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May 6 - May 12, 2013
Airship Ambassador Interview with author Patricia Eimer
'Tai Chi Hero' Blu-ray Dated and Detailed, the sequel to steampunk martial arts film 'Tai Chi Zero' hits Blu-Ray shelves on July 2
Review - Lord Kelvin's Machine by James Blaylock
Why steampunk cons can be confusing for genre authors by Jay Lake
Steampunk LEGO at the Master Builder Academy , coming in July
Pre-order "Rise", a Lantern City illustrated novel, the epic beginning of the Lantern City story
Read "Gyre World", a serialized web novel, written by sister and brother team of Eve Forward and Bob Forward. A saga of love, death, magic, and mechanical energy.
Read "Discovering Aberration ", written by S.C. Barrus. New chapter every Tuesday.
Interview with Thomas Willeford, by Emilie P. Bush
Geek Mom review of Vintage Tomorrows
Costume - Steampunk Wonder Woman
New Game - City of Steam, a free browser based game
April 29 - May 5, 2013
Airship Ambassador Interview with author Candace Haven
Blog - Radical Dirigibles- Black Socialists, Anarchists, Reformers and Airships, by P. Djeli Clark
Blog - The Nine Novels That Defined Steampunk, by Johnathan Greyshade. Would these be your same choices?
Art - BATTLE OF THE NUTS Steampunk Edition, by Ram Mallari JR (ironheartram) at DeviantArt
Review - Wars of Other Men, by John R. White
Art - Steampunk Tardis Interior, by Andrew Colunga at DeviantArt
April 22 - April 28, 2013
Meet Your Con Host: Kory Doyle of Clockwork Alchemy
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2013 Reader's Choice Awards by Steampunk Chronicle
Sculpture - Mansarius Victorian Computer by United Geekdom of GNU/Linux
Blog - Beyond French Steampunk: Multiculturalism with Maurice Grunbaum
Indiegogo - Steampunk Doncaster, bringing a Steampunk Festival to a creatively deprived area of the UK and build upon it, year on year, to make it a tourist attraction too.
Art - Steampunk Krakow in color, by SammaeL89 on deviantart.com
Art - various airships by Jaros?aw Ja?nikowski
Steampunk barbecue locomotive, the original Russian article
Steampunk barbecue locomotive, the Google English translations
April 15 - April 21, 2013
‘Tai Chi Hero’ Poster Shows Off the Film’s Villain, the sequel to Tai Chi Zero opens April 26 in the United States
SteamPunk Magazine 9 – Pre-Order, This long-awaited issue is our thickest yet, coming in at 118 pages of mad science, history, interviews, fashion, and fiction!
Gaslight Gathering updates Panelist list, May 3-5, 2013, San Diego, California
Russian Steampunk -The 4th installment of the Aniway Steampunk Party, The Traveler's Steampunk Blog covers the fourth Russian steampunk event.
Kickstarter - Teramyyd: Earthsphere, An epic steampunk/fantasy/monster-fighting game of aeronautical questing! Battle sky pirates or become one in the world of Teramyyd. Ends May 13th.
Kickstarter - Steampunk Card Game! TWISTED SKIES, a fun and exciting card game set in the Steampunk Multiverse! Ends April 27th.
Lady Froggy Steampunk Gatling Gun for Dainty Death Dealing, "While there are plenty of manly steampunk weapons out there, there aren’t too many for the ladies. The Lady Froggy aims to change that."
Kickstarter - Web Series Dirigible Days Announces Comic Book Sequel, Dirigible Days is now planning their next adventure in the form of a comic book! Our plan is to produce a limited run of a 32-36 page graphic novel by Spring or Summer 2014.
The Most Atmospheric Steampunk Video Games
Enter as Miss Steampunk 2013, Miss Steampunk (MSP) is not a beauty pageant; rather it is a contest of communication skills, costuming, creativity, dexterity, and beauty. Anyone attending Up in the Aether: The Steampunk Convention may enter to compete. To be crowned at the Up in the Aether: The Steampunk Convention.
April 8 - April 14, 2013
Dark Beauty Magazine ISSUE 19 - Steampunk ’13, the 3rd Annual Steampunk issue, 184 pages, Brian Kesinger, Greg Desiatov, Patrice “Pit” Hubert, Jennifer Haggerty, The Adventures of the League of Steam and many others!
