Symposium Vendor – The Armored Lady

The Armored Lady is a steampunk art shop with a wide variety of handmade items for any need.

November 2015 Crowdfunding Roundup

There are some great performances up on Kickstarter this month, and I am so happy to see more of these types of projects. I had such a great time at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest in 2014 when I had an opportunity to see lots of awesome Steampunk and Victorian content. It is one thing to […]

November 24th, 1932 – The Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory

In Washington, D.C., on November 24th, 1932, the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opened.

Grand Rapids electroswings Chicago style with Vourteque

Last week, November 17th, 2015, at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, the Grand Rapids Original Swing Society (GROSS) was treated to an evening of electro swing with Chicago’s Vourteque. Besides winning and holding the title Beer City USA, Grand Rapids, Michigan is also known for having one of the largest Swing Dance clubs in the world.  The club was founded in […]

Super-Noir: Jessica Jones

Netflix’s Jessica Jones is Marvel’s next step into a little genre I like to call Super-Noir. The best known – and most obvious – example of the quasi-genre is probably Sin City, but Sin City’s aim is less super and more noir. It technically belongs to a category called “neo-noir,” but the comics and the […]

November 23rd, 1914 – US Troops Pull Out of Mexico

On November 23rd, 1914, during the Mexican Revolution, the last of U.S. forces withdrew from Veracruz, occupied seven months earlier in response to the Tampico Affair.

Sunday Summary – November 22nd, 2015

So what did you miss this week? This week we flew with Super Girl, went on Mysterious Geographical Explorations, danced at the Time Travelers’ Ball, got spooky with Doctor Who, hung with the Agents of Shield, and then some . . .

Wheelworks: Ice Domes of the Bandit Queen – Chapter 5: Glacier

Wheelworks by KT Sebastian Part one: Ice Domes of the Bandit Queen Episode 5 – Glacier Cover art by Debra Weiss  

November 22nd, 1869 – The Cutty Sark

The clipper Cutty Sark was launched in Dumbarton, Scotland on November 22nd, 1869; it was the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today.

Symposium Vendor – Frank & Steele

Frank and Steele . . . purveyors of unique incidentals, artificers of wondrous makings, mad … er, differently thinking scientists. Herein do we create finely crafted fanciful adorments for Steampunk wear. From gears to buckles to medals and so much more.

Pluto in Fiction

Pluto is everyone’s favorite dispossessed planet, but has it only been that way since the controversy? Hardly–given the amount of science fiction that’s chosen the mysteriously cold and distant solar system body as a setting. Here are some of the more famous examples of Pluto in science fiction. Feel free to mention your own in […]

November 21st, 1783 – First Untethered Hot Air Balloon Flight

In Paris, on November 21st, 1783, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d’Arlandes, make the first untethered hot air balloon flight.