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The 2015 Steampunk world’s Fair will be held May 15-17, 2015.
Learn more at steampunkworldsfair.com. Find us on Facebook and RSVP
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Saturday, May 17 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Envisioning a Better Steam Society: Social Issues & Steampunk

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A discussion panel where panel participants discuss their thoughts about finding aesthetic inspiration in a historical era rife with sexism, racism and classist thinking. Can the steampunk subculture come to terms with its problematic past, or are we just repeating history, except with ray guns? Together with the audience, we hope to engage in an open dialogue about whether steampunk confronts or condones the historical ideas behind its inspiration, how nineteenth century thinking is re-interpreted in the present day, and what makes steampunk actually "punk."

Presenters
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Diana Pho

Editor, Tor Books / Beyond Victoriana
Diana M. Pho (also known as Ay-leen the Peacemaker) is a scholar, activist, performer, and general rabble-rouser. She is best-known for running Beyond Victoriana, an award-winning, US-based blog on multicultural steampunk, and the oldest-existing blog on this topic. For several years, she has traveled the country as a professional convention speaker about social justice issues and fandom. Her published work can be found in Steampunk Magazine... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites