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22nd April, 2010. 11:02 pm. Interview with Emmett & Klaude Davenport of The Clockwork Cabaret(hollow_01)

Clockwork Cabaret steampunk radio show

Emmett & Klaude Davenport of The Clockwork Cabaret
Sky-Pirate Radio

The dear Davenport sisters have been entertaining our airwaves since we started here at Dieselpunks. But now that we finally have a working spotlight made out of old hand mirrors, a little bit of chewing gum, and some Radium 218 we found in the junk room, those girls are nowhere to be found.

How odd. Who doesn't like chewing gum?

Wait a minute! What's that noise? It sounds like a grandfather clock trying to mate with an accordion. It must be the infamous airship of The Clockwork Cabaret!

Hopefully, they'll be able to hear me up there. Maybe I'll lure them in with some pie and we can start this interview.

Read the whole lurid interview filled with mystery and pie at Dieselpunks

Current mood: amused.

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18th April, 2010. 12:37 am. DIY Skull Pinhole Camera(matronmalice)

The real 150 year old skull of a thirteen year old girl. Click for details.

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16th April, 2010. 9:50 am. INTERVIEW - Jeff Mach of The Steampunk World's Fair(hollow_01)

Steampunk World's Fair

Jeff Mach of The Steampunk World's Fair
Reporting from behind the Big Top of this year's biggest steampunk event

Less than a month from now, New Jersey will be the nexus for all things steampunk thanks to The Steampunk World's Fair. So watch out Seattle, we know how to party. We have eye protection, leather & brass armor, and more striped bustles than you can shake a stick at.

Here to give us a behind the scenes look at what we can expect at this year's Steampunk World's Fair (May 14-16 in Piscataway, NJ) is co-planner Jeff Mach.

Read more at Dieselpunks

Current mood: excited.

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2nd March, 2009. 1:29 am. gaffe(matronmalice)

sorry about the short inexplicable post, i was posting quickly from a friends' computer.
thought that dust-punk was acceptable as well as steampunk for the fashion groups- anyone looking to re-create a WW1-era "flying ace" persona would enjoy a walk around Cockpit. their vintage furniture was pretty awesome, and these reissued sneakers have provenance (PF Flyers have been around since the 20's, beating Converse out and providing WAY better foot support). i know that a throwaway pop-culture reference such as a Warner Bros. cartoon may be stretching the term "provenance" but perhaps my post gave a giggle to anyone who collects early animation ephemera.

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1st March, 2009. 6:20 pm. Shameless DustPunk Resource Plug + Provenance(matronmalice)

You may recognize the adorable fuzzbeast as "Gossamer" from the original Looney Tunes. I have, I believe, located his sneakers:

These are sold at
Cockpit USA. Sadly, the website is very very limited and you have to visit one of the locations for the best deals, but I am enamored of their vintage items and their SWEET leather flight helmets.

Soooo comfy.
Post any good DustPics you've got to this group: the more hoses and patches, the better.

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31st July, 2008. 12:40 pm. Steampunk Shakespeare(ofathaigh)


   I am a college student at Mass. College of Liberal Arts in North Adams MA, and am huge supporter of the steampunk aesthetic. I only recently found out it actually had a name and an entire subculture at that. I'm a theater major and have the priviledge of directing a show in november. We're putting on "Deathmachine Andronicus" a spin on Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, set in a mythical roman setting in which the Roman Empire never collapsed but instead flourished to have it's own industrial revolution hundreds of years ahead of our time. We have a fairly large budget so I'm going all out, building a fully funtional steam-powered "Deathmachine" that bakes people into pies. (Yes Shakespeare did it long before Sweeney) Blood, guts, gore, shakespeare, and steam. I was hoping to gain some support from you guys and others in the community. If you could spare any possible steampunk junk lieing around, we'd only need it till november. Or if you or anyone you know of has any inventions or contraptions that we might be able to showcase as props.  The dates of the show are November 7, and 8th. You can contact me by repliying to this post, or post or emailing me at nfahey@mcla.edu.  I'll be hopefully posting some pictures of the proposed set and the progress of the "Deathmachine" on the blog doo-hickey as I mad eit just for this occasion.


                                    Any input is greatly appreciated,



I'll be posting reminders and how you can reserve tickets in september


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1st March, 2008. 7:22 am.(vae_editor)

Space 1889: The Adventure of Le Cirque de Venus, a Victorian Ball in Space

Saturday, September 6, 2008
Masonic Lodge of San Mateo
Doors Open: 6:45p.m.
Dance Lesson: 7:00 p.m.
Dancing Begins: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15.00 in advance (by August 30)
At the door: $20.00

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21st December, 2007. 8:53 pm.(chronivore)

Victorian Adventure Enthusiast, an online resource for Victorian/Steampunk Role-Playing games, is UP AND OPEN!

Today we've posted:
Our Expansive Guide to Victorian Role-Playing Games

And the following News Bits:

Unhallowed Metropolis Released

Victorian Adventure Enthusiast to Translate Uchronia 1890

VAE Contributor Survives Stabbing Contest

Forgotten Futures X: The Tooth and Claw RPG announced!

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5th December, 2007. 9:53 pm. Steampunk MacBook skin(mercurygrrl)

Finally! Now you can get your laptop steamed-up as well. I got the steampunk skin for my iPod some months ago and emialed the creator asking for a skin for MacBooks, and here it is.

MacBook 13" skin

You can also find it for other sizes and PC laptops.

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28th November, 2007. 10:12 am. For when you get that steam rocket working...(divineaspect)

You may also need appropriate navigational tools to the style.


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