BLOG - Steampunk Renovation Challenge
Sept 22 - Sept 28, 2014
Read - Steampunk Your Wardrobe: Easy Projects to Add Victorian Flair to Everyday Fashions by Calista Taylor
Read - Dawn's Early Light by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris
Read - 1000 Steampunk Creations by Dr. Grymm
Read - Steampunk-Style Jewelry: Victorian, Fantasy, and Mechanical Necklaces, Bracelets, and Earrings by Jean Campbell
Read - The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 3: Century: 2009 by Alan Moore
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Historic Recipe - Red Bean Pie
Historic Recipes - The national cook book - 1856
Historic Recipe - Caledonian Wedding Cake
Historic Recipe via @RayDean219 - Kentish Fritters
Historic Recipe - Victorian Sandwich recipes
Kickstarter - Lost Homeland - Videogame, Action game, stealth, platforms and freedom of exploration. Contains elements of old Industrial, Victorian era and Steampunk aesthetic.
Indiegogo - HOUNDS OF LONDRAS, A Steam-punk role playing game; a young scientist must recover lost memories and stop a war. Ends October 19
Loncon3, Art, Literature and friendship
The Genre Jumble of Steampunk and Why It Works
Steampunk gears up for a broader audience
Art - "Steampunk" par Cuber via @FrenchSteampunk
Victorian Hair Art and Mourning Traditions
Steampunk Fiction and the Women Who Write It
Steampunk & Disability: Why I Find It’s A Better Fit Than Other Fandoms
Blog - What kills me, makes me want to fly By Syfer Locke
Burning the Bustle; Steampunk and Feminism
Genre Guide: Steampunk for Teens
Preview: Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure #7
Former Prescott resident's steampunk art at The Raven Café
Article - Steampunk in Home
Listen - Miranda: The Steampunk Murder Mystery Opera
Author Spotlight: Warren Ellis
Listen - Steampunk Engineering
Changing Gears: the Steampunk Plot
Steampunk Stereotypes (and how to avoid them)
The Perfect Frame: Steampunk Settings
Research: obsessing over details for the Steampunk genre
The Steampunk Literary Genre: a scholarly summary
Review - Maliha Anderson Mysteries (Volume 1) by Steve Turnbull
Sept 15 - Sept 21, 2014
Steampunk Invasion 2014 - Review
Airship Ambassador interview with steampunk author David Barnett, talking about his new book, Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon
Airship Ambassador interview with steampunk author David Barnett, Part 2
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The World's First Powered Submarine Arrived 60 Years Before Its Time, the Ictineo II is widely considered the world's first "true" submarine.
A Clockwork Core Set: Announcing Munchkin Steampunk card game,
Steampunk Invasion Review: The Unofficial Rules of Steampunk
Video coverage - Steampunk Invasion 2014
GoFundMe - Antediluvian - steampunk web series, that takes place on and off the floating island of Antediluvian which is actually unknown to those that have seen it, Atlantis. As the island randomly travels through time, many times without warning, in a flash of light, the island will disappear out of one century and into another.
Help out The Jupiter Chronicles Create an Animated Short, Ian Castillo is a young boy who, together with his sister Callie, discover their secret; they are the son and daughter of a Jovian king whose world had been subjugated by the evil Lord Phobos of Mars.
First Steampunk Arms contest by Engranajes, vapor y lámparas de gas, All adults, regardless of their nationality, can participate in the first contest"Steampunk Weapons". The competition is open to all weapons in the Steampunk style or appearance. The contest will end November 15, 2014, at midnight (Spanish Peninsular time).
Steampunk Invasion Pictures - Friday
Steampunk Invasion Pictures - Saturday
Read - Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
Read - Steampunk Designs by Marty Noble
Read - The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 1: The Omnibus Edition by Alan Moore
Read - How to Draw Steampunk by Joey Marsocci
Read - Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts by Thomas Willeford
Historic Recipe - Molasses Stack Cake
Historic Recipes - The Mansfield cook book - 1890
Historic Recipe via @RayDean219 - Jenny Lind Cake Recipe
Sept 8 - Sept 14, 2014
Read - Voyage of Alexandria (Alexandrian Saga #6) by Thomas K. Carpenter
Read - The Clockwork Golem by Leanna Shields
Read - Original Destination by J. Yates
Read - Bontrix by Agee, James, Jr.
