Time Travelers’ Ball 2015 Report

This past weekend saw the fifth annual installment of the Cincinnati Time Travelers’ Ball, this time at Bogart’s.

Steampunk Short Film: The Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

This hauntingly beautiful sojourn to an island in the sky is not for the fainthearted. It tells the tale of Jasper Morello, who embarks on an airship expedition and finds himself an unwilling cog in a mad scientist’s plot. It was released in 2005 and directed by Australian animator Anthony Lucas. The silhouette technique he employed […]

Where Science Meets Games

This is the 21st century and we’re all glued to our phones, tablets, and computers. By the 22nd century we plan to be wired directly in, but for now we have to settle for a visual connection instead of a neural one. These devices we use to augment our own potential reality are capable of […]

Why Osgood Won’t Be the New Doctor Who Companion

Since the announcement that Jenna Coleman would depart sometime during Doctor Who’s season 9, fans have heatedly debated who her replacement will be. Top of the fan favorite list: Petronella Osgood, assistant to Kate Stewart at UNIT. Osgood is certainly a beloved character. However, her most endearing quality should also categorically exclude her from becoming […]

The Steampunk NaNoWriMo Survival Guide

Everyone wants to write a novel. Some dedicate a few hours each week to the keyboard; others carry notebooks to fill during their lunch hours. Many promise themselves the time to write in their retirement. And then there are these lunatics who decided to write 50,000 words in a month on top of the everyday […]

DJ Cynister – Time Travelers’ Ball 2015

DJ Cynister (Todd Martin) plays a mixture of steampunk,  electroswing, alternative ‘80s, electronic dance, and gothic/industrial. He has played at events including the International Steampunk Symposium and the Cincinnati Steampunk Salon. Learn more about the 2015 Time Travelers’ Ball HERE.  

Book Review: The Machine by E. C. Jarvis

I was contacted several weeks ago by a new publishing company called Rambunctious Ramblings (don’t you love that name?!) and given the opportunity to review their first enterprise; a steampunk novel by new author, E. C. Jarvis. The book just came out at the beginning of the month, and I would definitely recommend it to […]

The Darkness of “The Mystery Plays”

Opening tonight at the Falcon Theatre in Newport, Kentucky (just across the river from Cincinnati) is The Mystery Plays written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and directed by Lindsey Augusta Mercer. The play is two interrelated one acts, loosely based on the tradition of the medieval mystery plays, but with more of an urban fantasy ghost story delivery. The dialogue is highly referential […]

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