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When Your Coffee Maker Looks like a V8 Engine The company started in 2012, when professional barista Jaewoong Kwak turned his industrial designer gaze towards the lesser known world of cold-brew coffee-a patient, Dutch-inspired process in which room-temperature water is poured over coffee grounds and left to sit for hours, yielding a pure, smooth version of the drink.

The Raging Goblin Reviews #20: Trencher Commando Officer The Trencher Commandos have been one of the more overlooked units in Cygnar's arsenal, not including their brothers-in-arms the Trencher Infantry.

I Wrote a Book Well, it's a novella-that no man's land between full fledged novel and short story. It's called The Black God's Drums. And it debuts in one week. I thought it might be important that I tell people about it. That amazing cover is courtesy of artist Chris McGrath.

Crowds gather for steampunk spectacular in Llanfyllin CROWDS gathered to enjoy an annual celebration of an alternative sci-fi genre. The Phoenix Alternative Festival welcomed steampunk enthusiasts to Llanfyllin Workhouse for an event packed with socialising, entertainment and charity fundraising. A spokesman for the festival said: "Steampunk can't be explained: it has to be experienced.

Steampunk storytelling on the cards in The Shadow World Get your steampunk on and venture beneath the streets of Edwardian London with The Shadow World, a new card game released this week by publishers Laurence King.

Did the Difference Engine make a difference? I have been reading a few steampunk novels lately - I have a great fondness for the genre. Charles Babbage's planned "Difference Engine" and "Analytical Engine" always play a large part in the fictional universe of such books. However, as Francis Spufford has pointed out, this does rely on some counterfactual history.

Road to Thirteen #2: The Eleventh Doctor, "The Steampunk Conundrum" REVIEW Written by: James PeatyArt by: Pasquale QualanoColors by: Dijjo LimaLetters by: Richard Starkings and Comicraft's Jimmy Betancourt. Have you ever wanted to see a Steampunk Dalek inspired dress? I haven't, but now I know I did. And that's not even the best part!

Enamored with Etiquette Audio Edition Coming Soon! Why are we drawn to the past? Why do we love period pieces and costume dramas, especially relating to England? Why do we use the Georgian / Regency Era and Victorian Era as the setting for so many historical romances or as the building blocks of Steampunk?

Gail Carriger is at WorldCon in San Jose, California I am at WorldCon in San Jose this week and weekend. I have a pretty light schedule so I'll be wandering around socializing and chatting and drinking lots of tea.

Ghastly Gaslight Shadows - The Lemp Brewery Even William Clark, the great explorer, who had initially worked to unify the tribes and encourage trading, was eventually hired to move the Natives out during the Andrew Jackson presidential administration. This was the first in a series of events that caused disruption in the area where the brewery now stands.

Steampunk Goggles remix with brass hardware We're sure tvollaro would love a Tip, but unfortunately they have not setup their accounts to receive them yet. We can let them know you were interested. Simply click the button below and we'll pass along a note to them. Printer Brand: \n. Printer: \n.

Retro Store: Indistrieel While the store does sell some more mainstream and popular design pieces and a few accessories, most of their items are what steampunks and dieselpunks would call "design goals". Bar stools in leather upholstery with working chains and pedals. Miners lamps turned into home lighting elements.

What's Gus Playing: Dishonored - Death of the Outsider + A Special Bonus And most of the time games take up most of my thoughts. Games, unlike movies, books or other forms of entertainment, are a higher form because they let us, the gamers, decide what the format will look like.

Retrofuture tipple: New Lincoln Steampunk beer The three beers will be launched during the Steampunk festival later this month at BeerHeadZ on Eastgate in Lincoln. Independent pub, BeerHeadZ, has partnered up with Cheeky Imp Brew Company to showcase the trio of exclusive tipples during the festival.

My WorldCon 76 Schedule My first WorldCon is just around the corner! Below is my schedule, and I'd like to give kudos to Mary Robinette Kowal and the rest of the WC team for all of their hard work with the programming overhaul. I'm really excited to be on board on a wide range of panels.

Thousands invade Coldwater for Steampunk Festival It's easy for weekend visitors to Coldwater to feel somewhat under-dressed. "It's fantastic," said festival chair Suzy Burtenshaw. "The weather's perfect and there's so much to see.

Return to an alternate Paris in 1889 with this sprawling steampunk scene Like all great cities, Castor Troy's steampunk Paris continues to grow. Previously we've featured Casotor's models of the Colonial Office and the Louvre, both of which feature in the layout. This time around we've been treated to a new row of buildings running alongside Notre Dame.

Halloween Train - The Engine I had been hoping that I would get my "Engine" post up sooner but events conspired against me. Floors. There have been three floors in my home that were the last to get a face lift, and believe me they had to wait a long time to get it, too.

Steampunk DIY Industrial Pipe Hookah Today I'll show you how to make a home hookah. First song used: Pachyderm - Never Knew Me at All Second song used: Pachyderm - Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes.

More Spectacular Steampunk Short Stories Enter your email address to get new posts sent straight to your inbox. Need something to read this weekend? Want that something to have dirigibles, clockwork, and lady inventors? Would you prefer if it was FREE? Then you're in the right place. Here are four awesome steampunk short stories you can read right now.

10 Things I'm Embarrassed to Tell You from Gail Carriger Amazon - B&N - Book Depository. Kobo - iBooks - Audible. SIGNED edition, use the SIGNED button. - Book Depository - Kobo. Direct from Gail for - non-Amazon digital readers.epub. Competence by Gail Carriger is the third in the Custard Protocol series featuring Primrose, Rue, and all their crazy friends.

Making a splash at Coldwater Steampunk Festival Costumes are not mandatory, but they are enthusiastically embraced at the Coldwater Steampunk Festival. "Last year, I couldn't believe how many people were in costume - honestly, my jaw was on the ground," event chair Suzy Burtenshaw said in advance of the festival's return for the eighth consecutive year.

Halifax Steampunk Market Comes to Calderdale Industrial Museum Halifax Steampunk Market will be held Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September 2018, 11:00am-5:00pm at Calderdale Industrial Museum, Square Rd, Halifax HX1 1QG. Outdoor entertainment is to be confirmed but there will be a flying display from one of Amy Jo Lawrance​'s owls from her Flying Squadron on both days at 1:00pm.

Words, Video and Music For more information on upcoming events, check out my EVENTS page. Words, Video and Music was originally published on karen j carlisle. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 113 other followers.

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