Archive for the ‘Steampunk’ Category

Clockwork Futures’ Brandy Schillace


Last month, I reviewed Brandy Schillace’s Clockwork Futures: The Science of Steampunk and the Reinvention of the Modern World. It presents the history of the natural sciences via steampunk. She was kind enough to answer a few follow up …

Rouge Year 4 Re-Launch



In 2017 ROUGE Electro Swing & Cabaret unfortunately had it’s long running venue – Door No. 3 – closed, literally, overnight. They tried out a number of spots – a ton of appreciation to Beauty Bar Chicago for hosting

The Great Midwestern Ballyhoo of 2017


Roll up on September 23rd, 2017 for The Annual Great Midwestern Ballyhoo, celebrating it’s 4th year in historical downtown Lockport, IL along the I & M Canal!

General Admission Includes:

Musical performers: Eli August, Le Percolateur, Mr.

Clockwork Futures: The Science of Steampunk


The real world is full of fascination and wonder, so I’m not a huge fiction reader. There’s always more to discover. At the same time, there’s a visceral appeal to the neo-Victorian aesthetic of cogs, gears and tubes. Brandy Schillace’s …

The Green Fairytale


In the same way that cold water adds to absinthe’s characteristic cloudy louche, dubious information clouds the perception of the green liquor. Its century-long ban resulted from misrepresentation and industry sway.

The story goes the Dr. Pierre Ordinaire prepared …

2017 Steampunk Invasion of the Bristol Renaissance Faire


The Victorian Era and Renaissance collide at the Bristol Steampunk Invasion weekend. Anachronauts should synchronize their calendars for August 5 & 6, 2017, 10am – 7pm.

The Bristol Renaissance Faire sports 30 acres of pure fun, 20 stages of variety …

The Rogue Aviator


Otherworld Theatre debuts their dieselpunk adventure The Rogue Aviator. Aviatrix Ellie McCloud battles Sky Pirates and fights for the freedom of the oppressed citizens of the floating city of Olympus.

The play runs May 20 through June 10, 2017. …

Carnivale Delirium VII: The Midnight Cabaret 2017


The legendary neo-vintage circus sideshow extravaganza returns! Come join us for a variety show like no other! Live music, vaudeville, burlesque, circus acts, DJs and more!

Hosted by: Vita Devoid (Tampa, FL)
And Chicago’s premier Electroswing dance party, ROUGE!


LEGO Adult Cosplay Night Giveaway!


All adult fans of LEGO® are invited for a night filled with friendly competition, cosplay themed activities, LEGO® Batman™ meet & greets and more!

LEGO® has provided Steampunk Chicago with ten complimentary tickets to the Adult Fans of LEGO®  Cosplay …

Build a Washtub Bass


It’s not difficult to build a washtub bass. I was able to pick up all the parts in one trip to the hardware store.

Here are the materials:

1 galvanized steel utility tub

2 eyebolts

3 nuts

2 flat washers, …