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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012


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


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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!

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.

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

  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

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

Then subscribe to my youtube channel and
comment on the video

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

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

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:
Directions to the event:
The free ferries that run to the island:

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
The LJ where it all started five years ago

For the event listing on the islands web site look here
"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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Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
8:48 pm - Unusual steampunkish photograph:

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

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

July 16

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

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!


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

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/


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

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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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
4:31 pm - 22 July 2011 - The Crimefighters' Ball


Captain Pyewacket Presents:  The Crimefighters' Ball
(another time traveler's adventure)
Note:  due to a venue scheduling mixup, we moved it ahead one day to the 22nd

Action Heroes, Sidekicks, Doers of Dastardly Deeds and Derring-Do!

Saved the world yet again with no place to celebrate?

Tingling for a triumphant tango knowing that THIS time your plans for world domination WILL succeed?

Where can you go???!!!

Captain Pyewacket returns to the Casbah in downtown Durham, NC for another timetravelers' adventure...THE CRIMEFIGHTERS' BALL!

Charge your ray guns and set your coordinates for Awesome....The Fate (or the Doom, depending on which way you swing) of the planet depends on you!

Where else can you find....

* Live-Action Comicbook Cover Contest (digital photos)
* Best Hero, Villain and Sidekick Contest (costume, story, entrance/exit)
* Insult Slam / Diss-Off
* Heroic / Heinous Haiku Contest
* A Vendor or Three
* The Sidekick's Lounge
* DJ Scaramouche
* And Probably More!

All under one roof?! (Where, indeed.)

Friday, 22 July 2011
Doors open 9PM - Music 9:30PM-1:30 AM
$10 (only $5 if you have a Casbah membership)
Appropriate Attire is Admired but not required

at The Casbah
Directions:  1007 West Main Street, Durham, NC
(3 doors down from Brightleaf Square, near James Joyce Pub and the Federal Lounge)
Visit our Event Facebook Page
Photos from our March 2011 event, Captain Pyewacket's Unauthorised Excursion:  (Facebook) (Livejournal)

Doors 9PM / Dancing 9:30PM-1:30AM
Cover:  $10  (only $5 if you have a Casbah membership)
Parking:  Adjacent to club and on nearby streets
Food:  Details & Links
Appropriate dress encouraged * (click here for inspirational images)

Confused but intrigued?  New to steampunk?  Click visit our FAQ...
Nifty Downtown Durham Link

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Friday, April 15th, 2011
10:56 pm - Ad Astra 2011 Steampunk Ghost Busters (videos)


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Thursday, April 14th, 2011
11:05 pm - Infernal Device: Looking for parts-spotters and other participation.

Todd Cahill (Steam Machine Sculptor), Steve Brook (maker of steampunk guitars, amps, and other steam mods, and I are working on building a humongous, tremendous machine for an art competition this coming September.

It will be a large mechanical contraption with many, many articulating and moving parts, combined with a huge painting - a large work of engineering and art working together as one.

It will be powered completely by alternative energy (wind, steam from clean-burning sources, solar, and the like), and will be the biggest work of steampunk art any of us have made.

Our design will be improvised according to what parts we are able to spot and buy. We are making this out of 90% re-purposed material (light posts, old industrial lamps, tornado sirens), and looking mainly for things that have the strength and elegance of the 1800's.... back when engineering and art were one in the same.

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We're trying mainly to find things that are antique/vintage, but for some reason or another un-restorable (we'd rather not destroy history if we can help it).

Some of the donations we've gotten so far are things like connecting rods off of old Model A Fords (given by my friends at Model A Restorers), and some of the things we've found that we can use, are waiting... but rather expensive.

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These are absolutely beautiful for everything they can be. Though they are just sitting, they'll cost us $3000 for the lot of them.

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So, we're asking that you keep an eye out for things - in garages, rusting hulks in farm fields, in barns- things being pitched that you'd like to see used, but don't have a use for yourself.

More than anything, we are asking people to spread the word about our Kickstarter page (or any page you choose). We'd love to see the bulk of the kickstarter covered by tiny (but tremendously important) $1 donations - because this is a community project - and awareness will serve us better than anything as far as getting community to chime in on parts they have or can get.

