Hello Friends!

I started my Steampunk site, ForWhomTheGearTurns.com, last fall and it has been an amazing ride so far! I found out about Steampunk and neo-Victoriana a few years ago, but in hindsight I think I've always loved the aesthetic, I just didn't have a name for it. 

I have degrees in Anthropology and Museums Studies, so I see my site as a living digital museum that I get to curate. There are a lot of people out there who try to police what is "really" Steampunk, but my interests lie creating the most far-reaching and inclusive definition. 

So far I have been writing about books, both classic and contemporary, movies & tv, fashion, fine arts, arts & crafts and performing arts, and I hope to branch into gaming and history more as I go along. I am currently in the UK on a research trip to create a Steampunk travelogue zine called Steam Tour: An American Steampunk in London. The ezine will be available to purchase in December, but in the mean time you can follow along on my blog and get a lot (though not all) of the content in smaller bites before the main course comes out as a PDF. 

You can check out the video I made for my successful Kickstarter campaign below.

I am also an artist who loves to use mixed media to create Steampunk and Victorian inspired pieces like clocks and shadow boxes. Here are a few examples:

Views: 25

SWAG Support Fund

Visit us on:

TWITTER                          TUMBLR



Latest Activity

magassia promotions posted a blog post

I Got the Juice - Single by Quan Da Don

I Got the Juice - Single by Quan Da DonAlbum · 2018 · 1 Song. Available with an Apple Music subscription. Try it free.I was born and raised in Harvest, AL and started making music in 2013. I was motivated by one of my cousins to start rapping, and realized I had a passion for Rap/HipHop music. My sound is different, it's about me and where I came from. Most of all, it's about where I'm headed. My family and life…See More
Jun 12
magassia promotions posted a blog post

New Single Always Major (audio) by B.Eveready

Born and bred in Boston, now residing in Baltimore, B.Eveready draws inspiration from wide-ranging influences, from Hip-Hop greats like Nas and B.I.G., to soul legends like Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Marvin Gaye, and everything in between. With family roots in Barbados as well, his music melds the hood and posh places. Committed to excellence, and meticulous about the music he makes, newcomers can reference Jay-Z, Common, Gangstar, Tupac, Wu Tang, The Roots, Kanye West, and Black Star…See More
Jun 6
Alexey Izvalov posted a video

Three Worlds of Steampunk Idle Spinner Gameplay Workshop Clockwork City Floating Islands

Game will have 3 worlds after the 1st October: Workshop, Clockwork city and Floating Islands. Explore steampunk universe in Steampunk Idle Spinner Get the ga...
Jun 5
Alexey Izvalov is now a member of S.W.A.G
Jun 4
Charity Winiarski commented on Lia Keyes's page SPREAD THE WORD
Jun 2
Charity Winiarski posted photos
Jun 2
Profile IconDustin Smith, Charity Winiarski and magassia promotions joined S.W.A.G
Jun 1
Profile IconJoshua Mason and Luke Lee joined S.W.A.G
Feb 5

Click here for SWAG badges for websites

Small Press, Indie & Anthology Covers

© 2018   Created by Lia Keyes.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service