(Borrowed this pic from the welcome page):Okay, what's a "Gaslamp Fantasy?"
Influences include Jules Verne and H. Rider Haggard. Expect big, clanking Victorian-style tech, old-fashioned clothes, Frankenstein monsters and airships. Lots and lots of airships. Is it magic? Is it science? A little of both, I supposeit's Mad Science.
Ever play Final Fantasy VI? To me, that is the epitome of steampunk.The only familiarity I have with the term is from a comic by Chris Bachalo with the term as it's title. What's this steampunk fashion all about?
Steampunk is more than a fashion; it actually started (self-consciously, at least) as a subgenre of science fiction. The gist of it is interpreting a world with advanced technology through the lens of Victorian Era culture and imagination. The time period itself is played with pretty loosely; there's a faction of steampunk that focuses on the American West as inspiration known as Weird West. It's also splintered to include other eras (e.g. dieselpunk is the same thing, but using the 1930s and 40s as the stylistic inspiration).The only familiarity I have with the term is from a comic by Chris Bachalo with the term as it's title. What's this steampunk fashion all about?
that is SO COOL!!!! Man, I wish i had the money to spend on clothes like that. I've always thought the Victorian era was pretty awesome (fashion-wise), but throw in the whole punk/metal stuff.... LOVE!!!On a less abstract level, it's a beautiful marriage of goth and nerd. Some bigger cities have steampunk meetups and excursions; one of the more active people in the scene local to me organizes a time traveler's excursion to the Renn fair every summer (so people dressed like sci-fi Victorians "time travelling" to explore the Middle Ages). .