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The Zoopraxiscope Beckons 

Wednesday, Feb 24 2010
Those unfamiliar with the world of steampunk may be tempted to lump it in with other fantasy subcultures, some of which involve dressing up as videogame characters or wizards. And it's true that steampunk is wrapped in a thick layer of geekery, but the lace-infused, monocle-heavy patchwork of past and future is more dignified than furry leggings: The brass and wood mashups of modern technology and vintage machinery consistently and purposefully evoke Jules Verne novels. If you’re just discovering steampunk, a night at the movies might just be the thing to ease you into the scene. Science Fiction in San Francisco (SF in SF) presents a Steampunk Film Night as part of the Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition, a four-day event that takes place mostly in Emeryville. The screening features three films, including Joss Whedon’s Internet masterpiece, Dr. Horrible’s Singalong Blog. The series, starring Neil Patrick Harris (of Doogie Howser, M.D.) and Nathan Fillion (of Firefly) follows the trials and tribulations of Harris’ Dr. Horrible, who strives to be the world’s preeminent evildoer. The story, like much of Whedon’s fare, is both funny and surprisingly touching. As the title promises, it’s also a musical with songs like “Everyone’s a Hero” and “A Man’s Gotta Do,” tailor-made for audiences to warble. Attendees are encouraged to dress in Victorian or steampunk outfits, and the ticket price covers free popcorn. Don’t forget to turn off your pocket telegram machine during the show.
Wed., March 10, 7 p.m., 2010

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