On Saturday 30 October, wherever you are in the world, it’s time to play along at home.
Victorian-inspired alternate reality for fiction and fun.
How to join Steampunk Earth Day:
Spend an hour or a full day doing any selection of these options:
1. Turn off the lights.
2. Turn off the AC/heater.
3. Walk or bike instead of using a car.
4. Turn off the computer and/or internet and/or TV.
5. Get your steampunk on with long skirts, awesome boots, leather/metal in your clothes, mad scientist welding goggles or whatever seems steampunk to you.
Do something green – install a solar panel or water-saving showerhead or something.
If you like, you can sign up officially at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=150654784970718
The rationale behind Steampunk Earth Day is that the Victorian era was where a lot of today’s pollution was born and raised and bred. Steampunk is all about taking the Victorian era and making it more fun – so why not take a day to be steampunk WITHOUT the pollution?
From clockworkcouture.com, some steampunk outfits to get your started:
I hope you like this month’s steampunk twittertale, “Zeppelin Jack and the Deadly Dueller” @Louise_Curtis_