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October 2009 Blog Posts (83)

Airship pirate in 1 hour

Tonight I was informed that the young lady in the picture was without garments for the 31st annual heist of good from the local citizens in return to not have havoc laid upon them. I suggested she dress like an airship personal as we planned to use Vosh to get from house to house this year since the homes are often far spaced due to lack of people willing to hand out candy.

Loaned to her from my closet headgear, goggles, and boots.

pants and shirt her own

Jacket I painted… Continue

Added by Professor Lascivious on October 30, 2009 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Airship pins

Airship badge and pilot's wings

Online, I found someone selling a replica German airship pilot badge. Instituted in 1920, it was an award to the officers, non-commissioned officers and crew of zeppelins who had served on… Continue

Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on October 29, 2009 at 7:30pm — 6 Comments

steampunk movies ?

Well I'm a huge scifi fan and tend to pick up some realy poor quality movies now and again some have good stories and poor effects and few are "steampunkish" , I ejoyed sky captain and the world of tomorrow , the golden compass , league of extrodinary gentlemen , ember ,and serenity , they all have some steampunk astetics but would love to see more hardcore steampunk ideas , I did pick up a movie called the mutant cronicals recently , it has some very cool steampunk weapons and machines in it… Continue

Added by ted thompson on October 29, 2009 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

A single Steampunk is a lonely site

At the end of each month we have a cake to welcome new employees and celebrate any birthdays for the month at my office in my non-steampunk other life. Being that it is October, they decided to have a bit of a Halloween celebration with this months cake with costumes and a mask decorating contest. It was an exceedingly good time! With me in my fine airship uniform doing my best to represent the Dreadite Hoard, but as the only Steampunk Crewman at my office I spent most of the day explaining to… Continue

Added by adam harmon on October 29, 2009 at 9:09am — 2 Comments

Steampunk Items for my Table

Well I did up a few hats & some clock movement jewlery. It sold so well last weekend I'm going to make more. The next Con I'm vending at is New England Fan Experience & I hope I do just as well if not better. I'll be posting pictures of some of the items, so let me know what you think. There is always room for improvement.

Added by Friya Ann Archer on October 28, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Steamcon 2009

Steamcon 2009 in Seattle, WA was an immense amount of fun. I honestly did not expect to attend until just days before the event, but my sister and wife conspired otherwise for my birthday.

Upon arrival at the Airport Marriot, I quickly got in line. The convention was selling out and quickly. I cannot say for sure, but I heard that the organizers were realistically expecting four to five hundred attendees and instead welcomed well-over twenty seven hundred. I'd call that a success,… Continue

Added by Maximilian on October 27, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

steampunk linkblog, October 27 2009

This week's steampunk entry consists mainly of steampunky people looking pretty. Enjoy and be inspired!

Exhibit 1: The meetup at Brooklyn's Way Station was well attended, from the looks of it.

Exhibit 2: The Oxford steampunk exhibition brought out the extremely… Continue

Added by Steampunk Librarian on October 27, 2009 at 10:17am — No Comments

The Roundtable of DOO- I mean, of Race and Steampunk @

Hello, empirelings!

Presenting to you my conversation with Ay-Leen the Peacemaker about race and steampunk!

Added by Jha Goh on October 27, 2009 at 9:41am — 2 Comments

Convention Report: Steamcon 2009

Steamcon 2009: A Steampunk Steamposium

Seatac Marriott Hotel

October 23-25, 2009

Badge Name: Captain Ophelia Rose

Badge Level: Patron

Number of Ribbons Acquired: 33

Pictures from the Convention:


I got to the convention at about 2:30PM, much later than I originally planned because of… Continue

Added by Captain Ophelia Rose on October 26, 2009 at 7:56pm — 1 Comment

Hello, Empirates! I need your fantastic brains, please... And no, I'm not a zombie.

Hello all you Steampunk Empirates!

I have a request, and hope that you will be able to help me with this.

See, I made a new website for S.S. Icarus.

You can find it here:

The Penny Dreadfuls

If you would be so kind as to check out the site for me, browse it a bit, and let me know if you feel there is anything missing. Any information you would like to see up there.

That… Continue

Added by Whisper Merlot on October 25, 2009 at 8:37pm — 1 Comment


I have a LeMat replica but needed a holster for this massive pistol. All the replica holsters I could find online were cavalry-style holsters with flaps. I didn't want something that hid the destinctive gun so I employed the experience of a friend of mine to make a crossdraw style holster.…


Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on October 25, 2009 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Beyond Victoriana #1 Technology Eastwards

The first post on my weekly blog series Beyond Victoriana is now available on my public blog.

Read the post here.

An excerpt to pique your interest---

The Industrial Revolution (And How It Ruined My Sci-Fi)

(props if you get the song reference)

One of the big differences between neo-Victorian and steampunk is the level of technology incorporated in the aesthetic.… Continue

Added by Ay-leen the Peacemaker on October 25, 2009 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Deadlands RPG Episode Twenty Three

From: Mr. Zebulon Pike, Deadwood, Dakota Territory

To: Mrs. Hannelore West, Kingsport, Mass.

September 1879

Endeared Sister,

I must first apologize for the abrupt ending of my previous letter. I was understandably excited, both at the prospect of beginning work on dismantling the secrets of Hellstromme's machine but also that, in so doing, I had made him even more my rival.

It has been two, no, three days since I started work on the machine and most of… Continue

Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on October 24, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

About Sir Thomas Riley @

Hey all! It's the Empire own Nick Valentino this time, talking about his first steampunk novel, Sir Thomas Riley!

Added by Jha Goh on October 23, 2009 at 2:29pm — 1 Comment

Historical Rayguns

Justin Pinchot has been collecting rayguns for many years and he has produced a lovely museum on the web for our perusal. Check out the gallery images!

Added by AnthonyStevens on October 23, 2009 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Lovely Images

First, I want to share this fine image I found at Vintograph. From their description:

"This WPA Federal Art Project poster for the Illinois Safety Division promotes safety and proper eye protection: "Save your eyes. Use your goggles" Created in either 1936 or 1937."…


Added by AnthonyStevens on October 23, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

So... shot a music video yesterday!

Five months of pre-production... and the we finally made our music video!

The very first scene that we shot was myself in a straight jacket, sitting next to a snake named Kowhai... doesn't sound that spectacular, unless you are aware of the extreme terror and screaming that emanates from me when I see a snake! This was exactly what we wanted though.... genuine fear and terror, as someone insane and hallucinating can experience.

I must admit... I am damn… Continue

Added by TyLean on October 22, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

ideas for guns and such

I've been kickin around the idea of building some steampunk type guns , I recently built a back yard foundry set up and have cast a few things from brass and aluminum , and am kinda bored with the whole nerf gun mod thing , I have a few old black powder guns to use as templates for the main frames and plenty of wood for grips and stocks , I was just wonderin if anyone would be interested in this kinda gun or not , I tend to like things to be as realistic as possible and the plastic stuff just… Continue

Added by ted thompson on October 22, 2009 at 8:02am — 1 Comment

Everybody Line Up!: Berít New York @

Hello all!!! This is truly exciting - has put up my interview with Britney of Berit New York! She is a talented fashion designer in NYC, and brings her Native American heritage into her designs! Hope you like the interview!

Added by Jha Goh on October 21, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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