Read - Steampunk Omnibus: A Galvanic Century Collection by Michael Coorlim
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Historic Recipe - Lazy Cobbler, This updated version of an old cowboy dessert, sometimes called dump, will serve 12 hungry cowboys.
Historic Recipes - The Captain's Lady cookbook--personal journal : circa, Massachusetts 1837-1917
Historic Recipe - 1858 English Spiced Cake
Historic Recipe - Wedding Cake, with 50 eggs!
Historic Recipe - Pioneer Cut Dumplings from the 1800's
Historic People - Grandma Moses, folk artist, Moses’ style is noted for evocative themes and pleasing figure arrangement.
Historic People - Martin Robison Delany, First African-American field officer in the United States Army.
Historic People - Harriet Tubman, A “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, she led more than 300 slaves to freedom.
Historic People - Clara Barton, started the Red Cross
Historic People - Annie Oakley, Gifted with uncanny marksmanship and star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, she established herself as a famous western folk legend.
Photography - A Morning of Steampunk Pt1
PHOTOS: 2014 Steampunk Spectacle
VIDEO: Steampunk Spectacle At ARTS/West
Instructables - Steampunk Violin Beetle by gmjhowe
Call for “Steampunk” inspired art by the East End Studio Gallery, Last day to submit will be Friday, October 31st.
Super Steampunk Wedding Ideas
Cogs in Time 2 – steampunk anthology, releasing October 2014
Sept 1 - Sept 7, 2014
Watch - #WingfootOne emerges for it's mainden flight, @GoodyearBlimp's newest airship
Diversity in Steampunk – Exclusion from Inclusion, Steampunk India’s letter to the Independent on Sunday regarding the New Review Steampunk feature from the 31st of August
Weekend at the Asylum: Europe's biggest steampunk convention, The Independent's steampunk article from August 31.
Kickstarter - Tumbleweed Express: The Steampunk Railshooter/Tower Defense, Trains with guns on them in the Wild West! Shoot, upgrade, customize, and mount up to defeat brutal outlaws and ruthless businessmen!
The Adventures of Alan Shaw book review, The Adventures of Alan Shaw follows a young boy as he gets into various scrapes in the mid-19th century. These aren’t run of the mill scrapes, though. They involve brass robots and mechanical squid among many other wonderful creations. Written by Craig Hallam
Steampunk Style competition winners by Titan Books
Article - Steaming into the Past , "get a broader understanding of this recent form of manufactured nostalgia."
Article - Steampunk Kitchen, A Kitchen of Steampunk Is A Long Time Investment
An interview with first time Steampunk author, February Grace
Article - Steampunk interiors. It’s more than wall murals and wall decals
Article - Steampunk renovation at the University of Nevada Reno
6 Steampunk Tales for the Impatient Sherlock Fan
Review - Steampunk Win with ‘Forged by Desire’
Book review: Nefertiti’s Heart, "Cara Devon’s life just turned very complicated. First, her estranged father dies mysteriously, leaving his collection of priceless antiques to her. Then, when she tries selling them off, she attracts the attention of the notorious crime lord, Viscount Nathaniel Lyons. Even worse, young noble ladies like herself are turning up dead of broken hearts – literally. And Her Majesty’s Enforcers think the serial killer is somehow connected to Cara."
Art - Steampunk Spider-Man, by artist Denis Medri
Read - Jani and the Greater Game by Eric Brown
Read - The Gearmaker's Locket by Shannon L. Reagan
Read - The Steampunk Trilogy by Paul Di Filippo
Read - Der Blaue Tod: Clockwork Cologne by Susanne Gerdom, In German,
Read - Edison's Conquest of Mars (Illustrated) by Garrett P. Serviss
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August 25 - August 31, 2014
Watch #WingfootOne, @GoodyearBlimp's newest airship
Kickstarter - USB Airship/Zeppelin Flash Drive, A USB Flash Drive for fans of blimps, zeppelins, steampunk, dieselpunk, and vintage aviation. Ends Sept 16
Kickstarter - Bleeding Heart, A Steampunk-spiced short comic about an injured werewolf, an amateur mad scientist, and (mostly) good intentions. Ends Sept 3
Kickstarter - Clockwork Kingdom, Clockwork Kingdom is a worker placement game for 3 to 4 players set in an exciting fantasy steampunk world. Sept 23
Kickstarter - Skjaar game, Skjaar is a hybrid steampunk/horror/fantasy adventure game with elements of action and stealth for PC and Mac.
