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April 2012

SteamUp Festival Vol. III Travel Log Part IV: Photos and Great People

The final installment of my Prague travel log is a massive photo update and a personal “Thank You” to all the people I met and those who made this evening so excellent and memorable (the two groups overlap heavily). First, here are some of the pictures I took: And now …

Happy Birthday, George Takei!

George Takei, a.k.a. Captain Hikaru Sulu, has graced this planet for 75 years today. Apart from being one of the most recognisable sci-fi icons ever, Mr. Takei has also been active in politics. For his work concerning Japanese-US relations, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays …

Weird Friday: Dieselpunk Cthulhu Noir Cabaret

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is once a again time to introduce you to yet another facet of music our subculture has produced. This time, it is dark cabaret with a distinct taste of Dieselpunk and the Cthulhu Mythos to it. Even better: Today’s featured artists are from Mexico City. We …

SteamUp Festival Vol. III Travel Log Part III: No Sleep 'til R'lyeh!

This part of the travel log is particularly hard to begin. I have actually deleted and rewritten the first paragraph several times by now. So what I am doing now is just writing along to get into the flow. When I made my way to Prague, I knew I would …

A tweet by Paleofuture

This came in over night via Twitter. It is too good not to share. Predicting the future… “cartoons, westerns and love stories will still constitute the predominant hits of the twenty-first century” (1982) — Matt Novak (@paleofuture)

Steampunk Market in London This Saturday

Hello all you people lucky enough to live in easy travelling distance to London. There is something big, rather huge coming your way: So, be there or be not on the (Market) Square. I never miss an opportunity for a lame pun.

The European Steampunk Convention Fundraiser! Help! 20 Days left!

The fundraiser for the European Steampunk Convention has less than 20 days left and there is still a long way to go. To be fair, we overestimated the amount of money we needed, but not by a lot. Right now, though, paying for the goodies will eat up the money …

SteamUp Festival Vol. III – Travel Log Part 2: Unused Wrist-Band

As I said in the previous installment of the travel log, when I arrived, there were about 100 people already there. Most of them were also dressed up steampunk-style, most of the others were either goths or metal-heads. So, do you know how many people live in the Czech Republic? …

SteamUp Festival Vol. III – Travel Log Part 1: The Video

On the 14th of April 2012 (i.e. yesterday), I made my way to the beautiful city of Prague to attend the SteamUp Festival Vol. III at the Hoodoo Music Club. Getting there was just a tiny bit of an adventure itself, I took the long-range express bus: It was far …