Some of the steampunk’d Portal designs I cleaned up for my panel at Steamcon yesterday!

I have lots of thoughts on how to effectively reinterpret a character through another cultural lens- steampunk, post-apocalyptic, superhero, what have you- but a lot of it revolves around maintaining a costume’s character, functionality, and aesthetic.  I’m sure I can ramble on about that at some point when I’m not recovering from con crud. :)

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"If some old fogey peering through his smudged bifocals can’t discern the cool and important stuff going on, such as the tsunami of anarchic multiculturalists using the steampunk scalpel to dissect the past and reassemble it like a two-dollar watch, that’s his loss; the readers are picking up on it."

K.W. Jeter, on old school sci-fi meeting the steampunk scene, in Everyone’s Invited to the Steampunk Party

(Glad to see the man who coined steampunk giving a shout-out to what the genre is becoming.)

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I got asked to perform at this year’s Steampunk World’s Fair in Piscataway, New Jersey and filmed my adventure for “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.” TRIGGER WARNING: WHITE PEOPLE IN WACKY COSTUMES.

P.S. Unfortunately, we couldn’t use all the amazing footage we shot that day. However, I do want to give a special shout-out to Diana Pho at for the amazing work she does complicating Steampunk.

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