Category Archives: Retro Futurism

Retrofuturist Hemlines: June Hudson

Tansy Rayner Roberts is the author of Power and Majesty (HarperCollins Voyager) and Siren Beat (Twelfth Planet Press). She blogs at Stitching Words, and podcasts at Galactic Suburbia.
I’ve always been a sucker for fake future fashion. As a fantasy writer, I love the use of clothes to express the culture of imaginary [...]

They’re Fanzines, Jim, but not as we knew them

As part of our ongoing series on retro-futurism and fandom, please welcome Bill Wright. Bill is the awards administrator of the Australian Science Fiction Foundation. He will be on deck in that capacity at Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty to introduce presenters of the 2011 A. Bertram Chandler and Norma K. Hemming Awards. Visit: [...]

What is retro-futurism?

Wikipedia gives a pretty good explanation of retro-futurism if you’re not really sure what it is.
Characterized by a blend of old-fashioned “retro” styles with futuristic technology, retro-futurism explores the themes of tension between past and future, and between the alienating and empowering effects of technology. Primarily reflected in artistic creations and modified technologies that realize [...]