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2302. Marcus Rauchfuss

a.k.a Marcus R. Gilman

Marcus Rauchfuss is the author of the Traveler's Steampunk Blog, and central coordinator of the European Steampunk Convention. He is also a minor Cthulhu Mythos scholar and his final thesis at Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, was on the Cthulhu Mythos.

Born in Germany, he thinks of "Nottingham" as his hometown, and is pan-European when it comes to promoting the steampunk scene.

A life-long zeppelin enthusiast, Marcus first made contact with what he would later know as steampunk in the summer of 1992 through "A Nomad of the Time Streams" by Michael Moorcock. He became more immersed in steampunk after discovering music group, Abney Park in June 2008.

In July, 2008, the Traveler's Steampunk Blog was set up, originally intended to be a steampunk-themed travel blog. Marcus' involvement with the community has only grown ever since.

Through the blog, he has made contact with steampunks around the globe and has become involved in several other projects. Marcus is a regular contributor to the Gatehouse Gazette and has also written articles for El Investigador, Dieselpunks.org, and the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.

On the 28th of September, 2012, just one day before the first European Steampunk Convention, he celebrated a personal milestone: the publication of a non-fiction book on steampunk, "Steampunk- kurz & geek", which he wrote together with Alex Jahnke of Clockworker.de. "Kurz & geek" is the first German non-fiction book on steampunk.

External Links
Interview - Decimononic

See Also
2119. European Steampunk Convention

Collection Tags
Blogger, Convention