Traveler's Steampunk Blog

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Happy Steampunk Hanukkah

| 28. November 2013

Happy Hanukkah to everybody, especially to my jewish readers and in particular to my friends Bob and Anouk and everybody involved with the Punk Torah project. If you want to give some Steampunk twist to this festival, the honourable inventor Grunambulax has made a very beautiful and ingenious creation to do exactly that. So it […]

Steampunk Princess – The German Steampunk Courture

| 27. November 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, may I point your attention to a young lady from Hamburg who has only recently started her own line of Steampunk fashion, Steampunk Princess: At this moment in time, Steampunk Princess offers a small but superb selection of dresses and accessories for the discerning Steampunk lady. There are also plans for introducing […]

Richard Nagy a.k.a. Datamancer has passed into the Æther

| 26. November 2013

The honourable genius inventor and tinkerer Richard Nagy, better known as Datamancer, has passed on. From what I know he was killed in a car accident last week. Richard was part of the bedrock of our scene, and although relatively few of us knew his face, I guess most of us have seen at least […]

Review: Lego Space – Building the Future

| 24. November 2013

In 1979 I got my first Lego Space toy, it was the classic moon buggy. I have been a fan of Lego Space ever since, although I still strongly prefer the classic series and some of the late 1990’s releases did not really strike my fancy. Anyway, the other day I found an email by […]

Doctor Who Google Doodle

| 22. November 2013

My dear fellow Whovians, in case you have not noticed it yet, Google has a Doctor-Who-themed Doodle. It is not implemented worldwide (for example the German Google site does not display it), this is no problem at all, since the image below links to     And before I forget it: there is a […]

The World of Steam – The Clockwork Heart Episode 1

| 20. November 2013

The first episode of the newest series of adventures by the esteemed people over at The World of Steam is online. Please enjoy! PS: This is a crowd-funded project so the community also gets some credit!

More positive media coverage of Steampunk

| 19. November 2013

Yesterday a very positive report on the Steampunk scene aired on one of the more reputable German TV stations. I do not want to imagine what would have happened if the usual suspects of shock TV and bad journalistic quality had tackled the subject. The full report is now available online, so you can view […]

Save your Skin in Style

| 13. November 2013

This little noir-pulp-retro commercial needs sharing. It also raises the question: How many horrific crimes have been prevented by simple little mishaps like the one presented in this video:

Lovecraft themed anthology Whispers from the Abyss

| 7. November 2013

Well, what ended up in my ætherbox? A press release concerning a new anthology full of Lovecraftian literature!     New anthology from 01Publishing terrorizes readers with 33 new Lovecraft inspired tales!   On the subway, during lunch, or even under the fluorescent glow of the office—there is no escape! Now your slow descent into […]

Discovering Aberration – Interview and feature

| 5. November 2013

Today’s post is actually a double-deal package. First, I would like to point your attention to an upcoming Steampunk novel, Discovering Aberration, by S.C. Barrus:   In the budding age of steam technology, Freddy Fitzgerald risks everything to write the story of a lifetime.   After stealing an ancient map from under the nose of […]