Tuesday, July 19, 2011

In the 1880s, the scorer for the Cubs baseball team was a woman! Unofficially, of course. But hooray for "E. G. Green," also known as Eliza, for her baseball career.

Sunday Magazine continues to be a great source of retro news with articles about a millionaire planning to live on a yacht and attempts to invent levitation machines (both from 1911).

Austin Peay State University has a steampunk class! I am envious.

I am also envious of the people who live near London's Kew Bridge Steam Museum; their celebration of steampunk is going on right now and looks like all kinds of fun (tea duels?).

And finally, as we (finally!) prepare to conduct the drawing for The Falling Machine, Ann and Jeff Vandermeer's The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities is out, and looks fantastic!

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