Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Steamland Events


Afraid I'm running a bit late in RL for some important events, so my listing of events will be a bit shorter than usual, especially since there seems to be a plethora of goings-on in the SL Steamlands this Halloween. As such, do plan your calender, beginning with...


What: Pumpkin Patch / Trick or Treating
When: October 29th @ 6pm (SLT) to November 1st, @ 6pm (SLT)
Where: Peacock Place, New Babbage Palisades, New Babbage

For more information, please visit:


What: Trick or Treating
When: All weekend (31st of October to the 1st of November)
Where: Throughout New Babbage

Sorry, no "Abby Normal" brains to be given out (to the dismay of the budding mad scientists, I'm certain), but for more information, please visit:


What: Victoriana Halloween Party
When: Saturday, October 31st, starting at 2pm SLT
Where: The Magic Acorn Forest, Victoriana Lakeside, Victoriana


What: Antiquity Halloween Ball
When: Saturday, October 31st, starting at 2:30pm SLT
Where: Antiquity Ballroom, Antiquity Township, Antiquity


What: Happy Mythos Day & Miss Breezy Carver's Rez day
When: Saturday, October 31st, from 3pm to 5pm SLT
Where: The Pier, The Vernian Sea, New Babbage

In addition to celebrating Mythos day in New Babbage, the very lovely Miss Breezy Carver will have a rez-day party held in her honor! To find out more about the upcoming event, please do visit the New Babbage Ning, at: http://newbabbage.ning.com/events/happy-mythos-day-halloween-oh


What: STEAMY Halloween Party
When: Saturday, October 31st, starting at 6pm SLT
Where: Mieville Poe, Mieville

The sim of Mieville Poe will hold a STEAMY Halloween Party, and as Mr. Peterson, the sim owner says...

"Wear your STEAMiest outfits for fun and prizes, dance to super tunes and greet all your friends from STEAM: the hunt! Be sure to join us for this terrific party!"


What: Grand Costume Ball
When: Saturday, October 31st, starting at 7pm SLT
Where: The Bashful Peacock, Caledon Wellsian, Caledon


What: Hot Cider and Scary Story at the Soup Kitchen
When: Saturday, October 31st
Where: Mara's Soup Kitchen and Urchin Hostel, Wheatstone Waterways, New Babbage

My good neighbor, Miss Mara Razor will provide hot cider and hold story time at the soup kitchen - for more details, please visit: http://newbabbage.ning.com/events/hot-cider-and-scary-story-at


What: New Babbage Burning Barrel Race
When: Sunday, November 1st, from 3pm to 4pm, SLT
Where: Canal District, New Babbage

After the excitement of Halloween, join Mr. Loki Eliot in one of New Babbage's best known yearly events - the Burning Barrel Race! For more information, please visit:

Thursday, October 29, 2009

SteamCon 2009



Images via the SteamCon Pool Flickr - all attributions belong to the original photographers!


Steamcon 2009 has come and gone, and though I was unable to attend, I did impose upon New Babbage's Dr. Obolensky to provide his thoughts on how the affair went. Inquiring on his journey....

I am, in real life, more than a bit anti-social. Or perhaps stranger-phobic, so I was waffling on whether or not to go to Steamcon right up to the last moment. In the end, I decided to go, and am very happy I did.

Friday was a bit of a mess, as the organizers had made it clear that there were only a few single-day tickets to be sold on Saturday and Sunday. If you wanted a whole-weekend pass, you had to get it on Friday, and there were rumors there was a cap there as well. So everyone turned up soon after registration opened, and the line was soon snaking through the lobby a very long ways.

It soon became apparent to everyone, that the con was going to be far more successful than the organizers had expected...I believe someone said that they had about twice as many people turn up as they thought.

The registration line took, for me, four hours. When we got closer to the front, you could see that they had one computer for registration, and they were printing the badges as they were needed. All-in-all, it was a mess, but as I was to find throughout the con, the attendees were all good-spirited and friendly, and even I managed to tolerate the wait.

