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Author Topic: The Victorian Society in America  (Read 1994 times)
Dr von Zarkov
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« on: March 13, 2007, 06:35:22 pm »

The Victorian Society in America is a rich source of information on all matters related to that golden age. Local chapters conduct tours of historic districts; the bookstore offers hundreds of titles. They are not in tune with the steampunk genre.

http://www.victoriansociety.org/
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2007, 08:32:08 pm »

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They are not in tune with the steampunk genre.


Does that mean they are against steampunk?  Or they simply don't recognize it?
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2007, 09:25:51 pm »

"They are not in tune with the steampunk genre" means that the society as a whole, composed largely of aristos and culture vultures, are unaware of our genre. Their events and publications focus on design, dress, architecture ... the lifestyles of the Victorian Rich and Famous.
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2007, 09:49:23 pm »

Tut tut. They need to have their eyes opened to the world of Steampunk
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2007, 10:07:11 pm »

Whether or not they see us, we see them and I was about to point out that they'd make a great resource (to those in the neighborhood)...  then  I saw the membership price list:

Individual: $45
Household: $55
Student: $30 (with ID)
Historical Society: $40
University/Library: $40
Historic Home/Museum: $40
Sustaining: $100
Contributing: $250
Business Membership: $250
Life: $1500

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2007, 10:12:14 pm »

Cost to be a steampunk:   still zero dollars for a lifetime membership.



Value? I think so...
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2007, 09:53:41 am »

Cost to be a steampunk:   still zero dollars for a lifetime membership.



Value? I think so...

Cost to be a steampunk? Priceless Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2007, 01:02:39 am »

Lifetime membership to Victorian society $1500

Cost to own 4096 sq meters of land in second life for your victorian mansion  L$32,000

Victorian Mansion in San Francisco $890,000

Being a steampunk and saying "ByJ, down with the establishment! I say, Quite so, Tut Tut, BTB where is my airship, I left my Absinthe in Paris!"

Priceless...

there are some things money can buy, for everything else, you just make it out of brass and wood....
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2007, 12:26:12 pm »

Here here Sir Sprocket! good show! Indeed, it has expenses...however, I live in New York, and that membership is mere change, when compared to the likes of the Wildlife Conservation Society, and all the various Museums here.

I do feel, however, that it is not necessary. I'm sure there are plenty here, and around the country, we can all learn a thing or two from.
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