What the Heck is Steampunk?

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What’s it all about?

Clockwork, gears, steam powered riffles and tea dispenser machines, goggles, Zeppelins, bustles and corsets…

Steampunk is a science fiction genre that focuses on anachronistic technology in Victorian and Western eras (think ray guns, computers, mobile phones and flying machines all powered by steam and built with brass, copper, leather…), mixed with alternate history or post-apocalyptic worlds. Heavily influenced by the works of Jules Verne and H.G Wells, steampunk is becoming a trend not only in literature but fashion, music and house decor. This class will tell you what it is all about.

What will we cover?

This class will cover:

  • What is steampunk, its beginnings, styles and symbols
  • Steampunk literature, series, comics, websites
  • How you can participate in the steampunk scene in Melbourne including events, artists, exhibitions
  • Tips to build a steampunk inspired costume in Melbourne (best places for clothing, props, metal scrappers, etc.)

Who will be teaching?

This class will be taught by Maria Yebra, a steampunk enthusiast who loves clockwork and thrives on making props, costumes and jewellery. She has attended the three steampumk conventions held in Melbourne as well as other steampunk events. Her favourite book of all times in 20.000 Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne.