Posts tagged: steampunk

TempleCon 2013

TempleCon is a “retrofuture”-themed gaming convention that will be held in Warwick, RI the weekend of February 1-3, 2013. The convention is in its eighth year, and this year’s theme will be “Biopunk.”

Founded in 2006, TempleCon is a celebration all things with a Retro-Futurist theme, right next door to one of the coolest cities in the world, Providence, Rhode Island. While we suppose you could call TempleCon a convention, as many are quick to do, it’s a bit more than that. It’s really a three day festival of modern hobby gaming and Retro-Futurist fandom, including events, performances and activities from all the genres out there that you can think of, and probably some that you can’t. It’s also a social event, which means that while we’re all about the entertainment, we’re even more about the people who love it. We started TempleCon for a lot of reasons, but one of them is because we think that things gaming and fandom need to finally be dragged out of the basement and into the ballroom. TempleCon breaks a lot of the long-standing rules of “geek” conventions, and offers up a diverse event full of wild parties, great games, live music, crazy performances, guests, workshops, vendors, and a ton more stuff that we think you’ll like.

Learn more at http://templecon.org/13/.

Steampunk Invasion of Salem III

The Steampunks are invading Salem, MA! Be on the lookout for them this weekend, on September 8th. Vendors and performers will gather at The Vault at 217 Essex Street. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/268797233185762/.

Lowell Steam Concert

Lowell Steam, a group of steampunks in Lowell, MA, are hosting an evening of steamy music with a live concert featuring Hellblinki and Eli August. The event will take place September 23rd at 8:00pm at Ward Eight. Tune in http://lowellsteam.com/ on your aetheric communicator for more information.

Watch City Festival 2012

Steampunks, mad scientists and time travelers will arrive in Waltham, MA the weekend of May 11th-13th for the 2012 Watch City Festival, a steampunk street festival that takes over locations throughout downtown Waltham. Previously known as Steampunk City, 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://steampunkcitywaltham.com to keep up with the latest developments.

Steampunk Industrial Revolution 2012

Pre-registration is now open for Steampunk Industrial Revolution, an all-steampunk convention taking place June 8th-10th in Nashua, NH. The band Platform One will be performing; more guests will be announced. Be sure to check out the pirate ship in the hotel bar! For more information visit http://steamrevolution.com/.

Futurity: A Musical by The Lisps

“Futurity: A Musical by The Lisps” is a sci-fi musical that will be presented by the American Repertory Theater at Oberon in Cambridge, MA on various dates starting March 16th and running through April 15th.

In this Civil War sci-fi musical, the Union soldier Julian Munro and the brilliant Ada Lovelace transcend time to invent an omnipotent steam-powered brain. Blending American indie-folk music with dreams of invention, FUTURITY explores a world where utopia seems within reach.

Learn more about this production at http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/futurity-musical-lisps.

TempleCon 2012

TempleCon is a “retrofuture”-themed gaming convention that will be held in Warwick, RI the weekend of February 3-5, 2012.

Founded in 2006, TempleCon is a celebration all things with a retro-futurist theme, right next door to one of the coolest cities in the world, Providence, Rhode Island. While we suppose you could call TempleCon a convention, as many are quick to do, it’s a bit more than that. It’s really a three day festival of modern hobby gaming and retro-futurist fandom, including events, performances and activities from all the genres out there that you can think of, and probably some that you can’t. It’s also a social event, which means that while we’re all about the entertainment, we’re even more about the people who love it. We started TempleCon for a lot of reasons, but one of them is because we think that things gaming and fandom need to finally be dragged out of the basement and into the ballroom. TempleCon breaks a lot of the long-standing rules of “geek” conventions, and offers up a diverse event full of wild parties, great games, live music, crazy performances, guests, workshops, vendors, and a ton more stuff that we think you’ll like.

Visit http://templecon.org/12/ to learn more.

Boston Book Festival

The Boston Book Festival is a free event being held on October 15th in various locations around the city. Some genre-related events are planned, including:

11:00am, at the Boston Public Library, Steampunk! with editors Kelly Link and Gavin Grant, author Holly Black and creator Allison DeBlasio.

2:30pm, Trinity Church Sanctuary, Graphic Novels: Drawing the Story with Daniel Clowes, Seth, and Alison Bechdel.

4:30pm, Trinity Church Sanctuary, Far Out Fiction with authors Gregory Maguire, Karen Russell, Chuck Klosterman and Kate Beaton.

See the schedule of all events at http://www.bostonbookfest.org.

Third Annual Steampunk Bizarre Exhibit

The third annual Steampunk Bizarre Exhibit will be on display at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT, starting with the opening reception on October 1st, 2011 and running through January 15th, 2012.

Dr. Grymm Laboratories presents the third annual 2011 Steampunk Bizarre Exhibit, featuring the works of 21 national and internaitonal artists that explore the unknown alternative world of Steampunk and Mark Twain. A complete Steampunk experience like no other, featuring special events, performances and interactive oddities! Opening reception will be on October 1, 2011. Funded by Hartford Steam Boiler and Foresite Technologies.

Learn more at http://www.marktwainhouse.org/museum/upcoming_exhibits.php and http://www.drgrymmlaboratories.net.

[Tip from Kristin]

A Steampunk Affair 2011

The PortConMaine convention is hosting this year’s “A Steampunk Affair” on October 22nd from 4:30pm-10:00pm in Westbrook, ME. This event is “an evening of fine dining, Neo-Victorian fashion, dancing, artisans, and oddities.” See http://portconmaine.com/asteampunkaffair/ for more information.

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