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,…

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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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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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…