Announcing Some Spectacular Punkette News

Posted By on September 16, 2015

Prepare to be amazed!

We have some exciting news to share with everyone.

It’s been a little while. Okay, it’s been a long while. But the Punkettes have some really cool stuff going on, so we thought we’d post an update on a few things, as well as share some exciting news!

First and foremost is the addition of two new Punkettes! We have K.T. Hannah joining us as The Cyberpunkette, as well as Adelyn Sterling who will be taking on the moniker of The Mythpunkette (you can find an awesome post about Mythpunkery over here).

In related news, E. Latimer will now be taking on the mantle of The Dreadpunkette, since she realized that’s pretty much what she’s been writing all along (expect a very long post on this later).

In Clockpunkette News…

The Clockpunkette, Rebecca Sky recently teamed up with Wattpad and Skillshare to put together a FREE online course about Writing for Online Engagement. The class peels back the curtain on online writing and teaches frameworks, techniques, and strategies for establishing, engaging, and growing a community around your work. Key lessons cover today’s writing landscape, tips for serialized fiction, merchandising individual stories, and marketing your work to build your personal brand — all to help you find success. It’s perfect for creative writers, fanfic enthusiasts, bloggers, and beginners curious about publishing and self-publishing today. This welcoming class will empower writers of every level to confidently write fiction online. You can take the course for free here:

In Dreadpunkette News…

The Dreadpunkette, E. Latimer has teamed up with Patchwork Press to release a mythology based YA fantasy novel about Norse giants, mad queens and Ragnarok. BRRRRR. To get your Frost on, learn more about it here.

Stay tuned! In the next couple days we’ll be doing a post on the fabulously macabre genre of Dreadpunk, the story behind its origins, and some awesome Dreadpunk recommendations.

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The Best Cleaning Buddy for your Car

Posted By on September 6, 2015

You surely need to wash your cars at least once a week, but do you prefer taking it to an auto workshop or clean it at home? Certainly, cleaning your car is one of the chores people love to do at home. It shows their attachment with their vehicles.

It sounds great to have time saver equipment for washing your car. But is there really any such tool? Don’t be surprised if I say you can have a magical tool that can clean your car like a mirror in few minutes? Yes, it is only possible if you own a pressure washer. Pressure washer is a time saver and also helps you save lot of money that would have been spent on paying the washing bills.


The Magical Tool

A pressure washer is a useful tool that is ideal for cleaning your car, take it at home and you can do the job without involving any extra cost. The best thing I love about this wonderful tool is its portability. Owing to the high power of water flow, a pressure washer can quickly go through each area of the car. Within a matter of seconds all your car’s dirt, bird dropping, grease and marks will vanish.

Keep in mind that there are various kinds of pressure washers available in the market with different cleaning abilities. You should choose a car washer for your home that produce low level of pressure that wont pose any damage to your car’s model and machinery. Just start with some basic
AR, Karcher, and Campbell Hausfeld washer reviews and go from there.

It requires you to have good understanding regarding specifications of cleaning your car with a pressure washer. A good quality pressure washer ensures that it is durable and safe for both the operator and car. So get a good quality pressure washer since it is the best cleaning buddy for your car.

Steampunk excitement in New Jersey – The 2015 Gilded Festival

Posted By on September 3, 2015

Gilded FestivalTravel across time and culture at The Gilded Festival, a family-friendly Steampunk adventure. Presented by Storykeeper Events, the makers of Philadelphia’s feted Dorian’s Parlor, The Gilded Festival will transform Historic Cold Spring Village in Cape May, New Jersey into a world of fantasy and science fiction from September 19 to September 20, 2015. Join anachronauts in celebrating a past, present, and future that never were as they entertain you with music and mysteries.

Performers include:

  • Eli August, a Dark Americana musician, and his collective, the Abandoned Buildings;
  • Wandering Cellist Luna Skye;
  • Captain Zorikh, the Time Travelling Bard;
  • Multiple performance troupes from multimedia production corporation Steamfunk Studios;
  • Cosplay Court Case and their organized chaos;
  • Sideshow performers Middle to Nowhere;
  • The Positronic Cats, a folk duo singing about love, revenge, and the future;
  • Tabletop and LARP game publishers Damocles Thread Development;
  • and Kafe Merhaba, a Near-Eastern themed café offering dance performances and tasty morsels.

Come as you are or as you want to be. The Gilded Festival extends a friendly welcome to a wide range of attendees, from patrons who prefer to wear street clothes, to those who prefer traditional Victorian dress, Steampunk finery, cosplay, and other fantastic wear. Storykeeper events are accepting and friendly, embracing all facets of creative imagination.

