CNN Geek Out! || A field guide to the geeks of Dragon*Con
Known as: Steampunk / alternate history geek
Curious and of unknown origin, this species’ numbers have exploded in recent years, though no one has been able to identify a reason for the population boom. Fewer still have settled on an accepted definition for the group: Many cite novelists H.G. Wells and Jules Verne as the progenitors of these cog-and-watch-face-hungry costumers, but others point to a terrible ‘90s western starring Will Smith as an accepted flashpoint.
When seen in the wild, approach with hands outstretched, bearing an offering of your most whimsical pair of goggles. If the steampunker accepts them, congratulations – you have been given permission to participate in her upcoming DIY stage rendition of ‘Howl’s Moving Castle.’
So, I’m definitely getting paid real money to write this stuff.