music in Steampunk~ A Berg's Life
http://noamberg.com/blog/2011/05/thoughts-on-music-in-steampunk/

Added by Sepiachord on June 3, 2011 at 6:52am — No Comments

"Glory Instrumental Demo" by The Clockwork Dolls is the Sepiachord Song of the Day~

"Glory Instrumental Demo" by The Clockwork Dolls is the Sepiachord Song of the Day~
http://soundcloud.com/theclockworkdolls/glory-instrumental-demo

Added by Sepiachord on June 3, 2011 at 6:41am — No Comments

Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band Interview~

Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band Interview~
http://www.sepiachord.com/ensmbint.htm

Added by Sepiachord on June 3, 2011 at 6:25am — No Comments

My first trip to Barsoom

As a skeptic myself, I wouldn't believe any who came to me with such a tale as this, so I don't expect you, my reader, to believe me on face value either. I tell this tale here purely because it is part of my history, not to make some self-aggrandizing claim, nor to seek some pecuniary benefit from it.

I had been traveling extensively throughout New Zealand, the land the locals call Aotearoa, and had done Her Majesty's bidding by marking out new routes for trade and conveyance. By the…

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Added by Augur on June 3, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

Train & Railway Oddities & Curiosities on the Catskill Archive~

Train & Railway Oddities & Curiosities on the Catskill Archive~
http://www.catskillarchive.com/rrextra/odpage.Html

Added by Sepiachord on June 2, 2011 at 11:51pm — No Comments

June 16, 1893

More astounding events are occurring in my life.  My report of the World's Columbian Exposition has been sent off, and hopefully it shall reach the presses soon.  Dancing is still a joyous thing to do even if Miss Sypropoulos, or "Little Egypt" as she is being called, is gathering a lot of attention from men wanting to be titillated.  I am still unclear about Mr. Edward's intentions as I am about my own feelings.  He has been spotted with other women, but I do not think they are as closely…

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Added by Mina Mori on June 2, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

New on Sepiachord.com: Kotorino

New on Sepiachord.com: Kotorino

New music review:
"Broken Land" by Kotorino
http://www.sepiachord.com/kotorino.htm

Added by Sepiachord on June 2, 2011 at 9:35am — No Comments

Contest winners!

Many thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway contests for all the steampunk-themed books! The drawings are over at http://steampunklib.typepad.com/blog, where you can watch the fun.

Added by Steampunk Librarian on June 2, 2011 at 5:33am — No Comments

"Zola" by Nathaniel Johnstone is the Sepiachord Song of the Day~

"Zola" by Nathaniel Johnstone is the Sepiachord Song of the Day~
http://nathanieljohnstone.bandcamp.com/track/zola-2

Added by Sepiachord on June 2, 2011 at 5:10am — No Comments

Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper, two films~

Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper, two films~
Watched this weekend:
"Study in Terror" 1965
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Study_in_Terror
"Murder by Decree" 1979
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_by_Decree

Added by Sepiachord on June 1, 2011 at 11:17pm — 1 Comment

June 3-Brooklyn NY~Black Tape for a Blue Girl + Copal + Jaggery + Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys

June 3-Brooklyn NY~Black Tape for a Blue Girl + Copal + Jaggery + Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=190053584373503

Added by Sepiachord on June 1, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Eliza Rickman: "Gild the Lily" review~

Eliza Rickman: "Gild the Lily" review~
http://www.sepiachord.com/gildlily.htm

Added by Sepiachord on June 1, 2011 at 8:04am — No Comments

"That's Not Edgar's Heart" by Agent Ribbons is the Sepiachord Video of the Day~

"That's Not Edgar's Heart" by Agent Ribbons is the Sepiachord Video of the Day~
http://vimeo.com/24404321

Added by Sepiachord on June 1, 2011 at 7:52am — No Comments

Captain's Log

Throwing some ideas around for my own airship. For instance:

 

The ship itself is based on a basic principle of a dirigible. A filter takes out hydrogen gas from the air and contains it in a light, but 100% sealed air bladder, likely made of coated fabric. The fun fact is this particular design is also ship shape seaworthy, as the airbladder can be transformed into ballast for a submarine.

 

Because of this, the design is rather... fishy. :) Designed and painted…

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Added by Capt. Skye Whirlind on June 1, 2011 at 7:32am — 1 Comment

Steampunk, free game from Armor Games~

Steampunk, free game from Armor Games~
http://armorgames.com/play/11593/steampunk

Added by Sepiachord on May 31, 2011 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Sepiachord Playlist for the Week Ending May 29th~

Sepiachord Playlist for the Week Ending May 29th~



Blackbird Raum: Conquest of Bread

Ketchup Soup: I Got a Song in My Soul

Johnny Cash: Bird on a Wire

Kate Bush: Wuthering Heights…

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Added by Sepiachord on May 31, 2011 at 9:23pm — No Comments

QUAINT #22: “Les Xipéhuz” (The Shapes) by J.H. Rosny

Close up of Danae Stratou's "Desert Breath", which would be an apt illustration for this novelette. Image courtesy of io9. Click for link.



The Xipéhuz were created by “J. H. Rosny (aîné)” and appeared in “Les Xipéhuz” (“The Shapes,” L’Immolation, 1887). “J. H. Rosny (aîné)” was the pen name of Joseph Henri Honoré Böex (1866-1940), a French author. For many years after his death… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on May 31, 2011 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Burning High-Action Brilliance: Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Note: While enjoying Wiscon this weekend (con report forthcoming), check out my latest review over at Tor.com. Delayed updates to Con Extravaganza & Asian Identities, Crossing Borders will be posted later this week.





During the Tribeca Film Festival, I managed to catch a showing of Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame. Watching the preview, this film promised big set pieces, lots of fiery explosions,… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on May 31, 2011 at 9:08pm — No Comments

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