Friday, August 31, 2012

Con-templations via Doc Fantastique

Starting Out Steampunk — Con-templations (via

In the last installment of Starting Out Steampunk, I spoke about different kinds of events and mentioned conventions.  Conventions are large gatherings of like-minded individuals who are there to discuss and celebrate an idea.  Idea, here, can be loosely defined with something as broad as Science…

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

Starting Out Steampunk via Doc Fantastique

Starting Out Steampunk – All Dressed Up and Where to Go? (via

So where does one actually go to be Steampunk? When most folks get into the sub-culture that we’ve all come to know and love they first notice the aesthetic.  You see the amazing outfits and the mind-blowing props, the dashing hats and the fancy corsets, the bee jewelry and the boots that are the…

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Review - Marvels of Science and Steampunk

Marvels of Science and Steampunk review (via G*M*S Magazine)

By Paco Garcia Jaen Victoriana has become a darling of mine of recent. From believing it was a system that was hard to be taken seriously, I’ve gone to actually love it and regard it as close in richness (if not richer) than Call of Cthulhu. Yep, feel free to disagree. I won’t change my mind. Get…

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Leon Theremin

Thanks to

Michael Lunapiena
, Lex Machina, and Moog Music Inc. for brigning the story of this physicist and musical inventor to my attention.  A fascinating story from the history books for my Steampunk friends and musicians everywhere.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mainsteaming Steampunk

Mainstream Steampunk (via

Recently, there have been people talking about the possibility of Steampunk going “mainstream”, and what it will mean for the subculture, both aesthetically and intellectually. More importantly, there is a loud part of the subculture (though not necessarily large) that does not want our subculture…

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Deliah Dawson - Steampunk Paranormal Romance Author Interview

Interview: Delilah S. Dawson (via

Hello, lovely readers! I’m delighted to begin writing for Doc’s, and figured what better way to share my enthusiasm than by having a friend help me with my inaugural post! I can’t think of many, unless there were cake and maybe peacocks (they’re pretty; so sue me). Lucky for me (and you!) the…

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Repost of : the Steampunk guide to Airships via Doc Fantastique

The Steampunk Guide to Airships (via
Airships are a familiar technology in the steampunk genre. Aerostat (lighter-than-air) in design, they differ from the simple hot air balloon in their ability to be steered using propellers and rudders. Today, airships have lost out to the speed, manoeuvrability and comparative safety of the airplane…

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Introduce a Song a Day by Frenchy and the Punk

The following was a facebook post from my friends Frenchy and the Punk.  I couldn't find any way to link to that post, so I'm copying it here to show you what lovely things they are offering:

July 30 Day 11 of our "introduce a song a day" from the 'Hey Hey Cabaret' CD
Track 11 'Make It Happen'
Flapper Punk! This is one of the songs Scott likes to call his Django meets Johnny rhythm, as in Reinhardt and Ramone, two of his guitar inspirations. On a summer's day in 2011, I sat outside with paper and pencil in hand to begin working on lyric ideas for a song we were asked to write for a possible media placement. Looking up at the forget-me-not sky there wasn't a cloud in sight. I had the thought "it's a cloudless sky" which then sparked the phrase, "why'd we let the rain chase our cloudless skies away" and the song flowed from that idea. Like our motif of the Batfrog it's about transformation and new beginnings. It's definitely a 'go for it' kind of song. Scott also did the bass and drums on this track. Scott's first instrument was bass guitar back when he played in punk bands in the '80s and '90s... his band Outpatients is mentioned in the 'American Hardcore' movie released in 2006 and his band Deep Wound is part of the soundtrack of All Ages-Boston Hardcore The Film that was just released this year.
Thanks for reading. Enjoy!
Although this is the last track on the CD, there was supposed to be a 12th track. So tomorrow, Day 12 will be missing track day!