The Future can be a confusing part of steampunk. Not everyone realises what an integral part of the culture it is. We all know that science fiction is one of the foundations, but still people argue that steampunk ends at the World Wars. If that’s the case, then there can be no future for steampunk. I don’t mean that literally, I mean there can be no steampunks from or in the future. Obviously science fiction doesn’t just mean the future, however this part of time is largely ignored. Continue reading “Chronology of a steampunk universe – The Future”
There’s no denying where we get our inspiration from. Regardless of whether you’re a top hatted Victorian gentleman strolling through the park on a delightful summer’s evening or if you’re a deep space explorer using a self recycling steam powered quantum engine to travel through the stars, there will be some kind of connection to the Victorian era in your designs. Continue reading “Chronology of a steampunk universe – The Past”
Before we start, this isn’t an article documenting the historical time line of the creation of steampunk. I’ve been very careful with how I word the title. It’s a chronology of A steampunk universe, not THE steampunk universe. Yours could be very different.
I’m trying to work out where steampunk starts and ends. There are a variety of theories, so I figured I would put mine out there as well. Continue reading “Chronology of a steampunk universe”
The promotional images for the new steampunk themed contest show have been revealed and they look splendid. Both contestants and judges are dressed in wonderful clothing and Thomas Willeford is even blinging (a term I find repulsive to use, yet extremely funny in this situation). Continue reading “Steampunk’d promotional photographs”