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September 2013

EuroSteamCon in Barcelona – Photos

Last weekend, the second instalment of EuroSteamCon took place, and after spending last year in Vienna, I decided to go to Barcelona this year. I did not regret my decision. The people were amazing, the weather was just perfect, and I had the best ham sandwich of my life. All …

First Catalan Steampunk Novel

This is the cover of the first Steampunk novel written in Catalan. I have a rough idea what the plot is about, a most charming lady just explained it to me. I am not saying anything now, because the same lady has offered to provide a synopsis.

Poison Garden – Italian Steampunk Metal

The ætherweb is such a great thing, its waves keep washing endless material to publish on the shores of the diverse sites I use to mingle with my fellow Steampunks, and it was thus I came across this band: Poison Garden (official website) They are a young band, formed in …

First hand historic information

As some of you have undoubtably noticed, I have a thing for history, especially the time of the Dieselpunk and Atompunk epochs (i.e. both World Wars and the Space Race). Luckily for me, this time is very well documented and you can do a lot of research online. However, I …

Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

About two weeks ago, my friend, co-author and soon to be co-(statics, connection lost) Alex from Clockworker pointed me towards Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It sounded intriguing enough to read it in spite of my 50+ books backlist. Ready Player One The book has been out since 2011 …

What is Steampunk to You? – The Introduction

A few weeks ago, my friend Joseph had the idea of creating a video in which Steampunks explained, what Steampunk meant to them. The last thing I know, over 100 Steampunks from more or less everywhere responded to his call for submissions. The actual video will be released later this …

Minutes at the Edge #5: Zombies don't eat Boltzmann Brains

Today’s episode of Minutes at the Edge is all about two bizarre subjects: A virus induced zombie apocalypse and the unlikeliness of even the most long-lived zombie ever being able to devour a Boltzmann Brain. What in the name of R’lyeh it is I am talking about? Well, find out …

Book Feature – Genesis: Book One of The Kingdom Come Series

Synopsis: After a year of laborious solitude and a conflict brought to the doorstep of his father’s house, Jak, a Southlander of meek circumstance, will come to accept the future isn’t set. Through abilities unnerving to any Areht, against enemies rising in every corner of the planet, he’ll be forced …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #20: The Aurelia Experience

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean20.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (14.5MB) | EmbedA few weeks back, I was contacted by the crew behind the collaborative steamfantasy webseries Aurelia – Edge of Darkness. Initially all they wanted was me spreading the word. I have since joined the cast and would not like to miss …

Burning Man, Maker Faire and Beyond

Watch and learn, a very interesting talk and presentation in deed! The bumpy start of the whole thing is particularly charming. Cacophony on Demand: Making Your Own Alternative Culture from Maker Faire on FORA.tv One question remains now: Where can I join the Cacophony Society?