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Friday, January 25th, 2013
2:58 pm - Wow...

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The person changed it for me! How nice!

http://gearsandsteam.tumblr.com

Still under construction.

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Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
1:38 pm - Need a cover artist

ladysmith
I have an erotic steampunk novel in the queue at Circlet Press, that was supposed to be published in 2012. However, the release has been held up by lack of a cover.

My editor at Circlet Press has given me permission to put the call out for artists in the steampunk community. We can work with CG, photography or "traditional" art, and I can provide a copy of the manuscript to interested artists who are looking for inspiratio

I'm waiting on the information on what Circlet pays the artists, so I can't answer THAT question right now.

Contact  me if you're interested, and I'll put you in contact with my editor.

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
2:53 pm - DARK VOICE OF ANGELIQUE – STEAM PUNK DICK

ilusha_beloff


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Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
10:08 pm - Flight of the Nephilim

mykeamend


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Digital painting. 16x20 inches at 400 DPI - many layers of swirling spirits in clouds and smoke, airships, buildings, and the main figure - each element decorated intensely with glyphs and scripts down to near-microscopic detail in each inch of the painting.

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Friday, January 13th, 2012
10:42 am - Civil War Submarine!

kukla_tko42
I saw this article when I got up this morning.

Complete Civil War Submarine Unveiled For the First Time

Of course, my first instinct was to say, "How steampunk is THAT?!?" Some might call it clock-punk, though. In either case I wanted to share.

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
6:44 pm - New Music Video "Oh" from Psyche Corp.

parallel_rose
Steam-friendly NYC band Psyche Corporation just put out a new music video which was partly filmed at a popular steampunk bar in Brooklyn called the Way Station and features some acting from local steampunks (Noam Berg of Painless Parker, Babs Who Takes Pictures, Abigail Neffer LeMort, Kristin Costa to name a few), as well as costuming by steampunk fashion designer Kristin Costa. It references a dark and bizarre story of a vigilante serial killer. Hope you enjoy!

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Monday, September 5th, 2011
5:53 pm - New Date for Tea & Revelry: October 8th, 2011 from 5 - 8 PM at the ModVic House

dmp

Hope all of you have survived the wrath of Irene & enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. We've cleared the branches from our driveway and now the power is back on, and so we're delighted to give everyone an update about Tea & Revelry!


We had to postpone it because of the hurricane, but now we're back and offering additional tickets to cover the increase in demand.

Purchase here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/190298

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You are graciously invited by owners Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum for tea! Includes an exclusive tour from top to bottom of steampunk’s most famous house, plus:

- Lovely high tea presented by Miss Kitty!

- Professional Portrait shots inside the home courtesy of Conjure Photography

- Great prizes offered to our guests donated by Dr. Grymm Laboratories, Red Fork Empire, Big Bear Trading Company, Thee-Gartisan Works and more!

- A chance to win weekend passes TeslaCon in November, the premiere immersive convention featuring special guests Gail Carriger & George Mann.

- Various entertainments galore for the evening.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Rising Phoenix Fund, sponsored by Beyond Victoriana and Button Me Up on Etsy. Started in March 2011 in response to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster, the fund is in support of Shelterbox, an international aid organization specializing in first responder disaster relief. The Rising Phoenix Fund’s goal is to raise $3000 total by the end of our convention season.

About our Sponsors:

ModVic is a company specializing in Victorian Home restoration and steampunk home interior design, owned by Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum. ModVic's mission is to authentically restore historic Victorian homes (1850 – 1910) back to their original beauty and richness while completely modernizing the home’s systems, functional layout and conveniences for families of today. The Rosenbaum’s ModVic home in Sharon, Massachusetts has been featured in countless national and international news shows, magazines, and websites for its unbounded steampunk splendor.

Beyond Victoriana is an award-winning multicultural steampunk blog. The focus of the blog is to highlight the cultural intersection non-Western cultures, underrepresented minorities in Western histories (Asian / Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, First Nation, Hispanic, black / African), and the cultural intersection between the West and the non-West. Beyond Victoriana has been featured on various steampunk, sci-fi, and pop culture websites such as Tor.com, SF Signal, NerdCaliber, Steampunk Magazine, The Steampunk Workshop, COLORLINES, and Racialicious. It has also been featured in the book The Steampunk Bible, edited by Jeff VanderMeer and S.J. Chambers.

