Tonight at 6pm in the Main Auditorium at SL8B: Prim Perfect Presents Creating a Community: Steampunk environments with speakers from Steelhead, Caledon and New Babbage - talking to Ceejay Writer
There are many definitions of 'steampunk' , but one concise, useful version comes from the Urban Dictionary: "Steampunk is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan "What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner." Or perhaps you'd prefer author Jess Nevins take on the genre: "Steampunk is what happens when goths discover brown.”
Within Second Life, Steampunks (and their 1920's-1940's counterparts, Dieselpunks) thrive in various regions, which grouped together are known as "The Steamlands". Please join Ceejay Writer as she introduces Mosseveno Tenk, the Clockwinder of New Babbage, Wordsmith Jarvinen and Martini Dicovalante, Deans of Education for Caledon Oxbridge University, and Tensai Hilra, one-half of the creative force behind Steelhead, in a discussion that will touch upon the visionaries that collaborate to created elaborately themed cities. Learn more about social and educational community events in a time yet to come - or has it already passed? Those interested in roleplay may learn of opportunities to be character-creative. History and fashion buffs are welcome to romp down the timeline as well! If you are simply mad about steampunk, or just love any excuse to wear a fine hat, you're certain to learn something that'll really float your airship!
Prim Perfect is supporting a very full programme of special talks, discussions and TV programmes at the Main Auditorium over the week of the SL8B celebrations. You can see the full line-up here: