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!
November 17, 2014 · 7:00 PM
Cafe Absinthe - Open Mic Night!
Hazel Grey is pleased to announce the return of Cafe Absinthe! So bring your music, your book reviews, artwork, poetry, fashion, news from the world of science, or... Learn more
November 4, 2014 · 7:00 PM
Our regular monthly Meetup. Costumes are strongly recommended for Members but if your new to costuming please come as you are.
New Members, Friends, and Guests always... Learn more
October 28, 2014 · 7:00 PM
Book Signing for Demon Gate: Ehrich Weisz Chronicles
Marty Chan, an Edmonton author will to be at Crowfoot Chapters at 7pm for a book signing of his new Steampunk book A : "When young Ehrich Weisz – the future illusionist,... Learn more
October 25, 2014 · 7:00 PM
Death by Chocolate!
Why hello there Cogs and ghouls. Halloween is just around the corner, and as we approach the night of terrors and treats what better way to celebrate than copious... Learn more
October 25, 2014 · 10:00 AM
Monster Mash-Up at Telus Spark
The Science center would like to have a few people on both Saturday (October 25) and Sunday (October 26) to be roaming entertainment and help distract visitors waiting... Learn more