As rewards we have custom guitars by Steve Brook, a Painting by me, limited edition brass etchings and screen prints pulled by us... and many other interesting things - most of which available for donations less than our selling prices.

If you are interested in keeping up to date through facebook, you can post pictures of parts and details about them on our facebook page: Facebook.com/InfernalDevice - you can also find many more details, images, and video at InfernalDevice.Net

We really hope we can get the community talking about this event, encourage participation, and hope to see as many of you can come at its September unveiling in Grand Rapids Michigan.

You can also meet with all of us at the Steam City event. We'll be picking up artworks from the Museum of Industry and Innovation, for the extension of the exhibit at the World Steam Expo on Memorial Day Weekend).

Below: One of Todd Cahill's artful steam engines

Below: One of Myke Amend's luminist and surreal landscape paintings, done for Steampunk band Abney Park

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Below: "One of Steve Brook's many finely crafted and custom-rebuilt musical artworks on display at the Museum of Industry and Innovation

Image: One of Steve Brook's Custom Guitars: The TritonCollapse )

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
4:13 pm - Ohayocon 2011 Steampunk Photo Shoot


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Thursday, March 10th, 2011
10:04 am - Invitation For All New York Area Steampunks!

Looking for someplace to hang your top hat in Brooklyn? Why not check out the newly-opened Way Station in Prospect Heights? This steampunk bar has gotten loads of attention in sci-fi circles for its TARDIS bathroom, and this Sunday, March 13th, from 6 – 10 PM we’ll be hosting an opportunity for steampunks to check out this great watering hole.

This event will feature the musical talents of Psyche Corporation, Eli August, and Painless Parker, belly dancing by the beautiful Samara Martin, a reading from authoress Leanna Renee Hieber, book raffles sponsored by Tor.com and Orbit Books, and much, much more. Don't miss this one!

Not only that, but the lovely gents from BBC International will be joining us! They’re scoping out the American steampunk scene to report back to folks across the pond. So stop by for a drink and experience some of the variety that our community has to offer.

Hope to see you all on Sunday!

RSVP on Facebook

Ay-leen the Peacemaker is the founding editor of the multicultural steampunk blog Beyond Victoriana. She plans on attending dressed to the nines and wants you there too.

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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
9:40 pm - Steampunk Stylin'


Excellent event coming, to welcome the new venue the Waystation in Brooklyn. Please, do yourself a favor and come to this; the performers are all wonderful and the MCs are delightful. It will be a fantastic time.

21+ No cover!

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Sunday, February 20th, 2011
9:31 am - International Steampunk City - looking for presenters

I've been asked to put together an academic track for the International Steampunk City, which is taking place in Waltham, MA, May 6-8. I'm looking both for more traditional academic presentations, and also knowledgeable members of the steampunk community who might be interested in participating in a roundtable or doing a presentation on a particular interest or project. More information at my blog, here:


If you're interested in participating, I'd love to hear from you.

Crossposted to steampunk debate.

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Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
4:49 pm - TOMORROW: Come see The Clockwork Dolls, This Way To The Egress, & Mr. Joe Black Feb. 20 in Baltimore


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Thursday, January 20th, 2011
10:17 am - Orlando by Gaslight: Dreams and Nightmares

Salutations, adventurers and steampunks! I thought I might (if it is permitted by our illustrious moderators) let you all know about a steampunk live-action roleplaying chronicle which I will be starting on Saturday, the fifth of February, 2011. This entertainment will use the Mind's Eye Theatre (Revised) rules as presented in Laws of the Wild, Laws of the Wyld West, Laws of Ascension, The Shining Host, and Laws of the Hunt, with some house rules which I have posted on GoogleDocs. While this is a live-action entertainment, I have established a pair of GoogleGroups to handle play-by-email players who cannot attend regularly (though I'd urge you to pay us a visit from time to time for the full experience). The location for our games will usually be at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, though we plan on occasionally visiting other locations (such as the Grand Floridian Hotel and Resort at Walt Disney World for tea).

As those of you familiar with White Wolf Game Studios' product lines are aware, this chronicle allows player characters from Werewolf: the Apocalypse/Werewolf: the Wild West, Mage: the Ascension, and Changeling: the Dreaming. If you think you might be interested, contact me via PM with your email address, and I will send you the invitations to our GoogleGroups, GoogleDocs, and Obsidian Portal resources.

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