Alice’s Night Circus

It may not be a Thursday, but I'm rather working from day to day and so cannot post to a schedule at this time. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of listening to Alice's Night Circus again (I first saw her live in Lincoln two years ago, and then last year as supporting for Steam Powered … Continue reading Alice’s Night Circus

Photo of the Week: Steampunk Octopus

So, of course, today had to be one of the (albeit paltry) photos I took during the Saturday I spent at Steampunks in Space at the Leicester Space Centre. I had a good time. I learnt about making gin cocktails, caught up with friends, didn't buy anything from the market (yay!), and of course, did … Continue reading Photo of the Week: Steampunk Octopus

Boosting: Airship Ashanti Multicultural Steampunk Calendar

A great way to support representation in Steampunk!

Beyond Victoriana

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The Airship Ashanti sent over this missive about a great project they are doing to support representation in steampunk, and also goes to a good cause. I’m happy to support their efforts in our community. Ofeibea Loveless of the Airship Ashanti writes:

In an effort to showcase the diversity of its local steampunk scene, Airship Ashanti is selling copies of its new 2017 multicultural steampunk calendar this fall. The calendar features members of the Cincinnati/Dayton steampunk community as well as holidays from cultures and religions around the world.

HRA Ashanti Captain Mandisa Njeri says the group created the calendar to be more inclusive of the various beliefs, religions, and backgrounds that make up the world around us.

“For several years, the HRA Ashanti has stood behind its calling to support its local community through multiculturalism,” she adds. “This calendar is a step in the right direction of inclusive society that…

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5 Senses

Taking inspiration from NevilleGirl's post, of the 5 different senses in writing. Whereas she listed examples of senses to use in writing, I thought I’d challenge myself further by writing a little piece of description for each that could be relevant in my novel. Smell In amongst the soft chugging of steam from the device’s … Continue reading 5 Senses

Photo of the Week: Robots Worthy of Flailing

Okay, it's not the greatest photo--but Steam Powered Giraffe live. Nothing more. That equals the squee. The excuse of this gif... I saw them live on Sunday night for the Lincoln Asylum at the Engine Shed for their official UK debut, and then we who came to the Empire Ball on the Saturday evening were … Continue reading Photo of the Week: Robots Worthy of Flailing

HOUR OF MISCHIEF Review

(What's this? Another review? Well, I read on the way to work, okay.) Born in a whorehouse in the slums of Fortuna and burdened with a prosthetic arm, seventeen-year-old JANET REDSTONE doesn’t think she owes the Clockwork Gods anything—which is why she makes a living stealing from their temples. But when she lands her team … Continue reading HOUR OF MISCHIEF Review

Photo of the Week: Masquerade

Sorry for the radio silence. It wasn't my intention of course to not be online - I feel as if I have given little time to blogging despite myself. Certainly, part of my absence was due to being away for the weekend. The Boyfriend and I went to Sheffield for a masquerade ball, which was … Continue reading Photo of the Week: Masquerade