Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,
here are the very best news items in steampunkery from around the world. There’s an article on steampunk literacy as a genre, a review of K.W. Jeter‘s new novel and a steampunk fashion show among the many other things that are happening all around us:
Hutch News has posted an article on what steampunk is, where it comes from and how it’s evolved. These things are always worth reading.
A Romeo and Juliet play has been given a steampunk rework, according to the Quad City Times.
MMOSITE has reported on a new steampunk online game called Black Gold and if the pictures from it (see above) are anything to go by, it’s both impressive and dubious with the steampunk link at best.
Steampunk iPhone game Tower Defense has been selected by Appolicious as a “must download” game at the moment.
There’s a steampunk fashion show on at Alwin Anthony salon, according to the Grayslake Patch. I can’t imagine that being pretentious at all.
Nelson Mail has reported on a samba dance company winning an award with a steampunk themed dance routine. Yes, that’s right. Samba and clockwork apparently go hand in hand enough to win awards. I do wonder as to the extent of the steampunk influence, but I can’t find any imagery.