There were a lot of very lovely costumes, and some not-so-lovely. As I had turned up in jeans, I felt quite underdressed.

The hotel was quite bursting at the seams, and I went off and attended several seminars for most of the evening, from a cooperative airship design session, to a fascinating look at actual 19th century firearms and their operation.

That evening was the Steamlands meet up, where there were probably 15-20 people in attendance from SL. Much squinting at people's badges was done, as many people had their SL name on their badge. I spent much of my time lurking around the walls, but it seemed to go very well, and the only raised voices came from laughter.

I live in Seattle, so I went home in the evening, and returned early in the afternoon on Saturday. The lobby of the hotel was a thing to see, as attendance was even greater than it had been the day before, and I swear, fully 3/4 of the attendees were in some level of costume! It was quite an incredible sight.

Of course, that many more people, meant that much more crowded. I did not attend many seminars on Saturday, as each room seemed to be filled to bursting by the time I got there. They did have to start a line to regulate entrance to the dealer's room, as it was getting over-packed.

There was a Tea Party and a concert by Abney Park on Saturday, and I'm afraid I missed them both, but I understand they were both (as is becoming a theme) packed houses.

I left about 7pm on Saturday, having all of the crowds I could manage, and I did not return on Sunday.

In all it was a great time...it's definitely proven the viability of this sort of event, but it outgrew itself by the time the first hour of the con had passed. I'll certainly make every attempt to go next year, but I do hope the organizers expand the venue, the dealer's room, and vastly improve the speed of registration. (Note that the line for people who had pre-registered was usually 3-5 people instead of 200. Next year...pre-reg.)

My thanks, again, to Dr. O for his time and effort in extending a glimpse to SteamCon 2009!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

RL Steampunk Halloweeen Events


My apologies for the brief absence, as some pressing circumstances demanded attention. I did, however, locate a number of Halloween Steampunk events, all of which are sadly, too far to attend. However, if one happens to be within the environs, do consider passing an eye over the following attractions, beginning with...

Event: The Scarehouse - "Rampage"
Where: Pittsburgh, PA
When: Currently in progress

Considered to be "a top ten must see haunt" by Haunted Attraction Magazine, the Steampunk-themed event titled "Rampage" looks quite outstanding! I have included a link not only to its website, but also to an interview with its creative director, a Mr. Scott Simmons, by SF Universe Magazine, below...

... and the aforementioned site link, at...



What: Eccentrick Festival IV
Where: Chapel Hill, NC
When: October 29th - October 31st

To quote the narrative from the Steampunk Empire's entry..

Get your Steampunk on in the research triangle as the research triangle as the Extraordinary Contraptions roll in for Eccentrik Festival, an annual music festival held in the Raleigh, NC area. It features bands and DJs from around the world, including the Clockwork Dolls, Lemming Malloy, the Two Gentleman Band, Unwoman, Veronique Diabolique, and Gilded Age Records Coordinator Vernian Process. View an art show and fill your airship with loot from the many Steampunk vendors as well. We hope to see you there!

For further information, please visit...

and...


What: The Penny Deadfuls @ BakuretsuCon
When: October 30th to November 1st
Where: Colchester, VT

The Steampunk Band, the Penny Deadfuls, will be performing at BakuretsuCon - for more information, please visit their website, at...


What: Creature Features, with the Neverwas Haul
When: October 31st
Where: San Francisco, CA

The famous Neverwas Haul, a steam-powered, three story Victorian house, will be the feature attraction of the San Francisco's Exploratorium on Halloween weekend! To learn more about the Creature Features, please visit:

and additionally...


What: Steampunk Halloween Costume Party
When: October 31st
Where: The Way Station, Brooklyn, NY

New York's new Steampunk center, the Way Station, will host a Costume Party on Halloween, starting at 4pm, and ending around 2am - ample time for an outstanding evening! For more details on this event, and the Way Station in general, please visit..



