A unique and marvelous week featuring Steampunk is happening right nearby, at the Meadowlands Museum.

James Burton’s UK-based company, XRobots, specializes in building science fiction props and costumes. His latest project, which he is documenting through a series of YouTube videos, is designing and printing an Alien Xenomorph costume. And, best of all, his 3D models are available for downloading!

Steampunk fans in Reno talk about the trend and what how they take the theme and make it their own. The expo was held at the Wilber D. May Museum July 19, 2014. For more information visit www.highdesertsteam.org.

The fourth annual Coldwater Steampunk Festival will be held August 8th and 9th!

Pictures and article about the Fairhaven Steampunk Festival

A great article about a great author,  !

crescentmoon06:

Dead End, Keith Alexander

crescentmoon06:

Dead End, Keith Alexander

steampunkworldsfair:

steampunktendencies:

Scrap Metal T-Rex

… Excuse me, I think I need to tell Jeff that our robot needs a friend/arch-nemesis.

bagelarms:

a lot of ppl seem confused on what cultural appropriation is so lemme break it down

IT IS NOT: enjoying food from another culture, enjoying music from another culture, learning about another culture, or learning another language

IT IS: using another culture as a costume, wearing religious articles as accessories when you are not a follower of that religion, using a race as a mascot, disrespecting religious or cultural practices. 

blackchildrensbooksandauthors:

Born on this day…July 16, 1862

Ida B. Wells: Journalist, Newspaper Editor, Anti-Lynching Activist

Book:

Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells was one of the foremost crusaders against black oppression. This engaging memoir tells of her private life as mother of a growing family as well as her public activities as teacher, lecturer, and journalist in her fight against attitudes and laws oppressing blacks.

Quotes from Ida B. Wells:

“The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.”

“I had an instinctive feeling that the people who have little or no intelligence or no school training should have something coming into their homes weekly which dealt with their problems in a simple, helpful way…so I wrote in a plain, common-sense way on the things that concerned our people.”

“The mob spirit has grown with the increasing intelligence of the Afro-American.”

“The city of Memphis has demonstrated that neither character nor standing avails the Negro if he dares to protect himself against the white man or become his rival.”

“The nineteenth century lynching mob cuts off ears, toes, and fingers, strips off flesh, and distributes portions of the body as souvenirs among the crowd.”

“The white man’s victory soon became complete by fraud, violence, intimidation and murder.”

“If it were possible, I would gather the race in my arms and fly away with them.”