Jules Verne and Steampunk
with the Jules Verne Phantastical Society
Jules Verne was an author from France who lived from 1828-1905. Many consider him to be the father of science fiction, and his famous novels include Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
In this video, our action figure characters Jules, Ned Land, and Professor Aronnax watch as the Nautilus' robot Fulgur visits Hal-Con - the comic book and genre convention in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Fulgur interviews founders of the Jules Verne Phantastical Society, and discovers why the author and his works continue to inspire and influence us today.
Watch the Nautilus Lit video, created with characters from the Kidoons stage production Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea.
What is Steampunk, and why is it appealing to so many of us today?
Science fiction is still very popular as a genre today. Why do you think that is?
What kind of technology exists today that may have been considered sci-fi in the past?
What kind of sci-fi technology do you think will become a reality in the future?