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Steampunk: A dictionary definition

So according to the Oxford Dictionary of English, steampunk is “a genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advance technology.”  It kind of misses the mark in my opinion, especially for a definition from such an esteemed source.  Well what can you expect from a book that  includes such words as “Chillax”, “Staycation” and “Bromance”.

Sourced from  this article in the Village Voice.

An interview and randomness

My friend Kevin asked if he could interview me about Steamcon and steampunk in general.  The first part is here.

Victoria Steampunk Exposition - Bengal Lounge

The picture above is from the Victoria Steampunk Exposition.  I borrowed a friend’s gun.  When asked if it was a tiger hunting gun, I replied “I guess it is now”.  The tiger looks like he might be plotting revenge.

I am working on my wardrobe for Dragoncon.  I am doing one panel on the alt history track about costuming for women, so I guess I’d best have some spiffy costumes.  I promise pictures when I return.  I’m sure there will be lots of wonderful steampunk outfits there to get photos of as well.  So, back to work.

About The Author

Diana Vick

I am an illustrator, writer, costumer and steampunk enthusiast.
I have done illustration for comic books, animation and collectible card games such as Magic the Gathering and Legend of the Five Rings. Currently, I do art for my own line of cards and gifts in my Zazzle shop.