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Lightning Wolves

It’s 1877 and Russians forces occupy the Pacific Northwest. They are advancing into California. New weapons have proven ineffective or dangerously unstable. The one man who can help has disappeared into Apache Country, hunting ghosts. A healer and a former sheriff lead a band into the heart of the invasion to determine what makes the Russian forces so unstoppable while a young inventor attempts to unleash the power of the lightning wolves.


Do you want to know how you know that you’re really enjoying a book? It’s when the power goes out and you curl up on the couch with a flashlight so that you can keep reading. Seriously. This happened to me last night...

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Steampunk Ball Interview


I have a confession to make:  as much as I enjoy the Steampunk aesthetic I’ve never really gotten involved with it, until now.  I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down at The Coffee Bureau in downtown Edmonton, Alberta and talk to steampunk artisan, and founding member of the Edmonton Steampunk Group, Melissa Wartenberg.

GoR: Let’s start with the basics: what is Steampunk?

Mel: What is steampunk?  Steampunk is commonly referred to as Neo-Victorian science fiction, with an emphasis on innovation, creativity, and invention.

GoR: So it’s more than “when goth meets brown?

Mel: I would say so, yes.  That’s a a creative way of summing it up...

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Building a Steampunk persona

I love stories,
I always have. From books and games to movies and television, the ability of a good story to transport you to another place or time can be a thing of beauty and one of the elements of steampunk that I love to play with.
A persona is one of those ways to tell a story. It is a character that you inhabit and bring to life to tell your own unique story. Are you a daring adventurer out to uncover ancient secrets? A sky pirate with a heart of gold? Or are you the local doctor? All of these and more are possible. Who are you? Where are you from? What do you do? The sky is the limit, and in some cases even beyond, fancy a romp on Mars anyone?
One of the great things about building a persona, and indeed steampunk itself, is that there are no hard and fast rules; you make o...
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Steampunk Cruise Interview with S.L. Chernik

How Did You Find Out About the Steampunk Cruise?

I follow a lot of steampunk related pages on Facebook and a mention of it popped up on my newsfeed one day.  I soon realized they had their own Facebook page, which I liked to get more information.

What Prompted your Interest in a Steampunk Theme Cruise?

While I had never been on a large cruise boat, I had attended Animethon, Edmonton Expo and Pure Speculation and knew I enjoyed conventions.  I am a costumer and cosplayer so the idea of a seven day costuming event rather than a three day one sounded like a lot of fun and a great challenge.  On the Steampunk side I had a lot of fun at all the Steampunk events I have had the opportunity to be part of as a member of the Official Edmonton Steampunk Group...

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