Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas 2012 - Dreadful Little Men

Imps. Gnomes. Elves. Call them what you will, there is something sinister hiding behind those pointy boots and jingle bells. For those of us that have had actual dealings with the wee, we know the truth. For our audio yuletide greeting this year, we present three tales of Christmas, each with a dreadful little man.

Vic Mornington reads Charles Dicken's other Christmas redemption tale, The Goblins that Stole a Sexton, which originally appeared in 1863 as part of The Pickwick Papers.

Junie Ginsburg reads A Christmas Fantasy, with a Moral, by Thomas Baily Aldrich, which first appeared in volume 43, issue 2 of The Century in 1891.

Emperor Ezra Crumb II reads 'Twas a Night Before a New Babbage Christmas, adapted from the Clement Clarke Moore poem by Salazar Jack, from Tales of New Babbage, Vol. 1, which was published last year at this time.

Deck the Halls, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Greensleeves, Edelweiss, We Three Kings, and We Wish you a Merry Christmas, and Silver Bells were arranged and performed by Canolli Capalini, some of which are available at Capalini Fine Furnishings in Babbage Canals.

Mysterioso March, The Path of the Goblin King, Moonlight Hall, Pop Goes the Weasel, Hidden Agenda, Wizardtorium, and It Came Upon a Midnight Clear written and performed by Kevin Macleod, and are available at his website at

Additional material written by Kris Law and Mosseveno Tenk.

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Tales in New Babbage - Christmas 2012

Listening party at the Tinker Camp outside the city gate tonight, 5 pm SLT (San Francisco Time).  Stream will be broadcast on Radio Riel Steampunk

We currently have a Kickstarter campaign to get Volume 2 of Tales of New Babbage, an anthology of original stories based out of our steampunk city, to press. The more we finish with, the more we print. Please help!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Broadcast from New Babbage

Yes, Steampunks, there will be a Christmas broadcast tomorrow, December 24th. The cylinders have been graven and copied and set by special messenger to Radio Riel. Join us live in world at the tinker camp outside the city gate for a story and a cup of cheer. The sofas have been carted out, the 'nog is aged and spiced, and a bonfire piled high. See you there tomorrow.

To get to New Babbage, register for a free account in Second Life. Once your avatar rezzes, open the map and search for Babbage Palisade, and join us at the bonfire.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Man of Science

Ghosts, revenge, skeletons in the closet? Is it October yet? Tonight, our favorite lowlander, Victor Mornington, reads A Man of Science by Jerome K. Jerome. First published in The Idler, an illustrated monthly of literature and humor, in September of 1892. Keep the brandy carafe near, you might need just a nip before this one is over.

Tune in to Radio Riel Steampunk or Radio Riel Main at 7pm Pacific (California) time to listen live,  or log into Second Life and come have a virtual beer with us at The Gangplank in New Babbage. Tell them Tenk sent you.

Reader: Victor1st Mornington
Narration written and performed by Junie Ginsburg
Jungle Oil ad written and performed by Emerson Lighthouse
Credits: Byron Wexhome
Music by Kevin MacLeod, available at
Post-production: Mosseveno Tenk
Run-time: 25:00

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Monday, March 19, 2012

The Adventures of Phineas Frakture

Phineas Frakture, an itinerant New Babbager, checked in this morning with some exciting news:

"Starting today...The Adventures of Phineas Frakture has been picked up as the first Steampunk weekly series on! Every Wenesday, a chapter will be released and can also be downloaded on iTunes (coming soon). This story was originally on my website for a week, but was taken down when the contract went through...sorry if anyone was trying to find it."

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Grimm Tales: The Robber Bridegroom

In 1812, the Brothers Grimm published the first edition of Household and Children's Tales. 200 years later, these same tales, half remembered from our own childhood readings, still haunt the dark corners of our minds. To celebrate the 200th anniversary the book that evolved into Grimm's Fairy Tales, we proudly present one of the grimmest of those stories. As gruesome as this tale is, it was not removed from the final editions, perhaps for its value as a cautionary tale.

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Reader: Satu Moreau
Intro/Outro: Junie Ginsburg
Music: Sneaky Snitch and Darkest Child by Kevin MacLeod
Post-production: Mosseveno Tenk
runtime: 11:40
Radio Riel airdate: Feb. 5, 2012

Listening party tonight at 6pm Portside Books in Port Babbage. See you there.