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A Striking Steampunk Maiden at a Whitby Meet

Steampunks! I hear you say.  What's that got to do with ghosts and the supernatural?  Well the honest answer is I didn't really know, until I began to encounter the Steampunks at Whitby Folk Week.  However, I now think they fit in really nicely with the Gothic Horror genre.  I enjoy their take on the possibility of some surreal pre-electronic, old tech world that could have existed in the past if world history had taken a different path, or may yet exist at some time in the future after some unforeseen Armageddon, the possibility for which seems more immediate today than it did just a decade ago.

 

Steampunks go where they like and have a great time strutting their stuff.  From what I see, they seem really happy in each other’s company and the albeit temporary, but highly imaginative world they live in, at the many weekend festivals held around the country.  They get a chance to live a different ‘out of the drudge of daily life’ existence at their meetings and shaking off the woes of toady’s media world barrages of doom, existing instead in a more genteel, well-dressed if somewhat surreal haven, where their multitude of personas cab rang from the late European colonial (but with a lot more panache), to a crossover into the Gothic horror world of vampires and all things Victoriana.

 

I will on this page explore their history, likes, dislikes and having met and corresponded with several leading lights within the English scene, be giving you a chance to look at their websites and infrastructure, so that you too, if you catch the mechanical steam driven bug’s ethos, can become one too.  Do come back often to see what I've added.

 Paul Fitz-George BA (Hons) History

 

In the beginning...

 

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The Colonel and His Lady - Whitby 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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