Chronology of a steampunk universe – The Future

The Future can be a confusing part of steampunk. Not everyone realises what an integral part of the culture it is. We all know that science fiction is one of the foundations, but still people argue that steampunk ends at the World Wars. If that’s the case, then there can be no future for steampunk. I don’t mean that literally, I mean there can be no steampunks from or in the future. Obviously science fiction doesn’t just mean the future, however this part of time is largely ignored. Continue reading “Chronology of a steampunk universe – The Future”

Chronology of a steampunk universe – The Present

The laptop that started it all
The first Datamancer steampunk laptop

Considering the fact that we’re submerged in a culture that hasn’t moved past design of the 19th century, incorporating the present day into steampunk is both challenging and inventive. One of my favourite parts of steampunk is taking something completely modern and giving it a design that looks like it was made over 100 years ago. Nobody did that better than Datamancer, in my opinion, although there are some wonderful creators on the scene now. Continue reading “Chronology of a steampunk universe – The Present”

Interview with Kirstie Williams of CuriousCephalopods

Copyright Kirstie Williams, used with permission
Copyright Kirstie Williams, used with permission

I may have been tempting fate by getting in touch with someone who uses the word Cephalopod in their company name (I already spelled it wrong just then – thank you spell checker). But I have an affection for Octopuses, so when I saw some of the work coming from CuriousCephalopod (did it again) I had to get in touch and find out more about these wonderful pieces of art. Continue reading “Interview with Kirstie Williams of CuriousCephalopods”

Steampunk model gets trouble for not being steampunk enough


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Back in July this year, steampunk model Amy Wilder attended the San Diego Comic Convention wearing a gold bikini, coupled with a gun, holster, short jacket and obligatory goggles. Since then she’s had a lot of flak about whether the outfit was steampunk or not. Continue reading “Steampunk model gets trouble for not being steampunk enough”

Ama-Con returning at twice the size

Much like the Hulk, Amarillo’s only comic book convention is growing rapidly this year. Ama-Con – set for Saturday in Amarillo Civic Center’s Heritage Ballroom and Regency Room, 401 S. Buchanan St. – will bring together fans of comics, anime, steampunk and other genre fiction in an event sponsored by Amarillo Public Library and Friends of the Library. “We’ll have 72 booths this year, which has basically doubled our booth space,” said Amanda Hope Shelburne, assistant coordinator of youth services for the library. “The response has been amazing (for booths). It started the day after the event last year, really.” … Continue reading Ama-Con returning at twice the size