Steampunk Crowdfunding Roundup October 2016 Edition

What’s Happening Right Now?

Gearing Up for Halloween – Gathering Resources for Costumes and Props

Sometimes you want things to look a certain way but you don’t have the time, materials or skills to make it happen. And there is no shame in cutting corners or substituting one thing for another. I know some people are all about the “authenticity” but Steampunk should be a bit of silly fun and […]

Gearing Up for Halloween – If You Can Dream It, You Can Make It (Out of Foam)

During the sessions for makers I’ve attended at conventions, speakers can’t say enough good things about a material called Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) foam. My only experience with it has been with bedrolls and yoga mats, but I saw several ways to use it demonstrated and it is a wonderful resource for costume and prop makers. […]

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, […]

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