Only about a week and a half until American Steampunk. This is going to be a splendiferous workshop with brass goggles and dirigibles as far as the eye can see... Okay, that may be a bit of an overstatement, but we are going to have two wonderful steampunk models! Landship Lieutenant Nathaniel Flint and Lady Kirst Callahan will hold long and "steamy" poses, so make sure there is plenty of lead in your clockwork pencils.
Some years ago, Miss Phoebe found a stellar example of authentic
steampunk art. Circa 1900, the item is a postcard depicting how an artist believed Miss Phoebe's beloved hometown of White River Junction would look "in the future."
In the future, the artist assumes, village would have a skyrail, a trolley, a subway, and airship service. You can see it here
. But alas, it was not to be...
And if you are now asking yourself, "What is steampunk?", the answer isn't simple. It's a literary subgenre, a subculture, and for some, a way of life. It's most easily defined as neoVictorianism with an emphasis on the sciences, or Victorian-era science fiction come to life (imagining what today's technology would look like in a Victorian world.) Want more information? Please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk
In addition to our fine models, we will be treated to music and old-time stories by Michael Kennedy, and--as always--cheap drinks and fun door prizes.
If you would like to participate by joining us in costume, here are a couple of links to sites that offer some fine steampunk attire:
We look foward to seeing you on Wednesday, August 3 at the American Legion in beautiful downtown White River Junction! Doors open at 8:00 pm, first pose at 8:15. $10 at the door + cash bar (and don't forget to tip our models!)