Archive for the ‘Cons’ Category

TeslaCon 7: La Grande Exposition Scientifique

Nov
08

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I can see why TeslaCon 7 is embracing the Francophile wing of steampunk with La grande Expostion Scientifique. The culture has Frenchy and the Punk, Veroniqe Chavalier, Spiky, Victor Sierra, Jean-Christophe Valtat, and of …

Once Upon Geneva Steam

Mar
08

Once

Once upon a time, in the Magical Land of Cheese, an enterprising young convention decided to hold its second gathering of steampunks. They summoned the retrofuturists from near and far and enchanted them. They became their favorite fairly tales!

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TeslaCon 6: The Wild Wild West

Nov
17

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Steampunks will come a-ridin’ into town, a-whompin’ and whoopin’ for TeslaCon 6: The Wild Wild West. The three-day immersive event runs November 20th through the 22nd 2015 at the Marriott Madison West in Middleton, WI.

TeslaCon offers …

Splendid Teapot Racing

Sep
29

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Several weeks ago, I was invited to join or like a Facebook page for Splendid Teapot Racing. It’s a steampunk group for mounting teapots on remote control car chasses and running the contraption through an obstacle course. It looks to …

Chi-Fi 2015

Mar
17

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Chi-Fi presents its sophomore celebration of geekdom March 19-22 at the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chiacago at 17 E Monroe Street.

The inaugural Chi-Fi 0 was a one-day affair on March 29, 2014. It expanded to a full-weekend affair.…

A Dark Victorian Romance

Feb
06

Dark VictorianThe Circle City Aerodrome (http://www.circlecityaerodrome.org) nonprofit society for steampunk arts and culture presents A Dark Victorian Romance. Their second annual immersion weekend will host events free and open to the public as well as a la carte events …

Go West!

Jan
21

new-boots-pgYou would expect to see more airships sailing over the prairie, bound for the badlands or the Pecos River. There should be a speck of a dirigible hovering in the wide-open skies of the big country. Considering that Chicago is …

TeslaCon 4: The Congress of Steam

Oct
29

TeslaconLord Bobbins, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, presents the fourth annual TeslaCon. This year it runs October 31 through November 3. The suspicious Baton Faction may be lurking, attempting to thwart Bobbin’s aims of steampunk unification.

Fancy dress will …

The Masonic Steampunk Connection

Sep
24

wahingtonmasonWith the Congress of Steam coming up at Teslacon October 31 – November 3, the time is right for shifting alliances and smoky backroom plotting. What better way to get a jump on the clandestine machinations than to join a …

Here Be Thee Bluebeard

Jul
30

TwirlWhen you think “anachronistic pirate improv comedian with an onstage talk show,” you think of Thee Bluebeard. The City of Milwaukee Official Municipal Jester Ann-Elizabeth Shapera describes him as “an effortless expert at the Fine Art of Walking Around …