Thursday, May 10, 2012


Prepare to enter a world full of wonder, steampunk wonder that is! Caledon is a whimsical and eclectic steampunk community based in Second Life. It is made up of fifty different regions, each inhabited by Second Lifers from all over the world. The collection of different regions is called the "Independent State of Caledon" and it is considered a micronation in Second Life.

When you first teleport to Caledon you arrive in the city of Oxbridge, the gateway to the main city of Victoria and the rest of Caledon. Caledon is set in the Victorian era, but, like all good steampunk-inspired works, it has bits and pieces of sci-fi and fantasy scattered throughout it's world. Want to get from one region to another as quickly as possible, why not catch an airship and sail through Caledon, enjoying the wondrous sites you pass over?

For those not familiar with steampunk, it is a genre that became popular during the 80's and 90's. Steampunk is generally set in the Victorian era, where the power of steam is harnessed to run, trains, airships and other idiosyncratic devices. The gadgets and machines are based on futuristic innovations as the Victorians might have envisioned them.

Caledon does a great job at building a living, breathing steampunk world. The architecture is fun and imaginative, the fashion is what you would imagine would be worn in the Victorian era, but with a flare of sci-fi inspiration. I encourage all to visit this rich and vibrant land, and experience the wonder and excitement of a steampunk world.

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