The Crossroads of the Aether
I will monitor this group, but I cringe everytime I see "punky steamers" in print. Please poll your membership regarding this term while it is still early. Why the attempted renaming of an established and respected genre? Was the name "Cutesy Kitten Club" already taken? ;-)
Well, the group was named over a year ago before I joined, but I don't really have an issue with it. I think it was just meant as a play on words for the club name, rather than any attempt at renaming "steampunk".
Out of curiosity, what would you suggest for a name?
The name should reflect some formality and class, like The Carolina Society of Retronauts or The North Carolina Guild of Faux Historians, or borrowing from Emilie Autumn, The Wayward Victorian Assembly of North Carolina. Other possibilities include reference to time travelers, chrononauts, adventurers, etc.. Doesn't that sound more like something of which one would take pride in participation?
Formality was a basic tenet of Victorian life. The club name should reflect that in my humble opinion.
If only you weren't such a drive away from me...*le sigh*
To what airship are you referring? Is there a craft associated with the "punky steamers"? <shivers, makes face>
The USAS Airedale
New meetup - Sunday, April 1st, 2012 - 2pm
Tour of JC Raulston Aboretum at NC State (in costume)
Free Passes to Advanced Showing of "The Raven" in Raleigh!
Our group has been invited to an advanced showing of the new movie, "The Raven", this Thursday, April 26th at 7:30 PM at Regal Brier Creek Cinemas! Our group has 30 passes in total. Each person can bring one guest. Information on the movie is below. To get your free passes, you'll need to sign up for our meetup group. Information is on the page below:
Sunday, May 6th - Steam Train ride in New Hope (off US1, just southwest of Cary, NC)
We will meet at the New Hope Valley Railway for an hour-long steam train ride at 12:15 pm. Costumes are preferred, but not required. We would love to get some nice group photos!
Please purchase tickets directly on http://www.nhvry.org/ for the 12:15pm ride as soon as possible. I don't know if there will be additional tickets available on-site.