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Arch-Nemesis Wanted.

The main disadvantage about living so far from one’s extended family is that one only finds themselves seldom in the company of those they feel no connection to. I, at the present, hardly have a social life outside of those I care about. To some, that’s preferable.  To me, that can feel dreadfully dull.

Could I please, please, be invited out by a group that can hardly hide their contempt for me? Those who only keep me about out of courtesy or some hidden benefit?

May I…


Added by Xanthe CL Zeitstück on October 28, 2015 at 8:33pm — 8 Comments

'Heaven's Return' by Rhabi Rites (@playwright42) ~ cover art and design

I've read more than once that it's 'amateur' to use only three or four colors, (primary colors at that) mainly because it's…

Added by Aidana WillowRaven on March 30, 2015 at 6:09pm — No Comments

'Myth Rider' ~ Cover art and design

Available soon through…

Added by Aidana WillowRaven on March 28, 2015 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Captain's Log (A work of fiction by Alessandra DuMourier and Nic Dark)

From the logs of R. Brawne, Captain of the Othello:

We had heard the rumours of the fantastic wealth being found across the Vast in those wild lands we call Eternus. Unlike our homelands of Airethe, that expanse of wilderness is virtually unsettled by man or beast but is host to strange folk and their most unusual ways.…


Added by Navigator Alessandra DuMourier on February 21, 2015 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Check Out Chapter Excerpts From "Captain Killian and the Coin-Operated Boy"

You can now read excerpts from the first chapters of Captain Killian and the Coin-Operated Boy by choosing a chapter from a menu tab at . Check out this novel-in-progress and follow Capt. Killian on her missions as a private (and most discreet) personal courier, delivering classified documents, singular packages, and confidential communications, across the various multi-verses.…


Added by Captain Killian Bailey Jameson on December 8, 2014 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Dreadnoughts and Dragons: Prologue

Taken from The Unusual and Most Celebrated Murders in London and Canton, Anonymous

Horrible Murder

It is deep night, and ill moonlight falls on the platforms of Fenchurch Street Station. The bells of St Olave Hart Street sound the quarter hour along Crutched Friars as the last…


Added by Kit Chapman on October 27, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Brief History of Datura and Daemion Phryxus

Datura Feldspar is the daughter of Kaitlynn Feldspar, the undersecretary to Colonel Jacob Vinter - and his lover. Datura was the illegitimate child of this union and soon after her birth, Kaitlynn was transferred into the Department of Military Transport where she would have a lenient job and not be questioned about her family. 

While Colonel Vinter never personally saw to the raising of his only daughter, he did provide for her education monetarily. She attended Miss Maddelin Leech's…


Added by Madam D. Phryxus on August 31, 2014 at 1:24pm — No Comments

A Compendium of Steampunk Moving Pictures

My Favorite Steampunk Moving Pictures

Of course, I know what I consider to be Steampunk/Dieselpunk may not be by others, but I do know that The Wild, Wild West has been featured in a Steampunk book compendium. I also know that both Tai Chi movies are Asian Steampunk, in this case, Chinese. I highly recommend those on both the Animated and Live Action lists, though the two on my third list are maybes. I really love Edgar Rice Burroughs and have read all of the…


Added by Victorian Rose on March 30, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

SteamPunk and Zombies

SteamPunk 'n' zombies! Two great tastes that taste great together. The next chapter of GOLDEN SUN is now available for your enjoyment at My ongoing novel chronicles the adventures of intrepid Victorian archeologist, Constance McArthur.

Added by Antonio Garcia Hevia on December 2, 2013 at 11:37am — No Comments

CONCORDIUM publishes my fiction short, SEADRAGON

The new issue of CONCORDIUM is out. Phineas J. Foxx has done a magnificent job putting it together. It's got a little of everything that will tantalize and titillate Steampunkers everywhere. Plus CONCORDIUM has honored me by publishing my fiction short story, SEADRAGON. Aside from that, the entire publication is a great read and you can download it for free at You can't miss, a… Continue

Added by Antonio Garcia Hevia on December 1, 2013 at 6:17am — 2 Comments

From Wales to Jakarta, a Globe Trotting Adventure to Halt an Invasion

in 1883, an unscrupulous duo, the Dummond brothers, steal secrets from the first expedition to fuel their bold ambitions; to lead humanity into space and immortalize themselves in chronicles of history.

Cameron Dummond dreams to eclipse his father’s Earthly industrial…


Added by Winfield H. Strock III on September 22, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Mrs. E: Special effects

It's probably the most difficult but most fun process of the entire Mrs. E production for me. Whilst I am no George Lucas, composoting the actors to virtual worlds is fun process, especially if they have a presence about them as Rachel Bush does. For those of you wondering what I have been using, it…


Added by Nevermore on November 5, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Mrs.E: First Minisode and other news

I know it;s been awhile folks, but here is a little update. The first Minisode counting down to "First Night" finally up. It's been a busy month for us here at the Mrs. E team, with 2 films due for December release. The I am also pleased to announce that my new daughter, SpirtRayne was born on the 25th October, hence the delay. So a new life breathes new life into Mrs. E. First…


Added by Nevermore on November 2, 2012 at 2:48pm — 1 Comment

Deadlands RPG Collection

     Starting in November of 2007 and continuing until July of 2010, I was involved in a Deadlands role playing game. It was this game that prompted me to extend my steampunk experience beyond merely reading the literature and begin dressing the part.

     Additionally, I decided that I would chronicle the game as a writing exercise. I didn’t want to write in the third person so that I could practice writing in the…


Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on October 18, 2012 at 7:46am — No Comments

Hello and Introduction!

Good day to all you lovely steampunk people! I'd like to introduce myself to you all. 

Born in Nebraska and still living there despite numerous forays elsewhere, I have a house, an adorable Basset Hound named Erasmus, a black belt in Shinkendo (Japanese sword-fighting), and seven years' experience teaching college-level composition. I've worked as a TV talent on an English-teaching program, laid concrete, hiked on the Appalachian Trail, and recorded a music album with my…


Added by Melissa Conroy on October 11, 2012 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Mrs.E: Casting update and other news

Well it's been a heck of a busy weekend and today shows no means of slowing down. We've started our meme campaign for the series with the many faces of Mrs. E campaign. Each poster shows an interpretation of the enigmatic lady, who has become somewhat of a universal image for those women already committed to the…


Added by Nevermore on September 9, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Mrs. E: The Impossible Nanny

So a few of you Canadian steampunkers have been asking what we have in mind for the Canadian Chapter of Mrs. E. Well a fair few ideas if the saga…


Added by Nevermore on September 6, 2012 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Mrs. E final auditions open

If you're in the Springfield MO area and don't mind a rush major role in the Mrs. E series check out this link here…


Added by Nevermore on September 3, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Mrs. E's Magnificent Tea Room

It's never easy finding the perfect location for what you hope to be iconic. Our Costume director, Casey July may well have found it, if these images are anything to go by, the Tea Room at the center of reality will certainly be colorful and memorable, and come on guys if we get this place, you have to…


Added by Nevermore on September 2, 2012 at 7:14pm — No Comments

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