Archive for the ‘Steampunk’ Category

Get Up (I Feel Like Making A) Sex Machine

Aug
25

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Victorians found better living through mechanical engineering with the introduction of the vibrator. Physicians used Joseph Mortimer Granville’s percusser, aka Granville’s Hammer, to treat female hysteria via paroxysm. In other words, women got vibrated to orgasm. Steampunk and DIY culture …

Tea and Geek Love

Aug
18

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Things were looking a little hairy for the monthly Steampunk Tea Party at Geek Bar Beta. Purse strings were tightening. Financial difficulties loomed. However, community and private support have provided tenability for the bar and future tea parties.

Fleet Admiral …

Cirque du Soleil Goes Kuriosly Steampunk

Aug
11

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Cirque du Soleil rolls into Chicago with its steampunk-themed Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities. Performances run August 6 through September 20, 2015, at the United Center.

The show revolves around an inventor and his wunderkammer, the titular cabinet of …

Steampunks Invade the Renaissance!

Aug
04

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The 1800s invade the 1500s and all goes topsy-turvey, timey-wimey, wibbley-wobbley! It’s the the annual Steampunk Invasion of the Bristol Renaissance Faire, August 8 and 9, 2015!

Faire invites all its guests to dress up in their finest time-traveling …

A Weekend to Remember!

Jul
28

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The dance card for the weekend segueing July into August 2015 is booking up quickly! Just look at the itinerary of things to do.

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Thursday July 30: Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings play Martyr’s with Spears & Gears and …

Mid-July Mirth

Jul
14

 

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Heavens to Betsy! Have I failed to mention the games and activities that are available at the July Steampunk Tea Party?

The Geek Bar offers game rentals. There are $1 dice games, $1 card games and $2 board …

Navigating Steamscapes

Jul
07
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Eric Simon, aka Fairman Rogers, is the Lead Developer for Steamscapes, a steampunk setting for the Savage Worlds role-playing game. He was kind enough to take the time to answer a few questions about the game for us.

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FTW – New Chicago “Barcade” Embraces Steampunk

Jun
30

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“Barcades” have become a real hit in Chicago as of late and as of Friday June 5th a new one has opened that takes a bit of a different twist.  Instead of bearded hipsters and retro-arcade games, FTW (For The …

First Steampunk Tea of the Summer

Jun
23

What could be better than tea on the lawn in the sunshine?

How about spiked tea in air conditioning!

Steampunk Chicago and Geek Bar present the  first Steampunk Tea Party of the summer on Saturday June 27, 2015, from 3-6pm. …

Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands: The Absolute Elsewhere

May
19

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The caravan wonderland music of Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands has crossed over into the realm of dreams. The thirteen tracks on The Absolute Elsewhere drew inspiration from the timeless imagery of Rusty McDonald of DividingMe Photography. Collaborative …