This Steampunk Prosthetic Leg Is A Clockwork Wonder [Video]
Blog - Steampunk and the Heroine’s Journey: Introduction
Art - Steampunk Spider Woman at DeviantArt.com
Review - Steampunk Trails #1, A review by Sandra Scholes. Steampunk Trails is a new magazine by David B. Riley, editor of Science Fiction Trails and Low Noon.
Review - Power Plays and Indian Steampunk in Eric Brown’s Jani and the Greater Game, The privileged daughter of an Indian government official, Jani is an accomplished citizen of Empire—modern, secular, and studying medicine at Cambridge.
Read - The Executioner's Heart by George Mann
Read - Heartless by Gail Carriger
Read - Timeless by Gail Carriger
Read - Dark Steam by Bob Shafer
Read - A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard
Art - Steampunk Battle Concept by Tyler Edlin Art, at Deviantart.com
Art - Lunar Town by Flavio Bolla @FlavioBolla , at Deviantart.com
Art - Sky City 2 by Chris Becker , at Deviantart.com
Art - Etherwind Air Ship by Eliyas De Crueset , at Deviantart.com
Art - Ardent by Jonathan Brünner , at Deviantart.com
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August 18 - August 24, 2014
Register your airship or group with The Pandora Society
Steampunk prof eyes the next frontier
Kickstarter - Trilania: Steampunk Poker Dice, Steampunk Poker Dice are a great addition to any card enthusiast collection. Ends Sept 14
Kickstarter - Steampunk & Cthulhu Soundtracks: Tabletop Gaming Soundscapes, Steampunk and Lovecraft inspired soundscapes for gaming with alternate history and Cthulhu mythos board games and RPGs! Ends Sept 11
Kickstarter - Age of Grit - A Cowboy Steampunk RPG, A cowboy themed RPG adventure aboard a steam-powered airship! Steampunk meets Firefly in a vast, immersive, Wild West inspired world! Ends Sept 25
Kickstarter - Clockwork Wars, a fantasy-steampunk war game, Position your troops, research powerful discoveries, employ espionage, and capture strategic resources to win the game! Ends Sept 3
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. Ends Sept 5
Disney Nautilus Desktop Art
MOC Madness 2014: Steam Wars Returns!, a contest with a simple challenge: pick a vehicle from Star Wars and remake it in steampunk style with Lego. Four rounds are now complete, Last round ends Sept 5. Winners announced Spet 6.
Are you playing Edara: A Steampunk Renaissance RPG?
Review of Steampunk Tarot created by Caitlin and John Matthews, with illustrations by Wil Kinghan
Steampunk boutique joins fight against homelessness
Art - Steampunk Dreams by EnchantedWhispersArt, at DeviantArt.com
Mono-goggle by Yura
Steampunk Cometh?, has Steampunk moved from its status as a niche enthusiasm to something more mainstream?
Clockwork Empires Hands-On Preview – Gaslamp Games Goes Civilization Meets Steampunk, Clockwork Empires looks to be a mash of the Sims, Civilization and Lovecraft.
Fantasy Steampunk Contraptions Made Only From Cardboard, Daniel Agdag works with a limited arsenal of tools: a surgical scalpel, some cardboard, every so often a circular cutter and lots of glue.
Book Feature: Hand of Miriam, A Victorian world of supernatural creatures, magnificent airships, a secret society, and one bluestocking adventuress who, threatened by evil seeks protection by awakening the golem.
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Read - 14 by Peter Clines
Read - Steampunk Jewellery by Carolyn Schulz
Read - Clockwork Angels by Kevin J. Anderson
Read - Gilded Lily by Delphine Dryden
Read - Tin Swift by Devon Monk
August 11 - August 17, 2014
The Aether Chronicle #14 is now available
Eric Brown on What Steampunk Means To Me
Why are steampunks being blamed for a lack of smallpox?
