Author Topic: Any gatherings in the Portland OR area??  (Read 1533 times)

54metalman

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Any gatherings in the Portland OR area??
« on: December 18, 2011, 06:30:20 pm »
Just wondering if there are any events or gatherings or even gathering spots in the Portland area? I am back in town now and new the the Steampunk world. I would just like to meet and talk with like minded people.

Any thoughts???

54metalman

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Re: Any gatherings in the Portland OR area??
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2011, 11:03:01 pm »
I guess there isnt much going on around here. Oh well. Just was wondering.  :-\

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Re: Any gatherings in the Portland OR area??
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 05:20:55 am »
There are at least two different steampunk groups in Portland.  Rose City Steampunks is the first that comes to mind.  But really, a simple google search for "portland steampunks" will get a lot of results.

Portland Steampunk Society
http://portlandsteampunksociety.com/

Rose City Steampunks
https://www.facebook.com/groups/354156304099/

Portland GEAR Con, August 17-19, 2012, AND Rose City Steampunk Film Festival on Feb 12, '12:
http://www.pdxgearcon.com

An article about Portland's steampunk community:
http://www.neighborhoodnotes.com/news/2011/01/counterclockwise_the_past_present_and_future_of_portland_steampunk/

This is all from the first page of the google search, except for the Rose City Steampunks, which I knew about from my own search upon moving to Oregon.  Also, here's the Brass Goggles Portland thread:  http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,9418.0.html

Portland is one of the top places for Steampunk in the states, arguably the top place on the west coast (although there are other contenders).  There are a lot of different mindsets when it comes to steampunk, but do-it-yourself is a huge part of the culture.  This attitude applies to being able to do basic research.  That's probably why you didn't get an answer to your question.