Kickstarter - SteamPunk Playing Cards: Visions of Class Strife, Visions of Class Strife is a deck of poker cards with a steampunk theme. But you’re getting more than a deck of cards. This project has beautiful artwork and interesting characters, but above all it has a story. Ends May 5th.
Kickstarter - TINKER: A Steampunk Adventure Series, Prepare for a high-flying steampunk adventure in this sci-fi fantasy about the Tinkers, a father daughter team of genius mechanics who live in the overpopulated city of San Francisco. Ends April 29th
Indigogo - Progress - Gothic Steampunk Web Series, In a parallel timeline, Victorian England has a steam-powered Internet and Jack the Ripper posts his crimes on Wikileaks. Ends April 26th
Nova Albion announces Museum Exhibitors, The convention is April 26-28, Santa Clara , CA
April 1 - April 7, 2013
See Art Donovan's updated website, Amazing new steampunk lamps, including The Grand Master. Steampunk Pendant Device and Siddhartha Pod Steampunk Lantern
Steampunk Originals: Volume 3 - Call for Writers, Artists, and Comic Creators , This steampunk-themed comic anthology ( published by Arcana [arcana.com]) is open to stories of all tones and art of all styles.
See the artwork of David Delamare
The Lazarus Machine Brings New Life to Steampunk Characters"Aside from being a fast paced Steampunk mystery, The Lazarus Machine by Paul Crilley is a who’s who of Victorian England."
The Euro Steam Con - Theme by Dominik.Svoboda, always worth a listen
Divine Decadence in Somerset, NJ, April 26-28th, a Steampunk-inspired 3 day festival of avant garde performances, bands, writers, artists, vendors, costuming, and more.
Sculpture - Steampunk Vacuum Pressure Cylinder Lamp, a working lamp sculpture by Neil Morrison.
Art - Steampunk Portal: The Gentry Turret, by Lisa Rye (Risachantag) on deviantart.com
March 25 - March 31, 2013
Oz and Steampunk Colliding on Free Comic Book Day, Arcana releases The Steam Engines of Oz.
Terror Of The Skies! How To Play The New Airship Pirates Board Game. , Abney Park's new board game goes on sale April 6th.
Steamgoth in a nutshell (4 of 6).- Occultism: The Forbidden Wisdom , Victorian society was open to the occult and secret societies flourished.
THE MAKING OF A STEAMFUNK MOVIE: Pt. 1, the Crew, Balogun Ojetade talks about how making a steampunk movie, or any movie, is a collaborative venture.
Steampunk at Gettysburg: Five rules for surviving a steampunk convention
Steampunk at Gettysburg brings an alternative reality to life
March 18 - March 24, 2013
Video - PSY - "GANGNAM STYLE" PARODY - STEAMPUNK STYLE , by Thomas Willeford & Sarah Hunter at Brute Force Studios
Art - Steampunk Batman by AxelMedellin, on Renderosity
The Blackburn Gaslight Adventures-Arc 2 part 3 Arachnophobia, listen to the next audio adventure.
5 Reasons You’ll Be Talking About Steampunk in 2013, The authors of the new book 'Vintage Tomorrows' break it down for TIME
March 11 - March 17, 2013
Art - Steampunk:The Warlords of the Air by Paul Francis, on Renderosity
Art - Steam by SeanE, on Renderosity
Decimononic 2012 Interview Compilation, on Renderosity
Time to vote in the Steampunk Chronicle Awards, registration required. Runs through April 12
Steampunk Magazine #9 due out soon, targeting the end of March/beginning of April, 2013
Steampunk Magazine #10 accepting submissions, looking for fiction, essays, manifestos, how-tos (both fashion and tech), illustrators, and interviewers
Exhibition Hall #25 is released, Cover by Brad W. Foster, convention reviews, Lilith Saintcrow's The Iron Wyrm Affair, and more!
Blog - Etimology: Steampunk or Steampunker? , is it correct the use of the word steampunker to refer to people? Steampunk or Steampunker, and why?
Steampunk Superhero Ensembles , cosplayers re-imagining heroes and villains
Download Steampunk League Alpha 0.2, First build to be posted! They are waiting for your feedback!
Steampunk cyborgs in new Bioshock Infinite trailer, First build to be posted! They are waiting for your feedback!
