Steampunk Magazine Mergers & Symposium Exhibit

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On February 1st, 2017 the Steampunk Journal and For Whom The Gear Turns, two popular steampunk magazine sites, announced they are merging. For Whom The Gear Turns editor Phoebe Darqueling has also been a regular contributor to The Pandora Society, and this April will be the mastermind behind an incredible Steampunk History Exhibit at the International Steampunk Symposium.

SPJ Merger

The idea for the online magazine merger came after both Editors noticed that the steampunk magazine industry was seeing massive changes. After much discussion they decided to pool their resources.

Phoebe Darqueling

Phoebe Darqueling, a strong voice in Steampunk journalism, and a familiar face at the International Steampunk Symposium.

Both sites have a great deal to offer. For Whom The Gear Turns has a loyal following while Steampunk Journal has a large “unique view” readership. Both magazines offer a myriad of reviews, articles, news and interviews and that won’t just continue, but will get stronger!

Steampunk Journal Editor, Matt Grayson, said: “I read an interesting article by Phoebe on how steampunk publications were thinning out. It echoed my own thoughts about some of the magazines that have been and gone. I contacted Phoebe and we discussed how if we collaborated on one publication, we could reach more people. After a few days of talks and thinking things over, we agreed to merge the sites and make one big super steampunk magazine!”

For Whom The Gear Turns Editor Phoebe Darqueling said: “I was delighted to be approached about becoming a part of the Journal team. What a huge compliment! I admit, it’s hard to give up my “baby,” but I’m excited to join forces to bring fans the biggest and best Steampunk experience the web has to offer.”

In partnership with the International Steampunk Symposium, Ms. Darqueling and the Steampunk Journal are preparing a Steampunk History Exhibit that will be a walking timeline around the convention space, covering major advances and developments in the history of this genre that we dearly love.


To learn more about other sessions, workshops, and special events please visit the 2017 International Steampunk Symposium Schedule.


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