It’s finally happened. Today is a sad, sad day indeed, for Dippy the Diplodocus, who has been the face of London’s Natural History Museum and a great love of the public since his unveiling in 1905, is no longer gracing the Hintze Hall. He’s starred in movies and series (quite recently in season 3 of Penny Dreadful) and now he must make way for the skeleton of a great whale. Continue reading “Dippy the Diplodocus Makes Way for Whale”
The Affinity Bridge takes the reader on a journey to a steampunk Victorian England where progress is distinctively steam-powered, but where danger may lurk at every misty corner.
It is a diverse plot and it is only thanks to the skilled writing of George Mann that the novel does not drown in sheer overload. Continue reading “The Affinity Bridge”
Today’s product is steampunk lingerie. Because it can’t all be regular clothes, especially not after I discovered these gems by Marlies Dekkers. Of course, if you have no physical Marlies Dekker store or reseller near you, there’s always her website.
Marlies Dekkers isn’t usually a steampunk lingerie designer, but she seems to have made an exception this time with her Earl Lagertha series.
And what an awesome exception it is. Continue reading “Earl Lagertha Steampunk Lingerie”
First of all, let me say there is probably no other convention in Belgium that tries to put as many things on its program as Atsusacon. Nor is there a convention this good at making sure that people know what’s on, when and where during the event. The ICC has a good infrastructure for information, with the screen and first-floor desk, and Atsusacon makes full and great use of both. Continue reading “Atsusacon”
The Ishmael Jones books are the newest series by Simon R Green.
Just like his other series taking place in the contemporary world, these have an otherworldly twist to them. This isn’t just a mystery, nor just a supernatural story either. It is an artful mix of both and that is what makes this such an amazing read. Continue reading “Dead Man Walking by Simon R. Green”
Let me start by saying that Big Thunder Mountain is one my favorite rides in Disneyland Paris, only narrowly beaten by Les Mystères du Nautilus. So, of course, when Marvel and Disney announced that the runaway train was being turned into a comic, I was excited.
Design-wise, it’s very pretty. Like all Disney Kingdom series books, it comes only in hardcover. Which is too bad, because it means a fragile flap and a higher price than what you would pay for a paperback edition. On the upside, once the flap is removed, you get a really nice sketch of the ride. Continue reading “Big Thunder Mountain Railroad”
The Maison de Jules Verne (Jules Verne House) in Amiens is not just interesting for fans of the author’s many works, but also for people who love architecture and/or steampunk. Even if you have never read one of Verne’s books, or seen any of the movie adaptations, it’s still worth the ticket price. Continue reading “Maison de Jules Verne”
There are two grand Harry Potter exhibits: the one in London, that stays in the same spot, and this one, which travels the world. Now the second one has come to Belgium, traveling here from its previous run in Shanghai, where it is taking up residence over the summer in Palace 2 of the Brussels Expo. Continue reading “Harry Potter: The Exhibition”
Premier SteamGoth/horror series Penny Dreadful is back.
Season 3 takes place a few months after the events of the season 2 finale. If you haven’t seen season 1, it’s not the biggest issue in the world (although it does help to have seen every episode), but you really should watch season 2 before starting season 3 or else you’ll have very little clue about the background leading up to events in this season. Continue reading “Penny Dreadful, Season 3”
Tim Burton’s sequel to his Alice in Wonderland adaptation from a few years ago is once again based on a book by Lewis Carroll, this time Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, published in 1871.
As far as adaptations go, this is very liberal. Burton doesn’t follow the book much at all, uses very little elements of it and weaves them into what is essentially a sequel to his previous Alice movie. If you haven’t seen that one, make sure you do before you see Alice Through the Looking Glass or you’ll be very confused. Continue reading “Alice Through the Looking Glass”