2016 Steampunk World's Fair attracts a unique subculture that prizes both 19th century Victoriana and fanciful Industrial Age machinery that may or may not have existed.
WASHINGTON, May 15, 2016 — “Steampunk,” according to Wikipedia, “is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.” Think of films like “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” (2003), or the Will Smith-flavored version of “The Wild, Wild West” (1999). Okay, neither film was all that great. But the fantastic steampunk sets in both movies were another story altogether.
If steampunk is your thing, here’s where you’ll find a legion of fellow travelers.
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