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Here you will have information regarding EuroSteamCon 2015 in Portugal and other related projects. We’ll share our preparations until the convention, parallel events, and possible plans for the future.

EuroSteamCon is a steampunk convention, and two other editions have been organized in the city of Porto. It will have panels, debates, art showcases, contests, sharing of cinematic works, and others, everything somehow related to the genre.

What is Steampunk?

Steampunk is a subgenre of science-fiction which has been rising in popularity. It usually evokes an alternative XIX century where steam technology dominates and is much more developed. Steampunk explores the social, aesthetic, and technological possibilities which that setting offers.

The steampunk aesthetic is present in a lot of literary, artistic, architectonic, fashion, musical works, and others. This influence is easily identified by the presence of clockwork, gears, and shades of copper, but the genre itself has many more possibilities. Although the term “steampunk” originates from the late 1980s, a lot of influential works to the genre’s conceptualization can be found as far back as the nineteenth century, and beginning of the twentieth century, such as the works of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells.

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