This is a group for the Northern Virginia area who are curious about or actively enjoy Steam Punk, Our monthly meetup for drinks in full regalia will be in Fredericksburg though if anyone has a steam punk event they would like to create in the NoVa area, please post it here. We would like to create a community of makers, stitchers and artistic bargain finders who love the futuristic fashion and aesthetics of steam punk along with the love of history of the Victorian era.
For beginners: Steampunk is many things, but one could sum up the experience in a few words. Imagine, if you will, the Victorian aesthetic with regards to clothing, jewelry, manners, etc. The Victorian Period, naturally, is the time during Queen Victoria's reign in England, roughly 1837-1901. Steam and electricity were the cutting edge technologies of the time. Science fiction authors such as Jules Verne and H.G. Wells wrote their stories based on the worldview of the time. Future gadgets and technologies would still use steam to power them, and the ideas of empires and propriety had not yet faded. Men were gentlemen and women were ladies. And they had Tesla-guns and steam-powered jetpacks. If the idea of alternate (or alternative) history intrigues you, Steampunk and therefore this group, is for you. - Description lifted from the Circle City Aerodrome - Indianapolis page