Steampunk is somewhat challenging to explain to people who are unfamiliar with the concept. On the surface, it can appear to be only a simple aesthetic, but for many people it is so much more than that. It can be a musical genre, a fashion statement, or a way of life. People make what they want of Steampunk, and as a result, creating one all-encompassing definition of Steampunk that everyone can agree on is near impossible.
Instead of trying to achieve this, Chrononaut has created a page for the very purpose of helping people decide what Steampunk is and means to them. With informative articles and video clips, What is Steampunk? is worth your attention.
Whether you are new to Steampunk or a grizzled veteran of the subculture and its many facets, you’re sure to find the reading and video information in What Is Steampunk? enlightening.