Cemetery Potluck: A those_who_mourn Event

The time has come for us all to dine elegantly amidst the dead, as we are inclined to do in style and grace..

Cemetery Potluck
Sunday, October 30, 2011
2PM - 5PM
Rock Creek Cemetery
Rock Creek Church Road NW and Webster Street, NW
Washington DC
Suggested Dress: Victorian, Edwardian, Jazz-Age, Rococo, Regency, Imperial, Gothic Victorian, New Romantic, Semi-Formal

What to bring: Food, Cutlery, Plates, Napkins, blankets, table/chairs (optional)

Last Year's Potluck
  • Current Music
    Epica, "Unleashed"

A Stroll in the Garden: A those_who_mourn Event

It is the summertime. The time has come for us to escape the stifling heat of the cities, not to mention the choking fumes of the Industrial Revolution..

To the country! To the GARDEN!

But since we're only that rich in our fantasies, we'll have to escape locally.. and locally shall we do so, at the US Botanic Garden in Washington, DC!

A Stroll in the Garden
US Botanic Garden, Washington, DC
Sunday, July 31, 2011
2:00PM - 5:00PM

Suggested Dress: Victorian, Edwardian, Jazz-Age, Rococo, Regency, Steampunk, Dieselpunk, Neo-Victorian, Gothic Victorian, New Romantic, Semi-Formal

I look forward to seeing your amazing styles, but, most of all, your even more amazing presence among us, as we stroll the garden at our country manors.. in our minds. ;)
  • Current Music
    Epica, "Sancta Terra"

NYC Event on June 4, 2011: The Steampunk Picnic (Back) In Prospect Park!

Please RSVP and participate at the FaceBook Event Page!¬if_t=event_wall#wall_posts

Come and spend a relaxed, casual afternoon in the company of local steampunks! Bring a blanket, food (enough to share would be great, but is not expected/required), and your favorite piece of steampunk or Victorian literature, poetry, art, musical instruments, or personal projects to read aloud/show off.

We'll be gathering in the field next to the Music Pagoda , the site of countless musical and theatrical performances since the 1880s. Nearby is the Audubon Center , a gorgeous 1905 Beaux Arts Building (perfect for photos!)

RSVP or check the Prospect Park website for directions/our cell phone numbers. Steampunk attire encouraged, but not required.

N.B.: While we have previously met by the Music Pagoda, it is possible that we will select another site within Prospect Park going forward. Watch this space for further details!

Steampunk websites and blogs

Who's on your list of must-read blogs?

I'm always on the lookout for more steampunk blogs to add to my feed, so here's a few of my favorites. Most are pretty well known and popular, but there might be a few more obscure sites in here:

The Steampunk Workshop is the online home of Jake Von Slatt, and popular and talented figure in the “maker” end of steampunk. Most of his work is pretty beyond my abilities/workspace, but it's wonderfully inspirational and very shiny.

Beyond Victoriana is written by Ay-Leen the Peacemaker, and is a wonderful assortment of essays, con reports, reviews, and historical ephemera. Ay-Leen says “The intention of this blog is to start conversations with steampunk enthusiasts, to expand cultural mindsets, to question the stereotypical representations of “steampunk.””

The Steampunk Family has a delightfully wide range of things to see, from fiction to DIY project tutorials.

The Steampunk Home is a treasure trove for me, since I've been musing a lot on getting the steampunk out of my clothes and into my environment.

Add to the list?