The popular coastal steampunk event A Splendid Day Out is gaining momentum. As the date looms for their newest venture “Steamageddon”! As you’re most likely aware, A Splendid Day Out is on it’s way. The organisers recently announced a special … Continue reading A Sharpe Day Out Awaits
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
Check out this gallery of Steampunk dogs in their finest attire. And come back tomorrow for an article by Victoria L. Szulc about Queen Victoria and her beloved dogs. Continue reading Mechanical Menagerie: Steam-pups
Alright, enough of the facts and now for some fun! To finish off Sherlock Holmes week here on the site I have created a gallery of Sherlock cosplay and notable Holmes portrayers. Do you have a favorite Holmes actor? Please … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes Sourcebook Part 4 – Cosplay and Actor Portrayals
A Traveling We Go, Reporting from the St. Louis Ball-Jointed Doll Convention Steampunk is seeping into everyday life and other fandoms. A walk through any home décor department store will reveal clock themed pillows, key and lock printed sheets, and … Continue reading A Traveling We Go, Reporting from the St. Louis Ball-Jointed Doll Convention
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
The Roots In some ways, Halloween is fairly recent phenomena, and incredibly old in others. The roots of this holiday come from around 2,500 years ago. The festival of Samhain, or Summer’s End, occurred every October 31. It was dedicated … Continue reading How did the Victorians Celebrate Halloween?
On Saturday 23rd September, the Royal Shakespeare Company are selling off a spine jarring 10,000 items of costume from some of their most famous shows. Continue reading “Royal Shakespeare Company holding MASSIVE jumble sale!”
Using the bathroom is hard enough in my Steampunky tu-tu at conventions, but I couldn’t imagine how someone would do it in a full on bustle. Luckily, when I was looking into just that question, YouTube came through. Continue reading How did Victorian Women use the Toilet???
After I published the article yesterday about the Victorian book Advice for Single Ladies by Haydn Brown I decided to see what else was available from the British Library Publishing Division.
Continue reading “British Library Publishing Division Victorian titles”