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June 2011

Shoutout for Brian Dunning

Again it’s skepticism and not Steampunk… I just wanted to give a shoutout for skeptic, educator and all-over great guy Brian Dunning. I have mentioned him here before, he is the host of Skeptoid (click!), one of the finest science podcasts around. In May, Brian gave a presentation of his …

Interview with Lavie Tidhar on the Angry Robot Podcast

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/www.angryrobotbooks.com/podcast/angryrobot_011_110611.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (27.7MB) | Embed  Just wanted to share the following episode of the Angry Robot Podcast, since it is an interview with Lavie Tidhar and not sharing it would be an abomination. I am really looking forward to the release of The Great Game …

Claudia Christian Goes Steampunk

Remember Claudia Christian a.k.a. Commander Ivanova of Babylon 5? She is now involved in a Steampunk project. Yes, you got that right. Another Sci-Fi icon has picked up the Steampunk banner. The project in question is Æther Dancer, an independent production by a crew based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. But …

Dieselpunk hits Reality

This post is brought to you courtesy of Dirk de Beer who wrote to me in response to my Creative Uses for Airships post. I mentioned the need to develop aircraft detection technology real fast and Dirk pointed me towards a site that has splendid examples of just that. To …

TGIF and Fun on Friday

Well, it has been a while since I stated this but today I exclaim: TGIF! And since we all need to have a laugh once in a while I thought I share this little geeky gem with you: Roll a D6 from Connor Anderson on Vimeo. Yes, some role players …

Creative Uses for Airships

As I have already posted over on my German blog, I attended a 1930’s themed party in Munich in April. Among the features of the event was a casino and I actually won enough at the blackjack table for me and my friends to win a bottle of whiskey after …

The Technician – Italian Steampunk Movie

My friends from the Vienna Steampunk Pub Moot have made the following discovery: Yes, it is an Italian Steampunk movie! I wonder if this is going to be a full length feature or something short… Hmmm… I guess I should put myself on the trail of the team behind The …

Steampunk Torah – The Interview

Today is Shavuot, the day God, according to Jewish tradition, gave the Torah to his people assembled at Mount Sinai. Now this was a long time ago and according to common wisdom, Judaism has not changed much… Well, think again. There is a rather active modern Jewish community on the …

Operation Overlord – Both Sides of the Beach

June 6th 1944 – Operation Overlord I guess it would be futile of me, going into great detail about this momentous event. Most of my readers will be familiar with it and have also seen this iconic photograph before: Quite obviously  it is “Into the Jaws of Death” by Robert …

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