Archive for the ‘Cons’ Category

The Masonic Steampunk Connection

Sep
24

wahingtonmasonWith the Congress of Steam coming up at Teslacon October 31 – November 3, the time is right for shifting alliances and smoky backroom plotting. What better way to get a jump on the clandestine machinations than to join a …

Here Be Thee Bluebeard

Jul
30

TwirlWhen you think “anachronistic pirate improv comedian with an onstage talk show,” you think of Thee Bluebeard. The City of Milwaukee Official Municipal Jester Ann-Elizabeth Shapera describes him as “an effortless expert at the Fine Art of Walking Around …

Steampunks set to invade Metro Detroit this weekend!

May
20

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World Steam Expo may be gone, but a new steampunk convention has arisen to take its place over Memorial Day weekend.

Up in the Aether starts Friday at the Doubletree Dearborn-Detroit, 5801 Southfield, Detroit, and it sounds like a lot …

Steampunks can relive the past this weekend at Military History Fest!

Feb
01

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Steampunks! You may only be slightly out of time this weekend at Military History Fest 9 in St. Charles. Nonetheless, we love history, dressing up, and acquiring new gear! No better place to acquire period gear than at a history …

TeslaCon 3 : An Overview

Dec
04

So it is that once again TeslaCon has come and gone and it took me two and a half days of sleep to compensate.  Yet it was fun, a lot of fun, the kind of fun you only get when …

TeslaCon 3: A Trip to the Moon

Nov
26

The adventure and excitement continue next November in 2012 as Lord Bobbins and his crew take you to the edge of your imagination. We launch from South Hampton and go all the way to the lunar surface.

Cross trackless voids …

A Pirates View of WSX

Jun
27

Hello mates! Do you know why you are such an impressive component of the great Steampunk machine? It is because you are a singular cog in the whole contraption and without it you remain an impressive wad of leather and …

What I learned at World Steam Expo III

Jun
14

World Steam Expo, or as “we people” like to call it “WSX”, ended a couple of weeks ago and I must say it was a wiz-bang of a time!

Though not quite as tight as previous years …

A TON Of Stuff For the Discerning Event-Goer This Week & Weekend!

Apr
09

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My my what a week ahead of us we have!  With the ever broadening array of things to do both vintage, retro, and steampunk, how can one decide?  Well, we’re here to help you!

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How Highwind Steamworks Works

Apr
05

Dawn and Jeff

Go to Steampunk Chicago events or local cons and you will undoubtedly see the merchandise table of Jeff Platt and Dawn Przybylski, Highwind Steamworks. They craft jewelry, leatherwork, goggles and other steampunk gear. You can also visit their Etsy