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Steampunk exhibit kicks off in Anaheim
The Orange County Register ^ | October 21, 2011 | Richard Chang

Posted on 10/22/2011 9:52:47 AM PDT by EveningStar

A girl with hair dyed cherry red wears goggles, a tight corset, a lacy Victorian dress and black military boots. Her friend, a gent, dons a top hat, an early 1900s gas mask, fingerless leather gloves and crimson canvas trousers. He holds a pistol that looks like a fusion between the Wild West and a 1950s sci-fi flick.

All of this is not some new fashion trend. It's Steampunk, and it's been around for a while.

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Books/Literature; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: anaheim; exhibition; fantasy; sciencefiction; scifi; steampunk

1 posted on 10/22/2011 9:52:50 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; KevinDavis

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2 posted on 10/22/2011 9:53:36 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I loved “The Difference Engine”.


3 posted on 10/22/2011 9:55:15 AM PDT by DManA
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To: abigail2; AgThorn; al baby; BAW; bboop; BenLurkin; Bob J; Brad's Gramma; BunnySlippers; bunster; ...
SoCal Ping!

Attention Southern Californians



Please ping me with any Southern California related articles. Thank you!

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4 posted on 10/22/2011 10:01:02 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Whatever happened to PlainOldPunk?


5 posted on 10/22/2011 10:11:30 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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Are You A Whining FReeper?

Got A Gripe So You Won't Donate?


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Isn't That Like Setting Fire To Your Own Home?

When FR Is Gone, Where Will You Go Then?

6 posted on 10/22/2011 10:14:52 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: EveningStar

Thanks for the ping, going to have to go check it out.


7 posted on 10/22/2011 10:29:53 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: EveningStar

I like these movements, and I find them to be conservative. The heart of Progressivism is the belief that “progress” is inevitable, along a path laid out by progressives. This is a creative reimagining of that path. It doesn’t condemn the past as being backwards, it respects it, and celebrates good parts of it, and reimagines the present and future along new paths. The present is a fork in the road, and our direction is always up to us.


8 posted on 10/22/2011 10:40:27 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: EveningStar

Steampunk is Robert E Lee with a steam powerd battle droid. Whats not to like?
9 posted on 10/22/2011 10:49:12 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: EveningStar

I can has flying steam locamotive time machine?


10 posted on 10/22/2011 11:03:56 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: EveningStar
I'm a big fan. Love steampunk stuff.


11 posted on 10/22/2011 11:11:09 AM PDT by Ramius (personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: kingu; All
The exhibition runs through January 9, 2012: Ticket information
12 posted on 10/22/2011 11:20:08 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Ramius

Claudia... [sigh]

13 posted on 10/22/2011 11:20:37 AM PDT by Ramius (personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: windcliff; onedoug

Ping


14 posted on 10/22/2011 11:37:03 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: Ramius

Looks like soemthig right out of ‘Warehouse 13’ ... and I too love the steampunk stuff. It is both creative and retro, while not worshipping technology but forcing the utility side in a fictional/functional sort of way.


15 posted on 10/22/2011 11:41:44 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Ramius

I’m 66 and would still second that sigh ...


16 posted on 10/22/2011 11:42:43 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Ramius

I like that one!


17 posted on 10/22/2011 11:59:04 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: GonzoGOP
I need to make a big-honking steam gun for my costume -- and that could be done easily/cheaply enough from a nerf gun.

The real b*tch is trying to find a decent-enough looking holster to put it in!

18 posted on 10/22/2011 12:01:14 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Her holster looks custom made.


19 posted on 10/22/2011 12:22:03 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Cain = National Sales Tax; Perry = Amnesty for Illegals; Romney = Obamacare forever. Who's left?)
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To: EveningStar
steampunk

The telephone is pretty cool.

20 posted on 10/22/2011 12:42:19 PM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: Ramius

I am intrigued by what little I know of this genre. Can you suggest some books/short stories to read?

Also, would the new Sherlock Holmes movies be considered a type of Steampunk?


21 posted on 10/22/2011 12:45:18 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, store food, pray for the Republic.)
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To: Ramius

It needs a couple victorola horn styled external speakers...


