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September 2010

Lady Mechanika

Famed comic artist Joe Benitez who has worked on such titles as JLA, Superman/Batman and Titans for DC Comics and titles like The Darkness and Weapon  Zero for Image Comics is currently working on a new and singularly interesting series of comics, Lady Mechanika. Credit for the discovery goes to …

A Steampunk Game in the early Stages

Just yesterday I was contacted by Mister Joel Carlson, asking whether I could feature the Steampunk game he is developing on my blog. SInce you are now reading this article, you can probably guess the answer… The game in question is The central character, Dusty Sprocket, is the sheriff in …

Today in 1983

In an amazing example of rational and clear thinking, Stanislav Petrov judged a missle warning reporting a nuclear attack by the USA on the USSR as a false alarm, which it was. If it had not been for then-Lieutenant colonel Petrov, the Soviets would very likely have launched a „retaliatory“ …

Nuclear Tourism

Just an odd note from the anals of the early nuclear tests in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s: During the very early days of the Cold War, it was possible, to watch the nuclear tests in the Nevada Desert close up. Quite a few people obviously took the opportunity: …

Steampunk Theater in Prague

My friend Anja is currently travelling around the Czech Republic and has sent the following photo: Could someone please tell me what this advertisement is all about? Is it a play or an exibition? Something steampunk is happening in Prague, it appears and I would like to know more about …

More Steampunk Interior Design

This one comes in through my friend and former colleague from my Games Workshop Days, Jens. So there are more companies offering Steampunk interiors for their customers. In this particular case, the company in question is Because We Can, they specialize in custom furniture and interior design. Their range is …