The Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition saw hundreds of people gather at Fort George in Niagara on the Lake .
Awesome outfits (this could catch on people!), merchandise, music and memorabilia made up the weekend that could be summed up as a little Mad Max and a little Victorian style mixed in together.
What exactly is steampunk culture you ask? Well niagarabuzz.ca headed down to find out, but just in case you’re wondering about the actual definition we’ve posted it below!
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s BritishVictorian era or American “Wild West”, in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. Steampunk perhaps most recognisably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristicinventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era’s perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art.