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This week, from October 3rd through the 7th, I invite you all to mosey over to for our Steampunk Week and check out the lovely contributions, book reviews & giveaways going on.

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You can check out the full week's worth of goodies on the Steampunk Week Index Page.

Also, for the latest updates for this Week an anything and everything steam-tastic, follow Steampunk on Facebook & Twitter.

Please show some love to our contributors & say hello in the comments :D

Cross-posted everywhere!
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Hope all of you have survived the wrath of Irene & enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. We've cleared the branches from our driveway and now the power is back on, and so we're delighted to give everyone an update about Tea & Revelry!

We had to postpone it because of the hurricane, but now we're back and offering additional tickets to cover the increase in demand.

Purchase here:

You are graciously invited by owners Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum for tea! Includes an exclusive tour from top to bottom of steampunk’s most famous house, plus:

- Lovely high tea presented by Miss Kitty!

- Professional Portrait shots inside the home courtesy of Conjure Photography

- Great prizes offered to our guests donated by Dr. Grymm Laboratories, Red Fork Empire, Big Bear Trading Company, Thee-Gartisan Works and more!

- A chance to win weekend passes TeslaCon in November, the premiere immersive convention featuring special guests Gail Carriger & George Mann.

- Various entertainments galore for the evening.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Rising Phoenix Fund, sponsored by Beyond Victoriana and Button Me Up on Etsy. Started in March 2011 in response to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster, the fund is in support of Shelterbox, an international aid organization specializing in first responder disaster relief. The Rising Phoenix Fund’s goal is to raise $3000 total by the end of our convention season.

About our Sponsors:

ModVic is a company specializing in Victorian Home restoration and steampunk home interior design, owned by Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum. ModVic's mission is to authentically restore historic Victorian homes (1850 – 1910) back to their original beauty and richness while completely modernizing the home’s systems, functional layout and conveniences for families of today. The Rosenbaum’s ModVic home in Sharon, Massachusetts has been featured in countless national and international news shows, magazines, and websites for its unbounded steampunk splendor.

Beyond Victoriana is an award-winning multicultural steampunk blog. The focus of the blog is to highlight the cultural intersection non-Western cultures, underrepresented minorities in Western histories (Asian / Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, First Nation, Hispanic, black / African), and the cultural intersection between the West and the non-West. Beyond Victoriana has been featured on various steampunk, sci-fi, and pop culture websites such as, SF Signal, NerdCaliber, Steampunk Magazine, The Steampunk Workshop, COLORLINES, and Racialicious. It has also been featured in the book The Steampunk Bible, edited by Jeff VanderMeer and S.J. Chambers.

Button Me Up on Etsy is an online button specialty store that focuses on Japanese, anime, and fandom buttons, and is run by Morgan Payne, Dillon Payne, and Jess Idres.

Still undecided? Why not check out this clip of the ModVic House on the recent episode of Young, Broke & Beautiful:


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Another great opportunity for donors to the Rising Phoenix Fund, courtesy of the Great New England Steampunk Exhibition!

Abney Park is making their New England premiere at this event and our donors now have a chance at winning FULL WEEKEND PASSES to this convention.

All you have to do is donate to the Rising Phoenix Fund between now and midnight EST on September 9th.  

You can enter in one of two ways: buy any of our three Help Japan buttons (only $2 each) at Button Me Up on Etsy or donate directly to the Rising Phoenix Fund on Shelterbox.

Your information will be automatically entered in our drawing, and the winner will be contacted on September 10th. The winner *must* confirm their acceptance with me within 24-hours, or else another winner will be selected.

In addition for the opportunity to see Abney Park's New England premiere, other guests include:

- Phil & Kaja Foglio of Girl Genius
- Jake von Slatt, maker extraordinaire
- Musical performances by Frenchy & the Punk and Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys and more!
- A full weekend of panels, demonstrations and crafting workshops

Good luck to all of our donors!

X-posted everywhere...
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"Great New England Steampunk Exhibition"
I am going to this event in September, in fact, I will be vending my jewelry there...
Who else is planning to attend?
... and what adventures do you have planned?
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Throughout the summer, I've been doing fundraiser work for Shelterbox and we're rounding off our season of events with a real special one.

Ever wanted to see the inside of the famous ModVic house yourself? You are graciously invited by owners Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum, who present a rare opportunity to visit their home for tea! Includes an exclusive tour from top to bottom of steampunk’s most famous house, plus:


- Lovely high tea presented by Miss Kitty!

