Archive for the ‘Steampunk’ Category

Steampunk Masquerade Makes a Splash


Come to a Steampunk Masquerade on October 30, 2018! We’ll be joined by the Feathered Beaus, Kat Sass, The Cunning Gentlemen, Mr. M of the White City Rippers (DJ extraordinaire) and Madame Amanita Haegtessa who will be …

Geneva Steam Convention 2018: Swashbucklers & Adventurers


Traveling in the Victorian Era was not for the faint of heart and in the world of Steampunk you may venture by air, land, sea and even through time. Adventure awaits you at Geneva Steam Convention 2018 where swashbuckling airship …

Happy Krampusnacht!


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


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


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


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


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 …