Archive for the ‘Steampunk’ Category

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 …

May Steampunk Luncheon and Apocalypse

May
12

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Enjoy lunch and a trip down Fury Road. The tea at the Geek Bar will start earlier than previous months, running from noon to 3 on May 16, 2015. Some may call it lunch. Later risers may call it brunch. …

Victorian Gothic & Steampunk Magazine Kickstarter

Apr
29

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The joke goes steampunk is what happens when goths discover brown. Put the black back on because Victorian Gothic & Steampunk Magazine is looking to go corporeal! The magazine has been available digitally and print-to-order and now is running a …

April Steampunk Tea Party

Apr
21

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According to the Dictionary of Proverbs by way of Wikipedia, March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers. The flowers have not bloomed yet, so escape the wind and rain with a nice cuppa at the Geek Bar’s …

What’s In a Name?

Apr
07

Locus

In the April 1987  Locus Magazine  letters column, author K.W. Jeter coined the term steampunk.…

Chi-Fi 2015

Mar
17

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Chi-Fi presents its sophomore celebration of geekdom March 19-22 at the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chiacago at 17 E Monroe Street.

The inaugural Chi-Fi 0 was a one-day affair on March 29, 2014. It expanded to a full-weekend affair.…

Steampunk Manifested

Feb
17

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A spectre is haunting steampunk—the spectre of Marxism! On February 21, 1848, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published The Communist Manifesto. By no means is steampunk a Marxist movement, but as this treatise influenced revolutions and built nations, its …

More Tea, Dears?

Jan
13

Tea Time Jan 2014

The Steampunk Tea Time at Geek Bar Beta in December was a success. The next one will be on January 17, 2015, at 3pm, and it will be an ongoing monthly event!

After the steampunks dissipated from December’s tea, staff …

A Steampunk Tea at Geek Bar

Dec
16

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‘Tis the season to enjoy tea with friends! …Or so the saying goes. Luckily, there is a great option for we geeky steampunks this December.

UPDATE:

The event was a roaring success, with steampunks joining us from the city and …