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Join us in exploring the wild, wonderful world of steampunk!

The Steampunk Explorer is an online magazine and resource guide for steampunk enthusiasts. The "Explorer" in the title is deliberate. We run stories about steampunk in the "real world" — people you can meet, places you can visit, and events you can attend. Our weekly "Steampunk Digest" offers quick reads on news about steampunk-related events, books, games, and other happenings. One of our most popular features is a comprehensive calendar of events for North America and the UK. We also have City Guides for many regions in North America, providing information about local attractions, retailers, organizations, and events of interest to steampunk fans.

I'm Stephen Beale, the founder and editor of The Steampunk Explorer. I bring more than 30 years of professional editorial experience to this endeavor. Although some would describe it as a blog, it is more akin to an online magazine, with a strong emphasis on visuals.

We really like publicizing steampunk events. We believe that events are the lifeblood of steampunk. They energize the participants and some (especially the free festivals) draw new people to the genre. So you'll find lots of event coverage on The Steampunk Explorer, including previews as well as reports about past events.

Although our readers are primarily fans of steampunk, we also provide content that's useful to creators. For example, our profiles of steampunk makers include tips about their artistic techniques and how they run their businesses. In Steampunk Digest, we will alert authors to anthologies that are seeking submissions. Our resource pages and city guides provide additional info for creators.

The site typically receives 10,000 to 20,000 unique visitors per month, and averages between 60,000 and 100,000 page views per month.

The site was nearly a year in the making. Startup costs were minimal, since I performed all design and development work myself. Still, I'd like to make the site self-sustaining, and raise additional funds so I can travel to steampunk events. We will be your eyes and ears at these happenings, because that's what explorers do.

Please consider a monthly pledge of $1 or more. You will receive access to premium blog posts, including previews of upcoming stories, observations about steampunk, and more.
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