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August 2012

European Steampunk Convention Support Raffle – Spread the word!

Please share and tweet this! The time of the European Steampunk Convention is fast approaching and our friends from the Golden Gear Forum in Spain have come up with a brilliant idea: A Raffle. The raffle prizes are: A dress for ladies and a coat and waistcoat for gentlemen. I …

An image from the surface of Mars

I simply glad to share this, it just came in via our friends at NASA. The MSL has taken this magnificent and inspiring image on the surface of Mars. This is how its surrounding looks like. Desolate, but eerily picturesque:

Ad Astra Neil Armstrong! Your memory lives on forever!

Neil Armstrong, a hero of the 20th century, a living legend, the first man to walk on the moon has passed on. And it is rare a quote from the Hávamál is as fitting as it is here: Cattle die, kinsmen die you yourself die; I know one thing which never …

Review: Sunday Driver UK – The Mutiny

Another Steampunk album, another different style, another work I cannot complain about. This time it is The Mutiny by Sunday Driver UK, one of the more prominent bands in the Steampunk scene. Where to start? The Mutiny is a beautiful and very atmospheric album. It conjures visions of a slightly alternative …

A disturbing glimpse into a more cyberpunk future

Like it or not, I think an encounter like the one below is not so unrealistic as some would like or hope. I guess the short film hits the nail on the head: A stalker/player of this kind could easily be a reality once Google Goggles go through several iterations:

More amazing art by James Ng

Well, what can I say, this is already the third time I feature the art of the most amazing James Ng on this blog, but what choice do I have? His great body of work simply keeps delighting and surprising me. It would be a real shame not to display …

A Tesla Museum!

My friends and fellow conspirators over at the gatehouse have already blogged about it and now I also finally come round to promoting this wonderful project: Operation “Let’s build a Goddamn Tesla Museum” How much more worthy could a Steampunk/Teslapunk project be, if I may ask. It is hardly conceivable. …

H.P. Lovecraft

Cult Worship Post: Happy Birthday, Mr. Lovecraft

H.P. Loveceraft would have been 122 today, so all cultists pay homage to him this day. Mr. Lovecraft, your followers await your glorious return on the day the stars become right again!

The Non-Euclidean Æthercast: Steampunk Projects and the Mars Rover Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:10 — 18.3MB) | EmbedThe last podcast before I go to Vienna for the European Steampunk Convention. It was recorded under somewhat unusual circumstances on-the-fly while I was trudging through the part of western Germany to which the railway came last. And …