Steampunk Tribune | June 30, 2011
One series which most certainly deserves a plethora of coverage is the innovative upcoming webseries Mantecoza. Set in an alternate Steampunk reality, as its introductory narrative states…
“Mantecoza tells the humorous adventures of Sebastian King, the newly christened Ring Wizard of the steampunk world of Mantecoza. Travelling between Earth and Mantecoza, Sebastian must defend both from the villainous Lord Barr. Sebastian King (Aaron Ginn-Forsberg), a dime a dozen office drone, struggles to stay interested in his mind-numbing job while keeping his sister out of jail, and trying to find his mom in a decent group home.
Stuck in his responsible, mind-numbing life, it seemed nothing would ever change for Sebastian, until one fateful night when he received a ring and mystic word of power. Sebastian is suddenly tossed into the fantastic and magical world of Mantecoza where he is declared the Ring Wizard and tasked with defending Mantecoza from the machinations of the evil Lord Barr and his murderous minions. Assisting him with guidance and with her blade is the beautiful Lady Chenna Danbeau (Katherine Stewart), Minister of Wizard. It is her duty to keep Sebastian alive long enough to master the powers of the Ring. Also joining him on his journey is his kleptomaniac larcenous younger sister Raven (Beth Alspaugh) and medieval re-creationist buddy Joe Kayze (James Leatherman). Both find that the skills and hobbies that branded them slackers and losers on Earth may just give them the edge to be the heroes Mantecoza needs.”
Mantecoza Trailer #1
One very notable feature of this series is the exceptionally high quality cast and crew involved with the endeavor. The cast has a vast repertoire of acting experience, ranging from Hollywood features, independent theater groups, to associated media productions, commercials, and films. Additionally, the filmmakers harken from an experienced background in cinematographic production, so based on the trailer, musical video, and from what I’ve garnered from the website, I am quite optimistic that Mantecoza will do very well indeed – perhaps yet one more shinning point of light in the Steampunk sky. I will endeavor to keep tabs on the newest goings on with Mantecoza, but to learn more, do consider a visit to their exceptional website, replete with news, blogs, future episodes, and much more, at: http://www.mantecoza.com/, and visit their Facebook site, at: https://www.facebook.com/Mantecoza
Steampunk Tribune | June 30, 2011
Well, I appear to have shaken off the bug which assaulted my well-being (who catches a cold in the summer)? Nonetheless, I’ve been back punishing the keys, including a couple of works, and Page Three of the Facebook endeavor. However, Miss Bookwork Heinrichs pointed out that CONvergence 2011, located in the beautiful city of Minneapolis, MN, will not only be taking place this weekend, but it will have a notable Steampunk faction to correspond to its Steampunk-related programming. To learn more, please to take a stroll over to their website and eye their program, which is located at: http://www.convergence-con.org/
The Chap | June 29, 2011
Neil Ridley, esteemed and, surprisingly, occasionally sober beverage editor for The Chap, has seized the opportunity to release his very first single cask Scotch Whisky, cutting out the middle man betwixt he and the tempting barrels of whisky in the Scottish Highlands. The bottling, labelled ‘Cask Strength And Carry On’, is a 1998 vintage single [...]
Brass Goggles | June 29, 2011
Andy Tibbetts of Portland, Oregon in the US is building a Steampunk pirate ship:
The C.S. Tere is a 100% custom-built steam punk pirate ship. She has a hand built steel frame encased in wood, driven by a 10 foot diameter hub-less front wheel and two steel wheels in the rear. The ship will be powered by a 3 cylinder engine which drives hydraulic pumps. Steering is rear wheel and occurs from the captains’ deck.
To this end, a Kickstarter project has been, well, kicked off. Check out the video:
[Tip of the tri-corner to BoingBoing]
The Steampunk Librarian | June 28, 2011
We're a bit all over the place this week. There are truly steampunky happenings out there — a proposed web series you can support, for instance! And a new physics-based game in which you save a steampunk hero and dispose of a steampunk villain! — but there are other historical tidbits not necessarily Neo-Victorian. (That'd be a good name for a weblog. Not Necessarily Neo-Victorian.)
Baseball history, for example, is full of proposed innovations and inventions, some of which succeeded wildly and some of which…well…didn't. The schematics are fantastic, regardless of the success rate!
Enterprising souls have rebuilt Bletchley Park's Tunny cryptanalysis machine. Ooooh. Ahhhh.
