BLOG - Steampunk Renovation Challenge
July 14 - July 20, 2014
Steampunk Shakespeare - Comedy of Errors
Tips on staying safe when modelling outside of events
Game - Steampunk Rally, an upcoming strategy game that incorporates steampunk as more than just a bit of chrome. Using a unique dice-placement mechanic, players take on the roles of famous inventors like Nikola Tesla and Marie Curie constructing fantastical contraptions that make use of steam, heat and electricity in an attempt to win a no-holds-barred race through the Swiss alps! Kickstarter in late 2014
Steampunk Sundays: The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross
Defining Steampunk with Artist Irina Jordan
July 7 - July 13, 2014
Airship Ambassador Interview with Lev AC Rosen, part 2, author of All Men of Genius
Airship Ambassador Interview with Lev AC Rosen, part 3, author of All Men of Genius
Blog - The Story Behind Alessandro Tarabotti's Cover Art , by Gail Carriger
Blog - The Curious Case Covered by Pete Venters
Kickstarter - the Encyclopedia of Steampunk Animals, by Erin Townsend. A coffee-table style art book full of imaginative fusions of organic and mechanic, presented in a fun era-past style.
Kickstarter - Reese and Reeves: A new steampunk novel series, Reese and Reeves takes place in a world where countries have been replaced with time period specific versions. England is now Victoria, a country full of Steampunk elements, stuck in a unending Victorian era. Another example is France, which is now Baroque, a country full of parties and grandeur. Following this theme, we have the United States of America as the States of Era, taking in elements from multiple time periods. As the series goes on, our heroes will visit these countries and more.
Kickstarter - Fire At Will!, players take on the role of airship captains in a civil war era steampunk universe. Players play cards from 6 randomized command decks and play them into action piles in order to score successful shots against their opponent. While speed is important, accuracy is vital - one wrong play could cause your cannon to blow up during the Scoring Phase!
Kickstarter - Westward #8, A steampunk-mystery comic series, Westward follows the ongoing themes of individual achievement and the essence of human happiness. The latest title from Kinetic Press, and writer/illustrator Ken Krekeler. The story is told over the course of 10 issues, played against a Victorian/Deco background of corporate espionage and technological revolution. Westward #8 will be distributed through Diamond in August of 2014. Ends July 31st.
Kickstarter - Steam Wars, OVER 120 pages full color pages, this edition collects issues 1 through 5 of the groundbreaking STEAM WARS series by Fred Perry. Ends August 2nd.
Review: The Return of the Discontinued Man - Mark Hodder 2014
Upcoming “Steampunk” Movies for 2014
Review - Ether Frolics by Paul Marlowe
Listen - Journey into Space, Part 1, by Steve Turnbull
Listen - Journey into Space, Part 2
Listen - Journey into Space, Part 3
Blog - Steampunk Fashion, Unique Clothing Design
Sean Maher is Guest of Honour at Steamposium 2014, Seattle, WA
5 Things You Didn't Know About Steampunk by Paul Di Filippo
Man specializes in turning mundane household items into steampunk works of art
19 Timeless Creations Found at the Steampunk World’s Fair
Indiegogo - TRIP TO THE MOON - A Short Steampunk Film based on the 1902 film by George Melies
Fashion - Steampunk Han Solo and Chewbacca
City Timeless Indiegogo Campaign, City will be a multiphase mixed use resort, catering to deep immersive experiences based on history and fantasy elements. Think Game of Thrones meets Dr. Who. Interactive, the storylines are designed to incorporate your individual character so that you can participate or just be a spectator, enjoying the splendor of a timeless environment ripe with fantastical sites and characters.
Review - Elements of Mind, by Walter H. Hunt, In Victorian India, a Scottish doctor, Dr. James Esdaile, finds a way to use the power of mesmerism to aid him in performing surgeries, using a remarkable artifact that enhances his abilities.
Petition to Obsidian Entertainment - Create an "Arcanum"-like RPG using the Pillars of Eternity Engine,
Author Feast Episode #53: Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris
Call for Submissions - Mocha Memoirs Press, Mocha Memoirs Press is pleased to announce that a new Steampunk anthology, Avast Ye Airships!, is open for submissions.
Steampunk Books Coming Out In July 2014
June 30 - July 6, 2014
Airship Ambassador Interview with Lev AC Rosen, author of All Men of Genius
Airship Ambassador interview with Dennis Consorte, part 2, Scrapyard Empire card game designer, and entrepreneur
Airship Ambassador interview with Dennis Consorte, part 3, Scrapyard Empire card game designer, and entrepreneur
Airship Ambassador interview with Dennis Consorte, part 4, Scrapyard Empire card game designer, and entrepreneur
Historic Recipe - Black Pudding, Here’s an old ranch recipe courtesy of Winkie Crigler, founder and curator of The Little House Museum in Greer, Arizona.
