The Steampunk Empire

The Crossroads of the Aether

As steampunks from all over the colonies of the new world and the motherlands of the old world gather on this fabulous crossroads of the Aether, we invite you to share a little about your steampunk self and tell us about your airship, meetup, local steampunk scene, or whatever.

On the waves of the Aether I am known as Aloysius, a dandy who is a little more of the steam and a little less of the punk, heralding from the Queen City (aka Cincinnati, Ohio) although originally I was born and bred in the heart of the British Empire before migrating to the colonies toward the end of the last century. I am a founding member of the League of Cincinnati Steampunks, a band of anachronistic anarchists who meet every couple of weeks to share tales of adventure and find new ones. I have been a steampunk for longer than I realized; I knew the literary genre back in the 90s, wore Victorian and Edwardian fashions, liked goggles, airships, and brass gizmos, but did not piece it all together until these last couple of years . . . and it's been steamy fun ever since!

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Hi! I’m so glad that there’s an introductory thread here. Might as well introduce myself!

I first became acquainted with steampunk a few Christmases ago when I received the first Professor Layton game. The world is not completely steampunk but it does feature a lot of elements of the genre. (Especially Unwound Future) I started drawing a lot of steampunk-like stuff with my limited knowledge about it. After my interest in the Professor Layton franchise declined I gradually stopped making art featuring cogs and Victorian cities.

I became reacquainted with steampunk about several months ago when I became interested in costuming. The props and the outfits were amazing! It was only until then where I learned that there was a very dedicated fandom for it. I immediately felt at home once I became a part of the community and I have no plans on leaving it any time soon.

As for my persona, Sawbones is a strange cocktail of things I find interesting. I’ve always been fascinated by doctors and how they treated patients before modern science and medicine. I also like mad scientists too, so she’s a doctor with out a medical license. She’s not much like me when it comes to personality; she represents the courage I wish I had in social situations. The other elements to her make what probably is my favorite trope: A jerk with a heart of gold.

I'm Robert Steffen.

In the real world, I spent 6 years driving M1s.

My dad put in 37 years working for the railroad, and from him I've learned quite a bit about the railroad system, and that's where I got my appreciation for steam power. I've done my homework, I've joined the Steam Automobile Club of America, and I'm either in the process of getting all the books I can scare up on steam power. I've also put in two years towards a degree in prototype & design, or industrial model making. There's a lot that entails, so if you want to know more, please contact me. or something.

My character persona is that of a landship officer, although its somewhat still in development (I really can't see the point of having a character without a vehicle.)

Anyways. That's me, in a nutshell. I hope...

I'm Gillig. I have no idea what I am doing really. I enjoy costuming and some comics like Girl Genius. The reason I got into Steampunk was one day on my travels I came upon an condemned house. The door was wide open and no one was around so I decided I would check it out (I didn't hurt or take anything and all the doors were wide open) it had cool brass fixtures and all kinds of neat stuff. I felt like I was time traveling (the house was built in the 20's and the decor and building style was very fitting. The aesthetic really reminded me of some steampunk comics and artwork I saw online so I knew I needed to get involved in Steampunk.

For the record I don't recommend trespassing as it is dangerous and sometimes illegal. I feel as an adult I can accept the risk of doing such things and I know better than to vandalize or steal things. 

    Hello, and welcome.

    If you like looking at abandoned properties and items allow me to recommend:

    It's fascinating and terribly sad all at once.


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