Steampunk has many variants, but one of the classic backgrounds for the genre has been the sea, as first described by Mssr. Jules Verne in "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea". I have put together this small offshoot of the Steampunk Tribune to delve a bit deeper (so to speak) into this topic, and hopefully will be a repository of Nautical Steampunk information.
Additionally, aside from nautical Steampunk, Second Life fictional works, to better document the burgeoning Steampunk narratives in the Steamlands!
As I was working about to attempt to update the Convention page on the Steampunk Tribune, I noticed that TeslaCon will have a "20,000 Leagues beneath the Aether" theme this year. Obviously, I'm quite elated that this year has had a focus on the seafaring aspects of Steampunk (good for this blog as well), and it will be interesting to see how TeslaCon 2011 will develop. To visit their temporary site and forums, please take a moment to peek at: http://www.teslacon.com/main/
It appears that SteamCon III will have a nautical theme this year. I do laud them for the choice, and it will be interesting to see how much seafaring interpretation will be added it the event. No plans have been released as of yet, but as this is of particular interest, I'll be keeping posted on the evolution of the next NW Steampunk event. For further information, please visit: http://www.steamcon.org/