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Putting the Steam into STEM (teaser)

This update is just a teaser to a bigger thing that is coming up. It ties in rather nicely with a point I made several blog posts ago concerning Steampunk and education. My good friend Bonsart Bokel of Radio Retrofuture, who is providing me with a lot of input lately, …

The Clockwork Rose, Britain's first Steampunk Bar needs You!

Well look at this: Bristol is getting a Steampunk-themed cocktailbar, hopefully. In order for The Clockwork Rose to actually bloom, blossom and grow, the people behind this most commendable of projects need the support of the community and have started a fundraising site, here. They describe their endeavour thusly: Jump into …

Cross-Post from the Gatehouse Gazette

Hilde Heyvaert, one of my best and oldest friends in the Steampunk scene, has published a most excellent article/rant over at The Gatehouse. With her permission, I am cross-posting it here, because it beautifully captures another one of those weird attitudes you find in our scene. Some people really have …

An Evil Shot of Vodka for Friday

For all you Steampunks with metaphysical inclinations. Those of you who regularly attend seances, here comes the perfect drink to get you into the mood and maybe attract some additional spirits: Find out more on their official blog and website, they are still in the start-up phase, but who knows …

Steampunks for Malala Yousafzai fundraiser! Spread the word!

Support the fundraiser in the spirit of Malala Yousafzai’s work. Go to http://www.indiegogo.com/steampunks-for-malala and donate! http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/Special_Service_Announcement.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:24 — 2.0MB) | EmbedOK, it is good if we all send get-well-soon wishes to Malala who is currently treated in the UK, but it is even …

Adopt a Werewolf Puppy today!

For centuries, self-declared monster hunters have gone out into the dark forests and remorselessly slaughtered members of one of the rarest species on the planet: Werewolves Few people have ever wasted a thought on the fact that some of those beautiful, powerful and magnificent creatures they slew had families of …

Gentlemen need Cocktails!

Well, it took some time but summer has hit. Now it is rather on the warm side outside, in other terms: It is cocktail weather. Under most circumstances, my cocktail of choice is the White Russian, which, coincidentally, has nothing to do with my political stance. If you did not …

Break the Rules, Do Something New, be a Daring Amateur!

The attitude described here by Mr. Keats is so Steampunk: Be an individual, ask your own questions, do your own projects, inflict them on the world! Allow the word to engage you in return! To be inactive would mean to waste a chance to leave a mark. You do not …