14 Charming GIFs Made From the Smithsonian’s Steampunk Prints
Fashion by Florina Becichi for the Belvedere Society Club
Read - Extracted by Sherry D. Ficklin, The Tesla Institute is a premier academy that trains young time travelers called Rifters. Created by Nicola Tesla, the Institute seeks special individuals who can help preserve the time stream against those who try to alter it. The Hollows is a rogue band of Rifters who tear through time with little care for the consequences. Armed with their own group of lost teens--their only desire to find Tesla and put an end to his corruption of the time stream.
Read - The Return of the Discontinued Man by Mark Hodder , SPRING HEELED JACK IS JUMPING BACK! It's 9 p.m. on February 15, 1860, and Charles Babbage, the British Empire's most brilliant scientist, performs an experiment. Within moments, blood red snow falls from the sky and Spring Heeled Jack pops out of thin air in London's Leicester Square. Though utterly disoriented and apparently insane, the strange creature is intent on one thing: hunting Sir Richard Francis Burton!
Read - Sleeping Dragon, Rising Sun: A Companion for in Her Majesty's Name by Craig Cartmell, With new equipment, Talents, Mystical Powers, scenario options and a host of Adventuring Companies, Sleeping Dragon, Rising Sun reveals the mysteries of the East to players of In Her Majesty's Name.
Read - Rings of Anubis by E. Catherine Tobler, As the nineteenth century turns into the twentieth, the world looks to a future of revolutionary science and extraordinary machines. Archaeologist Eleanor Folley looks back to Egypt's ancient mysteries and her mother's inexplicable, haunting disappearance. Agent Virgil Mallory, a man with ghosts and monsters of his own, brings evidence of a crime, taking them both on a thrilling adventure that carries them from Paris to Egypt, and from the present to the ancient past. Uncovering the truth exposes a dangerous game of life, death, and uncanny powers!
Read - The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy by Jacopo Della Quercia , This historical thriller is an equal-parts cocktail of action, adventure, science-fiction and comedy. The book follows a globe-trotting President Taft and Robert Todd Lincoln in a race to solve a mystery stretching back to the Civil War and the Lincoln assassination. Based on true events, readers will find themselves swept into a vast conspiracy spanning four continents and three oceans during the turn of the century. Fascinating technologies will be harnessed, dark secrets revealed, true villains exposed
Art - Departure by Tyler Edlin Art, at Deviantart.com
Art - Osmadth - Freedom's Call by Flavio Bolla @FlavioBolla , at Deviantart.com
Art - Laputa by TerryLH , at Deviantart.com
Art - Airship City by Min Nguen , at Deviantart.com
Art - Steampunk Skin by Ledious , at Deviantart.com
Historic Technology - Pullman Sleeping Car, George Pullman created and refined the sleeping car in 1857 that dominated railroad travel for decades.
Historic Technology - The Washing Machine
Historic Technology - Yale lock
Historic Technology - Dynamite, invented in 1866 by Alfred Nobel
Historic Technology - Whitehead Torpedo, The Whitehead torpedo was the first self-propelled or "locomotive" torpedo ever developed. It was perfected in 1866 by Robert Whitehead from a design conceived by Giovanni Luppis of the Austro-Hungarian Navy.
Historic People - Jean-Joseph-Étienne Lenoir, He is best known as the first person to develop a practical internal combustion engine and an automobile powered by it.
Historic People - Alexander Parkes, singlehandedly managed to discover fully synthetic plastic in 1862
Historic People - Eadweard Muybridge, often called the "Father of the motion picture"
Historic People - Jules Henri Giffard, invented the steam injector and built the world's first passenger airship in 1852.
Historic People - Richard Trevithick, invented the first tramway locomotive. However, it was a road locomotive, designed for a road and not for a railroad.
Historic Recipe - Kiss Pudding, From an 1883 Texas Cookbook
Historic Recipes - Church of the Good Sheperd cook-book - (Binghamton, N.Y.). - 1896
Historic Recipe - 1890 Cream Cake
Historic Recipe - Syllabub Pudding
Historic Recipe - Victorian Vegetable Recipes
August 4 - August 10, 2014
Airship Ambassador interview with steampunk author Margaret Killjoy
Airship Ambassador interview with steampunk author Margaret Killjoy, part 2
Airship Ambassador interview with steampunk author Margaret Killjoy, part 3
Airship Ambassador interview with steampunk author Margaret Killjoy, part 4
Airship Ambassador interview with steampunk author Margaret Killjoy, part 5
Games - Machinations – Steampunk RPG, a Dead Simple RPG.
