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February 16 - March 1, 2015
Steampunk Hands 2015 - Official Link List

Steampunk Hands Around the World - Facebook event page

Read - CosWise Magazine Issue 2, free pdf, featuring several steampunk photoshoot images

Get your copy - Liberator by Richard Harland , After the Filthies seize control of the massive juggernaut Worldshaker, now called Liberator, members of the former elite, the Swanks, remain to teach them, but class differences continue to cause strife and even Col and Riff may be unable to bring unity, in the follow-up to Worldshaker .

Get your copy - Romulus Buckle & the Engines of War by Preston, Richard Ellis, Jr. , Learning his long-lost sister is being kept at a mysterious clan's base, Romulus Buckle must rescue her to gain the key to victory over the Founders, but this rescue attempt means abandoning his allies to face the Founders' raids alone.

Get your copy - Doktor Glass by Thomas Brennan

Get your copy - Clockwork Secrets: Heavy Fire by Dru Pagliassotti

Get your copy - Song of the Slums by Richard Harland , What if they'd invented rock 'n roll way back in the 19th century? What if it could take over the world and change the course of history? In the slums of Brummingham, the outcast gangs are making a new kind of music, with pounding rhythms and wild guitars.

Steampunk Games - Wiraqocha , In 1895, exploring Amazonia, Auguste Copperpot discovered a gate to a lost valley, occupied by a primitive civilisation. Wiraqocha Valley was the name he gave to this remote Eden. This world enclosed a treasure that was going to revolutionize modern sciences, namely the Somnium, an orange luminescent crystal showing amazing properties. It can be used as fuel, affects matter and even time. Immediately, this virgin land became a new Eldorado for European colonists. Empress Victoria II decided to send several conglomerates to share this promised land and reap the fruits to her benefit. Zeppelin fleet, full of scientists, adventurers and looters, clouded the Atlantic sky.

Steampunk Games - Girl Genius: The Works , a card game is a game based on introducing different people, places, and things and hope they "pop." Based on the comic of the same name by Phil and Kaja Foglio

Steampunk Games - Soldier's Companion , a good, solid set of 19th-century colonial miniatures rules. The basic system mechanics are are an elaboration of those used in Sky Galleons of Mars, giving a solid basis for land, aerial, and aquatic combats. While allowing for the addition of land juggernauts, combat tripods, and aerial fliers, the rules work just as well for a rag-tag British column fighting its way through the passes of the Northwest Frontier. Soldier's Companion combines the excitement of the 19th-century colonial wars with the adventure of Space:1889.

Steampunk Games - Iron Stars , a game of space combat in an age of steam and steel. Set in a fictional universe based loosely on the writings of H. G. Wells and other fantasists, it provides a back story and ship designs from an alternate history in which the Martian Invasion actually happened, the ether is all-pervasive, and Cavorite is a reality. But, as with Starmada and other Majestic Twelve Games products, the focus is on players' imaginations; a clear and concise ship construction system is provided so you can pit your own space dreadnoughts against the likes of the Royal Navy Ether Squadron or the German Äthermarine.

Steampunk Games - Ironclads and Ether Flyers , Ironclads and Ether Flyers is a set of 19th Century Aeronaval miniatures rules. It focuses on battles between seafaring battleships and aerial gunboats and is set in the Space: 1889 universe.


February 9 - February 15, 2015
Steampunk Hands 2015 - Official Link List

Steampunk Hands Around the World - Facebook event page

Review - Steamathon convention in Las Vegas

Crowdfunder - The Clockwork Rose: Britain's First Steampunk Bar

Booster - The Artifice Club fundraiser, The Artifice Club is redesigning and relaunching our website to serve as THE resource for vintage arts. Help us raise funds to get the word out.

Kickstarter - Steampunk Nixie Clock MKII - Retro Tube Clock Design by Kyle Miller, Steampunk Nixie Tube Clock, Handmade In Walnut & Brass. Featuring 700+ Colours & GPS. 1850's Looks Meets 1950's Tech. No Assembly Req. Ends March 15

Archaia To Bring Lantern City To Comics, Archaia Entertainment today announced that they are launching a new series, Lantern City, based on a property that is already in development as a TV series and has seen a novel -- Rise: An Illustrated Novel -- released.

Art - A Steampunk Fairytale by Frank Hong , at Deviantart.com

Art - Steampunk Thumbelina by C.W. Sun , at Deviantart.com

Art - Steampunk Keygun by HeatherBomb , at Deviantart.com

Art - Oriental Steampunk by SuperSpaceMonkey , at Deviantart.com

Get your copy - The Nine Pound Hammer by John Claude Bemis , Twelve-year-old orphan Ray travels south, drawn by the lodestone his father gave him years before, meeting along the way various characters from folklore who are battling against an evil industry baron known as the Gog.

Get your copy- Worldshaker by Richard Harland , Col Porpentine is being groomed as the next Commander of Worldshaker, a juggernaut where elite families live on the upper decks while the Filthies toil below, but when he meets Riff, a Filthy girl, he discovers how ignorant he is.

Get your copy- A Red Sun Also Rises by Mark Hodder , Aiden Fleischer, a bookish priest, finds himself transported to an alien world. With him is Miss Clarissa Stark, a crippled hunchback of exceptional ability, wronged by an aristocrat and cast out from society. On the planet Ptallaya, under two bright yellow suns, they encounter the Yatsill, a race of enthusiastic mimics who shape their society after impressions picked up from Clarissa's mind, and create a faux London

Get your copy- Once upon a Time in Hell by Guy Adams , Book two of The Heaven's Gate Trilogy. Wormwood has appeared and for twenty four hours the gateway to the afterlife is wide open. But just because a door is open doesn't mean you should step through it. The afterlife has an agenda of its own and with scheming on both sides of reality, the revelations to come may change the world forever.

Get your copy- Power Under Pressure by Andrew P. Mayer , Sarah Stanton and her companions need to form "The Society of Steam" in order to restore Tom the Automaton and defeat Lord Eschaton, who wants to cover the world in smoke and remake it into his own image.

Steampunk Games - Kings of Air and Steam , The process is simple: Factories produce the goods (machinery, textiles, chemicals, food, and luxuries) that are coveted by the city folk. Airships – forbidden from landing in the cities but capable of carrying cargo over great distances – must be used to gather those goods and deliver them to depots along the rail network. Trains then haul the goods to the cities that want them, earning cash for the competitor who gets there first!

Steampunk Games - City of Iron , 2-4 players compete to build up a small nation in a world of machines, magic, and money. Become the leader of one of four rival nations: the industrious humans, the toad engineers, the scholarly Cresarians, or the clever hogmen. Produce goods like machine parts and bottled demons to gain wealth, or research steam-age technology and recruit mercenaries to control the continent. If you want to establish new cities, you’ll build schooners or airships to reach faraway lands and flying islands. Your cities have limited capacity, so you’ll have to decide what to keep and what to demolish when building advanced structures. The future of a nation is in your hands. Build unbreakable foundations for an empire or disappear into the dusty pages of history.

Steampunk Games - Machina Arcana (2014), players take on the role of explorers who are investigating an ancient subterranean complex of unknown origin. They face monsters inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos in a steampunk setting. The adventurers collect equipment, interact and utilize their environment, fight monsters, and immerse themselves in the rich narrative elements.

Steampunk Games - Gaslight , G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. (Glorious Adventures in Science Loosely Involving Generally Historical Times) is a set of miniatures rules for conducting skirmishes in the Victorian era. Bands of stouthearted Extras are led by Main Characters -- from the streets of London to the hills of South Africa and from the glorious charges of the Crimea to the maelstrom of the American Civil War. The rules are written with the works of Victorian science fiction authors in mind, such as Wells, Verne, and Haggard. In addition to standard colonial era actions, special rules are included for adding various science fiction elements to the plot, including, but not limited to, steam conveyances, fabulous inventions, glorious weapons, and strange creatures from the depths of the jungle or the core of the Earth.

Steampunk Games - Leviathans , Leviathans is a game published by Catalyst Game Labs that simulates combat between warships that have taken to the air in an alternate history 1910. The king leviathans, the battleships, are the largest vessels. Maneuvering in support are the smaller ships of light cruisers, destroyers, and others ships. Will you captain your fleet for king and country, expanding your nation's power and becoming legend? Or will you fall from the sky, forgotten?


February 2 - February 8, 2015
Steampunk Hands 2015 - Official Link List

Review - Kurios by Cirque du Soleil

Steampunk Books for Children: Where are they?

