From my vantage point, 2011 could be a most excellent year for Steampunk and Dieselpunk. Just the things I know so far fill my heart with joy and they are only a handfull. There is Art Donovan’s upcoming book The Art of Steampunk.
Captain America: The First Avenger is in theaters from July 22nd. Also, there are quite a number of Weird West movies coming to a movie theater near you. I already talked about Cowboys and Aliens a few posts back. There will lso be the movie Priest (see the trailer at the end of this post) which is based on a South Korean comic of the same name and set in a really weird west. The movie looks more like post-apocalypse Steampunk with a hint of Diesel, though. The train alone… Aaahhh! Dark bliss!
Also, more things are happening here in Germany, too, now. Hopefully I shall be able to get some LARP or even a convention organized here in the south but family comes first so I do not know yet… Well, my good friend Amelia has started a club for Bavarian Gentlemen (Der Club der Bayerischen Gentlemen) and she is really behind it. Good look to her! Our firt meeting (and micro-LARP) will be in two weeks, I am really looking forward to that one.
Now that I covered literature and movies, I cannot really say what 2011 will briing in terms of music, except for Lovett, obviously. But I am certain there will be a number of releases, plus: I am working on a review of Abney Park’s The End of Days, I know, it is not that fresh anymore but there was no time for it earlier.
So, quite a few things o the horizon to brighten the life of a Steampunk and just as promised, here is the trailer of Priest: