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.

May Meeting: The Flapper and the Rise of Consumerism

Posted in Official Business on April 19, 2014 by Larry

At our May meeting, North Texas Dieselpunk member Larry Amyett will provide a presentation on how the rise of modern consumerism during the first decades of the twentieth century combined with the flapper phenomenon of the Roaring Twenties influenced the world we know today.

Meeting time will be 2:00 – 4:00 on May 10, 2014

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

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April Meeting Report

Posted in Official Business on April 19, 2014 by Larry

We had an excellent turn out for the presentation by Jen Wang on Captain America. Ms. Wang gave a very informative and entertaining presentation about this beloved superhero.

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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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