Make it Supernatural

Steampunk Journal editor Phoebe Darqueling regaled the crowd with the historical and literary context for the belief in supernatural creatures during the steam era. As people left the countryside to seek industrial employment, they brought their appetite for stories with them. Major magazines needed to fill their pages with the stories readers wanted, and this […]

Symposium 2017 Session – How to Punk Your Steam: Make it Supernatural

How to Punk Your Steam: Make it Supernatural. Presented by Phoebe Darqueling. Even though they were riding the coattails of the Enlightenment, the 19th century saw an increase in reports of werewolves, doppelgangers, and other things that go bump in the night. In an age of reason, how did people fall for it?

Symposium 2017 Session – Of Aether and Alchemy

Of Aether and Alchemy. Presented by Phoebe Darqueling. Steampunk writers love to create things like aether-powered airships and make their villains into alchemists, but with little understanding of where aether theory even came from or how the Victorians thought it worked.

Steampunk Magazine Mergers & Symposium Exhibit

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.

Steampunk Movie Review: The Warrior’s Way

This is probably one of the coolest movies you have never heard of. It only ended up in my possession because The Mister was digging through a DVD bargain bin and came across something he thought I’d like. So we saddled up our whiskey 7’s and had ourselves a movie night.

Steampunk Book Review: A Matter of Temperance

By the time Ichabod “Icky” Temperance sent me a few of his books to review, we had already been friends online for a long time. He has been a faithful follower of my blog since the beginning, but it wasn’t until I got an e-mail talking about his books that I knew how he found his way to writing. He and his […]

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 […]

Teapot Racing at Tesla Con

My last event during Tesla Con last weekend was the teapot races. Twenty-seven cars and racers were there for the event, not to mention a large and appreciative crowd. I talked to a few racers who said they’d seen the event at the International Steampunk Symposium earlier this year and it inspired them to give […]

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