What: Goblins, Phantoms, Apparitions, and Demons at their Finest!
When: October 31st
Where: The Edison, Los Angeles

The Legendary Edison will be hosting a Halloween event titled "Goblins, Phantoms, Apparitions, and Demons". If one happens to be the Los Angeles metro area, do consider visiting the West Coast's most unique Steampunk venue for the holiday! For more information, please visit...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Steampunk Media: The Dasterdly Duo of Disaster



This gem was posted on the New Babbage Ning (a tip of the bowler to Duke Pearse for sharing it) - it appears that it was part of an application to the "Evil League of Evil", as part of a tie-in with the "Dr. Horrible" production. These fellows do an outstanding job of embodying classic villainy with a panache that many an evil fellow (or lady) fail to demonstrate much any more! Please enjoy!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Piermont Landing's Murder Mystery Masquerade Ball



Unfortunately, I was unable to post prior to Finely Twine's Halloween Party (Friday evening, the 23rd, that is), but his event at the Gangplank (in NB Clockhaven) was a very well attended event, with plenty of residents in costume (and some hadn't seen in quite a while)!

However, tonight will have the Piermont's Murder Mystery Masquerade Ball, beginning Saturday the 24th at 6pm SLT and running until 9pm SLT. In addition to DJ Bat's outstanding musical selection, keeping in theme, the competition is a coffin build competition, and from the early entries, the competition looks to be quite keen!

For more information, please visit its entry on the New Babbage Ning, at:

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Babbage Awards: The 2009 Golden Gear Awards



Miss Viv Trafalgar and Miss Breezy Carver
Winners of the 2009 Golden Gear Award
for substantial contributions to New Babbage

Last Sunday, after the anniversary edition of the Aether Salon, the 2009 Golden Gear awards were presented to two individuals who have made incomparable contributions to the City-State of New Babbage: Miss Breezy Carver and Miss Viv Trafalgar.

Miss Breezy Carver is the proprietress of the Piermont Landing, the location of her monthly Steampunk-themed balls. Setting a consistently high standard, her events are the most regularly attended social events in the Steamland, and to her credit, always have a relevant tie-in to a Steampunk topic. From a dynamic selection of music which demonstrate her good taste and astute ear for music, her building contests which attract and challenge some of the best builders and scripters from the Steamlands (and beyond), and her charismatic and engaging disposition embody the welcoming demeanor of New Babbage.

Miss Viv Trafalgar holds dual roles in New Babbage. Not only does she run her line of popular attire and goods (Viv Trafalgar Outfitters), but she is the driving force behind the Aether Salon, a standard of Steampunk discussion in the Steamlands. The Aether Salon has hosted numerous notable guests and has covered a wide variety of topics related to Steampunk - always engaging and expanding the realm, but focusing the definition of the genre. Her persistence has led the Aether Salon to become an event for Steampunk introspection in Second Life and beyond.

Congratulations ladies, on a job well done!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Stemapunk Cinema: The Wolfman (2010)



In keeping with the season, I have found a clip on the upcoming movie "The Wolfman". Taking place what appears to be Victorian England, it seems to have a good be of "experimental science" (or at least a number of people in sanitariums)! Parts can be disturbing to those with weak constitutions, but for my money, it looks this Benecio del Toro production will be a winner! Do enjoy!

Monday, October 19, 2009

SteamCon 2009 (Updated to include the Virtual Steamlands Salon event)



SteamCon is quickly approaching this upcoming weekend in the lovely environs of Seattle, and it looks to be an outstanding event! Unique to this exposition is the fact is it is "Steampunk Only", something that has not been done before to this extent - perhaps a test of Steampunk viability as a unique genre.

