Monthly Archive:: October 2009
Noted Archivist Seeks Steampunks to Index: World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer’s The Steampunk Bible, published by Abrams Image, will provide a comprehensive and lavish overview of all aspects of Steampunk, in text and pictures. Research for this momentous and globe-spanning project includes the compilation of a comprehensive Archive of, and Index to, everything and everyone
Jake von Slatt vonslatt @VonClaret Thanks! it was mostly @LibbyBulloff ‘s doing – both in concept and execution, I was just the pretty dirty face!2 hours ago @yoyojedi The pleasure was all mine! (as well as the spidery red marks all up and down my arm) Will be in touch for
When we moved into our house there was an electric chandelier in our dining room. It was an adequate enough fixture but incandescent chandeliers are terribly inefficient, six 25 watt bulbs actually put out a fraction of the amount of light as a single bulb of half the combined
I had the great privilege of meeting Whisper Merlot and many of the Penny Dreadfuls when we shot the Make:TV Steampunk piece a year ago this past July. These folks truly are living the life. Tor has a great interview with Whisper up on their site now. In addition
The Steampunk exhibition at the Oxford Museum of the History of Science opened yesterday! Art Donovan writes: I promise you that the art in this show is nothing like you have ever seen! Not to be "booster-ish" or anything, but I’ve had to wire my jaw closed after seeing the artist’s works
This is my cheap and easy version of the classic Phantasmechanics Flying Crank Ghost and it utilizes a carousel motor from a discarded microwave oven and some bits of scrap wood for the armature. Most modern microwave ovens have a small 110 volt synchronous motor that rotates the
This is my cheap and easy version of the classic Phantasmechanics Flying Crank Ghost and it utilizes a carousel motor from a discarded microwave oven and some bits of scrap wood for the armature.
One of the stories in Steampunk Tales #2 involves zombies and steam airships. Frankly, I found the steam airship highly implausible and chalked it up to the general obsession with steam and steam power that we steampunks seem to be infected with. However, it seems I am seriously mistaken!
It’s Steampunk month at Tor Books! See the Introduction to Steampunk Month here which includes a large index of what you can sxpect to see this month. Of particular interest to this scrapyard sociologist are Steampunk as Subculture and No Elitism Please, We’re Steampunk both by Jaymee Goh.
I was having a hard time this morning getting started working in the shop. I get one day a week to work in the shop and as a result I often end up with a list of things I want to get done that is about three times longer