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Author Topic: Steampunk in the News- what the papers say...  (Read 31655 times)
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« on: April 29, 2012, 01:45:37 pm »

Browsing the BBC news website I came across a small video item on the Whitby goth weekend, and noticed that a couple of steampunks make a quick appearance:

Anyone here /  we know?  Smiley




They look familiar somehow...

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 01:28:04 am »

That can' t be a photo from this year. It's not raining.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 03:33:56 am »

I've still never been, but I was actually quite surprised when perusing WGW photo archives, just how long (what appears to be) Steampunks have been appearing there. Like this one from 2007, but I've definitely seen far older ones still.

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 11:50:17 am »

A nice little thread to act as a scrapbook for all those mentions of steampunk in the mainstream newspapers and magazines, rather than have lots of other little threads pop up and then vanish.

For you edification The Guardian had its 2 page photospread for Whitby Goth Weekend entitled "Steampunk Beside The Sea". The pictures were predominantly of steampunks rather than Goths, it made it look as though we had hijacked the event.

(Which of course we had, as we have all the rayguns  Grin)
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 01:31:42 pm »

There has been an article on steampunk in De Gids, 3/2012. This is the oldest Dutch magazine on literature (it was est. in 1837) and it is well-respected. Auhtor is Dirk van Weelden. Title: Opstand tegen het heden (something like "Rise against Today"). Dutchpunks who'd like to read it have to buy De Groene Amsterdammer, which has taken over De Gids.

The article offers an overview of the history of steampunk, starting with Gibsons/Sterlings The Difference Engine. It also names a Dutch commercial, that is supposed to be steampunk:
Klene - Beter dan best

Large part of the article is about issue 8 of SteamPunkMagazine and the Occupy relation.
Illustrated by steampunked cell phones as made by Ivan Mavrovic.
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 04:33:06 pm »

Here's a page from the online Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/picture/2012/apr/30/eyewitness-whitby-north-yorkshire?INTCMP=SRCH
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 07:24:08 pm »

Well, I merged these two threads, and the final thing seems to have ended up in Metaphysical  Undecided

On the other hand, I was going to suggest that Textual wasn't the best place for a steampunk news thread anyway...
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 07:51:01 pm »

Well, I merged these two threads, and the final thing seems to have ended up in Metaphysical  Undecided

On the other hand, I was going to suggest that Textual wasn't the best place for a steampunk news thread anyway...

Hope you don't mind, Sir Nik, but I've changed the thread's title to better reflect it's contents!

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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012, 07:54:59 pm »

Even better!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2012, 08:11:02 pm »

Another one here:

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/29/11458136-goths-gather-in-england-to-celebrate-all-things-dark-and-mysterious
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2012, 07:23:16 am »

Well, I merged these two threads
Too bad. My more generel "steampunk in the news" post doesn't match with the specific "Whitby Goth Weekend"-posts.
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2012, 08:39:04 am »

Well, I merged these two threads
Too bad. My more generel "steampunk in the news" post doesn't match with the specific "Whitby Goth Weekend"-posts.

On the contrary, sir — the "Whitby Goth Weekend" posts fit in quite well with your more-general "Steampunk in the News" thread.

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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2012, 08:53:15 am »

Some really nice stories and photos. Just remember to steer clear of the comments section. There's always a few "normal" people who have to be rude and obnoxious.  Shocked
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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2012, 11:15:14 am »

Browsing the BBC news website I came across a small video item on the Whitby goth weekend, and noticed that a couple of steampunks make a quick appearance:

Anyone here /  we know?  Smiley




They look familiar somehow...

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I'm pretty  sure that they are Vincent and his daughter, who is called Jessica (IIRC) who were at the Watercress Line day out..

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A work colleague told me he saw my picture at Whitby in The Guardian. I said it couldn't have been me as I wasn't there.He said "Well it looked like you..your height, same moustache..Victorian frock coat and top hat" I had to laugh and say that description could fit  dozens of steampunks. It's like saying you thought you saw a Goth friend you knew because he had long black hair an ankle length black leather coat, skull t-shirt and New Rocks...it's practically a uniform!