This Is What A Cup Of Tea Looks Like In 22 Different Countries

Get your copy - The Aylesford Skull by James P. Blaylock

Get your copy- Steampunk Magazine: The First Years: Issues #1–7 editor Margaret Killjoy

Get your copy- Steampunk Reloaded editor Ann Vandermeer

Get your copy- Clockwork Fairy Tales: A Collection of Steampunk Fairy Tales editor Stephen L. Antczak , Fairy tales turn steampowered in this collection of short stories by some of today's best science fiction and fantasy authors

Get your copy- The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr , A debut entry in a steampunk series inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's classic follows the experiences of Dr. Jekyll's daughter, a forensic scientist in Victorian London who uses newfangled gadgets to catch a terrifying psychopath.

Steampunk Games - Munchkin Steampunk , adds gears, goggles, and steam-powered robots to the backstabbing and goofy humor of the long-lived card game Munchkin, a game in which you kick down doors, battle monsters, gain treasure, and try to reach level ten before anyone else. Munchkin Steampunk is a standalone game, but it can be integrated with any Munchkin game or expansion.

Steampunk Games - Mission: Red Planet , players work as mining companies compete to send astronauts to Mars in order to colonize and mine for recently discovered materials. Over the course of 10 rounds, players play one of their special agents every round to help fill the rockets heading to Mars with their own astronauts while simultaneously working to prevent their opponents from doing the same. Once landed, these astronauts must gather to control specific regions of the planet, each yielding one of the three resources: Celerium, Sylvanite, or Ice. After rounds 5 and 8, players gain score tokens for every region where they control the majority of the astronauts. At the end of the game, players score one final time, adding any bonuses received from Discovery Cards and Bonus Cards. The player with the most score tokens at the end controls Mars, and all the riches it can bring!

Steampunk Games - Planet Steam , a board game in which two to five players take the roles of entrepreneurs in a steampunk boomtown, racing to assemble equipment, claim plots of land, extract resources, and accumulate riches. After harvesting resources using tanks and converters, players must buy and sell those resources in a volatile and ever-shifting market. The one who earns the most income will, in the end, be victorious. However, only through shrewd resource management and clever manipulation of supply and demand can a player reign supreme!

Steampunk Games - Warmachine , a steam-powered miniatures combat-- is a table-top miniatures game published by Privateer Press. Players take on the role of an elite soldier-sorcerer known as a warcaster. While a warcaster and his army is a formidable force on the battlefield, a warcaster's true strength is in their ability to magically control and coordinate the actions of their mighty warjacks steam-powered combat automatons that represent the pinnacle of military might in the Iron Kingdoms.

Steampunk Games - Sky Galleons of Mars , a board game set in the fantasy Victorian era of space exploration. It is essentially the tactical ship combat game for the "Space: 1889" role-playing system.

Tea - Tea Etiquette

Tea - Tea Pairings

Tea - Serving Tea

Tea - Traditions Around the World

Tea - Korean Tea Ceremony


January 26 - February 1, 2015
Steampunk Hands 2015 - Official Link List

Welcome - Steampunk Hands 2015,

Steampunk Hands Around the World 2015 - Our Playground, our Classroom, Our Workshop

Steampunk Events for February 2015 at Tor.com

12 Predictions for the Year 2000 from a 19th-Century German Chocolate Company

Writing tips - Lighting a Victorian Life

Steampunk Chronicle's 2015 Reader's Choice Awards nominations are now open, There are 7 categories this year: Music, Media, Literature, Crafts, Fashion, Events, and Steamlife.

Which Gail Carriger side character would you like to see star in their own story?

Indiegogo - THE AIRSHIP NEVERLAND AUDIO BOOK, Our goal is to produce a quality audiobook of Volume I of Tales of the Airship Neverland for you our fans, and new and future fans.

Is It Steampunk? Week 2: Steampunk Spats by J Souza

Steampunk Coat Review by Trevor Schmidt

The Master List of Steamy Reviews by Trevor Schmidt

GoFundMe - Steampunk Duo In Trouble, needs help with utility and medical bills, Lord and Lady Towers are combating ongoing medical issues, mounting medical, utility, and housing bills.

Review of Steampunk Snowdown event

Review of Cirque du Soleil's Kurios show in Seattle

Behind the scenes at Cirque du Soleil’s KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities

Review - Kick Some Steampunk Keister in 'The Order: 1886', steampunk video game only on PS4

Review - Steampunker 2D steampunk adventure game, on Android and iOS now

Ratchet RetroCast Episode 42 - with Captain Anthony LeGrange and Mark Rossmore of Escape the Clouds

Steampunk Valentine’s Day Card & Gift Ideas

Steampunk Iron Man outfit by Jeff Platt

Blog - Steampunk Weekend DIY, listing several projects from Instructables.com

Blog - Steampunk and Funfair Wedding

Steampunk Makers Shopping Guide, Browsing our group is like shopping in a mercantile full of shops. Our Steampunk Workshop & Library members have created a variety of fine steampunk gift items, including books from our Writers Group.

Get your copy - Clockwork Lies: Iron Wind by Dru Pagliassotti , Taya, the metal-winged icarus whose investigation helped defeat a plot against Ondinium and its populace, is assisting her exalted husband Cristof Forlore on his first ambassadorial mission. They must learn about Mareaux’s experiments in airship technology and determine whether the ostensibly scientific vehicles might be used for warfare — a taboo for Ondiniums, whose domination of the air is tempered by a deep cultural abhorrence toward airborne weapons after the devastation of the Last War a thousand years ago.

Get your copy - Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders by Richard Ellis Preston,Jr. , In a postapocalyptic world of endless snow, eighteen-year-old Captain Romulus Buckle and the stalwart crew of the Pneumatic Zeppelin must embark on a perilous mission to rescue their kidnapped leader, Balthazar Crankshaft, from the impenetrable City of the Founders. Steaming over a territory once known as Southern California—before it was devastated in the alien war—Buckle navigates his massive airship through skies infested with enemy war zeppelins and ravenous alien beasties in this swashbuckling and high-octane steampunk adventure.

Get your copy - The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures editor Sean Wallace , A collection of science fiction short stories features retro-futuristic tales of alternative history and post-apocalyptic Victorian era, steam-powered machinery from Tobias S. Buckell, A. C. Wise, Cherie Priest, Jay Lake, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Christopher Barzak and others.

Get your copy - Nuts & Bolts: Industrial Jewelry in the Steampunk Style by Marthe Le Van , Use tubes, rods, metal sheets, and other industrial items to create chic jewelry. Detailed instructions for 24 projects feature illustrated step-by-step directions for assembling earrings, necklaces, pins, and other ornaments.

Get your copy - How to Draw Steampunk by Rod Espinosa , Does the challenge of sketching steampunk material leave you in a fog? Feel like an anachronism when it comes to creating old tech out of its time? Be not daunted at depicting derring-do and high adventure! These intrepid illustrators will outfit you with all the brass, glass, and leather you need to make your steam-tech soar and shine - or drip and rust, as the case may be. Stoke the coal, fire up the boilers, and get your art in gear!

Art - Hilltop City of Visegard by Tyler Edlin Art, at Deviantart.com

Art - Airships by Min Nguen , at Deviantart.com

Art - Airship 3D by Natalia Bouajram, at Deviantart.com

Art - Sky Gate by Chris Becker , at Deviantart.com

Art - Etherwind Warship by Eliyas De Crueset , at Deviantart.com

Historic Recipe Book - A modern system of domestic cookery, or, The housekeeper's guide By M Radcliffe 1822

Historic Recipe via @RayDean219 - Buttered Swedish Turnips

Historic Recipe - Abraham Lincoln Kentucky Corncakes

Historic Recipe - Kulich - Russian Sweetbread Recipe, also know as "Easter cake" is a kind of Easter bread traditional in the Orthodox Christian faith. Kulich is usually put into the basket, decorated with colorful flowers and blessed by the priest during the Easter service.

Historic Recipe - Haggis via @TentacleTreacle, the classic Scottish meal


January 19 - January 25, 2015
Announcement - Steampunk Hands 2015, starts Feb 1st

Steampunk Hands Around the World 2015 - Our Playground, our Classroom, Our Workshop, Starts Feb 1st

Design - 15 Steampunk Home Accessories

Review - 'The Best of Spanish Steampunk' edited and translated by Marian & James Womack

Mrs Danby and Company, new steampunk book by Paul Magrs

Dear Lord Akeldama ~ On Love, Suits & Suitability

Pubslush - The Steam Wars, starts Feb 1, a book crowdfunding project. The discovery of electricity changed the world. But some fear what it might bring. When a contingent of steam-powered enthusiasts band together, the Steamers and Electros soon find themselves locked in a battle, not just for power, but for the fate of all mankind.

