December 7th, 2012
In this new series of weekly posts, we’re seeking out and digging up the latest SteamPUNK related news, entertainment, and fashion articles from around the globe and bringing them to you in one easy-to-digest post.
IN THIS PUNK’D POST, WE’VE GOT:
- Why Defining Steampunk Is Worthwhile
- Steampunk Coffee Table: Dragonborn Furniture
- Coffee with a splash of steampunk
- NYC’s Steampunk Loft Loses The Steampunk (House of the Day)
- THE FRIDAY SOCIETY STEAMPUNK GALA & BOOK LAUNCH
- 7 Things Every Steampunk Should Know for Making It Through Airport Security …
- The Best 3 Steampunk Video Games You’ve Never Heard Of
NUMBER SE7EN: Why Defining Steampunk Is Worthwhile
“Those who argue against creating definitions feel that having actual boundaries on what Steampunk is will stifle creativity and lead to the stagnation and decay of the aesthetic/genre/subculture/etc.
To them, Steampunk is in many ways the very embodiment of creativity and self-expression, so to have someone else tell them how they can and cannot express themselves is extremely galling. That makes perfect sense—who wants to be told how you can dress, or act, or do anything? Not me, that’s for sure.”
NUMBER S6X: Steampunk Coffee Table: Dragonborn Furniture
Here it is steampunk/fantasy enthusiasts. A mechanical dragon of your very own, who will burden his back with whatever you see fit to put on it. Now you can drink coffee on the back of this beast and feel like a steampunk dragon hunter.
NUMBER 5IVE: Coffee with a splash of steampunk
“Caffè Caldo has a lot to say in its name.
There’s no secret where Huntington Beach’s new restaurant/espresso bar’s roots lie with the two Italian words, including the traditional spelling of cafè. There’s dual meaning to caldo, which is Italian for heat and refers to the establishment’s steampunk influences in design and coffee.
Caffè Caldo’s resident coffee expert Josh Islas defines steampunk as style inspired by “Victorian era sci-fi.”
NUMBER FO4R: NYC’s Steampunk Loft Loses The Steampunk (House of the Day)
“We loved the infamous “steampunk loft” in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood so much that we even filmed a video on it back in June (see below)! It was like nothing we’d ever seen: a little Jules Verne, a little nautical-chic, and wonderfully, excessively retro-futuristic and otherworldly.
Sadly, however, all good things come to an end…”
NUMBER THR3E: THE FRIDAY SOCIETY STEAMPUNK GALA & BOOK LAUNCH
“You are cordially invited to attend THE Steampunk event of the season, a gala of modernity and lively entertainments in honour of the lady novelist ADRIENNE KRESS’ latest work of fiction, THE FRIDAY SOCIETY.”
READ MORE HERE: http://www.blogto.com/events/65911
NUMBER 2WO: 7 Things Every Steampunk Should Know for Making It Through Airport Security …
“As a Steampunk, you probably don’t want to make the national news with that level of infamy. If you do, just ignore this article and do whatever you’ve gotta do. I’m looking at you, Dr. Grymm.
However, I’ll assume that most of you would like to experience the joys of airplane travel without the hassle of cavity searches, handcuffs, and Guantanamo Bay.
So, here are some tips and tricks that I’ve picked up over the years that will help you travel with your Steampunk props without getting strip-searched, especially important for the holidays if you’re traveling with tons of Steampunk Christmas gifts!”
NUMBER 1NE: The Best 3 Steampunk Video Games You’ve Never Heard Of
“I can imagine you sitting there thinking to yourself, “I’ve played a lot of games! I bet he won’t have any that I don’t know about!” Well, that’s entirely possible. I’m only drawing from my own personal experience here, so you may, in fact, know of all these games. However, for the purposes of this article, I’m assuming that any game not appearing in the list of Steampunk works on Wikipedia is suitably obscure.”
That’s all for this week!
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Until then, choo-choo…
Michael E. Esser
Author/Writer and Self-Proclaimed Geek