Tuesday, March 8, 2011
From what I’ve been able to ascertain from my sources, the Wild Wild West Convention in Tucson this past weekend was a smashing success! One would think that with such success, good press regarding the genre would follow, and though there was indeed good words spread about the gathering….
… it seems the judgmental nay-sayers desired to bray just a little bit! Via Tor.com, a “hard-hitting” piece about Steampunk attire was brought to my attention. Titled “Seven Overdone Steampunk Fashions at the Wild Wild West Con” it is the latest “last-minute-I-need-to-push-out-something-to-justify-my-column” effort by elements of the media. Miss Niki D’Andrea took a moment from her horticultural investigations (e.g. “Learn to make marijuana-infused foods with Baked!“; “Greenway University to hold seminar on medical marijuana“) to focus her eagle-eyed fashion sense on her perceived shortcoming of Steampunk fashions with her latest
article blog entry.
Bit of a condescending piece, but again, as the genre begins to become better known, it will have to suffer the slings and barbs those who have a turned-nose dislike towards individuals simply attempting to enjoy themselves and express their creativity. Do consider a brief read, as though many are chiming in on the article (though I have yet to see the author make a comment to respond/defend her proclamations).