What is Steampunk

Yesterday, I highlighted an event going on in Canada’s most Steampunk city, Victoria. Today, though, I’m bringing you a newscast from the epicenter of Steampunk, Seattle.

You’ll have to click here to see it because for some reason, WordPress won’t let me embed this particular video into Trial By Steam itself.

If you can tolerate the newscaster who obviously has no clue what Steampunk is, this is a decent piece on the scene in Seattle and specifically, Abney Park’s contribution to it.

I’m not really sure why they added Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow in with examples of Steampunk films. I’ve always thought that film to be more Dieselpunk than Steampunk. And I really wish Captain Robert hadn’t said that a pair of goggles can be enough to make you a Steampunk. That’s the last thing we need people to think: Oh, I’ll just slap on these goggles, and now I’m all edgy and rebellious. Yeah…. sure you are.

Overall, though, it isn’t a bad overview from an outside source trying to understand who we are and what we do. And the last part about the Steampunk film festival has already happened… it was the event after the workshops at Steampunk University, so I’m terribly sorry if you missed it and are just now finding out.

So, what do you all think about this piece?