Victorian urinal is Britain’s ugliest listed building

Victorian "Pissoir" in Devon, UK
Victorian “Pissoir” in Devon, UK

Locals have called it “the Ugliest Listed Building in the UK” and it’s one of 5 remaining public urinals from the Victorian era. Originally designed and built by George Jennings, the amusingly named “Pissoir” has now been granted a facelift after years of vandalism and neglect. Continue reading “Victorian urinal is Britain’s ugliest listed building”

Steampunk News round up 24/02/2015

Fallout 4: Weapons Are Inspired By Steampunk Designs? MotoringCrunch As much as Bethesda would like to keep Fallout 4 a secret, the Fallout fans always manage to find a way to learn more about the upcoming title. Steampunk ‘invasion’ at National Railway Museum The Press, York Recent years have seen more than 100 Steampunk enthusiasts attend the NRM, dressed in a mixture of Victorian finery and mechanical clockwork… The wicked wit of Victorian parents: The bizarre names of the 19th century Express.co.uk The wicked wit of Victorian parents: The bizarre names of the 19th century. JOHNNY Cash sang about A … Continue reading Steampunk News round up 24/02/2015

Steampunk: Back to the Future with the New Victorians book review

Steampunk: Back to the Future with the New Victorians by Paul Roland
Steampunk: Back to the Future with the New Victorians by Paul Roland

Introduction
There are always going to be people discovering steampunk and it’s a clockwork-mine field out there. Due to steampunk being a current buzz, there’s a growing amount of newcomers who want to put their own stamp on the culture. Steampunk: Back to the Future with the New Victorians by Paul Roland takes a factual approach to the sub-culture with some fascinating insights.

Typical pricing for a hardback is around £8.99 with £2.00 shipping. I did find it cheaper at £6.64 with free shipping. Continue reading “Steampunk: Back to the Future with the New Victorians book review”

Interview with Dennis Consorte – Co-developer of Scrapyard Empire strategic game

Scrapyard Empire Kickstarter campaign
Scrapyard Empire Cover

You may remember I posted an article about a Kickstarter campaign for some steampunk cards by the people behind steampunkgoggles.com. Well after a very successful campaign with that, they’re at it again with a strategic board game called Scrapyard Empire. In order to get an understanding of the campaign and what it can do for you, my dear steampunk, I managed to talk to Dennis Consorte; one of the co-developers of the game. Continue reading “Interview with Dennis Consorte – Co-developer of Scrapyard Empire strategic game”