All things Steampunk http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com en Wicked Steampunk http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/42 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/wicked-set2.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/wicked-set2.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The musical Wicked uses some of the best steampunk props. The Emerald City also uses great steampunk costumes. This musical is a must see for any serious steampunker!</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Tags: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Wicked musical</a></li></ul></div> Sat, 07 Nov 2015 22:48:56 +0000 Jill 42 at http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/42#comments Steam Powered Giraffe to Play at World's Fair http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/38 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Steam Powered Giraffe will be at the Steampunk World's Fair 2014. This year's fair will be held: Fri, May 16 2014 — Sun, May 18 2014. The robots of Steam Powered Giraffe are like nothing you’ve ever seen. The malfunctioning joke-spewing metal men play a collection of original Vaudeville inspired tunes fused with modern flare and executed in a super-sleek, one-of-a-kind performance. The act combines the visual of robot pantomime with sketches, pop culture references, improvised comedic dialogue, and of course, original music. From their heartwarming nostalgic melodies to their funky cabaret rock, Steam Powered Giraffe’s songs are memorable, infectious, and as unique as the robots themselves. Basic tickets INCLUDE the Steam Powered Giraffe concert. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tU-VJOzb-10" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Tags: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Steam Powered Giraffe</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-1" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Steampunk world&#039;s fair</a></li></ul></div> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:29:26 +0000 Jill 38 at http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/38#comments Steampunk has finally arrived in South Africa http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/37 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">A new trend called Steampunk is catching in Cape Town and around the world. The futuristic style takes its inspiration from the Victorian era and what people from that time thought the future would look like. <object id="flashObj" width="640" height="390" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,47,0"><param name="movie" value="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isSlim=1" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="flashVars" value="videoId=3157149004001&playerID=2207682275001&playerKey=AQ~~,AAAABvaL8JE~,ufBHq_I6Fnwgpz2JFHz_Jerf-MHxK_Ad&domain=embed&dynamicStreaming=true" /><param name="base" value="http://admin.brightcove.com" /><param name="seamlesstabbing" value="false" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="swLiveConnect" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed src="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isSlim=1" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashVars="videoId=3157149004001&playerID=2207682275001&playerKey=AQ~~,AAAABvaL8JE~,ufBHq_I6Fnwgpz2JFHz_Jerf-MHxK_Ad&domain=embed&dynamicStreaming=true" base="http://admin.brightcove.com" name="flashObj" width="640" height="390" seamlesstabbing="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullScreen="true" swLiveConnect="true" allowScriptAccess="always" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash"></embed></object></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Tags: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/15" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">steampunk</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-1" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/42" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">South Africa</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-2" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/43" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Cape Town</a></li></ul></div> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:23:49 +0000 Jill 37 at http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/37#comments Bob Dylan creates Steampunk metal art http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/36 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/bob.