It Was a Disaster! The May 27, 1896 St. Louis Great Cyclone: A Steampunk Journal Series About Unfortunate Events

I’ve been fascinated by storms, even after surviving one as a child in my hometown of St. Louis. I’m a storm spotter for the U.S. National Weather Service. I’ve taken some incredible pics of lightning and cloud formations. But my … Continue reading It Was a Disaster! The May 27, 1896 St. Louis Great Cyclone: A Steampunk Journal Series About Unfortunate Events

Get a Sneak Peek at The Storm by Victoria L. Szulc from the “Lafayette to London” the Society Series, v.3

Chapter 2-The Storm Early Morning, May 27, 1896 The day had started like any other. Kate and Lord Wilson rose early as they had for the last several months. But for the month of May, their early starts had been … Continue reading Get a Sneak Peek at The Storm by Victoria L. Szulc from the “Lafayette to London” the Society Series, v.3

An Axe to Grind – A Look at the Historic Lizzie Borden Case and the New Movie “Lizzie”

Lizzie Borden Had an Axe… And gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, She gave her father forty-one. …or so the rhyme goes. But did Lizzie really hack her parents to death? Was Lizzie a … Continue reading An Axe to Grind – A Look at the Historic Lizzie Borden Case and the New Movie “Lizzie”

Report from the Big River Steampunk Festival: Part 1 (Friday and Saturday)

Big River Steampunk Celebrates Its Fifth Year in Grand Style A little rain, steamy summertime temperatures, and oppressive humidity didn’t stop steampunks from attending the Big River Steampunk Festival in Hannibal, Missouri, USA. Friday Kicked Off with a Boom… …of … Continue reading Report from the Big River Steampunk Festival: Part 1 (Friday and Saturday)

A Lesson in Victorian Waltz from Professor Parker at the 2018 Big River Steampunk Festival

Steampunk Journal contributor and Steampunk Jill of All Trades Victoria L. Szulc spent a fun-filled weekend at the Big River Steampunk festival. We’ll be bringing you tons of photos, but we also wanted to share this nice little dance lesson … Continue reading A Lesson in Victorian Waltz from Professor Parker at the 2018 Big River Steampunk Festival

Where Steampunk Meets “Once Upon a Time…” The Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales is Available Now!

About The Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales “Once upon a time” is a phrase that immediately conjures images of enchantment. Royal balls, magical creatures, love at first sight… We are taken to a fantasy world where anything is … Continue reading Where Steampunk Meets “Once Upon a Time…” The Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales is Available Now!