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Februar 2012

Spanish Steampunk Convention IV

A very special message from my Spanish friends: Come to the Spanish Steampunk Convention IV in the city Modernist (Art Nouveau) in Barcelona in mid-November 2012. A Convention with European cultural vision and openness. From Narcís Monturiol Ictineu submarine to the  Time Machine by H. G. Wells, a great weekend …

Dimensions – Looks like a Jewel

I just came across this beautiful trailer:     It seems there is some time travel and/or alternate reality involved in this story, maybe it is just something imagined by one of the characters, who can say? In any case, this looks like a hidden jewel of a movie. Anchored …

This Sunday: Edwardian Ball 2012

The esteemed Mark Day dropped me a note this morning, well, just about midmight his time, I think.  In it, he informed me the renowned Edwardian Ball is just about to happen once again! In his own words: Steam-punk goggles and relentless corsetry ahoy! It’s the Edwardian Ball, 2012, at …

The European Steampunk Convention Fundraiser

At long last, the video contributions by Steampunks all across Europe have been brought together and the promotional video for the European Steampunk Convention is complete. The fund raiser has started. Please consider giving your support to this epic project and help make it a very memorable event in deed!

Vintage Monster and Spooky Toys

This is The Great Garloo: It is a classic monster toy, today highly sought after by collectors. It came out in the early 1960’s, when sci-fi movies featuring titanic monsters were at their most popular. Compared to modern toys it looks rather primitive, but in its day it was cutting …

And today in 1940

This came in via one of my favourite Twitter channels: A man in Detmold, Germany, has been fined for insulting his wife, saying she „lies like Churchill“. „The court agreed this went too far.“ — RealTimeWWII (@RealTimeWWII) I could not stop laughing for a minute or two.

Wooly Mammoth filmed in Siberia

Aha! I knew it. In the remote parts of Siberia, the magnificent Wooly Mammoth still roams as it has done for hundreds of thousands of years. Just look at this video, conclusive proof, featured by the renowned scientific magazine THE SUN (no link, thank you): Yes, I know. It is …