Interview with Eva Gordon – steampunk author

front cover, used with permission

Hand of Miriam by Eva Gordon

In the past Eva Gordon has been better known for her fantasy novels, but recently her love of the Victorian era has combined and encouraged her to write steampunk. Now with her novel “Hand of Miriam” available on Amazon, Eva has spoken to me about writing steampunk novels, mummies and travelling the world on her steampunk airship. Continue reading

The Steampunk Company

Company spotlight

Copyright The Steampunk Company, used with permission

Copyright The Steampunk Company, used with permission

The Steampunk Company is an Australian steampunk clothing company, set up in 2011 by Lisa Townsend. She sees steampunk as “the future that never happened, but still could” and with that kind of inspirational outlook on life, she designs her clothing to be able to be worn as everyday wear and not just for events or weekends out with fellow steampunks. Continue reading

From Kaos, comes superb photography

Copyright Johnny Kaos, used with permission

Copyright Johnny Kaos, used with permission

I’ve been contacted by a young gentleman by the rather curious name of Johnny Kaos. He’s a photographer who wanted to show off his work to the wider world and chose Steampunk Journal as the means to do it. Continue reading

How to proclaim yourself King of Steampunk

This is a really interesting project for me, because there are plenty of people in the world who have recognised themselves as steampunks long before I did. So why does that make me the person to write guidelines on the subject? Continue reading

Does he take sugar?

spartaIt’s terribly easy on the internet to forget that the lines of text you’re reading on your computer is actually written by a person. It’s only a screen of red, green and blue light emitting dots, so what does it matter if you say what you like, screaming about it not being steampunk? But when you say something isn’t steampunk, you’re doing two things; Continue reading

Star Wars day

Copyright by Greg Peltz

I say! Fetch me my bleep bloop whirr, dear boy

I love Star Wars and as December approaches at an excruciatingly slow pace, we now find ourselves at May the Fourth – Star Wars day. Continue reading

Concerning steampunks

Steampunk is a wonderful culture that is more of a movement than a fashion statement and more of a way of life than a hobby. Being a steampunk means becoming part of a global community where Victorian principles of politeness and etiquette are blended with 21st century tolerance and acceptance. To be a steampunk means to be splendid to everyone. There’s a wonderful array of people that enjoy steampunk. You don’t have to be from a particular somewhere, like a certain type of person or even be in the right skin. Hopefully your new journey through steampunk will be one filled with joy, laughter and cake. Continue reading