Register & Contribute to the SPM Website!

As we mentioned yesterday the Gaslamp Bazaar is closed for the foreseeable future. However, as promised, we’ve been looking into how to make the SteamPunk Magazine more community-orientated, and we are happy to announce that you can now register your very own SPM account. Once registered, you will be able to manage your profile, comment […]

The Gaslamp Bazaar is No More!

After much deliberation, we have decided to close the SteamPunk Magazine forum down for the foreseeable future. Between the spambots and the technical difficulties, it has gotten increasingly difficult to maintain the Gaslamp Bazaar over the last year or so. We tried to make forums somewhere different and interesting place to hang out, but the […]

GUEST POST: Using the Transgender Umbrella to Describe the Steampunk Parasol

We decided, a week into October, that we should do something for LGBT History Month, and the marvelous Lucretia Dearfour of The Wandering Legion responded to my plea for a last-minute guest post. Thanks for the post, Lucretia! As a transgender individual I’ve heard, been called, and sometimes even identified with a lot of different […]

Quick Links: Steampunk Fortnight @

Sci-fi and fantasy blog is taking another stab at Steampunk after their fantastic Steampunk Month series last year, which you might want to check out! There’s not much up yet, but the fabulous Ay-Leen the Peacemaker has a beautiful essay on the Ao Dai, which made my inner costume nerd giddy with joy, and […]

Turn of the Century Slumber Parties

Thank you all of you for your marvelous suggestions of queer Victorians to profile this month! I have some serious Wikipedia-ing to do, but in the meantime, here are some of my favorite LGBT-etc pictures from the turn of the century, all courtesy of The Bilerico Project. Slumber party! Boys dancing cutely! Drag Queens! A […]

Happy National Coming Out Day!

Oscar Wilde says Happy National Coming Out Day! This month is LGBT History month here in the US; would anyone be interested if I featured some queer Victorians here at Steampunk Magazine? Would anyone have any suggestions?