May 26, 2013

2013 Steampunk World’s Fair Fashion

Steampunk

The steampunk worlds fair was full of sights, smells, sounds, and fashion!

Last weekend marked the 2013 Steampunk World’s Fair, held at the Radisson and Embassy Suites hotels in Piscataway, NJ. Steampunk, for those of you scratching your heads, is a sub-genre of mad-science fiction centering on steam-powered machinery from the 19th century. It draws much of its inspiration from authors like H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, and its influences are present in literature, television and film, and video games. Many of its devotees consider it a culture and a lifestyle, evident at this year’s festival, which drew more than 4000 guests—making it the biggest event of its kind in history. (more…)

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