Steampunk Olympics Day 2

The Steampunk Olympics kicked off on Saturday with the mandatory training for Umbrella fencing, followed by Nerf Duelling, Penny Farthing races, Croquet, and Dirigible races. The costume contest also took place, with results covered separately. Umbrella Fencing “This is a bad idea” is the official motto of Umbrella Fencing, which is why it was scheduled […]

Gaming Around the World

Mandisa Njeri, captain of Her Royal Airship Ashanti, hosted a lively panel on parlor games during the symposium’s first day of programming. She said she was inspired to research more games after attending a parlor game night at the home of Sir Ernest Octave Suszczynski and Gintia Peaseblossom last year. Parlor games are meant to […]

Olympics: Day One!

On the first day of Symposium, the first three Olympic competitions began. The Beard and Mustache Competition saw a host of finely furred faces compete for the first round of points for their airships. The Iron Tailor competition launched in the Hunt room. The teams received their assignments and materials, but their night was only […]

Steampunk Crowdfunding Roundup, November 2016 Edition

Publishing The Time Traveler’s Trilogy, Ends Dec. 20 It’s 1815, and Wellington’s badly-outnumbered army stares across the field of Waterloo at Napoleon’s forces. Desperate to hold until reinforcements arrive, Wellington calls upon a race of monsters created by a mad scientist 25 years before. It’s 1815, and a discontented young lady sitting in a rose […]

Obduction Release

In 1993 a little game called Myst changed the world. Created by two brothers in their garage, it stayed the best selling game for ten years and garnered four sequels, three novels, and more rumours about a movie than anything can keep up with any more. The last game in the Myst franchise was released in […]

Steampunk Crowdfunding Roundup – Aug 2016 Edition

What’s Going on Right Now? Publishing Adventure: A Collection of Steampunk Short Stories, Ends Sept. 5 https://ksr-video.imgix.net/projects/2568434/video-689284-h264_high.mp4 We are the Citizens of Antiford, a steampunk collective of amateur cosplayers, artists, and authors. Our fictional world was created about 6 years ago and we’ve been active in the steampunk community and growing ever since. We held […]

Puzzle Castles

There is nothing more delightfully steampunk than a castle made of gears and levers that changes shape when you press the right buttons. Myst is probably one of the originators of this theme, seeing as how steam-powered puzzles are their stock-in-trade. But they are far from being the only ones. While we’ve yet to have […]

Where Science Meets Games

This is the 21st century and we’re all glued to our phones, tablets, and computers. By the 22nd century we plan to be wired directly in, but for now we have to settle for a visual connection instead of a neural one. These devices we use to augment our own potential reality are capable of […]

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