Simply put, the Steampunk links are an off shoot of my main blog, the Steampunk Tribune, and is an effort to list as many Steampunk links, be they real or virtual world, in one central location. I realize there are other sites which have such listings, but the main blog was becoming a tad unwieldy with accumulated connections. Hopefully, this page will provide concise updates to the growing Steampunk genre. It is currently under construction, so do excuse the virtual chaos - thank you!
As one ventures outside the world of Steampunk, into larger media sources, one wonders if articles produced, which "explain" Steampunk, are providing a benefit to those who may not be familiar with the genre (in the sense of focusing on unique and creative aspects of the genre), or use Steampunk as a simple filler piece for harried journalists. A majority of press pieces of late have been positive, though at times some are head-scratching odd, when trying to figure out an article's storyline (beyond "those crazy people who dress like Victorians").
Fortunately, CNN's "Geek Out!" provides a nice review of Steampunk, focusing on Dragon*Con, and touches on convivial aspect that the majority of Steampunks enjoy. Additionally, the comments are well balanced, with a compendium of satisfying retorts to the inevitable trolls by people who do appreciate the genre. Worth a look, imo, so please follow the link here... http://geekout.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/05/steampunk-trend-barrels-ahead-at-dragoncon/