The Midsummer Masquerade’s New Home!

After all the suspense of whether or not there would be a Midsummer Masquerade this year, we are thrilled to say not only will there be a Masquerade, but it shall be bigger and more beautiful than ever in its new location . . . the Moonlite Gardens! The Moonlite Gardens, built in 1920’s, has […]

Steampunk Anthologies

Short story anthologies are awesome for a variety of reasons. To start with, they’re a great way to get into something new without having to commit to an entire novel. Then there’s the variety of stories, and the possibility of discovering new favorite authors. And finally, a story collection means you can sit down and […]

May 23rd, 1829 – Behold the Accordion!

The accordion has become somewhat of a staple instrument with many Steampunk bands such Ford Theatre Reunion or This Way to the Egress that deliver that carnivalesque sound often with a frantic energy . . . but what of its origins? The advent of the accordion is the subject of debate among researchers. Many credit […]

Gin: The Steampunk Spirit

At the International Steampunk Symposium 2014, the Steampunk Chronicles announced the winners of their Readers’ Choice Awards. In the category of “Most Steampunk Drink” Gin was the clear winner. Gin has a long and interesting history. There are a lot of legends, anecdotes, and misconception about this amazing liquor. Come with me on a little […]

Ravenwood Castle

Hocking Hills, the green jewel hidden in southeast Ohio, boasts the kind of scenery one would expect in a feature fantasy film. Hollows offer glimpses of unspoiled wildlife. Towering trees line streams cut deep between the foothills. The parks offer an escape to another world. The only thing missing is a castle . . . […]

May 22nd, 1849 – Lincoln the Inventor

Abraham Lincoln‘s patent is a patented invention to lift boats over shoals and obstructions in a river. It is the only United States patent ever registered to a President of the United States. Lincoln conceived the idea of inventing a mechanism that would lift a boat over shoals and obstructions when on two different occasions the boat […]

Cincinnati Geek Club Reboot . . . Success!

Last night saw the reboot of the Cincinnati Geek Club after a two and a half year hiatus. Previously Roxx Electro Cafe had been home to this enthusiastic group of nerds, but when Roxx closed on October 2012 the whole thing came to a grinding halt . . . until now. Over two dozen local […]

The Greatest Feminist Action Movie Ever!

As if responding the turmoil caused by the Twitterverse’s accusations of Joss Whedon betraying Black Widow as a strong female character in the Action Movie genre, along came Furiosa (Charlize Theron) like a valkyrie of feminist justice! Not only was Mad Max – Fury Road the most refreshing action movie to have burst on the screen in decades, […]

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