2008 Steampunk Gift Guide

Steampunk Santa Don’t know what to get your steampunk buddy for the holidays this year? In anticipation of Christmas, Jake von Slatt of the Steampunk Workshop has written the 2nd annual Steampunk Gift Guide for the DIY technology site Make. With a focus on “gifts for steampunks” rather than “steampunk gifts,” most of the items…

Steampunk Myths and Legends

CGSociety.org, a digital artists’ community is currently holding a contest to create images and video which re-imagine myths and legends from across the ages in a steampunk style. This contest is the theme of their 23rd annual CGChallenge, which is being sponsored by big name companies such as Nvidia and Corel. There are many different…

Getting Your Home in Gear

Written by: Oddessa Gooding Greetings and salutations to you, dear readers of this most excellent blog. I must confess, I’m rather inexperienced with the complexities of writing for an audience. Or perhaps I’m just modest. Either way, Captain Julian has graciously allowed me to post an entry for him. My name is Oddessa Gooding, and…

Mad Science – Corrupt Them While They’re Young!

Written by: Julian Van de Kamp Mad scientists are born genetically grown in a lab, not made. If you suspect you’ve got a little mad scientists in the family, why not give them the tools they need to grow up and become the most evil mad scientists of them all, right from an early age?…

Victorian Sci-fi Theatre: Hallowe’en Edition

Here’s a few steampunk horror films for your Halloween… First up is Jasper Morello, the first episode of an animated series available only in New Zealand. A worldwide release is expected after the four episode series is complete. Following this is Fallen Art, a super twisted CG animation from Poland. In an old forgotten military…

Steampunks for Obama

This is a bit dated, but still relevant as the election hasn’t taken place yet. Posting on the steamfashion LiveJournal group, a steamer by the name of Lux Alexander created the pin seen above after his friend complained that a store selling election buttons had specialty buttons for just about every special interest group except…

The World of Gatheryn

Since posting about the forthcoming MMORPG Air, I’ve discovered another online steampunk game that is in the works and will be much released sooner. The World of Gatheryn will begin beta testing in Spring 2009 and will be geared more for the casual gamer than most MMO’s have been lately. Founded in 2006, MindFuse Games…

AIR – A Forthcoming Steampunk MMORPG

Captain Robert of Abney Park posted in his LiveJournal yesterday that he is going to be involved in the game design and creating a soundtrack for the forthcoming MMORPG, Air. Little is known about the game so far, as it seems the project had been secret up until now. The concept is that the game…

Victorian Sci-fi Theatre: HP Lovecraft Films

I’m introducing a new recurring feature in this blog called “Victorian Sci-fi Theatre,” where every so often, I will post the latest and greatest of Steampunk short films. Submissions are welcome by emailing me at captain_jules@wingsofsteam.net. Our debut episode of Victorian Sci-fi Theatre features two films that were shown last weekend at the HP Lovecraft…