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* Following the [[TheEighties 198-something]] revamp of Disneyland California, Tomorrowland was whole-heartedly turned into this, described as something "straight out of Creator/JulesVerne's works." Walt Disney World's Tomorrowland followed suit in the early '90s.
** Discoveryland, the Disneyland Paris equivalent of Tomorrowland, was designed with the premise that the land is what Creator/JulesVerne, Creator/HGWells and their contemporaries ''thought'' the future would look like.
** Tokyo Disneysea has a VERY steampunk section known as the Mysterious Island, also based on the works of Jules Verne.

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* Following the [[TheEighties 198-something]] revamp of Disneyland Ride/{{Disneyland}} California, Tomorrowland was whole-heartedly turned into this, described as something "straight out of Creator/JulesVerne's works." Walt Disney World's Ride/WaltDisneyWorld's Tomorrowland followed suit in the early '90s.
** Discoveryland, the [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland Paris Paris]] equivalent of Tomorrowland, was designed with the premise that the land is what Creator/JulesVerne, Creator/HGWells and their contemporaries ''thought'' the future would look like.
** Tokyo Disneysea [=DisneySea=] has a VERY steampunk section known as the Mysterious Island, also based on the works of Jules Verne.


* [[http://www.subeta.net Subeta]] has a month-long celebration of {{steampunk}} for its forum members/roleplayers in the spring, called the Atebus Revolution Masquerade.
** [[http://www.valenth.com Valenth]], a related website created by the same people, is entirely based around {{steampunk}} technologies.

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* [[http://www.subeta.net Subeta]] has a month-long celebration of {{steampunk}} steampunk for its forum members/roleplayers in the spring, called the Atebus Revolution Masquerade.
** [[http://www.valenth.com Valenth]], a related website created by the same people, is entirely based around {{steampunk}} steampunk technologies.


Creator/JulesVerne, the first SpeculativeFiction writer, is the king of this trope. He and Creator/HGWells are often mentioned as the foundation of a literary steampunk's reading list. For added style, however, knowledge of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Thought#Movement New Thought]] movement can help, as can [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritualism Spiritualism,]] as both of those were very popular among the Victorians, and very influential on their thinking. In addition to being a science fiction writer, Jules Verne was also a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_history Naturalist.]] The [[http://www.cosmicpolymath.com/the-victorian-ethos-percy-fawcett.html steampunk Naturalist,]] as exemplified by Verne and others such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Beebe William Beebe,]] is one of steampunk's most important subtropes.

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Creator/JulesVerne, the first SpeculativeFiction writer, is the king of this trope. He and Creator/HGWells are often mentioned as the foundation of a literary steampunk's reading list. For added style, however, knowledge of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Thought#Movement New Thought]] movement can help, as can [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritualism Spiritualism,]] as both of those were very popular among the Victorians, and very influential on their thinking. In addition to being a science fiction writer, Jules Verne was also a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_history Naturalist.]] The [[http://www.[[https://www.cosmicpolymath.com/the-victorian-ethos-percy-fawcett.com/percy-fawcett.html steampunk Naturalist,]] as exemplified by Verne and others such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Beebe William Beebe,]] is one of steampunk's most important subtropes.


** Most recently, Willeford created a steampunk ''Franchise/IronMan'' suit, calling it "Iron Man 1889". It won top honors in the Marvel Cosplay contest at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con.

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** Most recently, Willeford created a steampunk ''Franchise/IronMan'' ''ComicBook/IronMan'' suit, calling it "Iron Man 1889". It won top honors in the Marvel Cosplay contest at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con.


[[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2013/07/what-is-steampunk_24.html What is Steampunk?]] It is a retro-style SpeculativeFiction set in periods where steam power is king. Very often this will be in an AlternateUniverse where the internal combustion engine never displaced the steam engine, and as a result all manner of cool steam-driven technologies have emerged, ranging from UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} to [[Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea submarines;]] the plausible counterpart to {{magitek}}, with a HollywoodScience HandWave or TheSparkOfGenius. Largely, steampunk runs on RuleOfCool, with some supposedly "steam-powered" technology being more advanced than modern electronics. Sometimes combined with the work of Charles Babbage on mechanical computers to produce a kind of retro {{cyberpunk}} set entirely in the Victorian era or a close analogue, with Dickensian exploitation.

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[[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2013/07/what-is-steampunk_24.html What is Steampunk?]] It is a retro-style SpeculativeFiction set in periods where steam power is king. Very often this will be in an AlternateUniverse where the internal combustion engine never displaced the steam engine, and as a result result, all manner of cool steam-driven technologies have emerged, ranging from UsefulNotes/{{Airships}} to [[Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea submarines;]] the plausible counterpart to {{magitek}}, with a HollywoodScience HandWave or TheSparkOfGenius. Largely, steampunk runs on RuleOfCool, with some supposedly "steam-powered" technology being more advanced than modern electronics. Sometimes combined with the work of Charles Babbage on mechanical computers to produce a kind of retro {{cyberpunk}} set entirely in the Victorian era or a close analogue, with Dickensian exploitation.
exploitation. In essence, it's applying the question of "What if the future happened sooner?"


