Brass Goggles | February 28, 2013
Hand made from savaged Arbutus, Western Red Cedar, and Black Walnut, these articulated Steamy Icarus wings are a beautiful handmade addition to any dirigible captain’s safety gear:
And they’re not just static decoration, either:
[via Boing Boing]
Brass Goggles | December 18, 2012
I asked Stella to cover Teslacon since I couldn’t go and she has a wonderful write up after the break.
See her pictures Here:
So this is my first attempt at a con report type thing. I have been going to all sorts of conventions since 2001 and most follow the same tried and true formula but Teslacon is its own bucket of fish. It is an immersion con where actors put on a show all around you then it is up to you to choose how far you go in to the performance. I have been going since the first one three years ago it was crowded chaotic and wonderful. This year I decided to jump in with both feet and do something I do not do normally for Steampunk and try out a persona to go with my green and black wardrobe. Thus I took up the mantel of Anna Dearling founder of the Society of Deadly Darlings a sorority for villains, mad scientists and other nare do wells. I go in to this mainly because of the odd magic of Teslacon. All it took was one panel where I spoke about my outfit and persona and suddenly there where people interested in joining this organization and now it has become a real group outside of my mind and the internet. That is what being put in a hotels full of other fans can do for you.
The panels are varied some on real history and making things and some on imaginary but each was lead by some amazing people and all taught me at least one thing. The villainy classes led by Dr. Proctocus were both sinister and quite amusing and led to quite a bit of fun cheering for the bad guys. My favorite panel and the one I was looking forward to on naughty pictures led by William Dezoma made my night despite the fact i was violently allergic to Wisconsin and rather under the weather at the time.
Brass Goggles | October 3, 2012
Lost Souls of the Asylum is a Steampunk compilation forged in the bowels of our very own forum. As seen Here , after submissions, editing, and publishing you may now aquire this fine collection. The Asylum is in reference to the Asylum Steampunk Convention that takes place in the UK And you can find out more information about it on it’s main website.
As you can tell by the forum chain, this operation was choreographed by our own Arkwright. I wanted to spotlight this work as a tremendous undertaking and a wonderful opportunity for budding authors.
Arkwright tells the forum in post 137, there are plans for another volume.
The book is available online along with the previous two volumes of The Asylum Chronicles from http://thelastline.yolasite.com/online-store.php
Brass Goggles | September 14, 2012
Well we had sex, so naturally the second great human obsession, Chocolate, had to be represented. This has many Steampunk applications for the Steampunk Baker. I’ve watched friends spend hours making gears out of Fondant. Now you could just get a real gear (don’t forget to wash it and sanitize it), and make solid chocolate gears! Click here to start casting.
Brass Goggles | September 10, 2012
An interesting Kickstarter project aiming to produce a book exploring how Victorian ideas about sex and sexuality inform our modern ideas about sex and sexuality. And, of course, they’re using the Steampunk angle as a way to have a bit of fun with it:
You can find more about the project on A Steampunk’s Guide to Sex Kickstarter page
Brass Goggles | August 28, 2012
Gaslamp Games, creators of the enjoyable rogue-like Dungeons of Dredmor, have just revealed their new game to the world today and it is all about building steampunk cities in a dangerous world filled with monsters, elder gods, insane people and evil. – [Violent Gamer]
Here’s just two images from the game – one art, one is supposedly actual gameplay; click either for the full article with more screen shots. Or, view Gaslamp Games’ press release.
And the gameplay shot:
Brass Goggles | August 17, 2012
It’s not exactly Steampunk, but the overall sensibility is in a similar spirit:
Brass Goggles | August 16, 2012
I found this amazing little find today for those who are on the maker side of Steampunk. Should your project require use of a sync cable for an iPod, iPhone, or iPad, I found this ready-made solution for you. It also happens to be about $5.00(USD) less than the apple product.