Gearing Up for Halloween – Plastic Makes the Props Go Round

Plastic is an incredibly versatile material and it is everywhere. With a little ingenuity and elbow grease you can make it into just about anything. First off, there are toys. At any Steampunk cosplay event you can be sure you will see suped-up Nerf guns and squirt guns that look like they walked right out […]

Top 5 Steampunk Movies for Halloween

Guys, this was hard. Like, waaaaaaaay harder than I expected. It turns out there are LOT of Steampunk movies with a bit of the gothic or macabre so they’d work for Halloween. I decided to choose five categories and provide both my pick plus at least one runner-up in that category. Luckily for us, there’s still plenty […]

An Interview with Jeff Mach, Creator of the Steampunk World’s Fair

Jeff Mach started the Steampunk Worlds Fair in 2010, and continues to oversee this amazingly successful event as well as other special interest conventions. Steampunk World’s Fair 2016 was amazing and I’ve already got my room booked for SPWF 2017. Maybe I’ll see you there 🙂 Now, on with the interview!

Steampunk Crowdfunding Roundup – Sept. 2016 Edition

What’s Going on Right Now Publishing Children of Sin (Manga), Ends Nov. 11  It is a time of darkness where clockwork powers the world. Evil permeates society causing great mayhem, and man’s morals are questioned. Kain, tortured by his past sins, seeks to earn redemption by saving mankind. But can he, whom the gods no […]

Book Review: The Return of the Discontinued Man (Burton and Swinburne 5) by Mark Hodder

First off, I want to give some love to Jon Sullivan, the mastermind behind the moody, fantastical covers I always feature on the reviews of this series. So, a tip of the hat to you, good sir. On the cover for Mark Hodder’s fifth installment of this alternative history series we see a huge metal man, […]

Book Review: The Secret of Abdu el Yezdi (Burton and Swinburne 4) by Mark Hodder

At the end of The Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon, our heroes, and in fact time itself, are left in rather dire straights. If you remember, I actually read the books out of order, so for me when I got to the end of book 3, a lot of what I had already […]

Book Review: The Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon (Burton and Swinburne 3) by Mark Hodder

Even though my copy of this book was brand new, it completely deteriorated during my reading. I don’t know if it was the extreme temperatures while passing through Wyoming during my transcontinental drive, or just bad book binding, but it seemed extremely apt given what was happening in this installment of the Burton & Swinburne […]

Steampunk Crowdfunding Roundup – August Edition

Here’s What’s Going on Right Now Publishing A Foretold Affair, Ends Sept. 16 A Foretold Affair is a steampunk-fantasy Visual Novel being developed by GB Patch Games. The project features one long journey with variations based on the player’s choices. Buffalo Seer is an eccentric Abnormal who wants nothing more than to use the magic […]

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