Making a Skirt Pattern

Archived from http://forum.threadbanger.com/showthread.php?t=1887 Original credit: ladyjanewriter Hello! In this tutorial, you will learn how to take a favorite skirt, trace it onto newspaper, add a seam allowance, a hem allowance, and some extra space at the waistband. Basically, this is an almost FREE pattern! And as we all know, FREE IS GOOD! If the pics…

About Wings of Steam

The Wings of Steam / Steamcon Timeline September 14th 2008 - Wings of Steam is foundWings of steam is founded at Nan Desu Kan, a an anime convention in Denver.   You can see the first blog post here. October 31st 2008 to November 2nd 2008 - California Steampunk ConventionCalifornia Steampunk Convention took place in San...

Gandhi’s Pocket Watch Up For Auction

On March 4th in New York, the pocket watch originally used by Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi will be up for auction by a group called Antiquorum Auctioneers. Mahatma Gandhi’s silver Zenith pocket watch (circa 1910-1915) is expected to attract significant interest.  The pocket watch belonged to Gandhi, who later gave it to his grandniece, Abha…

Victorian Sci-fi Theatre: Wormtooth Nation

It’s been a while since I presented any videos on this blog, so this time around I decided to show an entire web series. Wormtooth Nation is a loose steampunk adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream which premiered between May and June 2008. Being a low budget film by a couple of college students,…

Steampunk Events Forum

Sidney Eileen has created a forum for the advertising and planning of upcoming steampunk events. The forum is intended to be a central location for steampunks worldwide to find major events in the community and local events in their area. The forum features divisions for conventions, concerts, nightclubs, meet-ups (split further into regions), and miscellaneous…

Public Service Announcement to Steampunk Crafters and Buyers

Anyone who creates or buys steampunk jewelery from old watch parts should be on the lookout for toxic radium paint. Jane Irwin, who makes and sells jewelery from watch parts, has discovered that a recent batch of parts she received included trace amounts of the radioactive green paint. After looking into just how much of…

Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies to Publish Steampunk Issue

Neo-Victorian Studies is a scholarly e-journal dedicated to exploring the “contemporary fascination with re-imagining the nineteenth century,” or Neo-Victorianism. Published two to three times a year, it explores the art, literature, politics and history of the Victorian era from a modern context. Besides having content of interest to Neo-Victorians at large, the current issue of…

Hot, Steamy Goodness

Well, hello again! I suppose that now, after all the holiday baking and tomfoolery has passed, it would be a wonderful time to introduce you to the world of Steampunk food. Better late than never, right? Anyways, I have decided to continue to write about aspects of Steampunk that others might not consider. Interior design…