Archive for the ‘Steampunk’ Category

Big Shoulders and a Hiwheel

May
02

My terribly clever wife Liz circumvented my impending mid-life crisis when she bought me a penny-farthing bike for my 40th birthday. She knew that it would be an affordable substitute for a Ferrari or Porsche.  As the Chicago seasons …

Review of Carnal Machines: Steampunk Erotica

Apr
18

This article first appeared as Steam Erotica and Other Things I’ve Been Reading for Work at Liz’s Masonic Lodge Blog.

This revised version was printed in Caboose #8 reDraft Picks.

Maybe you’ve jokingly looked at someone’s clothes and …

A TON Of Stuff For the Discerning Event-Goer This Week & Weekend!

Apr
09

Gearbox Fantastique II

My my what a week ahead of us we have!  With the ever broadening array of things to do both vintage, retro, and steampunk, how can one decide?  Well, we’re here to help you!

The Classic Remastered “A Trip To

How Highwind Steamworks Works

Apr
05

Dawn and Jeff

Go to Steampunk Chicago events or local cons and you will undoubtedly see the merchandise table of Jeff Platt and Dawn Przybylski, Highwind Steamworks. They craft jewelry, leatherwork, goggles and other steampunk gear. You can also visit their Etsy

Clockwork Vaudeville: March Edition

Mar
29

We’re at it again! Tomorrow is the second installment in our Clockwork Vaudeville series.  So do come join us!  What to expect you ask?  …

Downtown Club, Elate, to begin “Steampunk Thursdays”

Mar
20

This Thursday, upscale downtown Chicago lounge and restaurant Elate launches it’s “Steampunk Thursdays” night, an evening of live music, DJs, fashion, cocktails and food.  One particularly hallmark reason for our interest here at Steampunk Chicago is their philosophy …

Free Steampunk Showcase at Cobra Lounge March 26

Mar
14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The show has been cancelled. The Pretzelmen have encountered difficulties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebratory Launch Party for The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing Newest Steamy Album

Mar
06

On March 12th, the second album by The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, entitled (big breath, here) “This May Be The Reason Why The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing Cannot Be Killed By Conventional …

Chicago Steampunks in News Tribune Article

Feb
24

Surprisingly our Lord Baron Joseph CR Vourteque IV and Mr M made the News Tribune in central Illinois, and it wasn’t for the crime spree! (‘The less said the better.)

Clockworks, corsets, airships and automatons are all remnants of another

Not a Review of Hellblinki’s “These Bubbles Come from Ants”

Jan
23

In lieu of the review of Hellblinki’s “These Bubbles Come from Ants” that I was asked to write, it seemed worthwhile to discuss the bonds that exist within the steampunk community.

Back at June’s Polyphonic Panorama at Chicago’s Abbey Pub, …