Chief Inspector Erasmus Drake has suggested a few entries. His case notes are properly filed at Scotland Yard, so his “acquaintances list” may not be completely appropriate, since it would include a number of unseemly characters, and requires at least the grade of Constable to get access to them.
Keep in mind that these near-famous essays on the adventures of Drake and McTrowell would be well-nigh impossible without the acquaintances delineated below. We hope that they are as useful to you as they have been to our adventurers.
League of Gentleman Adventurers: One of the most fun and audacious group of adventurers Drake and McTrowell have ever had the pleasure of adventuring with, almost certainly due to their conviction that all the best adventures are catered!
SoCal Steam: Join this Yahoo group if you want to keep up to date on all the Steampunk happenings in San Diego. Drake & McTrowell are members and participate in many of their events.
Steam Powered Giraffe: Sparky’s favorite Steampunk band; she’s quite the fangirl.
EPBOT: Not strictly Steampunk, but Jen occasionally wanders there and definitely speaks to the feminine side of the genre.
Steampunk Scholar: The most informed and entertaining speaker we’ve ever heard on the subject of Steampunk. If you have a chance to see Mike speak, do it!
The Steampunk Workshop: Jake von Slatt’s blog on physical steampunk artifacts. Great site for inspiration for concept and design!
Wikipedia: Critical to all fact checking, particularly dates and locations. Be good to the world at large and pass them some funds. Click the following icon to do so.
Cross's New Plan Of London 1850: The best of the on-line maps (plans) of London during the time of Drake’s and McTrowell’s adventures. The detailed sub-maps provide a wealth of particulars regarding London.
San Francisco History Index’s San Francisco in 1849 - 50: The San Francisco in which Dr. MrTrowell’s mother has her assayer’s shop is little more than a few streets huddled around Yerba Buena Cove.
Steampunk Wallpaper: Need a scrumptious background image for, well, anything? This is the place to visit. Most of the wallpapers shown are distributed under Creative Commons (Noncommercial, Share Alike), which is wonderfully generous of the talented artists that post there. As always, check the license for any wallpaper of interest to you, and play nice.
Goods and Services
Gentleman’s Emporium: If you wish to dress in the finest of Victorian and/or Steampunk style, this is the place to shop. They stock not only fancy United Kingdom and European attire, but western wear from the wilds of America.
Mad.Girl Clothing: This is our source for the signature Drake & McTrowell leather overcoats.
Gaslight Gathering: This is the local San Diego Steampunk convention. The inaugural event in May 2011 was a Rousing Success.
Steamcon: It’s not local, but it’s huge! Worth the trip to Seattle.
Watch Ed Build!: Ed Pouge is a friend, an engineer, a fencer, and the inspiration for one of the characters in D&McT.