Steampunk Hands Around the World 2017 – Official Link List


Image Courtesy of Mr. XPK

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

February 20

Airship Ambassador – Support

February 21

Airship Ambassador – My Motto

February 22

Airship Ambassador – Influencing the Mainstream

February 23

Airship Ambassador – Stories


February 24

Airship Ambassador – Positive Attitude

February 25

Airship Ambassador – The Future

February 26

Airship Ambassador – How Did We Get ‘Here’

Karen J Carlisle – Re-imagining a Better World

February 27

Airship Ambassador – Changing ‘X’

Wolfgang Edwards – Informing the Future

February 28

Ucronias – Steampunk as a Meeting Space for Creation

Madame Askew – Collaboration

Airship Ambassador – Wrap Up




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


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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Call for Artists – National Railway Museum Steampunk Art Exhibit

Original PDF Document Here

Information for Artists

Steampunk: Art inspired by the world of Steampunk
NationalRailway Museum, Tuesday 1 August 2017 – Sunday 17 September 2017

Exhibition dates: The exhibition will be held at the National Railway Museum (NRM) from Tuesday 1 August 2017 – Sunday 17 September 2017, and will run during our Steampunk weekend (19 – 20 August 2017).

Artist Registration form submission: no later than 4pm Monday 24 April 2017, in order to be included in the SALA program

All works must be delivered to the Museum between Tuesday 11 and Friday 14 July 2017 at a time organised with Moana Colmer, Curator, Exhibits or Shylie Edwards, Graphic Designer, unless alternative arrangements have been made with Shylie or Moana.

Items can be delivered in person, or via courier addressed to:
The National Railway Museum
Steampunk Exhibition 2017
Attn: Moana Colmer (Curator, Exhibits)
76 Lipson St,
Port Adelaide,
SA 5015

Art must be collected between Wednesday 20 September and Wednesday 27 September 2017, at a time arranged with Moana or Shylie; unless an alternative collection date has been organised with Moana or Shylie.
Work that is not collected by 4pm Friday 1 December 2017 will be disposed of at the discretion of the National Railway Museum.

Exhibition curator:
Moana Colmer (Curator, Exhibits)
08 8341 1690


Alternate contact:
Shylie Edwards (Graphic Designer)
08 8341 1690

All art submissions should be inspired by Steampunk, you can interpret the theme ‘Steampunk: Art inspired by the world of Steampunk’ as you wish.
Items can be dark/ mysterious, even a little scary, but should not be offensive, i.e. they should be appropriate for a general audience. Contact Moana (Curator, Exhibits) if you are unsure whether your art is appropriate for this display.

Can be any 3D item e.g. 3D sculpture, textiles, fashion accessories or jewellery.
Maximum 3 pieces per artist, unless alternative arrangements have been organised with Shylie or Moana.
3D items should be no larger than*:
Max width: 650mm

Max depth: 650mm

Max height: 1350mm

Max weight: 15kg
*Unless alternative arrangements have been approved by Moana.

1. Entries will undergo a selection process. Due to the popularity of the exhibition it is possible that some entries will not be accepted and displayed. The Museum reserves the right to withdraw entries not complying with selection criteria & or conditions.
2. Entries must be the original work of entrant (not copied) and must not breach or violate copyright/ moral rights and intellectual property laws; ensuring this is the responsibility of the artist.
3. The title for each art work must be identifiable for ease of installation by curatorial staff.
4. Items can be offered for sale during the exhibition and artists are invited to promote themselves (see the Artist Promotion section in registration form).
5. Artists are responsible for being the point of contact in relation to any enquiries regarding their work, including sales.
6. Maximum of 3 entries per Artist, unless approved by Moana.
7. Entries cannot be removed during the exhibition, unless arranged with Moana or Shylie.
8. Entrants agree to permit the National Railway Museum to reproduce their work, for exhibition promotional purposes only.
9. The National Railway Museum will exercise all due care in relation to the exhibits, but cannot accept responsibility/liability for any loss (including theft) or damage, either in custody or transit. Nor will the National Railway Museum incur any expense regarding packaging or transportation of the exhibits. Insurance of exhibits is the entrant’s responsibility.

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