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Steampunk 2008 Year in Review

While it will be impossible to mention everything that happened this year, I will do my best to cover the highlights. It seems the theme for 2008 among the steampunk community was growth. Anyone who had any doubt in 2007 over whether or not steampunk deserves the title of subculture will have had these doubts…

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…

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Abney Park to take Fans on Historic Airship Ride

On October 31st, Airship Ventures will be launching the first commercial airship flight in the US in over 70 years. Abney Park will be along for the ride and is planning a historic mid-flight performance over the San Fransisco Bay. At the time of this posting, Abney Park’s website states that eight seats are still…