First, found a new home port for the Airship Bonnie Read. Been clearing land, picking pecans (and dewberries and mustang grapes), putting in electricity and water, and about 900 other items related to new land.
Second, started the transformation of an old deer lease camping trailer into the Airship Bonnie Read SUV (Surface Unit Vehicle). Was going to just pull a couple pieces out we weren't going to use, replace a couple of rotted wood pieces, and seal the joints. That was LAST March (or May, one of those M months).
Getting close to completion. Maybe for summer steampunk or faire events? Definitely for Texas Ren Faire in fall. The captain has already commandeered it for a couple of upcoming beach trips when we finally put it in service. Guess I'll have to get a bottle of champagne to christen it when we do.
A friend has asked for a signal boost for a jewelry artist in financial trouble [story here: http://ebenbrooks.livejournal.com/
I was wondering who else on here is planning on going?
Anyway I also join steamfashion where I plan on posting my costume idea. I want to go as a sort of Steampunk Marie Curie only instead of dying of cancer at 32 because of her experiments with radioactivity, she glows all radioactive. Anyway glad to be here and looking forward to going to the con and possibly meeting some more steam enthusiasts who might be up for a costuming day or two here in Flag
PS one of my other favorite fandoms Avatar the Last Airbender is going Steampunk in 2011 for the next installment of the legend of Korra. I can't wait!
- Current Mood: cheerful
A friend has crafted a wonderful modded medical prop.
When I signed up I discovered they had a Steampunk category! It was represented by a boy with a death ray and early mobile phone, and by a lady naturalist/entomologist. There was at least one other begoggled Steampunk woman in the crowd as well. Didn't get any names and had no camera for pix, sorry. This was my first observed Steampunkery here in Prescott.
Blast! Now I simply must acquire some aetheric devices, death rays, etc. to mix in with my cowboyin' stuff.
Forgot to add that I was handed a flyer for www.costumecon30.com taking place in Tempe next May.
We, the behind the scenes minions of the Steampunk Exhibition Ball, are madly plugging away at our logistical terminals to present you with a even more fantastical event than our maiden voyage last year. You will not believe your eyes! This year’s fantastical feast will titillate and inspire while we bring you fantastical inventions of mad scientists, the melodic sounds of steampunk musical sensations, visual displays of the slipped timing chains of the most talented dancers, competitions of the marvelous manscaping and exquisite hat varieties. You will also be able to experience a bit of wormwood at our ever fabulous Absinthe Bar, sip varieties of uniquely blended teas in our Tea Room, and have your souls captured at our Photo Salon. All this and so much more can be experienced in full immersion as your are surrounded by the true and extraordinary history and artifacts of Victorian Seattle. Now where else can you get THIS experience?! The answer is simple, no where but at Seattle's Steampunk Exhibition Ball! So zip your dirigible over to our BRAND NEW main website for more information, ticketing, and exploration!
Don't forget to also join our Official Steampunk Exhibition Ball LiveJournal Community, where you can get up to date news flashes about the event and network with folks who are attending or performing!
We're looking forward to seeing you and sharing with you the eclectic tastes of Pac-NW Steampunks, Makers, Musicians, and Artists... hope to see you there!
Your Humble Conventions Promoter,
PS- And just in case you have not heard, STEAMCON's theme this year is Weird, Weird West! Chem 'em out at http://community.livejournal.com/steamc
- Current Location:Seattle, WA
- Current Mood: working
has anyone else in the savage wyoming territories heard anything about this? my attempt to procure further edification via e-mail failed due to bounce; the theater has nothing on their schedule for that weekend, and cetera and cetera and cetera.
replyto: she at chrononauts dot org if you have relevant information. many thanks.
It's from the 1930's and still in really good condition. Lovely wear and the metal bits aren't very rusty. It still has all the original hangers (piled on top in the photos)in great condition, and the top of the trunk lifts up easily to add or remove them from the rack inside. The cloth flap in the front has, frankly, seen better days, but removing or replacing it would be pretty simple.
It'd make a great clothing rack or coffee table, I think.
I payed $200 for the full thing, so I'd like to see this half go for $50.
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I live in the SF-east bay area, Concord specifically. You can email me: jiibii (at) gmail (dot) com , or chat me up in the comments if interested - Thanks!
1. Prof. Steampunk checking the time in the restaurant where Wyatt Earp's Saloon and Gambling Establishment used to be.
2. Lady Absinthe on the main stairs below the Queen Mary medallion. We stayed on the Queen Mary for three nights. Ghosts must have feared us because Lady Absinthe felt nothing during our stay (and she's real good at that).