The entire endevor has a multitude of events taking place, so although I am unable to attend, I was curious what was happening when and conjured the following schedule of events…

Thursday, the 21st of October

Though not an official SteamCon event, an "Evening of Cabaresque" will be presented by Miss Oblivious, at the "Can Can", located in Pike Place Market (downtown Seattle, by the waterfront). For more information, please visit:
http://steampunk.ning.com/events/miss-oblivious-presents-an or http://www.thecancan.com/


Location of SteamCon 2009, in relative position of the Seattle environs

Friday, the 22nd of October

The official opening of SteamCon begins at 1200, and includes the following events (times subject to change due to circumstances)…

1200 - 1800 Vendor's room open for business
1200 - 1800 Art exhibition
1200 - 0000 Games Room open
1200 - 0000 The Magic Lantern open
2100 - 0100 DJ Dances
2200 + Virtual Steamlands Salon, Organized by Miss Fogwoman Gray



The impressive Steam-Con 2009 logo

Saturday, the 23rd of October

At this point, SteamCon is in full swing! The full spectrum of events will take place, and is certainly where the memorable events that will make SteamCon a success will take place…

1000 - 1800 Vendor's room open for business
1000 - 1800 Art exhibition
1000 - 0000 Games Room open
1000 - 2200 Photo Salon available
1200 - 0000 The Magic Lantern open
2100 - 0100 DJ Dances

1400 - 1600 Tea and Fashion show (separate ticket required)

1200 - 1300 The Sepiachord Companion Listening Event
1300 - 1400 One Beer Prophet
1400 - 1500 Emchy and her Accordion
1500 - 1600 Toy-Box Trio
1600 - 1700 Robert Rial's Bakelite 78
1700 - 1800 Unwoman
1800 - 1900 Vernonique Chevalier & Seth Bedford
1900 - 2000 Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys

2100 - 0100 Abney Park and Vernian Process concert (separate ticket required)


The Seattle Airport Marriott, where the event will take place

Sunday, the 24th of October

For those who survived the excitement of Saturday, Sunday still holds an opportunity to partake in a bit of last minute shopping, gaming, and a prospect to keep in touch with new friends in one has met at SteamCon….

1000 - 1600 Vendor's room open for business
1000 - 1600 Art exhibition
1000 - 1600 Games Room open
1200 - 1600 The Magic Lantern open

Alas, I will simply have to kick the can at not having the opportunity to visit this year's SteamCon. However, as the event has sold out, and with word of the exciting schedule of events it holds spreads, I am confident that the promise of SteamCon 2010 will be even better!

Of course, for more detailed information as SteamCon approaches, please visit its website, at:

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Steampunk Reviews - Episode #9: Hellboy, Part 1



To just about anyone familiar with the Hellboy, one will easily recognize that though the graphic novel / comic series takes place in the "current" time, there is quite a bit of Steampunk-eque gadgetry, odd (sometimes Cthulhu) mythos, and flashback harkening back to the Steampunk era. Miss Yankee999 is reviewing the Hellboy series in a three part piece, starting with the graphic novels themselves. Do enjoy!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Steampunk Events: 17-18 October, 2009


This week will prove to be a quite busy in the city-state, with a selection of notable events taking place! Starting off, Saturday, October 17th, from 1 to 2 pm, SLT, the first Golden Gear awards will take place along with the dedication of the new New Babbage city hall. For more information, please visit:http://newbabbage.ning.com/events/golden-gear-awards-city-hall


Next, two events will be taking place a just about the same time, providing a dillema of outstanding opportunities. Miss BlakOpal Galicia and Mr. Trilobyte Zanzibar will be hosting the Eridu Society Airship Outpost Beer Bash Party, taking place on Sunday the 18th, from 2 to 5 pm SLT. Indulge in music and fashion at Burning Life, while you enjoy a mug of Ninkasi Ale! While you are there, do obtain a limited edition of Miss Galicia's free Desert Expedition wear. To obtain more tidbits regarding the party, please visit:


From 2 to 4 pm, SLT, the one year anniversary of the Aether Salon will be taking place, in its new location in the Academy of Industry. The topic will be "Whimsy", and will include notable Steamland celebrities, including Miss Ordinal Malaprop and Miss Hyasynth Tiramsu. To visit the salon during its anniversary edition, please visit: http://aethersalon.blogspot.com/
(which include the new SLurls for the re-adjusted location of the Salon, btw).



