Steampunk Spectacular


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  • What is Steampunk ? Definition, origin and illustration

    In a broad sense, steampunk could be called a cultural movement. It combines the aesthetics and technology of the 19th century with futuristic elements. It is sometimes referred to as science fiction from the past or as retrofuture. His literary and audiovisual works display very particular stylistic codes, mixing gears, cogs and other mechanical elements […]

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  • Science-fiction movies inspired by the industrial revolution

    Science fiction is a genre that has been around for centuries, and it has been inspired by many different things. One of the most popular sources of inspiration for science fiction is the industrial revolution. This period in history was when machines began to replace manual labor, and it led to all sorts of new […]

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  • Costume Contest Details & Rules

    HOW TO ENTER COSTUME CONTEST Our theme at Steampunk Spectacular this year is “Emerald City.”  You are welcome to compete in this category, or enter any steampunk themed costume you wish.  Registration can be completed on-line prior to the event (ends at midnight on Friday, September 22), or in person at the event (look for […]

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What is Steampunk movement ?

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction or speculative fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West”, in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power.

steampunk perhaps most recognizably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people and settings from generally the Victorian era or American Wild West—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. These may be modifications of existing devices that use steam power, such as a Victorian-era television that uses gears and pistons, or they can be completely new creations.

Steampunk also incorporates additional elements from the genres of fantasy, horror, historical fiction, alternate history, and others. One prominent example of steampunk cosplay is Steampunk Ringmaster by Cosplayer Allison DeBona.

What are the origins of steampunk?

The steampunk genre is a product of multiple influences; early science fiction works such as H.G Wells The Time Machine and Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, as well as the industrial revolution. steampunk often features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions that are set in a Victorian era or American “Wild West” setting.

What is steampunk cosplay?

Steampunk cosplay is a type of costuming that combines elements of the steampunk genre with elements of cosplay. Cosplay, short for “costume play”, is a performance art in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Steampunk cosplay often features elaborate costumes with intricate details, as well as props and accessories that are inspired by steampunk technology.

What are some steampunk conventions?

Some steampunk conventions include The Steampunk World’s Fair, which is the largest steampunk event in the world, as well as Clockwork Alchemy, Gaslight Gathering, and Steamposium. These events typically feature steampunk-themed vendors, entertainment, and cosplay.

Is there steampunk movies?

Some steampunk movies include The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Wild Wild West, and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Steampunk-themed movies often feature steam-powered machinery and anachronistic technology.

Is there some steampunk books?

Some steampunk books include The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers, Soulless by Gail Carriger, and Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. These novels often take place in an alternate history or a post-apocalyptic future in which steam power has maintained mainstream usage. Steampunk books often incorporate elements of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. What is steampunk to you? Let us know in the comments