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The Steampunk Opium Wars

An extract from The Steampunk Opium Wars musical extravaganza, premiƩred at the National Maritime Museum 16th February 2012. Written by Anna Chen.

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So, you want to build a steampunk machine pistol?

Heck, who doesn’t want to build a steampunk machine pistol, right? Well, have I got just the video tutorial for you, dear reader. God bless the Queen and the steam regime, now pass me the bullets.

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Steampunking at the SFX Weekender (and a free book for you, even if you aren’t here)

Well, here I am in a chilly cold North Wales at the SFX Weekender, Europe’s largest and best scifi con, with a great view of the beach and a sea full of oddly lovely looking wind turbines. Tomorrow at 5pm will see the steampunk panel with the UK’s leading writers in the genre. How do […]

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Some steampunks like music

Some steampunks like music. Some steampunks like Abney Park. If you are one of them, then here’s their clip from ‘The Wrong Side – Off The Grid’.

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Batman gets steampunked

One of my favourite game sites, Joystiq, has pictures from the Batman by Gaslight game (based on the DC comicbook, of course) that never actually made it off the launchpad. Pity, as this looks like it could have been a winner.

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Steampunk mobile phone

New Zealand-based designer Richard Clarkson has come up with a steampunk mobile phone to give the iPhone a run for its money – well, at least in the 19th century. Looks interesting.

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Steampunk playing cards

Here’s the Steampunk playing cards set made by Design House Theory 11 – from a custom bronze paper that is made to look like metal. Their artist Alex Beltechi made the bronze paper from scratch in order to perfectly print the ink that covers its surface in 19th century Victorian machinery. The boldly stamped, debossed […]

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Sony’s VAIO F – steampunked official

Sony called in steampunk artist John Dunn of Baroquestone.com to give Sony’s VAIO F Series Laptop a complete steampunk makeover. Dunn created a custom design he calls the eCog Mercury. The initial sketches took over two weeks just to design before a single gear attached or copper detail was soldered.

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A PC from a more elegant age

This one should delight the retropunk impulses of even the most jaded among you… the Art Deco computer, as hand-made by Jeff Stephenson over at the Slippery Skip. If you have to ask him the price of the Aerodyne – a fanless mahogany mini-ITX case design with aluminum accents – you can’t afford it! http://slipperyskip.com

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Enter the steamman

Have you ever wondered what one of the steammen from the far-future Steamman Free State (‘Court of the air’, ‘Jack Cloudie’, ‘Secrets of the Fire Sea’, ‘Kingdom Beyond the Waves’ etc etc) would look like in real life? Well, wonder no more, because these keen readers of my Jackelian novels brought one along to the […]

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