** Thanks to your inventions (steamboats, gas lamps, single-shot riffles, ECT), Greece in “The Winged Victory” can be considered this.

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** Thanks to your inventions (steamboats, gas lamps, single-shot riffles, ECT), ect), Greece in “The Winged Victory” can be considered this.

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* Has popped up on a few occasions on ''Podcast/TwilightHistories'':
** “Roma Islamica” shows early signs of steampunk technology, such as steam powered lifts and carts.
** While primarily dieselpunk, “True Aztec” shows some slight elements, such as Kaisa’s steam-powered prosthetic leg.
** Thanks to your inventions (steamboats, gas lamps, single-shot riffles, ECT), Greece in “The Winged Victory” can be considered this.
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* ''Fanfic/CaptainsCrash'': [[ZigZaggingTrope ZigZagging]] with Launchpad's Curtiss JN-4, or "Jenny"; a steam-powered biplane. It flies -- and in fact, there ''were'' real-world experiments into steam-powered aircraft from the 1840s till the 1960s -- but it's noted that it's very inefficient in terms of its power-to-weight ratio, which is the reason why the technology never got anywhere on Earth.

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* ''Fanfic/CaptainsCrash'': [[ZigZaggingTrope ZigZagging]] with Launchpad's Curtiss JN-4, or "Jenny"; a steam-powered biplane. It flies -- and in fact, there ''were'' real-world experiments into steam-powered aircraft from the 1840s till the 1960s -- but it's noted that it's very inefficient in terms of its power-to-weight ratio, which is the reason why the technology never got anywhere on Earth. Launchpad himself notes that the "Jenny" is a result of him making do with the available technology on Equestria, with the implication that he hopes it'll serve as proof of product to get the funds to start pushing technology to recreate diesel engines.


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Steampunk may be a modern reflection of the 1930s–40s trope of TheGayNineties, an idealized version of the 1890s. While various works may be more chronologically specific, any time from around 1860, through to the 1910's, can be considered fair game. Think of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar and UsefulNotes/WorldWarI as acceptable bookends: the former is when the technological revolution really started to take off, and the latter when it first started edging into DieselPunk. (Some definitions set the start date earlier, though, perhaps as far back as the 1780s, when the UsefulNotes/IndustrialRevolution first began to take off.) The term "steampunk" was coined by Creator/KWJeter to describe the speculative fiction stories in a Victorian setting that he, Creator/TimPowers, and James Blaylock were writing in the early 1980s in contrast to the cyberpunk stories like ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'' that were saturating media. Steampunk's modern incarnation may be considered a reaction to the popular dystopias of that time: the positive power of the imagination and subversion of the NewTechnologyIsEvil trope are common steampunk themes, although recent steampunk is increasingly likely to deal with dystopian societies, sometimes even drawing upon the works of Charles Babbage to theorize humans with mechanical brains and other things rendering them cyberpunk in all but backdrop and visual trappings.

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Steampunk may be a modern reflection of the 1930s–40s trope of TheGayNineties, an idealized version of the 1890s. While various works may be more chronologically specific, any time from around 1860, through to the 1910's, can be considered fair game. Think of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar and UsefulNotes/WorldWarI as acceptable bookends: the former is when the technological revolution really started to take off, and the latter when it first started edging into DieselPunk. (Some definitions set the start date earlier, though, perhaps as far back as the 1780s, when the UsefulNotes/IndustrialRevolution first began to take off.) The term "steampunk" was coined by Creator/KWJeter to describe the speculative fiction stories in a Victorian setting that he, Creator/TimPowers, and James Blaylock Creator/JamesPBlaylock were writing in the early 1980s in contrast to the cyberpunk stories like ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'' that were saturating media. Steampunk's modern incarnation may be considered a reaction to the popular dystopias of that time: the positive power of the imagination and subversion of the NewTechnologyIsEvil trope are common steampunk themes, although recent steampunk is increasingly likely to deal with dystopian societies, sometimes even drawing upon the works of Charles Babbage to theorize humans with mechanical brains and other things rendering them cyberpunk in all but backdrop and visual trappings.


[[caption-width-right:250:[[UsefulNotes Queen Victoria]] wishes she had men like these.]]

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** Also, the Tomorrowland in Disneyland Paris still is something "straight out of Creator/JulesVerne's works."

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** Also, Discoveryland, the Tomorrowland in Disneyland Paris still equivalent of Tomorrowland, was designed with the premise that the land is something "straight out of Creator/JulesVerne's works."what Creator/JulesVerne, Creator/HGWells and their contemporaries ''thought'' the future would look like.

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* Le Mega Parc, the indoor theme park of the Quebec City’s mall center Les Gallerie De La Capitale, have revamped himself as a steampunk themed park with a huge industrial warehouse vibe.

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