Call for Artists/Makers in Oklahoma

A Steampunk Art Market in Norman, OK is looking for vendors and performers, and we’ve been asked to pass the link along! So if you’re in the area, check out this page for more information. The deadline for submissions is August 24th, and artists, makers and performance artists are all welcome to submit.

All Aboard to Lantern City!

Steampunk is without a doubt all a-buzz about Tron star Bruce Boxleitner’s latest media project, Lantern City, which he promises to be the “first true Steampunk TV show” and “not shy away from the issues of the time”. Considering how the community has been let down before in popular media depictions of Steampunk, people are […]

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 […]

Native Steampunk Roundup

There’ve been a few interesting posts recently about Native American-inspired Steampunk, particularly issues surrounding costuming, so I thought I’d pass them along! Beyond Victoriana has a guest post on stereotypes in costuming and incorporating native technology. And Multiculturalism for Steampunk has about a dozen posts on the topic. Here are my favorites: Native American Steampunk: […]

Jha’s Epic Steampunk Rant

I meant to post this a few days ago and just got to it: Jha posted a pretty fantastic rant, tweeted with the comment “I, too, can rant about steampunk!” Here’s my favorite bit, at the risk of spoiling the ending: “You want to hate on steampunk? Steampunk’s not the problem. Imperialism is the problem. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Steampunk Challenge!

Want an excuse to read a year’s worth of Steampunk Novels? Rikki at the Bookkeeper is sponsoring the Steampunk Challenge, a year from October 2010 to October 2011 of reading steampunk fiction! The website has some suggested book lists and reviews. I would add to that recommendation any of the fine stories published in Steampunk […]

Artists Wanted!

I meant to put this up AGES ago and didn’t get to it, so please pardon the delay and I hope this isn’t going up too late, but there’s a steampunk graphic novel looking for artists! It’s called AIR, and if you want to contribute you should probably apply quickly! If you’re less the artsy […]