DIY Vintage PC

Some people (like myself) prefer to modify their PC cases to suit their aesthetic. But for this fellow, that’s small potatoes. Matt of DIY Perks knows how to build a steampunk PC. A real steampunk PC. From scratch. That’s right, using leather, brass pieces from eBay, and a welding torch, he makes one of the most aesthetically beautify vintage PC cases I have seen. It certainly puts to shame my recently built steampunk PC. Check it out!

Evermor Sculpture Park

I hadn’t heard of this place until now, but Dr. Evermor’s Sculpture Park sounds like a really cool place. Apparently, it’s hope to a bunch of steampunk sculptures dating back to before steampunk was even a term. According to the article, its in Sumpter, Wisconsin. Might be worth checking out, if you happen to be in the area. They have a website, and it looks like you do have to contact someone if you want to visit.

You can read more about it on this article on SyFy Wire.

New Site Design

Welcome to the 2020 website refresh!

The new design is much more streamline and modern now, and should work better on mobile browsers. More and more, mobile browsers are gaining ground over desktop browsers, and those who don’t keep up will invariably be left behind.

The site will probably undergo a few more tweaks and adjustments in the weeks to come, but this is should be it for the most part. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact me.

His Dark Materials HBO Series

Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” series is coming to HBO! Although some are hesitant to call the world of “His Dark Materials” steampunk, it carries a great many steampunk elements, being set in a Victoria-era alternate history, with clockwork gadgets and airships. There’s also magic, non-human races, parallel universes, and sentient armored polar bears. Who doesn’t love sentient armored polar bears?

I also enjoyed the movie “The Golden Compass,” which came out 2007. It certainly wasn’t perfect–no move adaption is–but with the upcoming HBO series, there’s a lot more screen time to work with. Here’s hoping for the best!

Alita: Battle Angel

Valentine’s day, 2019, will see the release of the (hopefully) awesome Hollywood adaptation of Battle Angel Alita, titled (backwardsly) Alita: Battle Angel.

Directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau, this movie has all the making’s a major blockbuster. However, the source material is pretty obscure. Back in the day, I was a huge Battle Angel Alita fan, as were some of my friends (we were all into anime and manga in the 1990s), to the point that I even wrote a little world book for the GURPS role-playing game systems. I still have the nine original manga graphic novels, which I’m now in the process of re-reading. Even so, Battle Angel Alita is almost completely unknown outside it’s limited fan base, and I fear that will work to the detriment of the movie.

The movie appears to loosely cover the first four graphic novels, which is good, since there probably won’t be a sequel. I honestly wish this was a streaming series for Netflix or Amazon, or maybe HBO or Starz, as it could be so much more than a one-shot movie. But it is what it is, and the latest trailer looks absolutely marvelous, and shows that the movie will at least touch on most of the key elements and themes of the manga.

Even Newer Mortal Engines Trailer!

There is now an even newer trailer out for Mortal Engines, based on the book by Philip Reeve and directed by Peter Jackson. I have a feeling this is going to be great! At least, I certainly do hope so.

Mortal Engines Full Trailer

And now I bring you the full trailer for “Mortal Engines.” The movie is based on the book by Philip Reeve and is directed by Peter Jackson, who directed “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit.” I really hope the movie is as great as the trailer seems to suggest, and this might even the first of a series!

Mortal Engines Teaser

The teaser trailer for Peter Jackson’s movie adaptation “Mortal Engines” looks absolutely phenomenal! Judging from the fact that the teaser says “An Epic New Saga” I am going to guess he plans on adapting several of the Mortal Engine books (I believe there are 4 books).

Anyway, have a look at the teaser!

The Clockwork Horseman

My steampunk fantasy short story, The Clockwork Horseman, is published and available now on both Amazon and Lulu and it can be found in the anthology Devil’s Armory III. Alas, there does not appear to be an e-book version! Oh well. The story will one day be available in e-book form whenever I compile and release my collected short stories.

In the mean time, you can order the printed version of Devil’s Armory III from Amazon or Lulu.