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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Steampunk on MTV

MTV had a recent article on steampunk, reporting on the growth of the movement as a subculture. As is to be expected, MTV focused the mainly on the fashion and music aspects of the culture and didn’t mention steampunk’s ideals at all. They also made a few mistakes, misspelling Jake Von Slatt’s name and making…

Update on the Airship Ride with Abney Park

Further developments on the aforementioned October 31st airship ride that Abney Park is taking fans on: The band put tickets on sale today at 12 pm, pst. Tickets will be on sale for two weeks or until all are sold. There are “very few” available, but ticket prices are $785 dollars each. Tickets can be…