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/bob.jpg" alt="Bob Dylan" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The famous musician Bob Dylan has created: Mood Swings, a new exhibition at London’s Halcyon Gallery, that will show off a series of large-scale metalworks—seven gates made from vintage iron scraps, hand-welded by the man himself. While it is up for discussion as to whether this work can be called 'steampunk' since it's non-functioning and doesn't use steam, the display was created by a man that has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Take a look and decide for yourself. Mood Swings 16 Nov 2013 - 25 Jan 2014 “I’ve been around iron all my life ever since I was a kid. I was born and raised in iron ore country – where you could breathe it and smell it every day. And I’ve always worked with it in one form or another. Gates appeal to me because of the negative space they allow. They can be closed but at the same time they allow the seasons and breezes to enter and flow. They can shut you out or shut you in. And in some ways there is no difference.” – Bob Dylan Check out the exhibit here: <a href="http://www.halcyongallery.com/exhibitions/bob-dylan-mood-swings" target="_blank">Halcyon Gallery.com</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Tags: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/40" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Bob Dylan Steampunk Metal Art</a></li></ul></div> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:48:00 +0000 Jill 36 at http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/36#comments Christmas Shopping Steampunk Style http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/35 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/steampunk%20bicycle.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/steampunk%20bicycle.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">We found a new source for some fabulous jewellery with a steampunk slant by Lord Coconut Check out the link below for a number of elegant rings, tie clasps or cuff links. The latest in men's jewellery from all over Australia designed by local designer talent and artisans. <a href="http://www.lordcoconut.com/?s=bike&searchsubmit=Search&catalog=true" target="_Blank">LordCoconut.com</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Tags: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/38" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">Christmas shopping steampunk</a></li></ul></div> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:30:22 +0000 Jill 35 at http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/35#comments Steampunk - Summer Exhibit http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/34 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/Steampunk_0.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/Steampunk_0.jpg" alt="steampunk gadgets" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">What the past might have looked like if the future had come sooner! The Oshkosh Public Museum is exploring the fantastical world of Steampunk this summer and will showcase the marvelous gadgets, stunning artwork, and elaborate costumes created by artists and fans of this exotic sub-culture. Steampunk: Gadgets, Art, and Costumes will be on display at the Museum through September 8, 2013. Follow this link to the museum <a href="http://www.oshkoshmuseum.org/default.asp?contentID=131" target ="blank">website</a> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Tags: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/36" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">museum exhibit</a></li><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-1" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/37" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">oshkosh</a></li></ul></div> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:35:30 +0000 Jill 34 at http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/34#comments Steampunk World's Fair http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/33 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/steampunk.JPG"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/steampunk.JPG" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">The Steampunk World's Fair is happening at the Radisson and Embassy Suites in Piscataway, NJ this weekend. Steampunk is a swing back to the simpler side, Steampunk is what the individual Steampunker wants it to be, as David Lee explains. Lee, standing in a narrow hallway of the Radisson hotel, is dressed as a Steampunk Darth Vader, complete with a longer, kimono-like overcoat to give the getup an Asian Gothic feel. An explanation for the melding of these genres seems almost besides the point. “Part of the beauty of it is that, in the process of defining it, you come up with your own definition,” Lee said. "You can take anything you want and Steampunk it." This year’s festival – touted as the largest of its type – will feature scores of Steampunk-related vendors and events, a full listing of which can be found: <a href="http://steampunkworldsfair.com/" target="_blank">here</a>. The event kicked off Friday, and will go on through the weekend. The best way to understand Steampunk is to actually attend this weekend’s festival. Here are five reasons you should do just that. Susan Spencer, the owner of Spencer’s Mercantile of Ontario, Canada, is selling all manner of Victorian-era replicas of clothes, weapons and other assorted goods. What appears to the non-Steampunker to be a hotel room in the Radisson is actually the Aether Treader, an airship sailing through the dark night sky after Spencer and her fellow travelers were kicked out of uptight England, Spencer explains. There is a sultry undertone to her fictional removal from Victorian-era England. “I’m always astounded at the creativity – the free expression and creativity,” said Spencer, who will present a lecture called “Victorian Secrets for Today’s Seamstress.” Steampunk World's FairJonathan Becan spent three months putting together this Steampunk outfit. He poses