Do not fret, stout-hearts! One may still check it out.
Meanwhile . . .
We are very grateful for the support and invite from JOE CAHILL who allowed us to interview the fine folks at SteamHouseCon-2015!
You, SIR, are a true gentleman.
Just a further note to say that being a 'punk' , as I remember it, was never intended to be a compliment, and steam in this century is mainly good for vegetable fix 'n.
BUT . . .
when one combines 'steam' before 'punk' into one word, the whole conceptual situation takes a unique and present-day time-warp into the infinite!
Forever amazed at Jules Vern's Nautilus since I was a kid, SteamPunk's costumes and gadgets bring back those great memories. Remember the divers walking around on the bottom of the ocean in their gear?
What is so cool about this genre is that Mr. Vern's concept(s) does not have to be lost in history, or vanish as a forgotten lore.. NO!
These artisans are continuing to create and share their fantastic world within our dimension of time and space. To me, Steampunk keeps the amazement of being mesmerized with creativity alive and well, even in today's digital world.
Somehow, I feel that this whole Steampunk phenomena is sustained and growing because it has a quality of being part of the 'good 'ol days'; when Grandma was young and innocent in a world that, in many ways, seemed to be getting ahead of itself. It was a time when fantastic inventions were designed to lighten the load of everyday living- for the common man as well as aristocracy.
Technology, in those days, was pounded out on anvils, fabricated in forges and wrought out of steel, brass and tin.
There is a kind of surreal mystique that Steampunk seems to portray- at least to this author- in that Steampunk's philosophy, gadgets and industrial marvels may certainly address the future- a future that we may not know or recognize is coming. Who is to say that it won't!? Life is tenuous, and so is our 'modern technologically-dependent world' as we know it.
One may find the Victorian lace and 'steamy' buxom ladies, standing proudly by their starched, top-hatted, goggle wearing men a bit much in today's - "I'll wear mine if you'll dare wear less"- world of fashion; but ya gotta admit, there ain't no substitute for being self-confident, independent, proud purveyors of style and grace when it comes to getting the most out of life!
So, when (not If) you have the next opportunity to take a step back into the past of the future, as it were, and attend an event like SteamHouseCon in your neck of the woods, or 'hood'- GO for it!
Perhaps the excitement of exploring your feelings with a group of like-minded ladies and gentlemen might send you on a journey; a journey that will stimulate the child within your being to awaken; one that has sat dormant for waaay too long!