I recently had the opportunity to enjoy the steampunk movement documentary, Vintage Tomorrows. The 64-minute Byrd McDonald film, much of it filmed around a table in Seattle’s own Dahlia Lounge, debuted at the San Diego Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival back in July, and is making the rounds on screens at various upcoming conventions like PDXFF and Dragon Con.
On the surface, Vintage Tomorrows is about Steampunk, a cultural movement that includes fiction, clothing, objects and experiences that celebrates a reimagined Victorian science. People who fully embrace Steampunk often wear Victorian-era garb enhanced with various technology trappings that suggest how many of our modern silicon and digital marvels might have looked had they been crafted at the dawn of the industrial age when fire transformed steam into power. A time when emerging sciences suggested all things were possible.
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