Archive for the ‘Steampunk’ Category

Happy Krampusnacht!

Dec
05

Happy Krampusnacht, on behalf of the White City Rippers!

Thank you Cafe Mustache and the Blue Ribbon Glee Club for hosting the 12/4/2017 celebration!…

Prints for Sale

Nov
30

Buy some art an enrich your life!

Kat O’Connor of Burning Brigid Media has an inventory of fine-art photography for sale. There are a limited number of archive quality, matted and/or framed pictures available.

O’Connor is willing to hand-deliver to …

Field Museum Steampunk Invasion

Nov
07

The Windy City Steam Collective is organizing a steampunk invasion of the Field Museum! It’s FREE ADMISSION DAY on Sunday November 19, 2017, for Illinois Residents with proof of residency!

The Collective has provided an itinerary for the day:…

Teslacon 8: The Bucharest Bungle

Oct
24

Teslacon 8 promises to scare up a good time with the Bucharest Bungle, November 2nd through 5th, 2017.

The annual immersive steampunk con travels to Eastern Europe, land of strange creatures of the night. Activities include:

  • The Bucharest Bungle Role

Clockwork Futures’ Brandy Schillace

Oct
03

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

Sep
19

Early

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

Sep
12

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

Aug
29

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

Aug
08

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

Jul
18

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 …