Button Me Up on Etsy is an online button specialty store that focuses on Japanese, anime, and fandom buttons, and is run by Morgan Payne, Dillon Payne, and Jess Idres.

Still undecided? Why not check out this clip of the ModVic House on the recent episode of Young, Broke & Beautiful:

Young, Broke & Beautiful "Steampunk Office" web extra from 44 Pictures on Vimeo.




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Friday, August 26th, 2011
10:10 am - Rising Phoenix - Win Tickets to see Abney Park at The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition!

dmp

Another great opportunity for donors to the Rising Phoenix Fund, courtesy of the Great New England Steampunk Exhibition!


Abney Park is making their New England premiere at this event and our donors now have a chance at winning FULL WEEKEND PASSES to this convention.


All you have to do is donate to the Rising Phoenix Fund between now and midnight EST on September 9th.  

You can enter in one of two ways: buy any of our three Help Japan buttons (only $2 each) at Button Me Up on Etsy or donate directly to the Rising Phoenix Fund on Shelterbox.

Your information will be automatically entered in our drawing, and the winner will be contacted on September 10th. The winner *must* confirm their acceptance with me within 24-hours, or else another winner will be selected.

In addition for the opportunity to see Abney Park's New England premiere, other guests include:

- Phil & Kaja Foglio of Girl Genius
- Jake von Slatt, maker extraordinaire
- Musical performances by Frenchy & the Punk and Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys and more!
- A full weekend of panels, demonstrations and crafting workshops

Good luck to all of our donors!

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
11:31 pm - Win 2 tickets to tgnese

drlockevalor
  its been a while since i posted but whats better then now

Who here wants a chance to go to the great new england steampunk exhibition
http://www.thegreatnewenglandsteampunkexhibition.com/index.html

do you want a chance to win 2 free tickets for this convention.

Then subscribe to my youtube channel and
comment on the video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X48J02A3cvY






there will be many guests my group included in that list

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Monday, August 8th, 2011
5:21 am - Next weekend on Saturday

jaborwhalky
RSVP here http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=190274404354885

5th year

Ladies and gentlemen, it is time once again for the Annual Time Travel Picnic, the oldest and longest running annual steampunk meet up in the world. As an added bonus, this year's outing will also be a book release celebration for Wildside Press's latest novel release, the steampunk adventure “Blood In The Skies” by G. D. Falksen info here
http://www.gdfalksen.com/b​loodintheskies

The Annual Time Travel Picnic is five years old this year and still going!

Join us Saturday, August 13th, on Governor's Island in New York City for this year's adventure! We will be meeting at 2pm at Pier 101 on the Island, then find a spot to sit, picnic and will enjoy the festivities until closing.
Map : http://www.govisland.com/h​tml/visit/map.shtml

As a added treat we will have author G. D. Falksen http://www.gdfalksen.com/ to talk about his new book “Blood In The Skies” , http://www.gdfalksen.com/b​loodintheskies sign copies, and have some wonderful gifts to give away including signed art prints and various other goodies from Wildside Press http://www.wildsidepress.c​om/ and others .

This is a free event, and you are all welcome to bring a picnic basket if you wish. Dress Steampunk, Victorian, dandy , etc. Just come to have a good time with pals and make some new friends.

The Island's website:
http://www.govisland.com/
Directions to the event:
http://www.govisland.com/h​tml/visit/directions.shtml
The free ferries that run to the island:
http://www.govisland.com/h​tml/visit/directions.shtml

I hope the fact that this event is free will get more of you to come out to enjoy the day.

For photos from past years Time Travel Picnics
http://www.flickr.com/grou​ps/time_travel__picnic/
The LJ where it all started five years ago
http://community.livejourn​al.com/timetravelpicni/pro​file

For the event listing on the islands web site look here
http://www.govisland.com/h​tml/visit/calendar.shtml
"Saturday, August 13th, honor the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War by joining the National Park Service and living historians who will provide family friendly activities, historic weapons demonstrations, music and other programs. Meet the Civil War soldiers and women of Governors Island from the summer of 1863."


