Gail Carriger returns to SPWF in 2017!

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Headshot by Vanessa Applegate

The Steampunk World’s Fair is pleased as punch to announce the return of Gail Carriger to the Fair in 2017 as the Literary Guest of Honor!

New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in higher learning, a fondness for cephalopods, and a chronic tea habit. She then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London.

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Steampunk: What to Wear


So there are lots of descriptions of Steampunk out there, and lots of people trying to describe it in various ways.

We’re going to say this:

For us, Steampunk is “a bunch of stuff people do that’s vaguely inspired inspired by mad science in a world that bears some sort of resemblance to the Victorian era.”

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What the Hell is Steampunk?

A guide for the curious, the interested, the unsure; the perplexed, the inquisitive, the somewhat lost; and perhaps even the displeased, the annoyed, and the generally put-out.

This is a really simple, and a really short, post.  Honestly, we can sum it up in three points:

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