Mozilla Firefox Add-ons - Steampunk Theme collection

A Reader's Heaven's Reviews - Steampunk Soldiers: Uniforms & Weapons from the Age of Steam

The Order: 1886 Goes Gold, Celebrates with Pre-Order DLC Trailer

Steampunk Birthday Card by Tracey Sabella

Airship Ambassador will be at Wild Wild West Con in March

29 Disney characters transform into fashionable steampunks

Blog - Renninger’s Steampunk Industrial Show in Florida

Article-Steampunk fandoms building steam in the Shoals

Trailer For The Original Alien Reimagined As A Steampunk CG Film

Purveyors of Steampunk crowd in among the carousel horses

12 Impressively Detailed Scrap Metal Steampunk Insects

Recap - HRM Steampunk Symposium 2015 by David Lee Summers

Get your copy-Steampunk Magazine #8 Lifestyle, Mad Science, Theory & Fiction

Get your copy-Steampunk Revolution editor Ann Vandermeer , Steampunk Revolution features a renegade collective of writers and artists, including steampunk legends and hot, new talents rebooting the steam-driven past and powering it into the future.

Get your copy-Sleeping Dragon, Rising Sun: A Companion for in Her Majesty's Name by Craig Cartmell / Charles Murton , 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. Throughout the entire region treasure-seekers, mercenaries and adventurers of all stripes take advantage of the chaos to seek glory and riches.

Get your copy-The Doctor and the Dinosaurs by Mike Resnick , Welcome to the birth of American paleontology, spearheaded by two brilliant men, Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, two men whose genius is only exceeded by their hatred for each other's guts. Now, with the aid of Theodore Roosevelt, Cole Younger, and Buffalo Bill Cody, Doc Holliday must save Cope and Marsh not only from the Comanches, not only from living, breathing dinosaurs, but from each other. And that won't be easy.

Get your copy - The Forever Engine by Frank Chadwick

Steampunk Games - Steampunked Time Machine, The first player to assemble their 9-part time machine and end their turn wins the game. However, this is easier said than done. This is the point in the game where the fur really starts to fly! Action cards are played in rapid succession as your opponents attempt to break and disassemble your machine in order to get parts for their own creation. The only way to assure your victory is to employ a multitude of strategies including, hording parts, conserving energy, forming alliances, and, of course, breaking said alliances at the most opportune moment!

Steampunk Games - Steampunk: War Baloon, The fight is between war balloons (represented by cardboard stand ups). It plays on a squared / checked map. " In Italy, about 15 years ago, Hobby e Work released a boardgame called "Steampunk War baloon" buyable in every newsstand of our country. Every week was released a new number, a part of the whole project. Unluckily after few weeks (3 numbers) the project was retired from newsstands and failed. "

Steampunk Games - Damned Hot Work: The Steampunk Miniatures Game, a miniatures wargaming system primarily designed for 25/28mm models, and is a fast and simple game that should allow large battles to be fought easily in one evening - or a couple of skirmishes - recreating the drama of combat with dice rolls and a deck of cards.

Steampunk Games - Wolsung Steampunk Skirmish Game , a universe where unusual ladies and gentlemen struggle to achieve power, fame and wealth. It’s a world of steam, magic, huge industrial factories and weird inventions. Wolsung SSG is miniature skirmish wargame, which uses 28mm miniatures, dice and standard dec of cards. During game players try to defeat their opponents, or fulfill specified scenario objectives.

Steampunk Games - Rabbidgerbal's Colonials -vs- Martians Steampunk Miniature Game,

Historic Recipe Book - Modern domestic cookery, and useful receipt book By Elizabeth Hammond 1819

Historic Recipe via @RayDean219 - Drinks And Beverages for the Sick

Historic Recipe - Nesselrode Pudding

Historic Recipe - Hoppin' John

Historic Recipe - Beef Stroganoff, a meat dish that was created for and named after Russian diplomat and aristocrat, Count Pavel Stroganov (1772-1817)

Art - Flying Machine by Chris Becker , at Deviantart.com

Art - Etherwind Ship Fleet by Eliyas De Crueset , at Deviantart.com

Art - Steampunk Airship by Charlene Le Scanff , at Deviantart.com

Art - Steamtripodaracnoglobe by Cinvira , at Deviantart.com

Art - Industrial Revolution by Remy Hoff , at Deviantart.com


January 12 - January 18, 2015
Announcement - Steampunk Hands 2015, starts Feb 1st

Steampunk Hands Around the World 2015 – Thoughts on this year’s theme, by Suna Dasi

PENNY DREADFUL Season Two Trailer Is Here, Premiere Date Announced

Listen - Ratchet RetroCast Episode 43, Joining Q, Strangeway and Ratchet are our DC experts Jon and Jess Carroll! For the Clockwork Conversation we are joined by special guest Kevin D Steil as the Airship Ambassador!

Instructables - Password Protected Sketchbook

Crowdfunding drove Saltspring author’s Wollstonecraft series

Blog-Top Three Steampunk TV Shows

Blog-7 Reasons Why “Warehouse 13? is the Most Steampunk Show on Earth

Steampunk Tarot Review

The Story Spine: Pixar’s 4th Rule of Storytelling

Dress Up Games - Create Steampunk Character

Steampunk Roots: Las raíces del árbol revolucionario del movimiento in Spanish

Steampunk Roots: The roots of the revolutionary movement tree using Google Translate into English

Review - The Steampunk User's Manual

Review - Alice, a Steampunk Concert Fantasy

Review of Elizabeth Watasin's 'Sundark'

Review of Abra SW's 'A Circus of Brass and Bone'

Design - Steampunk Switch Plates

Game Review of Nintendo's 'Code Name: STEAM'

Get your copy - The Bookman Histories by Lavie Tidhar , Collects three steampunk novels, including "The Bookman," in which Orphan, a young poet, finds his life entwined with a masked terrorist in London.

Get your copy - Fiendish Schemes by K.W. Jeter, After accepting congratulations for his late father's grandest invention--a walking, steam-powered lighthouse-- George Dower is enticed by the prospect of financial gain into a web of intrigue with ominously mysterious players who have nefarious plans of which he can only guess. If he can locate and make his father's Vox Universalis work as it was intended, his future, he is promised, is assured.

Get your copy - The Kingmakers by Clay Griffith / Susan Griffith , The epic Vampire Empire trilogy rushes to a heart-wrenching conclusion of honor and love, hatred and vengeance, sacrifice and loss. As Empress Adele unleashes a weapon capable of vampire genocide upon the vampire clans of the north, Prince Gareth plans a desperate strike against their lord--his brother Cesare--to end the war once and for all.

Get your copy - Steampunk magazine #9 edited by Margaret Killjoy

Get your copy - Dream London by Tony Ballantyne , In Dream London the city changes a little every night and the people change a little every day. Captain Jim Wedderburn has looks, style and courage by the bucketful. He’s adored by women, respected by men and feared by his enemies. But the towers are growing taller, the parks have hidden themselves away and the streets form themselves into strange new patterns. Everyone is changing, no one is who they seem to be, and Captain Jim Wedderburn is beginning to understand that he’s not the man he thought he was...

Steampunk Games - Skyway Robbery, As a giant airship travels to various far-flung locales, rival gangs compete to pull off daring heists. Your job is to recruit various skilled criminals to join your gang as you plan to take down fortified locations and steal the loot guarded within. You may also complete smaller jobs on the airship itself as it travels across the globe. Set in a steampunk world, Skyway Robbery offers high adventure and cunning, card-driven game play.

Steampunk Games - Steam Works, In the steampunk worker placement game Steam Works, you'll put your mechanics to work collecting components and power sources, then you'll literally build devices by assembling those sources and components. What's more, those devices in turn become action spaces for other players to use!

Steampunk Games - Steampunk Rally, by Roxley Game Laboratory. Steampunk Rally is a strategy game that incorporates steampunk as more than just a bit of chrome. Using a unique dice-placement mechanism, players take on the roles of famous inventors from the turn of the last century 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.

Steampunk Games - Teramyyd: Earthsphere , In the game, you play a skyship captain, adventuring across the land to secure the resources you need to complete quests, defeat creatures, plunder the ship of your fellow captains, or to defeat the fearsome Kobolos dragon. Where lies your destiny? The choice is yours!

