‘Steampunk’ Festival Comes to Hannibal Labor Day Weekend
You may never have heard of something called "Steampunk," but, between now and Labor Day weekend, you'll have the chance to learn all about this unique genre.
The Hannibal History Museum hosts the first Steampunk Festival Saturday and Sunday, August 30-31. The festival serves as a celebration of the Victorian era in America's Hometown, featuring exhibits, vendors, tethered balloon rides, cruises on the Mark Twain Riverboat and more.
By definition, Steampunk is "a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century." The best example of Steampunk is the "technology" featuring in the 60s TV show "The Wild, Wild West."
The Hannibal History Museum's Lisa Marks was a guest on KHMO's Talk Back: