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Started by Lia Keyes. Last reply by Einar Mercier Jun 1, 2015. 3 Replies

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The First Ever Steampunk Newspaper - The Aether Chronicle!

Started by Leslie Orton Oct 13, 2013. 0 Replies

Greetings,I am a new member of S.W.A.G. and I hope everyone enjoys the first edition of the first ever (that I know of) Steampunk Newspaper, called The Aether Chronicle. If anyone would like to be…Continue

Westernpunk on Steamed

Started by Maeve Alpin. Last reply by Maeve Alpin Jul 4, 2012. 2 Replies

As many of you know, I'm one of the Lolitas on the Steamed team , Steamed is a blog for Steampunk writers, it has a good following. They have post daily. I posted on Westernpunk awhile back. at…Continue

A Texas setting for Westernpunk

Started by Maeve Alpin. Last reply by David Mark Brown Jun 8, 2012. 4 Replies

As a Texan I wanted to add some neat things about a Texas setting for Westernpunk: a Texan, Jacob Brodbeck, who built and flew the first airplane in history. He called it a flying machine. The first…Continue

Tags: Cowpunk, Western, Weird, West, Texas

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Comment by Nevey Berry on June 23, 2011 at 5:14am
I adore thisf] film; it was my door to steampunk.
Comment by May Water on July 30, 2011 at 12:00pm

I guess all I can say about the Old West is ...I wanna go back!!! Get me the hell out of 2011 and send me back! That is all : }

Comment by David Mark Brown on July 30, 2011 at 12:13pm
I saw Cowboys and Aliens last night and rather liked it. I know some reviews have come back negative, but I thought it contained all the classic motifs of great westerns along with the nice weird edge. Quality good guys who aren't always so good and even a feel good sort of ending. I think it will be a little boost for the weird west genre in general. I dare say I liked it more than the Wild Wild West movie a while back.
Comment by Don Beyer on August 16, 2011 at 6:05pm

The more I explore SWAG, the more excited I become!  I am writing in the Steampunk Western sub-(sub)-genre and have been making it my business to track down all of the Steampunk Western related material.

In addition to the Wild Wild West (both the original Robert Conrad and the Will Smith), the other classic is Brisco County Jr.  Being a Bruce Campbell fan certainly doesn't hurt.

Books - I am currently reading Mike Resnick's "Buntline Special."

Comment by May Water on August 16, 2011 at 7:10pm
Can we read your stuff somewhere Don?
Comment by David Mark Brown on August 16, 2011 at 7:53pm
I too would be interested Don. I'm also reading Buntline and likeing it. I just released my first weird Western, Fistful of Reefer. Available at the Kindle story and just about everywhere (ebook only).
Comment by Don Beyer on August 16, 2011 at 7:54pm
Sure -  Some of the longer character sketches I wrote before starting the book are back in Oct-Nov. last year (sheesh!  I can't believe it took me a year to write a draft).
Comment by Don Beyer on August 16, 2011 at 7:59pm
@David... I now have a Fistful of Reefer (lol).  Sounds like a real hoot!  Cheers.
Comment by David Mark Brown on August 16, 2011 at 8:05pm
THanks, Don. I tried to comment on your blog via my iPad (I have the same plug-in onswipe, by the way) but the comment form was wigged out and I couldn't get it to post. Just thought I would let you know. I've been having some website ills myself. It feels like a full time job in and of itself. But your sticky post about your manuscript was enough to get me interested. Sounds like you are working on a great world. I would love to hear any feedback you might have on Fistful of Reefer. I'm working on the second in the series now and love to get critique that will make me better!
Comment by Don Beyer on August 16, 2011 at 8:11pm

Ugh - I know what you mean.  iPad + Wordpress = pain.  I just bumped Reefer to the top of the queue.  I am probably not the greatest when it comes to critique, but I will do my very best.  Oh yeah, I also saw Cowboys and Aliens over the weekend too.  Lots of fun.  I like what they did with the Colonel.  He started as a very unlikable character and by the end was very sympathetic.  Liked how they pulled the oldest trick in the book - put the boy in dangerous situation to evoke empathy.  Fun stuff.


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