22 posted on 10/22/2011 1:17:59 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: radiohead

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151459


23 posted on 10/22/2011 1:22:08 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: stylecouncilor

´Steampunk not dead´


24 posted on 10/22/2011 1:24:07 PM PDT by onedoug (lf)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Oh, I’m sure it is custom-made. You can only find them at conventions and the like, and they run into money. If you know how to stitch one together, you can not only save a bit of money, but you can make a little bit making them for friends.


25 posted on 10/22/2011 4:04:43 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: EveningStar

Thank you. I live nearby so I will check it out.


26 posted on 10/22/2011 6:54:06 PM PDT by Melian ("Where will wants not, a way opens.")
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To: EveningStar

I don’t quite get steampunk, but there are hot chicks into it, so I guess I’m for it.


27 posted on 10/22/2011 6:57:21 PM PDT by Larry Lucido ("#Occupy America" is a great success! I got mail today addressed to "Occupant"!)
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To: Shimmer1

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28 posted on 10/23/2011 5:38:42 AM PDT by Shimmer1
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To: EveningStar

Why is it that I think steam power will be easier to use, more affordable and will not shut down the cities at night compared to a million Chevy Volts being plugged in at the same time?

Steampunk, Obamas nightmare.

Might possibly be more factual than fantasy.


29 posted on 10/23/2011 5:51:52 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Sarah Palin and John Bolton--- 2012)
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To: Vince Ferrer
I had a recent meeting with a west coast customer and the conversation turned to Steampunk during the course of discussing current and future influences upon their market, their customers and therefore their apparel. They're based in the Bay Area, and are a combination of cutting edge and green, recycled content and such.

I asked them if they saw this as an ongoing influence for them and they replied oh yes, you should come out for Victorian Days, the Steampunk handcar competition on the old railway is an amazing thing to just watch. So, it actually does have an element of reverence for history, inherently conservative whether those participating realize or even agree. The Victorian era holds a level of charm, fascination and reverence there that the Revolutionary War holds for us here, sort of gestational, the beginning of what they know and love of their home.

Of course, being so popular in and about Silicon Valley it's been fused with that touch of wackiness of which northern Californians are so inordinately fond. I suppose it could be termed “Techno-Victorian” for those who don't quite grasp the whole thing, even though it's been around for going on several years now.

Southerners aren't all that likely to embrace it, the Victorian era was by and large a dark age for us, outside the few booming carpetbagger towns that arose. A high Victorian tower house or commercial building is an oddity here, it's just uncommon because of the general postwar economic collapse.

But, we worked up several things for them to provide a gentle entry, fashionwise, into this scene or movement, however you might describe it. They're very excited about their belated efforts, and optimistic.

Me, it's fun to look at but I don't see it possessing any widespread appeal outside northern California and the Pacific Northwest. For their sake and ours, I'd love to be wrong about that, though.

30 posted on 10/23/2011 6:10:18 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

We picked it up on our trip to San Diego, because of a steampunk banned called “Steam Powered Giraffes” playing at the San Diego Zoo.

There is a big convention in Austin, Texas, so it appears to be spreading.

I’m still working on my outfit, but I’m trying to spend less than $100 total — apparently a real outfit can cost thousands.

I’ll say this — if it wasn’t for the high cost of air fare, my daughter and I would be attending a steampunk convention in Long Beach in January — it’s on the queen mary, and you can stay on the ship and party all weekend with people dressed in steampunk.


31 posted on 10/23/2011 9:40:46 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Are people wearing it as regular clothing or is it a special event sort of thing? Will my customer succeed with a mild Steampunk influenced line of apparel? Nothing really outlandish but the influence is clear.

I’m going to be out on Ocracoke Island next weekend and Halloween is something of an event out there, maybe I can rent some vintage stuff and pull it offm lol.


32 posted on 10/23/2011 12:32:19 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

I think people are crazy to spend thousands of dollars on these outfits, but they are doing it. I haven’t seen much on the east coast, but it doesn’t mean it isn’t here.


33 posted on 10/23/2011 10:16:21 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: MrEdd

Thanks.


34 posted on 10/26/2011 3:34:18 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, store food, pray for the Republic.)
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To: EveningStar

The Hellboy movies have some cool steampunk stuff going on.


35 posted on 10/26/2011 3:42:09 PM PDT by Yardstick
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