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Jack the Ripper IDed?

Jack the Ripper IDed?

A businessman by the name Russell Edwards has a theory about the identity of Jack the Ripper and thinks he can prove it. His suspect: Aaron Kosminski, a Polish immigrant who lived in Whitechapel at the time of the murders and who suffered from auditory hallucinations and paranoia. Kosminski was one of Scotland Yard’s prime...
Jay Lake 1964-2014

Jay Lake 1964-2014

Steampunk author Jay Lake died from his metastasized colon cancer June 1, 2014, 5 days shy of his 50th birthday. He is survived by his wife Susan and daughter Bronwyn (14). He had made his fight with cancer very public through frequent blog posts about his condition, and it is a the subject of a...
Warehouse 13 Cancelled, Alas

Warehouse 13 Cancelled, Alas

On Friday, Syfy announced that Warehouse 13 will be endings its run after a 6-episode fifth season to air in 2014. The show is centered on the eponymous warehouse in which the government stores all manner of mystical, mysterious, or supernatural object they’ve come across. The agents charged with finding and collecting these objects encounter...
IBM Predicts Steampunk to Go Mainstream by 2014

IBM Predicts Steampunk to Go Mainstream by 2014

Steampunk is about to bulldoze its way into the mainstream, according to Dr. Trevor Davis, a consumer reports expert at IBM. And he has data to back that up. IBM has a system called the Social Sentiment Index, which collects and analyzes comments and mentions from across social media to discover and study trends. This...

Six Steampunk KickStarters You Funded in November

More people turn to KickStarter each day to get their projects off the ground and Steampunk creators are no different. It’s been a good year for Steampunk on KickStarter, and in November alone you successfully funded six different projects. 1. Laser Lace Letters – 7 Tangible Steampunk Stories A very unusual art project. The stories...
Steampunk is Terrorism?

Steampunk is Terrorism?

Some of you may have already heard the story. If not, let me bring you up to speed. Last Thursday, Geoffrey McGann of Rancho Palos Verdes, California tried to take a flight from the Oakland airport. As with other passengers, he stood in line at security. When he got the front, he put his backpack...
The World Sky Race

The World Sky Race

Very few things are more iconic to Steampunk than airships. Zeppelins, dirigibles, blimps, balloons, etc. are part and parcel to getting around in our neo-Victorian worlds. Unfortunately, in our own world, airships have fared poorly over the last 75 years. Sadly, if you see a blimp today, it probably just means there is a football...