Archive for the ‘Chicago’ Category

Navigating Steamscapes

Jul
07
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Eric Simon, aka Fairman Rogers, is the Lead Developer for Steamscapes, a steampunk setting for the Savage Worlds role-playing game. He was kind enough to take the time to answer a few questions about the game for us.

How

FTW – New Chicago “Barcade” Embraces Steampunk

Jun
30

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“Barcades” have become a real hit in Chicago as of late and as of Friday June 5th a new one has opened that takes a bit of a different twist.  Instead of bearded hipsters and retro-arcade games, FTW (For The …

First Steampunk Tea of the Summer

Jun
23

What could be better than tea on the lawn in the sunshine?

How about spiked tea in air conditioning!

Steampunk Chicago and Geek Bar present the  first Steampunk Tea Party of the summer on Saturday June 27, 2015, from 3-6pm. …

May Steampunk Luncheon and Apocalypse

May
12

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Enjoy lunch and a trip down Fury Road. The tea at the Geek Bar will start earlier than previous months, running from noon to 3 on May 16, 2015. Some may call it lunch. Later risers may call it brunch. …

Play and Paint

May
05

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Get your art on this week when esoteric theater company Terra Mysterium performs its new play The Secret History of Prince Albert: A Tale of the Clockwork Prince on Friday, May 8, 2015, and artist Jason Brammer holds his Open …

April Steampunk Tea Party

Apr
21

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According to the Dictionary of Proverbs by way of Wikipedia, March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers. The flowers have not bloomed yet, so escape the wind and rain with a nice cuppa at the Geek Bar’s …

The Lager Beer Riot

Apr
16

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Raise a glass to the Lager Beer Riot! It exposed a strain of bigotry that ran through the Temperance movement and opened doors to recreation.

In the 1840s, Chicago’s population expanded with the influx in immigrants. Irish escaped the Great

Ray Johnson: Friend of the White City

Apr
14

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Author Ray Johnson is truly a friend of the White City. He provides free lectures and tours on Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition via The Friends of the White City. He was kind enough to answer a few questions …

Steamvalve Nation

Mar
31

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Steamvalve Nation has invaded Chicago. Their objective: to rock! Guitarist and vocalist Terry “The Punisher” Tuccori was kind enough to answer a few of our questions.

Steampunks find inspiration in the past. Steamvalve Nation finds inspiration in classic hard rock.

The Day There Were No Cops

Mar
24

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On March 22, 1861, Mayor “Long John” Wentworth fired the whole Chicago police force.

To see how this occurred, it’s necessary to review a little history of the Chicago Police Department and the relationship that Wentworth shared with it.

Before …