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The Steampunk Opium Wars

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.

February 20, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
So, you want to build a steampunk machine pistol?

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.

February 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
Steampunking at the SFX Weekender (and a free book for you, even if you aren’t here)

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 […]

February 2, 2012 | By | 6 Replies More
Some steampunks like music

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’.

January 20, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Batman gets steampunked

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.

January 14, 2012 | By | Reply More
Steampunk mobile phone

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.

January 11, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Steampunk playing cards

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 […]

January 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sony’s VAIO F – steampunked official

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.

January 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
A PC from a more elegant age

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

January 3, 2012 | By | Reply More
Enter the steamman

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 […]

December 12, 2011 | By | Reply More