Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone exciting and safe New Year’s Eve adventures, and a wonderfully epic 2011!

All-Girl Gang Terrorizes Victorian London

This is officially my favorite news story of the day: It tells about an all-female London gang that existed from as early as the 1700s to the 1950s, pulling enormous shoplifting heists and beating up anyone who invaded their turf. “Dressed in specially tailored coats, cummerbunds, muffs, skirts, bloomers and hats sewn with hidden pockets, […]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays, everyone! (Did you see the eclipse on the Solstice? If not, there’s photos here!) Whatever your holiday plans were/are, there’s an upcoming internet event which all might enjoy – Lia Keyes (@liakeyes) and Matt Delman (@mattdelman) has started a tradition of weekly steampunk chats on Twitter, under the hashtag #steampunkchat. They’re every Friday […]

Biopunk Project Gropes With Slimy Tentacles For Submissions

Earlier this month, I received an email from Christine Danse, author of the steampunk novella, Island of Icarus. She had seen a blog post I’d made about a year ago regarding the subgenre of biopunk, and raised the question of why it has sat so quietly in the back corner of popular culture. From there, […]

A Very Steampunk Christmas

I’m not normally one to go spreading around the steampunk Christmas cheer (I don’t have a problem with it per se, but it’s not a holiday I celebrate and I’m old enough now to complain about the fact that the build-up starts in August), but today I’m going to be making an exception. That is […]