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A Steampunk Tarot Deck

To a lot of Steampunks a little bit of mysticism is part of the style. After all, seances and occult secret societies were rather en vogue in Victorian times. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was founded in the late 1880’s and Aleister Crowley took his first steps towards …

Steampunk Cyborg Anatomy

In Lavie Tidhar’s Camera Obscura, one of the protagonists is the Marquis de Sade. In the novel, he is a stempunk cyborg. And Steampunk Cyborg is the keyword which brings me to today’s piece of art: The Steamunk Spine A chest is attached, too. Sort of. Now this is something …

Abney Park needs our help! Spread the word!

Hello everybody! This is important, Abney Park needs our help! Although Abney Park is famous and revered in the Steampunk scene, but if you take a look at the big picture, they have a rather fanatic but small fan community. Obviously, this means they are nowhere near as affluent as …

Steampunk and Steampunks in Southern Germany

This entry is targeted specifically at my readers who live or spend a lot of time in southern Germany or can easily get there. As it seems, the scene in southern Germany is taking on some shape now. Today I met up with Ela, a reenacter who has discovered her …

Help a fellow Steampunk (and please retweet)

Hello all. This is important, a fellow Steampunk is in need so let’s all band together and help him out. So this is what it is all about: The gentleman on the right is, Jordan. He’s not only a great guy with a wife and kid, but he also runs …

Steampunk on Etsy

Well, a few posts ago I was talking about all the æthermails I receive inviting me to check out one shop or the other on Etsy, a site I do not really visit. So, after some thought I went over and looked into it. I was not looking for Steampunk …

Steampunk on Tumblr and The Dark Side

This entry has a light side and a dark side and both concern readers’ feedback. I have on a number of occasions mentioned wonderful people who write to me, send links, share their ideas and make writing this blog a lot more fun. The latest two of these are Sarah …

Review: Man-Made Monsters by Dr. Bob Curran

Thanks to a strange coincidence, as noted before, I was able to review a book which concerns itself with a topic related to my essay in the issue 15 of the Gatehouse Gazette. The book in question is Man-Made Monsters: A Field Guide to Golems, Patchwork Soldiers, Homunculi, and Other …

Steampunks congregate to Waltham, Massachusetts

And once again it hurts to be on this side of the Atlantic, because there is another excellent Steampunk exhibition in the colonies, pardon me, my age… I mean, of course, the United States. New England, to be more precise and Waltham, Massachusetts to be exact. More details about the …

Obsessive Compulsive Steampunk Hero

Just a quick thought: It has been a while since I read In 80 Days around the World, I must have been around 12 or 13 when I first read it, which is more than 20 years ago. I just recently picked up a free copy via iBooks and I …