Many people ask what is Steampunk? There was a movement in science fiction to write in a genre known as “Cyberpunk”. When various writers, such as Jules Verne, began exploring similar concepts and ideas but setting them in a pseudo Victorian world, the term steampunk was jokingly coined. Steampunks aim is to take some of the very best parts of the past and make them part of a bright future.
A Few Facts
The Asylum Steampunk Festival is the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the World, attracting participants from around the globe.
Typical Steampunk films include Wild, Wild West; The Golden Compass; War of the Worlds; Around the World in 80 days; Sherlock Holmes (2010 film) and many more.
There is a Steampunk HQ Museum in New Zealand.
Come along to the Steampunk Event at Crich Tramway Village on Saturday 8th October and see a range of activities including tea duelling, market stalls, entertainment, plus fairy tales and a colouring competition for the children. Download the steampunk-day-timetable-of-activities.