Historic Recipe - EARLY COLONIAL BREAD
Historic Recipe - Worcester family cook book - 1895
Historic Recipe - 145 Year Old Bubble and Squeak, This is an original bubble and squeak recipe from "Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management" one of the classic English cookery books.
Historic Recipe - Small Layer Cake , from The Magic Cook Book
'Penny Dreadful' Costume Designer Gabriella Pescucci on Her Dreadfully Delicious Designs
Historic People - Harriet Beecher Stowe, an American author. She was best known for Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which helped galvanize the abolitionist cause and contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War. She also wrote poetry, essays, and non-fiction books.
Historic People - James McClintock, The Amazing (If True) Story of the Submarine Mechanic Who Blew Himself Up Then Surfaced as a Secret Agent for Queen Victoria
Historic People - Madam C.J. Walker, this daughter of former slaves transformed herself from an uneducated farm laborer and laundress into one of the twentieth century’s most successful, self-made women entrepreneurs.
Historic People - W.E.B. DuBois, "Father of Pan-Africanism" with issues of segregation, political disenfranchisement. Believed that people of African descent should work together to battle prejudice, inequality.
Historic People - Scott Joplin, Ragtime composer
Interviews with Susan Kaye Quinn, Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris
Steampunk Spaces on Pinterest
Ali Baba and the Clockwork Djinn review
Extremely Detailed Steampunk-Inspired Bronze Sculptures By Alain Bellino
Review - TESLA by Mark Lingane
Interview - Augusto Gintama Chiarle, author of The Cold Hell, Short Steampunk Story
Blog - The Benevolent Lodge of Mystery, Steampunk Scooby Doo?
Scooby Doo Wiki - The Benevolent Lodge of Mystery
Blog - Steamworks and Dragons – 5 d20 Steampunk Books
Steampunker under construction for iPad release this summer
Story Quest Spec Fic e-zine's 6th annual short story contest, this year's theme is trains. Submission Period: Opens August 1st, 2014; Deadline: October 31st, 2014.
June 23 - June 29, 2014
Airship Ambassador interview with Dennis Consorte, Scrapyard Empire card game designer, and entrepreneur
Airship Ambassador interview with author Jay Noel, part 2 talking about his book Dragonfly Warrior
Podcast – The RPG Room: Steampunk never had a chance!
Photo - Japaneese Street Fashion 6
Photo - Japaneese Street Fashion 7
Photo - Japaneese Street Fashion 8
Photo - Japaneese Street Fashion 9
Blog - Steampunk Junction, What the hell is steampunk, you ask?
Victorian Invention: Combined Bustle and Stool
History - Whaleback steamships, A whaleback was a type of cargo steamship with a hull that continuously curved above the waterline from vertical to horizontal. When fully loaded, only the rounded portion of the hull (the “whaleback” proper) could be seen above the waterline.
Big River Steampunk Art Competition - call for entries, Entries are now being accepted for the 2014 BIG RIVER STEAMPUNK ART COMPETITION in celebration of all things Steampunk – drawings, sculpture, oil paintings, pottery, woodcarving, fiber arts, photographs, articles of clothing, jewelry, and other original works of art
Art - The Negotiator by CaelynTek at deviantart.com
Art - Wwardwarf by Dr. Emporio Efikz
Watch - Adventures at the Steampunk Empire Symposium
Mainspring Reconsidered - in memory of Jay Lake by Mike Perschon
A Stellar Voyage: A Review of Terra Mechanica: A Steampunk Anthology
Listen - Tales from the Archives, Volume III: Five (Part Two), In this episode: Those Dark Satanic Mills — written and narrated by Suna Dasi
Watch - Felix vs. The Finale
Art - The War Mammoth, by MarkBulahao at Deviantart.com
June 16 - June 22, 2014
Airship Ambassador interview with author Jay Noel talking about his book Dragonfly Warrior
Art - Steam Amp One by AEvilMike at deviantart.com
Art - Steam Gryphon 2 by Dmitry Khristenko at deviantart.com
Art - Modern Steam Monobike 1896 by stefano1896 at deviantart.com
Art - Steampunk Alice Caterpillar by aurora-boredomalis at deviantart.com
Art - Hand of God by Dorian-Dupin at deviantart.com
Historic Recipes - Making The Tea Cakes Of The 1800s Vintage Recipe
Historic Recipes - English Victorian Scones
Historic Recipes - Hasty Pudding (cornbread) with Maple Syrup
Historic Recipes - English Breakfast Cookies
Historic Recipes - Eccles Cakes
Historic People - José Rizal, Filipino polymath, physician, nationalist, novelist, poet, liberator
Historic People - Hong Xiuquan history inspired China's Taiping Rebellion, perhaps the bloodiest civil war in human history
Historic People - Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, playwright, theatre director, co-founder of Moscow Art Theatre
Historic People - Allan Pinkerton, spy, founded the Pinkerton Agency, first detective agency in the United States
Historic People - Louis Daguerre, inventor of daguerreotype process of photography, chemist
Facebook Group - Steampunk and Funk, It has 3 goals: support member creations, show inspirational design, and support The Farm
Art by Choleena - June 14th is International Steampunk Day
Review of Gaia Chronicles: Genesis
Photo - Steampunk spotted as part of Japanese street fashion. @the_goth_man
Photo - Japaneese Street Fashion 2 @the_goth_man
Photo - Japaneese Street Fashion 3 @the_goth_man
Photo - Japaneese Street Fashion 4
Game developers stealing Steampunk Artwork
Salt City Steamfest announces guests
Teatro Zinzanni - When Sparks Fly, Teatro ZinZanni engages, transforms, educates and delights our audiences with a unique celebration of food, cirque, comedy and cabaret in an intimate live experience.
