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Steampunk Writers Around the World – Teaser!

A long time ago, a cabal of writers from all around the world hatched a plan to write an anthology of Steampunk short stories. Each author would write a story focused on their country of origin and the result would be a truly multi-facetted anthology going beyond the limits of …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #44: Nerdy Hobbies, Cosplay, Teachers, and Cosplaying Teachers

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean44.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:23 — 10.4MB) | EmbedToday’s Non-Euclidean Æthercast is a happy rant about my experiences as a teacher when you teach children who are also gamers and cosplayers. All in all it is a win-win: Pupils are more attentive if they like a …

Steampunk and Happiness – #SteampunkHands 2017 – Part 1

The motto of this year’s Steampunk Hands Around The World is “Steampunk – Making Life better”. Later this week, I will be recording a podcast concerning the topic. In preparation for the podcast, I went through the history of this blog, visited websites I used to visit more frequently when …

Announcement: Steampunk Hands Around the World 2017

Steampunk Hands Around the World is returning for another installment in February 2017 and this year, the participants will be tackling the subject: Steampunk: Making Life Better   This is the Press Release, as released by the head organizer and benelovent dictator, the Airship Ambassador: Steampunk Hands Around the World …

Featured Website: SteampunkArtifacts

It has been a while since I did a proper steampunk-related post on the blog, so I am going to remedy the situation right now by doing a little feature on this website:     SteampunkArtifacts came to my attention via my ætherbox, the owner of the website contacted me …

Gilgamesh and Enkidu wrestling

Oh Great Old Ones, I am writing a Novel!

Lately I have not managed to update this blog as often as I would like to. Apart from the usual reasons of dayjob and family, another thing has crept up: I am actually writing a novel, and this time it is pretty serious. This is actually my second attempt at …

FREAKSHOW – Lies of the Machine’s First Album Is Here! LISTEN!

From beautiful Hungary, the country of my ancestors (some of them, anyway) comes not only one of my favourite Steampunk bands but also one of my favourite bands in general: Lies of the Machine. I have been following Lies of the Machine for some time now and was really excited …

Radio Retrofuture – Steampunk and Skepticism

A few weeks back I had the gentleman, scholar and all-around splendid chap Bonsart Bokel as a guest on my podcast and now we collaborated again. This time, I was a guest on his æthereeb show Radio Retrofuture. We were talking Steampunk and how skepticism fits in there. The short …

The Steampunk Mindset and Teaching – It works!

Modern education has often been criticized for being a bit out of touch with reality and every country seems to have a different kind of problem when it comes to education, pupil motivation and so on. What I hear from the United States at the moment is that everything is …

Andalee Motrenec’s Steampunk Watercolour Art

And here comes another facette of Steampunk that I do not think I have featured on the blog before and that I cannot recall having come across before: Steampunk watercolour art! Case in point, the very talented lady Andalee Motrenec dropped me a message in my Ætherbox, pointing out her …