Issues of eSteampunk, stories and artwork
March 4 - March 10, 2013
Send Steamcon organizer Diana Vick to Paris!, Just as Diana supports the community with one of the largest steampunk conventions in the world, she could use some support as she heads to Paris for her big 5-0
YouTube - New trailer for Lantern City
Review of Madison Ballet's Dracula,
Penguin Group acquires world English rights to The Cinder Spires by Jim Butcher, "At the Reddit AMA a few months ago, Jim said, “It’s kinda League of Extraordinary Gentlemen meets Sherlock meets Hornblower. "
Queen Victoria’s Floating Garden of Secrets and Natural Wonders, a dystopian steampunk operetta, Queen Victoria II, sky pirates, and mermaids
Artist Spotlight: Frenchy and the Punk Put the "Punk" in Steampunk,
Photos from "Steampunk 201: Adult Workshop" at the Madison Children's Museum,
Kickstarter - The Artifice Club, A Steampunk Arts Coalition, seeking to become a 501(c)(3) Arts Organization to support art & events everywhere.
Blog - Sounding Steampunk, "Getting the right blend of period language and accessibility can be tricky."
Blog - Steampunk Update, Part 2—Old & New Cogs in the Steampunk Machine, by John DeNardo, discussing old and new books to the reading list
Blog - Steampunk Update, Part 3—Mash-Ups and More, by John DeNardo, mentioning new books and new mash-ups being used
New game in development - The Steampunk League, Tesla and friends race around the world to retrieve a stolen invention.
Photos from Wild Wild West Steampunk Conference 2013
Art - Stopover by Jean_C, on Renderosity
Art - Stereograph by Glas, on Renderosity
Art - Arcanum by Brandi, on Renderosity
February 25 - March 3, 2013
Dark Beauty Magazine seek submissions for their 3rd Annual Dark Beauty Magazine Steampunk issue out in April 2013, "If you are interested in featuring your fashion, weapons, gadgets, jewelry and other amazing air quality steampunk goodies we are more than excited to share it with our readership this April. Content is due March 15th, send [it] to us"
Lessons from a Clockwork Queen, a charming clockwork short story by Megan Arkenberg
Indiegogo - Modo: Ember's End, by Arthur Slade, A stand-alone, steampunk-infused graphic novel set in the Wild West. Inspired by the bestselling series: The Hunchback Assignments. Ends April 11
New Site - Your Dandy, a new blog highlighting steampunk dandy fashions
Cover & Synopsis: “Fiddlehead” by Cherie Priest
A Close Look at the Upcoming Steampunk Web Series "Crypto-Historians"
Blog - Japanese Steampunk!: An interview with Kenny Creation and Luke Chaos
February 11 - February 17, 2013
Gearworld: The Borderlands, "a game of negotiation, conquest, and construction for two to four players! Players compete to gain the favor of the Sky People for their tribe of scavengers in a post apocalyptic landscape. "
Cloud Orchid Magazine 02-1 Steampunk Issue , with coverage of Teslacon Fashion Show
February 4 - February 10, 2013
Check out the new steampunk book site, Steampunk Coffee Time Romance
Michael Moorcock's The Warlord of the Air is reprinted and available
Review - The Warlord of the Air on TG Daily
Review - The Warlord of the Air By Steampunk Scholar
Read the novelette - The Lady Astronaut of Mars by Mary Robinette Kowal, it's her gift to us on her 44th birthday
Seven Sites That "We Must Share" into the Brass Babel by Negr O Inmunsapa
Dreaming in Gears, a new fantasy steampunk RPG
Top 10 bands from Steampunk, by Louder Than War
Cloud Orchid Magazine 02-1 Steampunk Issue, with coverage of the Teslacon Fashion Show
January 28 - February 3, 2013
Steampunk Spider Vampbrace Raffle!, Ian Finch-Field is raffling off his steampunk spider bracer! 100 tickets available at $10 each. The winner will be drawn on Feb, 05 2013
MYSTER GUEST CONTEST! BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY WEBCOMIC, This week's page will have a guest who was drawn in. The first three people who email with the correct name of that person will receive a signed copy of the first print edition (Chapter One).