RSVP here http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=190274404354885

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Sunday, July 31st, 2011
2:07 am - Tea & Revelry: A Charity Fundraiser for the Rising Phoenix Fund

dmp

Throughout the summer, I've been doing fundraiser work for Shelterbox and we're rounding off our season of events with a real special one.

Ever wanted to see the inside of the famous ModVic house yourself? You are graciously invited by owners Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum, who present a rare opportunity to visit their home for tea! Includes an exclusive tour from top to bottom of steampunk’s most famous house, plus:

 

- Lovely high tea presented by Miss Kitty!

- Professional Portrait shots inside the home courtesy of Conjure Photography

- Great prizes offered to our guests donated by Dr. Grymm Laboratories,Red Fork Empire, Big Bear Trading Company, Thee-Gartisan Works and more!

- A chance to win weekend passes to the Great New England Steampunk Exhibition in September, which includes special guests Abney Park, Phil & Kaja Foglio, the creators of Girl Genius, maker extraordinaire Jake von Slatt, and to TeslaCon in November, the premiere immersive convention featuring special guests Gail Carriger & George Mann.

- Various entertainments galore for the evening.

 

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Rising Phoenix Fund, sponsored by Beyond Victoriana and Button Me Up on Etsy. Started in March 2011 in response to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster, the fund is in support of Shelterbox, an international aid organization specializing in first responder disaster relief. The Rising Phoenix Fund’s goal is to raise $3000 before September 5th, 2011.


EVENT DATE:
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28TH, 2011
5 PM - 8 PM
The ModVic House in Sharon, Massachusetts (click on links for full address)

Only 20 tickets are available for this exclusive event. Be sure to book your ticket today.

 

BUY TICKETS AT BROWN PAPER TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/190298

RSVP ON THE STEAMPUNK EMPIRE: http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/events/tea-revelry

RSVP ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=227096253994381

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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
8:48 pm - Unusual steampunkish photograph:
dangelos_song

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7:57 am - Are you coming the 16th ?

jaborwhalky
This July 16th We are celebrating our one year anniversary!

July 16
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117135848365529&ref=ts

Buy Tickets HERE: http://doriansparlor.ticketleap.com/dorians-parlor-one-year-anniversary/t/facebook/

RSVP here : http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117135848365529

Dress to the nines in Dandy, Steampunk, Neo-Victorian, Neo-Vintage, Black Tie

Hello Kitty steampunk giveaways, Tea grab bag and more , all the info here Collapse )


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8:04 am - Portland GEAR Con Rising Phoenix Giveaway

dmp

Steampunks in the US Pacific Northwest, we got a special gift for you!

The lovely folks at Portland GEAR Con in Oregon have generously donated two weekend passes and a pledge to the Rising Phoenix Fund.

We will be giving away these tickets FOR FREE to one lucky winner.

Enter giveaway here.

This entry was originally posted at http://dmp.dreamwidth.org/46987.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

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Sunday, July 3rd, 2011
8:03 pm - First Steampunk Costume: Feedback/Help?

sherlock2040
I'm trying to sort out my first ever steampunk costume, I'm going with an Arctic explorer theme (of sorts). I've managed to get hold of a WW2 dispatch riders jacket and my plan is to modify a gas mask case with an altitude & temperature gauge and some piping so that it looks like a sort of heating unit.

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I'm not too sure what to wear under the coat, I have an old Royal Navy oil jumper knocking around (it's fantastic in the winter!), I think a submarine jumper would look better but I've never been able to find one under £60 (or a decent cheap alternative) so I was thinking maybe more of an airman look but not quite sure. A lot of the photos I've found on the 'net seem to be going for the brown shirt/leather waistcoat look but I kinda want something a bit more 'Arctic explorer' (not entirely sure what that looks like, I have a sort of idea in my head but that's not particularly helpful ).

I decided that a weapon is beyond my skill range so I'm going to make a (non-working) radio, starting with an old binocular case and adding dials + gauges. I've managed to find an old pair of 1920s wireless operators headphones and my plan is once I've assembled my 'radio', I'm going to drill a small hole in the top and feed the headphone cable in and attach it that way.