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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2012, 01:12:20 am »

*notices thread changes*  Hey, this is a pretty good idea! There's loads of orphaned threads on this topic, makes sense to have a dedicated place for these posts.  Smiley

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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2012, 03:44:29 pm »

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/waltham/2012/05/steampunk_festival_in_waltham_1.html

Nice press for a Waltham, Mass. event.
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« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2012, 04:40:08 am »

Steampunk World's Fair 2012 News
http://gothamist.com/2012/05/21/steampunk_worlds_fair_2012.php#photo-1

Chepstow (Waltz on the Wye)
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/gwentnews/9716556.500_flock_to_Chepstow_steampunk_festival/
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« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2012, 12:20:50 am »

http://www.wireservice.ca/index.php?module=News&func=display&sid=8210

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http://www.nctimes.com/entertainment/attractions/past-meets-future-in-auto-museum-s-imagination-powered-steampunk/article_91c9a2ab-573f-5127-88bb-c270a0d0f6f0.html 
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« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2012, 11:05:45 pm »

San Diego Steam seems to be infatuated with auto motives
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« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2012, 09:25:38 am »

This is just a little article printed by my local town's new alternative newspaper a few months ago, but it makes me laugh every time I read it. The entire newspaper that week was 1930's themed, and the vocabulary reflects the time period. Reporters came to our weekly steampunk meeting one night, asking to do an article on us, but they never really asked questions, they just came and engaged in our weekly crafts, which was making chainmail that night. I learned why they never asked anything, the article was a fake! Sort of...it was more of a blown up hoax, I guess to get people interested, but I assure you we've never had plans to build a 'flying tank' (that they knew of)  Cheesy

Anyways, even though I was completely unprepared for the article, I just love it. I was partly worried they would make fun of us in a rude way, but the reporters consisted of a nearly 7 foot tall gentleman with a dashing handlebar mustache and a girl with purple hair, so I figured they probably 'got' the whole weirdness of our group. That's me in the bottom photo!

Kansas steampunks - http://thehypeweekly.com/2011/11/16/crack-team-of-inventors-plan-to-build-flying-tank-airship-to-combat-evildoers/

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« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2012, 10:07:30 am »

...it was more of a blown up hoax, I guess to get people interested, but I assure you we've never had plans to build a 'flying tank' (that they knew of)  Cheesy
 

Kansas steampunks - http://thehypeweekly.com/2011/11/16/crack-team-of-inventors-plan-to-build-flying-tank-airship-to-combat-evildoers/




Just remember, keep the flying tank on the other side of the secret sliding wall, you certainly don't want them knowing shit .....stuff like that!  Don't worry, nobody on this forum will tell, right folks?
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« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2012, 02:17:23 am »

...it was more of a blown up hoax, I guess to get people interested, but I assure you we've never had plans to build a 'flying tank' (that they knew of)  Cheesy
 

Kansas steampunks - http://thehypeweekly.com/2011/11/16/crack-team-of-inventors-plan-to-build-flying-tank-airship-to-combat-evildoers/




Just remember, keep the flying tank on the other side of the secret sliding wall, you certainly don't want them knowing shit .....stuff like that!  Don't worry, nobody on this forum will tell, right folks?
Really great article.  It does sound like the interlopers had fun meeting you.
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« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2012, 08:40:58 am »

Just remember, keep the flying tank on the other side of the secret sliding wall, you certainly don't want them knowing shit .....stuff like that!  Don't worry, nobody on this forum will tell, right folks?

Be that as it may, I must insist, we don't have any plans for anything that flies ...

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« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2012, 12:05:13 pm »

Just remember, keep the flying tank on the other side of the secret sliding wall, you certainly don't want them knowing shit .....stuff like that!  Don't worry, nobody on this forum will tell, right folks?

Be that as it may, I must insist, we don't have any plans for anything that flies ...

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Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2012, 08:32:48 pm »

Blurb about Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/118030-ConTemporal-Steampunk-Con-Comes-to-Escapist-Land

Bradford, UK
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/9775119.Bradford_becomes_a_Mecca_for_Steampunk_aficionados/

I've never heard of Bradford, UK before, but there are a lot of cities in the UK that escape me.  Is it really a Mecca for Steampunk?  or did the reporter just make this up?
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