Scribophile Seeking “Ghosts of the War” Submissions The hundredth anniversary of the end of the Great War (later to be revealed as only World War I) is approaching, so I’m calling for Ghosts of the War. The deadline is November … Continue reading Call for Short Story Submissions for Ghosts of the War Collection
I don’t have any kids yet, but I already have plans to dress my future children in a variety of silly outfits. And no, I don’t just mean Halloween, I mean as long as possible before they catch on. Because … Continue reading A Tip of the Hat to the Flight Cap
What is Jacq of Spades About? Yes, you read it correctly; the title is Jacq of Spades with a “q.” The fearless heroin in this first installment of the Red Dog Conspiracy is named Jacqueline Spadros. She married into one of the four crime families who run the city with an iron grip. Her position should keep her safe, but Jacqueline can’t leave her past, nor the people who still live in her old neighborhood behind. As a detective, she’s been able to solve every case so far. But she soon finds herself embroiled in a mystery that centers on the symbol of a red dog … Continue reading Jacq of Spades is a Fabulous Mash-up of Noir and Steampunk
I’d seen Metropolis on Steampunk lists, and I had a unique opportunity to see this amazing silent film as part of a summer film festival. The theater where I saw it was built just a year after Metropolis debuted. It … Continue reading Cinema for (Steam)Punks – Metropolis (1927)
I noticed the question of “where is the PUNK in Steampunk?” come up in a thread on United we Steampunk, Divided we Fall on Facebook this week. I’ve seen this question come up before, but somehow never got around to … Continue reading Where’s the Punk?
On 20th May, there was a special big screen showing of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Frequently, this can be misconstrued as a steampunk title on Facebook pages. Continue reading “Are Steampunk and Dieselpunk intertwined?”
Quirky automaton robotic singers Steam Powered Giraffe have announced the release date of their third album – titled “MKIII” – as the 3rd December 2013. The band formed in 2008 and have gone through a few modifications in terms of the line-up. Currently, they stand as three: The Spine (David Michael Bennett), Rabbit (Christopher Bennett) and Hatchworth (Sam Luke). The previous two albums are firm favourites of steampunks and the band regularly appear at steampunk conventions to perform. They recently teamed up with chap-hop performer Professor Elemental while he visited America. Go to the Steam Powered Giraffe website here: Steam … Continue reading Steam Powered Giraffe announce new album