Currently browsing

February 2011

And today's featured article in the Wikipedia… (Part III)

Ah, how great it is to visit the Wikipedia in the morning and find the following featured article on the main page: Frederick III, German Emperor The little royalist Steampunk in me rejoyces!

Crossovers

It has been a while now since I posted something Cthulhu Mythos related. This is an almost unbearable situation. Fortunately, this post concerns the Mythos, this makes the situation more bearable. Back in the early 1990’s when I read H.P. Lovecraft for the first time (I was in my late …

J.W. Kinsey's Artifice – Steampunk Masterpieces

Hiding out there in the depth of the ætherweb are a number of places offering various services for steaming up one’s abode, as I have noted here before. I am always surprized what I manage not to find, since jewels and complete treasure troves keep appearing in my ætherbox. Which …

Doctor Monocle encore, webfinds and æthermails

This is another one of those posts that should have happened weeks ago. I mentioned Doctor Monocle in my post on Steampunk on Tumblr and was contacted by John Theesfeld, the mastermind behind Doctor Monocle. He kindly informed me there was not only the Tumblr blog but also Doctor Monocle …

Taking it to work

Yesterday the first meeting of the Club of the Bavarian Gentlemen was held. I was quite pleasantly surprized by the event and am already looking forward to the next club meeting in March. Cthulhu willing, I will be able to participate. There will be more on the meeting later on …

Iron Grip: Marauders, play it now!

Well, this is exciting news: My favourite Steampunk-themed online strategy game, come to think of it, my favourite online strategy game, period, has left the closed beta and is now in open beta. Iron Grip: Marauders awaits you! Join the fight! It features smooth gameplay, magnificent graphics, truely awesome units …

A collection turning into a uniform

Right, I am a self-confessed Zeppelin aficionado and I have a nice if rather small collection of Zeppelin paraphrenalia. In particular it appears small compared to the amounts of material collected by my friend Luftschiffharry (you find him in my links to the right). In any case, I am now …

Things are taking shape

When I started this blog more than two years ago, I did not even know whether or not there were any other active Steampunks here in Germany. Then it seemed like southern Germany was pretty devoid of Steampunks and now things are moving quite fast and the community is taking …

Brasilian Steampunk Podcast: Steamcast

My friends over at Clockworker brought my attention to this most excellent Brasilian Video Podcast, Steamcast: SteamPunk ~ SteamCast ~ Interview with James Ng (Português/English) from Conselho SteamPunk on Vimeo. For one thing, I have thus far not reported about anything happening steampunkwise in South America, and now I can …

Sneak Peek: The Art of Steampunk

Following up on my recent review of Art Donovan’s excellent The Art of Steampunk, I am happy to share some art taken from the book with you. Yes, this is a sneak peek into the volume and a very small one in deed. The complete book is full with photographs …