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QUAINT #13 Hagar of the Pawnshop, The Gypsy Detective by Fergus Hume



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Hagar Stanley was created by Fergus Hume and appeared in Hagar of the Pawnshop, The Gypsy Detective (1898). Hume (1859-1932) was born in England but grew up in New Zealand and moved to Australia to practice law.… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on March 30, 2011 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Galvanic Conflagration Suppressor

It sounds like something Tesla would have come up with but apparently Harvard scientists are developing a way to put out fires with electricity. From the early 19th Century (or perhaps even guys like Ben Franklin in the 18th Century) knew that electrical fields could affect the movements of flames. No one knew how this was actually done and, I suppose, because no one could imagine the practical applications, no one actually pursued the matter. But a couple of Harvard Chemists that, in part,…

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Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on March 30, 2011 at 12:11pm — No Comments

The Cat's Meat Shop~ Lee Jackson's Blog, A Victorian Rag-Bag

The Cat's Meat Shop~ Lee Jackson's Blog, A Victorian Rag-Bag
http://catsmeatshop.blogspot.com/

Added by Sepiachord on March 30, 2011 at 6:42am — No Comments

Geek Girls Rule! Podcast 20~

Geek Girls Rule! Podcast 20~
http://www.geekgirlsrule.net/?p=1225

Added by Sepiachord on March 29, 2011 at 11:05pm — No Comments

SteamTuesday spotlight on Overbury Ink~ Ben Steed’s 2nd Steampunk album: "Anywhere But Here"

SteamTuesday spotlight on Overbury Ink~ Ben Steed’s 2nd Steampunk album: "Anywhere But Here"

http://overburyink.com/?p=1859

Added by Sepiachord on March 29, 2011 at 10:49pm — No Comments

steampunk linkblog, March 29 2011

Hello! The book review and giveaway got pushed back a bit; it looks as if we may be doing several of them in April, so get ready to enter many contests!

 

I found a wonderful instance of steampunk influencing modern design; Adaptive Path discusses a "steampunk" design for cell phones in rural India as a more intuitive concept. This is really fascinating…

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Added by Steampunk Librarian on March 29, 2011 at 8:48am — No Comments

"Sea of Sideways" by Jaggery is the Sepiachord Video of the Day.

"Sea of Sideways" by Jaggery is the Sepiachord Video of the Day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNgQQlD-sgI&feature=player_embedded#at=63

Added by Sepiachord on March 29, 2011 at 7:43am — No Comments

Thank you MegaCon steampunk vendors!!!

I wanted to give a shout out to all the wonderful steampunk vendors that we met at MegaCon this year and share there links with everyone.

Thank you to Anthony LaGrange from Airship Archon, you are an officer (Captain) and a gentlemen, it was a pleasure getting to know you, hopefully you will make it down our way more often.

www.airshiparchon.com

 

Thank you Marlie Currie from Poetic Earth for the…

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Added by Artemus Drake on March 29, 2011 at 6:34am — No Comments

Voting begun for Steampunk Shirt!

Alright, I got ahead of myself the other day. >_> Hadn't realized my design had to be approved before people could vote on it. But! It's open for voting right now! Please have a look and, if you like what you see, vote!

Added by Synecdoche on March 28, 2011 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Gearcon! July 22- 24th 2011 - Portland OR

There is a new steampunk convention in the Northwest.  Gearcon in Portland will debut July 22nd - 24th 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  I will be a participant.  They have lots of wonderful guests lined up.  It should be fun.

http://pdxgearcon.com/

Added by Diana Vick on March 28, 2011 at 12:06pm — 2 Comments

"Trilby" (1894) by George du Maurier

"Trilby" (1894) by George du Maurier



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trilby_%28novel%29



"Trilby (1894) is a novel by George du Maurier and one of the most popular novels of its time, perhaps the second best selling novel of the Fin de siècle period after Bram Stoker's Dracula. Trilby is set in the 1850s in an idyllic bohemian Paris. Though it features the stories of two English artists and a Scottish artist, one of the… Continue

Added by Sepiachord on March 28, 2011 at 6:45am — No Comments

Railroad!

Got the Monday morning blues? Perk that spirit up with another shot of Railroad!
The first half of chapter five is alive. Triple barreled Colt Peacemakers? Hell yeah!
http://steampunktrain.blogspot.com/2011/03/v1chapter-five-armed-and-dangerous.html

Added by Tonia Brown on March 28, 2011 at 5:46am — No Comments

Steampunk Industrial Revolution

Ok. was there friday. was more 'eeeh'. there yesterday, and the party was bumpin! i loooved all the performances and the dancing and the comraderie and and it was amazing! things of note:

 

missed bellydancing booo

saw Wick nearly catch himself on fire, also stick an 8 gage needle from one cheek (face) to the other *twitch* talk about pain tolerance!

also amusedly sped past 1 cop but he decided to go easy on me  / didn't actually pull me over, though he did tail…

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Added by Capt. Skye Whirlind on March 27, 2011 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Contests, and Steampunk Updates

Hello all!  It has been a hectic bit of time for me lately, as I've been juggling Steampunk and non-Steampunk projects.  First and foremost, I have entered a contest and desperately need your support!!  If you clic this link:  http://tinyurl.com/4dz5jb6  it will take you to the voting page where you can support my endeavor to win the Duran Duran "All You Need Is Art" contest!!   I know it isn't Steampunk, but any little…

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Added by The Incorrigible Aimee Foxfires on March 27, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments

Sepiachord Playlist for the Week Ending March 27th~

Sepiachord Playlist for the Week Ending March 27th~
http://sepiachord.livejournal.com/791023.html

Added by Sepiachord on March 27, 2011 at 10:23am — No Comments

Time to grow up.

Ladies and gentlemen, my friends and colleagues I am soon going to be serving in the armed forces of the great United States of America. I believe it is time I actually do something for my country instead of doddle around and do nothing. For it is the late president Johnathan F. Kennedy said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."

Added by Lt. Sir Alexander Von Gitzinger on March 27, 2011 at 2:26am — 1 Comment

Period Film Review: Princess Kaʻiulani--Guest Blog by Evangeline Holland

Note: This is cross-posted with permission from Edwardian Promenade.



Princess Kaiulani Movie



Released in 2009 (though with a fair share of controversy over the admittedly tasteless title, “Barbarian Princess”), with limited run last year and a DVD release in September, Princess Kaiulani is a gorgeously-shot tale of an unjustly forgotten figure in American history. Though the writing isn’t as nuanced as it could be, and there are many holes in the tale which require… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on March 27, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Doctor Peste shirt design (Updated!)

Did a second version of my plague doctor theme, this time with wings. The design is finished...but I'm not sure which shirt site to submit it to. Threadless? Shirt.woot? Tee Fury? Design by Humans? I just don't know which would be the best fit...no pun intended. Hmm.

 

Update!

I have just…

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Added by Synecdoche on March 26, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

PDX Gear Con~ July 22-24, 2011 Portland OR

PDX Gear Con~ July 22-24, 2011 Portland OR
http://pdxgearcon.com/

Added by Sepiachord on March 26, 2011 at 8:23am — 2 Comments

"Interboro Boogie" by TubaJoe is the Sepiachord Song of the Day.

"Interboro Boogie" by TubaJoe is the Sepiachord Song of the Day.

http://www.myspace.com/tubajoedotcom

Added by Sepiachord on March 26, 2011 at 8:04am — No Comments

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