Pre-paring for Steampunk World’s Fair
2012 is the year that I made a resolution to try a cosmic array of different things. Mainly along the lines of stepping out of the comfort zone of strictly anime and comic book conventions. My first step: Steampunk World’s Fair.
So I am going to be honest, I am new to Steampunk. If your reading this and your not sure of what Steampunk is reference the picture below.
Most people upon seeing someone in a steampunk sort of style can some what grasp the concept. But I know for a fact that devout Steampunkers become quite irritated if you throw gears on something and call it Steampunk, because respectfully it is more than just that. So for a more detailed and better worded explanation click here or here.
Research: So something interesting I’ve found out about the subculture that is Steampunk, is that it has a lot of literary influence. Which I am big fan of. Some examples H.P. Lovecraft, Jules Verne, and H.G. Wells. On this note I am working my working my way through The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft, Jules Verne-”Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-Vingt Jours”, “Voyage au Centre de la Terre” (I am reading these in French because it pleases my multi-lingual nature to kill so many birds with one stone), and “Aurorarama” by Jean-Christophe Valtat(He going to be a guest at SPWF so I figured meh why not also the cover of his book had a polar bear. I love polar bears.)
Tickets: I got for this were the Level II: Gentleperson’s Gentleperson V.I.P. tickets because I feel like if you go to something like this it only makes sense to get the most out of it.
Preparing a Costume: SO.I cheated on my costume. I totally bought it, but!!! It is hand made and comes from New Orleans so it kinda counts right?Anyway here is what it looks like:
I took a Steampunk Burlesque route because I am on this Burlesque kick and my original plan of being a Steampunk Pilot ehhh kinda fell through for me.(Click here to see where I bought this)
Transportation: Driving my ass because its 2 hours away.
Other thoughts…..from what I can see so far this is really well put together from Absinthe tasting to musical and burlesque performers.It’s been quite sometime since I’ve been excited for a conventions schedule of events.Otakon has disappointed me the past two years…. Expect one more post from me before I go to SPWF
-Sky Captain Admiral Minerva