Send in the Hounds! The Rise of Canine Popularity in the Victorian Era, Steampunk Dogs, and a Closing of a Popular Dog Museum

A Fondness for Small Companions Even before Victoria became queen, she loved dogs. The first, Dash, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was a gift from Sir John Conroy to Victoria’s mother, the Duchess of Kent. When she was thirteen, Victoria … Continue reading Send in the Hounds! The Rise of Canine Popularity in the Victorian Era, Steampunk Dogs, and a Closing of a Popular Dog Museum

Steampunk Birds Image Gallery

To complement my guest post about the history of avian automatons I did for the Army of Brass blog tour, I wanted to share this lovely gallery of Steampunk and mechanical bird images I’ve collected for inspiration. The artist names are in the image titles. Order your e-book copy of Army of Brass for $.99 for a limited time. 10% of the Collaborative Writing Challenge’s proceeds go to the charity IBBY, which promotes literacy in children. We’ve also got a giveaway going on, so don’t miss your chance enter to win e-books from our Army of Brass contributing authors. Blog … Continue reading Steampunk Birds Image Gallery

Silver Phoenix Society Announce Cancellation of Steampunk World’s Fair

After the recent allegations made against the former organiser of the largest steampunk event in the USA and arguably the world, Jeff Mach Events changed their name to Just Magical Events in order to distance themselves from the issues. More … Continue reading Silver Phoenix Society Announce Cancellation of Steampunk World’s Fair

Steamworld Dig 2 Releasing Exclusive Double-Sided Poster and Reversible Inlay on Nintendo Switch & Playstation®4

LONDON, UK – 6 February 2018 – Videogame publisher Rising Star Games, in collaboration with critically-acclaimed developer Image & Form, today announced that the smash-hit title SteamWorld Dig 2 is soon to be available for Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4 as a physical retail release. … Continue reading Steamworld Dig 2 Releasing Exclusive Double-Sided Poster and Reversible Inlay on Nintendo Switch & Playstation®4