Sunday, April 29, 2012

Help The Men Who Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing reach the World Steam Expo!



An odd circumstance has emerged in the Steampunk community, with one of the musical standard-bearers of the genre.  Seems that the industrious individuals from the World Steam Expo have a dilemma - they are seeking to invite the very talented Steampunk musical group "The Men Who Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing", but... their lawyers were informed by some bureaucratic individuals that they were not "artists of 'international acclaim'/'extraordinary ability'")!  Seems that bureaucracy efforts in getting in the way of the Free Market is still alive and well - so a bit of persuasion is necessary to help "The Men Who Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing" to make it across the "pond" to perform!



(Oh, I don't need much of an excuse to post my favorite selection of theirs!)

In an effort assist bringing the group to the World Steam Expo, I'm hoping to spread the word to change the pencil-pusher's notion of talent to recognize their excellent work.  To do so, and taking the pertinent sections of the notecard forwarded to me from Mr. T. Downey, the head of Guest Relations with the World Steam Expo, they are seeking support from the Steampunk community to provide ample support of the group's unquestionable talent.  I would encourage a brief note to Mr. Downey, at guests@worldsteamexpo.com, to find out what else can be done to help, and as always with the bureaucracy, written support is certainly encouraged!  I'll be working on my own bit, but with a bit of Steampunk elbow-grease from the Steampunk community, this outstanding group will be performing selections from their albums this coming May!  For more details, again, please contact Mr. Downey at guests@worldsteamexpo.com, and as always, consider adding a visit to the World Steam Expo to your itinerary next month!




Friday, April 27, 2012

The Emerald Ball, this weekend in New Babbage!


Running a tad late with New Babbage's upcoming event at the Piermont!  This weekend will be the Emerald Ball, in honor of Frank L. Baum's upcoming birthday in May!  Taking place this Saturday, the 28th, at 6pm SLT, (as one can see from the advert), the featured building event will be a "Hot Air Balloon" contest, so for more details, please head over to the New Babbage website, located at: http://cityofnewbabbage.com/drupaltest/node/5045!  Please do consider a visit for the evening!  

Monday, April 23, 2012

Professor Elemental Announcement for ArcadeCon...


I generally make it a point of confining myself to the western part of the Atlantic, but I simply had to take the opportunity to post this excellent announcement by Professor Elemental about the upcoming event in Ireland, titled Arcade Con, if only to envy one who has a monkey butler!...

For more details regarding Arcade Con, please visit: http://www.arcadecon.ie/


Friday, April 20, 2012

Steampunk Lecture at the Minnesota History Center...



Just a quick note that the Minnesota History Center, in beautiful St. Paul, Minnesota, will be hosting a lecture titled "What If? Alternate History Teen", tomorrow from noon to 4 pm!  The event will include Steampunk fiction lecturers, fashion art, and Steampunk merchants... for more details, please visit: http://events.mnhs.org/calendar/Results.cfm?EventID=5152&bhcp=1

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The official "Dishonored" trailer has been released!


Bethesda Software, the creator of Skyrim, has released their official trailer to their Steampunk RPG game, titled "Dishonored"... I was able to find a few peeks of the game a bit ago, but this is the first "official" trailer, and it looks amazingly spectacular!  As not to re-hash previous writings, I've listed a few links below which provide a variety of synopsis of the game - along with more photos.

The Main Website...

The Facebook Locale...

IT World Review...

The Verge.com Review...

The What Culture. com Review

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Steampunk Corsets at Corsetdeal.com ....


Bit of a windy day at the abode, but while I was waiting out the gusts to take a small trip, I came across this intriguing little entry by Corsetdeals.com .  The video was not a splashy as I had hoped it would be, but for those ladies interested in a new addition in advance of an upcoming Steampunk event, this is a possibility (mind you, I purposefully keep my "corset knowledge" at a minimum - I would *never* tread in the world of ladies fashion).  As their brief narrative states...

"Welcome to CorsetDeal.com, online store for most affordable high end authentic steel boned corsets in the world by Corset Wholesale Inc. USA. Best place to shop authentic steel boned corset online. Real deals, best deal guaranteed, Flat and simple sale, get what you want at your price. Authentic steel boned corset starts from $35, in stock, same day shipping!"

Sooo... if interested, to take a gander at their website, located at: http://www.corsetdeal.com/

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New Babbage's "Dusk"...


An outstanding work by Mr. Victor1st Mornington, this video presents the City-State... at Dusk.  It can be a bit quick in its travel, but a nice view of the current city-streets... do enjoy!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Florida's First Steampunk Convention - this coming weekend!


Do take the opportunity to indulge in the Sunshine state's first Steampunk convention, April 13-15 (this coming weekend), which looks to be an extraordinary affair!  Aside from a plenitude of merchants, speakers, and authors, some of the biggest names in Steampunk music will be in attendance!  But enough of my prattling - do take at their main page, located at: http://floridasteampunksociety.com/ - hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

New Babbage in SL's Designing Worlds!


Earlier this week, the Second Life video magazine "Designing Worlds" paid a visit to the Piermont Landing in New Babbage, to document the goings on of the City-State, and pass an eye on more intriguing aspects of this Steampunk stronghold in the virtual worlds.  If you have a moment, do consider paying bit of time on some on the finer aspects of New Babbage - do enjoy!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Adventures of the League of STEAM - "Tall Tails"!


The League of STEAM is back!  This time, as the narrative goes...

"On the high seas, Crackitus, Thaddeus and Jasper exchange exaggerated tales of a mighty leviathan... the Kraken! Guest starring the lovely Lisa Foiles (All That, Shiver) as Shelly the Mermaid!"

To see more of the League of S.T.E.A.M. subscribe to this channel, and visit www.leagueofsteam.com!