Archive for July, 2009


The social economics of shining armour

   Posted by: cholmondeley    in Culture, League, Technology

Freeconomy is apparently a kind of distributed gift economy with an international membership of about 10,000. Its faux silent movie introduction is certainly amusing.


   Posted by: cholmondeley    in Culture

“Wondermark: an illustrated jocularity” is a webcomic by “David Malki !” which captions victorianesque illustrations with the satirical and the surreal, to a self-consciously “Steampunk’d” result. It’s frequently good for a chuckle, and one can read it via Livejournal. You might also enjoy this webcomic-style take on Babbage and Lovelace from the BBC.

Friday 24th July - Press Call..

   Posted by: steampunkerie    in Culture

Well hello there… I am being wooed by a journalist who has been commissioned to write an article on all things steampunk for some major newspapers. She asks, if I could assemble some Melbourne Steampunks for her to talk to. “Could I!!” say I. “This Friday!” says she… “Hmm. Rather short notice”, say I, “but I’ll see what [...]

2009 Snow Train - Steamrail Victoria

   Posted by: admin    in Culture

Title: 2009 Snow Train - Steamrail VictoriaLocation: Mt St Gwinear, VictoriaLink out: Click hereDescription: Come along for our annual trip to the Snowfields of Mount Saint Gwinear. About the train: Fully Restored by Steamrail as part of Victoria’s important rail heritage and is fully authentic, not a recreation. Our fleet of heritage steam locomotives date from [...]
Fiend Magazine Issue #18 - The Steampunk Issue is now available instore @ Wildilocks & now online from the webstore too! Tons of awesome stuff and of course, featuring a variety of articles on various aspects of Steampunk, including an interview with Doctor Steel, our very own The Tenth Stage, the delectable Kate O’Brien’s lush [...]

Melbourne Open House

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Title: Melbourne Open House Location: Melbourne Link out: Click here Description: On Sunday 19 July from 10am - 5pm, Melbourne Open House (MOH) will provide access to explore 32 of Melbourne’s buildings for FREE. Many of these interiors and spaces are not usually accessible to the public, so take this unique chance to see what’s beyond the facade. Start [...]