The Gilded Festival is proud to be hosted by Historic Cold Spring Village, a venue that brings to life the day-to-day activities of villagers living in South Jersey during the “age of homespun” (1789-1840). Visitors can make a personal connection between the past and present through the interactive, educational, and hands-on family activities. The Village’s 30 acres of shaded lanes is a lovely location to enjoy gardens and observe a farm where heritage crops are grown; and to visit twenty-six restored historic buildings housing historically-clothed interpreters who educate and entertain visitors about the lifestyles, issues, trades and crafts of yesteryear. Children will enjoy activities such as actual history lessons, calligraphy instructions, and blacksmith demonstrations from the local villagers.

For information about tickets, performers, directions, and more, please visit

As Summer Winds Down, I Wind Up The Old Victrola Again

Posted By on September 2, 2015

A long, hot summer of unpredictable politics, that is. We’re enjoying (or suffering through) one of the most fascinating U.S. presidential races in many years, but now I’ll take a break from obsessively following it and get back to the IMPORTANT stuff— namely, Pilsner’s Picks! Submitted for your approval, the September edition.

Tesla Watch from Think Geek

Posted By on August 31, 2015

I saw this and went squeeeee.

Taken from Think Geek | Click to Order:

The Tesla Watch goes with your steampunk aesthetic. With a weathered-brass look on all the metal parts, this analog watch features a leather strap. The highlights of this design, however, are the two faux vacuum tubes with red LEDs inside that you can turn on and off with the flick of a switch. Everybody will want to ask you what time it is so they can see your watch. Just remember to follow the answer with, “… 1875.”

Miskatonic Mondays – Children of Lovecraft

Posted By on August 31, 2015

Lights out, everybody.

On Miskatonic Mondays we celebrate the “weird” fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror it spawned.

When Lovecraft and Mike Mignola come together… well, that’s just about all the horror fandoms in one place. It’s actually Lovecraft’s birthday this month, having just passed (August 20th) and seems only appropriate to announce more Lovecraft news, particularly since it’s the 125th anniversary of his birth this year. Dark Horse has announced a new Lovecraft-dedicated prose anthology Children of Lovecraft will be edited by Hugo and Bram Stoker Award winning editor Ellen Datlow in August of 2016. The goal of the stories included is to be “inspired” by Lovecraft rather than trying to write within his mythology or imitate his style of narrative. And Mike Mignola of Hellboy and BPRD fame will provide the cover for the anthology.

The anthology is described thus:

Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s stories shaped modern horror more than any other author’s in the last two centuries: Cthulhu, the Old Ones, Herbert West: Reanimator, and more terrifying nightmares emerged from the mythos of this legendary writer.

Dark Horse teams up with Hugo and Bram Stoker award-winning editor Ellen Datlow to bring you this anthology of original prose stories that are “inspired” in theme and plot by Lovecraft’s mythos. No pastiches and no stories in his style. Using variety in tone, setting, point of view, time, but no direct reference in the story to Lovecraft or his works. Featuring work by Laird Barron, Brian Evenson, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Jeffrey Ford, Nathan Ballingrud, and many more, with a stunning cover by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.

Via: Bleeding Cool News

Broken Strings Folk Punk Campout!

Posted By on August 27, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for BrokenStrings Music Fest and campout! The event is in Sacramento, CA September 25th-27th. Broken Strings is an incredible folk-punk campout at beautiful Camp Pollock, a former Boy Scout campground on the banks of the American River. It’s under a mile from downtown Sacramento, and not far from public transportation, […]

Miskatonic Mondays -HP Lovecraft Festival by Radiotheatre

Posted By on August 24, 2015

Lights out, everybody.

On Miskatonic Mondays we celebrate the “weird” fiction of HP Lovecraft and the genre of otherworldly horror it spawned.

The talented storytellers of Frigid, New York’s “Radiotheatre” will be performing a swath of Lovecraftian tales this October at The Kraine Theater. Now in it’s seventh year, the production will run October 1st – 11th, and will be accompanied by an original orchestral score.

Featured in this year’s Festival are:

  • Herbert West: Reanimator – A mad scientist succeeds in raising the dead.
  • He – In Greenwich Village, a man meets a weird fellow who has lived a very long time.
  • Hypnos – A woman in an asylum recounts her life with a visitor from another dimension!
  • The Curse of Yig – The ancient snake god Yig seeks revenge!
  • The Horror at Martin’s Beach – A strange beast terrorizes a beachfront town.
  • The Horror at Red Hook – One of Lovecraft’s most controversial works featuring a police officer who uncovers a frightening cult in 1930s Brooklyn!