Steampunk Games - The World of Smog, On Her Majesty's Service , Set in the fantastic steampunk The World of Smog created by Panache Animation, On Her Majesty's Service is a stylish board game for two to four competing players. You'll need to navigate the rotating tiles that make up the game board, trading Ethers and Artefacts in order to fulfill the quest set by Queen Victoria, all the while dealing with the Agents of the Shadow Master.

Art - City Concept Commission by Tyler Edlin Art, at Deviantart.com

Art - Flying Machine II by Chris Becker , at Deviantart.com

Art - Airship into the Unknown by Jonathan Brünner , at Deviantart.com

Art - Airship by Constantron , at Deviantart.com

Art - The Brass Apple (steam train) by Bunny Bennett , at Deviantart.com

Historic #Recipe Book - The London art of cookery and domestic housekeeper's complete assistant' By John Farley 1811

Historic #Recipe via @RayDean219 - To Souse Rock-fish

Historic #Recipe - Medlar "Cheese"

Historic #Recipe - Rice Pudding

Historic #Recipe - Krasnye Bliny Pancakes recipe, Russian blini are thin pancakes originally made from oats


January 5 - January 11, 2015
Steampunk crossbow and pistol design

Blog - Steampunk: Learning the Genre by @wvancamp

Steampunk Events for January 2015 at Tor.com

20 Most Anticipated Board Games of 2015 -- VOTING IS OPEN, Steampunk is category #20

Reading Rainbow Blog - Interview with Jordan Stratford

Get your copy - The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency, The Case of the Missing Moonstone by Jordan Stratford @jordanstratford

Watch - Key And Peele - Steampunk, Description: Oh Cedric you ain't heard? I'm steampunk now. (NSFW Language)

Rewatching Episode 3 of The Knick @AtTheKnick on @Cinemax What did you think of The Busy Flea?

Rewatching Episode 3 of Penny Dreadful @SHO_Penny on @SHO_Network What did you think of Ressurection?

Guillermo del Toro Making Steampunk Fantasy Detective Series for Amazon

William Shatner to cross U.S. on Rivet, a custom steampunk motorcycle

Get your copy - In Her Majesty's Name: Steampunk Skirmish Wargaming Rules by Craig Cartmell / Charles Murton , It is 1895 and the world is in turmoil. In the decades to come, historians will reflect upon the cause of this state of affairs and many will point squarely at Charles Babbage. The perfection of first his Difference Engine, and then his Analytical Engine, gave the new scientific establishment in the Great Powers the tool they had so long needed in order to make a dramatic leap forward. The ability to make huge and repeatable sets of complex calculations revolutionized the world.

Get your copy - The Secret of Abdu El Yezdi by Mark Hodder , Burton and Swinburne return in a new series featuring a steampunk detective duo follows the 1840 assassination of Queen Victoria and finds England's rulers receiving guidance from the Afterlife to promote peace only to have a groundbreaking alliance sabotaged by the kidnappings of high-ranking officials.

Get your copy - The Doctor and the Rough Rider by Mike Resnick , When the time has come to end the spell that prevents U.S. expansion across the Mississippi River, the other medicine men create War Bonnet, a monstrous medicine man whose function is to stop Geronimo, Theodore Roosevelt, and Doc Holliday.

Get your copy - A Steampunk's Guide to Sex by Professor Calamity / Alan Moore and others

Get your copy - Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense editor Jack Dann , Featuring stories by James Morrow, Terry Dowling, Garth Nix and Robert Silverberg, this spellbinding collection of steampunk and supernatural tales breathes new life into the Victorian and Edwardian ghost story for a new generation of readers.

Steampunk Games - Captain's Wager, players take on the roles of rogue airship captains sending their pirate crews off on adventures in search of treasure. Problematically, several captains often show up for the same adventure. So how shall we figure out who gets what loot? We’ll gamble for it of course. That’s the pirate way!

Steampunk Games - Clockwork Kingdom , a game in which each player takes the role of a lord attempting to claim the throne in the wake of the king's death. To start the game, each player has a small army of loyal steam-powered automatons to do their bidding. Each player must choose where to send his servants, whether to get supplies from the market, build useful contraptions in the workshop, or even attempt to acquire powerful alchemy stones, all the while warring with opponents in a number of battlefields in an attempt to control the kingdom by force.

Steampunk Games - Clockwork Wars an epic board game of conquest, discovery, and espionage from Eagle Games. In Clockwork Wars, 2-4 players command a unique race of creatures in a tense war set in an alternate universe where magic and steam-era technology collide. Take control of the human "Purebreeds", or one of three hybrid races (Troglodytes, Rhinochs, and Mongrels). Your goal is to vanquish your foes and accumulate the most victory points through seven turns of play. You earn points by fighting for control of territories that contain valuable natural resources. To win these battles, you need manpower gained by seizing villages and developing them into cities. Invest in research and discover astonishing new technologies, like magical Golems, an Analytical Engine, and the wondrous Spire of the Gods. Position your troops, research powerful discoveries, employ espionage, and conquer your enemies to win the game!

Steampunk Games - Nautilus Industries , players take on the role of an enterprising business owner, with each trying to exploit the riches of the sea as well as the marketplace to earn the most money by the end of the game. Players take a series of simple actions, such as programming a mining robot, increasing warehouse capacity, swapping mining zone order, or purchasing stocks.

Steampunk Games - Nemo's War, Can you command the Nautilus on its year-long cruise to destiny? Can you fend off giant squids, discover the South Pole, the Arabian Tunnel or the lost city of Atlantis? Can you scourge the high seas and create enough fear in the great maritime powers to free the oppressed colonial peoples of the world? There really is a whole new world to of adventure to explore and master when you are fighting Nemo’s War.

Historic Recipe - Victorian Pie Recipes

Historic Recipe via @RayDean219 - Vegetable Stew

Historic Recipe Book - A New System Of Domestic Cookery by Mrs. Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell 1807

Historic Recipe - Savoy Cake

Historic Recipe - Abraham Lincoln Gingerbread Men Cookies

Tea - Tea Etiquette

Tea - Tea Pairings

Tea - The Proper Way to Serve Tea

Tea - Traditions Around the World in pictures

Tea - Japanese Tea Ceremony

Art - Floating Base by Chris Becker , at Deviantart.com

Art - Steam Aeolian Airship by Cinvira , at Deviantart.com

Art - Beauty of Botany by Remy Hoff , at Deviantart.com

Art - Time Capsule USB Drive by 42RUS, at Deviantart.com

Art - Lucca and Robo by Tyler Edlin Art, at Deviantart.com


December 29 - January 4, 2015
Steampunk Hands Around the World 2015 - Our Playground, our Classroom, Our Workshop, Starts Feb 1st

Blog - The Most Steampunk Doctor Who Episodes of All Time

Artist's fantastic steampunk collages are made from electronic waste (Photos)

Review - Vault Cafe, "The entire restaurant is a colonial sitting room meets steampunk meets industrial and everywhere you look there’s some objet d’art that begs further examination. "

Art - Steampunk Microscope by Snefer at The Foundry


December 22 - December 28, 2014
Interview - Photographer Antti Karppinen, part 2

Theresa LaQuey - Guest blogger - Steampunk #4 - part 3, the fabrics and finishing

Wollstonecraft by Jordan Stratford releases January 6th

Blog - Women’s Work: Making a living in the 19th Century

10 Weird Parlour Games Played Before TV Existed

Blog - A Very Alexia Christmas by Gail Carriger

Blog - Audio Recordings from TeslaCon & SE Wisconsin Festival of Books! Plus, Announcing THE BEST OF SPANISH STEAMPUNK

Best of Spanish Steampunk (January 2015)

'Penny Dreadful' season two teaser is all about curses and blessings from @SHO_Penny on @SHO_Network

Blog - The Edisonade Literary Genre: a Steampunk Perspective

Blog - Richard Harland: Australian Steampunk Author

Blog - Australian Steampunk Authors: Michael Pryor

Blog - The Steampunk Aesthetic as Neo-Vicwardian Retro-Futurism

Blog - Dying to be Pretty: A Steampunk Perspective of Victorian Literary Deaths

Listen - A Christmas to Die for, a Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences archive story

Read - The Janus Affair by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris, A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novel

Read - Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories editor Kelly Link , A collection of fourteen fantasy stories by well-known authors, set in the age of steam engines and featuring automatons, clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never existed.

