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Gatehouse Gazette #11

What a beautiful day, despite the fact that there is fresh snow, and loads of it, outside. The newest issue of the Gatehouse Gazette was released today and it is once again a collection of excellent essays. This issues topic is Victorientalism, which is a blend between Victorean (fo the …

George Mann – Ghosts of Manhattan

I was once again lucky enough to be able to do a pre-release review of a most excellent novel, Ghosts of Manhattan: After having done a review on Lavie Tidhar’s The Bookman I was eager to see how Ghosts of Manhattan would measure up against it. At first I was …

More Steampunk Beauty

Once again I have to find, to my delight, that Steampunk is really a subculture for people with an eye for beauty, as this image amply shows: Coming out of the Goth scene myself, I find even more visual beauty in Steampunk than in Goth, quite remarkable in deed. But …

Another Zeppelin Image

In the good tradition of this blog, here’s another Zeppelin image I recently found on the Ætherweb: If someone could tell me, what the name of the artist is, I would be most grateful. On a completely different note: Today is the day when back in 1922 Nosferatu´, this early …

Found on Clockworker – Steampunk Icons

My friends over at Clockworker have found a Steampunk Icon Set by qubstudio, you can use it to Steampunk your desktop. I guess it only works for Windows systems *sigh*. Just click on the image belwo to start the Download.

Cthulhu Steampunk Necklace

Another random webfind. It is amazing to see, how much overlap there is between the lovecraftian Mythos and Steampunk. Granted, the quest against Cthulhu and his (its?) minions is a worthy quest for a group of bold steampunk adventurers and scholars. So here is this marvelous piece of jewelry, my …

Steampunk Lego Action Set

As a Steampunk who is about to be a father, I am delighted to find this: The only downside is, this is obviously a mock-up. There is, yet, no actual Steampunk-themed series of playsets produced by Lego. But who knows… They have taken on Star Wars, maybe they branch out …

The Wolfman – Watch it!

Yesterday I went to watch this movie: And I can recommend it to all classic horror and Steampunk enthusiasts out there. The atmosphere is excellent, a rotting Victorian family, plagued by a course, forbidde love, insanity… Psychotropic landscapes (i.e. thunder, lightning and rain when it is appropriate). The movie is …

May I introduce you to…

There is a hauntingly strange and beautiful site on the ætherweb called Parliament & Wake. I can wholeheartedly recommend it. But please be warned. It is not for the casual traveller of the ætherweb, as it contains haunting and engaging knowledge of strange people, places and artifacts. The bold traveller …

Steampunk Kiwis and a brilliant image

Well then, what can I say… My fellow Steampunks on the other side of the globe are making their presence felt and have organised the First New Zealand’s Steampunk Fashion Show. It is organised by Fabiana Bronte, please visit her at Steampunk Empire and leave a note. I wonder if …