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Euro Steam Con I – Spread the Word

So here it is, the idea of a European Steampunk Convention. Since a lot of things are happening on the other side of the Atlantic and some decent events have taken place in Britain, it is about time something major happens in continental Europe. Thus far, conventions and meet-ups have …

Atompunk – Closing the Punk Gap

Over two years ago now, I was musing over what I perceived as a Punk Gap. Back then, I also observed the time period of the gap was dominated by the Space Race. Now I have learned this punk gap has been closed and the Space Race is a major …

The Secret Police is hard at work

Where do I start… A few days ago I was cruising through the ætherweb like I usually do and found another place I thus far had not been to before. I will also not return there. Among other things, Steampunk as a fashion and life style was discussed and there …

Steampunk Poland – Pierwsze sprawozdanie

Right, I did not expect to get a response so quickly but this only increases my joy. Today Daily Steampunk welcomes the first Polish and first female guest blogger, Anna from Warsaw who responded to my call for contributions from Polish Steampunks. Even better, there may be a second opinion …

Guinness goes Steampunk

A rather random and fun photo I took in a local pub and I thought I share it with you: I guess this is based on an actual early model of steampowered harvesting machine, but the armchair on top lends such a delicious “slightly mad inventor” element to it.

Alternative History – True Alternatives

In many ways, Steampunk fiction is often a kind of alternative history setting. Basically 1890’s tech sci-fi. I mentioned this before, the alternative history ends at the tech level in many cases. You still get the usual global players of the day: The British Empire France The German Empire The …

It's International Steampunk Day

Today is international Steampunk Day and it is really easy to participate: …dress up like Steampunk Characters, watch steampunk movies, play steampunk video games, read steampunk books and just bask in the glory that is the steampunk genre. So bust out your goggles and your ray guns, your felt vests …

Tribulations of the Waistcoat Wearer

Summer is once again almost upon us and this year we have already had quite a hot April in these parts. However, mornings are still quite chilly so I need something to keep the chill of on my way to the station. My preferred method, i.e. Garment of choice, is …

Steampunk subculture field research

During the third meeting of the Club of Bavarian Gentlemen we discussed a number of things and we discovered that most of us had some connection to the Goth scene. We also had made very similar observations regarding the development of the scene. Right now there seems to be a …