Vaporiste! Bringing French Steampunk to the English-speaking masses

There is a new blog on the block in Steampunklandia.  Vaporiste!: Steampunk, Dieslepunk, and Retrofuturism in France was launched last week, and is edited by Arthur Morgan, co-author  of Le Guide Steampunk (with Etienne Bariller), co-author of “Touring Steampunk Paris” (with meeeee!), and editor-in-chief of www.French-Steampunk.fr, where I wrote a series of guests posts  in 2011 about the artistic roots in French Steampunk.

As the link above shows, that series is currently running in its original form (English) at Vaporiste!, and features meditations on commonalities and tradition between Steampunk artists like Sam van Olffen, Futuravapeur, and AnXiogène with French Symbolism, Surrealism, and Dadaism.  It was really an honor to take a stab at tracing this tradition, and I am thrilled it is available to French as well as English-speaking audiences.

Posing with the French Steampunks after the 2011 event "Selena Chambers and Etienne Barillier in Paris," sponsored by La Libraire de L'Antre-Monde. Left to Right:  Arthur Morgan, Moi, Franck Gouraud, Etienne, Vincent Bénard (Futuravapeur), and Annliz Bonin (AnXiogène ).

Posing with the French Steampunks after the 2011 event “Selena Chambers and Etienne Barillier in Paris,” sponsored by La Libraire de L’Antre-Monde. Left to Right: Arthur Morgan, Moi, Franck Gouraud, Etienne Barillier, Vincent Bénard (Futuravapeur), and Annliz Bonin (AnXiogène).