Archive for the ‘Steampunk’ Category

A Piratical Account of Gearbox Fantatstique II


Awright mates! Thee Bluebeard here to give you the bitter end of the recap for Gearbox Fantastique II. It was a rainy night in April at Reggies Rock Club in Chicago. The year was 2012. I brought my hat. I …

Big Shoulders and a Hiwheel


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


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!


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


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


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”


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













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












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


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


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