Games - Stargate 1895 RPG, a Dead Simple RPG.
Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure #3-4, scanned images from Scans-Daily
Defining Steampunk with Author Emma Jane Holloway
Steampunk Disney Characters Open Up A Whole New World
Steampunk Clock Latest HD Wallpapers
Steampunk and literature collide, On July 31, the Galion Public Library, led by Heather Tiffany, Children’s Librarian and head of the Children and Teens’ Activities, hosted The Phantasmagorical Steampunk Extravaganza.
Review - The Girl with the Windup Heart by Kady Cross
Discussion - What are the Core elements of a steampunk game?
The Smashing Pumpkins & Steampunk
Art - Steampunk Construct
Indonesian artist creates gigantic steampunk turtle
Steampunk Books Coming Out In August 2014
Art - Kodran Migrant Fleet by Tyler Edlin Art, at Deviantart.com
Art - Mansion in the Forest by Flavio Bolla @FlavioBolla , at Deviantart.com
Art - Dragon Palace by TerryLH , at Deviantart.com
Art - Pirates Airship by Min Nguen , at Deviantart.com
Art - Pirate Dirigible by Grace Liu , at Deviantart.com
Historic People - Elizabeth Blackwell, The first woman physician in the U.S. She opened a slum infirmary and trained women in medicine.
Historic People - Winifred Edgerton Merrill, First U.S. woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics
Historic People - Alessandro Volta, invented the voltiac pile - the first battery.
Historic People - Jacob Perkins, inventor of the refrigerator among other things.
Historic People - John Tyndall, scientist, explained why the sky is blue and set the foundation for fiber optic technology
Historic Technology - Portland Cement, In 1824, English inventor, Joseph Aspdin invented Portland Cement, which has remained the dominant cement used in concrete production. Joseph Aspdin created the first true artificial cement by burning ground limestone and clay together.
Historic Technology - Electro Magnet, British electrician, William Sturgeon invented the electromagnet in 1825. The first electromagnet was a horseshoe-shaped piece of iron that was wrapped with a loosely wound coil of several turns.
Historic Technology - typographer, America's first typewriter, was first invented and made by William Austin Burt in 1829
Historic Technology - The fax machine, The first fax machine was invented by Scottish mechanic and inventor Alexander Bain in 1843.
Historic Technology - The Safety Pin, invented in 1849 by Walter Hunt.
July 28 - August 3, 2014
Airship Ambassador interview with steampunk game designer Liz Spain
Airship Ambassador interview with steampunk game designer Liz Spain, Part 2
Airship Ambassador interview with steampunk game designer Liz Spain, Part 3
Art and book - The Aviator Collection by Julian Quaye, described as steampunk meets Beatrix Potter
The Steampunk Scholar comments on Paul Di Filippo's Steampunk Trilogy
Subscribe to Dispatches from the Ministry, a monthly email update from the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences with latest news on all Ministry happenings, doing giveaways, and an occasional peak behind the curtain for upcoming stories.
Art - Scholar's Tower by Julie Dillion, at Deviantart.com
Art - Windom Academy by Tyler Edlin Art, at Deviantart.com
Art - Osmadth - Bancur City Main Street by Flavio Bolla @FlavioBolla, at Deviantart.com
Art - Airship by Marcus Luk, at Deviantart.com
Art - Airship by TerryLH, at Deviantart.com
Games - Machinations – Dark & Fantastic Steampunk RPG, a Dead Simple RPG. The Eternal City is a world at ninety degrees to our own. It is a world where alchemy works and where the human animus (the spirit of life) can be captured and maintained indefinitely, then put to work in any one of thousands of useful mechanical inventions. It is a world that lives in the dark shadow of unshakeable moral certitudes that maintain an unfair and oppressive system of class and social division.
