Steampunk news round up 28/12/2013

steampunk motorcycle
BCR Steampunk Racer

Good day everyone, I hope you all had a merry Christmas and are looking forward to more festivities at the New Year. In the meantime, feast your eyes on marvels from around the globe such as a Dieselpunk motorbike that could have been mislabelled, an article on steampunk heroines and one reporter’s annoyance at having to buy young adult novels because they’re better than ones for his own age group. Enjoy. Continue reading “Steampunk news round up 28/12/2013”

Poll: Pipe or no pipe?

Do you smoke a pipe? Is a pipe part of your steampunk costume? Would you argue that a pipe helps finish off a steampunk outfit, even if you don’t smoke? Yes I understand that it’s not a rule, but everyone has their own preferences. It’s time to cast your votes, ladies and gentlemen. Related articles Steampunk on television The Journal is rising Why I smoke a pipe Pipe smoking advice. Continue reading Poll: Pipe or no pipe?

Green Lantern – Steam Lantern

Steam Lantern bad guy
Steam Lantern – The enemy

There’s nothing more rewarding than having children. That is until they get home from school and assume that the television belongs to them. Cartoons are a staple diet of any parent with a young child and they usually breeze over me.

Today, though I caught the name of a Green Lantern episode called Steam Lantern. I was naturally curious, so I watched it. What I was faced with was an episode of Green Lantern set in Victorian England – well actually a planet in an alternate dimension that was one large Victorian London – with fair maidens, solid iron automatons, pipes, grime, dirigibles and a Green Lantern with a steam powered jet pack. Continue reading “Green Lantern – Steam Lantern”

Steampunks… in SPACE!

The National Space Centre in Leicester will be holding a steampunk event on the 30th November, 2013. The free event starts at 10am and runs until 5pm. It will have a variety of things to do, curiosities to view and fancy goods to buy. Notable appearances are from Herr Döktor, Doctor Geof and Emilly Ladybird. There are a number of rooms dedicated to various activities such as a Market place for merchants to sell their wares, a Library filled with noted authors and bizarre contraptions from Herr Doktör. The Lounge is available to chat to fellow steampunks and there will … Continue reading Steampunks… in SPACE!

Burlesque night at The Wet Spot Review

After enjoying the charms of Deadly Nightshade and Sukki Singapora at the Alternative & Burlesque Fair in Sheffield, I decided to investigate the world of burlesque a degree further and visited The Wet Spot which is a burlesque night held at The Wardrobe in Leeds.

The Wet Spot @ The Wardrobe
Ryvita Von Cheese
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Steampunk Hallowe’en
Hallowe’en is nearly upon us and what will you be doing on the night of evil? I like to think that I’ll be sitting in front of a log fire in my oxblood high backed chair with a sherry and the days papers. I do get the feeling that instead, I’ll be dressed as Quasimodo, walking around in the pouring rain and knocking on the doors of strangers and asking them for sweets. I just bless my stars that I have children, or it could get awkward. Continue reading “Steampunk Hallowe’en”

H.G. Wells birthday today

Today is H.G. Wells‘ birthday. If he was still alive today, he’d be 147 years old. Considered by many to be the father of science fiction, he’s most well known for his novels; The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau. However, his literary work wasn’t exclusive to this genre. He also wrote many short novellas and non-fiction science papers. You can read more about his life on wikipedia by following this link: H.G. Wells Related articles Wretched Richard’s Almanac: All Wells That End Well Know Thy Enemies: H.G. Wells Science … Continue reading H.G. Wells birthday today