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  • "Cairo by Gaslight"
    Brandon Black tethers New Orleans authors into the tales of 'Cairo by Gaslight'
    Editor and science fiction and fantasy authorBrandon Black released his new steampunk anthologyCairo by Gaslight on Tuesday. Black brought together a host of writers and poets from New Orleans and around the US to create this second of his...
  • The Core Theatre
    Back Burner : Core Theatre's Portal to the Keep
    A spoof that seems to take inspiration from Star Wars and perhaps Back to the Future, Portal to the Keep is a low key, tongue-in-cheek comedy that Core Theatre was kind enough to invite me to on closing night. Lacey and John are brother and sister...
  • Rebel Mechanics, by Shanna Swendson
    Rebel Mechanics, by Shanna Swendson
    Shanna Swendson has been making up stories for years; first as a little girl playing with her Barbie dolls, now as the author of the Enchanted, Inc. series and The Fairy Tale series. Her newest book, Rebel Mechanics: All is Fair in Love and...
  • Had the Beautiful Hatter
    Haddy Madigan the hatter, how about some tea?
    Hello New York Doll Collectors!I hope you all, are able to enjoy a summer afternoon without too much heat. That is, if you can stand a bit of heat. But how about warm weather, where you can still have a cup of steaming hot tea, and hot raspberry...
  • 'Vintage Tomorrows'
    SDCC 2015: 'Vintage Tomorrows' examines Steampunk movement
    In the broadest terms, Steampunk is a science fiction subgenre inspired by the look and technology of the 19th Century. At the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con, Steampunk-inspired gadgets and outfits will be on display in and around the Convention...
  • A truly addicting heroine, Taversia, at the International Steampunk Symposium
    A truly addicting heroine, Taversia, at the International Steampunk Symposium
    Over the weekend at the Eastgate Holliday Inn, the attendees were treated to a number of special guests. Ghost Hunter, Grant Wilson and his partner in Rather Dashing Games, Michael Richie, were on hand to sign copies of their new novel "...
  • Grant Wilson and Michael Richie
    An interview with ghost busting gamers, Grant Wilson and Mike Richie
    Grant Wilson is best known as one of the co-founders The Atlantic Paranormal Society from which sprang the shows "Ghost Hunters", "Ghost Hunters International", and "Ghost Hunters Academy." In recent years Grant and...
  • Steampunk fans enjoy The Little Shop of Physics at year’s AnomalyCon
    Steampunk fans enjoy The Little Shop of Physics at year’s AnomalyCon
    The Little Shop of Physics made physics fun at this year’s AnomalyCon. Steampunk enthusiasts shined in their very best cosplay in the annual weekend long at AnomalyCon Mar 27-29, 2015. This year, along with the incredible costuming and...
  • Cover for a 1952 issue of 'Imagination'
    Blog Review: ‘Galactic Journey’
    There are a lot of great science fiction blogs on the internet that cover the subgenres of retro futurism, ThePunkettes.com being one.Retrofuturism is the future reimagined through earlier time periods in history. The most popular of these is...
  • Denver turns Steampunk at this year’s AnomalyCon
    Denver turns Steampunk at this year’s AnomalyCon
    Steampunk enthusiasts reveled in a weekend long cosplay party at the annual AnomalyCon this past weekend, Mar 27-29, 2015. Women glided down the stairs dressed in their best Victorian bustles, while the men sported their coattails and leather at...
  • Cleveland Concoction 2015, A Con Like No Other
    Cleveland Concoction 2015, A Con Like No Other.
    Cleveland ,Ohio - This past weekend played host to Cleveland Concoction 2015 at the Sheraton Airport Hotel and I am sure that very few events in Cleveland were as fun as this one . This is the second year of this annual convention but this is a...
  • Denver gets ready for Steampunk fun at this year’s AnomalyCon
    Denver gets ready for Steampunk fun at this year’s AnomalyCon
    Steampunk enthusiasts are getting ready for the annual weekend away from reality called AnomalyCon Mar 27-29, 2015. This year the event will be held at the Denver Tech Center Hyatt. Known as “Denver's best Alternate History, Science...
  • Cosplay Monday at the 2015 Florida Renaissance Festival
    The Florida Renaissance Festival and Florida Supercon team up for cosplay events
    February 14, 15, and 16th was Time Traveler Weekend at the Florida Renaissance Festival 2015 with Steampunk Saturday, Doctors’ Sunday, and Cosplay Monday. This year in a new joint venture the Florida Supercon organization provided the...
  • Prudence: The Custard Protocol Series Book One
    Steampunk author Gail Carriger expands her alternate book empire
    Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama ("Rue" to her friends) is the daughter of sassy Alexia Tarrabotti Maccon, the spunky heroine of Gail Carriger’s infamous best-selling Steampunk The Parasol Protectorate book series.The new...
  • 2014 Florida Renaissance Festival Procession
    Florida Renaissance Festival’s 2015 Costume Theme Weekends
    It’s that time of the year that entrances Miami and South Florida’s vibrant and active community of costume enthusiasts and hobbyists. This coming weekend marks the opening of the 2015 Florida Renaissance Festival with the season...
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