Cynthia and I went to the California Steampunk Convention this weekend.
Wrist computer (non-functional) from Got Steam?
In a recent piece for Fantasy Magazine, Stephen H. Segal wrote on why Steampunk is popular:
- It’s equal opportunity geekery for women and men.
- An aesthetic response to the glossy surfaces and clean lines of contemporary SF media
- It’s like being goth, without scaring your parents.
Someone asked me what the Steampunk Convention was, and they got it when I said, “it’s like the Dickens’ Fair.” That’s easier than explaining Steampunk as a subgenre of Science Fiction that became an aesthetic movement.
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