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This Steampunk Beats Your Cosplay

November 20-22nd Lumen Jewelry was a vendor at TeslaCon 6 in Madison Wisconsin.  I’ve been to large and small cons, but never a Steampunk or an immersion event. I was blown away, 95% of the 1600 attendees were in costume.  And over 50% of them were elaborate costumes with accessories, makeup, …

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The 2015 Skepchick & Mad Art Lab Gift Guide

It’s my pleasure to present to you this year’s official Skepchick and Mad Art Lab Gift Guide! There are a lot of wonderful sciencey and geeky gift items out there in the world and it’s our aim to bring you a sampling of the best and coolest and quirkiest. We …

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Materials Science for Cosplay 4 – Thermosets

It’s very likely that you have never heard the word “thermoset” before, but you probably use a bunch of them. Epoxy glue, acrylic resins, polymer clay, and silicone are all thermosets. Were you to pick up and handle a thermoset, there wouldn’t be any clear way to distinguish it from …

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Desert Bus vs NaNoWriMo

November holds a catastrophic confluence of events for creative nerds on the internet. National Novel Writing Month, or Nanowrimo, is a wonderful event that encourages people to indulge their desire to author something by setting a goal of producing fifty thousand words in the month of November. This has become a …

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Pretty Deadly: Deathface Ginny Photo Shoot

It’s been over a year, and I still don’t think I can put into words what Pretty Deadly means to me. It resonates in a way that very few works of fiction do. My tweet from when I first picked it up, in June of 2014 still stands: I've read …

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Materials Science for Cosplay 3: Thermoplastics

I’ve been trying to work out how to explain thermoplastics for a while. There is a lot to say on the subject, but I really just wanted to throw out the basics of what they were and what was happening when we pointed a hair dryer at Worbla. Instead of …

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Things I Did While Procrastinating on NaNoWriMo: Week One

For those four people on the internet, who are unaware, November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo in common parlance. During this month, in theory I will be writing 50,000 words of unpublishable novel. I say unpublishable because my goals for NaNoWriMo this year are not to write something publishable, …

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Mad Art Lab is Now Available in Apple News Feed!

This is just a quick message to let you know that you can now subscribe to Mad Art Lab on iOS in the new Apple News Feed. That means you can get our latest posts delivered straight to your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch on the go, along with all …

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