Harry Houdini & Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to feature in X-Files style program

The creators of House and The Librarian have been given the green light for a 10 episode series featuring escapologist Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Continue reading

Lots to do at Lake Tahoe, including a steampunk expo

High Desert Steampunk Expo

High Desert Steampunk Expo

Lake Tahoe March 23, 2015 - With many unforgettable destinations throughout the state, Nevada has long been a favorite for travelers all year round, shares GetAways Resort Management. In fact, the Reno and Lake Tahoe area of Nevada is a fantastic travel destination because it is full of endless opportunities for entertainment with limited time events, shows, and more. This April, travelers are encouraged to visit the area during a stay at the Tahoe Summit Village in Stateline, which is just a short drive away from the lively nightlife of Reno. Here they can not only enjoy an extraordinary resort stay with luxurious accommodations but also a number of unforgettable events like those recommended here by GetAways Resort Management.

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Steampunk News round up 22/03/2015

Space pirates and steampunk vampires take over the Convention Center in South Mississippi
SunHerald.com
They were dressed as steampunk vampires, space pirates and superheroes during the 38th annual CoastCon at the Coast Convention Center…

 

Bressingham hosts Steampunk Weekend
Diss Express
Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens is staging Norfolk’s first full Steampunk Weekend next month, featuring a wealth of Steampunk-themed…

 

BBC’s Victorian ‘Sherlock’ Is Just What the Show Needs
The Cheat Sheet
When it was announced over five years ago that the BBC would be moving forward with yet another adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, many were…

 

Victorian romance: The GOP’s “Oliver Twist” budget and the comeback of class warfare
Salon
This week, for instance, we get to look clear back to Victorian England, …. But through it all runs a strong current of neo-Victorian and neo-Calvinist

 

March 22, 2015 in Archives: Steampunk Illusion Show
Thebroadsideonline
On Thursday March 4 the steampunk illusion show took place at Tower Theatre put on by the Nelson family. Jeff and Lynn Nelson along with their…

 

Steven Moffat confirms Sherlock will be set in Victorian London

Chinatown, London. Benedict Cumberbatch during...

Chinatown, London. Benedict Cumberbatch during filming of Sherlock. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I reported last February that images of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman wearing what looked like Victorian clothing had been released to the public. I speculated that it was a scene from an episode in the new series. However, Steven Moffat who co-created the series with Mark Gatiss who plays Mycroft Holmes – Sherlock’s brother – has confirmed that there will be a special one-off episode that will see our heroes in a Victorian London setting. Continue reading

Steampunk News round up 18/03/2015

In The Neighborhood: Steampunk Stomp 2015
4CornersTV
Leisha Lawson, Powerhouse Science Center Employee: “So this is the Powerhouse Science Center 4th annual Steampunk Stomp.” Drew Semel…

Magna Carta and the loss of liberties in Victorian art
Royal Holloway
Royal Holloway owns one of the UK’s best private collections of Victorian art. To celebrate Magna Carta our curator, Dr Laura MacCulloch, has curated…

Port Townsend festival starting Friday is Victorian in history, but it offers a modern focus
Peninsula Daily
“You have a lot of people who are Victorian enthusiasts because they love steampunk, and you have a lot of steampunk enthusiasts who love this…

‘The Mechanical’ Will Make Your Clockwork Pulse Pound
NPR
But where steampunk often fetishizes the colonialism of the Victorian Era, Tregillis’s vision of a clockpunk world takes the injustices of empire to task…

Local designer headed to Western Canada Fashion Week
The Cold Lake Sun
This Victorian steampunk costume was designed by Cassandra Butt. She is travelling to Edmonton to compete as an emerging designer at Western…

 

Steampunk News round up 17/03/2015

The Order: 1886

The Order: 1886

‘The Order: 1886′ is a disappointing, short, linear trip to Victorian London
mySanAntonio.com
Set in an alternate reality of Victorian London, the game exudes cool. But a couple of hours into the game, and the realization slowly dawned on me…

Victorian Society urges Council to preserve district’s schools heritage
Bradford Telegraph and Argus
A DECISION to demolish David Hockney‘s former school in Bradford has been condemned by the Victorian Society as it campaigns to save the…

Victorian ‘Bad Girls’ in Isle of Man exhibition
BBC News
Pickpockets from a bygone age on the Isle of Man are to feature in a new local women’s history exhibition. A series of mugshots, entitled “Victorian Bad…

2015 Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention: Photo recap PICTURES
Nerdvana (blog)
What do you get when you combine quirky Victorian era science-fiction with a classic old western town nestled into a beautiful desert locale on one of…

 

 

Steampunk News round up 13/03/2015

photo by Gina Michel

photo by Gina Michel

TCG Exhibit “Fire and Water,” March 25-April 19
Topanga Messenger
For those not familiar with the term, “steampunk,” it began as a sub-genre of science fiction and fantasy literature, but has developed in recent years to…

Geek of the Week: Microsoft’s Erez Benari moonlights as a steampunk and Star Wars sculptor
GeekWire
Erez Benari is a geek through and through. He spends his days working on the…

Bentley’s Mulsanne Speed isn’t just a luxury sedan; it’s a steampunk supercar
Digital Trends
First drive: 2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed. Bentley’s Mulsanne Speed isn’t just a luxury sedan; it’s a steampunk supercar. By Peter Braun (errr, no it’s not – Editor)

Modesty of yesteryear appears at ‘Victorian Secrets’ show
Columbus Dispatch
NEWARK, Ohio – If the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show had taken place … ago, it might have resembled “Victorian Secrets: Lingerie From the Past.”

Second annual Victorian Tea set for April 12
Troy Record
The YWCA of the Greater Capital Region held its first Victorian Tea last year in the Bush Memorial on the Troy campus of Russell Sage College

Desert Ashes review for PS Vita
Gaming Age
According to people who presumably know these things, Desert Ashes is essentially an Advance Wars clone, filtered through a steampunk-meets-Tim…