Well regarded as the father of science fiction, HG Wells is synonymous with Martian invasions, invisible men, time travel and… Lego? This fantastic recreation of The Time Machine (2002 movie of the same title), comes from Lego enthusiast Darren Jones. … Continue reading Your Vote Can Bring HG Wells’ Time Machine to Life – in LEGO!
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?
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
After over a year living in Greece and Bulgaria back in 2015, the Mister and I decided to take our time getting out to California. We hung out with family, relaxed, and took a looooooong drive from Michigan to the … Continue reading I Fell in Love with Old West During a Cross-Country Drive and Gold Rush Days in Sacramento
“The green fairy” first twinkled into existence in 1792 in the hands of a French doctor named Pierre Ordinaire. (Yep, his name was basically “Pete Normalguy” but with a better accent). He was looking for a delivery method for wormwood. At the time, people … Continue reading The Origins of Absinthe
This is the most epic of homages to those furry friends, cats. They are displayed in all their Victorian era grandeur in this American painting commissioned in 1891. Want to do more than just wet your whiskers? Check out the original article for more info. Continue reading There Were Crazy Cat Ladies, Even in the Steam Era
Check out this gallery of Steampunk dogs in their finest attire. And come back tomorrow for an article by Victoria L. Szulc about Queen Victoria and her beloved dogs. Continue reading Mechanical Menagerie: Steam-pups
Guys, this was hard. Like, waaaaaaaay harder than I expected. It turns out there are LOT of Steampunk movies with a bit of the gothic or macabre so they’d work for Halloween. I decided to choose five categories and … Continue reading Top 5 Movie Picks for your Steampunk Halloween
Gears, Glorious Gears! There’s no denying the stigma attached to “gluing some gears on it,” but you can’t ignore the fact that Steampunk fans love mechanical … Continue reading Clock Porn (AKA My Visit to a The German Clock Museum)