Steampunk 101: What is Steampunk?

By Captain Quaestor

Are you new to steampunk? Do you wonder what it’s all about? Why the gears and the goggles? Then gather around as we impart our knowledge about the origins of this fantastic genre and subculture! We’ll discuss the works of 19th century science-fiction writers that inspired Steampunk, we’ll talk about the late 20th century writers that invented the genre and coined the term, how Steampunk evolved into other media such as comics, anime, and movies. But perhaps more importantly, how it ended up becoming this magnificent community of eccentrics and dreamers.