- Professional Portrait shots inside the home courtesy of Conjure Photography

- Great prizes offered to our guests donated by Dr. Grymm Laboratories,Red Fork EmpireBig Bear Trading CompanyThee-Gartisan Works and more!

- A chance to win weekend passes to the Great New England Steampunk Exhibition in September, which includes special guests Abney Park, Phil & Kaja Foglio, the creators of Girl Genius, maker extraordinaire Jake von Slatt, and to TeslaCon in November, the premiere immersive convention featuring special guests Gail Carriger & George Mann.

- Various entertainments galore for the evening.


All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Rising Phoenix Fund, sponsored by Beyond Victoriana and Button Me Up on Etsy. Started in March 2011 in response to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster, the fund is in support of Shelterbox, an international aid organization specializing in first responder disaster relief. The Rising Phoenix Fund’s goal is to raise $3000 before September 5th, 2011.

5 PM - 8 PM
Cost: $25

Only 20 tickets are available for this exclusive event. Be sure to book your ticket today.




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An artist at Faerieworlds has had most of her steampunk jewellery collection stolen.

The pieces have "AA" or "Autumn Steam" engraved on the back. The artist has posted photos. If you see any of the pieces being sold on Etsy or something, please contact the artist.
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Ladies and gentlemen, it's been a bit of a long road to get to this point- in fact, I thought that this particular project would have to get utterly abandoned a while back. However, things got back on track, and now that it's nearing the final stages of completion, I figured it was high time to share something with the lot of you.

Many of you may remember a while back when I posted links and images from my original project, the Windrow-Ravenswood Deck. Well, after quite a bit of work in compiling, writing new text, adding in more material, more material, and more material... I've finally hit the final stages of what should be the last big spin-off project from that work.

Did you want to know more? )
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Ladies, Gentlemen, Miscreants, Rogues, Zombies, and other assorted members of this fine company, let me first begin by thanking the lot of you for your patronage in the past.

That said, just wanted to give you all a quick bump to let you know that Tormented Artifacts, home to such steamy creations as the Windrow-Ravenswood Deck has now undergone a massive facelift, rebuild, and update on a bunch of our stock.

Would you like to know more? )
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Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I've just added another piece to the Arcanepunk Collection- a nice writing case, for those of the inclination to do their own writing:

Just click on the photo above for larger views and more information and such.

And now, for a bit of a pre-Steamcon update... )

As always, folks, thanks for taking the time to check things out, and hopefully, we'll see you at Steamcon!
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Ladies, Not-so-gentle-men, assorted Others, thugs, henches, and Things, I crave your attention!

Some of you may remember a certain post made eleven months ago. A post in which we invited those of you of villainous intent to join us, to share your tales of dastardly deeds, and to take part in a network that would allow news of your villainous deeds to spread far and wide.

During the intervening months, I'll admit, I haven't been idle- from designing and implementing a nefarious plan to spread about my soul-stealing deck of cards, to spreading propaganda, and even re-establishing the League itself as one of the more pre-eminent societies for up-and-coming villains. And during all that, I would occasionally check in on my carefully selected carrier-pigeon drop points, email inboxes, and spies, to see if any others had joined the League. Or at least spread word of their own dastardly deeds.

I think it shall surprise none of you to find out that I found, after eleven months of long waiting... nothing. No replies, no stories, no cities razed, no heroes slaughtered. Nothing. It is the Year of the Villain, and we have been asleep at the switch, my compatriots!

Thus, my friends, time for a bit of a challenge. Something to get the bit back in your teeth and the blood under your fingernails.

In just two weeks, we shall see the start of Steamcon II. Villainous villains, we strongly urge you, if you're attending, to show in your finest, and if necessary, to locate the nearest League of Extraordinary Bastards outpost at the con to register and receive further information when available. And of course, to commit any heinous acts you see fit within the constraints of being in a public convention (remember, do nothing to actively cause grief for one of the few meeting places such folk as us have!) In the meantime, I strongly urge those of you interested in the League, or in proving me wrong about the distinct lack of villainy this year, to post away and regale us with your cunning plans and activities! Or to support the League, should you feel the need to do so.

This message sponsored by the L.X.B. and is in no way, shape, or form meant to act as a method of recruitment, advertisement, or plea for your support. If you want to know more about the League, please find and ask your local red-cog cell member.
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Abney Park played at the DNA Lounge last Friday, and it rocked.

