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  1. Top Panels to Attend or Keep an Eye on at San Diego Comic-Con 2013

    Joss Whedon, Matt Smith, and Neil Patrick Harris are just a few I would like to hug. A lot.

    After spending more time than is healthy perusing the entire schedule for San Diego Comic-Con, my initial response was to considering begging for a ticket to San Diego. I would tell you what I'd do for it, but putting that in writing might be illegal. Suffice it to say: The multitude of panels look so incredible, it is almost impossible to decide which you (assuming you are lucky enough to go!) ought to attend. Worry not, gentle reader: Below is the list of 50 events I would mainline caffeine, wear hideous athletic sneakers, and maybe work on that whole being-in-two-places-at-once-issue to attend, helpfully divided into categories of interest.

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  2. Intricate Clockwork Creatures From Repurposed Old Watch Gears

    eye candy

    Justin Gershenson-Gates of A Mechanical Mind has been constructing these gorgeous little creatures from gears and watch pieces for years, using his love of tinkering to create tiny, elaborate works of art.  You can see more creatively constructed arachnids, insects, and other clockwork pieces on his DeviantArt, and even buy one of the sculptures from his Etsy shop.

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  3. Why Isn’t This Steampunk AT-AT Liquor Cabinet Already in My Posession?

    It's a shiny science fiction reference full of booze! Those are all of my favorite things!

    Oh my God. Would you look at this thing? This gorgeous piece of art that amazing woodworker Colin Johnson has produced. It's a steampunk-inspired liquor cabinet made to resemble the walking AT-ATs from The Empire Strike Back. It probably doesn't do any actual walking since it's mostly made from mahogany and brass trim, but that's for the best, really. God forbid your alcohol start to walk away from you while you're trying to get at it. That's a recipe for disaster.

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  4. Three Words: Official. Steampunk. Lego.

    And Now For Something Completely Different

    Surely this information is relevant to at least some of our readers whose lives simply do not have enough tiny plastic gears in them for their tastes. Those folks can find more pictures at The Brick Blogger. Previously in Steampunk

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  5. Things We Saw Today: What Batman Characters Do On Their Day Off

    Things We Saw Today

    "Day Off," by Deviantartist botjira, via Screen Rant.

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  6. And Now: Genderswapped Steampunk Iron Man

    Fans Do Cool Things

    Michele of The Suitcase Studio wore this outfit, designed by her husband and stitched by her mother-in-law, to WonderCon in Anaheim last week. I guess the family that cosplays together, stays together. Previously in Cosplay

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  7. I Do: This Beautifully Modded Steampunk AT-AT Is Also an Engagement Gift

    For A More Civilized Age

    Dont' be fooled: that's not actual smoke, just a clever facsimlie that Mark (Broken Journalist on Flickr) crafted to give to his fiance as an engagement present. Now that's a standard neither Han nor Leia have lived up to.

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  8. Today in Geek History: Von Zeppelin Patents the Airship

    The only thing cooler than a spaceship -- in my humble opinion -- is a steampunk dirigible. (Although a space dirigible would be pretty sweet.) But the airship didn't just spring out of Old World science fiction or the works of Jules Verne. A Jesuit priest in the late 17th century is credited with early experiments in an "aerial ship," but it was Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin who, on this day in 1899, received a U.S. patent for the "Navigable Balloon." He was the first man to "get the Led out." And because of him, we have that cool scene in The Last Crusade where Indiana Jones throws a Nazi out the window of a zeppelin, then pilots a plane from it mid-flight.

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  9. Rush Releases Steampunk Clock, Audiobook, Rash of New Tour Dates

    There is possibly nothing nerdier in the world of music than progressive rock, and in the world of prog rock there's nothing geekier than Rush, the Canadian trio described as "the world's biggest cult band." While they've been around since 1974, making them one of the most enduring prog rockers out there, this last year has been a momentous one for both Rush and their legion of smart-but-awkward, fanatic-but-quiet fans who stand in the shadows or at least stage left. Here's why: They've recently announced a continuation of their Clockwork Angels tour -- in which they performed nearly the whole eponymous steampunk concept album they released last year. And oh yeah, this year they're being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- after years of exasperation from fans, though they were totally cool with the exclusion. So, what's the actual news? Tomorrow they're releasing Clockwork Angels: The Watchmaker's Edition.

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  10. Review: Needles and Artifice, An Ingenious Book of Steampunk Knitting Patterns

    Review

    I am a geek and a nerd. I am an intermediate knitter and crocheter. I have very little exposure to the amazing world of steampunk, but I’m working on it. Nice to meet you. Now that we have that out of the way, let me just say this: this book is fricking awesome.

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