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Railroad! contest

Do you like steampunk? Do you like westerns? Do you like weirdness? Do you like winning stuff? Course ya do!

I've managed to get my hot little hands on a few train key chains, which I have painted to a steampunk attitude. Nothing to fancy, just a little something for fun. In celebration of the completion of the first part of Railroad! I would like to award a couple of them to you nice folks.

Who wants one?You do? Good! Then here's how you get a hold of one:

1) Visit…

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Added by Tonia Brown on June 14, 2011 at 7:08am — No Comments

Day One

I guess that this is almost day one of my real steampunk life. My husband and I have been toying with the Idea of steampunk for ages as a part of our Victorian group, sort of suits the mentality of many members of the group actually. 

 

But we went to Aether and Iron - a Steampunk inspired day at MOTAT(museum of transport and technology) in the weekend, and had a blast. A lot of the people we were talking to told us of the new Auckland Steampunk Association, I said that it…

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Added by Lady Heloise on June 14, 2011 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

Further information about my childhood

My father, Earl Roebuck of Chester, was a man of considerable means. His itinerant lifestyle as an assize court judge brought him into contact with all manner of merchants throughout England and abroad. Earl Roebuck was renown by his kin for never having the same mode of transport each time they met him. Being raised by Earl Roebuck meant continuous journeys by coach, steam automobile, or airship, and almost never in the same vehicle twice. Rumour had it that he would trade a vehicle as soon…

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Added by Augur on June 13, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Uncle Sinner "Ballads and Mental Breakdowns" review on Sepiachord~

Uncle Sinner "Ballads and Mental Breakdowns" review on Sepiachord~
http://www.sepiachord.com/sinner.htm

Added by Sepiachord on June 13, 2011 at 6:58am — No Comments

Railroad!

Monday brings us to our next update of FREE steampunk adventure.http://steampunktrain.blogspot.com/ We're onto volume two now, Dogs of War. Today Dodger bids farewell to the town of Blackpoint, and catches Ched unawares. I will announce a bit of a contest later today to celebrate our first volume completion so stay tuned.

Added by Tonia Brown on June 13, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Beyond Victoriana #79 A Word About Eyepatches: A Personal Essay — Guest Blog by Elsa Sjunneson

Elsa's steampunk'd folding walking cane, made in accordance with walking canes for the visually-impaired. Designed and crafted by Michael Salerno.



Before I can begin telling you about eyepatches in the steampunk community, I should probably explain why I'm qualified to discuss the issue. I was born with cataracts. I was fortunate enough to maintain the sight in my left eye, but I can't see anything out of my right. I would wear an eyepatch, but unfortunately since I'm not… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on June 12, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments

Sepiachord Playlist for the Week Ending June 12th~

Sepiachord Playlist for the Week Ending June 12th~

 

Veronique Chevalier: Vampire Surprise

Eli August: Vanish…

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Added by Sepiachord on June 12, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Convention Extravaganza: Steampunk World’s Fair II



Jake von Slatt's Roadster, featured at the Fair. Image courtesy of Michael Salerno.



Steampunk World's Fair-- the self-proclaimed "largest steampunk festival in the US" had a huge turnout last year and raised expectations for many steampunks for repeat success. Over the course of the year, shifts in management and staff structure sprouted rumors of uncertainty about the success of the con, but this year's Fair still held a strong and diverse showing of… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on June 12, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments

Airlift 1870: A Book Review

After initial successes in the Franco-Prussian War, French Emperor Napoleon III had his butt handed to him at the Battle of Sedan. His capture, brought down the French government and should have ended the war. Chancellor Otto von Bismark even offered some fairly reasonable terms but the new French government was unwilling to "yield an inch of its territory nor a stone of its fortresses." The Third…

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Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on June 12, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Th' Legendary Shack-Shakers "Pandelirium" CD review on Sepiachord~

Th' Legendary Shack-Shakers "Pandelirium" CD review on Sepiachord~
http://www.sepiachord.com/lss.htm

Added by Sepiachord on June 12, 2011 at 7:24am — No Comments

Where is the wonder?

Where is our wonderful? Where is our miracle? I keep waiting on the incredible moment, that elusive and fleeting definition of our generation like generations before us.

I heard my great grandmother describe to me with awe when she saw her first airplane and moving picture show. She told me of how her father was amazed when he saw and took…

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Added by Rt Rev.Hammer, Archimandrite on June 11, 2011 at 10:34pm — 2 Comments

The Immersion Book of Steampunk - Due out in April

So far, the anthology "Immersion Book of Steampunk" is still on track for a mid-September publication date. Immersion Press has released the names of the contributing writers:

 

GD Falksen

James Targett

Anatoly Belilovski

James Johnson

Dan L Hollifield (myself)

Jacques Barcia

Toby Frost

Chris Butler

Paul di Filippo

 

I am quite looking forward to reading everyone's stories. The publication date won't be able…

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Added by Captain Vila Resthal on June 11, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

"Wild Wild West Medley" by Dr Miguelito Loveless & Antoinette is the Sepiachord Video of the Day.

"Wild Wild West Medley" by Dr Miguelito Loveless & Antoinette is the Sepiachord Video of the Day.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwOd6ND9t34

Added by Sepiachord on June 11, 2011 at 9:38am — No Comments

Now Watching: Return to the Planet of the Apes~

Now Watching: Return to the Planet of the Apes~
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Return_to_the_Planet_of_the_Apes

Added by Sepiachord on June 11, 2011 at 1:54am — No Comments

Eliza Rickman, Full Length Album Kickstarter~

Eliza Rickman, Full Length Album Kickstarter~
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/94206527/eliza-rickman-makes-her-first-full-length-record

Added by Sepiachord on June 11, 2011 at 1:22am — No Comments

Radio Free Neath, hosted by Commodore Creazil~

Radio Free Neath, hosted by Commodore Creazil~
http://brasslanternaudio.com/radiofreeneath/index.html

Added by Sepiachord on June 11, 2011 at 1:18am — No Comments

Plurk?? Sepiachord now has a Plurk account~

Plurk?? Sepiachord now has a Plurk account~
http://www.plurk.com/Sepiachord

Added by Sepiachord on June 11, 2011 at 1:08am — No Comments

Hannah Fury "Through the Gash" CD review on Sepiachord~

Hannah Fury "Through the Gash" CD review on Sepiachord~
http://www.sepiachord.com/hanhahfury.htm

Added by Sepiachord on June 11, 2011 at 12:50am — No Comments

New on Sepiachord: Pickled Okra, Nettle Honey, Tallboys, Illicit Jug Cartel, Smalltime String Band

New on Sepiachord: Pickled Okra, Nettle Honey, Tallboys, Illicit Jug Cartel, Smalltime String Band
http://www.sepiachord.com/streetfair11.htm

The Sepaichord Crew went to this year's U-District Streetfair and snapped some pics, enjoy!

Added by Sepiachord on June 10, 2011 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Clockwork Angels Narrative

Clockwork angels

Heads of glass

Wings of brass

Hang flightless in the air

Hourglass is turned

They shift in measured stride 

Blinking slumber from their workings

Their bodies stuffed with gears

That would fill their bodies with life

And now they dance 

 

Up one comes with wings out stretched

The light alights on brassy wings

Glittering in the murkiness

whirling  slow to steady…

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Added by Lady Ilana on June 10, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments

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