for a photograph at the Steampunk World's Fair in Piscataway Friday. The event started on Friday night and continues throughout the weekend. Brian Amaral/NJ.com Some people spend five minutes preparing their costumes for the Steampunk World’s Fair. Others spend literally months, and thousands of dollars, to get in costume. We've already mentioned Asian-gothic-Steampunk-inspired Darth Vader. You can find more examples of outfits in the photo gallery, including Flavorius Flave (ne Tom Keeler), wearing a giant pocket watch around his neck, and Jonathan Becan, who spent three months learning how to stitch leather for his outfit. Basically, it’s Halloween in May. May of 1870. If you’re interested in getting into the Steampunk subculture, you’ll need an outfit, and there’s no better place to start than a Steampunk convention. Rooms of the Radisson and Embassy Suites are filled with Victorian- and Wild West-inspired clothes and other accoutrements. There are also plenty of gifts for that hard-to-buy-for loved one. “Victorians were obsessed with the supernatural,” says May Burnett, who is hawking fairy-catching kits – intricately decorated pieces that come with a simple instruction: “We ask that you practice catch and release with fairies.” You might actually learn something “I wrote a dissertation on Victorian vampire fiction, and it really took off from there,” explains Curt Herr, PhD. Herr, who teaches at Kutztown University, is selling compilations of Victorian and Gothic best-sellers from more than 100 years ago, giving the event an academic burnish. These classics have largely been forgotten, Herr says. And this will please the New Jersey variety nerd: On Saturday from 10 to 11 p.m. and again on Sunday from noon to 1, two authors will give lectures about the supposed rivalry between Thomas Edison (who made many of his inventions in the Garden State) and Nikola Tesla. Steampunk World's Fair Jason Reinhardt and Zoe Hanson, of New York City, show off their mustaches at the Steampunk World's Fair Friday night. <a href="http://steampunkworldsfair.com/" target="_blank">more info</a> </div></div></div> Sat, 18 May 2013 20:55:15 +0000 Jill 33 at http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/33#comments Dracula: a new Steampunk Rock Ballet http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/32 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/Dracula_Seasonpage.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/Dracula_Seasonpage.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>If you tend to equate Madison Ballet with sugarplum fairies and dancing snowflakes, the company’s latest production will rock you out of any preconceived notions.</p> <p>Dracula, running March 8–10 at Overture Center, is artistic director W. Earle Smith’s brand-new creation—a seductive, dark, edgy and decidedly adult ballet that melds an intriguing variety of influences, from classic vampire tales to steampunk style to rock and roll.</p> <p>Smith recently took some time out to discuss the new work.</p> <p>How did the idea for Dracula come about?</p> <p>To be really honest about it, my Little Brother from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program was talking about the latest Twilight book he was reading and wanted to go see Blade and Van Helsing. I read Anne Rice’s books years ago and [the concept of vampires] has always been very intriguing to me. Also, I had worked in New Orleans and stayed in the French Quarter; that whole ambience just gets to you. I always had in the back of my head this fascination with vampires.</p> <p>I started doing research—I’ve been working on it for four and a half years. I researched the history of vampires and how they were portrayed in literature, theater, poetry and movies and really had a fun time seeing what the different concepts were, what the different stories were.</p> <p>What story did you end up focusing on?</p> <p>I started with Bram Stoker and went full circle back to Bram Stoker. It’s a classic, and what I got out of it most was a love triangle.</p> <p>It’s actually a very complicated book—with letters and journals—and you can get a little overwhelmed [turning it into a ballet]. How do you translate that story with movement and no words?</p> <p>What I had to do is really strip it down to the basics—the love triangle between Harker, Mina and Dracula. Harker’s love for Mina is very different from Dracula’s love for Mina. Dracula’s after blood, and there’s something very seductive about it. Everyone wants to be bitten by a vampire—and it’s sexual in nature, scary but appealing.</p> <p>What are you doing for music?</p> <p>I decided to go with original rock and roll music. [Madison singer, songwriter, pianist and producer] Michael Massey is writing the music, and a rock and roll band will be playing onstage.</p> <p>And how about costumes?</p> <p>The story takes place in the late 1800s. That genre is all about corsets and high necks and long skirts—now, that’s not very conducive to ballet!</p> <p>I started pulling imagery, looks from the internet that were appealing—looks from Van Helsing, imagery from avant garde fashion, just really bizarre stuff. My costume designer said, “What about steampunk?” I said, What is that?” That was three years ago, and now the whole production design is steampunk.</p> <p>What exactly is steampunk?