The steampunk community in Omaha is growing as books, movies, music, and fashion all contribute to the gain in popularity. The Steampunk Society of Nebraska has a page on the Steampunk Empire’s website, which has over 18,000 members, as well as their own website. There are about one thousand members locally, and members attend events such as British Fest, O Comic Con, or Steampunk Midwest 2015, as well as local get-togethers. It is a group where steampunk oriented people can find community with likeminded individuals. As popularity in steampunk increases, The Steampunk Society of Nebraska will surely be growing as well.
Steampunk is more than just a literary, musical, or movie subgenre. It is more than a fashion statement. It has meaning to many people; it is its own culture. Steampunk is a hobby, lifestyle, and philosophy that began in the 1980s and has been growing increasingly popular in the past five years. Through this culture, many people have found ways to connect with others who share their interests. But, more than that, steampunk has inspired people to become independent, crafty, and positive about life. It is a movement that will surely continue to grow.