News round up 21/11/2013

©photofairground steampunk goggles
steampunk goggles ©photofairground

My dear friends, I must apologise for missing last week’s news round up. Sadly, life sometimes gets in the way and so I had far too much to do to get this particular task executed in time.

So, here is this weeks offering of interesting items from around the known world. They include a reworking of a 400 year old play, figure reports for a large steampunk weekend in Pennsylvania, followed by “rules” for getting the steampunk look. Top that with an interview with a steampunk author and a German web-series getting an airing and you have a decent amount to read on this week.Of course, the two big stories of the week are the Haworth event this weekend in good old Blighty and the closure of the Steampunk Tribune. Terrible news on the latter, but I’m looking forward to catching up with you all on Saturday. Do say hello, if you see me wandering and get a business card from me. I’ve just had them printed and I’m very excited. have reported on a new steampunk app that finds time-travellers have posted an article on Steampunk UnLimited – a two day steampunk event at Strasburg Rail Road – having record visitors!

If you don’t know how to dress steampunk then have talked to some Yanks (as though they know) and asked them what to do. See if you agree with the comments and let me know in the comments section here.

A small group in Vallejo have started an “order” based in steampunk – something I have planned to do now for some time. have interviewed steampunk author Gail Carriger.

Any British chums looking for something to do at the end of the month can visit Loughborough. Friday 29th November is the date to visit Snibston Discovery Museum for the “New Age of Discovery” steampunk event.

Take a look at the first part of the steampunk web-series Airlords of Airia on io9. It’s a beautiful film with delightful dirigibles, excellent effects and an interesting plot. THe film is German and for the video on this link, it’s been dubbed to English, which isn’t brilliant.

It was only a matter of time before steampunk hit the big time. The Secret Theatre in Long Island are creating a steampunk version of the Oliver Twist story.

Finally, have reported on UPG performing “The Birth of Merlin, or The Child Has Found His Father” this weekend. The play has been adapted to incorporate steampunk and is a 400 year old story, written by William Rowley and none other than William Shakespeare.

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