3. Lady Absinthe seated in The Edison.
4. Prof. Steampunk (the ugly one) and Lady Absinthe in front of the organ in the pipe room of The Edison.
All for now. Will post more later as we go through them.
Saturday, March 20, 2010, in celebration of Obscura Day, the Colorado Steampunks have arranged a glorious day trip to Colorado Springs. Join them on a trip to a Wild Wild West Museum, a Castle for an afternoon tea, and to the beautiful geological landscape known as the "Garden of the Gods."
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Organized by Atlas Obscura
Hi, my name is Aubrey Nolan and I just started posting a new webcomic called Gearland. You can check it out on my livejournal, or at www.gearlandcomic.blogspot.com. The first comic is up right now-it centers on an alternate history of the United States after the Civil War, through the eyes of two sisters. Just click on my username to go to it. It helps to read the Preface first for background information. The next one should be up by tomorrow (Tuesday). After this week, I'll be on a regular schedule of posting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
- Current Mood: creative
A few things they offer:
Left to right: Edwardian ensemble, $80 with discount, Prarie Coat, $56 with discount, Gibson Girl skirt, $36 with discount, Nicolette ensemble, $96 with discount.
They offer these promotional coupons a few times a year and I'll share them whenever I receive them.
we of the greater Front Range anachropunk community cordially invite all front rangers to our gala pre-celebrations, if it please you.
The officers have decided to host a Gala Event for this Holiday Season!
We are hosting the day before New Year’s Eve so that people may still make NYE events if they like, and to accomodate those who have holiday work schedules.
Gala Details on Ye Facebook!
The event will feature a Masquerade Ball (less dancing, more costume contest), a Film Showing, a marvelously steamy Soundtrack, some parlor games, a fiction reading or three, and a delicious potluck dinner.
THE EVENT WILL ALSO FEATURE A WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE: Please limit your choices to the $3-$7 range and keep it relatively clean. If it is specifically a male-only or female-only gift please note that on the tag.
Please make a note with your RSVP! We are voting on what movie we shall be watching. The choices are:
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Wild Wild West
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Around the World in 80 Days (the newer one)
Howl’s Moving Castle
Please also note that we are organizing the potluck in order to guarantee proper distribution of food.
If your last name begins with:
A-C Please bring beverages (non-alcoholic)
D-L Bring a side, soup or salad
M-R Bring a main dish
S-Z Bring dessert
The location WILL BE at the ancestral manse of one Mr. Theodore Thompson, to wit: 100 North 5th Avenue, Brighton 80601.
- Current Location:The skies over Washington, DC
- Current Mood: busy
Greetings and well wishes in the form of beer and quality cheese!
I just wanted to post a little note about the fact that two of our favorite steampunk musicians will soon be winding their way westward on their very first tour.
Eli August will be playing on in various dates in mid to late September, which I have listed below. You can hear more of his music at his Myspace page here. Since I am not from the area I'm afraid I can't tell you anything about the locations.
Albuerquerque: Sept 14th at Burt’s Tiki lounge
Tucscon: Sept 15th at
If you do go to see Jon and Nicky, don't be shy about saying hello. Eli August and Steam Century have worked together on a number of events and I know they would love to see you all.
Take good care of them for us!
This missive is by way of reminding everyone that we'll be taking a timejaunt, jointly and severally, to the merry reanaissance tomorrow, that is Saturday, June 27.
Faire open 10:00am to 6:30pm
Admission: $17.95(adults) - $8.00(children ages 5-12) ($2 off coupons can be found at Wendy's)
Us Steampunks will gather at the Pirate's Pub at 11am. From there we will wander the faireground. If you are late or lost, call Jules at 719-477-3072 to find us.
For those who don't know where the Pirate's Pub is, I've included this map:
A few things to remember:
- Traffic going to faire can be bad. Plan on adding about 30 minutes onto your traveling time to get through Larkspur and into the faireground.
- Stay well hydrated. Sneak in water if you can, as if can be expensive.
- Bring plenty of money for food. It's not cheap.
- Dress to impress! We don't want the primitives thinking futureman is sloppy.
Finally, after the faire has ended, we we venture to the Larkspur Pizzeria to partake in pizza and commemorate a successful expedition into the past.
additional details may be obtained at the following aethercoordinates: http://forum.wingsofsteam.net/viewtopic.p
don't forget your adventuring gear, your scientific equipment, and whatever chronometrical gauges/aetherometry you may need on the journey: the dark ages were a wild and wooly place, indeed.
hope to see many of you out tomorrow! i remain
your humble guide,