A Review of the Sherlock Holmes Museum, London

A Review of the Sherlock Holmes Museum, London Unless you are a truly devoted fan of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories and you don’t mind waiting in a long line, I would skip the Sherlock Holmes Museum. Seeing as how Holmes and Watson are literary characters, it is more accurate to call it a historic house with a twist than a museum. When I visited in 2014, I also thought the admission fee was too high for what you get. Once you are inside, it only takes maybe 30 minutes to walk through. There are plenty of historic homes that are even nicer, so if … Continue reading A Review of the Sherlock Holmes Museum, London

The 8th Deadly Sin by Victor & The Bully album review

Victor & The Bully are, frankly, a runaway success in the UK steampunk scene and have no signs of slowing down. Now their popularity is beginning to spread over to the USA. Entirely due to their catchy music, unique style and annoying likeability. Their highly anticipated second album dropped into the Steampunk Journal inbox a couple of days ago. We’ve had an exclusive first hearing of the new album in all its polished glory. Of course Matt & Harry have never been shy of showing their fans the music that they make as they complete each track. Go onto their Facebook page, or the more popular … Continue reading The 8th Deadly Sin by Victor & The Bully album review

A Matter of Temperance Book Review

A Few Thoughts on Indie Publishing Before I Begin When I was taking Art History classes in college, one of my favorite units was on “art of the naïve.” We often associate naivety with negative connotations, such as uncouth or ignorant. But in this case it simply means “untrained.” So, artwork of this kind is the result of the creative impulse pouring itself out through someone who was not an “artist” by training. They were spontaneous and made their art only for their personal satisfaction. There was something so pure and remarkable in these unpolished and unorthodox works; the joy of the uncontained creative spark. In … Continue reading A Matter of Temperance Book Review

Are Steampunks Running the Risk of Losing their Polite Reputation?

Datamancer Seafarer keyboard £1,372.69The internet is a wonderful place. It holds all of human wisdom and knowledge. It’s a place where you can go and voice your opinion knowing that someone out there will see it. Over the years it’s gotten to be a place where the people who would normally simply sound off to a few friends in the pub now have a platform of thousands, if not millions to listen to them. Continue reading “Are Steampunks Running the Risk of Losing their Polite Reputation?”

Victoriocity: A neo-Victorian detective comedy podcast available for download

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

Steampunk Fact Sheet: Jack the Ripper

Steampunk Fact Sheet Jack the Ripper is the world’s most famous serial killer, both because of the brutality of the murders and the fact that the crimes are still unsolved. I have seen many Steampunk works make reference to the Whitechapel … Continue reading Steampunk Fact Sheet: Jack the Ripper