Splendid Teapot Racing – A History

Splendid Teapot Racing was conceived by Simone Montgomery in Dunedin, New Zealand.  She was looking for something that everyone, no matter their abilities could participate in, in a spirit of inclusiveness.  She had a friend, Donna Rose aka “Amelia Dangerfield” who was in a wheelchair that had a joystick controller, and came up with the…

Michael Cawelti on Steampunk, Stage Combat, and Martial Arts

Coach Tom Badillo interviews Michael Cawelti on steampunk, stage combat, and martial arts. Meet Tom and other martial artists in the Airship Kamehameha War Room at Clockwork Alchemy, the Bay Area’s own steampunk convention. For more information: Albion Schoole of Defense: https://m.facebook.com/259346188283 To support En Garde Fencing: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/EGFencing

Steep Thoughts from The Aviary Teahouse

By Astra Kim Routine and Ritual Happy Solstice, and I hope you’ve all had a chance to enjoy the Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction! Now that winter has officially arrived, I’ve been reflecting on how the routine and ritual of morning tea has been critical for my sanity. I consume a lot of tea in general,…

Cairo on the Seine

“Cairo on the Seine: Rue de Caire and the Danse du Ventre at the l’Exposition Universelle Paris 1889”  by Dawn Devine ~ Davina – www.davina.us In 1889 the city of Paris decided it would hold its fourth Exposition Universelle to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the storming of the Bastille and the success of the…

Clockwork Currents Issue #3

Issue #3 of Clockwork Currents, the community magazine of Clockwork Alchemy. Clockwork Alchemy is San Francisco’s own steampunk convention, supporting art, creativity, fun and friendship for alternate history, fantasy, and science fiction enthusiasts. Contents Letter from the Chairs Vendor Showcase: Madame Huffen-Bustle’s Steam Couture Splendid Teapot Racing – A History Interview: Michael Cawelti on Steampunk,…

Clockwork Alchemy Artists’ Gallery Profile: Rich Murillo

The Clockwork Alchemy Artists’ Gallery and Exhibition – Artist Profile The Clockwork Alchemy Artists’ Gallery and Exhibition is a place to see and experience the art of Steampunk with minimal distraction. Custom built displays and controlled lighting showcase the exhibited art. During the event, our inventors and artists are often available to explain and demonstrate…

The Codex of Quills – Episode 3: The Pony

By Shelli Frew Kip tentatively opened his eyes and peered around the shop. Only, it wasn’t the bookstore. Instead of the marine cryptobiology section, the shelves displayed rows and rows of lace, some slightly singed at the edges. A large quantity of star charts and compasses replaced the teen romance. Strangest of all, by far,…

Clockwork Currents Issue #2

Contents Letter from the Chairs Steep Thoughts from The Aviary Teahouse: Tsubame Kuckicha Steampunk, Belly Dance, and Prince Albert Steampunk 101.2 with Gene Forrer Fiction – The Codex of Quills – Ep2 The Clockwork Alchemy Artist’s Gallery and Exhibition – Artist Profile: Teri Lenfest Vendor Showcase: Clockwork Monster Activities and Events Letter from the Chairs…

Vendor Showcase: Clockwork Monster

Shelly Jackson is the owner of Clockwork Monster, a millinery company making beautiful hats, hat making kits, and headwear for stylish steampunks. Learn more, see Shelly Jackson’s creations, and shop at the following websites: https://www.facebook.com/ClockworkMonster/ https://www.etsy.com/shop/clockworkmonster