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Before steampunk, there was Richard Bunkall's imagination

A painting on the wall depicts a whale floating in the air through a building's entryway. Nearby is a highly detailed sculpture that plays with classic architecture. This is Richard Bunkall's world: a place that is ancient, yet futuristic at the same time. The out of place feels at home. Bunkall's work has an "overlay of something that seems almost Old Master-ish with something that seems very modern, which gives it a dreamlike quality, not a surrealist quality necessarily, but a quality of things happening from different times at the same time," said Peter Frank, an art critic and the curator of the exhibit, "Richard Bunkall: A Portrait," on display at the Pasadena Museum of California Art through April 22. The show looks through selective slices from the Pasadena-based artist's 25-year career of paintings, drawings and sculptures. Bunkall studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and later taught painting there for 20 years. For his…

Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense (Paperback)

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Description Edited by Jack Dann (World Fantasy Award-winning co-editor of Dreaming Down Under) and Nick Gevers (acclaimed editor and book reviewer), Ghosts by Gaslight is a showcase collection of all-new stories of steampunk and supernatural suspense by modern masters of horror, fantasy, sf, and the paranormal. An absolutely mind-boggling gathering of some of today's very best dark storytellers including Peter Beagle, James Morrow, Sean Williams, Gene Wolfe, Garth Nix, Marly Youmans, Jeffery Ford, and Robert Silverberg Ghosts by Gaslight offers chilling gothic and spectral tales in a delightfully twisted Victorian and Edwardian vein. Think Henry James's Turn of the Screw and Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with a decidedly steampunk edge, and you re ready to confront Ghosts by Gaslight. Praise For… “[A] collection of the eerie and fantastic.”
-Washington Post
“Devotees of M. R. James, H. P. Lovecraft and Algernon Blackwood…

Allow Us To Help The Differences Between Steampunk, Dieselpunk, Cyberpunk, Post-Apocalyptic and More

With the huge box office success and critical acclaim of Mad Max: Fury Road, it is no wonder it is so often coming across our news feeds. However, there has been some misinformation passed around that we wanted to addressthe vehicles in Mad Max are not badass steampunk vehicles with weird and wonderful modifications and weapons (this article has since been edited to be correct) as reported by Mirror. Nor is Mad Max Dieselpunk, as DailyDot tried to publicize. While Mad Max has gotten everyone talking about some of our favorites genres, we figured now would be a good time to help the uninitiated understand the differences sometimes subtle between them all. The fact that sometimes a film, comic, video game, or band can encompass more than one of these themes only makes it more confusing, so lets look at the individual parts (but realize that most things will have elements of and influence from more than one genre and thats ok!) Any of these genres can also have components of fantasy, sc…

Cedaria: Blackout is a Middle Eastern Steampunk RPG

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Cedaria: Blackout is an adventure RPG with emphasis on cooperative gameplay and conflict resolution achieved through a comprehensive dialogue tree. The game features an interesting mix of Middle East and Steampunk style reflected in the games character design and architectural style. The player can select from several character professions such as alchemist, engineer or inventor. Each profession comes with unique tools and new options for dialogue.
The island of Cedaria varies in landscape from industrialized cities to mountain paths, all of which can be thoroughly explored. Cedaria: Blackout can be either single-player or played with friends in co-op mode and will be released on Windows, Mac and Linux.


The Story

The distant island of Cedaria enjoyed a major industrial boom due to a mysterious machine called the Phoenix that was capable of supplying power to the islands many industries. Cedarias economic success led to tensions between the many clans of the island. When the Phoenix…

Art Donovan Supervises Steampunk Exhibition in Seoul Korea

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Asias first-ever exhibition of steampunk art and design opens in Seoul, South Korea this week and Southampton artist and lighting designer Art Donovan is playing a key role in the event. A longtime steampunk artist and curator of the worlds first major exhibition of the genre at the Museum of the History of Science at Oxford University, Donovan was tapped as supervisor and co-curator of this new show, Steampunk Art Unfurled: Art of Victorian Futurism, which opens Saturday, March 8 at the Artcenter IDA, Seouls Hangaram Art Museum. After an 18-hour flight, he arrived in South Korea on March 5 and began the hard work of setting up for opening weekend. You should see this place, the local artist and steampunk aficionado beamed in a message Thursday, noting that the Artcenter spared no expense to present their vision of the Victorian Era inspired, techno-industrial art and design movement. The museum show is huge, Donovan observed, shortly after his arrival, adding gleefully, What a town! …