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Abaddon Books' Summer of Steampunk

Abaddon Books’ Summer of Steampunk

By Matt Delman, Doctor Fantastique’s Show of Wonders Abaddon Books is declaring the next two weeks The Summer of Steampunk in honor of their Pax Brittania series of novels, the world’s longest-running series of Steampunk novels. Starting today, they’re launching the promotion that’ll mark a new direction in the series at the dedicated Pax Britannia...
Girl Genius Wins Third Straight Hugo

Girl Genius Wins Third Straight Hugo

I am always pleased when a steampunk work is nominated for a major award, and even more so when it wins. But when a steampunk, er, gaslamp fantasy work wins the same category three years in a row, I was thrilled. The work in question is the ongoing adventures of Agatha Heterodyne, Girl Genius, by...
Steamcon III Airship Awards Nominees Announced

Steamcon III Airship Awards Nominees Announced

Reposted from the Steamcon’s Airship Awards Facebook Group Steamcon® is proud to present the second annual Airship Award nominations! The steampunk community has so many fabulously creative individuals, and we wish to honor them by celebrating their achievements and contributions to the steampunk community. The nominees for the 2011 Airship Awards are:
Help Save Parsifal the Steampig

Help Save Parsifal the Steampig

The 2010 ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids, MI drew 1700 entries, but the big news for steampunk aficionados was Parsifal, the Steampig. And “big” is the key word in that sentence. Steampig is a giant sculpture, measuring 55′ long, 25′ wide, and 36′ tall. For all that size, the work is beautifully crafted and was...
Year of the Weird West?

Year of the Weird West?

A guest post by David Mark Brown I, like many of us, have fond memories of lying around in my tighty-whities and watching Westerns with my equally unclad father and brother (we lived in the country). But since becoming a writer, multiple sources have cautioned me that being labeled “Western” is the kiss of death....

Steampunk Musketeers: A Bad Thing?

The good news is that there is another movie this summer with steampunk elements! The bad news is, well, take a look, starting about 48 seconds in: Yes, that is an airship battle, and it even looks somewhat cool. Heck, the adventure of Alexander Dumas with the coolness of steampunk sounds like its made of...
Going Mainsteam: A Three Step Plan in Taking Steampunk to the Masses

Going Mainsteam: A Three Step Plan in Taking Steampunk to the Masses

A guest post by Tee Morris Steampunk, a recent trend in literature, fashion, and music… that’s been “a fad” since the Seventies. 1979, to be exact. People tend to gloss over that little fact, and while some sneer at it as publishing’s “current flavor of the month” the term “steampunk” was originally coined by K....