August 9th, 1854 – Life in the Woods

Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods), by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. First published on August 9th, 1854, it details Thoreau’s experiences over the course of […]

Steampunk Cinema

I have read the opinion many times, in many different forums, that there are no “good” steampunk movies. I would certainly dispute this idea. There are many mainstream, high budget, Hollywood movies that include elements of the steampunk aesthetic that I found quite enjoyable. However, the word “good” is a subjective term. What I find to be “good” may be something that another person abhors. Simply bring up the Wild Wild West, Van Helsing, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and/or Sky Captain & The World of Tomorrow among steampunk fans and expect a lively debate.

August 8th, 1929 – Around the World by Zeppelin

Eight years prior to Hindenburg disaster of 1939, another famous zeppelin event occurred in New Jersey. On August 8th, 1929 LZ127 the Graf Zeppelin commenced her journey around the world. The trip was funded by American newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst who sent four of his staffers as part of the nine passengers of the Graf’s “Round-the-World” (Weltrundfahrt 1929). As the major […]

Geek Out & Help the Cincinnati Film Festival

Calling all geeks, nerds, and dorks in the Greater Cincinnati area! Our friends and event partners at the Cincinnati Film Festival are having an awesome fundraiser this month at Dave & Buster’s!

Three Must-Read Time-Travel Novels

Time Travel fiction is one of the oldest and most celebrated genres of science fiction. Even more intriguing and impossible than space travel, time travel appeals to us on a very personal level. What if you could undo your past mistakes? What if you could foretell the future? What if you could rewrite history? Finding […]

August 7th, 1890 – Swedish Murder & Incest!

On August 7th, 1890, Anna Månsdotter became the last woman in Sweden to be executed after having been found guilty of the 1889 Yngsjö murder. The Yngsjö murder occurred on March 28th, 1889 in Yngsjö, Sweden. Hanna Johansdotter was murdered by her husband Per Nilsson and his mother Anna Månsdotter, who became known as Yngsjömörderskan (in English: The Yngsjö […]

The Legend of the Hindenburg

When one thinks of airships, the image that leaps to many people’s minds is that of D-LZ129, better known as the Hindenburg, consumed by flames to cries of “Oh, the humanity!” The tragic events of May 6th, 1937 are considered the end of the airship era; many know about the death of the Hindenburg, but what about the life […]

Song Marshall: Model, Actress, Director, & Steampunk Enthusiast

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Song Marshall, a model, actress, and steampunk enthusiast.

Song: “I had always had a love of corsets and all sorts of Victorian attire. I always just thought I was odd. I didn’t discover Steampunk until 5 years ago when I started working with Terra Mysterium. I had no idea this whole community existed. I fell in love with it right away!”

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