We had a really great time at the Eastbourne Steampunk Festival, it's always fun and there are so many amazing outfits, not that you have to dress up to attend, but it is part of the fun if you do!!! This was the forth steampunk event I had attended in Eastbourne.
According to Google Steampunk is:
"a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology"
Steampunk is something I have been interested in since 1999 when I first watched the Will Smith film Wild Wild West, while being far from a perfect film it does give people a good introduction to the world of steampunk. In that film there are robots, tanks, powered wheelchairs, advanced weaponry and many other things that seem pretty normal now, but this film is set in the 19th century and all of these things are steam powered!!! It's origins are much older than that film, but if you just want a rough introduction to Steampunk then I recommend watching it. Steampunk has become much more popular over the last few years and is especially popular on the cosplay scene, with people either creating their own totally original steampunk creations or creating hybrid mashups of recognisable characters and steampunk technology / dress code.