The Cliffs of Insanity: Will Things Change for Women in Comics?

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Once again we’re talking about women in comics. Why? Because I’ll keep talking about it until things actually change. In personal news, my family went to New York City to tape a segment for the Nickelodeon show, Take Me To Your Mother, and I received a cover for my upcoming steampunk detective romance, The Curse of the Brimstone Contract.

Halloween Make Up Tips

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You don’t need a full-blown costume to make a splash on Halloween, just a good make up artist. Connecticut artist Makeup by CG provides GeekMom with some tips and tricks.

Disneyland’s Steampunk Land That Almost Was

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When you think of steampunk, Disneyland is probably not the first thing that comes to mind, but did you know that there were plans back in the 1970s for new land which would have incorporated steampunk themes and even an airship ride?

Paint a Steampunk Driveway

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If you have a few days without rain, lots of paint, and some imagination, you can paint your driveway and make it very obvious how geeky your family is!

April Block of the Month: Airship

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It’s time for April’s block of the month in our steampunk quilt. This month we’re sailing on an airship. No worries about physics or how much weight must be at the bottom of that massive thing. I’m sure there’s a gear-driven anti-grav device powering the ship behind the scenes. And flapping those wing-fins for no apparent reason. The finished block will be 12×12 inches. That

Stormdancer: The Lotus War Book One

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Japanese steampunk. Yeah, I said Japanese steampunk. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff is a dystopian feudal Japan setting with Iron Samurai wielding chainsaw katanas. Chainsaw katanas. It is a well-done kung-fu movie as a book, but with a female heroine, and a detailed new fantasy setting.

February Block of the Month Quilt: Steampunk Goggles

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It’s time for February’s block of the month in our GeekMom steampunk-themed quilt. t’s never too late to get started, and it’s never too late to get caught up. This month, the pattern is a steampunk staple – the hat with goggles. Whether you’re using them to go racing in experimental vehicles or weld together mad science inventions, you really can never have enough goggles.

How to Make Steampunk Goggles (Part 2)

Ready to finish your steampunk goggles? Let’s go! In part one of the steampunk goggles tutorial, we started with a pair of cheap welding goggles and applied Rub ‘n Buff to make the plastic look like aged metal. The plastic parts were then buffed and allowed to cure for about a week. The end result looked like this: I went ahead and added a few

Verso Offers The Coolest Cases Ever

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When I pre-ordered my Kindle Fire, I also pre-ordered the Verso Prologue case cover pictured in the center of this photo. When it arrived, my husband immediately wanted a Kindle Fire, not because he was a huge Fire fan, but because the case was so cool. It instantly turns your Fire into a steampunk costume accessory. What’s not to love about that? The Verso Prologue is

Creating a Steampunk Costume for the Cosplay Newbie (Part One)

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In September I attended a steampunk convivial in my home town, naturally this required creating a steampunk costume. For someone whose sewing experience at the point of buying my ticket consisted of reattaching a few buttons to shirts, that was a pretty daunting prospect. Thanks to YouTube, Threadbanger and a lot of time on Google, I eventually managed to create a costume that looked pretty

PBS Goes Steampunk

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PBS Off Book is, according to their press release, “a new web series focused on experimental and non-traditional art forms on PBSArts.org. This 13-part, bi-weekly series explores the ever-changing definition of art in the hands of the next generation of artists taking creative reigns and melding art with new media.” According to my daughter it’s just super awesome. I completely agree. This relatively new addition