Steampunk Crowdfunding April Roundup

Ever since I launched my own Kickstarter campaign for Steam Tour: An American Steampunk in London in April 2014 I have been keeping tabs on all the cool Steampunk projects on that site. These intrepid makers are looking for a little nudge from folks like you to make their dreams a reality. Here’s what’s on […]

Symposium Session – From Astronomia to Zeppelin

From Astronomia to Zeppelin: A Short History of German Science Fiction Presented by Kevin Richards Introduction to German science fiction literature during Wilhelmina Germany, the equivalent to the Victorian era. Kurd Lasswitz, the German contemporary author of Verne and Wells will be discussed, as will some of the early German pulps that have steampunk appeal such […]

“The Other Log of Phileas Fogg” – Book Review

I expected this story to be written like a series of journal entries, but rather it is through the lens of an “expert” interpreting a secret journal and often “correcting” Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days as much as adding missing pieces. But, one thing Farmer does do is give Fogg his missing back-story. According […]

This Day in History – March 20th, 1852

According to Will Kaufman, American author Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly, “helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War.“ Published on March, 20th, 1852, Uncle Tom’s Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible. It is credited with helping fuel […]

Symposium Session – 30 Books in 30 Minutes

30 Books in 30 Minutes: Steampunk Edition Presented by Dr. Gintia Peaseblossom & Salathial Palland A bookseller and a librarian team up to quickly present a wide variety of “Steampunk” books and why you might want to read them. Then it will be your turn to talk favorite books!   Speakers: Dr. Gintia Peaseblossom is a librarian.  […]

Sunday Summary – February 1st, 2015

So what did you miss this week? Monday, January 26th, Australia rebelled over rum, the Weird Review reported on Pirates and Wenches, we revealed the list of Registered Airships for the 2015 Symposium Games, and this week saw the start of the Nerd’s Domain Call of Cthulhu podcast joining the Pandora Society.   Tuesday, January 27th, Edison patents his lightbulb design, the Symposium […]

An Interview with Leanna Renee Hieber

What is crafty, clever, and runs about in full Victorian garb? Why, it’s the best-selling author Leanna Renee Hieber. When she is not busy weaving masterful fantasies of Gothic Victorian elegance, she is on stage, working behind the scenes, or leading folks on ghostly tours of New York City. This spring, she will be returning […]

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