Victorian Gothic and Steampunk Magazine

Victorian Gothic and Steampunk Magazine Victorian Gothic and Steampunk Magazine is devoted to the hopes, dreams and ambitions of the genres. We are community oriented and volunteer based.
VGS is editorially independent, meaning we set our own agenda. Our journalism is free from commercial bias and not influenced by billionaire owners, politicians or shareholders. No one edits our editor. No one steers our opinion. This is important because it enables us to give a voice to the voiceless, challenge the powerful and hold them to account. It’s what makes us different to so many others in the media, at a time when factual, honest reporting is critical. Our journalism is increasingly funded by our readers – thank you for your support.
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As the name implies, our magazine is all about Victorian Gothic and Steampunk, however we do love anime and Cosplayers of all kinds. We are looking for content that is Victorian, Gothic, Victorian-Gothic and Steampunk as well as cosplay or fantasy-based. Together we can build a beautiful magazine full of imagination and wonder. If you are creative, talented, and professional, we encourage you to send us your submissions. Artists and Writers, we want your submissions too! If you have a wonderful fantasy-themed story or piece of artwork, feel free to submit. MAGAZINE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: 1. Please e-mail at least 4-6 lower resolution JPEGS and submit to [email protected]. If we choose to publish your work, we will contact you about submitting high-res versions. Do not send links to photos in your submission email. 2. IMPORTANT: All final high res images MUST be the following sizes to fit the magazine pages properly: Portrait Layout: 8.5" x 11" (2500 x 3300 pixels) 300 dpi resolution in RGB. Landscape Layout: 17" x 11" (5100 x 3300 pixels) 300 dpi resolution in RGB. If the final images are not the correct size they may NOT be considered for publication. So please keep this sizing in mind while shooting your sets. 3. Please send photos from the same set. Not multiple different photos from different sets. This is very important. 4. To be considered for a COVER FEATURE photos must NOT be posted online or published ANYWHERE ELSE. 5. Please provide all credit information with your submissions. We believe in giving proper credit to everyone involved. This is also important. If you do not provide this information with your submission, it slows down the process. 6. In your submission email PLEASE PROVIDE THE TITLE OF YOUR SET. You must send Model release forms.

Mission: To be the only magazine of it's kind in the world. To help promote talent, artists, musicians and makers in our community. To provide a unique experience for all who view our magazine or our website. To be a central hub for all to gather around in our community.

Happy International Steampunk Day. Be well wherever you are.
06/15/2020

Happy International Steampunk Day. Be well wherever you are.

06/05/2020
Unboxing of a Doctors Bag Museum Donation

Boosting signal for a friends museum. We love seeing the progression of it.

Unboxing of a Doctors Kit or bag for the museum. The kit has a bunch of different items in it ranging from Civil War Era on up, and a few things that don't b...

06/03/2020
05/23/2020

Due to the pandemic and all, we were at a huge standstill. That's changing right now. I'm currently writing a couple of articles and fixing the website front page to reflect that. You can check out the website, if you haven't in a while, at vgsmagazine.com. I just fixed the front page to reflect that we are celebrating our nurses this time, our front line of defense in this pandemic. Keep checking back for updates as the articles get posted and more news pours in. We love our community and will do whatever we can to help each other out.

05/10/2020
This is just a reminder. During these trying times, call your loved ones. Gives those that live with you hugs. Life is s...
04/26/2020
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This is just a reminder. During these trying times, call your loved ones. Gives those that live with you hugs. Life is short & unexpected things can happen. We love you all! Stay sane & stay safe.

04/24/2020
HDC Fabrication

Boosting signals for friends

ArdaCon - Let's Muck It Up: Intro to finishing, distressing, and aging techniques

Looking to add that extra bit of realism to you prop or armor and not sure where to start? We will go over techniques on how to prep and finish your prop and then basic acrylic and oil paint washes, highlighting and lowlighting techniques, air brushing, battle damage, rusting and more! At the end of this, you will be armed to sufficiently muck up your clean work to better bring out its realism!

Here at VGS, our limited staff all have autoimmune disorders of some sort. We also know you need entertainment. We're st...
04/14/2020

Here at VGS, our limited staff all have autoimmune disorders of some sort. We also know you need entertainment. We're starting to plan Vlogs for you. We love you all!
Stay sane and stay safe.

03/30/2020

Hope everyone is staying safe & sane. We love you!

03/24/2020

Victor & The Bully are doing a Zoom chat for their sinners/fans today. What a novel way to bring the community together!

03/14/2020

We know a lot of our community is in financial trouble due to large meet ups & conventions being canceled. Any artists or musicians who have been affected by closures, please contact us on FB or send us a link & blurb about your business to [email protected]
We want to help you, especially during this dire time.

