Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Steampunk World's Fair, as reported on the Clockwork Gazette Newsreel #4!



Came across a unique work on the Steampunk World's Fair, hosted by Mr. Jeff Mach!  Do enjoy the video, and upon completion, do consider a visit to the Clockwork Gazette, with even more works!
(ah, located at: http://www.clockworkgazette.com/!)



Friday, May 25, 2012

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Red Band Trailer


Came across the red-banded trailer version of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and though I am not personally a fan of the traditional "blood and guts" types of entertainment, I think I will most certainly make an exception for this unique work!  Be aware, it is "red-banded" for a lot of blood, decapitation of vampires, etc.., but if one can stomach that, it is an interesting trailer indeed!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Steampunk Oxygen Generator and Illuminator!



Came across these unique videos while sifting around a bit - the headline of Nautilus Oxygen Generator, caught my eye, and frankly, the posted works are much more enjoyable to watch the the real life versions (and are less prone to explode... unlike their real life versions!)  In reality, the works displayed are nominally for sale, although I've been unsuccessful in locating them on Esty, and the website is still a bit behind in its construction.




Please do enjoy the videos, and in the mean time, if anyone has a lead on how to obtain these gems, please do pass the word!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Steampunk World's Fair - V is for Villians!



Figured that I'd post a teaser for "V is for Villains", an outstanding group which will be performing at the Steampunk Worlds Fair!  Again, for more details about the ongoing events, please consult their homepage, located at: http://steampunkworldsfair.com/?cat=32, and their website, at: http://www.visforvillains.com/ !

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Adventures of the League of STEAM - "Bitter Gnomes and Gardens"!


 

Once again, the talented Steampunk icons from the League of STEAM have released their latest in the line of  misadventures!  Just in time for the spring planting season, a few tips (and warnings) about gardening...!  For more details (and videos) regarding the League of STEAM, please turn to: http://leagueofsteam.com/!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Steampunk Worlds Fair is coming!...


One of the most anticipated events will be taking place this upcoming weekend, from Friday, the 18th of May through Sunday the 20th of May!  After reviewing the schedule, this gala event looks to be packed with a cacophony of happenings, including...

-  Academic and literary presentations by luminaries from across the Steampunk world, such as Dr Grymm, Ms. L.R. Heiber, Mr. D. Lee, Professor M.P. Donnelly, and many other intriguing and enlightened individuals...

- Musical talent from across the globe, including the immensely talented Victor Sierra, The Clockwork Dolls, The Extraordinary Contraptions, Strange Artifact, V is for Villains, Hellblinki, Coghead,  and the Burlesque Poetess & Those No-goodniks, among others... and the presence of the Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band along with the release of their newest work, Disco Dischordia!

... along with a vast array of theatric performers, sideshows, dancing, and of course, the the Goblin Market, which included the Museum of Interesting Things!  So if you happen to be on the fence about attending, so to speak, or are fortunate to be in the nearby environs of Piscataway, New Jersey, seriously consider a visit to the certain to be amazing 2012 Steampunk World's Fair!  For more details, please visit their website, located at: http://steampunkworldsfair.com/!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Automatons gone wild... from the Steampunk era (on IO9)!


 

Getting back into some of the more unique aspects of turn of the century robots, IO9 had a unique series of videos reflecting the ingunity of builders and designers - though gone, their works live on!  The first one which caught my eye was the "Smoking Monkey", which... well just smokes very large cigarette-like item.  Originally made by the Parisian firm of Roullet & Descamps in 1900, the description give the, um... description of the fellow enjoying his smoke, as demonstrated by his "glassy green eyes".... interesting!



Another which caught my attention was the "Sausage Automaton" - basically pigs being made into sausage, if over simplistically.  The video itself is a bit shaky at first, but once it stabilizes one can appreciate the bizarre-ness of this little work!  For more videos of these little devices (including the Mechanical Opium Den, located at the San Francisco Musee Mechanique, I believe), please do follow this link into a tad of real life mechanical madness!...http://io9.com/5908916/10-ridiculously-unsettling-old+timey-robots

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Upcoming Events: The Third Annual Watch City Festival, May 12 & 13, 2012


Time to attempt to catch up with the goings on regarding Steampunk, and one area which I'm a bit behind on is upcoming conventions... thus, I shall start with the Third Annual Watch City Festival, which will be taking place this weekend, the 12th and 13th of May, in the beautiful locale of Central Waltham, Massachusetts. With an expected attendance of about 15,000 guests, it looks to be an outstanding event, so don't tarry, and take  a view at their homepage, located at...http://internationalsteampunkcitywaltham.org/!  Tickets are still available, so take a gander at the first of many more upcoming events on the Steampunk calender! 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Steampunk Facebook Updates!