Read - Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster, Most people avoid the dreaded Whitechapel district. For Honoria Todd, it's the last safe haven. But at what price? Blade is known as the master of the rookeries—no one dares cross him. It's been said he faced down the Echelon's army single–handedly, that ever since being infected by the blood–craving he's been quicker, stronger, and almost immortal.

Read - Rise of the Arcane Fire by Kristin Bailey, Mysteries of Meg’s past and threats to her future are revealed in the thrilling and suspenseful second book in The Secret Order trilogy, set in steampunk Victorian London. After her parents died in a fire and her grandfather disappeared, Meg Whitlock thought her life had come to a standstill. But when she learned that the pocket watch her grandfather left her was really an intricate key, Meg, with the help of a stable hand named Will, uncovered the Amusementists: members of an elite secret society dedicated to discovery and shrouded in mystery.

Read - Girl Genius 11: Agatha Heterodyne & the Hammerless Bell by Kaja Foglio / Phil Foglio , Transylvania Polygnostic University student Agatha Clay has finally reached the heart of Castle Wulfenbach where she tries to reset the mechanical fortress that controls the structure, while Zola is still intent on killing Agatha.

Art - Steampunk Pentacle USB Drive by 42RUS, at Deviantart.com

Art - Transvictorian Steam Airship by Cinvira , at Deviantart.com

Art - Train to Botanica by Remy Hoff , at Deviantart.com

Art - Steampunk Concerthall by Marthe & Ward , at Deviantart.com

Art - Airship IV by Chris Becker , at Deviantart.com

Historic Technology - Photochrom, colorized images produced from black-and-white photographic negatives via the direct photographic transfer of a negative onto lithographic printing plates. The process is a photographic variant of chromolithography, a broader term that refers to color lithography in general.

Historic Technology - 1850s Indoor Plumbing

Historic Technology - History of Plumbing in America

Historic Technology - Showers – 19th century luxury and health

Historic Technology - Maughan's Geyser: A Victorian Water Heater

Tea - Tea Etiquette

Tea - Tea Pairings

Tea - Steampunk Tea Duelling Rules

Tea - Tea Culture

Tea - Traditions Around the World

Historic Recipe - Victorian Cake Recipes

Historic Recipe via @RayDean219 - Pulled Bread

Historic Recipe Book - The Art of Cookery Made Easy and Refined By John Mollard, 1802

Historic Recipe - Balmoral Cakes

Historic Recipe - Raspberry Flummery


December 15 - December 21, 2014
Interview - Photographer Evan Butterfield, Gentlemen of Steampunk, Part 2

Interview - Photographer Evan Butterfield, Part 3

Interview - Photographer Evan Butterfield, Part 4

Interview - Photographer Evan Butterfield, Part 5

Interview - Photographer Antti Karppinen

Read an excerpt from Ice Demon: A Dark Victorian Penny Dread by Elizabeth Watasin

Ten Flash Drives That Will Turn Heads

Watch - Steampunk Pentacle USB Drive by Tarator

Steampunk (PC) Wall Clock, A steampunk clock with memory, disk, battery, day night gauges, cpu histogram, date and time. Outside rim rotates as a second hand.

Art - Disney Steampunk – Mulan

Watch - Julie Myers – Can’t Get My Heart Around That, Julie says “I have admired the Steampunk esthetic for several years now ... The look just grew on me and I decided to carry it over into my solo career. I just really love its unique blend of the past with the future. I think Steampunk is timeless and ageless and I want my music to be just that!!”

Theresa LaQuey - guest blogger - Steampunk #1, Simplicity asks for a steampunk dress pattern

Theresa LaQuey - guest blogger - Steampunk #2 - part 1, Simplicity asks for a second pattern

Theresa LaQuey - Guest Blogger - Steampunk #2 - part 2, the fabrics,

Theresa LaQuey - Guest Blogger - Steampunk #3, Simplicity's steampunk pattern #1248

Theresa LaQuey - Guest Blogger - Steampunk #4 - #1248 - part 1, the next pattern from Theresa

Theresa LaQuey - Guest Blogger - Steampunk #4 - part 2 - the muslins,

Thoughts on a Steampunk Train Shoot - Video & Photography Tutorial

Art - The Steampunk Menagerie

Read - Steampunk Tarot: Wisdom from the Gods of the Machine by John Matthews / Caitlin Matthews , The Steampunk Tarot is a world apart: a nexus of opulence, innovation and alternate world-views that is reflected in 78 scenes. More utopian than dystopian, it breeds its own thrilling archetypes. The 22 major arcana cards are the actors at the heart of the machine, the deus machinae or "the gods of the machine."

Read - Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard , In an alternate nineteenth-century Philadelphia, Eleanor Fitt sets out to rescue her brother, who seems to have been captured by an evil necromancer in control of an army of Undead.

Read - Falling Sky by Rajan Khanna , Two generations ago, a virulent disease turned the population of most of North America into little more than beasts called Ferals. Some of those who survived took to the air, scratching out a living on airships and dirigibles soaring over the dangerous ground. Ben Gold has his own airship, a family heirloom, and has signed up to help a group of scientists looking for a cure. But that's not as easy as it sounds, especially with a power-hungry air city looking to raid any nearby settlements. To make matters worse, his airship, the only home he's ever known, is stolen. Ben must try to survive on the ground while trying to get his ship back.

Read - Steampunk Sourcebook by M. C. Waldrep , This book and CD-ROM compilation offers artists and crafters a wealth of authentic Victorian graphics for creating steampunk imagery. More than 500 illustrations range from dirigibles and sea vessels to corsets and pocket watches. In keeping with the movement's inventive spirit, a gallery of original collages features inspiring examples of the illustrations' potential combinations. This book includes a CD-ROM containing 539 royalty-free images saved in JPEG format.

Read - Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff , Stormdancer is the first in the epic new fantasy series The Lotus War, introducing an unforgettable heroine and a stunningly original dystopian steampunk world with a flavor of feudal Japan. Sent by a murderous Shima Isles Shogun to capture a believed-extinct griffin, Yukiko embarks on her mission and is soon stranded in the wilderness with an injured griffin, with whom she makes a stand against corrupt authorities.

Tea - Tea Etiquette

Tea - Tea Pairings

Tea - How to Become a Tea Duelist

Tea - How To Serve Tea

Tea - Traditions Around the World

Historic Recipe - "French" Raised Pies using a sprung metal pie forms

Historic Recipe Book - The Bread and Biscuit Baker's and Sugar-Boiler's Assistant, 1890

Historic Recipe - Victorian Dumplings and Puddings

Historic Recipe - The Gentleman’s Relish

Historic Recipe via @RayDean219 - Salade D’Orange

Art - Galbourne Ridge Concept by Tyler Edlin Art, at Deviantart.com

Art - Sky City by Chris Becker , at Deviantart.com

Art - Airship by Charlene Le Scanff , at Deviantart.com

Art - Starburner Airship by Bunny Bennett , at Deviantart.com

Art - The Airship Battle by Tom McGrath , at Deviantart.com


December 8 - December 14, 2014
Blog - Victorian Medicine, Part 2, on Airship Ambassador

Interview - Photographer Evan Butterfield, Gentlemen of Steampunk

Blog - Abney Park, and Piracy!

Story of the Month Club will be accepting submissions between December 4th and January 30th in the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy and Weird Western.

Great Victorian Gadgets, From straw shoes to the floating hospital, a new book looks at the most remarkable and surprisingly successful inventions of the 19th century.

On the Sixth Day of Steampunk Christmas… Six Antique Maps

On the Seventh Day of Steampunk Christmas… Seven Splendid Hats!

On the Eighth Day of Steampunk Christmas… Eight Tentacled Arms

On the Ninth Day of Steampunk Christmas… Nine Steampunk Music Groups.

On the Tenth Day of Steampunk Christmas… Ten Steampunk Books

On the Eleventh Day of Steampunk Christmas… Eleven Steampunk Places to Visit

On the Twelfth Day of Steampunk Christmas… Twelve steampunk movies

How to Have Great Conversations - Martine’s Guidelines from 1866

Interview with Paulo Cesar Ramirez of El Investigador (In Spanish)

Artist Recycles Old Motorcycle Parts into Steampunk Sculptures

December show at Willits Center for the Arts on now

A Review of Steampunk Lego

Art - Steampunk Ironman by Jason Kang

Photo gallery for Jim and Dolly’s steampunk wedding

*Gizmos Book Reviews* Heart of Iron (London Steampunk #2) by Bec McMaster

Steam Era: Steampunk RPG, an engaging and FREE MMORPG for Android and iOS devices set in the retro-futuristic universe of Steam Punk.

