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.