We always hear that kids know nothing of history. Apparently we've been hearing that for a very long time! (The Breaking Time is a great site, by the way, and you should check it out.)
Steampunk Tribune | June 28, 2011
Currently busy hacking away at the next entry, but alas, it won’t be finished in time! Nonetheless, I did come across an interesting article on RL airships of both current time and future (via I09). A good article, though I’d wager that most Steampunks are familiar with at least half of them (pretty much a “must” for any idealized skyship pirate)! To indulge in the article, please visit here: http://io9.com/5815576/zeppelins-of-the-present-day–and-near-future
Steampunk Tribune | June 26, 2011
After a bit of time consolidating the list, I am stepping forward with the second of the updates to the Facebook Steampunk listings. Since the original list began, I was a tad surprised at how many more have come to light since the beginning of the year. Nonetheless, I did wish to highlight a few groups (specifically, those who have been patiently waiting for my laggard ways regarding on posting)! So, without further ado, here is Part 2 of Steampunk Facebook Pages…
Victoria Steam Exposition II
Shadowbinders (Steampunk Comic)
Mercenarios de DIOS
Arizona Steampunk Society
AZ SPS Duels
SPACE: 1889 & Beyond Official Press Release
and a few others I’ve added to the listing!….
The Aeronauts (Band)
The Artifice Club
The Boiler Room: Props, Costumes, & Oddities
The Clockwork Cabaret (Steampunk Radio)
Davenport & Winkleperry
Emmett Davenport (Wireless entertainer)
Klaude Davenport (Wireless entertainer)
Dim Horizon Studio (Artistic Enterprise)
Dr. Q (Public Figure)
Emerald City Steampunk Expo
The Extraordinary Contraptions (Band)
G.D. Falksen (Author)
Great New England Steampunk Exhibition (New Group)
The Hemlock Emporium (Steampunk Fashion)
Ladies against corset entrapment
The Men that will not be blamed for Nothing (Band)
Mr. B, the Gentleman Rhymer
Penny Dreadful Productions
Phoenix Cog (LARP)
Professor Elemental (Musician)
SteamCog System (for the Phoenix LARP)
Steampunk Brew Pub
Steampunks of MD-NoVA-DC
Steampunk Retrofuturism Catalan
Steampunk Supply (Enterprise)
Steampunk (Mr. Stephen Hunt, Steampunk Author)
Up in the Aether – Detroit’s Monthly Steampunk Gathering
Well, that is the list for Part 2! There is projected a Part3, and Part 4, however. Part 3 is a thematic Facebook page, which I will post later this week, and as one might surmise, Part 4 will be a continuation of those individuals who I have missed on this listing. As I’m learning, Facebook is ever evolving, so though I endeavor to keep up with the additions, and with the upcoming archiving of old groups in Facebook, I do appreciate a spoonful of patience! As always, if your group/organization/musical endeavor/business enterprise has a Facebook page, please feel free to forward it for the listing!
admin | June 25, 2011
I have started a new and exciting project.
As many of you no doubt know I love to write. In my new project I am going to write ten million words.
Here’s where you all come in, I am taking suggestions for what to write. A poem for a loved one, a letter to your best friend, a story. Whatever you want.
Head over to http://www.tenmillionwords.com
Facebook group: htttp://www.facebook.com/tenmillionwords
I truly hope you all come and join me on this journey.
Steampunk Tribune | June 25, 2011
Came across this gem while working on tomorrow’s project! Via the SF Crowsnest website
(and attribution by a Ms J. Martin
), it was certainly one of the more “genteel” episodes on this steamy controversy, which took place earlier this month! Please do enjoy!
Warren | June 25, 2011
Steampunk News is now testing Facebook integration.
Warren | June 25, 2011
Steampunk News is now live on Twitter. You can now follow @SteampunkNewsUK to get updates, all the latest postings and information from the main site.
Steampunk Tribune | June 25, 2011
The Rubble Ball will be taking place this Saturday, June 25th, in the Wheatstone Waterways district of New Babbage. The name is apropos for this particular event, as there will be a noteable event taking place soon – so do consider paying a visit the the Piermont! For more details, please visit: http://cityofnewbabbage.com/drupaltest/node/2726
(Ed. Note – yes, I do realize the poster says “rumble”, but rubble or rumble, the result will be the same!)