Bring Your Camera to Symposium!

The week of Symposium has arrived, and as you’re filling your steamer trunks, carpet backs, and assorted mechanical carrier devices, be sure to grab your camera. It’s an important accessory for artists and memory keepers, but it could also help you win a free badge to next year’s International Steampunk Symposium. Once the festivities have […]

Jolly Crouton and the Buswick

This month, Jolly Crouton Media is holding the third annual Buswick – a competition for independent game developers (or, according to the official Buswick website, “an independent game development party”). Every year has a different theme to inspire creators, and this year’s theme is Daffy Inventions. Clayton Belcher, the man behind the bowler hat, took […]

The Fairy Courts of the Midsummer Masquerade

The atmosphere of the Cincinnati Midsummer Masquerade has always had the magical feeling of fairy folk, and given the July climate, wispy attire is certainly more comfortable . . . not to mention tantalizing! So this year with our new home at the Moonlite Gardens at Coney Island, we are fully embracing our inspiration from […]

Sunday Summary – January 18th, 2014

So what did you miss this week? Monday, January 12th, the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain took flight, we looked at the Sacred Art of Tea, and there was an interview with me, Mr. Fox!     Tuesday, January 13th, the city of New Orleans burnt to the ground in 1830 . . . again, in 2014 the city celebrated and […]

Kentucky & Indiana Pin Design Contest

Back in 2009 the Ohio Steampunk Society was formed and adopted a steampunked version of the Buckeye flag as its emblem. Last year The Pandora Society began producing pins of the flag and they have become very popular . . . even Paul McGann (the 8th Doctor Who) has one. 2014 also saw the formal […]

Beard & Moustache Contest – Initial Results!

Ladies and Gentlemen, after the first 48 hours of voting in the Firehouse Moustache Wax Beard & Moustache Contest we can reveal to you the initial results of our polling for the favorite beard and moustache . . . is your favorite in the lead? As of today, here are the positions . . . Third Place – Jacque D’cle and Guy Dillon […]

Beard & Moustache Contest – Prof. G. “Getty” Getriebe

Ladies and Gentlemen . . . we present to you our latest contestant for the Firehouse Moustache Wax Beard & Moustache Contest . . . Prof. G. “Getty” Getriebe of Pittsburgh, PA. It was the fifth of November, I’ll always remember, of that year when the Victorian beckoned me, and so this loveliness came to be. The first […]

Beard & Moustache Contest – Zebulon Vitruvius Pike

Ladies and Gentlemen . . . we present to you our latest contestant for the Firehouse Moustache Wax Beard & Moustache Contest . . . Zebulon Vitruvius Pike of Turtle Creek, PA. It was at the first Steampunk World’s Fair in 2010, my first convention dedicated specifically to steampunk. There, I noticed a plethora of fine beards. My […]

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