Even Greater London, 1887 In this vast metropolis, Inspector Archibald Fleet and journalist Clara Entwhistle investigate a murder, only to find themselves at the centre of a conspiracy of impossible proportions. Inspired by the nineteenth-century sensation novels of Wilkie Collins … Continue reading Victoriocity: A neo-Victorian detective comedy podcast available for download
You may know Andy Dolan by various other names; Andy Pan Within, Hubcap Diamondstar or even possibly Jam Man. It’s like he’s trying to avoid detection by Interpol, but it’s nothing like that. The organiser of Whitby Steampunk Weekend has acquired these names throughout his life. His fascination with the God Pan from Greek mythology, coupled with a love of the song Pan Within by The Waterboys gave him his current moniker. But what about Hubcap? “Hubcap is a nickname acquired during childhood from friends because I was into T. Rex and was always singing Get It On (Hubcap Diamondstar Halo is in the lyrics).” Obviously his nickname Jam Man comes from his company Decadent Preserves. Continue reading “An interview with Andy Pan Within – PART ONE”
Scientists at the Nottingham Excursion Research Department have voiced concerns regarding the trans dimensional rift between the futuristic Oilpunk universe and what they call our Steampunk universe. The team in Nottinghamshire are one of the leading research groups studying the … Continue reading Scientists to close trans dimensional rift because Oilpunk universe is “too weird”
Mars has always been a distant dream for aspiring æthernauts. A yearning for understanding the universe around us has meant that we look to the stars and wonder in awe at what is out there. As the closest planet to … Continue reading No need to save Earth, we can simply move to Mars (SATIRE)
“Holmes, in truth, was in very poor shape. It was fifteen years since he and I had stumbled upon a new world – a world of magic and ancient evils – a world in which the rationality, the rule of … Continue reading The Cthulhu Casebooks: Sherlock Holmes and the Miskatonic Monstrosities by James Lovegrove
Bonsart Bokel is a familiar name in the British and European steampunk community. He came into steampunk around 2010 from a background in 14th century re-enactment. During his time there he watched a lot of anime and was drawn in … Continue reading Interview with Bonsart Bokel
Biscuithead & The Biscuit Badgers overview Biscuithead & The Biscuit Badgers first came to my attention while I was attending Whitby Steampunk Weekend in July 2017. I was impressed, not just by their obvious skill as musicians, but as the comedy act that they so obviously are. While in the Green Room chatting to Captain of the Lost Waves, I managed to introduce myself to the band. Dean, the lead singer, was kind enough to provide me with a copy of their latest album “Dinosaurs Ate My Caravan” Normally the CD only costs £5.00 and is available from their website. The album is a 16 track … Continue reading Dinosaurs Ate My Caravan – Biscuithead & The Biscuit Badgers album review
Herbert George (H. G.) Wells (1866-1946) and his sci-fi classics of course predate the word “steampunk.” In fact, they even predate the term “science fiction.” In his own time, works like the Time Machine were called “scientific romances.” I don’t … Continue reading Happy Birthday H.G. Wells!
If you’re a steampunk of any level of interest, you must have heard the word “Asylum” bandied around recently. Unless you live under a rock. Or under a big pile of socks which happen to provide superb sound proofing. Or if you’ve been on a trip to Pluto to collect vital rock samples and regrettably didn’t return until after the August bank Holiday.
An event attended by thousands of steampunks and non-steampunks alike, this year reached around the 120,000 mark over the course of the extended weekend. Continue reading “Weekend at the Asylum 9 report”
Llanfyllin is a small town in North Wales. Easily accessible from the M56, it’s home to the Llanfyllin Workhouse. Originally a workhouse for inmates, it was opened in 1837 and operated until 1930. It was taken over until 1983 when it closed it’s doors after operating as a care home. Following a very short stint as an outdoor pursuits centre, it remained closed until 2008 when local residents attained full ownership and transformed it into a Community Centre. Continue reading “Phoenix Alternative Festival report”