Read - The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross , Traveling from London to America to rescue Jasper from a devious criminal mastermind who is also threatening Mei's life if they do not return a dangerous stolen device, Finley Jaye and her companions increasingly rely on powerful Griffin King, help that is compromised by Griffin's secret attraction to Finley.

Read - Steampunk Style: The Complete Illustrated Guide for Contraptors, Gizmologists and Primocogglers Everywhere! From robot arms and jewelry to goggles, this guide to all things Steampunk, which has taken the world by storm through literature, movies, games and fashion, provides inspiration and projects to create.

Read - Steampunk Softies: Scientifically Minded Dolls from a Past That Never Was by Sarah Skeate / Nicola Tedman

Read - Steampunk'd edited by Jean Rabe , Featuring 14 original stories from some of today's best science fiction writers, including Michael A. Stackpole, Jody Lynn Nye and William C. Dietz, this imaginative collection combines steampunk with the Victorian era and ponders how this fusion would impact our present and future.

Read - Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff, The Shima Imperium is threatened by an imminent civil war, while an enraged Yukiku struggles to keep her ability to hear the thoughts of beasts from overwhelming her and the secretive Guildsman Kin struggles with dreams of an undesirable future.

Art - Steampunk Iron Man by Magnusss, at Deviantart.com

Art - Ironman Steampunk by Niconoff, at Deviantart.com

Art - Steampunk Iron Man by Pinekkk, at Deviantart.com

Art - A Quarter past by Lamin Martin, at BlenderArtists.org

Art - Steampunk wristgun 3 by Hexonal, at Deviantart.com

Historic Recipe - Traditional British Victorian Sandwich Sponge Cake

Historic Recipe - Victorian Bread Recipes

Historic Recipe - On the Oregon Trail

Historic Recipe via @RayDean219 - Carrot Soup

Historic Recipe - Beer Recipes from the early 1800s

Tea - Tea Etiquette

Tea - Tea Pairings

Tea - The Honourable Association of Tea Duellists

Tea - Properly Serving Tea

Tea - Traditions Around the World


December 1 - December 7, 2014
Blog - Victorian Medicine, on Airship Ambassador

Next Year's Big Assassin's Creed Is Set In Victorian London

Vox Lumiere Creates a Steampunk ‘Phantom of the Opera’

Steinbach Regional Secondary School heads to Wonderland, Alice in Wonderland, with a unique twist rooted in Victorian era itself. This Alice isn’t quite in Wonderland but rather at Wonderland.

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) - Steampunk and Neo-Victorianism 1: Meanings of Gender and Identity Through Costume and Fashion in Steampunk, 2015 sessions include "Democratization of Steampunk through Costume" , "Reinterpreted heroines: the empowerment of women through Steampunk fashion" , "Grafting the Past on the Body of the Present: Steampunk Culture, Gender, and Desire"

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) - Steampunk and Neo-Victorianism 2: Examining Foundations, Foundational Texts, and Female Identity, 2015 sessions include "Philosophy From an Imagined Past: Proto-steampunk literary influences in Bioshock" , "Why Slapping Gears on It Won’t Do: Visual Epistemology and Steampunk" , "Victorian Traces: 21st Century Femininity in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" and "Stoker"" , "From Mina Harker to Mina Murray: Rationalizing the Female Identity in a Patriarchal Empire"

Kickstarter - Airships of Oberon, Go on Airship Missions. Capture Anti-Magnetic Artifacts. Become a Flux Master. Play the ultimate Steampunk board game! Ends December 23rd

Blog - Ladies of Sound Moral Character, a list of common characters found in steampunk speculative fiction and media

Interview - steampunk author David Barnett

Interview - author Beth Cato about her new book, Murder on the Steampunk Airship

Browser game - Steam Town 2, find the missing tools and spot the differences in mirror images

Interview with Tom Pellitieri, Steampunk Santa

Photos - Steampunk 6-Wheel Land Yacht Is a Car from the Future Past

Android Steampunk Game - 80 days, releases December 16

Nintendo 3DS steampunk Game - Code Name: STEAM, releases March 13, 2015

Steampunk production of "A Christmas Carol", December 5-21

Beautiful Steampunk Animal Sculptures With Articulating Bodies by artist Igor Verniy

Steampunk Music Video Roundup by Steampunk Chicago

Indiegogo - steampunk game, Avenging Angel is a steampunk FPS/Adventure with a deep and gripping story set in a beautiful world. The story takes place on Planet Earth, in a steampunk setting, roughly 10000 years from our current day and age, where 21st Century has not only passed from history to legend, but also from legend into myth. The game is based on Henri Brandt's "The Land of Strange Gods" -universe.

Lincoln Asylum to be turned into coffee roasting house, The building has been the central theme for the Weekend at the Asylum steampunk event held once yearly in the historic city. However, it’s been sat vacant with Lincoln City Council actively trying to sell it for the past three years.

Steampunk Iron Man Art Includes A Bittersweet Backstory

Art - Ironman Steampunk Artworks

Art - This Steampunk Iron Man Illustration is Totally Badass

On the First Day of Steampunk Christmas…, One Datamancer Keybard

On the Second Day of Steampunk Christmas…, Two Steampunk Earrings

On the Third Day of Steampunk Christmas…, Three Spooky Eyeballs (cufflinks and tie clip)

On the Fourth Day of Steampunk Christmas…, Four-in-Hand Tie (a particular knot for tying ties)

On the Fifth Day of Steampunk Christmas…, Five Brassy Things

Read - Dawn's Early Light by Pip Ballantine / Tee Morris , Exiled to America, Braun and Brooks follow a series of nautical and aerial disasters to a new threat, known only as the Maestro.

Read - The Ripper Affair by Lilith Saintcrow , Archibald Clare, mentath in the service of Britannia, needs calm to restore his logic and reason facilities after an accident that left him in the care of Sorceress Prime Emma Bannon, but that calm proves elusive when the pair set off in pursuit of a killer.

Read - Clockwork Angels by Kevin J. Anderson

Read - The Six-Gun Tarot by R. S. Belcher , Nevada, 1869: Beyond the pitiless 40-Mile Desert lies Golgotha, a cattle town that hides more than its share of unnatural secrets. The sheriff bears the mark of the noose around his neck; some say he is a dead man whose time has not yet come. His half-human deputy is kin to coyotes. The mayor guards a hoard of mythical treasures. A banker’s wife belongs to a secret order of assassins. And a shady saloon owner, whose fingers are in everyone’s business, may know more about the town’s true origins than he’s letting on.

Read - Disenchanted & Co. by Lynn Viehl , In the Provincial Union of Victoriana, a steampunk America that lost the Revolutionary War, Charmian “Kit” Kittredge makes her living investigating crimes of magic. While Kit tries to avoid the nobs of high society, she follows mysteries wherever they lead.

Tea - The Tea Bag

Tea - A Social History

Tea - How to Host a Victorian Tea Party

Tea - Tea Etiquette

Tea - Brewing Tea


November 24 - November 30, 2014
Aetherfest 2014 - Review

Cirque du Soleil Goes Steampunk

7 Worldbuilding Tropes Science Fiction and Fantasy needs to Stop using

Steampunk airship accessories moored at Sky Harbor Airport

Aethefest - Steampunk on display

GoFundMe - McKeen Car Cuyamaca Restoration PH1

Review - Letters Between Gentlemen by Professor Elemental and Nimue Brown

Art - Bollywood Steampunk

Blog - Steam Trek Costuming

Blog - Star Trek & Steampunk

Review - Joben Bistro Pub, a peculiar pub of steampunk inspiration, located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

PHOTOS: Cosplayers at Emerald City Steampunk Expo

Steampunk'd - GSN BUILDS ON 2014 SUCCESS WITH NEW DEVELOPMENT FOR 2015, STEAMPUNK’D is a wildly creative competition series featuring talented artists, designers and inventors who create “Steampunk,” a popular genre of science fiction and fantasy that fuses modern technology and Victorian Age aesthetics to turn everyday objects into works of art. Contestants will be challenged to marry objects from the past and present in order to create futuristic designs and inventions. Dramatic reveals each week will build to a grand finale of a fully Steampunk'd world, so get ready for "before" and "after" like none you've ever seen before! STEAMPUNK’D is executive produced by Kimberly Belcher Ehrhard, John Ehrhard (“Hogan Knows Best,” “Miami Social”) and Lauren Stevens of Pink Sneakers Productions.

