What is Steampunk?
Steampunk simply embodies a time and a place. The time... the late 19th century, the place... a steam powered world, where air travel by fantastical airships and submarines is as common as traveling by car, train, or boat It's a place where national boundaries and interests are vastly different than our own version of history, where the elegant and refined are as likely to get pulled into a grand adventure, as the workers, ruffians, and lower classes. The idea of space travel is not so far fetched; lost civilizations are found and lost again. Anything is possible, and science can be twisted to meet ones own ends. Visually speaking, there are many references to use for the creation of a Steampunk costume and character. The following are a small sample of classic movies that have inspired Steampunk; Sherlock Holmes, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, Around the World in 80 Days, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Steamboy, Van Helsing, Wild Wild West, and the Golden Compass... You get the picture. Remember you can come as Doyle's Steampunk version of Professor Moriarty or “Lost Worlds” Edward Challenger or as someone from the pages of history or literature. The sky's the limit. Use your imagination and have fun.
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The Calgary Steampunk Assemblage
Welcome Fellow Steampunk Cogs!
August 20 · 10:00 AM
Calgary Mini Maker Faire
It’s back! Calgary’s Mini Maker Faire will be returning to TELUS Spark on August 20 & 21. This two day event will celebrate the maker movement in Calgary and area while... Learn more
August 2 · 7:00 PM
Steamup...Around the World!
Pack your trunks and grab a ticket to explore the wild World of Steampunk.
Our regular monthly Meetup. Costumes are strongly recommended for Members but if your new to... Learn more
July 26 · 7:30 PM
Cafe Absinthe Open Mic
At long last... another Cafe Absinthe is on the calendar!!!So, come on down and join us for an evening that promises to be entertaining, inspiring and even educational!... Learn more
July 23 · 11:00 AM
Cogs Coins And Parasols
Come one and all to my humble abode and enjoy in building with my collective wears. I open my doors for Tea and Tinkering but will also be teaching the art of parasol... Learn more
July 16 · 2:30 PM
The Sixth Annual... Wonderland Tea Party!
We shall begin at the beginning, and go on till we come to the end: then stop. Come one, come all, and come every other, and join us as we follow Alice down the rabbit... Learn more