steampunk on cnns geek out

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Steampunk on CNN’s “Geek Out!”

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…

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