A #Steampunk anthology you need to have!

| 9 months ago

Need help steaming up your Summer? The other day I made myself a cup of tea and sat down to read the THIRTY DAYS LATER anthology put on by Thinking Ink Press. I wasn’t expecting the soirée of steam/clock infusion. I soon found my tea turning cold and me turning the next page. Thirty Days […]

| 5th August 2012

On Steampunk, Jules Verne and the General Squishiness of Octopuses             Why the Octopus – Origins:                 It seems like everywhere you look steampunk octopuses are popping up. You’ve got cephalopod inspired jewelry, clothing, sculptures and drawings. Why has the octopus become the unofficial mascot of the steampunk world? It certainly has a lot to […]

Steampunk Trailers – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island!

| 15th January 2012

Another of Jules Verne’s classic tales is being updated for the modern day!  “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’, is a remake of Mr. Verne’s second book following 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.  Not as popular as the classic, but actually a very good yarn, telling the ultimate fate of Captain Nemo, and the Nautilus’ crew. […]

Steam-Powered II Roundtable: S.L. Knapp

| 17th October 2011

S.L. Knapp can be found cross-posting between LiveJournal and Dreamwidth, and she brings us a really cool set of answers about her story that features Cuba, “Amphitrite” A two-sentence summary:  An engineer from newly-independent Cuba must recover her stolen submarine. While crossing the open ocean, she has just the plan to evade anyone who might try […]

The Steampunk Bible

| 26th April 2011

The Steampunk Bible is out! I helped connect Jeff and S.J. with people doing cool things in the movement and I wrote what I hope is the definitive candy tin etching how-to for this book. Our fashion editor Libby Bulloff also contirbuted articles and LOTS of shiny photography, including the best photo ever take of […]

Google and Jules Verne

| 8th February 2011

If you haven’t seen the Google logo yet today, GO! Right now! It’s some submarine windows for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which you can move around to see different undersea creatures, and it’s incredibly adorable. If you miss it, here’s a few stills:

Carnival Memories, Jules Verne’s birthday and more

| 8th February 2011

In honor of Jules Verne's 183rd birthday today, Google has a customized logo. And it's even interactive. Huzzah! The Voodoo Carnival, put on by the Queen City Cabaret, was quite the success. Photos were in the local paper and can be found on the cabaret's website as well!  Two interesting articles end today's post: the […]

Happy Birthday, Jules Verne… compliments from Google!

| 8th February 2011

One of the greatest icons of Steampunk celebrates his 183rd birthday today!  Mssr. Jules Verne, the legendary creative mind behind a vast quantity of Steampunk Classics, most notably 20,000 leagues under the Sea, is being recognized in one of the most innovative ways imaginable today!  Google has provided a unique header, which not only pays homage to […]

Charles River Museum of Industry–Steampunk: Form and Function

| 6th October 2010

[The following is a press release for an event at the Charles River Museum of Industry in Waltham, Massachusetts – Jake] An Exhibition of Innovation, Invention and Gadgetry At The Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation’s new exhibit Steampunk: Form & Function – An Exhibition of Innovation, Invention and Gadgetry, sponsored by Steampuffin (www.steampuffin.com), modern technology […]