Steampunk Events for February 2013 over on Tor.com
Coverage by Conselho Steampunks of the Steamcon 2013 convention in Brazil (not to be confused with Steamcon held in Bellevue, Washington, USA)
Review of Her Royal Majesty’s Steampunk Symposium 2013 by Dark Cargo
Check out the new steampunk forum, "Welcome to Steampunk"
January 21 - January 27, 2013
Pure Steam Campaign Setting—Beta Playtest PDF , a steampunk campaign setting compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Download the free PDF.
Released - Tai Chi 0 - DVD, "TAI CHI 0 tells the story of Yang Luchan, a young genius who, tired of being picked on, travels to Chen Village to learn the art of Tai Chi. Luchan finds out the hard way that it is forbidden for a villager to teach an outsider. But when a frightening army of steampunk soliders bearing strange machines shows up, the villagers must trust this strange outsider with the knowledge of Tai Chi."
Tai Chi 0 - also on Blu-Ray
Steampunk Hits the Mainstream! (Again)
New website launches for the Clockwork Alchemy convention
Steampunk Chronicle's Reader's Choice Awards Nominations are now open, nominate your favorites in a variety of categories.
Follow Tokyo Steampunk Society on Facebook
Watch Tokyo Steampunk's trailer for Steam Garden 4 "Celtic Fantasy"
Watch the trailer for The Crypto-Historians, a new steampunk webseries about a brave, unorthodox, and secret band of historians who use the time travel secrets of Nikola Tesla and H.G. Wells to protect humanity from events that threaten to destroy the temporal security of our world.
January 14 - January 20, 2013
James P. Blaylock releases The Aylesford Skull, a new steampunk novel which again pits Professor Langdon St. Ives against his nemesis, Dr. Ignacio Narbondo
The Time Traveler’s Almanac–Call for Submissions, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, coeditors of the World Fantasy Award and British Fantasy Award winning anthology The Weird, are pleased to announce a call for submissions for a new mega-reprint anthology.
Steamcon V announces S. M. Stirling as the Author Guest of Honor, author of Peshawar Lancers
Steamcon V announces Brian Kesinger as the Artist Guest of Honor, creator of "Tea Girls"
IBM algorithm predicts steampunk to be the fashion wave of the (retro) future , "IBM ... has predicted that steampunk will emerge as a major fashion trend in 2013. Based on analysis of over half a million posts on message boards, social media and news sites, and blogs, IBM expects steampunk to to “bubble up and take hold” of the retail industry."
IBM's article about the Social Sentiment Index, the IBM Social Sentiment Index aggregates and gauges public opinion from a range of social media.
Forbes talks about IBM's prediction about steampunk, "IBM, which calls steampunk a “New Retail Trend in the Making.”"
Storify reports on IBM's prediction
"Trend Spotting" article using steampunk as an example, "smart retailers are using sentiment analysis and social listening to keep one step ahead of trends as they develop – identifying which trends have staying power, when to act on them, and how to use them to their best advantage."
Steampunk DIRIGIBLE DAYS EP 4 - "Hierophant Unbound", "Dirigible Days" is a mini web series that follows the airship S.S. Beatrix as they transport a shady lawman and his dangerous prisoner from the Cult of Cthulhu.
Fundraiser for steampunk artist Matt Silva for a Faceoff audition, Matt had decided to audition for the show FACEOFF! on SyFy and needs to raise funds for the audition tape and process. Ends Jan 25th.
James P. Blaylock talks "On Steampunk", one of the founding writers writes about the origins of steampunk.
Ethics - steampunk and consumerism, Beyond Victoriana writes about " the contradictions of steampunk subculture that will become more apparent with the rise of mainstream consumerism"
Steampunk's Rising Popularity: How to Take Advantage of the Hottest 'New' Trend,Austin Sirkin writes about the probabilites of the coming steampunk product boom
Vintage Tomorrows is released, futurist Brian David Johnson and cultural historian James Carrott offer insights into what Steampunk?s alternative history says about our own world and its technological future.
Video review - Steampunk Tarot
Steampunk Originals: Volume 3 is open for submissions, a 100 page anthology of short comics centered around the theme of 'Steampunk'. The Deadline for finished comics is Monday, May 20th.
Check out the new page for Steampunk India
Review - Steam Mole by Dave Freer, on Steampunk Canada, about part two of the adventures of Tim Barnabas and Clara Calland from the first novel Cuttlefish.
