“How could you possibly know what retrofuturism means today if you don’t know what futurism of that era was?” (Eric Renderking Fisk, 2018) Heading into the Journal’s celebration of the venerable Verne’s birthday, our dear editor Phoebe Darqueling challenged her friends to review some media associated with works. It could have been a book, a movie based on his work, or the Audible version of one of his novels. I chose The Mysterious Island to enjoy during the weekend while my wife and sons were with my in-laws and I was keeping an eye open for our yet-to-be housebroken puppy. I picked it based on the … Continue reading My Lost Weekend on Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island – Guest Review by Eric Renderking Fisk
‘The Last Airship’ is a Steampunk Web Series about a crew who set out to prove that the days of airships aren’t over yet in their alternative Victorian era. In the first series, composed of six 6-minute episodes, the crew … Continue reading Announcing the Launch of a New Steampunk Web-Series, The Last Airship. First Episodes Available Now!
A few photographs have been posted of the new Cirque du Soleil “Kurios” act which is laden with steampunk reference including a man as a steam train and a gargantuan brass hand. Continue reading “Cirque du Soleil take on steampunk”