Posts tagged: steampunk

Wee Faerie Village in a Steampunk’d Wonderland

The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT annually stages a themed outdoor display of tiny “fairy houses” on its grounds, and this year’s theme is “Wee Faerie Village in a Steampunk’d Wonderland.”

Artists and designers creating the over two dozen faerie-scaled installations must recount Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” in a steampunk setting. Imagine a miniature Victorian world viewed through a steam-powered futuristic lens.

Visitors will travel the Museum’s 11 acres to discover a faerie version of Lewis Carroll’s topsy-turvy dreamlike world. With guide in hand they will follow Alice’s adventures – keeping up with the tardy White Rabbit…surviving the Mad Tea Party…drinking and eating to change size…talking with flowers…and playing croquet with the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts.

As part of its Wee Faerie Village exhibition, adults and families with children can enjoy a month of fun faerie and Wonderland-themed activities. Events include a visit from Alice, baking and faerie house-making contests, croquet lessons, a magic show, parties, book discussions, and craft activities.

The exhibit runs from October 3rd to November 2nd. For ticket information and a full schedule of events, visit http://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/programs-events/wee-faerie-village/.

New England Steampunk May Meetups

The New England Steampunk Meetup group has two events coming up this weekend — a gathering in Brattleboro, VT on May 10th and a visit to the Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich, CT on May 11th. Future gatherings will be scheduled monthly. Join https://www.facebook.com/groups/280878418607228/ to find out where this wandering group will appear next!

RuffleCon 2014

Fashion fans will be getting dressed up for RuffleCon the weekend of October 4-5 in New Haven, CT.

RuffleCon is a conference held in New Haven, CT devoted to followers of cute, elegant alternative fashion in the Northeastern USA. RuffleCon is brought to you by a handful of alternative fashion enthusiasts who have been involved in the local community for years (over a decade, for some of us). We have been brought together by our love for lolita, goth, steampunk, or any other fashion from a rather shockingly long list, but one thing that unites us all is our commitment to creating for our communities an open, accepting forum devoted to the elegant, alternative fashion and its followers. We are dedicated to creating an atmosphere of learning and exploring within fashions new and old, and of course having fun while we’re at it!

For details visit http://www.rufflecon.org/.

Air City Expedition 2014

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled. See the letter posted at http://www.aircityexpedition.com/.

Air City Expedition is a “full immersion” steampunk convention being held the weekend of April 11-13 in Nashua NH. Attendees are asked to play along with the alternate world being created. Steer your airship to http://www.aircityexpedition.com/ for more information.

Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret

The New England Carousel Museum in Bristol, CT is hosting the “Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret,” a steampunk festival to raise funds for the museum, on January 4th, 2014. There will be panel discussions, performances, and vendors:

On Jan. 4, 2014, some of the best-known authors, performers and presenters in the rapidly growing Steampunk genre will gather at the Carousel Museum for an all-ages day of classes, a High Tea and an evening of performances for ages 18 and up. The regular museum exhibits will also be open, plus a variety of vendors to delight and tempt you with their creations. In addition to offering education and fun, the day will raise funds help repair the Museum’s roof.

Steampunk is a new trend with old roots. What if modern technology had been invented in the Victorian age and was powered by steam? What if the works of Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells, and Jules Verne were fact instead of fiction? Like Steampunk itself, this event combines Victoriana, fantasy, brass gadgetry, and fun.

Presenters include author Mark P. Donnelly, recently featured in the Wall Street Journal for his teaching of bartitsu, the martial art mentioned in Sherlock Holmes stories. Also appearing will be author Thomas Willeford, creator of the brass and leather gadgetry seen in TV shows like Castle and Oddities, “The Victorian Lady” Kandie Carle, magician Daniel Greenwolf, and many others. Classes include everything from flower language, etiquette and dance to bartitsu, DIY gadgetry, and spiritualism. The High Tea at 4 p.m. will feature delicacies from around the Victorian world, teas and other beverages and period parlor games. The evening show features: White Elephant Burlesque Society; Daniel Greenwolf; Desert Moon Dancers; bands Frenchy and the Punk and Them Damn Hamiltons; and a special surprise group.

Period dress or costumes are not required but are highly encouraged.

Learn more at http://www.brassringct.com/.

Inter-Dimensional Vaudevillians’ Cosmic Sideshow

The Inter-Dimensional Vaudevillians’ Cosmic Sideshow, a “Victorian Inspired Musical Circus Extravaganza,” will be held in Worcester, MA at the Worcester Palladium on November 2nd from 7:00pm to 2:00am. There will be several bands playing, plus fire spinners, artists, and magicians. For more information see http://www.antiquinox.com/events.html.

80 Days: A Steampunk Celebration

The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA is hosting “80 Days: A Steampunk Celebration,” a party to be held September 26th from 6:30-9:30PM.

Get ready for some pseudo-time-traveling as we celebrate PEM’s round-the-world art collection with steampunk revelry. Steampunk is a genre of science fiction that offers a Victorian take of what the future might look like inspired by authors such as H.G. Wells and Jules Verne.

Learn more at http://www.pem.org/calendar/event/844-80_days_a_steampunk_celebration.

[Tip from Jean]

Watch City Festival 2013

Steampunks, mad scientists and time travelers will arrive in Waltham, MA the weekend of May 11th-12th (with a kickoff party the evening of Friday the 10th) for the 2013 Watch City Festival, a steampunk street festival that takes over locations throughout downtown Waltham. The Watch City Festival is a fundraiser for the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation. There will be vendors, craft demonstrations, movie screenings, an art show, street performers, musical performances, and more! Keep an eye on http://watchcityfestival.com to keep up with the latest developments.

Steampunk Gala at 5-Wits

On the evening of April 5th, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, gear up and have an adventure aboard Captain Nemo’s famed Nautilus! Interactive game creator 5-Wits is sponsoring a Steampunk Gala at its “20,000 Leagues” exhibit at Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA. Enjoy the art of Bruce Rosenbaum and a musical performance by Eli August. Learn more at http://www.5-wits.com/steampunkgala.aspx.

Steampunk Industrial Revolution 2013

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled. See http://steamrevolution.com/ for more information.

Get your goggles ready! Steampunk Industrial Revolution returns to Nashua, NH the weekend of April 12-14. Be sure to check out the pirate ship in the hotel bar! For more information visit http://steamrevolution.com/.

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