A Lesson in Victorian Waltz from Professor Parker at the 2018 Big River Steampunk Festival

Steampunk Journal contributor and Steampunk Jill of All Trades Victoria L. Szulc spent a fun-filled weekend at the Big River Steampunk festival. We’ll be bringing you tons of photos, but we also wanted to share this nice little dance lesson … Continue reading A Lesson in Victorian Waltz from Professor Parker at the 2018 Big River Steampunk Festival

You Can Watch the Full 1958 Movie “The Fabulous World of Jules Verne” Right Here

The original Czech title for The Fabulous World of Jules Verne was Vynález zkázy, which translates to “The Deadly Invention.” This film mostly draws its story from Verne’s 1896 novel, Facing the Flag. When it was released between 1958 and … Continue reading You Can Watch the Full 1958 Movie “The Fabulous World of Jules Verne” Right Here

Phoebe Darqueling Stops by Radio RetroFuture to Talk about Politics in Fiction

Radio RetroFuture is a fabulous podcast hosted by anachropunk enthusiast, Bonsart Bokel. He invited me to join fellow bloggers and artists, Bess Goden and Stephanie Kato to talk about politics in Steampunk fiction. YouTube has told him that if he … Continue reading Phoebe Darqueling Stops by Radio RetroFuture to Talk about Politics in Fiction

Sweeney Todd (2007) Review

  Who is Sweeney Todd? The man behind the world’s closest shave first appeared in a serial called The String of Pearls: A Romance. It took place in 1785 and was first published as a serial in 1846-47. The story has been adapted for stage and screen many times over, but in case you aren’t familiar with it, here’s the short version. Sweeney Todd is a barber on Fleet Street in London. He kills his victims (sometimes through breaking their necks and sometimes his straight-edge razor) and then disposes of the bodies by giving them to his neighbor, Mrs. Lovett. She bakes into meat pies at a … Continue reading Sweeney Todd (2007) Review