It’s almost time for me to depart for Seattle! Yay! I’ve been pretty useless this week at work. I keep daydreaming about SteamCon and staring off into space. I can’t tell you how desperately I need this vacation.
The goals for trip to Seattle are twofold. One is to attend SteamCon (duh), but the other is explore the city that has become the epicenter for the Steampunk subculture. I am currently in the unique position of having my obligations to Dallas neatly fulfilled come late February and the wanderlust to pack up and move once again is already starting to nudge me out of the borders of this entirely too conservative state.
Seattle seems like the perfect place to settle next. With its agreeable weather, liberal leanings, and pedestrian friendly design, Seattle is an attractive city on its own… but then there’s the Steampunk.
And Steampunk in Seattle is unlike Steampunk anywhere else in the world. If you doubt me, you must read this article about the the Steampunk subculture in Seattle. It’s an impressive work detailing Seattle’s many influential Steampunks and the ways in which they are shaping the subculture around the world. It seems like so much of what is new in Steampunk is all coming straight out of Seattle, and the article delves straight into the many reasons I believe this to be true.
Yes, Seattle seems like a good choice on paper once my obligations to Dallas end in February. I’ll be sure to give you all the full break down of my impressions once I return from my adventures.
I can’t leave soon enough!