steampunk poc

Air Less Traveled is a steampunk podcast set in a historically revisioned, mid-1800s America. In the beginning, it follows a Byron Crawford - the son of a local mayor - as he goes about his day: and he is the typical, spoiled rich kid you would expect. However, things take a turn when an all-female pirate crew - lead by Nettie Atkins - kidnaps him for a ransom. If you are at all interested in auditioning, information to do so is under the cut.

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The goth and fantasy fashion aesthetics are fucking beautiful, but they’re coming up short. 

  1. There is a serious lack of POC in gothic attire. 
  2. There is a serious lack of POC in fantasy attire. 
  3. There is a serious lack of male POC in gothic or fantasy attire. 
  4. There is a serious lack of males in fantasy attire, period. 
  5. Why are there so few genderfluid fantasy costumes and concepts?

Come on.  Step it up, people.

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And perhaps no weight would quell European arrogance, but splendor sent their minds into predictable paths. Let them think her a simple Eastern noblewoman hungry for trinkets and admiration. Let them think they could map out the movement of her gears. For now.

-The Padishah Begum’s Reflections, Steam Powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories (ed. JoSelle Vanderhooft), January 2011

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Steampunk webseries TINKER: Escape with us to a sci-fi world where a pair of genius inventors battle villains to bring change to a polluted & corrupt world.

Less than $3,000 away from reaching their goal, and only 9 DAYS LEFT for their Kickstarter. As the only steampunk series project out there starring two PoC and with an impressive production staff, i really want to see this project get off the ground. Please BOOST & support. 

More info: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/containmentfield/tinker-steampunk-web-series

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Tokyo Inventors Society presents: “From Story to the Street”
Part 1 shows the Meiji-period science fiction world of “Steam Garden”