Books: There Are No Lines: The What & Why of @MVMediaATL’s Steamfunk! Anthology [@hannibaltabu]

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  1. West. Jim West says:

    Great article. I’ll definitely go pick this book up.

    However, I feel your article started a problem where none really existed. The Google Steampunk you mentioned features a asian steampunk male in the 4th picture who is a non-white if that’s what you are looking for. The very film that is credited as bringing a boom to the steampunk genre and inspiring more people to dress up at the cons is Will Smith’s Wild, Wild, West. The end theme song of that movie is a rap, funk. I think that movie is played at nearly every steampunk con and is a great example for people to follow for design work and inspirations to create their own steampunk costumes. Two staples of steampunk programs are Firefly, and the movie Serenity-although set in the future they inspire Spunks at cons, both feature prominent roles for black actors. At least with both of these films people see blacks in steampunk settings which is what is needed, that they are not forgotten or dismissed.

    At the cons I go to I see many black steampunk cosplayers, and I think it’s a growing trend. This book will add to that and that’s a good thing. The very best thing about steampunk is it’s a super-culture that grows and thrives by everyone participating in its future. Every new book, cosplayer, tinkerer, leathermaker and costumer adds to the whole. More awareness from all cultures will add to it’s greatness.

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