Steamquest – no pressure | The Department of Curiosities and Fine Things
Steamquest was held on 13th February 2015. The evening was a murder mystery without the murder, a fun evening designed to draw out the Steampunk enthusiasts in Hawke's Bay and see what sort of interest there was for a Steampunk scene in the region. Napier naturally lends itself to the genre with the Art Deco buildings and creative makers who live here. The evening was a great success with nearly all the allocated tickets sold. The Department was one of two outlets selling tickets in Napier, which bought different customers into the shop, many who were keen to explain their costume and what they were planning. The enthusiasm shown by people to create their own characters and costumes was inspirational, with one person having two different outfits, changing chameleon like half-way through the evening. Steampunk for those who haven't encountered this genre before can be best described as Victorian Sci-Fi. It takes the aesthetics of the Victorian era and then adds elements of technology