Archive for the ‘Steampunk’ Category

Movits! and Caravan Palace Swing Through Town


MovitsApril kicks off with visits from a couple of touring bands of swingers from Europe. Movits! play Reggie’s Music Joint on Tuesday, April 1, and Caravan Palace plays the House of Blues on Friday, April 4, 2014.

Movits! hails from …

Crowdfunding Roundup


EliSeveral steampunk stalwarts are running crowdfunding campaigns. Eli August and the Abandoned buildings are working on an EP. Frenchy and the Punk are recording a new CD. Unwoman is working on an original album. Victor Sierra is trying to come …

The Steampunked Fantasticks


Fantasticks1This is just a hunch, but I suspect that some steampunks may enjoy musical theatre. For them, the Nebraska Theatre Caravan is touring a steampunk-inspired staging of The Fantasticks. Chicago-area productions swing through in March 2014.

The Fantasticks is …

A Day After Valentine’s Day Poetry Bordello


BorelloThe tradition of Valentine’s Day cards derives from the Roman Lupercalia fest. As part of the February 15 celebration, young men would pull a lady’s name from a box and pair off with her. This February 15th, 2014, …

A Dark Victorian Romance


Dark VictorianThe Circle City Aerodrome ( nonprofit society for steampunk arts and culture presents A Dark Victorian Romance. Their second annual immersion weekend will host events free and open to the public as well as a la carte events …

Go West!


new-boots-pgYou would expect to see more airships sailing over the prairie, bound for the badlands or the Pecos River. There should be a speck of a dirigible hovering in the wide-open skies of the big country. Considering that Chicago is …

Legenderry: A Steampunk Advenure



Dynamite Comics debuts its seven issue miniseries Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure. It rounds up its roster of classic pulp, comics, and even TV heroes in an anachronistic pop culture mash up.

The series teams up comic heroes Red Sonja

The Columbian Exposition Exhibition Gift Shop


TicketLike any good tourist trap, the Field Museum’s exhibit “Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair” culminates in the gift shop. It is an apt finale. A subtext of commerce runs through the show.

The theme is not …

Ghostfire Sails the “Skeleton Coast”


Skeleton Coast Cover resized for ZimbalamThey’ve swung from the gallows and danced “The Last Steampunk Waltz.” Now Ghostfire embarks on a nautical journey to the Skeleton Coast.

There are new additions to the London-based crew. The performing line-up of full-time members Andii on guitars/banjo …

TeslaCon 4: The Congress of Steam


TeslaconLord Bobbins, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, presents the fourth annual TeslaCon. This year it runs October 31 through November 3. The suspicious Baton Faction may be lurking, attempting to thwart Bobbin’s aims of steampunk unification.

Fancy dress will …