Steampunk news round-up

Here at the Journal, I keep a watchful eye on as much steampunk as I can. In the last week, there’s been some interesting developments such as a someone vandalising a steampunk cafe’s property, a game put on indefinite hold (cancelled, then) and a behind the scenes look at a superbly grotesque version of Alice in Wonderland. Steampunk puts sci-fi spin on history Is La Mesa ready for steampunk? Behind the scenes of Alice in steampunk Wonderland The Swindle; indie steampunk game on definite hold Opportunity to learn something new Vandal caught on camera outside steampunk cafe Related articles Haworth … Continue reading Steampunk news round-up

Steampunk contest close to ending have announced that there’s only two weeks until the end of their Steampunk it! competition. The challenge is to create something and send it to them in the form of a photograph, drawing, text, podcast, video etc. So essentially, you don’t even need to make it. Considering that steampunks are voracious in their appetite for assimilation of modern products, it’s going to be a rough ride. Still, why not tootle over and have a go. There’s a PDF file in it for you if you win. Via: Steampulpfantasy   Continue reading Steampunk contest close to ending

Steampunk described by an outsider

Arguably, the funniest review of steampunk I’ve read. She sounds like quite a character.     Without looking anything up, here’s what I (think I) know about steampunks: They seem like people who liked Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” video about four million times more than I did (and I liked it okay except for the sad parts with the monkey, which I hated). They are into old-timey Victorian clothing but with an industrial-age/apocalyptic twist that displays in the form of huge metal goggles and magnifying glasses hanging off of waistcoats and shit. And, um, it’s because… olde ways are better … Continue reading Steampunk described by an outsider