Comic-Con 2020, WonderCon Cancelled in Light of the Covid-19 Pandemic

By Staff Reports For the first time in its 50-year history San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual pop culture celebration, announced today with deep regret that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020. The event will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021. Recognizing that countless…Read moreRead more

Vintage Tomorrows Review: Welcome to the Revolution

The Many Aspects of Steampunk Come Together with Vintage Tomorrows By Nolan P. Smith The influence of Steampunk on today’s popular culture is evident in just about every art form you can think of. From novels to comic books, music to machinery, fashion, film, television, and more, odds are you have seen something that is…Read moreRead more

Rough Riders #1 Review: That’s How Rough Riders Roll

Rough Riders assembles a historic, action packed romp through the end of the 1800’s By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—Super teams are all the rage right now- with movies based on the Avengers having ruled the box office and a looming Justice League flick on the horizon, who doesn’t love to see heroes come together…Read moreRead more

Dynamite Announces December Release of The Precinct, the All New Steampunk, Sci Fi Comic Book Series by Frank J. Barbiere and Crizam Zamora

By Staff Reports Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the upcoming December release of The Precinct #1, the first chapter in an all-new steampunk science fiction comic book series written by Frank J. Barbiere (Avengers World) and featuring interior artwork by Crizam Zamora (Vampirella: Prelude to Shadows). In the sprawling, steampunk metropolis known as The…Read moreRead more

Lantern City #1 Review- The Start to a Dark, Steampunk Ride

Review by Nolan P. Smith Writers: Paul Jenkins and Matthew Daley Art by Carlos Magno Created by Trevor Crafts (Victor Valley)—When Archaia Entertainment/ Boom! Studios announced Lantern City a few months ago, I was stoked. I love the Steampunk genre and all it entails, and the promo art I saw looked amazing. So how is…Read moreRead more

Day 3 At Star Wars Celebration 2015!

Photos by MrAndMrsSmith Check out our coverage from day 3 at Star Wars Celebration 2015! Don’t forget to tag yourself on Facebook!

WonderCon 2015 Descends on Anaheim this Weekend

By Nolan P. Smith (Victor Valley)—Fans of comic books, movies, television series, cosplay and more will all be gathering in Southern California this weekend as WonderCon Anaheim once again invades the Anaheim Convention Center on April 3rd– 5th. In 2014, WonderCon brought in nearly 60,000 attendees to the Orange County area, bringing vendors, comic book…Read moreRead more

2014 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many…Read moreRead more

The Amazement of WonderCon 2014

By Nolan P. Smith Photographs by Jason T. Smith (Victor Valley)—This past weekend, the Anaheim Convention Center became the hub for super heroes, zombies, villains, monsters, fans and more as WonderCon once again rolled into Southern California.   The pop culture convention is known for its extraordinary cosplayers and magnet for anything in the pop…Read moreRead more

Hail Toshiro! Check Out An Original Steampunk Horror Graphic Novel From Jai Nitz

By Staff Reports (MILWAUKIE, OR)—Genres collide in an adventure where steam-powered tanks clash with katanas in the new graphic novel Toshiro from writer Jai Nitz (Dream Thief) and artist Janusz Pawlak! “Toshiro bends and blends genres to make something altogether new. Janusz and I wanted to play with Victorian steampunk, alternate history, Lovecraftian monsters, and…Read moreRead more

Comikaze 2013 Wows Fans, Delivers Big Time

By Nolan P. Smith Photographs by Nolan P. Smith and Jason T. Smith Pastrami Nation (Los Angeles)– Last weekend’s Comikaze Expo once again took over the Staples Center in Los Angeles, bringing together zombies, movie stars, super heroes and fans alike in celebration of what makes pop culture pop. The event, a fairly new convention…Read moreRead more

Let’s Kickstart This! Rucka and Burchett’s Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether

Steampunk comics=awesome. Not to mention comics by Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett are awesome, which makes Lady Sabre & the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether that much better! A collection of the hit webcomic, their Kickstarter projects collects the first five chapters in a stunning hardcover collection. Here is the info straight from the Kickstarter…Read moreRead more

Let’s Kickstart This! RUN DM STEAM by Hesperia’s own Poplock Holmes

Pass the tea! The beats, the lyrics, and the energy: Hip-Hop is one of those art forms that instantly makes you want to tap your toe to the beat. What Hesperia native Poplock Holmes has in store for his first CD outing is a bit different: the Steampunk infused Chap-Hop. With your help, his Kickstarter…Read moreRead more

WonderCon is Here! Who’s going?

WonderCon! WonderCon has invaded Southern California this weekend, the Anaheim Convention Center to be specific. Pastrami Nation will be there to cover the event: look for pictures, news, and more as we head to the Anaheim!

Fashions Biggest Trend for the Next 15 Years? Steampunk!

Time for a clockwork revolution. Forbes announced last week that, according to IBM, Fashion’s Biggest Trend from 2013-2015 will be Steampunk. Check out the whole article HERE, which is where the super cool graphic on Steampunk above came from. As a fan of the genre, I am thrilled to see this, and it’s not really…Read moreRead more

Kickstart this Comic, Steampunk Edition with The Adventures of the 19XX

When Steampunk is done right, THIS is how it looks. The Adventures of the 19XX is a self published comic book by Paul Roman Martinez, and has already made the industry take notice. In 2011, the original book was a nominee for the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer, which is a huge deal! This Kickstarter…Read moreRead more

Chopping Block Review: John Henry The Steam Age SDCC Preview Book

Review by Nolan P. Smith- Pastrami Nation Writer: Dwayne Harris Artist: Dwayne Harris Publisher: Arcana Comics Website: www.arcana.com The genre of steampunk is something that has exploded in popularity as of late. The emphasis on the power of steam, the goggles, the gears and the creativity: it’s one very cool and exciting part of pop…Read moreRead more