James writes from Hirakata, Japan: Hey! Big fan of the site and of anything and everything steampunk…Funny thing is, there are so many people who are straight-up steampunk without even knowing that such a cult underground exists. For example, when i was a teenager, I modified a 13inch TV
Steampunk Spectacular #4 is out at last!
In a brilliant cap to his series "A History of Steampunk" Cory Gross over at Voyages Extraordinaires has posted this cogent analysis of the coming course of Steampunk sub-culture. Boy that guy can write! I am immensely flattered that he’s credited me with initiating the controversy on the Brass
The plan, or at least, what I had been calling a plan, pretty much had ended here: the three metal parts had been designed and cut, with great thanks to the water-jet friend. They fit together, but really weren’t a machine, yet- rough and already rusty, it was time
So I got vanity plates for my kit car that read STMPNK but when I did a search on that term I just got unkind and disemvowled Boingboing comments so I acquired the domain stmpnk.com and I've been dropping crumbs around the net like this to boost its position
Many of you likely read the Steampunk Panel at ReaderCon story on io9 about a week ago. We were fortunate to hear about this ahead of time and offered to podcast the discussion here and we’re very pleased and grateful that the panelists accepted our offer! Thanks especially to
I met Johnny Payphone on the Brass Goggles Forum in it’s early days. He would drop by periodically and lob thought-bombs into our midst that touched off fire-storms of discussion on the core nature of Steampunk and just how much ‘Punk’ there was in it. Here is a wonderful
Jon dropped me a quick note with a link to pictures of his winning entry in the xLAN case mod competition. It reminds me of my own water-cooled PC project from a couple years back, only with clockwork and way more awesome! Thanks Jon!
Lots of progress! She's on the road, registered, inspected, and passed, including emissions which is pretty cool considering that she's basically a 1972 VW Beetle that was re-titled in Ohio as a 1985 "assembled vehicle." A close read of the Massachusetts auto emissions law would seem to indicate that
During a recent book signing in Seattle William Gibson was asked about the Steampunk modding craze. I think it was really cool that he was aware of us! In addition he commented: "My one complaint is, they make these things look all shiny and new…I think they should look…distressed."