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Justin Bieber goes Steampunk?

Nemo malus felix… I have hardly recovered from this rather drastic bout of influenza, along comes the next thing that send me reeling: Justin Bieber is using steampunk gear in his latest video/photo shoot: The image came to me via æthermail, it is also already making the rounds in the …

Hej, Polsko Steampunks

Jak dowiedzieliśmy sie niedawno, Steampunk jest bardzo EDIT: popularny w Polsce (was, erroniously: popularna w Polska). And because I do not speak Polish (except for a few things like “dzień dobry” and “Piwo prosze”) I had to use Google Translate to get the title and the first sentence. I appologize …

Spam Sites in our Subculture

It had to happen eventually. The professional spammers have discovered the Steampunk section of the æthernet as a source for traffic, customers and what not. As a result, there are now sites on the ætherweb wich have the term Steampunk in the URL, have a design which fits into the …

The Kawaii-Drift of Cthulhu

My friend Nancy Overbury recently posed this question over at her blog: Cthulhu Fans… What happened to all the Evil? A valid question and one that has come up within the Lovecraft Community on a number of occasions. Among others, Chad Fifer, Chris Lackey and Andrew Leman discussed this on …

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 …

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 …

Edwardian Ball Los Angeles 2011

Does this not look great? I really envy the United States (or the whole of North America for that matter) their rather active scene. Right now, the scene is picking up steam here in Europe, too, but it is still a far cry from all that is going on o …

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 …

Happy Airkraken Day!

Happy Airkraken Day everybody! Today is one of the most important holidays in a Steampunk’s life and I actually tried to wear a little steampunk gear in the office. Since I am working for a really respectable company now, my choices were limited. So I settled for an acceptable mix …