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The Event: (via http://ubyssey.ca/culture/the-steampunk-symposium-at-the-fall/) "On Friday, November 6, a few hundred waist-coated women and mus… Read More
The Event: (via http://ubyssey.ca/culture/the-steampunk-symposium-at-the-fall/) "On Friday, November 6, a few hundred waist-coated women and mustachioed men took a break from the standard bustle of Downtown Vancouver and fell into The Fall, a two-level artists’ space at 644 Seymour Street with a retail store and art gallery on the first level, and a tattoo and body piercing studio upstairs. Leaving cars and city busses careening through puddles and snorting along busy sidewalks behind, these fancy people took off to a time and place that no form of transportation trundling along Seymour could take them." (From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk) Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.[1] Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually Victorian era Britain—that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne. Read Less
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"On Friday, November 6, a few hundred waist-coated women and mustachioed men took a break from the standard bustle of Downtown Vancouver and fell into The Fall, a two-level artists’ space at 644 Seymour Street with a retail store and art gallery on the first level, and a tattoo and body piercing studio upstairs. Leaving cars and city busses careening through puddles and  snorting along busy sidewalks behind, these fancy people took off to a time and place that no form of transportation trundling along Seymour could take them.
The Fall served as the backdrop for the Steampunk Symposium, an event of art, fashion and music in the style of steampunk, a sci-fi subculture that imagines what the world would be like if people still subscribed to steam as the main source of machine power."

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