Fans of everything steampunk should hightail it to the Bay Area of California this weekend for Steam Powered: The California Steampunk Convention. There will be a steampunk ball, a bevy of steampunk bands, steampunk literature, and a ton of vendors showing off their latest in retro-tech nerdery.
To honor the weekend's shenanigans, I've included a selection of work by famed steampunk ray gun creator Greg Broadmore, who, according to Wired, is flying in from New Zealand to discuss and share his collection of bizarre steampunked weapons. The eighth image is the official event poster, and the final two are just for fun.
The Steam Powered Convention
1. Steampunk Fashion - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop sustainable and eco-friendly materials for creating steampunk-inspired clothing.
2. Retrotech Gadgets - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design and manufacture retro-styled technology with modern functionality for the steampunk community.
3. Fantasy Literature - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create immersive digital platforms for interactive steampunk storytelling and literature.
1. Fashion - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Collaborate with steampunk designers to incorporate their unique aesthetic into mainstream fashion.
2. Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop advanced retro-themed gadgets and accessories to cater to the growing market of steampunk enthusiasts.
3. Publishing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore new formats and distribution channels for steampunk literature, such as augmented reality books or serialized digital content.