There's a streaming audio feed up on the DNA Lounge website, and it's good for another week. (this link will cease to be relevant after 10/22/2010 or thereabouts)

My writeup, in which mandolins are pretty fuckin' metal, and banjos are awesome too:
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Well, looking at the last few post dates in here, I'm hoping this thing is still on and active, as i'd love a spot on Dreamwidth to discuss things Steampunkish and awesome.

Anyways, Hi there, folks. I'm Dmitri. A good chunk of you might know me from LJ or DeviantArt or other places, but for those who don't, I figured I should poke my head in and say hello.

What do I do? I make stuff. Leatherworks of all sorts, not to mention regular flat art, and even some other things, all of which may hold some interest to you fine ladies and gentlemen.

Here- come behind the cut and check things out... ) There. Sorry about the messed-up cut, folks.
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The countdown begins! Only two more weeks to go before SPWF, and I wanted to share some exciting plans I have for the event.

As previously announced, I'll be working on two panels for SPWF with the lovely Jaymee Goh and other wonderful guests: Envisioning a Better Steam Society: Social Issues & Steampunk, and Steam Around the World: Steampunk Beyond Victoriana
Read more about these panels here.

Not only that, but I will be looking for any attendees pushing the boundaries of steam. Have any outfit you want to show off? An invention that wasn't inspired by Edison or Tesla but by Ibn Sina or Su Song? A vested interested in taking steampunk out of Europe and into the rest of the world?

Be featured on Beyond Victoriana
All three days of the event, I will be looking for innovative new voices and faces to feature of my blog each day, and yours could be one of them!

Whether you are a performer or attendee, tinkerer, artist, writer, or costumer, show me what you got.

To give me a heads-up, reply here or email me at attic [dot] hermit [at] gmail [dot] com.

Cross-posted to LJ comms nysteam, steampunkdebate, steamworldsfair, Dreamwidth, Steampunk Empire, etc.
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This popped up on my Twitter stream, and I just had to share:

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, steampunk version. It's by a playhouse in Philly, and runs through mid-May. Tickets here.
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Now Beyond Victoriana now has a space of its very own!

Come and visit!

Beyond Victoriana

The upgraded site has new features:

- Readers can sign up for the RSS feed or mailing list for new postings. (Or they can just follow me on Twitter.)

- Individual pages about Beyond Victoriana's revised Mission Statement, Series Index (complete with DW & LJ old archives), and Submissions Guidelines for other people interested in contributing to this project.

- Teaser updates will be posted to DW, LJ, MySpace & Steampunk Empire, but I'm encouraging people to leave feedback on the new site.

So update your links, add it to your RSS reader, bookmark it, and spread the word!

The next Beyond Victoriana update will be a double post, coming tomorrow, so watch this space.

Cross-posted to DW, LJ, MySpace, Steampunk.Ning, everywhere....
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[profile] firefoxfey mentioned that I should plug my blog series here, so for the interested, I present to you:

Beyond Victoriana

What? A weekly blog series about non-Eurocentric steampunk, with a focus on underrepresented cultures (First Nation, Asian, Hispanic, African, Middle Eastern, Eurasian). More details here.

Where? Here on Dreamwidth. Or on LiveJournal, if you prefer.

When? Updated every Sunday (and sometimes there are additional perks as well, depending on my schedule).

Why?  Why not? Because steampunk isn't limited to England.

The ongoing index for this series is here.

Looking to contribute? Have a nifty suggestion? Drop me a comment here.

Hope to see you there!

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Did y'all know the UK Steampunk Network is running a free ebook giveaway? (I mean, seriously, who doesn't love free ebooks?)

Here's the info from the contest link on the forum:

"Author Tamara Sheehan is offering to give away three e-book copies of her Steampunk Samurai book, Stormy Bamboo… Leave a comment below and we’ll put your names in a top-hat-with-goggles.  If your name comes out, we’ll ask you for your email address and then the book will be yours!"

You can see the whole contest post, or post-to-win here!


Sep. 20th, 2009 01:13 am
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I made some goggles the other day, so I thought I'd share a picture:

Revolution Steampunk Goggles

First pair I've ever made. Can't wait to try it again with better materials and more time.


Aug. 27th, 2009 07:11 am
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I've been interested in steampunk for a while now but have only really browsed through it on the internet and such. Any suggestions for good books and movies would be greatly appreciated (movies especially, since I don't really have the money or time to read much lately). Thanks~
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