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!
3 days ago · 7:30 PM
Finally, another Café!!! It is always a fun, entertaining, and even educational evening. Let us know if you've got something you'd like to share.
January 3 · 7:00 PM
STEAMUP...A New Hat for a New Year!
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
Dec 31, 2016 · 7:00 PM
New Years Eve with Punch Drunk Cabaret
It's time to say goodbye to 2016, which has been a very interesting year to say the least, from a huge recession, to all the craziness in politics. We are welcoming you... Learn more
Dec 6, 2016 · 7:00 PM
You there! What day is it today? Why, it's Steamup day! Join us as we take to the Toad and Turtle Pubhouse for an evening of festive celebrations and jubilations.... Learn more
Nov 10, 2016 · 7:30 PM
Cafe Absinthe - Chimera Edition
This Café will be slightly different as we are joining forces with another long-established event called Chimera. Many of our darker-clad, Gothic counterparts will be in... Learn more