  • October 1stThe Horror at Red Hook, Hypnos, and The Curse of Yig
  • October 2ndHe, The Horror at Martin’s Beach, Hypnos, and The Curse of Yig
  • October 3rdHerbert West: Reanimator and Hypnos
  • October 8thThe Horror at Red Hook and He
  • October 9thHerbert West: Reanimator and The Horror at Martin’s Beach
  • October 10thHerbert West: Reanimator and He
  • October 11thThe Horror at Red Hook, The Curse of Yig, and Hypnos

Now in its 11th Season, Radiotheatre has produced over 80 shows in NYC and on tour. They have won two New York Innovative Theatre Awards, with 13 nominations including five years in a row for “Outstanding Performance Group.”

Radiotheatre was also nominated for a 2010 Drama Desk Award for “Outstanding Sound Design” for their production of Frankenstein and Artistic Director Dan Bianchi was awarded the 2014 New York Innovative Theatre Award for “Creative Achievement.”

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at

Digital strategy board game Gremlins, Inc. to launch as feature-complete beta in September

Posted By on August 18, 2015

Gremlins Inc

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA – August 18, 2015 – Independent game developer Charlie Oscar is excited to announce that its digital strategy board game Gremlins, Inc. will be released as a feature-complete beta in late September 2015 priced at £6.99.

Gremlins, Inc. is the result of the creative collaboration between Alexey Bokulev and Sergei Klimov, two games industry veterans who in 2013 set about to develop an entirely original turn-based multiplayer strategy game for PC that would be inspired by classic strategic table top boardgames.

The first official trailer introducing the basic mechanics of the game can be viewed here:

“We have been developing this project for over two years and currently we have fully implemented the core gameplay mechanics of the game. All of the important features are in there with nothing missing”, said Sergei Klimov, the Producer of the game. He continued, “In terms of the user interface, as well as extra features such as special character abilities and crafting, we have reached the point where we need player feedback and solid statistics in order to prioritise certain things over others. We currently have a number of new features in development and we’d love to hear what the community says about them very early on, hence our decision to invite players in to early access now, with the full release expected some time in Q1 2016.”

The September release will see the game coming out for Windows and Mac platforms, with five languages at launch (English, German, French, Spanish and Russian) and more to come in 2016 once the game moves on to the regular store. For more information on the game and the world of Gremlins, Inc. head to

Miskatonic Mondays – Retro "Legends Of Cthulhu" Toys by Warpo

Posted By on August 17, 2015

When you’re making a line of retro action figures, you might as well go whole hog and make your TV spots look suitably retro too—just as Warpo are doing for Legends of Cthulhu figures, and their upcoming gigantic Old One action figure.

John Pyka’s "Tales From The Flip-Side" comes to The Centennial Black Box Theater August 15th

Posted By on August 4, 2015

John PykaWell-known dieselpunk actor, singer, and magician John Pyka is proud to announce an ongoing partnership with the Metro Arts Center to bring his brand new mostly one-man show “Tales From The Flip-Side” to the Centennial Black Box Theater in Nashville on August 15th, 2015.

“I’m very excited about this project,” says John Pyka, who is most well known as his signature character, the 1940s zoot-suited hipster “Big Daddy Cool” Johnny Dellarocca. “It’s been nearly two years since BDC has been seen on a regular basis in Nashville, so it is fun to be able to bring him home for this new monthly series.” Previously John has been seen locally as “Big Daddy Cool” in Music City Magic and The Magic Cabaret.

“This project is different” added Pyka. “Not only will I be performing my award winning magic, I’ll be performing performance pieces pulled from my upcoming book of the same name published by Pro Se Press!” Audiences will get to meet Titanic Thompson, Al Capone, Jack Dempsey, Tahloola Jones, and many more larger than life characters during the 90 minute show. “Don’t call it a magic show. It’s a magical time-travel adventure.”

Tales From The Flip-Side debuts at the Centennial Black Box Theater on Saturday August 15th at 7 PM and will be presented monthly on the 3rd Saturday of every month. “It will be a little bit different show every month too” added Pyka. “New stories and at least one guest performer every month will make this a show that is never the same show twice!”

For the debut performance, general admission tickets are a special Pay What You Can rate ($5 suggested minimum). The show is intended for grown-up audiences, but families are welcome. Seating is limited to 56 seats but can be reserved for $5 each by visiting

For more information contact John Pyka at 615-854-5459.

The success behind Jazz Age on the Delaware

Posted By on August 3, 2015

A very big “thank you” and a tip of the hat to everyone who made Saturday’s Jazz Age on the Delaware event a roaring success! We wrapped up this morning with Good Day Philadelphia, CBS Philly, the Philadelphia Business Journal, and the Metro. Check out our silly pictures at the links below and tell your friends we’ll be back next summer on July 30th, 2016 for another trip back in time!

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And look for us tomorrow in: Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Style, The Tribune,, and the Main Line Times