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  • Steampunk is a subculture, a creative community, and an aesthetic movement . . .

    Anina Bennett
  • . . . collective term for Powers, Blaylock and myself. Something based on the appropriate technology of the era; like ‘steam-punks’, perhaps.

    K.W. Jeter
  • Steampunk is modern technology—iPads, computers, robotics, air travel—powered by steam and set in the 1800’s.

    Tee Morris & Pip Ballantine
  • [A]n era that never was, but one that we wish had been.

    Abney Park
  • I have to confess that steampunk often reads to me like updated versions of a Boy’s Own adventure.

    Jay Lake
  • It’s sort of Victorian-industrial, but with more whimsy and fewer orphans.

    Caitlin Kittredge
  • I don’t believe in steampunk as a binary. I see it as more like a spectrum.

    Cherie Priest
  • Steampunk is a noun, a verb, and an adjective. The arguments start when people try to pick just one.

    Overheard at GEAR Con 2012

Festival Info & Tickets

The Marvelous Meandering Cinema Salon

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on January 20th 2013

The Rose City Steampunk Film Festival’s Marvelous Meandering Cinema Salon is a touring program of excellent steampunk short films featuring our award winners, fan favorites, and festival director’s picks. In 2012, the MMCS toured the West Coast of the U.S. from Seattle to San Diego, including the inaugural Clockwork Alchemy steampunk convention  in San Jose …

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About The Festival

The Rose City Steampunk Film Festival is the only annual event wholly devoted to fostering steampunk themes and aesthetics in cinema. Held each Valentine's Day weekend in Portland, Oregon, the RCSFF recognizes the world's best neo-Victorian retrofuturist motion pictures. The independently-produced RCSFF is the principal sponsor of GEAR Con, Portland's steampunk convention.


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