News from the London Steampunk Spectacular

The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing From left to right: Marc Burrows (bass), Ben Dawson (drums), Andy Heintz (vocal/saw), Andrew McNeill (vocal/guitar) Despite half of the tube system shutting down for the weekend (and despite the fact that we managed to get ourselves completely lost in the separate time-zone that is King’s […]

The Marionette Unit

Once in a while we get an email about an upcoming steampunk film, series, webisode etc, but rarely do we hear about anything with the potential to be as interesting as the one that’s currently in development by film-makers Azhur Saleem and James Boyle. The Marionette Unit is a film set in a totalitarian Victorian […]

Fabrication

For any of you in the Leeds area, we’ve had word of a wonderful new venture called Fabrication which is offering up space to designers and costumers, and is also running a series of workshops over the next few months on everything from how to make a Regency dress, to vintage hair and makeup, to […]

Sherlock Holmes

So I’ve recently seen the new Sherlock Holmes movie, and while it’s far too early in the morning to write a proper review I’m curious to hear how many of you have seen it/liked it/hated it/what have you. Vaguely steampunk, with all the pretty tech? Kind of silly? Personally, I liked it, but what really […]

Wooden Cars of the Future

While we’re on an automobile kick, here’s something awesome from Make Magazine: “Artist, traveller, & inventor Joost Conijn spent the better part of a year building his own very custom automobile – almost entirely from wood. And what more fitting way to power such a vehicle, than with an onboard wood-burning stove! You might assume […]

Greenpunk

Well, it’s definitely 2010. Alternative energy solutions have become more important than ever, and the politically correct world we all live in is certainly a far cry from the belching smoke stacks of Victoria’s empire. One company, however, has managed to stick a foot into the best of both worlds. Why not use the awesome […]

In which the American auto industry mistakes cars for Coca-Cola

Over the holidays, I got to talking to my Dad about cars.  “I brought my first car when I was sixteen,” he told me, “and it was horrible.  I had to completely take the engine to pieces and rebuild it to get it to work properly.” The internal combustion engine is a simple beast at […]

Je joue donc je suis: an audience with the Jaquet-Droz automata

The highlight of my recent trip to Switzerland was the morning I spent at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Neuchâtel with Caroline Junier, the curator, Thierry Ronstutz, a local watchmaker, and three 18th century robots.

Beyond Victoriana

Image re-produced from Beyond Victoriana, courtesy of Kory Lynn Hubbell We’ll be completely honest with you: we don’t really read blogs. That’s probably a part of the reason why we’re so bad at keeping this one updated (although that’s changing as we kidnap… I mean find new people that we can talk into posting any […]

News from the Steampunk Magazine Soiree

* * * * * Having been on the move (and on the road) since the week before the soiree, it’s taken me a little while to pull together all of the video that we managed to get over the weekend of the SteamPunk Magazine Soiree (not to mention that we actually had to send […]