What is North Texas Dieselpunks?

Posted in Official Business on December 26, 2010 by Larry

Do you love movies such as Raiders of the Lost Ark,  The Thin Man, The Shadow, Chinatown and The Big Sleep? Do you love Swing Music, Big Band, and Jazz? Is you’re favorite hat a fedora? Do you love Art Deco,  the Golden Age of Radio and vintage cars?

Then you just might be a Dieselpunk.

Dieselpunk can best be defined as a subculture and a genre of art blending the knowledge of the 1920s through the early 1950s with today.  The goal of dieselpunk is to create something unexpected and new by merging the zeitgeist of the past with today’s technology and attitude.

North Texas Dieselpunks is an organization established to bring together like minded individuals who want to socialize and share their love of that Golden Era and keeping it as a living, breathing part of our culture.

For updates on our activities please see below.

April Meeting

Posted in Official Business with tags on March 22, 2014 by Larry

At our April meeting, North Texas Dieselpunks member Jen Wang will give a presentation on the comic book superhero Captain America. Captain America, the comic book series and the superhero himself, came out of World War II. After a decline and hiatus, he was revived and eventually became the leader of the Avengers. Jen will discuss Captain America’s presence in the comics, cartoons, and films and explore how he’s a bridge between the diesel era and the present day.

Jen Wang is a lab tech and writer from Dallas who loves comic books and many other nerdy things.

Meeting time will be 2:00 – 4:00 on April 12, 2014.

The Manske Library (Meeting Room), 13613 Webb Chapel, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

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March Meeting

Posted in Uncategorized on February 9, 2014 by Larry

Our meeting in March will be a showing of the Southern Dieselpunk movie “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou”.

Meeting time will be 2:00 – 4:00 on March 8, 2014.

The Manske Library (Meeting Room), 13613 Webb Chapel, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234

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February Meeting Update

Posted in Uncategorized on February 9, 2014 by Larry

Tina Amyett’s presentation on the fashion of the 20s – 40s was a big success. We had a very good turn out and a lively discussion. In addition, we were featured in the Dallas Morning News Metro section!

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Fashion of the 1920s – 40s

Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2014 by Larry

Tina Amyett will provide an encore of her highly popular presentation on the fashion of the 1920s -40s at our February meeting.

Meeting time for this month will be 2:00 – 4:00 on February 8, 2014.

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North Texas Vintage Life Expo Report

Posted in Official Business on January 18, 2014 by Larry

The North Texas Vintage Life Expo was an amazing success! The attendance was approximately 350 people. The feedback from everyone was very positive with repeated calls for a second. Photos are posted the Expo official site.

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North Texas Vintage Life Expo

Posted in Official Business on November 9, 2013 by Larry

logo2The North Texas Dieselpunks are taking the months of November and December off to prepare for the “North Texas Vintage Life Expo: Celebrating the 20s, 30s, and 40s Today!”

Come out and enjoy the music, art, dance and fashion of 1920s – 40s! Meet local vintage themed groups and organizations and learn how you can incorporate the spirit and style of that amazing period into modern living!

Entertainers include The Singapore Slingers, The Three Quarters Fast Jazz Band, and a magic show by the Dieselpunk magician Big Daddy Cool. There will be presenters by the European SAS Raider Company (A World War II Reenactment Group), Larry Atchley, Jr. (Author, Paranormal Researcher, co-host of the live broadcast radio show Dangerous Minds.) plus others. There will also be a Paper Moon photo booth, a children’s area where they can play games from the 20s – 40s, and craftsmen. In addition, there will be a gallery of dieselpunk art.

When: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Where: The Manske Library (Meeting Room), 13613 Webb Chapel, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234

Visit the official web site for more information.

OctopodiCon 2013

Posted in Official Business on October 19, 2013 by Larry

Members of the North Texas Dieselpunks will be giving panels at OctopodiCon 2013 in Norman, Oklahoma, November 1-3, 2013. Come out and meet us!

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