Steampunk News round up 02/03/2015


GalaxyFest returns to Colorado Springs: ‘Think of Comic-Con but a whole lot more’
Colorado Springs Gazette
People will be dressed up as any kind of character, from steampunk to superhero to zombies, to whatever you want to dress up as,” said Michael Bliss

Feel the earth shake and hear the grinding of gears as the enormous automaton wreaks havoc on civilization in the new Giant Steampunk Robot…

Arizona Opera Incorporates Steampunk Style In Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’
Since the beginning, it has had a fairy tale feel, but Arizona Opera’s take brings steampunk into the mix — sort of like dropping in the influence of H.G. Wells

Aquarium Steampunk Reading Room to close March 15
Remy Chevalier stands inside his Aquarium Steampunk Reading room on Knight St. in Norwalk with thousands of…

Unusual sea creature washes up in Hollywood
Sun Sentinel
It turns out the creature was not a giant squid but a large octopus of a class called the pelagic blanket octopus, probably the species Tremoctopus

Iron Man Style Steampunk Gauntlets: From Tony Stark’s Arm-ory
Technabob (blog)
Imagine if Tony Stark was creating his Iron Man armor in the 1800s. He would come up with something like these steampunk gauntlets for sure.


Steampunk News round up 27/02/2015

English: Lord Dufferin, in the regalia of the ...

English: Lord Dufferin, in the regalia of the Viceroy of India, Photo by Bourne and Shepherd of Calcutta. Nineteenth-century albumen print. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The first Lord Dufferin: the eclipse of a most eminent Victorian
The first Marquess of Dufferin and Ava is largely forgotten today – rotten luck for the great diplomat of the Victorian age. In the second half of the 19th… Continue reading

Steampunk News round up 26/02/2015

First-place finish is sweet reward for woman eyeing retirement after 30 years of cake decorating
Omaha World-Herald
She said she plans to use the same steampunk-Victorian theme, which featured a steampunk clock, a corset and a top hat, for her cakes in the finals. Continue reading

Gary Nicholls releases new images from the Imaginarium

copyright Gary Nicholls

Final design of the Necessitti – copyright Gary Nicholls

I’ve been a big fan of Gary Nicholls‘ work ever since he first discussed his plan for the Imaginarium story to me a year ago. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of meeting him at Asylum and seeing his vision unfold to rapturous acclaim. His attention to detail and determination to concluded this epic story is admirable. Here, he’s written for Steampunk Journal about the next chapter in the story and the introduction of a new character and good friend of mine. Continue reading

Steampunk News round up 25/02/2015

Steampunks - models Liza James and Jared Axelr...

Steampunks – models Liza James and Jared Axelrod on board Baldwin 60000 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Steampunk: Gears, Gadgetry, and Genre of Victorian Science Fiction!
Guardian Liberty Voice
Steampunk! The word is likely to raise a few eyebrows when mentioned. What does it mean? Steampunk is a new genre about Victorian Science…

NetEnt Releases New Steampunk-themed Game: Steam Tower
Online Casino Reports (press release)
NetEnt’s slots are well-known for their creative and original themes, and the case is not different with Steam Tower which explores the steampunk

The Order: 1886 – Is This What People Want From A New Games Console?
The Order 1886, Sony’s steampunk shooter, has been criticised for its linear design and short playtime – but it looks beautiful. And it’s selling.


Steampunk News round up 24/02/2015

Hawthorn Building of De Montfort University.

Hawthorn Building of De Montfort University. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fallout 4: Weapons Are Inspired By Steampunk Designs?
As much as Bethesda would like to keep Fallout 4 a secret, the Fallout fans always manage to find a way to learn more about the upcoming title.

Steampunk ‘invasion’ at National Railway Museum
The Press, York
Recent years have seen more than 100 Steampunk enthusiasts attend the NRM, dressed in a mixture of Victorian finery and mechanical clockwork…

The wicked wit of Victorian parents: The bizarre names of the 19th century
The wicked wit of Victorian parents: The bizarre names of the 19th century. JOHNNY Cash sang about A Boy Named Sue, but genealogy experts have…

The Order: 1886 – is this what people want from a new games console?
The Guardian
With its evocative representation of Victorian London, its interesting steampunk narrative and its cinematic sense of scale and pace, The Order: 1886…

The Order: 1886 reviewed — A beautiful, boring disappointment
Washington Post
Such is the allure of the Victorian era that it’s given rise to a branch of science fiction known as steampunk, from which Ready at Dawn‘s PlayStation 4

‘Magic Flute': Steampunk meets Magritte, 2/27-3/1
Rigazzi has moved the action to the century after Mozart’s in a pseudo-Victorian fantasia. Hence the steampunk: Think the Robert Downey Jr. version…

The novel twist that puts Leicester at the heart of an author’s steampunk world
Leicester Mercury
Rod Duncan is waiting in reception of the Clephan building at De Montfort University, writes Cat Turnell. The well-travelled author, who’s just finished…



Steampunk News round up 21/02/2015

Your taste of steampunk and Victorian themed news for the day. Including a negative review of The Order: 1886! (How dare they?)

Children enjoy the sights, sounds (and smells) of Victorian Manchester at Museum of Science and
Manchester Evening News
Families are also getting chance to delve into a Victorian sewer and make real slime in Goo in the Loo – a hands-on workshop revealing how the city’s…

Victorian Revivals
Apollo Magazine
From the February issue of Apollo: Ayla Lepine on the surge of interest in Victorian art in 21st-century London.

NEVERMORE Launches ‘Goth and Steampunk‘ Thursdays Today
Broadway World
NEVERMORE Launches ‘Goth and Steampunk‘ Thursdays Today NEVERMORE — The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe is…

Review: It looks great, but there’s not much to The Order: 1886
Dallas Morning News (blog)
The Order, at its core, is a third person shooter – fairly comparable to Gears of War in terms of overall gameplay style – with an interesting steampunk

Clockpunk Explained: Fantasy Author Releases New Tell-All Video
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
“Many fantasy fans are familiar with Steampunk and its icons of corsets, top hats, and welder goggles,” says Ms. Burke. “Clockpunk is the gentler…

Vintage meets visionary at Sacramento’s third annual Steampunk Emporium
Sactown Magazine (blog)
Blend the styles of earlier times with the imaginations of the cutting-edge this weekend at Sacramento’s Third Annual Steampunk Emporium and Swap…