Tomorrow I will be attending Morecambe’s Steampunk Festival

| 6 months ago

I have arrived in Morecambe, Lancashire, England.  They are perparing the old railway station, called the Platform, in readiness for the Steampunk Festival.  This is their third year and each evening there will be a Steampunk Ball! For those of you who don’t know, Morecambe is the birthplace of a very famous British comedian, Eric […]

Steampunk -Splendid Day Out -happening in Morcambe in the UK!

| 6 months ago

I am going to this at the end of this month – May, 2016 – and am looking forward to it.  It will be the first ever Steampunk festival I have ever gone to.  I will be taking pictures and blogging about the event. I leave Sydney, Australia on Tuesday this coming week and then […]

Steampunk -Splendid Day Out -happening in Morcambe in the UK!

| 6 months ago

I am going to this at the end of this month – May, 2016 – and am looking forward to it.  It will be the first ever Steampunk festival I have ever gone to.  I will be taking pictures and blogging about the event.I leave Sydney, Australia on Tu…

An Introduction to Art Deco Wall Masks (Part 2)

| 5th March 2014

In the first part of this two part article I provided some information in respect of the immediate background to the vogue for Art Deco wall masks. Here I want to focus upon some of the major manufacturers and specific types of mask any buyer might expect to encounter. I’ll commence with the firm of […]

more present than past or future this time round

| 10th September 2013

If you're anywhere near Lincoln (UK) this weekend, do check out their steampunk celebration!   Isaac Asimov thought that 2014 would be…well…actually, pretty much like it is in 2013.   Considering some steampunky decor? Here's a nice round-up of what people have done.   Morse Code has disappeared from modern society (recent mention from Ylvis […]

Steamstock Chicago — Stirring Steampunk in the Windy City

| 6th August 2013

Salutations from Chicago! On Tuesday, July 23rd, if you had walked down Lincoln Avenue in Chicago’s bustling Lincoln Park, you would have passed the usual college lurking spots for DePaul students. In fact, let us imagine now that you are walking this route, and you are passing the average amount of faux-Irish pubs filled to […]

Fiction Review: Ack-Ack Macaque

| 22nd February 2013

BY GARETH L POWELL Publisher: Solaris Review by Belle Cooper To hear author Gareth L Powell tell it, it all started started quite simply: with a name. It was his job only to find the character and the story that name belonged to. He’s since managed to do so twice, first with a short story […]

The 2013 Modernist Revival – part 1

| 3rd January 2013

I’ve just come back from a seasonal trip to the UK, and I found evidence of a renewed interest in Modernism, Mod culture, and all kinds of artifacts from the Dieselpunk Era. For example, one major brewery (Elgood’s) has been encouraging its pubs to restore their interior furnishings to their original designs – by which, […]

Lord K’s Garage #161: Postwar Buicks

| 30th November 2012

This futuristic concept, drawn by Jo Gault in 1946, could be a Buick: Real postwar Buicks, no less impressive with their beautiful curves, massive fenders and extensive chrome trim, were developed from 1942 models: (via Paul Malon, on Flickr) The 1942 model year began in September 1941. Despite the hardships imposed by lack of materials […]

Lost Souls of the Asylum Now Available

| 3rd October 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 […]