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V.22 No.12 | 3/21/2013

video games

Webgame Wednesday on Thursday: Steampunk Tower

Tower defense games are nothing new. Neither, for that matter, is steampunk. But how about putting two great tastes that taste great together together? Steampunk Tower has you fighting off waves of steam-powered tanks and floating dirigibles. Hurry up and build those defenses (including a Tesla-inspired lightning gun). Steampunk Tower's unique system allows you to take your weapons offline for repair and reloading. Just be sure you've got a few big guns in reserve as your tower gets bigger and bigger. Those artfully rusty enemies aren't going to give you any slack!

V.21 No.11 | 3/15/2012

news

The Daily Word in pink slime, Taos pipe bomb, Tea Party tussle

The Daily Word

Electrical problems in the Heights cause evacuations.

Ex-Pakistani soldier digs into bin Laden’s death.

Pipe bomb found in Taos.

World leaders attempt to investigate possible nuclear research site in Iran.

USDA buying 7 million pounds of “pink slime” to make hamburgers for school lunches.

220 mph-plus trains coming to California?

Limbaugh losing advertisers.

Steampunk junk that’ll get you drunk.

Tea Party-related brawl in Rio Rancho.

James Cameron is sinking—on purpose.

More Nazis in a neighborhood near you.

Swedish teenager attacks a car with a sword.

Whitney Houston leaves entire will to her daughter.

British man raises a fit because he wasn’t allowed to wear capri pants in a swimming pool.

V.20 No.48 |

News

The Daily Word in Pearl Harbor, occupied housing, Mumia and Justin Bieber

The Daily Word

It's the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Surprisingly, the Japanese admiral who masterminded it didn't want to go to war in the first place.

Brick by brick, wall by wall, they freed dropped the death penalty on Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Occupiers succesfully "liberate" a forclosed house in Brooklyn.

U.S. health official overrules her own experts on the morning-after pill.

Four words that should never, never, never go together: Justin Bieber steampunk Christmas.

Four words that go suprisingly well together: DIY animatronic firebreathing pony.

Wrap your presents in hamburger.

BP says Halliburton destroyed evidence that makes them culpable in the Gulf oil spill.

Procatinator is your new best friend. Or it's trying to kill you. Whatever.

Former Albuquerque Pride director is headed to the White House.

Snapshots from Nick Brown's kids' school science fair.

Salvador Disney and other films that actually happened.

What the Interwebs were atwitter about in 2011.

There's a vaccine for Ebola now.

Great Danes love kittens.

Albuquerque thieves are after your toilet paper.

Florida thieves are after a romantic dinner at home.

Thanks to E.J., Nick and Sarah for the links!

V.20 No.47 | 11/24/2011

Group Hug

Photos from the Alibi’s steampunk ball (NSFW if your work sucks)

Scores of enthusiasts attended Captain Lionel Gearpunk’s Steam-Powered Ball, as evidenced by the folks who crowded the stage for our costume contest. The cosmetic interpretations of steampunk were superlative, as were the entertainers.

First up, Small Game fronted by Emma Crane. Then, the Ladies’ Society of Grenadiers, a band formed especially for this show. Film Editor Devin D. O’Leary took over hosting duties and introduced burlesque from aerialist September Smith and Godiva Bleu. Bianca Lily and Strong Man Sam treated the gallery to a steampunk-inspired dance. Squash Blossom Boys, not pictured here, polished off the night.

Sheley brought her steampunk-themed wares, and the Alibi gifted admirers with free passes to see a sneak preview of Hugo, a film for your young ones by Martin Scorsese.

V.20 No.45 | 11/10/2011

Music

Captain Lionel Gearpunk’s Steam-Powered Ball tonight at Launchpad

The Weekly Alibi’s Group Hug is throwing a steampunk-themed ball tonight at the Launchpad (618 Central SW) with Squash Blossom Boys, September Smith, Godiva Bleu, The Ladies' Society of Grenadiers, Small Game, DJ Caterwaul, Bianca Lily and Strong Man Sam. Tickets to this 21-and-over event are $5. Find out more here, and RSVP here.

V.20 No.46 | 11/17/2011
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Group Hug

We’ve got 100 passes to a preview of Hugo

We’re throwing a steampunk party tonight!

And the first people at the party can get passes to see Martin Scorsese’s Hugo the night before it hits theaters. The preview screening is Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. We’ve also got Hugo bookmarks, playing cards, journals and posters to give away. We’ll have a table set up inside the Launchpad with all the goods.

Doors open at 8 p.m. for Captain Lionel Gearpunk’s Steam-Powered Ball tonight at Launchpad (618 Central SW). The event is 21+, and the cover is $5. There will be steampunk-inspired music, burlesque and dance.

But back to Hugo, a film fans of steampunk eagerly await. From the Alibi’s film editor, Devin D. O’Leary in this week’s Holiday Film Guide:

Martin Scorsese directing a kids’ film? Why not? Based on the award-winning book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, the film spins the steampunk-inspired tale of an orphan who lives in a Parisian train station in 1930. He uncovers a mystery involving his late father, filmmaker Georges Méliès and a humanoid automaton.

Hugo will be shown in 3D, though Century Rio 24 was unable to say how many dimensions the preview screening would have. Scorsese came out full force in favor of 3D movies last week and said holograms are next.

“As I sit here now, I see you in 3-D. So why belittle that part of our existence? Why not use it?"

