Category Archives: America

Steampunk Hands Around the World 2016 – Postage

When you look back at history, or you create a retro-future like Steampunk, there are so many pieces of the world to consider.  Something as simple as the stamp on an envelope had a detailed history of its own. Again, I’m thankful to my old (and I’m not necessarily calling HIM old… cause… we’re about […]

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Steampunk Hands Around the World 2016 – Favorite Steampunk Memories (part 1)

I’ve been going through a little nostalgia lately… Honestly it started because a lot of things happened last year – some good, some bad.  Most importantly, I lost a family member in the later part of the year. It was a quick and peaceful passing for him and I was glad that was the case. On […]

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2015 Steampunk Hands Around the World: International Q & A – Part Two

International Question and Answer Roundtable! This is the second part of the Q & A. Thanks again to all of our participants! You can find Part One of the Q & A – HERE Do you participate in a local Steampunk group? Sally-Ann: I’m loosely attached to the Lincoln Steampunks as I attend the major […]

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2015 Steampunk Hands Around the World: International Q & A – Part One

International Question and Answer Roundtable! First, I’d like to thank the wonderful folks who took the time to answer my questions. I wanted to focus on their whole experience in Steampunk. We have so much information that I am going to break this up so that you don’t have a numb backside after you finish […]

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An International Round-Table Discussion

An International Round-Table Discussion When I first heard about the Steampunk: Hands Around the World events, I knew I had to participate. Coming up with an idea (several, actually) was a fun challenge. With Steampunk enthusiasts all around the world it’s hard to imagine the different experiences and the different interests that everyone brings to […]

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Two Posts up!

For Steampunk: Hands Across the World 2014 Two posts went ‘live’ today – Steamed! Blog – has the first of TWO posts that look at Victorian Era Buildings and what they might inspire in a Steampunk Story (Click the image to visit the post) At SteampunkU – A post about how The Victorian Era’s cultural […]

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Tree Huggers… the Botanical Kind

Tillandsia usneoides – some call it Spanish Moss, but in Hawaii (or what was known as the “Sandwich Islands” during the Victorian Period) we call it Pele’s Hair. Pele, one of the elemental goddesses in Hawaiian Culture/Mythology, is the Goddess of Fire. She creates the very land we live on and she has the power […]

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Fenian Brotherhood

B’s (Fenian, 1883). Patriotic Brotherhood. In questionable taste. The members of the Patriotic Brotherhood, or Irish Invincibles, thus styled themselves. It may have had some absurd association with the ‘busy bee’ Definition/Entry taken from: Passing English of the Victorian era, a dictionary of heterodox English, slang and phrase, by J. Redding Ware; 1909 Bookmark on […]

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