To end the events in New Babbage, Duke Pearse will be hosting the New Champagne Rooms' Music Appreciation series of presentations. Unwind from an eventful pair of days by spending time listening to a fine selection of musical tunes, starting at 8pm SLT. For more information please visit: http://newbabbage.ning.com/events/music-appreciation-night-with-7

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Heliograph on the BBC



A bit of a project that had been in the works for the Oxford Steampunk exhibition, I was a part of a BBC podcast production highlighting Steampunk, specifically Steampunk in Second Life, even more specifically, New Babbage. It was a pleasure to be able to speak of SL Steampunk to a broader audience, and perhaps, with a bit of luck, a few more visitors (or even new residents) will make their way to the environs of New Babbage.

To listen to the full podcast, please follow the link to BBC5, at:

(I show up at about the six minute point, and my thanks for not chuckling *too much* at my ramblings!)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

RL Steampunk events: The Steampunk World's Fair



Received a message from a Mr. Mach, informing me of the upcoming "Steampunk World's Fair", scheduled for the weekend of May 14th, 2010, in Piscataway, NJ. Registration for the event is currently open, and to learn more regarding the event, vendor information, slated performers, accommodations and other details, please visit:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Steampunk Gaming: The Guns of Icarus



Stumbled upon this trailer for an upcoming game titled "The Guns of Icarus", in which one pilots an airship an a Steampunk/Apocalyptic era (it is a bit vague on it) and completed missions while fighting airplanes and other airships. The technology looks mostly appropriate for the Steampunk genre, if one can exclude the airplanes (I would imagine they are there for game balance), and the weaponry looks like a simple blast (ok, terrible pun, still). The opportunity to pilot an airship certainly holds promise!

Nonetheless, one can hope the game lives up to the quality of the trailer... to learn more about the "Guns of Icarus, please visit Muse Games, at:



Monday, October 12, 2009

Steampunk exhibit at Oxford University



Starting tomorrow, and running until February 21st, 2010, one of the world's most prestigious universities will open a new exhibit, titled "Steampunk, the world's first exhibition of Steampunk "devices and contraptions extraordinaire". The individuals whose work will be on display are a stellar collection of artists from around the world, displaying some of the pinnacle of design, currently representing the genre.

If one wishes to learn more about the Oxford Steampunk exhibit or the participating artists works (including their individual web links), please visit their website, at:

with additional information provided at:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Steampunk Literature: Steampunk Month at Tor Books



My apologies for be the proverbial day late on this, but this month is "Steampunk Month" at Tor books! Quite an interesting idea for a number of reasons. First, aside from providing a platform for promoting current-day Steampunk books, numerous touchstones regarding Steampunk are being discussed, including "what is" Steampunk music, specifics regarding the emergence of the genre, interpretations of Steampunk in other cultures from the time, and other supplemental topics.

Interestingly, visiting Tor's website led me to pay a visit to the local "faceless national bookseller" to obtain a copy of Boneshaker (by Miss Cherie Priest, her website is here), which I understand to be an exceptional read. When I arrived, I was unable to locate the book in question on the shelves, leading me to impose upon one of the store-workers for assistance. Upon pulling the title up on the computer, the fellow said that "...it wasn't on the shelf, but in the new 'Steampunk' section"!

Needless to say, I was ecstatic to learn of a portion of the store dedicated to the genre, so I started to peer around the store excitedly, seeking this new comprehensive area... and ended up in a game of "hot & cold" (for those without children or didn't have annoying older siblings, this game revolves around walking around an area looking for a target, while another states aloud "hot" {meaning one is close to the goal}), or cold {one is becoming more distant from the goal}).

