Hat contest

Inspired by my friends in the Consulate of Europa Wulfenbach, I wish to announce a CONTEST for best hat. Because, of course, one can never have too many hats.

Two competitive divisions:

Tipjar hats

  • 30 points for ostentation
  • 30 for cleverness of thank you reply
  • 30 for special effects
  • 10 at judges’ discretion
  • Please note that points will be deducted for tipjar hats deemed unusable.

Hats to wear

  • 30 points for ostentation
  • 30 for versatility
  • 30 for special effects
  • 10 at judges’ discretion
  • Please note that points will be deducted for hats deemed easily lost (because, of course, any plan where you lose your hat is a bad plan.)
  • Hats should be gender-role-free
  • Two classes: Tiny and Tall

To enter

Hats should be named “tipjar – contestant name,” “tiny – contestant name,” or “tall – contestant name” and dropped on the judges, Otenth Paderborn, Frau Annechen Lowey, and Baron KlausWulfenbach Outlander, no later than Friday, October 10. Entries should be copiable, and in the case of hats to wear, modifiable, but need not be transferable. Contestants may enter in multiple classes.


Winners will be announced here and at an event to be held Saturday, October 11 (12-2pm SLT at the Wyre Fairgrounds; winner need not be present to win). Cash prizes will be awarded:

  • L$ 1000 to highest scoring tipjar
  • L$ 1000 to highest scoring wearable hat for tinies
  • L$ 1000 to highest scoring wearable hat for talls
  • L$ 1000 to contestant with highest combined total score
  • L$ 1000 to highest scoring entry

Steampunk DJ set

Tonight I’ll be playing my most Steampunk DJ set for Radio Riel yet, in celebration of the first anniversary of the Europa Wulfenbach consulate in Steelhead. Castle Wulfenbach is making an appearance for the anniversary events this weekend. Come on down to Steelhead Boomtown from 7-9pm SLT or listen at http://music2.radioriel.org.


A show at the Suite 100 Gallery in Seattle, Washington: Anachrotechnofetishism – artifacts by pioneers of american steampunk

Long before the age of the internet, and well before the cold efficiency of the assembly line, existed fantastic and terrible machines, run on hope, sweat, and steam. It was a time in which form and function lived in sin, and everyman was a revolutionary.

These are 13 American artists united by broad geography and narrow aesthetic.

Marrying narrative and nostalgia to design and technology, they imagine the triumphs of the past overriding the failures of the present to create from the ruins and detritus a dazzling future-perfect.

Apparently I can’t do just one

I saw this one on Hotspur’s blog.

Your result for The Steampunk Archetype Test…

The Charming Noble

36 Swashbuckling Engineer, 31 Crazy Clockwork Tinkerer, 47 Charming Noble, 17 Roguish Pirate, 8 Mechanical Fian and 42 Aetherist Bodger!

                    <div><p>You are surrounded by adventure and mechanical marvels which you helped bring about.<span>  </span>You don’t dirty your hands with the details, instead having one of the many engineers, bodgers, and tinkerers under your employ do the work.<span>  </span>Your time is better suited for balls and social occasions where you charm and regal bearing makes you the center of attention and you can keep the conversation steered away from the unsettling topic of the anti-royalists who keep posting flyers all over the city.<span>  </span></p></div><p><a href="http://www.helloquizzy.com/tests/the-steampunk-archetype-test">Take The Steampunk Archetype Test</a> at <a href="http://www.helloquizzy.com/"><b style="color:#131313"><span style="color:#ac000c">H</span>ello<span style="color:#ac000c">Q</span>uizzy</b></a>

Steampunk quiz

Yes, I know it’s cheezy to do these.

Your result for The Steampunk Style Test…

The Citizen

61% Elegant, 41% Technological, 63% Historical, 44% Adventurous and 11% Playful!

                    <div><p>You are the Citizen, the embodiment of steampunk’s everyday side.  You realize that there is far more to a rich, living environment than adventurers and lunatic engineers.  For every gentleman-scientist or airship fleet admiral there are a dozen or more “ordinary people” who prevent the genre from devolving into a mass of cardboard caricatures, and you take pride in exploring the great diversity of a steampunk world’s population.  Your clothing could easily come from any social group or society, and you are equally liable to dress upper, middle, or working class.  However, the unifying feature to your fashion sense is that it does not get carried away with “looking steampunk,” instead creating a person who could have just stepped out of the crowd in a novel.  Some people may claim that your style is too close to historical accuracy to be steampunk, but fortunately you know better. </p>

Try our other Steampunk test here.

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