Soar: An Animated Short Film Airship Adventure

Soar is one of those magical animated short films that demonstrate more storytelling ability than a feature film. It tells the fantastical tale of a young girl who befriends a tiny boy pilot who’s dropped out of the sky. Through the course of a single day, she must find a way to fly her new friend back home before he is stranded on Earth forever.

The Asylum: Steampunk Festival Destination Travel

Looking for an unusual steampunk-themed travel destination for 2016?

Billed as the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the world, the Asylum takes place this year August 26th to August 29th in the historic City of Lincoln. Many of the venues that house festival activities have ties to Victorian England and lend an authentic sense of time/place to a festival which celebrates, in part, a reimagining of that era. But steampunk is more than a neo-Victorian celebration, and additions like a costume parade, professional tea dueling, “illicit” market, and craft zones add flair to the proceedings.

France & Britain Invade the Cincinnati Steampunk Salon

The British are coming! The British are coming! And so are the French! Awesome news for Steampunks in and around Cincinnati!

Pandora Cinematheque: Tea Time

This delightful short film was made with the help of a Kickstarter campaign in 2014. It is set in the late 1800’s, in a world that holds inventors in the highest regards. At least, as long as they fit the proper mold, which is not the case for Elizabeth. Her inventions have been rejected time […]

Plan for This Year’s Events

With a new year comes new adventures, and we want to help you enjoy as many as you can with as little stress as possible. While many ill-prepared adventurers may have gone on quests without their pocket handkerchiefs, there is no reason you must lose sleep and stomach lining. So here’s an overview of The […]

Book Review: The Difference Engine (1990)

All the best alternate history books I have ever read can be distilled to a simple question: what if? In this foundational Steampunk title, authors William Gibson and Bruce Sterling ask, “what if the computer age came about in the 1800’s?” The answer is that the political structures all over the world are deeply effected by […]

Steampunk Tea Parties: A Holiday Tradition

Steampunk-themed tea parties are particularly popular in North America during the winter. Knowing a bit about the history of tea and the rituals surrounding its consumption can help a participant enjoy the experience. There are also some traditional resources and touches of whimsy that can help you host a party of your own.

Calamity’s Corner: When the Ball Drops!

The holidays are winding to a close, presents have been given, food has been consumed, and the year is drawing to a close. New Year’s Eve celebrations have been going on for quite some time, and there’s one tried and true tradition that many of us indulge in. Sparkling wine at midnight! We used to […]

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