A Report from Motor City Steam Con’s ‘Victorian Salon’ Nov. 5

When you’re a vagabond like me, it can be really hard to meet new people and make friends. Being a Steampunk, I’ve already got a tribe, it’s just a matter of finding them! Luckily for me, the Midwest seems to be a hotbed of Steampunk activity. This past summer, the first Motor City Steam Convention was […]

A Very Gatsby New Year

Dateline: Michigan, Jan 4, 2016 The Prohibition Era prevailed in Central Michigan this year (without the pesky ban on alcohol, of course).  Even the steamiest of steampunks set their goggles aside and donned their black ties and flapper dresses to ring in the New Year.

This Day in History – December 14th, 1836

The Toledo War (1835–36), also known as the Michigan–Ohio War, was the almost bloodless boundary dispute between the U.S. state of Ohio and the adjoining territory of Michigan. Originating from conflicting state and federal legislation passed between 1787 and 1805, the dispute resulted from poor understanding of geographical features of the Great Lakes at the […]

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