Its been essentially a week since I've posted on the Tribune, due to some emergent issues.  Nonetheless, it seemed an appropriate time to post a long awaited update to the Steampunk Facebook Pages!  As the latest installment to this continuing work and the fluidity of Facebook, if one notes a missing entry on the Steampunk Facebook Pages, please do let me know via comment or email (TheSteampunkTribune@yahoo.com).

My first topic is to extend a thanks and apology to the lovely Miss Daylina Miller, a very busy lady in the Steampunk realms!  She had extended a list of Facebook locations in association with one of the quickest growing centers of Steampunk involvement, the beautiful state of Florida, specifically the center-north portion of the Sunshine state!  Alas, I am a tad reticent with entries, so without further ado, please do consider a visit to some of these outstanding sites...


Tampa Bay Steampunk Society
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TampaBaySteampunkSociety/

Cowford Steampunk Society
https://www.facebook.com/groups/54807605258/

Florida Steampunk Society
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CFSteampunk/

Association of Steampunk Journalists
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AssociationOfSteampunkJournalists/

Indian River Lagoon Steampunk Consortium
https://www.facebook.com/groups/IRLSteampunkConsortium/

North Central Florida Steampunk Consortium
https://www.facebook.com/groups/297780506901416/

Florida Steampunk Exhibition
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Florida-Steampunk-Exhibition/324369407597216

Dr. Fantastique's Show of Wonders
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doctor-Fantastiques-Show-of-Wonders/118935408154192?ref=ts





(for the Blackwood and Bell Mysteries, an outstanding Victorian / 
Steampunk Facebook game, located at:


Also, I've added the modified list of Airship venues on Facebook, so do take a gander!  Again, if you see a shortcoming (e.g. a Steampunk location) not accounted for, please feel free to recommend it via comment or email - Thank you!

Airship Ambassador
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Airship-Ambassador/147654688614856?sk=wall

Airship Neverland (Mr. John White)
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001959920074

Airship Nox
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002336346193

Airship Alethia
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002277105722

Airship Lenora
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001979880983

Airship Constantine
https://www.facebook.com/airship.constantine

Airship Aledita
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002394722323

Airship Misfortune
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002364134108

Airship CSS Thunderstrike
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001419858612

Airship Dionysus
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001904657572

Maritime Arts
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000034412267

Airship Luftstrum
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002434234296

Airship Archaeopteryx
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001873091349

Airship Cloudbreaker
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002340290285

Airship Daedalus
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001769966565

Airship Passepartout
https://www.facebook.com/Airship.Passepartout

Airship Horizons
https://www.facebook.com/airshiphorizons

Airship Daedalus (pulp adventure)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Airship-Daedalus/155232151195658

Airship Arcadia
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Airship-Arcadia/119908858048351

Airship 67
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Airship-67/176495325697863

Airship Sevas Tra
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002151572167

Airship Celeste
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Airship-Celeste/120803387985447

Airship Ventures (Real Company)
https://www.facebook.com/AirshipVentures.

Airship Kamehameha
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002417295119

Airship Victoria
https://www.facebook.com/AirshipVictoria

Airship Archon
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Airship-Archon/184607581567098

Airship Belladonna
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Airship-Belladonna/122402301152109?sk=wall

Airship Sicarii
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Airship-Sicarii/154680311255693?sk=wall

Airship Mariposa
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Airship-Mariposa/170910539628687

Airship Coffee
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Airship-Coffee/322700692468

The Phoenix Airship
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Phoenix-Airship/133504283357273

The Airship DESIRE
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Airship-DESIRE/127961617233125

Naval Airship Association (US Navy)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naval-Airship-Association/352937701148

The Brass Falcon Airship
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Brass-Falcon-Airship/116657485074902

The Airship Nikoli (The Hammer of Russia)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Airship-Nikolai-The-Hammer-of-Russia/134870306581504

Airship Wurttemburg
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002295845814

Venusian Airship Pirate Trading Co.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Venusian-Airship-Pirates-Trading-co/43248489508

Ace of Spades: Airship & Crew
https://www.facebook.com/aceofspades.steampunk

H.M.R.A.S. Valkyrie
https://www.facebook.com/pages/HMRAS-Valkyrie/138560459520629

Airship Advocacy
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Airship-Advocacy-Dirigibles-Zeppelins-and-Blimps/178010962226563

Tales of the Airship Neverland
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tales-of-the-Airship-Neverland/214517175249918


(I'll be adding this to Steampunk Facebook pages later this week... when I get a breather from studies!)