Go Behind the Scenes this weekend at vintage Railway Museum

Vintage Rail Cars will be on show at the Orange Empire Museum in Perris, California, this weekend 21st and 22nd January 2017. Your opportunity yo get “Behind the Scenes” will be brought to you by the tireless volunteers who operate, maintain and restore the trains. The all-day event will open up special access to tours of Locomotives, Passenger and Freight cars. For those of you who prefer a more modern touch, there’s also streetcars and interurban electric cars. Artifacts dating back to 1870 will also be available for viewing. The annual event is positioned as a family day out, so … Continue reading Go Behind the Scenes this weekend at vintage Railway Museum

Steaming drunk

Steampunk drunk
Steampunk drunk

Sadly, steampunk isn’t always about having a lot of fun, doing good deeds and being a good role model. There are times when the culture gets bad press, such as in the case of Bradley Nelson from Ypsilanti – a city in  Michigan – who was stopped by the Michigan State Police on his way back from a steampunk event on March 28th. Nelson was so drunk that he fell under the state’s “Super Drunk” law that gives out stiffer punishments. Continue reading “Steaming drunk”

Hendrick’s Gin launch The Flying Cucumber dirigible

NEW YORK, USA – Hendrick’s Gin is launching Hendrick’s Air. This new ambitious venture will commence with its flagship (and only) air craft: a massive dirigible christened The Flying Cucumber. “We have been continually surprised by the odd popularity of our unusual cucumber-infused gin,” explained Hendrick’s National Brand Ambassador Jim Ryan, “So taking on the challenge of air travel seemed like the next logical step.” Positioning itself against ordinary modes of travel, which Mr. Ryan stated “have devolved into a mundane state of expeditious predictability,” Hendrick’s Air will launch its fleet based on a single and majestic dirigible.  In contrast … Continue reading Hendrick’s Gin launch The Flying Cucumber dirigible

Steampunk News round up 18/02/2015

Kickstarting a next-gen steampunk nixie clock Boing Boing Kyle writes, “The first clock in my series of Steampunk Nixie timepieces was successfully funded on Kickstarter last year, and I’ve just released the next… THEATER REVIEW | Retrofabulus steampunk “Oliver!” at the Pantages Theatre fun to look at Twin Cities Daily Planet Victorian steampunk is the overriding design aesthetic and plenty fun to watch. The fast and loose connection to realism is both this production’s… VAL opens two new exhibits Star Local Media The Steampunk exhibit opens Saturday. Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy literature and art that … Continue reading Steampunk News round up 18/02/2015