2009 Blog - MAME (multiple arcade machine emulator) video game cabinet

Photos - Steampunk Den and Wii

Moto 360 Watchface - Steampunk Mechanic ver. 1.0 by ~de Raven , a custom watch face for Android Wear devices

Not Steampunk, Steampulp – David Avallone Talks Legenderry: Vampirella

Steampunk enthusiasts gather at Leicester's National Space Centre

Embassy Theatre’s 30th annual Festival of Trees, includes one of Indiana Michigan Power’s sponsored trees – the bicycle-powered “Steampunk Christmas” tree

The Victorian Christmas Rituals: A Steampunk Perspective

Game review: Choson, a thematic card-driven game for two to four players set in a Japanese steampunk universe. The Kory? dynasty is now defunct, replaced by the Chos?n dynasty founded by General Yi. Unfortunately, soon after its founding, intriguers nicknamed the “Watchers“, appeared all over the realm of Chos?n. And ever since, feud and disorder has sprouted everywhere. But this time, instead of the usual political contests and sneaky manipulations, armed warfare has become the rule. The influence of the “Watchers“ on some families has grown very strong and some whisper they have such extraordinary powers as allowing them to travel through time.

Game - Koryo, a card game for 2 to 4 players based in an uchronian and politico-steampunk universe. Kory? is a very smart game, quick to play (10 min) with only 8 turns, interactive and with innovative game mechanics making it very enjoyable and highly addictive.

The Steampunk-themed Christmas parade in Texarkana

Read - Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger, Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style--with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey stowaway on a train to return their classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. No one suspected what--or who--they would find aboard that suspiciously empty train. Sophronia uncovers a plot that threatens to throw all of London into chaos and she must decide where her loyalties lie, once and for all.

Read - The Steampunk Bible by Jeff Vandermeer, Steampunk—a grafting of Victorian aesthetic and punk rock attitude onto various forms of science-fiction culture—is a phenomenon that has come to influence film, literature, art, music, fashion, and more. Its adherents celebrate the inventor as an artist and hero, re-envisioning and crafting retro technologies including antiquated airships and robots. A burgeoning DIY community has brought a distinctive Victorian-fantasy style to their crafts and art. Steampunk evokes a sense of adventure and discovery, and embraces extinct technologies as a way of talking about the future. This ultimate manual will appeal to aficionados and novices alike as author Jeff VanderMeer takes the reader on a wild ride through the clockwork corridors of Steampunk history.

Read - Steampunk Soldiers: Uniforms & Weapons from the Age of Steam by Philip Smith, Steampunk Soldiers is a unique pictorial guide to the last great era of bright and colorful uniforms, as well as an important historical study of the variety of steam-powered weaponry and equipment that abounded in the days before the Great War of the Worlds.

Read - The Steampunk Tarot by Barbara Moore

Read - Forged by Desire by Bec Mcmaster, A respected woman of the Guard, Perry, who has found sanctuary among the Nighthawks, takes on a new case with Garrett Reed, the man she desires, that takes them out of their depth as they try to stop the darkness stalking London's streets.

Read - Llewellyn's 2015 Steampunk Calendar - illustrator Aly Fell

Read - The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 1: The Omnibus Edition by Alan Moore

Read - Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger

Read - The Steampunk User's Manual by Desirina Boskovich and Jeff VanderMeer, A latest exploration of the retro-futuristic genre shares practical and creative guidance for fans, covering topics ranging from fashion and architecture to music and storytelling.

Read - Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon by David Barnett

Tea - The Beginnings of Tea - China and Japan

Tea - The East India Company

Tea - The Boston Tea Party

Tea - Clipper Ships

Tea - The London Auctions


November 10 - November 16, 2014
A Review of Teslacon V 2014 on Airship Ambassador

Lighting - Art Donovan's The Raven's Chamber

Mundo Steampunk - Steampunk Lij

TeslaCon: The Most Fashionable of Cons

Out & About with … TeslaCon 5

Blog - The Story of a Costume


October 27 - November 2, 2014
7 Reasons Why Steampunk Is Totally "Now"

Scary Cool Steampunk Dragon Coffee Table

The Highs and Lows of Editing in the Steampunk Genre

Steampunk Granny Interviews Leonardo Ramirez of the Jupiter Chronicles

The Indie Steampunk Book Extravaganza 2, For one day only, Friday November 14th, a fantastic collection of steampunk novels from your favorite authors will be on sale for only $0.99 each. Action, Adventure, Romance, Mystery and more!

Blog - Mann Month

Kickstarter - Length x Wit, A dice and tile press-your-luck word game for 2 - 6 players. Using a combination of wooden tiles and artisan dice, players attempt to create words based on their dice roll. Each letter die multiplies the word score. Players must then decide whether to stop and score or draw another die, roll again and risk it all! Ends Nov 6

Blog - Horror and the Steampunk Genre

Blog - Retrofuturismos. Antología Steampunk, de VVAA , Spanish steampunk anthology

Steampunk web series a hit for local prop company, "Archangel: From the Winter's End Chronicles" follows the adventures of a Batman-style vigilante in 1893 London who fights a pirate gang that flies around in sci-fi airships. It's the brainchild of Dave Di Pietro, the director of new products at Museum Replicas.

Review - Steampunk LEGO by Guy Himber

These Magical Flying Ship Illustrations Will Be Your New Desktops

Historic Recipe - Gentlemen's Morsels, for Afternoon Tea

Historic Recipe - Victorian Biscuits, Rolls and Muffins

Historic Recipe - Family Recipes from New England Historic Genealogical Society Manuscript Collections

Historic Recipe via @RayDean219 - Lobster Soup

Historic People - American Horse, the Elder, served as a principal military leader at the Battle of the Little Big Horn,

Historic People - Hototo, War chief with Chief Joseph, Hototo was chosen trail boss and guide of the Nez Percé after the Battle of the Big Hole that spurred his people on a 500-700 mile journey to the Missouri River

Historic People - Osceola, Leader of the Second Seminole War, which began because of Oceaola`s refusal to sign an 1835 treaty after he was released from prison.

Historic People - Dohasan, a significant member of a long line of Kiowa chiefs. A leader for more than 30 years, Dohäsan was celebrated as a fierce warrior and an insightful administrator.

Historic Technology - Light bulb, patented in 1875 by Henry Woodward and Matthew Evans

Historic Technology - Toilet Paper, invented in 1857 by Joseph Gayetty, Gayetty's Medicated Paper

Historic Technology - Player Piano, the "Aeriol" Piano created by Theodore Brown in 1897

Historic Technology - Steam Turbine, patented in 1884 by Charles Parsons

Art - Steampunk Concept by Tyler Edlin Art, at Deviantart.com

Art - Train by TerryLH , at Deviantart.com

Art - The Wyvern by Natalia Bouajram, at Deviantart.com

Art - Harq Airship by Michael P. Ness , at Deviantart.com

Steampunk Rally Designer Diary - Part 8

The Steampunk User’s Manual: Free Game and Steampunk Story Download

Steampunk Spray Painting: How to Make Almost Anything Look Like Metal

Oculus Developer Forums - Please Vote for Steampunk

Steampunk Sundays: The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich

The Giant Edison - A Big Size Steampunk Lamp by thechocolatist


October 20 - October 26, 2014
Art - Steampunk Batman by Vektor1970 at DeviantArt.com

Art - Steampunk Batman Linework by odingraphics at DeviantArt.com

Art - Steampunk Foes by StriderDen at DeviantArt.com

Art - Steampunk Vader by DeuceOhNegative at DeviantArt.com

Art - Steampunk Iron Man by Promus-Kaa at DeviantArt.com

Review - New boook series, The Yellow Hoods by Adam Dreece

Photography - Steampunk friends for life, by @antti_karppinen

Flash Fiction - ARISTOPHANES BROWN – The Curious Case of the Moving Ceiling by SJ Summerisle @6_tailed_comet

Conundrum comic- Thoughts from the artist, "Conundrum is just one of several new titles we’re currently crafting, centring on the lives of three men whose worlds and ideologies collide in an Early 20th Century Steampulp setting. It draws influence from the old pulp characters such as Doc Savage and the Shadow, and even a bit of classic superhero mythology."

