Mardi Gras 2016 rolls along the gulf coast – Laissez les bons temps roulez

We time travel back to look forward to Mardi Gras . . .  Over the weekend in the Mobile Bay, Alabama, and in Slidell, Louisiana the first parades of the 2016 Mardi Gras season rolled. The Krewe de la Dauphine rolled on Mobile Bay’s historic Dauphine Island. The parade was delayed due to thunder showers […]

Pensacola parade preparations and Mardi Gras merriment

This lovely Friday evening of January 15th, 2016, Pensacola, Florida was buzzing with activities for the Mardi Gras season. The Krewe de Gateau kept the doors open late at their favorite Mardi Gras Supply store, the Pensacola Parade People, for a planning, purchasing, and party session.  When not snacking at the food table or discussing […]

The Asylum: Steampunk Festival Destination Travel

Looking for an unusual steampunk-themed travel destination for 2016?

Billed as the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the world, the Asylum takes place this year August 26th to August 29th in the historic City of Lincoln. Many of the venues that house festival activities have ties to Victorian England and lend an authentic sense of time/place to a festival which celebrates, in part, a reimagining of that era. But steampunk is more than a neo-Victorian celebration, and additions like a costume parade, professional tea dueling, “illicit” market, and craft zones add flair to the proceedings.

24 Hours Left to Support “Absinthe Heroes”

Tomorrow (December 15th, 2015) at 2PM is the deadline for your chance to support the Kickstarter that is Absinthe Heroes – The Steampunk Rock Opera!

Van Helsteam’s Monster and Hunter Bash

Dateline: Saturday, November 14, 2015: Reporting from Capitol Steam Tonight’s Monster/Monster-Hunter Bash featuring that spinner of musical recordings Van Helsteam, was a smashing success. Over eighty properly clad monsters or hunters were present, with special guests The Apparition Apprehenders, who appeared to be chasing a large, bipedal marshmallow in a blue waistcoat and monocle. As […]

Calamity’s Corner: Teslacon Party Review!

It was Friday night at Teslacon. It was the best of times. It was the…well, yeah, it was the best of times! An event took place that night, one that will surely go down in the annals of history as being a most epic event! The Pandora society, in conjunction with the Corsair Iniquitous and […]

Fair of Mad Science at TeslaCon VI

For the fifth year, the Promethean Society has presented the Fair of Mad Science at TeslaCon VI, where builders display all manner of working gadgets and non-working props. And for the fifth year, I continue to be amazed by the entries. People submit all manner of props: rocket packs, weapons, detectors, time machines, breathing apparatus, […]

Grand Rapids electroswings Chicago style with Vourteque

Last week, November 17th, 2015, at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, the Grand Rapids Original Swing Society (GROSS) was treated to an evening of electro swing with Chicago’s Vourteque. Besides winning and holding the title Beer City USA, Grand Rapids, Michigan is also known for having one of the largest Swing Dance clubs in the world.  The club was founded in […]

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