Daring the COVID-19 pandemic (which at that time was not an official crisis in Wisconsin yet) we attended Geneva Steam Convention. We knew that this was to be the last Geneva Steam Con, as the small but doughty band of organizers have decided to commit energies elsewhere for the forseeable future, but, as it turned out, may be the last fannish gathering, Steampunk or otherwise, for some time to come. Just as we came home from the con, governmental responses to the epidemic were ramping up, and, by this writing, we are beginning the second week of government “stay at … Continue reading Geneva Steam Con 2020, The Last Hot Time—
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!
Hey there Steam-friends! Have you ever been so immersed in something you forgot to tell people about it? That’s what happened with me and my latest move abroad. I wasn’t sure exactly when the move would become “official” because we … Continue reading I Moved to Germany and I Forgot to Tell Anyone!
Fizzy wine has a long history, but we won’t linger on its origins (unless you want to, then click here). The most interesting part of its tale, like so many other things we take for granted nowadays, was during the … Continue reading Get in the Spirit: A Brief History of Champagne
We’re going to ring in the new year with some changes to our website, and we want to know what YOU think! If you can spare a couple of minutes, we’d love to know what new topics you’d like to … Continue reading Take our Short Reader Survey
In the first of my Company Spotlight features, who better to kick off this new feature than a company that makes Steampunk Journals? Awaken Journaling deal with hand-made journals that they sell on their Etsy shop. Continue reading “Steampunk Journals at Awaken Journaling”
Not exactly an inspiring title to begin a post with, but it preambles to a good tale. I started the Journal on 4th July, 2013 and since then its popularity has soared. In fact, in four months it’s become one of the highest ranking websites dedicated to steampunk news and culture around. The current positioning of the site on Alexa ranking is just under 800,000 globally and just under 28,000 in Great Britain. I’m not trying to put other sites down, they’re wonderful to read. In fact, I’ve linked to them so you can visit them as well. Compare the … Continue reading The Journal is rising
Yes, I’ve finally got round to it. I know, you’ve all been chomping at the bit to talk to me in real time. Well, now you can. Look for me under the username @matthewdemaris (@steampunkjournal is too long). Continue reading Steampunk Journal joins Twitter