Two short months ago a social club formed of people into the multifaceted phenomenon called "steampunk." The founders of the Machina Fatalis Steampunk Social Club have been organizing and promoting steampunk social activities in San Diego and Southern California for over a year. Before we ever had a name we had already thrown two steampunk parties and several meet-ups. Eventually we decided to give ourselves a name: Machina Fatalis, the machine of fate.
In the six weeks since we went public with this name, we have thrown or been involved in five events. Over the course of those weeks we have gone from traveling to LA to gather eight people together, to having more than thirty people show up for the picnic and maritime museum event in San Diego itself. The suddenness of this transition has left us a little stunned. After a year of quiet small developments, a local steampunk scene has exploded in front of us complete with several very different perspectives of what steampunk is. We are working on our next events and taking stock of these drastically changed circumstances. Stay tuned. If you live in the San Diego area and are interested in steampunk activities please bookmark or RSS this blog. You can contact us via email at machinafatalis (at) gmail (dot) com.