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.

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…

10/19/2019
Moving Up Villainy One Musical Album at a Time

At Chicago Steampunk Exposition, we had the great opportunity to day party with V is for Villains. They were the movers and shakers to get your partying started at the convention. They have so much…

At Chicago Steampunk Exposition, we had the great opportunity to day party with V is for Villains. They were the movers ...
10/19/2019
Moving Up Villainy One Musical Album at a Time

At Chicago Steampunk Exposition, we had the great opportunity to day party with V is for Villains. They were the movers and shakers to get your partying started at the convention. They have so much high energy that they bring to the stage. It was pleasant to see a local rock band play for a group of people in the middle of the day and transport them to a night showing. [ 1,360 more word ]
http://vgsmagazine.home.blog/2019/10/19/moving-up-villainy-one-musical-album-at-a-time/

At Chicago Steampunk Exposition, we had the great opportunity to day party with V is for Villains. They were the movers and shakers to get your partying started at the convention. They have so much…

Waiting to save, preview, then publish... cross your fingers & send positive juju folks.
10/19/2019

Waiting to save, preview, then publish... cross your fingers & send positive juju folks.

Technical difficulties... I blame the writer monkeys, the birthday monkey, & the one monkey that has a short attention s...
10/18/2019
media1.tenor.co

Technical difficulties... I blame the writer monkeys, the birthday monkey, & the one monkey that has a short attention span & had only one job to get a banana in return... It'll be up in the afternoon.

Sincerest apologies,
Birthday monkey

10/17/2019

Tonight we'll have a new article on the website. It's a wonderful Q&A with V is For Villains. They have a show next weekend, the 26th, at the Cubby Bear in Chicago.

Also looking for Airship stories for a future project. Please contact us on FB for more inquiries on that one.

This photo is from the Chicago Steampunk Exposition. Awhile back we did a review on this lovely lady's awesome comic boo...
10/03/2019

This photo is from the Chicago Steampunk Exposition. Awhile back we did a review on this lovely lady's awesome comic book. They are now trying to fund a board game. Go check them out.

09/30/2019

This is The Musuem of Wonder & Awe. They were such lovely folks. I hope the Steampunk community gets to see more of them. Please like their page as well. Sadly, I couldn't tag them for some bizzare reason.

New Convention Puts Chicago Steampunk on Full Display
09/29/2019
New Convention Puts Chicago Steampunk on Full Display

New Convention Puts Chicago Steampunk on Full Display

In 1893, the World’s Colombian Exposition brought many wonders to the city of Chicago, and this September you can imagine yourself walking the thoroughfares of an “alternative” 1893, filled with st…

Just a heads up. We were just informed of this. Please be aware on how you are getting to the convention if you are in t...
09/27/2019
CTA to shut down Blue Line service between O'Hare, Rosemont for 9 days

Just a heads up. We were just informed of this. Please be aware on how you are getting to the convention if you are in the area or coming from O'hare. An Uber or taxi should be okay since they aren't far from one another. #chicagosteampunkexposition

https://abc7chicago.com/travel/cta-to-shut-down-part-of-blue-line-service-for-9-days/5571864/

The Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line service will shut down Friday night for nine days of repairs between O'Hare and Rosemont stations.

It's coming up soon!
09/08/2019

It's coming up soon!

In 1893, the World’s Colombian Exposition brought many wonders to the city of Chicago, and this September you can imagin...
08/28/2019
New Convention Puts Chicago Steampunk on Full Display

In 1893, the World’s Colombian Exposition brought many wonders to the city of Chicago, and this September you can imagine yourself walking the thoroughfares of an “alternative” 1893, filled with strange contraptions and eccentric inventors. Experience retro-futuristic visions of an antique future at the Chicago Steampunk Exposition as you wander through the exhibits, artists, authors, vendors, presenters, and entertainment in Rosemont Illinois on the weekend of September 27 - 29 at the Westin O'Hare Hotel. [ 867 more words ]
http://vgsmagazine.home.blog/2019/08/28/new-convention-puts-chicago-steampunk-on-full-display/

In 1893, the World’s Colombian Exposition brought many wonders to the city of Chicago, and this September you can imagine yourself walking the thoroughfares of an “alternative” 1893, filled with st…

08/18/2019

Check out the Wild Wild West Con article written by Sarah Harris. It's available online right now at www.vgsmagazine.com

08/16/2019

Game night

08/08/2019
One Man's Dream Tiny House You Have To See

This beautiful tiny home on wheels is not only Steampunk/Industrial but also amazingly beautiful The guy built it himself without even knowing how to do it. A true testimony to the human spirit, with a little help from friends. :)

https://youtu.be/Y4YkNlpK7ps

This dream tiny house is one that you have to see. This amazing small home is a unique combination of industrial and whimsical styles and is largely made fro...

So I individually have to download each photo... this will make me a tab bit picky when looking at thumbnails. Not all p...
07/26/2019

So I individually have to download each photo... this will make me a tab bit picky when looking at thumbnails. Not all pictures will be up from Wild Wild West Con. Sorry.

07/13/2019

Working on the websites article of Wild Wild West Con 8. Linking the +700 photos is having issues. Hoping to work that out sometime tomorrow.

Happy 4th of July to our American readers. Later tonight, our article from Wild Wild West Con 8 will be going live. This...
07/04/2019

Happy 4th of July to our American readers. Later tonight, our article from Wild Wild West Con 8 will be going live.
This picture is actually from WWW8. The wind was so windy that it tried to take Lady Liberty's crown while this picture was being taken.

06/28/2019
BBC Two

Be who you want to be. This puts dressing for success in a whole new perspective. Kudos to this young man for being himself.

Zack ceremoniously burned his last pair of jeans when he was 14 years old and hasn't looked back since.

(Via BBC South)

Knoxville Steampunk Events
06/22/2019

Knoxville Steampunk Events

Corgipunk

People ask me, "why haven't you put up more articles or transferred more to the website." Every single time I put up an ...
06/20/2019
Victorian Gothic and Steampunk Magazine is creating Victorian Gothic and Steampunk Magazine | Patreon

People ask me, "why haven't you put up more articles or transferred more to the website." Every single time I put up an article, it takes at least 15 minutes to 30 minutes to reformat it for the website. I could do this all day, however since I'm not making any money from it right now, it makes me less likely to want to sit down and do it all day long when I can be looking for a paying job or selling cookies, which make me real money. So, unless people start contributing or buying advertising, becoming sponsors, I am going to drag my feet and work on something else that actually will pay my bills. Bottom line: I have to pay rent just like everyone else does. So if you really want this to continue, I'm going to need YOUR HELP. We just don't have the resources to keep pouring our money into this venture without community support. Donate what you can, every single $1 helps. Please support us on Patreon. We have wonderful things planned, we just don't have the personal finances to follow through. Also, share if you care.

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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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