After playing this temperature-esqe version of "hide and seek", I located the "new Steampunk" section... to my chagrin! Instead of an impressive central desk, replete with a cacophany of outstanding classic and modern Steampunk books, gadgets, and other items, I was staring at a meger selection of six (6) books, two of which were Verne compliations, and one was a graphic novel. I did end up buying 1/3rd of the display (e.g. two books), but I was most disheartned... but it did, in my mind, only support my original opinion during my discourse with a Miss Vick from SteamCon regarding Steampunk literature.

The longer version of the scenario is here, but the short version is essentially that to be a book vendor at SteamCon in Seattle, one can only see Steampunk books, no other genres being allowed. Following this news from IO9, I felt that particular view-point was self-defeating from a business aspect, by limiting the supply of acceptable books to the paying public. Though there will be some exceptional authors in attendance, such as Mr. Paul Guinan (of Boilerplate fame), Mr. Tim Powers (author of the Anubis Gate), and Miss Cherie Priest (author of the aforementioned Boneshaker), there will be no larger selection of Steampunk literature. I would say the genre has enough work (please visit this link to Steampunkopedia's literary lising), just not enough available work to the general public to enjoy. In the future, I would love to see more of it come available, but I fear that may simply be an empty wish.

Anyways.... do visit Tor.com and indulge in a plenitude of Steampunk articles on fact and theory, starting with the main clearinghouse website, and followed by specific articles, as shown below...
Their main Steampunk Month link, located here,
a work on "Steampunk as Subculture, found here,
and a view of international Steampunk-era cultures, located here.

and though it is "sold out", do visit the SteamCon website, at: http://www.steam-con.com/

Saturday, October 10, 2009

International Steampunk Websites



"Zepplin (airship)" by Mr. Mikel Robinson
(His website, is located here).

As some may have noted, I've been slowly tweaking the blog to remove outdated adverts, adding new ones, and trying to improve things this corner of Steampunk, as I push Blogger to its creaky extremes. One item I've been wanting to add (but hadn't until recently), was a listing of "International Steampunk" sites (the term "non-English" seems a bit awkward). Nonetheless, I've made a small (and growing) list on the right side bar, including...


The "Laboratory of Time", a very well done Italian forum on Steampunk, at:


Steampunk SP, an extensive Castallian Spanish Steampunk Board, located at:


... and perhaps one of the best kept secrets of non-English Steampunk, Conselho Steampunk, perhaps one of the best designed and aesthetically impressive Steampunk sits on the internet. It is, from what I can deduce, the center of Brazilian Steampunk, providing not only genre news for Brazil, but also a regional clearing house for events, coordinating actvities between Rio, Sao Paulo, and Rio Grande do Sur. Sadly, there is no English translation for it, but even so, by all means visit this site, at:

Friday, October 9, 2009

Steampunk Events: 09-12 October, 2009


Victorian Zombie Public Service Announcement, courtesy of Mr. Retrogarde
(his Esty website is located here)

A full weekend in New Babbage, with a number of exciting events going on in the City-State, beginning with...


Duke Pearse's Breakfast at Babbage, in celebration of his 3rd rez-day, will have a bash on Saturday, the 10th of October, beginning at 8am, SLT. I imagine that he will indulge himself after turning three (are SL years like dog years?) Anyways, more information is available at the New Babbage Ning, right about here.