Goggles, Guns, & Gadgets – The Winners!, at the Cincinnati Steampunk Salon The Pandora Society announced the winners for the Highwind Steamworks Goggles, Guns, & Gadgets contest
The Old West Festival Costume Contest, The Old West Festival hosts an official Steampunk Weekend in partnership with the Pandora Society. During this weekend we host costume contests, invention contests, NERF duels, Steampunk music bands, and been on hand to inform the curious public about “what IS this whole Steampunk thing?” We are looking for the perfect picture that exemplifies Western Steampunk, thus the costume contest.
Steampunk Orrery Calendar Clock Yahoo Widget 1.1.8, This is the Steampunk Orrery widget Mark II - This is the new version that provides a lot more animation and extra functionality.
Historic Recipe - Frontier Pudding
Historic Recipe - Early-Riser Oven Omelet
Historic Recipe - How We Cook In Los Angeles - 1894
Historic Recipe - Potato Salad from 1879
Historic Recipe - Spice Cakes, 100 Year Old Recipe
Historic People - Susan B. Anthony, A tireless campaigner for gender equality, who inspired a nationwide suffrage movement.
Historic People - Annie Smith Peck, a trailblazing scholar, writer and athlete who set records as a mountain climber in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Historic People - Florence Bascom, Pioneer Geologist, first woman to receive a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University , first woman hired by the United States Geological Survey,
Historic People - Chief Leschi, chief of the Nisqually Native American tribe.
Historic People - Norbert Rillieux, widely considered to be one of the earliest chemical engineers
Historic Technology - The Tin Can, 1810, British merchant Peter Durand made an impact on food preservation with his 1810 patenting of the tin can. The first tin cans were so thick they had to be hammered open. As cans became thinner, it became possible to invent dedicated can openers.
Historic Technology - Soda Fountain, a device to carbonate water and juices
Historic Technology - Stethoscope, invented by the French physician R.T.H. Laënnec in 1816
Historic Technology - The Refrigerator, patented in 1834 by Jacob Perkins
Historic Technology - The Analytical Engine, invented 1834 by Charles Babbage.
July 21 - July 27, 2014
Art - Departure of the Borealis by Christophe Vacher
Steampunk Events for August 2014
Victorian Houses ~ Peek into Gail's Research
Thomas Willeford wins award for his steampunk Iron Man outfit
Steampunk wins big at style awards
Goggles, Guns, & Gadgets – Vote for YOUR Favorite, until August 1st
Antipodean Steampunk Show at Melbourne – Janet Walker Review
Steampunk’s tea museum to set sail
Concept art for French Steampunk Superhero movie, Les Sentinelles
Instructables - Easy DIY Steampunk USB
Indiegogo - Steampunk Arcade Game
How to Emboss Metal to Make DIY Steampunk Jewelry
Historic Recipe - Chocolate Carmels, a candy recipe from the October 23, 1893 Albuquerque Evening Citizen
Historic Recipe - Early American Cherry Crisp
Historic Recipes - Royal Baking Powder Company Cook Book - 1886
Historic People - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Abolitionist and Suffragette
Historic People - Mary Walton, patented a method of deflecting smoke stack emissions and invented a noise reduction system for elevated railroads in New York City.
Historic People - Ellen Swallow Richards, The most prominent female American chemist of the 19th century, Ellen H. Swallow Richards (1842–1911) was a pioneer in sanitary engineering and a founder of home economics in the United States.
Historic Technology - Jacquard Loom, invented 1804, French silk weaver Joseph Marie Jacquard invented the Jacquard Loom that weaved complex designs. Jacquard invented a way of automatically controlling the warp and weft threads on a silk loom by recording patterns of holes in a string of cards.
Historic Technology - The first photograph, A French inventor named Joseph Nicéphore Niépce took this first photograph from the window of his studio in France in the early 1820s
Historic Technology - Sewing Machine, The first functional sewing machine was invented by the French tailor, Barthelemy Thimonnier, in 1830.
Historic Music - Richard Wagner - Götterdämmerung - Siegfried's Funeral March , It first premiered August 17, 1876, as part of the first complete performance of the Ring.
Historic Music - Tchaikovsky - Waltz Of The Flowers , premiered December 18, 1892 in The Nutcracker
Historic Music - Franz Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No.2, Composed in 1847 and first published as a piano solo in 1851
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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