Steampunk News: Lost Letters

A Blog About Steampunk Stuff

AnomallyCon 2013 Saturday and Sunday

Sunday the 31st of March in the year 2013 ~ William Randol

The gallery for Saturday and Sunday is now up.
Please feel free to comment.

AnomalyCon 3 Pictures from friday

Saturday the 30th of March in the year 2013 ~ William Randol

I have created a new gallery of pictures from AnomalyCon for Friday.

Please feel free to comment.


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Get Ready for Mainstream Steampunk | 5 Reasons You’ll Be Talking About Steampunk in 2013 |

Friday the 22nd of March in the year 2013 ~ William Randol

Here is an interesting article from Time.. What do you think about Mainstream Steampunk?

Steampunk — a subculture-slash-style that is best known for adding Victorian-inspired flourishes to today’s tech and fashion—has lurked beneath the pop-culture surface long enough. Now, as cultural historian James H. Carrott and futurist Brian David Johnson argue in their new book Vintage Tomorrows, it’s breaking through.

Read more:

Civil War Body Armor

Sunday the 3rd of March in the year 2013 ~ William Randol

This is an interesting artifact from the Minnesota Historical Society. I think the use of the standard hinges is a good sign of the start of the industrial revolution.

Civil War Body Armor

Civil War body armor | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

Bat Cavalry Uniform

Saturday the 2nd of March in the year 2013 ~ William Randol

Some of the recent steampunk books I have read have the idea of “Darwinists” basically a concept of aggressive breeding, or even dna manipulation. This idea has inspired the updates to my uniform. I have decided that I can be an officer in the Bat Cavalry.

Bat Cavalry

I have updated my standard pork-pie hat to include a cavalry hat cord, a nice laurel wreath, and a bat insignia. I have also added rank. Being former military I didn’t want to wear any real rank that I didn’t actually earn. I turned to imaginary rank systems, I finally decided to base my rank on that used in Star Trek. I have applied the commander rank, the nice thing about this rank system is it simply uses pips, or bars. In my case i am using skull shaped pips. three silver and one bronze.

Let me know what you think.


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Tales of the God-Hand: Chapter One

Monday the 25th of February in the year 2013 ~ William Randol

Looks like a pretty cool Graphic Novel trying to get moving on Kickstarter.

And here is the video:


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Victorian Music

Monday the 18th of February in the year 2013 ~ William Randol

Eastlake Victorian has a great story about Victorian Music. After looking through the article near the bottom are some links to some original recordings. Below are couple of the gems I found looking through the recordings.


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P.S. The audio player I built for this page can be found on GitHub: