Archive for the ‘Airships’ Category

The Wingfoot Air Express Disaster

Jul
21

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Some twenty years prior to the Hindenburg, Chicago had its own airship disaster. Thirteen people were killed and twenty-six were injured when the Wingfoot Air Express dirigible crashed into the Illinois Trust and Savings Building.

On July 21, 1919, the …

Steampunks to Gear up at Chicago’s Airship Harbor

Apr
10

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Steampunks are used to dressing up, going antiquing, and having adventures, and often dancing into the night. Seldom though do we meet up over drinks and coffee, share ideas, tell stories, and keeping things moving in the scene. That’s why …

A Dark Victorian Romance

Feb
06

Dark VictorianThe Circle City Aerodrome (http://www.circlecityaerodrome.org) nonprofit society for steampunk arts and culture presents A Dark Victorian Romance. Their second annual immersion weekend will host events free and open to the public as well as a la carte events …

A Steampunk event filled weekend!

Jun
26

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Steampunk events and gatherings are not just limited to large metropolitan areas. Some truly amazing, intimate, and fun filled events can be seen on farmsteads and forests just as much as in their urban counterparts! This past weekend, several Chicago …

Gearbox Fantastique III on April 20!

Apr
16

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On Saturday April 20th, Steampunk Chicago presents: Gearbox Fantastique 3!

Your MC for the evening:

Thee Bluebeard!
www.theebluebeard.com/

LIVE ELECTROSWING by

The Swingrowers (Italy)
soundcloud.com/swingrowers

LIVE Gypsy Punk by

Crystal Bright & The Silver Hands (North Carolina)
crystalbrightandthesilverhands.com/

With Burlesque,

Portlandia Does Steampunk

Feb
12

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Do you live in Portland? Are you a steampunk? Then its your lucky break! Meet us down at the Portland Double Tree, and we’ll all board my airship. We have to rescue the queen!

Wait, stop shooting your raygun, we’re …

History Revised!

Apr
25

History ain’t what it used to be! Steampunks mash up the past and present while looking to the future. Altered History and Alternate Histories are two websites that have fun scrambling the past.

Captain Kit Kaboom (aka Abbey Manalli of …

“Sucker Punch”: More Than Just Bullets and Genre Bending

Mar
28

So it was that yesterday, (Sunday if you happen to be reading this on say, not a Monday), myself, the charming KL Kenzie, the good Rev. Cpt. Sam Flint and the lovely Lady Lisa all went to view what we …

Lovett’s new “Eye of The Storm” music video

Feb
05

Thanks to the Musebox for this update – musician Ben Lovett’s new music video for his single “Eye of the Storm” went live yesterday on AOL’s Spinner portal and I must say, the video is gorgeous indeed.  I caught a …

TeslaCon – A Fantastic Immersive Event from Walls to Weapons!

Nov
12

So Tesla-Con I has come and gone and all in all, the people really enjoyed it!  From panels on character development, taxidermy, tiny top hats and (of course) airships to the delightful tea room (and its lovely view) to the …