Archive for the ‘Steampunk’ Category

Here Be Thee Bluebeard


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 …

The Eastland Disaster


EastlandThis year saw the 98th anniversary of the Eastland disaster. On July 24, 1915, the SS Eastland sank in the Chicago River, taking with it 848 lives.

The tragedy owes something to the sinking of the Titanic. After the …

All Aboard for Steamstock!


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The Steamstock train pulls into the station on July 23, bringing a shipment of Frenchy and the Punk, The Cog Is Dead, and This Way to the Egress.

The bands hopped the rails on the east coast to embark upon …

Invade the Renaissance then enjoy a Cuppa


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Have nothing to do this weekend? Well, fear not intrepid steampunk, because this weekend is full of lots of things to keep you busy. First of all, Bristol Renaissance Faire is hosting a Steampunk invasion. The events include a Steampunk …

More Mechanical Music



Last year, I wrote about mechanical music. Joe Vourteque followed up with pictures from the Musee Mecanique in San Francisco.

My plunge has delved deeper. When I went to the Grayslake Antique Fair in August 2012, there were representatives …

A Steampunk event filled weekend!


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Steampunk events and gatherings are not just limited to large metropolitan areas. Some truly amazing, intimate, and fun filled events can be seen on farmsteads and forests just as much as in their urban counterparts! This past weekend, several Chicago …

In Discussion with Terra Mysterium



Chicago’s spiritually and steampunk inclined theatre troupe Terra Mysterium has released a video for “In the Observarium.” It’s the title track from one of their latest shows.

The performers took time to answer a few questions by e-mail.

1.How did

Ways to Add Steampunk Styling to Your Bedroom



Today’s post is from guest writer Scott Grayson.

Steampunk is a great fashion style that’s sometimes described as “neo-historian.” However, there are different subgenres within steampunks, in general it might be viewed as an artistic and aesthetic movement that takes …

Have A Happy Father’s Day at Watch Chains and Lace


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At Watch Chains and Lace, you can look forward to tea and good food, games and friendly conversation, music, historical tours of the beautiful Pleasant Home located at 217 Home Avenue in Oak Park, and Steampunk-inspired wares. Join us for …

Daria Melnikova, Independent Videographer



An interview with Daria Melnikova, Steampunk Chicago’s hard working resident videographer.

1. When did you begin to work in video production?

I wanted to be a movie director since I was 12 years old. Even in childhood I realized that …