Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy International Steampunk Day, everyone! You can celebrate via the Facebook group or by checking out various sites like steampunk.com and the Steampunk Tribune, or even by joining the Steampunk Empire to find out more about all the fun.

Some sources say that this day was chosen because it's the birthdate of H.G. Wells...except it isn't. H.G. was born in September. At any rate, it's a lovely spring/summer day to celebrate the future that might have been. I looked up the date and found that on this day in 1822, according to Wikipedia, Charles Babbage proposed the difference engine in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society. So there's your tenuous connection, should you need one! (Incidentally, it's also the birthday of Che Guevara. Ha.)

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