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Steampunk 101

Steampunk 101 teaches writers about the sub genre's origins and dives deeper into character and world building in this space.

Deep Dive

Starting date

Always Available


4 weeks



A few more words about this course

Steampunk 101 walks writers through the process of how to make cultural sensitivity/awareness a priority. 
Students will learn about:
  • The beginnings of the steampunk literary genre 
  • The involvement of more BIPOC in steampunk 
  • Steampunk character building 
  • Elements of steampunk world building 

Ofeibea Loveless

Writer.  Editor.  Cosplayer.
Ofeibea Loveless is a writer, editor, cosplayer, and co-founder of the Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance, an organization which connects fans of, and champions speculative works by, African American and African diasporic creators working in genres of sci-fi, comics, Afrofuturism, steampunk, and sword & soul. She is a founding member of the multicultural steampunk group Airship Ashanti, which promotes multiculturalism and diversity within the steampunk and cosplay communities and supports numerous non-profit and philanthropic causes including Relay for Life, WordPlay Cincinnati, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Her articles and interviews on steampunk, cosplay, and nerd culture have appeared in such venues as Cincinnati Magazine, BLKBOARD, PUNK BLACK, and New World Comics’ “Comics Empower” project.
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