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.

July Meeting: Old Time Radio

Posted in Official Business on June 21, 2014 by Larry

At our July meeting, Matt Bowerman will give us a presentation about old time radio programs. Come out and learn how this fascinating medium brought the world into our living rooms and helped to unite us all.

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

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

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June Meeting Report

Posted in Official Business on June 14, 2014 by Larry

June’s NT Dieselpunk meeting was great. We got to meet some interesting people and most importantly got to help some children enjoy some classic Diesel Era games.

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June Meeting: Vintage Game Day!

Posted in Official Business on May 25, 2014 by Larry

Our June meeting will be Vintage Game Day! Come out and play the games that were popular during the 1920s, 30s, and 40s! Fun for the whole family!

Meeting time will be 2:00 – 4:00 on June 14, 2014.

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

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May Meeting Report

Posted in Official Business on May 25, 2014 by Larry

We had an excellent meeting in May. Larry Amyett covered how the rise of consumerism and the flapper phenomenon heralded the birth of our contemporary world.

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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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