The steampunk movement totally fascinates me, and I have to say that this is the type of innovative events that makes me love Brooklyn so much.
For those of you who are not familiar with the steampunk movement, here is how Kathy Malone; the director of The BIM (The Brooklyn Indie Market) and avant-guarde organizer of the event defines it:
"Steampunk is Victorian-era science fiction. Anything that can be envisioned as a part of a scientifically-advanced “steam” era can be prop- erly described as steampunk. Steampunk finds its origins in literature, going back to the works of Mary Shelley, Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. The term was coined in the late 1980s by sci-fi author K.W. Jeter as a bit of a tongue-in-cheek joke. The moniker nonetheless stuck, and has found itself attached to an entire array of movements and works, each trying to realize today’s technology with the 19th century’s resources."
So if you are up to some time traveling into the past-future, then join us for "Steampunk Salon Saloon"on the 24th of september at the Water Lounge. The time machine will start at 3 PM, and Kathy Malone promised to bring us back to earth around 9 PM,.. unless we don't want to come back anymore :)
And for those interested in volunteering at the BIM this year, please drop me a line.