The Louisiana Steampunk Festival is part costume play, part Victorian science fiction, and part street fair! It's an all-ages festival hosted by Cité des Arts to showcase and celebrate science fiction, speculative technology, language arts and art education.
Admission is $10.00 per person per day or $15.00 for an entire weekend. Children under 12 are free.
For event information, follow the link to "Learn More". To learn more about the world of "Steampunk", keep scrolling for more details below.
Steampunk celebrates 19th century science fiction fun in the modern world. "Steampunkers" are diverse innovators – many come and make and showcase their own music, stories, art, costumes and creative 19th century paraphernalia. Steampunk is a Science Fiction / Fantasy genre where the Industrial Revolution either didn’t happen or happened differently. Time travel, steam power, clockwork, airships, goggles, mad scientists, and Victorian-inspired fashions are common themes in steampunk. Steampunk encompasses a sense of longing not for the actual past, but for a futuristic past that never was, and turns that longing into artistic expressions of music, literature, art, and entertainment.