Tuesday, September 20, 2011
As one ventures outside the world of Steampunk, into larger media sources, one wonders if articles produced, which “explain” Steampunk, are providing a benefit to those who may not be familiar with the genre (in the sense of focusing on unique and creative aspects of the genre), or use Steampunk as a simple filler piece for harried journalists. A majority of press pieces of late have been positive, though at times some are head-scratching odd, when trying to figure out an article’s storyline (beyond “those crazy people who dress like Victorians“).
Fortunately, CNN’s “Geek Out!” provides a nice review of Steampunk, focusing on Dragon*Con, and touches on convivial aspect that the majority of Steampunks enjoy. Additionally, the comments are well balanced, with a compendium of satisfying retorts to the inevitable trolls by people who do appreciate the genre. Worth a look, imo, so please follow the link here… http://geekout.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/05/steampunk-trend-barrels-ahead-at-dragoncon/