Apart from the obvious (hat, gloves, snow googles) I'm not sure what other accessories would work or what I should go for footwear-wise (I have very small feet, a little tempted to adapt an old pair of steel toe cap boots but they aren't the most comfortable thing to wear!)

Any suggestions and feedback would be most welcome

current mood: artistic

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Monday, June 6th, 2011
4:05 pm - July 16th We are celebrating Dorian’s Parlor one year anniversary!

jaborwhalky



This July 16th We are celebrating our one year anniversary!
http://www.doriansparlor.com/

RSVP here : http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117135848365529

Do dress to the nines in Dandy, Steampunk, Neo-Victorian, Neo-Vintage, Black Tie

Buy Tickets HERE: http://doriansparlor.ticketleap.com/dorians-parlor-one-year-anniversary/t/facebook/

THIS IS A 21+ EVENT

$25 gets you admission, drink ticket, and Hors D'oeuvres

One year ago we opened our doors to you and most importantly you came. You came dressed to the 9s and became part of our monthly event. You saw and experienced the fantastic roster of award winning and incredible preformers, bands, artists and fashion designers. Without you we would be nothing and thus we now celebrate our one year anniversary by tossing the biggest and best party ever just for you, our beloved guests.

As always, the whole evening has been formulated like a fine elixir to amuse, tantalize and amaze you.

We are honored to have the exclusive release event for G. D. Falksen's debut novel “Blood In The Skies”, a fast-paced steampunk adventure story set in a world of excitement, danger, and aviation. Join Wing Commander Steele of the Commonwealth Air Force as she battles mysterious assassins and bloodthirsty pirates bent on delivering a doomsday weapon into the hands of a madman. Coming this summer from Wildside Press. Penned by G. D. Falksen fantastic illustrations by Jeni Hellum. We are lucky to offer you not only the first glance at this great book but also be privileged to hear a reading by the author and illustartor done in a classic radioland performance style, a treat not to be missed.

With such incredible music acts as "This Way to the Egress!", whose debut album is out soon; and the immortal and world famous Voltaire, who will serenade you of the wonders of being Evil while masterfuly playing his guitar. You know these performers' talent and music, and now is your chance to see them at Dorian's Parlor.

We are honored and very fortunate to have fashion designer Anthony Canney, head of the design house The House of Canney, where the trends from history never looked so fresh. Specializing in bespoke, historically inspired fashion and corsetry, Canney has traveled half way across the contury to show you his latest designs on gorgeous models in our fashion show.

And that's not all. We have dozens of one of a kind venders eager to sell you their great wears, preformers yet to be named (we must keep some surprises), glorious food and drink, and one of the best DJs out there, DJ Dave Ghoul, spinning song after song to keep you dancing the night away. There will be a vintage style photo booths to capture your evening with our talented photographers. We will have a mountain of door prizes and give aways from such places as Wildside Press, Retroscope Fashions, Steampunk Tales and many more all just for you. Prehaps a special bit of cake to celebrate a year of letting us entertain you. So come to our birthday party dressed your best and ejoy the spectacle we have prepared just for you. You will will not want to miss the event that surely will be totted as one of the parties of the year.

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
5:52 pm - Live music on demand in 1892

wintersweet
The Theatrophone: http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=in-1892-live-music-was-just-a-phone-2011-05-20

Awesome.

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Thursday, May 5th, 2011
12:35 pm - Norah Jones - Chasing Pirates

wintersweet
Another "not quite steampunk, but..." music video.



Also, I am informed, rather Terry Gilliam/Monty Python-ish.

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Saturday, April 30th, 2011
9:23 pm - World's Fair

wintersweet
Check out the lovely World's Fair image at http://www.google.com/ -- make sure you let the little "spyglass" load.

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Monday, April 25th, 2011
9:57 am - Last Call for the Waltz on the Wye

quercus
Railway handcars - the only way to travel

Get your cog on for Wales' first Steampunk Festival: The Waltz on the Wye

Chepstow, South East Wales. Just outside London.

13th-15th May 2011

Music! Dancing! Contraptions! Crumpets! and a Castle!


Waltz on the Wye   —   Wales' Steampunk Festival   —   13th-15th May 2011

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