Steampunk Hands Around the World 2017 – Official Link List

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Welcome to the fourth  year of bringing people together from around the world and sharing the amazing creativity of our steampunk community – Welcome to Steampunk Hands Around the World 2017!

This year’s theme is “Making Life Better”. Between February 1st and 28th, more than thirty steampunk creators will share examples of how steampunk has, or could, make life better for themselves, for our friends, and for our community.

We will see how steampunk has made a difference in people’s relationships, in their understanding of other people, and in helping them express themselves more fully. Steampunk may have helped people learn more, do more, and be more.

Steampunk can make a difference. WE can make a difference.

 

Your 2017 hosts come from:

Australia, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, USA, and more!

 

Follow along here for the daily link updates.

Follow on Twitter, using the hashtag #SteampunkHands

Follow on the Facebook Event page

 

We recommend using a translation service, such as Google or Bing (and several others), to access those pages not in your native language.

The Firefox and Chrome browsers have a built-in, right click menu option to translate selected text of a page using Google Translate.

Begin your travels here.

 


February 1

Airship Ambassador – Welcome!

Thorsten Küper – Steampunk Theater, Live!


February 2

Karen J Carlisle – A Whimsical Notion: Steampunk Hands Around the World #1

Airship Ambassador – Friends


February 3

Airship Ambassador – Never Say Never

El Investigador – Steampunk, haciendo la vida mejor

E.A. Hennessey – SteampunkHands Around the World 2017: Making Life Better – Aesthetics


February 4

Airship Ambassador – Learning

David Lee Summers – Making Life Better Through Astronomy


February 5

Airship Ambassador – Self Expression

Beyond Victoriana – Making Life Better Giveaway! Steeplejack & Firebrand

Madeleine Holly-Rosing – Steampunk Hands 2017

Caelyn Tek – Steampunk Hands Around the World 2017

Spring Tiger – The Glasses for It


February 6

Airship Ambassador – Collaboration

Decimononic – Amazing Steampunk-inspired fine jewelers

Steampunk Parliament – Steampunk is a Movement of Compromise


February 7

Airship Ambassador – Relationships

Shelly Dusic – Vandalia-Con


February 8

Airship Ambassador – Art

Metapunk – Steampunk and Happiness – #SteampunkHands 2017 – Part 1


February 9

Airship Ambassador – Creativity

The Write Route – Dreaming Cost nothing.  Giving up All Dreams Costs Everything.


February 10

Airship Ambassador – Music

E.A. Hennessey – SteampunkHands Around the World: Making Life Better – Maker Culture


February 11

Airship Ambassador – Awareness

The Write Route – Steampunk Saved His Life


February 12

Airship Ambassador – The World is Smaller

Stephanie Kato – Steampunk Hands Around the World 2017

Karen J Carlisle – A Sense of Wonder: Steampunk Hands Around the World #2

Beyond Victoriana – Steampunk Hands Around the World: Making Life Better Giveaway! Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly


February 13

Airship Ambassador – Taking Action


February 14

Airship Ambassador – Personal Challenges


February 15

Airship Ambassador – Food

Major Q – Steampunk Makes Life Better (Video)


February 16

Airship Ambassador – History


February 17

Airship Ambassador – Philosophy

E.A. Hennessey – Steampunk Hands Around the World 2017: Making Life Better -Perspective


February 18

Airship Ambassador – Fashion

Professor Elemental’s Guide to Making Life Better


February 19

Airship Ambassador – Perspective

Karen J Carlisle – Firing the Imagination: Steampunk Hands Around the World #3

Radio Retrofuture – How does Steampunk make live better?

Beyond Victoriana – Steampunk Hands Around the World: Making Life Better Giveaway! The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis


 

 

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Steampunk Hands Around the World 2017 – Welcome!

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Steampunk Hands Around the World 2017

Steampunk: Making Life Better

Welcome!

 

Welcome to the fourth annual Steampunk Hands Around the World, a month long celebration of the inspiring creativity in our community from every corner of the globe.

The theme this year is Making Life Better and each of this year’s contributors will share some of their experiences where steampunk has, or could, make a difference, in their own lives, our friends’ lives, and in our community.

We will see how steampunk has made a difference in people’s relationships, in their understanding of other people, and in helping them express themselves more fully. Steampunk may have helped people learn more, do more, and be more.

Steampunk can make a difference. WE can make a difference.

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Some of these experiences may be similar to your own, or may give you inspiration for other ways to make life and lives better. We all eagerly look forward to reading your own stories about how steampunk makes life better, too.

Follow along each day as new entries are added to the Official Link List,  Tweets are sent using #SteampunkHands, and new discussions are posted on the Facebook event page.

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As the posts are submitted from around the world, they will be written in a variety of languages. We recommend using an online translator such as Google or Bing, or the options built into your browser, so as not to miss out on any of the great submissions. Language will not be a barrier to this event nor the steampunk community.

Settle in with your cuppa, its time to start this year’s adventure!

Published in: on January 31, 2017 at 7:49 pm  Comments (3)  

Press Release – Steampunk Journal and For Whom The Gear Turns Merge

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The first Anglo-American steampunk magazine is created as Steampunk Journal and For Whom The Gear Turns merge

 

Steampunk Journal and For Whom The Gear Turns – two of the most popular steampunk magazine sites in the world – are proud to announce they will be merging with immediate effect. The idea for the merger came after both Editors noticed that the steampunk magazine industry was seeing massive changes. After much discussion they decided to pool their resources.

Both sites have a great deal to offer. For Whom The Gear Turns has a loyal following while Steampunk Journal has a large “unique view” readership. Both magazines offer a myriad of reviews, articles, news and interviews and that won’t just continue, but will get stronger!

Steampunk Journal Editor, Matt Grayson, said: “I read an interesting article by Phoebe on how steampunk publications were thinning out. It echoed my own thoughts about some of the magazines that have been and gone. I contacted Phoebe and we discussed how if we collaborated on one publication, we could reach more people. After a few days of talks and thinking things over, we agreed to merge the sites and make one big super steampunk magazine!”

For Whom The Gear Turns Editor Phoebe Darqueling said: “I was delighted to be approached about becoming a part of the Journal team. What a huge compliment! I admit, it’s hard to give up my “baby,” but I’m excited to join forces to bring fans the biggest and best Steampunk experience the web has to offer.”

Merger: Two become one

The merger means that Phoebe will be busy importing her 500+ incredible posts onto Steampunk Journal over the coming months. Regular Steampunk Journal readers will therefore get some wonderful new content. For Whom The Gear Turns readers can have a trip down memory lane before taking a look around the Journal.

The Journal also now benefits from steampunk news from both Britain and the United States. Real reviews of events going on in America will bring fresh content to the site.

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