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Cirque du Soleil embraces its inner Stephen Hunt and goes full Steampunk (news).

November 10, 2021 | By | Reply More
Cirque du Soleil embraces its inner Stephen Hunt and goes full Steampunk (news).

Good news if you are in Canada and want to pay a visit to Toronto – Cirque du Soleil has embraced its inner Stephen Hunt and gone full Steampunk with a reopening of their show, Kurios, planned for next year. Kurios will open under the Big Top at Ontario Place on April 14th, 2022, and […]

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Cyan-Eyed: animated steampunk pirate tale, in full (video).

September 3, 2021 | By | Reply More
Cyan-Eyed: animated steampunk pirate tale, in full (video).

Here’s an impressive animated steampunk pirate tale by Ryan Grobins called Cyan-Eyed, featuring a maiden’s rescue from sky pirates by a friendly steamman, a creature which could have come straight out of the Steamman Free State in The Court of the Air (or perhaps Jack Cloudie).

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The King’s Man: steampunk spy-fy movie (trailer).

August 26, 2021 | By | Reply More
The King’s Man: steampunk spy-fy movie (trailer).

Here’s the Edwardian origins story for the independent Kingsman espionage agency, starring Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, and Stanley Tucci – said film simply called, The King’s Man. You had me at evil Rasputin and steampunked world cabal takeover. Due to hit the cinemas in December 2021.

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Steam-powered steampunk Land Rover (project).

August 8, 2021 | By | Reply More
Steam-powered steampunk Land Rover (project).

Frank had a dream after reading steampunk classics like The Court of the Air – to build the world’s first fully functional steampunk Land Rover. It was a dream he is happy to finally fufil. You’ve heard of petrol-heads – now, meet the world’s greatest steam-head!

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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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