At TeslaCon 2019, I had the opportunity to do a presentation called “Guilty by Gaslamp: Criminals and Detectives of the Steam Era.” It was chock-full of history when it came to the first highly reported on court cases and info … Continue reading Crime or No Crime?
A lot of the movies that I put under the umbrella of Steampunk get that title because of more or less aesthetic reasons. The City of Ember, for instance, is technically a post-Apocalyptic future, but the people rely on a … Continue reading Cowboys and Aliens Movie Review
Check out this awesome trailer for a new book in the Department of Curiosities series by Karen J. Carlisle. Continue reading Book Trailer for Department of Curiosities
The first part of my new book, No Rest for the Wicked, takes place in the Old West. With the excitement of launch day, it got me hankering for some other “weird west” and freaky tales of the frontier. This … Continue reading Gallowwalkers Movie Review
Author Crysta K. Coburn delves into TV’s past and maybe finds her steampunk root with this anachronistic television science fiction western. Continue reading The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., a Guest Review by Crysta K. Coburn
The American West had tons of amazing slang and terminology. I was (and still am) searching for the meaning of the phrase “copper the ace” that Mark Twain used when describing Sacramento, “the city of saloons.” I haven’t found and … Continue reading A Great Resource for Adding Old West Slang to your Steampunk Creations
The Warrior’s Way is probably one of the coolest movies you have never heard of. It only ended up in my possession because The Mister was digging through a DVD bargain bin and came across something he thought I’d like. … Continue reading The Warrior’s Way is an Amazing East Meets the Wild West Mashup
The History of the Stetson Hat If I told you I saw a cowboy, you would immediately have a picture in your mind of what I meant. Spurs or no spurs, you’d be picturing a man wearing a hat with … Continue reading Hat’s Off to the Stetson