Steampunk on Kickstarter: September 2020 Edition

Greetings Steampunk lovers! I’m starting a monthly spotlight on Steampunk themed projects on Kickstarter, and occasionally I’ll also include other fun projects that fall into one of the other punk sub-genres, too. Let’s see what’s on tap for September. Publishing … Continue reading Steampunk on Kickstarter: September 2020 Edition

All the Lovely Things You’ll Miss from the Edwardian Ball if Steampunk Journal Doesn’t Bring you the Story

The Steampunk Journal wants to bring you the full story, and is offering early content, extra content, beautiful photos, and a chance to attend the Edwardian Ball with Steampunk Journal Editor, Phoebe Darqueling. Only a few days left; blink and you’ll … Continue reading All the Lovely Things You’ll Miss from the Edwardian Ball if Steampunk Journal Doesn’t Bring you the Story

Just a Hint of what You’ll See if I Go to the Edwardian Ball for Steampunk Journal

The Kickstarter campaign to help me pay my way to the incredible Edwardian Ball is underway. So far we’ve already reached 1/3 of our goal of $425 to help me get to New Orleans! This is awesome, but I can’t … Continue reading Just a Hint of what You’ll See if I Go to the Edwardian Ball for Steampunk Journal

Steampunk Grimm tales seeking crowdsource funding

gaslight_and_grimmOnce upon a time… Ageless tales were told from one generation to the next. Tales of brave heroes and common men. Of beautiful princesses and goodhearted youths. Tales of danger and caution and magic…classics that still echo in our hearts and our fondest memories even to this day, told from worn, cherished books or from memory at Grandmother’s knee.
Oh yes, tales have been told…but never quite like these. Journey with us through the pages of Gaslight and Grimm to discover timeless truths through lenses polished in the age of steam.
With stories by James Chambers, Jean Marie Ward, Jeff Young, Diana Bastine, Kelly A. Harmon, Danny Birt, Jonah Knight, Elaine Corvidae, Bernie Mojzes, Christine Norris and David Lee Summers, with Jody Lynn Nye and Gail Z. Martin as stretch goal authors.

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Charming steampunk comic book doubles Kickstarter target

I received a delightful electronic telegram from an enthusiastic duo of artists recently. Joann Dominik and Faye Simms are the driving force behind the project with Faye doing the artwork. The pair started a Kickstarter campaign to get the project … Continue reading Charming steampunk comic book doubles Kickstarter target

Lomography Society look to Kickstarter to revive Victorian lens

Petzval58_mood01Rejoicing in the 175 year anniversary of Joseph Petzval’s first lens, the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens is a continuation of the legacy that began in 1840.

I recently posted about the gorgeous new Petzval 85 lens from the Lomography Society and they’ve just sent an electronic telegram about a new lens that they’re setting up a Kickstarter campaign for.

Based on the technology used to renew the Petzval 85, the Petzval 58 is a 58mm focal length Bokeh Control Art lens. For those that are unfamiliar with bokeh, it’s Japanese for “blur” and is used to describe the out of focus backgrounds of photographs. The better the lens, the “rounder” the blurred street lights, for example.

The Bokeh Control lens, you can swirl the bokeh to create artistic effects in the lens. The 58 lens has a new control ring to allow you to judge how much of the swirl you include in the shot. Have a read of the Press Release below for more information. Continue reading “Lomography Society look to Kickstarter to revive Victorian lens”

Professor Elemental wants to make the internet splendid!

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I’ve been contacted by the splendid Professor Elemental (adventurer, tea drinker and bad ass emcee) to spread the word about his latest venture. His newest record is called Don’t Feed the Trolls and is a campaign to end trolling by simply ignoring them. After all, the reason they do it is to start arguments. Then they’ll either argue it out or slip out of the loop and watch everyone squabble among themselves.

The target to make a video for the track has been reached already. The rest of the funds will be spread out to various charities. Have a read of the press release below and have a think about donating. Continue reading “Professor Elemental wants to make the internet splendid!”