Watch - Steam Garden 7 trailer - Pirates of Persia,
Podcast series - Airshipwrecked with Captain Proctor, contains the latest steampunk music and nonsense from DJ Capt. Proctor and his anemic automaton co-host ATUM (Amazing Talking Useless Machine). The show is a throwback to classic radio
Podcast - Zen & The Art of Steampunk, four episodes,
Podcast series - Of Steam, Steel and Murder, A podcast presentation of our groups Skype based Role Playing game. Based on the FUDGE system by Evil Hat games, this campaign is a steam punk flavored mystery.
Podcast series - Fables of the Flying City, Learn how Ashe, a young woman from the streets of the flying city of Amperstam, and Tolban, a young man running from a dark secret, learn what it takes to be a member of the Aerial Guard!
June 9 - June 15, 2014
Open Call - Steampunk Originals, Volume 7
Art - Sarah Hunter Figurine by rvbhal at deviantart.com
Art - the Photonic Siphuncle Primary by JWKinseysArtifice at deviantart.com
Art - Aether Lamp Concept by AEvilMike at deviantart.com
Art - Steampunk Clock by Dmitry Khristenko at deviantart.com
Art - Le cube de l'industrie by ArtbugCarl at deviantart.com
Free Steampunk Music Downloads on Last.fm
Steel Legions – The Free Steampunk War Machine Game
A listing of free steampunk fonts
Twelve Steampunk Fonts
Steampunk Clock Calendar 2.8, An easy to use Yahoo! widget that allows you to view the current time and date, set alarms and sound notifications with minimum effort
Historic Recipes - 1800s Tea Cake Recipe, family recipe passed down through the years
Historic Recipes - Recipes from the 1800s
Historic Recipes - Seed Cake, 1861 recipe
Historic Recipes - Beef tea, Fever Water, and Bread-Crumb Pudding
Historic Recipes - Crispy Fried Cod Balls
How to Host a Victorian Tea Party
Historic People - Clara Barton, nurse, pioneer of the American Red Cross
Historic People - Sitting Bull, a leader of the Lakota
Historic People - Chief Joseph, a leader of the Nez Percé
Historic People - Elizabeth Kenny, Australian Nurse and found an Innovative Treatment of Polio
Historic People - Ranjit Singh, Maharaja of the Sikh Empire
Games - The Devil's Men, is an adventure game set a world made of steampunk elements amidst a fictitious Victorian England
Book Review: Etiquette and Espionage
Steam and Shadows, The Steampunk Files by Jonathan Yanez
Kickstarter - Scrapyard Empire: Strategic Card Game, Compete to craft machines and build inventions in this set collection, steampunk strategy game. Cards, dice & miniatures!
June 2 - June 8, 2014
Read - Lords of Aether, a gay steampunk serial
Free short story - THE ASSIGNMENT, by JohnSachu
Free short story - Defying Destiny, Chapter I, by AzraelSteel
Free short story - 26th Mission, by Rico.Viejo
Free short story - The Engineers Dream. Part one, by nessastardom
Free short story - The Ghost of Cwmlech Manor by Delia Sherman
May 26 - June 1, 2014
In memoriam. Rest in peace, now, Jay Lake
In memoriam. Donations can be made in Jay Lake's name
TOR.com's list of June Events
Author Interview: Elizabeth Watasin, Elizabeth Watasin is the acclaimed author of the Gothic steampunk series The Dark Victorian, The Elle Black Penny Dreads, and the creator/artist of the indie comics series Charm School, which was nominated for a Gaylactic Spectrum Award.
