Finally got a chance to edit all my photos from SteamCon II. Steamcon is a convention for folks who are Steampunk enthusiasts.
And in case you were wondering what steampunk was...
"Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne or real technologies like the computer but developed earlier in an alternate history."
Basically, we dress up in cool costumes and hang out with fun people. There is art to see and shopping to do. There are interesting panels on history and airships and how to alter clothing. It's fun. It's fantasy. There is a tremendous sense of fun and DIY in the community. And it's totally nerdy.
Greg and I worked together on building a brass hand for his costume this year (and he totally had to use my pink cropadile). And I made a clockwork brooch, altered some goggles and made myself a feathered fascinator, just to name a few of the crafty things we did to prepare.
There will be more detail of the story, once I share the minibook I'm working on. Once I get the photos back from the printer, I should be able to finish it and get it here on the blog within the next few weeks.
Until then, here are the edited photos that are going in the book.