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February 2011

Bon anniversaire Jules!

Steampunk Holiday Jules Verne, arguably the father of the Steampunk genre would have been 183 years today, and with Steampunk technology at his disposal he probably would have made it, too! So raise your glasses and toast to Jules Verne today, one of the greatest authors and visionaries in human …

Tom Slatter's most excellent Spinning the Compass Music Video

Last year, I featured two tracks of Tom Slatter‘s excellent album Spinning the Compass. To my everlasting grief, I missed the release of the video of the title-track until Tom informed me it was out. How embarrassing! Anyway, here is the very Steampunk video of Spinning the Compass. Quite a …

Things to look forward to in 2011

From my vantage point, 2011 could be a most excellent year for Steampunk and Dieselpunk. Just the things I know so far fill my heart with joy and they are only a handfull. There is Art Donovan’s upcoming book The Art of Steampunk. My friend Lavie Tidhar’s Camera Obscura, the …

Art Donovan: The Art of Steampunk – A first glance

Many Steampunks are creative folk. Welding, soldering, sewing, knitting and other arts and crafts are well established in our community. I have myself dabbled in jewelry-making but for me its just a small part of my steampunkness. Among the many who do something are the few who do a lot …

Lovett: Something Steampunk this Way Cometh

Some more music for you: Lovett is going to release the album Highway Collection on March 15th. Still a bit in the future, I know. The reason why I am telling you this: As of today the video Eye of the Storm is available on AOL spinner. The corresponding single …

The Kalinin K-7 Bomber

I guess most of us have heard of and some have even seen the B-17 Flying Fortress and the B-29 Superfortress. Fewer may have heard of the Kalinin K-7. The Kalinin K-7 was an early 1930’s Soviet Russian design for a bomber aircraft with a possible civilian configuaration. As you …