We all imagine a world different from our own, but some have speculated what might happen if Victorian-era people had done so much more with technology. If steam and gears and combustion had been put together to create a fantastic new reality, what would that have looked like?
Why not make it fly, Charles?
That’s what I’m talking about!
Steampunk takes that idea and plays in it like a puppy in a ball pit. From the sublime to the ridiculous, the genre embodies the most innovative creations the late 19th – early 20th century has to provide. It’s Victorian science fiction, but to limit it to that is to do it a disservice. Check out some of our vendors and artists in future posts to see what we mean.
Why now? Why here??
Pioneer Valley is a place of firsts. Of inspiration, innovation, and success. Of artists and creators and makers and musicians. It only makes sense that it host an event for a genre that celebrates that very thing. And where better to have it than in Springfield, MA?
Down on Main Street, 1905
More on what makes Springfield so perfect for Steampunk later, with info about all the things you should try to see while you’re in the area.