Embrace One of the “Spirits of the Season” with Apple Cider, a 19th century Favorite

I have noticed there are many brands of liquor that boast a start date sometime in the 1880’s. It made me wonder about the favorite drinks of the steam era, and started me down a delectable series of articles. I’ll … Continue reading Embrace One of the “Spirits of the Season” with Apple Cider, a 19th century Favorite

Steaming drunk

Steampunk drunk
Steampunk drunk

Sadly, steampunk isn’t always about having a lot of fun, doing good deeds and being a good role model. There are times when the culture gets bad press, such as in the case of Bradley Nelson from Ypsilanti – a city in  Michigan – who was stopped by the Michigan State Police on his way back from a steampunk event on March 28th. Nelson was so drunk that he fell under the state’s “Super Drunk” law that gives out stiffer punishments. Continue reading “Steaming drunk”

New episode from The League of S.T.E.A.M.

Press release: After a successful season premiere, the 3rd season of The Adventures of the League of S.T.E.A.M. web series continues with “All Dolled Up” – the second of the season’s ten installments. In this hilarious adventure, Crackitus Potts attempts to gain the approval of his reproachful in-laws over afternoon tea- but things soon go awry as he becomes controlled by a mysterious voodoo doll! “All Dolled Up” features guest stars William Knight (Ghost in the Shell, Naruto), Judy Durning (Video Game High School), and Orpheus Black. The episode was written by Emmy award-winning screenwriter Rich Fogel (Justice League, Batman … Continue reading New episode from The League of S.T.E.A.M.

George Mann releases Ghosts of Manhattan

Those jolly fellows at Titan Publications have announced a new book from George Mann. Ghosts of Manhattan is set in a not-too-distant steampunk future. The roaring ’20’s are in full swing except the world is still full of steam and airships, mobsters and World War I heroes.
I’ve requested a review copy as it looks thrilling. If you’d like to review the book on behalf of Steampunk Journal, get in touch for full details.

Press release:


1926, New York. Jazz. Flappers. Prohibition. It’s the roaring twenties but not as history remembers it. Coal-powered cars line the streets of Manhattan, while zeppelins and biplanes occupy the skies. And the US is locked in a bitter cold war with a British Empire that still covers half of the globe.  Continue reading “George Mann releases Ghosts of Manhattan”