Symposium 2017 Session – Steam Around the World: Steampunk Beyond Victoriana

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Steam Around the World: Steampunk Beyond Victoriana.

Presented by Diana Pho.

Beyond Victoriana, what steampunk possibilities exist? Come join us as we take you on a trip around the world to see how steampunk manifests in the minds of those who don’t think within an Eurocentric context.

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Whether they blend Western influences, or use recognizably steampunk elements within a distinct flavor outside of Europe, we shall survey a more global Steampunk. We will also approach the ethical challenges that come up when engaging in multicultural steampunk and discuss matters of race, privilege, and cultural appropriation.


ayleenDiana M. Pho 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.

She was a guest speaker at the very first Symposium back in 2012, and has been an honored guest in 2013 and 2015 as well.


To learn more about other sessions, workshops, and special events please visit the 2017 International Steampunk Symposium Schedule.


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