Review - A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Halloway

Airship Ambassador's Steampunk Sudoku #46 Easy

Airship Ambassador's Steampunk Sudoku #46 Solution

Airship Ambassador's Steampunk Sudoku #47 Medium

Airship Ambassador's Steampunk Sudoku #47 Solution

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Historic Recipe via @RayDean219 - Fruit Cake

Historic Recipe - Recipes from old newspapers

Historic Recipe - Cold Oven 1800's Pound Cake

Historic Recipe - Scottish Oat Biscuits, This recipe appeared on the Quaker Oats box in 1908 and again from 1909 to 1913.

Historic Recipe - Victorian Soup Recipes

Historic People - Nellie Bly, As an often-undercover journalist, Bly sided with poor and marginalized people.

Historic People - Harriet Wilson, First African American of either gender to publish a novel on the North American continent.

Historic People - Nikola Tesla

Historic People - George Westinghouse

Historic People - Conquering Bear, Chosen to represent the Lakota at the Ft. Laramie treaty council in 1851,

Historic Technology - The Traffic Light, invented in 1868 by J.P. Knight, a railway engineer

Historic Technology - Telephone, In the 1870s, two inventors Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell both independently designed devices that could transmit speech electrically (the telephone).

Historic Technology - Vacuum Cleaner, invented 1869 by Ives McGaffey. It was the first hand-pumped vacuum cleaner in the United States, a wood and canvas contraption.

Historic Technology - Edison Cylinder Phonograph, invented by Thomas Edison, 1877

Historic Technology - Zoöpraxiscope, developed by Eadweard Muybridge in 1879, which projected a series of images in successive phases of movement obtained through the use of multiple cameras.

19th century 9lb, 100-blade multitool with a pistol

9 Burning Questions About Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ Answered!

Home decor - Dory Copper Clad with Teak

Serialized fiction - Montfort's Web, Prologue

Waistcoats & Weaponry Sweepstakes!, ends Oct 31st


October 13 - October 19, 2014
Airship Ambassador interview with author Tina Connolly, Part 2, talking about her latest book, Silverblind

Airship Ambassador interview with author Tina Connolly, conclusion

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Read - Steampunk Softies: Scientifically Minded Dolls from a Past That Never Was by Sarah Skeate

Read - The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross

Read - Steampunk edited by Ann Vandermeer

Read - Metalwork Jewelry: 35 Step-by-step Projects Inspired by Steampunk by Linda Peterson

Read - Corsets and Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances by Lesley Livingston

Historic Recipes - via Victoriana Lady Lisa, scones, shortbread, marmalade

Historic Recipe via @RayDean219 - German Trifle

Historic Recipe - Mormon Johnnycake, Here is a form of cornbread used not only by the Mormon immigrants, as the name indicates, but quite often by most of the immigrants traveling west.

Historic Recipe - La Cuisine Creole , New Orleans, 1885

Historic Recipe - The 1896 One Pound-Pound Cake

Blog - A Toxic Environment: living in the Victorian era – A Steampunk Perspective

Blog - Ada Lovelace as a Steampunk Character

Blog - The Punk in Steampunk

Blog - The Real-life Plucky Girl Dressed as a Boy: Isabelle Eberhardt, a Steampunk Characterization

Blog - The Art of Travel, Francis Galton

Art - Steampunk Maleficent by Brian Kesinger at DeviantArt.com

Art - Steampunk Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake Fan Art

Kindle book - The Kaiser Affair by Joseph Robert Lewis. Free on Kindle for a limited time. When a master thief escapes from prison, detective Bettina Rothschild must put him back behind bars before the scandalous fiasco destroys the Ministry of Justice. Her investigation leads from decaying cemeteries where ravens conspire to warehouses where wondrous machines are built in secret, and even to the fabled Drifting Isle above the city of Eisenstadt where an ancient tomb hides a deadly secret.

Review - A Primer on Steampunk – Jeff Vandermeer (Part 1 of 2)

The Steampunk Newspaper - The Aether Chronicle #18, Steampunk Online Game Designer Interviewed by Kevin Steil; New Steampunk Film In The Making!; Amelia Own Kibbey Lost on Route to Prague!; The Lastest Seamswaddle by Tropple E. Armitage

Handmade steampunk watches by Alexander Tasou, designer at Hi Tek Designs

Cover - STEAMPUNK BSG 1880 #4 (OF 4)

Kickstarter - Jupiter Chronicles: A Steampunk Animated Space Epic! It is the year 1892 and Ian and Callie have had to suffer the hardships of a single parent family since their father went missing. But when they uncover an old telescope in their attic, the Castillos are rocketed to the steam-powered floating cities of Jupiter where they discover a secret that will ignite an era that will forever be known by its strange name . . . Steampunk! End Nov 12th

Kickstarter - Steamscapes: Asia - A Savage Worlds Licensed Setting, Steamscapes is a licensed game setting for Savage Worlds. It is a realistic alternative historical approach to steampunk. As such, it contains many of the things you would expect in a steampunk setting - airships, automatons, electricity gone wild - but places them in a real-world context. The world of Steamscapes is recognizable but changed. You will find many familiar faces and places, but their roles are not always what you expect. Ends October 28th.

McCall’s Pattern Company Booth At New York Comic Con

Interview With Lara Nance, Author of Revenge of the Mad Scientist

Game Review - Clockwork Empires, Wondrous Melange of Steampunk Insanity and Bugs

Instructables - Glowing Steampunk Flash Drive


October 6 - October 12, 2014
Airship Ambassador interview with author Tina Connolly, talking about her latest book, Silverblind

Read - Steampunk Fashion by Spurgeon Vaughn Ratcliffe

Read - The Red Plague Affair by Lilith Saintcrow

Read - Silver Mirrors by A. A. Aguirre

Read - The Clockwork Wolf by Lynn Viehl

Read - Cold Copper by Devon Monk

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How 'Boxtrolls' Composer Marianelli Waltzes Through Stop-Motion Steampunk Madness

Review: Frenchy and the Punk's Bonjour Batfrog, the newest album delivers a rocking combination of attitude and whimsy

Tales from the Archives III: Eight, In this episode: What the Turtles Saw, Written by Jared Axelrod, Narrated by Jarrod Axelrod and Tee Morris. When Wellington is made supervisor of the Ministry’s R&D department, he has to deal with Professor Axelrod, and all his dangerous and doolally experiments. He just never knew it would involve…turtles…

Blog - Dresses in Curtsies & Conspiracies, inspirational clothing pieces for this book

An interview with ArtPrize Steampunk sculptor Anthony Jackson

Wee Faerie Village Gives 'Alice In Wonderland' A Steampunk Twist

Antipodean Steampunk collection comes to Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

Clockwork Rhetoric - The Language and Style of Steampunk, Communication researcher examines Steampunk subculture with scholarly lens

Get your copy - Clockwork Rhetoric - The Language and Style of Steampunk

Photos - The Purple Steampunk Buggy

Moores Opera Center Delivers Steampunk Update of 'The Tales of Hoffmann'

Article - What is ... The Jupiter Chronicles?

Cover Reveal: Gears of Brass - A Steampunk Anthology

New Release - Steampunk User's Manual, An exploration of the retro-futurist genre shares practical and creative guidance for fans, covering topics ranging from fashion and architecture to music and storytelling.

Here’s a Sneak Peek at THE STEAMPUNK USER’S MANUAL by Jeff VanderMeer and Desirina Boskovich

BOOM! Studios Announces ‘Lantern City’ comic series, "Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce they are teaming up with Macrocosm Entertainment to publish Lantern City, a yearlong 12-issue maxi-series from the Archaia imprint that dives headfirst into the Steampunk genre. This will be the first single issue maxi-series published by Archaia since it first started publishing The Secret History in 2007."

Blog - The Aether Nomads Project, in Spanish and can translate into English on the webpage. "It is a whole fictitious, Airship-based nomadic culture…"

Did IBM kill Steampunk’s 15 minutes of fame?

Blog - Women in Science: a Steampunk Perspective

Blog - Iron in the Soul: Steampunk Protagonists

Blog - The Scandalous Nellie Bly: a Steampunk Characterization

Blog - Rocket to the Moon: Steampunk Technology – Part One

Blog - The Characterization of a Steampunk Antagonist

Murdoch Mysteries Syndicated in U.S.

Article - Steampunk is place where past, present, future collide, about Bruce Rosenbaum, his house, and the Steampunk Mansion Mashup at the Lippitt House Museum

Steampunk 101: Workshop is just in time for the Steampunk Progressive Dinner and Ball

New Steampunk Radio Show - Willow Leafstorm’s ‘Steam Powered Cabaret’, Saturdays, 7pm US-Pacific time

Review - HRM (High Rollers & Mavericks) Steampunk Symposium and Shindig







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