Archive for the ‘Steampunk’ Category

Carnivale Delirium VII: The Midnight Cabaret 2017

Apr
18

The legendary neo-vintage circus sideshow extravaganza returns! Come join us for a variety show like no other! Live music, vaudeville, burlesque, circus acts, DJs and more!

Hosted by: Vita Devoid (Tampa, FL)
And Chicago’s premier Electroswing dance party, ROUGE!

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LEGO Adult Cosplay Night Giveaway!

Apr
11

All adult fans of LEGO® are invited for a night filled with friendly competition, cosplay themed activities, LEGO® Batman™ meet & greets and more!

LEGO® has provided Steampunk Chicago with ten complimentary tickets to the Adult Fans of LEGO®  Cosplay …

Build a Washtub Bass

Mar
14

It’s not difficult to build a washtub bass. I was able to pick up all the parts in one trip to the hardware store.

Here are the materials:

1 galvanized steel utility tub

2 eyebolts

3 nuts

2 flat washers, …

Mysticism, Mystery and Magick at Geneva Steam Convention

Mar
07

Occultist Aleister Crowley neatly summarized the Victorian mystical attitude as “the Aim of Religion “ and “the Method of Science.” Genenva Steam Convention explores these through its 2017 theme: Mysticism, Mystery and Magick.

The Con is a mid-winter carnival aimed …

Automatons Burlesque

Jan
16

Automaton

The Vertical Side Show presents Automatons, a steampunk burlesque set in the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. The January 27 and 28 shows will provide scintillating entertainment and a costume contest.

It’s 1893, and the World’s Columbian Exposition is in …

Victorian Vs.

Jan
03

victoria

As the temporally displaced masses cry, “Burn the calendars! Anachrony now!” they need to know a few things about history before they can alter history. Where has an impact on when, so it’s time for a review of Victorian vs. …

Eli August: Is This Darkness

Dec
13

darkness

Sometimes production and arrangements go hand in hand. Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings’ Is This Darkness knows which instruments to use for a song and how to record them for the right effect. In this case, there’s just the …

A Midwinter Mummer’s Tale Returns

Dec
06

mummers

Chicago’s magickal theatre troupe Terra Mysterium presents the second year of A Midwinter Mummer’s Tale. Their adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol previews on December 8 and runs through December 18, 2016, at Collaboraction in Wicker Park.

The …

TeslaCon 7: La Grande Exposition Scientifique

Nov
08

teslacon-7

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 …

Carnivale Delirium Spookshow Spectacular

Oct
18

spooktacular

Join us this October 18, 2016, at the Double Door, Chicago for a thrilling night of performance, freak & creep show, and Chicago’s premiere electoro swing dance party hosted by ROUGE! It’s the Spookshow Spectacular 2016, Brought to you by …