We're going to the Geneva Steam Convention in Delavan, Wisconsin tomorrow, March 13, 2020. It's Friday the 13th. It's go...
03/13/2020

We're going to the Geneva Steam Convention in Delavan, Wisconsin tomorrow, March 13, 2020. It's Friday the 13th. It's going to be a beautiful day!

https://www.facebook.com/1443633482534981/posts/2794286717469644/
03/11/2020

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Pack your cameras, get your phone's memory cards empty or set up your cloud accounts up now. Take advantage of our selfie stations ...And get your appointments with Dave the Vintage Photographer!!! We have no official photographer this year. YOU are our official photographers! Just remember consent is key!

So we will be opening the Friends of Geneva Steam page to general membership, so you all can join, follow and share your photos from this year. And please use #gsc2020 when you post so we can gather the memories of the last Geneva Steam Con 💚

What fun and interesting photos can you capture? (Well..let's keep the blushingly interesting to your pages! 🤣)

Hope you're there!
03/07/2020

Hope you're there!

Always fun!
02/19/2020
Anime Midwest

Always fun!

Get your tickets now to be part of the most amazing event of the summer. Three days of anime, cosplay, exhibitors, vendors, artists, crafters, illustrators, writers, voice actors and more! Happening near Ohare Airport in Chicago this July. Get tickets early to lock in savings and be part of the magic! See you then!

https://animemidwest.com/?ref=Feb19

02/16/2020

Working on stuff to put online soon. Promise. ~K

Apologies on not writing much lately.   My brain is filled with dust bunnies at the moment & need to be cleaned up. If y...
02/09/2020

Apologies on not writing much lately. My brain is filled with dust bunnies at the moment & need to be cleaned up. If you have any projects or pieces of art you would like to share to the world, please send them to [email protected]

Can anyone tell me about these people? They litterally copy & paste our magazine without our permission.
01/26/2020

Can anyone tell me about these people? They litterally copy & paste our magazine without our permission.

Happy New Years!
01/01/2020

Happy New Years!

Happy holidays from all of us at the magazine.
12/24/2019

Happy holidays from all of us at the magazine.

12/13/2019

At 2pm CST, there will be a post that's not Steampunk related. It's going to be awesome. It's to help boost a project of a family member & their team. I hope you'll enjoy it too & share the post when it comes out.... in about 10 mins.

12/12/2019

If you could wish anything for this holiday season, what would it be?

Sights Set on 2021 - Chicago Steampunk Exposition
11/25/2019
Sights Set on 2021 - Chicago Steampunk Exposition

Sights Set on 2021 - Chicago Steampunk Exposition

There are many elements that go into the planning on a convention, but When and Where are certainly the foundations upon which the rest is built. After exploring various options currently available, we have decided that the best course of action is to wait patiently and set course for Year Two of th...

Here's a review on a very interesting PC game. Enjoy!
11/22/2019
Madness in the Void: A Review of Sunless Skies

Here's a review on a very interesting PC game. Enjoy!

It has been days since you last saw the lights of port. The only thing that breaks the silence is the comforting chug of your engine, but doesn’t it sound just a little off since you stopped to inv…

11/16/2019

Errotic poetry at TeslaCon

Chicago Steampunk Society helping out earlier today at #Tedxnaperville. Has your Steampunk society volunteered at an eve...
11/10/2019

Chicago Steampunk Society helping out earlier today at #Tedxnaperville.
Has your Steampunk society volunteered at an event? If so, post a picture below & say what it was.

11/09/2019

Ted Talks

11/09/2019

This is fun. We're with the Chicago Steampunk Society.

For ten years TeslaCon has been the Fall event, the big one to finish the year. With all the pageantry and costumes alon...
11/07/2019
Murder and Mystery at TeslaCon 10

For ten years TeslaCon has been the Fall event, the big one to finish the year. With all the pageantry and costumes along with the immersion it has become the standard for many con goers. This year to celebrate and mark it’s 10th anniversary TC is once again making a huge splash. With over 100 panels and special events. [ 417 more words ]
http://vgsmagazine.home.blog/2019/11/07/murder-and-mystery-at-teslacon-10/

For ten years TeslaCon has been the Fall event, the big one to finish the year. With all the pageantry and costumes along with the immersion it has become the standard for many con goers. This year…

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Ever wonder what it’s like to live in a historic (possibly haunted) mansion? #victorianhouse
Is there an email list I can subscribe to?
Just got our room. Gotta do a few touch ups to The Joker as well since Svea wanted me to wear it & so did Bryce.
You folks were kind enough to feature some of my high-powered Ray Gun creations in your Spring 2016 Issue. I appreciate the complimentary copy, but I would like to get a couple more. Could you please send me a private message with details on what I need to do to order two more copies. THANKS!
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