Steampunk, in all its forms and expressions, and the people of the community, are truly amazing.
Steampunk is not dead as some people proclaim and wish it to be. True, some individuals never liked it, some lost interest, and some found it didn’t meet their personal needs or expectations. For the rest of us, however, steampunk is vibrant with creativity and potential.
To show that, my latest project, Steampunk Hands Around the World, a month-long event of blogs, videos, chats, and get-togethers, will present examples from around the world of that vitality and personal connection. With today’s technology, there is no barrier of distance nor language, and every steampunk everywhere can participate.
Every individual, group, region, and culture brings something unique to the expression and evolution of steampunk in our community. Every thought and action adds to the inspiration and excitement of what we create as a whole. Books, music, artwork, fashions, and philosophies all come together as a multi-faceted treasure. In those, we create something tangible from just our merest thoughts and dreams.
On Sunday, February 2nd, please join me and several dozen other creators in a trip around the world to learn about and enjoy the nuances of our community, and to take the opportunity to reach out to others to make new connections and new friends.
Twitter Hashtag – #SteampunkHands
Here is the official press release making the rounds.
Just as current day expressions of steampunk are not limited to the literature where it began, the people in the steampunk community are not bound to any one geographical region. Steampunk appears in many forms, and with its popularity, the community has grown to encompass the world.
The celebration and sharing of that global association is at the heart of a new project, Steampunk Hands Around the World, by Kevin Steil, the creator and editor of steampunk news and information resource website, Airship Ambassador. With more than six dozen steampunk creators – bloggers, authors, event organizers, and others – also participating, the month long project is a multi format media presentation about the international connections and communications in the community, for steampunks and non-steampunks alike.
Beginning Sunday, February 2nd, and continuing until Friday, February 28th, the group will show and share that steampunks everywhere are linked together and that new friends are waiting in every conversation.
Steampunk, in its many forms, brings people together in an inclusive and helpful network of similar mind. From sharing book and music review opinions, to playing the newest games and sharing DIY information on fashion and props, the steampunk community easily and comfortably brings together people ages eight to eighty in ways not often seen in other communities.
The full and updated-daily list of participating websites, blogs and events will be posted in the kick-off blog on the Airship Ambassador blog site:
For more information, please contact Kevin Steil at Kevin@AirshipAmbassador.com