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Spring heeled Jack: the Victorian super-villain that terrified London (video).

July 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Spring heeled Jack: the Victorian super-villain that terrified London (video).

How did a crazed serial attacker in 1830s London become an urban legend, then a fictional anti-hero, then the inspiration for Batman? It’s a fascinating mystery that has never been solved. So let’s talk about Spring-Heeled Jack, the first urban legend and steampunk super-villain.

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The Dalliances Of Monsieur D’Haricot by Barbara Stevenson (book review).

June 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Dalliances Of Monsieur D’Haricot by Barbara Stevenson (book review).

As soon as I saw the cover of ‘The Dalliances Of Monsieur D’Haricot’, I knew I wanted to read it. A dapper Frenchman on what I assumed, erroneously it turned out, to be a steampunk bicycle. It reminded me of my childhood reading of the ‘Agaton Sax’ books. Monsieur D’Haricot is a French secret agent […]

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Tea duels at dawn at Steampunk NZ Festival 2021 (con report).

June 7, 2021 | By | Reply More
Tea duels at dawn at Steampunk NZ Festival 2021 (con report).

Some truly savage tea duelling contests are being held as part of the Steampunk NZ Festival 2021, in Oamaru, New Zealand. I believe the one featured was concerning whether Stephen Hunt’s Court of the Air is the best steampunk novel ever written by anyone, ever.

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Steampunk stage coach versus the bison monster (model-making tutorial).

June 6, 2021 | By | Reply More
Steampunk stage coach versus the bison monster (model-making tutorial).

Our best model maker, Boylei, is back with another model-making tutorial – this time, it’s more Wild Wild West-style hijinks with a steampunk stage coach versus a furious bison monster. Do bison monsters ship in any flavour except ^%%&ed-off?

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Steampunk City built in Minecraft: no extra charge for the airships (video).

May 17, 2021 | By | Reply More
Steampunk City built in Minecraft: no extra charge for the airships (video).

There’s a new floating airship Steampunk City built in Minecraft – a labour of love which took seven months to complete – which would look just fine in Stephen Hunt’s Jackelian series of novels: The Court of the Air, for instance? A floating metropolis surrounded by its airships? You had me at floating!

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Go steampunk, young man, with the mech-wagon (model-making video).

May 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Go steampunk, young man, with the mech-wagon (model-making video).

It’s time for another how-to video in the model-making field, and this time, the enigmatic individual known only as Boylei, brings us some wiki-wiki-wiki Wild Wild West in the form of a mech-wagon bringing a hardy pioneer across the plains to a glorious new life of steampunk joy.

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Airship Academy steampunk computer game (news).

May 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
Airship Academy steampunk computer game (news).

There’s a new steampunk fantasy computer game coming out from Steam in 2022 called Airship Academy which involves a nice bit of airship trading and fighting. I wonder when the Jackelian RAN expansion pack is coming out?

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Iron Harvest steampunk/dieselpunk strategy game gets an American-themed expansion – Operation Eagle (game news).

April 30, 2021 | By | Reply More
Iron Harvest steampunk/dieselpunk strategy game gets an American-themed expansion – Operation Eagle (game news).

If you like your real-time strategy games with a dieselpunk and steampunk twist, then you are going to like the new Operation Eagle DLC to expand your Iron Harvest RTS into a parallel reality where the USA is now involved in the great punch-up with steam-driven robots and diesel-punk killing machines. Relying heavily on mighty “Diesel Birds” […]

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Shadow and Bone: constructing a Russian-themed steampunk world for Netflix (video).

April 16, 2021 | By | Reply More
Shadow and Bone: constructing a Russian-themed steampunk world for Netflix (video).

Shadow and Bone – a new fantasy/steampunk TV series – is coming on April 23rd 2021 to Netflix, and this little mini-documentary explores how they went about constructing a Russian-themed steampunk world for the streaming service.

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Brickpunk, the new steampunk range from Hornby (model kit news).

April 14, 2021 | By | Reply More
Brickpunk, the new steampunk range from Hornby (model kit news).

Hornby – best known for their model railways – is launching a new range of steampunk-themed brick model kits from their Bassett-Lowke sub-brand. Kind of like Lego, but without the royalties! The opening Brickpunk range include the Comet Horsebot, Gaussian Blimpoid, Scoundrel Tractoid, Arachnid Steam Walker, and Frenzy Horsebot. You can always take the pieces […]

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