V.20 No.45 |
Hugo
Hugo

Group Hug

Free tickets to Scorsese's "Hugo" at 11.11.11 party

We'll be giving away 50+ pairs of tickets to Scorsese's latest, Hugo, at our steampunk party tomorrow at Launchpad!

First come, first served.

The steam-powered ball

featuring

Burlesque:
September Smith
Godiva Bleu

Dance:
Bianca Lily and Strong Man Sam

Music:
Squash Blossom Boys
The Ladies' Society of Grenadiers
Small Game
DJ Caterwaul

And a costume contest with prizes from Free Radicals!

RSVP here.

V.20 No.45 | 11/10/2011

Music to Your Ears

Captain Lionel Gearpunk's Steam-Powered Ball

Alibi's Group Hug aims to find out what steampunk sounds like this Friday on 11 • 11 • 11.

Group Hug

The Alibi’s throwing a steampunk ball on 11.11.11

Captain Lionel Gearpunk’s Steam-Powered Ball

RSVP here

A spectacle spectacular at Launchpad on Friday! Doors at 8 p.m. $5

Circus burlesque act September Smith will rise above the audience.

Godiva Bleu will also perform a steampunk-themed tease.

Bianca Lily and Strong Man Sam will dance for you.

Squash Blossom Boys!!!

Plus, the Ladies’ Society of Grenadiers formed especially for this event (featuring members of The Gracchi and Ya Ya Boom).

Small Game, too!

DJ Caterwaul will spin all night.

And shore up some cash for steampunk jewelry and crafts by Sheley.

V.20 No.44 | 11/3/2011
Richard Maitland at home.
Sam Adams
Richard Maitland at home.

Arts

Richard Maitland is a steampunk

Details on his closing reception tomorrow and some photo outtakes

Maitland holds a photo of himself in his Broadway days.
Maitland holds a photo of himself in his Broadway days.
Last week we ran a story on artist Richard Maitland and his show, Collected Memories, on display at Gallerie Imaginarium (301 Central NW, entrance on Third Street). The list of showbiz stars Maitland collaborated with and befriended throughout his career is extensive, and the 86-year-old can talk about them with flair and gusto all day.

One anecdote that we didn’t mention is Maitland’s passion for an arguably more current movement. He says he had a bit of an awakening when he read our steampunk feature in July. “I said, My God! I'm a steampunker," says Maitland, a self-proclaimed lover of Victoriana and an obsessive collector.

If you stop by Gallerie Imaginarium tomorrow between 5 and 7 p.m., you should take the time to catch up with him. Just look for the best-dressed gent in the house. Here are some photos I took at his Rio Rancho home:

Playing the ukulele
Playing the ukulele

Detail from a photo signed to Maitland by Marilyn Monroe when he worked with her on   Brigadoon  .
Detail from a photo signed to Maitland by Marilyn Monroe when he worked with her on Brigadoon .

V.20 No.34 | 8/25/2011

Alibi Picks

Steamy Sci Fi

The steampunk phenomenon grinds its Victorian gears as the thematic centerpiece at New Mexico's beloved Bubonicon for 2011. The state's largest and longest-running science-fiction convention becomes a steam-powered conservatory for local and national artists, authors, filmmakers and enthusiasts. The convention takes flight at 3 p.m. today at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel (2910 Yale SE). Admission is $15 for Friday and Sunday and $25 for Saturday, or you can snag a three-day pass for $45 at the door ($23 if you're 14 to 17). For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit bubonicon.com.

V.20 No.33 |

news

The Daily Word with silent but deadly Marines, Son of Sam, Hot Sauce Mom and Hurricane Irene

The Daily Word

Earthquake rattles the East Coast, Californians think it's hilarious.

Missing Santa Fe boy found safe, after his father kills himself.

Water waste violations are up.

Walmart is dying, so is Groupon.

Son of Sam killer David Berkowitz won't seek parole.

Hurricane Irene is threatening much of the East Coast.

Hot Sauce Mom convicted of child abuse.

Have you tried the new flesh-eating cocaine?

Facebook adds new privacy settings.

Marines in Afghanistan ordered not to fart audibly.

Goofing around on the internet at work can make you more productive.

A UFO interrupts a British newscast.

Summer's worst new burger names.

How to ween yourself off caffeine.

NBC is developing a drama set in 1980s professional wrestling.

Meet the world's first camcorder pirates.

What are the implications of a six-sided earth?

Netflix acquires 1,200 hours of Telemundo programming.

This is why you should avoid buying cheap wine.

Check out this $1.7 million steampunk apartment.

Happy Birthday Vince McMahon!!!

V.20 No.29 | 7/21/2011
A new-fangled/old-fashioned work station in Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum’s “steampunked” 1901 home
modvic.com

Feature

Full Steam Ahead

Steampunk’s mashup of anachronism and science fiction throws a wrench in the cogs of throwaway culture

Steampunk has been part of the cultural conversation for the past several years, as DIY-ers have embraced a handwrought, Steam Age aesthetic over high-tech gloss. Both a pop culture genre and an artistic movement, steampunk has its roots in 19th- and early-20th- century science fiction like Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. Its fans reimagine the Industrial Revolution mashed-up with modern technology such as the computer. Dressing the part calls for corsets and lace-up boots for women, top hats and frock coats for men. Accessories include goggles, leather aviator caps and the occasional ray gun. And there's a hint of Sid Vicious and Mad Max in there, too.

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Santa Fe Comic Con at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino

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