</p> <p>Steampunk is a very creative and imaginative twist on the Edwardian and Victorian period. There are a ton of different definitions and a ton of different genres, and it’s mixed with steam—gears and clocks—hence the eyeglasses with gears and protrusions.</p> <p>We’re going to use different types of steampunk [in Dracula].</p> <p>Is the man in the publicity images the dancer taking on the role of Dracula?</p> <p>No, the guy in the poster is actually a lead guitarist in a band. We wanted to brand Dracula with a look—sort of an androgynous look. Dracula will have long hair, though. All the mothers in our school asked about him—is he going to be in it? Don’t worry, there will be plenty of eye candy.</p> <p>What’s it been like to work on this project?</p> <p>It’s an amazing journey for me … This has been the culmination of everything I’ve been doing. This is truly me.</p> <p>It must be a refreshing change from more traditional productions.</p> <p>There’s only so much you can do with Nutcracker, Cinderella, Swan Lake …</p> <p>This is allowing me to move into a more contemporary style. I’m neoclassically trained, which is a little more athletic and stylistic than classical ballet. I started out in jazz and modern before ballet, so this is really allowing me to hit my contemporary roots.</p> <p>People say, “What is contemporary dance?” and to me it’s a fusion of ballet, modern and sometimes other types of dance. I’d put Dracula into the contemporary rock ballet category.</p> <p>Do you think Dracula will set the stage for what you’ll do in seasons to come?</p> <p>I would hope so. You can’t always be doing something of this magnitude and this new. But I always hope [what we do] tears down those preconceived notions of what ballet is. It’s not pink, it’s not cute and it’s not fluffy.</p> <p>When I moved here fourteen years ago, ballet didn’t have the presence that opera and symphony had. It’s been a very slow evolving process—but it is slowly evolving.</p> <p>People have this delusion that opera, symphony and ballet are for older, white, upper-income people. This is a form of communication. The arts is how we define our community. I always want to be challenging myself, my dancers and my community.</p> <p>What do you hope audiences get from seeing Dracula?</p> <p>I’ll put it in a quote. I want people to leave the theater and go, “Wow, I didn’t know ballet was so kickass!”</p> <p>Dracula runs March 8–10 at Overture Center. For more information, visit madisonballet.org.</p> <p>Photo courtesy of Madison Ballet.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Tags: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/34" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">steampunk rock ballet</a></li></ul></div> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:52:54 +0000 Jill 32 at http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/32#comments Top Model does their own version of Steampunk http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/31 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/owlsteampunk.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/owlsteampunk.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>This week on the reality TV show: Top Model the models competing for a chance to stand next to Tyra Banks on television tried to incorporate a little Steampunk into this weeks photo fashion shoot. Apparently the Top Model folks think Steampunk means adding a "clock" and a "owl" to your standard Victorian period clothes. We were expecting: gears, more elaborate external mechanisms, copper, a bit more color!</p> <p>Make the judgement for yourself: Steampunk or Not?</p> <p><a href="http://realitytvmagazine.sheknows.com/2012/09/28/americas-next-top-model-recap-steampunk-models-in-a-funk/" target="_blank">Article by reality tv magazine</a></p> </div></div></div> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:18:54 +0000 Jill 31 at http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/31#comments Just in time for Halloween: Steampunking your pet http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/30 <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/elephant.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/elephant.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded">Many of us in the Steampunk community have pets that we love and cherish, and we want those pets to share our joy of Steampunk. In reality, they couldn't care less, but for some reason we still love to dress them up. Their reactions usually range from bemused acceptance to temper tantrums, but the awwwws we get from onlookers usually makes it worthwhile. See the link below for some of best Steampunk pets on the Web! <a href="http://steampunk.wonderhowto.com/how-to/8-animals-think-theyre-steampunk-plus-tips-for-steampunking-your-own-pet-0139509/" target="_blank">Tips on Seampunking your Pet</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfix"><h3 class="field-label">Tags: </h3><ul class="links"><li class="taxonomy-term-reference-0" rel="dc:subject"><a href="/taxonomy/term/33" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel">steampunk pets</a></li></ul></div> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:31:00 +0000 Jill 30 at http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com http://www.steampunk.fullsailpress.com/node/30#comments