Well regarded as the father of science fiction, HG Wells is synonymous with Martian invasions, invisible men, time travel and… Lego? This fantastic recreation of The Time Machine (2002 movie of the same title), comes from Lego enthusiast Darren Jones. … Continue reading Your Vote Can Bring HG Wells’ Time Machine to Life – in LEGO!
Captain Fawcett’s Gentleman’s Emporium is based in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. The Facebook page has an amusing tale of how the original Captain Fawcett was lost on an adventure in the Congo, yet his journals and recipes for self grooming products was found in an old chest in a house clearance sale in the UK. Whether it’s true or not is left to your imagination, but there’s a degree of romance in the story, so I’m happy to leave it be. I picked up a 15ml 0.5fl oz tin of Barberism wax from the Weekend at The Asylum steampunk event in Lincoln. Barberism is part of the … Continue reading Captain Fawcett’s Barbarism Moustache Wax Review
Despite what Google Maps might tell you, Surrey Steampunk Convivial is in fact in Surrey. It’s held in New Malden; a small town near Kingston-Upon-Thames. The event is located in the upstairs function room of a public house called The … Continue reading Surrey Steampunk Convivial event report
Over the past 12 months, Victor Sierra have really upped their game in the UK steampunk scene. They’ve always been there, pottering about in the fringes – popular in mainland Europe and with a steadily growing fanbase in the UK. Since appearing at The Asylum in 2017, they’ve increased their visibility. They are highly active on social media and are performing at more events such as Hebden Bridge Steampunk weekend and Northstar. Victor Sierra consists of three members; Commander Bob, The Legendary Converted Princess and Big Machine. Commander Bob and Converted Princess are co-founders of the group and provide the main bulk of vocals. On Manchurian … Continue reading The Manchurian Pass by Victor Sierra album review
Recently, steampunk impressario and all round decent chap Professor Elemental was booed while on stage. It happened because of a comment he made regarding a British Member of Parliament who is in the current right wing government. He wrote about … Continue reading Politics in Steampunk
Just under a year ago I reviewed the Cryptex USB Flash Drive from Steampunk Junkies. I thought I’d give you readers a little time to fully digest all the exceptional wordsmithery and inclusive critical data. Now, ten days short of the one year anniversary from that review which I expect you’ve ALL read, I’ve turned my attention to the PowerSource power bank. A power bank is essentially a portable mobile battery for your phone or tablet. It stores power until you need it and then you simply plug your device in when needed. It then mimics a mains connection and adds power. The PowerSource is a … Continue reading Steampunk Junkies PowerSource power bank review
Steampunk Journal, the most popular online steampunk news site in the world, have launched a Patreon page. The page is launched and aims to raise just $20 per month initially to increase the speed of the site. In 2013, I … Continue reading Steampunk Journal is on Patreon!
Play to the Gallery are a five piece band from Michigan consisting of Christopher, Stephen, Kurt, Matt and Abbey. On stage they adopt character personas of The Barker, The Conjurer, The Gadgeteer, The Professor and The Stargazer respectively. They describe themselves as a “unique theatrical experience coupled with dance-able, original music” in a steampunk style. I was sent their album to listen to a few weeks ago. They have an interesting style of music which prioritises traditional band instruments but occasionally injects elements of electronica. The sound which – without seeing them dressed up – could be mistaken as mainstream rock with their own twist, but with … Continue reading Ring Around The Rosie by Play to the Gallery album review
While you were all tucking into your chocolate eggs, this year, I had sacrificed my time to dress in my steampunk finery and head over to Manchester, UK. TimeQuake is the newest event from the Ministry of Steampunk (formerly the … Continue reading A Weekend at TimeQuake
Troy, New York State, USA – 11th April 2018: San Diego-based musical performance act Steam Powered Giraffe will headline a fast growing steampunk festival in upstate New York that aims to fill the void left by the cancellation of world’s … Continue reading Steam Powered Giraffe To Headline Troy Steampunk Festival