Later on that afternoon, in commemoration of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire, the New Babbage Ladies' Fire Brigade Barn Burner Dance and Social will from 1pm and last until 3pm, at the Fire Station, in the Babbage Canals. For more information, please visit the New Babbage Ning, at: http://newbabbage.ning.com/events/new-babbage-ladies-fire


Following up in the evening, an RP Murder-Mystery will be taking place in the New Babbage Palisades, starting at 6pm, SLT. One can watch or even participate, but to learn (much) more, please visit the NB Ning, at: http://newbabbage.ning.com/events/murdermystery-1



Finally, on Monday, the 12 of October, it is "World Zombie day", a RP opportunity to dispatch the "Resurrected Dead", for the good of society. For more information as it becomes available, please turn, once again, to the New Babbage Ning, at: http://newbabbage.ning.com/events/world-zombie-day

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Abney Park's Remasterd "Sleep Isabella"



A number of Abney Park's selections have been recently released, remastered, on YouTube. In addition to their better known works, I decided to post this song, which I would say, has a new sheen with the additional work - enjoy!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Steampunk Reviews - Episode #8



Contrary to the image, the review isn't about the matrix, but about the novel "Whitechapel Gods", which doesn't quite sound as good as it might have been... but listen to her review for yourself!

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Primgraph, Issue #8



The Primgraph's issue eight, has a focus on Winterfell, but there are a number of outstanding Steampunk articles located within. Mr. Aeolus Cleanslate composed an excellent tale regarding the unexplored depths of New Babbage (page 94 - 104), the "Fall and Rise of Armada Breakaway" is documented by Baron Klaus Wulfenbach Outlander, and Frau Annachen Lowey has an informative article on dealing with the undead in the Steamlands. In addition, numerous prolific New Babbage authors, including Miss Ceejay Writer, Miss Viv Trafalgar, and Miss Kembri Tomsen, among the talented writers, contributed excellent works to issue number eight.

If you haven't already cracked open your copy, do visit Calemeo and read it, at:

and visit their blog, at: http://primgraph.blogspot.com/

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Stemapunk Media: Bolierplate,the Mechanical Wonder



Boilerplate is the Steampunk mechanical man who, based on the writings of his biographers, was a legend during that era. A resolute adventurer, he foguht at San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American war (with Teddy Rooslevelt), in Arabia (with Lawrence of Arabia), and other adventures from around the globe. (For those who may have noticed, even New Babbage celebrates his actions with "Boilerplate/Clockwork Day", the 25th of June!)

His exploits have recently been documented in an attempt to further his deeds - easily obtainable at your local book seller. To learn more, please turn to:

**Additionally, the author will be available at SteamCon in Seattle, later this month. For more information, please visit: http://www.steam-con.com/

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Steampunk Events: 03-04 October, 2009



An early Saturday morning post, vice a Friday evening post on Steamland events, so allow me to get straight to the events.... starting with re-Grand Opening of the Armada sim. After a period of reconstruction (the above photo is a tad dated) and re-assessment, Armada will be open again, starting at 10am SLT, on Saturday the 3rd of October, and running until 3pm, SLT. For more information, please turn to:
http://armada.ning.com/events/armada-grand-reopening


Next is the Bridal Shower for Miss Obedience Mactavish, from 5-7 pm, SLT, on Saturday the 3rd of October, in New Babbage. Not really familar with what happens at these gatherings, but this kind of thing is best left to the ladies (hence, I'll conveniently claim my male ignorance)! For more information, please turn to:



Sunday will see the continuation of events at Armada, with the Wanderlust event, playing the "Best in World music", from 1 to 3 pm, SLT. Their gatherings always dynamic, and I'm certain that this one will be just as entertaining! For more information, please turn to:


On Sunday evening, the New Champagne Rooms' "Music Appreciation Night" will be hosted by Miss Violet Ormenthal, playing a unique selection of music to finish the weekend! To learn more, please turn to:

Friday, October 2, 2009

Steampunk Magazine, Issue #6



A bit behind the curve on this edition, but the newest issue of Steampunk Magazine is out, and as always, it is an outstanding read! To pay it a visit, please turn to:

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Steampunk Media: Airship Battle



Tying up a few RL issues, so I though I'd post this "Airship Battle" video. Not sure if its Steampunk or if the aesthetics push into a later genre, but who can say no to sky combat? Please do enjoy!