Ten Minute Interviews: S.C. Barrus, author do Discovering Aberration
The Demons of Liberty Row - A New Boston Metaphysical Society Novella is now available On Kindle, Nook, Smashwords and DriveThruFiction
Caffeine Chemistry: Steampunk Glass Balloon Coffee Maker, a DIY Vacuum-style coffee maker
Watch - Loops by Amber States, steampunk themed music video
Art - Steampunk K-9 (Doctor Who)
See - Joben Bistro, a steampunk themed bistro in Cluj?Napoca, Romania
Steampunk.com's listing of steampunk short stories
Listen - Black Magic at Podiobooks.com. a new short story by Dan Shaurette, a prequel to his upcoming novel, BLACK CITY. Capt. Matt Black and Dr. Andrew MacGillivray are a pair of paranormal private eyes hot on the trail of someone — or something — killing women during the raucous 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
Listen - Tales from the Archive, Volume One at Podiobooks.com. By Philippa Ballantine , and Tee Morris, a collection of original steampunk short stories set in the world of their award-winning series, The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Listen - The Gearheart at Podiobooks.com. By Alex White. Jonathan Andrews, Initiate in the Seekers of the Arcane Unknown, joined the society two years ago with the hopes of protecting the secrets of magic from the greedy world beyond. However, a ravening shadow appears with a hunger for Seekers and Jonathan finds himself out of his depth.
Listen - The Shadow of Black Wings at Podiobooks.com. by James Calbraith , narrated by Kate Sherrod. It is the Sixteenth Year of Queen Victoria. In the powerful empire of Dracaland, Bran, a young dragon rider, joins his father on a military expedition to the mysterious lands of the Orient.
Listen - The Wizard That Wasn't: Mechanized Wizardry Book 1 at Podiobooks.com. By Ben Rovik. Horace Lundin doesn’t believe in magic. The Petronaut technician works with steel and steam in the workshop, maintaining the mechanical suits of armor his masters wear. There’s nothing magic can do that technology can’t do better. So he thinks, until he witnesses the power of wizardry first-hand.
Short Story - The Undead by Austin Sirkin, a steampunk horror short story
Short Story - The Shattered Teacup by George Mann. PDF file. A Maurice Newbury Investigation
Short Story - Maker of Flight,by Richard Thomas. 1st Place Winner of the "Enter the World of Filaria" Contest
Short Story - The Steampunk Proposal, by Mae Pen
Read - Tales from Nimbus, free short stories by B.J. Keeton
Read - Nimbus, Part 1, free Kindle ebook, by Austin King and B.J. Keeton
Listen to steampunk stories at Radio Drama Revival, several stories with a steampunk setting
Listen - Steam Dreamers of Inverness Part 1, a Jack Flanders story from ZBS. Jack, Mojo and Claudine discover a strange device in the old Victorian mansion of Inverness; a holographic projector that operates on steam. The projector is loaded with glass slides, as they whirl around, a black & white photographic image is projected into the center of the room. The photo is of a town set in Victorian times. As they watch, different slides slip into the machine; they’re now seeing people, horses, and carriages; the men wear top hats, the women bustles. High above, hovering over the town, is a gigantic zeppelin.
5 Forgotten 'Steampunk' Stories from the 1800s (that are free online!)
Read - The Strange and Alarming Courtship of Miss Imogen Roth by Emma Jane Holloway. free online story. the third prequel story to Emma Jane Holloway's A STUDY IN SILKS, the first book in her Baskerville Affair series.
German Steampunk Stories for FREE
Blog - STEAMPUNK IS MY GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD, Guest post by author and editor Paul Genesse
Read - Sparks and Dark, by Kate Morrow, a free online short story
Online Game - Crazy Steam Bros, a retro-style horizontal shooter with a humorous steampunk twist. Guide two brothers as they try to save the world from the evil baron who has unleashed an army of mechanized terrors.
Online Game - Steampunk Rally, Drive a steam powered bike through the side scrolling levels, balance and jump your way safely to the finish. Unlock different vehicles on the road to success.
Online Game - Steampunk, Your objective is to place the good heroes to the saving surface, and to throw the villains out of the screen. Remove objects in a particular order to get the good pentagonal characters onto solid ground, while knocking the bad pentagons off the screen. ***Addictive***
Online Game - Steamlands, Destroy tanks and rebuild your own tank in this action packed RTS from pixel wizards Nitrome!
Online Game - Gears, Fix machines by hooking gears together.
Read - Orphans of the Celestial Sea by Mark Fenger. 22 chapters in all.
Reviews of Steampunk Audio Books on Books for Ears
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