SteamCon 2013

I went to SteamCon V in Seattle last weekend and decided to share some of the highlights. If you’re not aware of what Steampunk is, it can be hard to define. But I’ll give you the Wikipedia version if it and allow the photos to say the rest.

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery,[1]especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era orAmerican “Wild West”, in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power.”

Yeah, it’s a little confusing. But with its rise in popularity it is likely that you’ve seen steampunk in movies, clothes and jewelry without even realizing it.

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Classic Victorian-esk gentleman, with steampunk elements.

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This year’s theme was around the world and there were some awesome variations from classic steampunk.

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Steampunk Dorothy and Tin Man XD

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Wicked Witch of the East on a steampunk broom ^^

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Steampunk Pokemon Trainers.

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Not sure if this is steampunk or not, but it is awesome!

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My costume. I was quite pleased with how it turned out.

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Went for Steampunk assassin. The rifle was tough, but I made it with the help of a couple of very handy men (:

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Gentleman Rabbit.

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Posing with some of the merchandise. The vender took this photo and posted it on his Facebook page, you should check it out (: https://www.facebook.com/AetherAnvil

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Love his swords! Check out his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AetherAnvil

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Getting ready for a mass photo.

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Hit hat was awesome. The screen lit up 😀

Hello

Hello dear internet readers,

I know I’ve been failing at writing a couple of posts a week, to make it up I’ve been cheating and “reboging.” But I promise I have some pretty good excuses, which go beyond not knowing what to write. One, I’ve been plotting for NaNoWriMo, I even wrote up a little outline, which is huge because I tend to hate outlining. Two, SteamCon in Seattle is this weekend. I’ve been spending a lot of my free time scouring Pinterest for ideas that I can actually pull off. Which I think my efforts are going to be rewarded, this costume will be way cooler than last years. So I have been distracted from writing insightful blog posts. But I am working on my review for “Interview with the Vampire” and come November I’m sure I’ll be posting to the blog a lot, though I doubt the posts will be insightful, mostly me lamenting my struggles and celebrating my triumphs of NaNo, you very well may get sick of me, but that’s ok.

I will be in touch,

~~Lady of the Pen~~