Steampunk News round up 06/03/2015


Elliot Marbles by Linnaeus Tripe

Elliot Marbles by Linnaeus Tripe

At Bonhams: Rare Victorian “Photographs of the Elliot Marbles”
Fine Books & Collections Magazine
A rare copy of Photographs of the Elliot Marbles by the Victorian photographer Linnaeus Tripe (1822-1902) is to be sold at Bonhams sale of Fine…

Free steampunk workout videos
Boing Boing
Vermont, the little Holland of the United States, has been a leader in pot decriminalization, gay marriage, and socialist presidential candidates. One of…

Ghost in the Machine: Steampunk & Cyberpunk Collide, as Novel Races to Rescue Personal
Digital Journal
‘Ghost in the Machine’ bucks literary trends to fuse cyberpunk, steampunk, adventure and fantasy. It’s a thought-provoking race against the clock that…

Traveling With Your Octopus – A young woman and her cephalopod mollusc companion travel the
Boing Boing
Two years later the Octo-Victorian duo are back, and they’re taking a trip around a steampunk-inspired alternate world. Author and illustrator Brian…



Victorian urinal is Britain’s ugliest listed building

Victorian "Pissoir" in Devon, UK

Victorian “Pissoir” in Devon, UK

Locals have called it “the Ugliest Listed Building in the UK” and it’s one of 5 remaining public urinals from the Victorian era. Originally designed and built by George Jennings, the amusingly named “Pissoir” has now been granted a facelift after years of vandalism and neglect. Continue reading

Steampunk News round up 04/03/2015



Edit desk: Sorority women still living under Victorian era standards
Brown and White
For many sorority women, a typical night consists of getting rides to a fraternity’s off-campus house, partying there and then maybe “party-hopping” to…

Artistic view of technology’s impact
Parramatta Sun
It is an acrylic-on-canvas ”steampunk” work that the James Ruse Agricultural College student said she used to explore our gradual progression…

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to be staged at UW-Parkside
Journal Times
The steampunk “Midsummer Night’s Dream” is directed by American Players Theatre actor Matt Schwader. In a steampunk world, where a duke can…

Been to Victor Lately? Spring 2015
The Mountain Jackpot
April 24-26, Victor Steampunk Festival: Visit Victor as it is taken over by Steampunks from all realms of time and space! Celebrate the Victorian era and…


Concept art illustrates steampunk cities

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Tower Bridge under construction

I discovered some rather splendid artwork by an unknown artist on the Australian arm of They tell us that the images are inspired from the recent steampunk shoot-em-up The Order: 1886. Continue reading

What flavour best sums up steampunk?

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Flossie’s Kitchen cake display

Flossie’s Kitchen – the alternative cake company – have asked me what flavour I think sums up steampunk and I’m stumped, so I thought I’d spread it out into the aether.

What do you think?

Cast your vote!

Go and see what Flossie’s Kitchen are doing now: Flossie’s Kitchen Facebook page

Fallout 4 information leak includes steampunk weapons

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Fallout 4 Concept art

According to, an advertising executive has slipped out some information by accident about the fourth installment of Fallout. Continue reading

Steampunk News round up 03/03/2015


Victorian tea, fashion show on tap
Statesman Journal
Santiam Heritage Foundation will host a Victorian Fashion Show and Tea at the Charles and Martha Brown House, 425 N. First Ave., 2 p.m. Saturday…

Victorian elegance gets quirky in Skagit Valley’s La Conner
The Olympian
There’s plenty of Victorian fussiness in La Conner — a Quilt Museum inside a Victorian mansion, endless craft and gift shops. But there’s also a quirky…

Science Fiction: mini reviews
Toronto Star
Karen Memory is a genre mash-up, a steampunk Western set in an alternative late-nineteenth century town in the Pacific Northwest called Rapid City

Ultimate accolade for Manorhamilton chef
Leitrim Observer
Her double gold winning Steam Punk Wedding Cake features an amazing multi-layer tribute to all things steampunk and even complete with actual…

Steampunk cinema to be ceremoniously showcased at WWWC4
Nerdvana (blog)
If you’ve been paying attention you’ve probably noticed that a major Steampunk themed film has yet to breakout and capture the attention of the…