Read - Cuttlefish, In an alternate 1953 dominated by coal power and the British Empire, Clara Calland and her mother embark on a treacherous journey toward freedom in Westralia aboard a smugglers' submarine pursued by spies and soldiers.
Read - The Steam Mole, In an alternate Australia dominated by coal power and the British empire, Clara and Tim arrive in the rebel republic of Westralia, where people are nocturnal and live underground, burrowing with machines called steam moles.
Blog - Adding a Multicultural Touch to Steampunk Without Being an Insensitive Clod
Blog - Racist Things Steampunks Are Not Immune To: Looking for Other People's Hurt To be Offended By
Steampunk interest - Cargo-carrying airship ready for first flight
Check out "Voidships", a multi-media steampunk world where Tesla invented anti-gravity. The directors invite your involvement
January 7 - January 13, 2013
Watch "The Wheel", by John Roberts. This whimsical, visually imaginative tale concerns a dutiful young man, fated to maintain a large wheel that balances the entire world — and his rebellious sister who is determined to tempt that fate.
Blog - THE STATE OF STEAMFUNK!, a chat with one of the contributing authors and one of the Co-Editors of the Steamfunk! anthology
Interest - The Gigantic Aeroscraft Is Ready, a new type of rigid aircraft. It's not a blimp, and it's not an airplane, but this thing has the potential to alter the way we understand travel and completely change military transportation.
Blog - Interview with Balogun Ojetade , author of Moses: the Chronicles of Harriet Tubman, a steampunk take on the legend herself.
Review - Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear , by Dr. Mike Perschon, The Steampunk Scholar
Watch "Steampunk" by Off Book, PBS Arts, Featuring Joey Marsocci aka Dr Grymm, Third Rail Projects, Composer David Bruce, and the Ensemble ACJW.
Galileo Games to release The Ministry RPG, a steampunk character-driven RPG of action and adventure. Based on the book series, The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences
Android Game - Steampunk Racing 3D, In the realm of steampunk racing domination and destruction is a way of life.
Read - Tales of New Babbage By Citizens of New Babbage, New Babbage is a series of magnetic impulses imprinted on a set of disks in a nameless data center, running Linden Labs’ Second Life protocol. These are their stories.
Watch - The Chronicles Of Professor Elemental - Episode 1 'Discovery' , A Steampunk Chap Hop Comedy in 3 Parts
Watch - The Chronicles Of Professor Elemental - Episode 2
Watch - The Chronicles Of Professor Elemental - Episode 3
Watch - The Extraordinary Contraptions, Prelude to the Nocturnis, the first studio music video
The Blackburn Gaslight Adventures: Arc 2 Part 1: Arachnophobia, Written and Post-Produced by A. J. Clarkson, Produced by Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard and A. J. Clarkson
Watch - Lady Has Bustle (Baby Got Back parody video)
Review - Teslacon III
Gadget - Victorian Retro Phone Handset, The Victorian Retro Handset requires no setup whatsoever and is compatible with any phone that has a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Fundraiser - Sequence a Science Fiction Writer, Jay Lake is an award-winning American author of ten science fiction novels and over 300 short stories. He is also one of more than a million Americans who have colon cancer. We're trying to raise funds to allow Jay to have whole genome sequencing.There is a small possibility that the results of such a test, which is more comprehensive than conventional genetic testing of tumors, may suggest a treatment path that Jay's doctor's may not have considered, and that could be life saving.
Kickstarter - Cowboys & Engines, An epic western steampunk adventure starring The Totally Rad Show's JEFF CANNATA & Star Trek's WALTER KOENIG. Zeppelins. Rockets. Steam-powered robots. It’s 1876, and Cade Ballard is trying to get to Mars. Ends March 9
Nomination - Gilded by Karina Cooper, for January 2013's RT Seal of Excellence, "Cherry St. Croix lives a double life as a bounty collector in London's foggy, crime-ridden Below and as a well-to-do miss in London's Above"
Watch - WINTER by DRACHENFLUG, New German Steampunk Music Video
Watch - To Kill A Princess (steampunk web series), It's the Royal New Year's Eve Gala and the Princess Ruby is to meet her latest eligible bachelor set up for her aid, Rose.
Watch - O'Reilly Webcast: Vintage Tomorrows - Steampunk or Victorian Science Fiction , a fascinating webcast presented by futurist Brian David Johnson and cultural historian James Carrott
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