Archive for the ‘Steampunk’ Category

A Hot Steaming Mug (More Like a Demitasse) of Steampunk


CoffeePunkSteampunks tout tea, but I’ve got to have my two cups of java first thing in the morning. How can I reconcile my loves of steampunk and coffee?

The quick and inauthentic way is to grab a mug from a …

League of STEAM kicks off their third season with a new Kickstarter!



I first met the members of The League of STEAM at Steam-Con Two about what feels like ten or fifteen hundred years ago (though I think it was actually only three).  They immediately grabbed me, literally grabbed me, and introduced …

The Masonic Steampunk Connection


wahingtonmasonWith the Congress of Steam coming up at Teslacon October 31 – November 3, the time is right for shifting alliances and smoky backroom plotting. What better way to get a jump on the clandestine machinations than to join a …

Journey to the End of the Night: Robot Apocalypse!



The robots are coming. Tomorrow night. Noble Square.

Grab your team and survive the technological uprising by outrunning and outthinking our mechanical aggressors! Dash from checkpoint to checkpoint in a race to the finish line. An alternate world awaits you, …

Terra Mysterium Casts Its Spell



Forget about Terra Mysterium’s post-modern blurring of theatre, technology and consensus reality. Their latest play The Lion & The Serpent is a magickal spell.

Without giving too much away, blogger Ranty Wilberforce (played or incarnated by Sean Wilson) seeks …

Terra Mysterium Presents “The Lion & The Serpent”


Lion and SerpentAlthough Chicago’s theatre collective Terra Mysterium debuts its new play The Lion & The Serpent, part of the experience premiered on July 15 when Ranty Wilberforce began blogging.

At, Wilberforce began posting music, poetry and videos. He found …

Steampunk Shines in Russian Band’s Sea of Despair’s Latest Video



Steampunk music videos don’t need to be filled with airships, derring-do, mad science and Tesla coils. Sometimes, the steampunk aesthetic sets not only a mood but a story as well. In Russia, the band Sea of Despair has a music …

The Sons of Temperance


Sons of Temperance 2The Sons of Temperance describe themselves as “The 19th Century sound of ringing banjos, clacking bones, rhythmic bass and the jolly tambourine playing somber murder ballads, jaunty minstrel tunes, Celtic drinking songs, and tunes superimposed into that time with reckless …

Here Be Thee Bluebeard


TwirlWhen you think “anachronistic pirate improv comedian with an onstage talk show,” you think of Thee Bluebeard. The City of Milwaukee Official Municipal Jester Ann-Elizabeth Shapera describes him as “an effortless expert at the Fine Art of Walking Around …

The Eastland Disaster


EastlandThis year saw the 98th anniversary of the Eastland disaster. On July 24, 1915, the SS Eastland sank in the Chicago River, taking with it 848 lives.

The tragedy owes something to the sinking of the Titanic. After the …