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The 2015 Steampunk world’s Fair will be held May 15-17, 2015.
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Thursday, May 15
 

7:00pm

Game Room (Tentative)
Bring your own gameS and hang out! This bonus Thursday entertainment and set of activities is subject to change

Thursday May 15, 2014 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Boardroom A Radisson

7:00pm

Busking Showcase (Tentative)
Come get an early peek at our busking performers. This bonus Thursday entertainment and set of activities is subject to change

Thursday May 15, 2014 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

8:00pm

Social Mixer (Tentative)
A chance to mingle witrh friends old and new. This bonus Thursday entertainment and set of activities is subject to change

Thursday May 15, 2014 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Fusions Lounge Radisson

8:30pm

Karaoke (Tentative)
Time for the audience to take the stage. This bonus Thursday entertainment and set of activities is subject to change

Thursday May 15, 2014 8:30pm - 10:15pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

9:00pm

Pool Party (Tentative)
Hang out at the Pool and get an early start on the SPWF celebtration. This bonus Thursday entertainment and set of activities is subject to change

Thursday May 15, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Radisson Pool Radisson

10:30pm

Drum Circle
After the box office closes, it's time to beat away the day's chaos with a fun, uninhibited group activity.  Get in the groove and feel a sense of harmony as you reboot to the rhythm!
Bring your drum and join your host, Icebox! No past circle experience--or ability to keep a beat--necessary.  Come for ten minutes or two hours.  Spectators and dancers welcome!

Presenters

Thursday May 15, 2014 10:30pm - Friday May 16, 2014 12:00am
Courtyard Stage Radisson
 
Friday, May 16
 

3:00pm

Group Grounding Meditation and Reiki share
Stressed out? Can’t seem to relax? Feeling mentally blocked or scattered? With everything going on around you at the Fair, it’s a great time to start meditating! Conventions are busy, fun, and stressful weekends for all of us. Why not recenter yourself through a guided grounding meditation and Reiki share before you jump back into all the steampunky goodness of the day? Reiki Master and Meditation Teacher Sensei Victoria Whitfield will be hosting two sessions, one on Friday and then again on Saturday. Open to all levels of meditation experience and styles. First-timers are welcome! Don’t miss it!


Friday May 16, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

3:00pm

Introduction to the Red Fork Empire
ANSWER THE CALL of the Emperor to help fight the DULL so that the children of tomorrow will not be threatened by this menace. HEAR how you can join the RFE and help the effort to spread creativity and imagination throughout the Multi-verse. LEARN about the magnificent brilliance of the Emperor, who he is, and the fantastic citizens who share his cause.

Presenters

Friday May 16, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Boardroom E Radisson

3:00pm

Steam Powered Giraffe Fan Meet-up
SPWF 2014 has brought back the incredibly talented band Steam Powered Giraffe. You love them? We love them, too! So why not meet up with fellow fans to chat about the up-coming SPG events at the convention, what fun costumes or make-up you’re going to wear or need help with, and generally squee a lot—because holy rusted gears, Batman, this weekend is all about STEAM POWERED GIRAFFE! For fans, by fans: Hosted by Erin Menard and Cassidy Nolde

Moderators
Friday May 16, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Dueling Corridor Radisson

3:00pm

A Flagellum Named Thor - Classic Acoustic Halo Called Fred
A Halo Called Fred provides the best geek rock ever played on guitar, bass, fiddle, and kitchenware. Their songs feature such topics as Pirates, Steampunks, Cavemen, and any body part or flying thing you can think of. Halo has performed with King Missile, been produced by a member of Ween, and featured on The Doctor Demento Show. Reborn after a decade-long hiatus, they are regulars at off-beat cultural events such as Wicked Faire, The Steampunk World’s Fair, and the Macabre Faire Film Festival.


Performers
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A Halo Called Fred

A Halo Called Fred provides the best geek rock ever played on guitar, bass, fiddle, and kitchenware. Their songs feature such topics as Pirates, Steampunks, Cavemen, and any body part or flying thing you can think of. Halo has performed with King Missile, been produced by a member of Ween, and featured on The Doctor Demento Show. Serving as the house band of Jeff Mach events, they have debuted songs such as “Drinking for Science... Read More →


Friday May 16, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

3:00pm

Darknes & Light: The Poetry of Joseph Brutto
Reading of Poetry written by teen poet Joseph Brutto. Joseph has been published in print five times since December of 2012 and continues to receive additional letters of acceptance. He has been ranked #1 on Teen Ink with his dark, yet emotional writings.

Presenters
avatar for Joseph Brutto

Joseph Brutto

My passion for writing comes from my heart and through life experiences. Pen and paper have been my vehicle to express feelings through poetry and drawings that are sometimes dark, but always enlightening to myself and others. I want to make a significant contribution that impacts teenagers and adults of all ages through my expressions. Check out my facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JosephBruttoPoet


Friday May 16, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Boardroom C Radisson

3:00pm

Telling Steampunk Stories: The gearwork of story structure
Jonathan Wood, whose fiction has appeared in Ceaseless Steam, and whose novel No Hero was named one of the top 20 paranormal fantasies of the past decade by barnesandnoble.com discusses how to dissect three act structure without getting a stain on your corset, and how to survive the hero's journey without loosing your monocle.

Presenters

Friday May 16, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Boardroom B Radisson

3:00pm

The Wonderful World of Wyck
This devilishly odd performer mixes classic Sideshow/Performance routines with his unique self-deprecating humor and unbelievable stunts– witness such wonders as the human pincushion and “the block head!” Wyck will keep you thoroughly entertained, consistently amazed, and pleasantly grossed out.

Performers

Friday May 16, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

4:00pm

Tea Time at Finishing School
Bring your best manners to take tea with Miss Galia and Lt. Moxy. They will explain to you the proper way to pour tea and how to drink it like a lady or gentleman or possibly octopus. Decaffeinated beverages and biscuits will be served. Giant top-hats not required.

Performers
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Miss Galia

is a strange combination of a camp counselor, an adventurer, and a huge geek. She hates getting messy in most contexts, and enjoys destroying books (I'm not kidding about that one, amusingly).


Friday May 16, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Boardroom E Radisson

4:00pm

Painless Parker
Painless Parker is music for miscreants, malcontents, and misanthropes. Behind the Painless Parker moniker is the musical output of one Noam Berg, and American-Israeli-Canadian no goodnik whose zeal for music far outstrips and actual talent. What started out as a sandbox for ideas new and old slowly but surely mutated into a proper stage act which combines traditional and popular tunes with Painless Parker originals. The result is a mixed bag of country laments, sea shanties, murder ballads, and classic rockers, filtered through a grimy, whiskey stained punk lens.

Performers
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Painless Parker

Born under a barstool and raised by a pack of wild koalas, Painless Parker plays music for miscreants, misanthropes, and malcontents. Sea shanties, folk tunes and hard-hitting originals are served up with wild foot-stomping abandon. Pass the whiskey and get ready to rock.


Friday May 16, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

4:00pm

The Cog is Dead
The Cog is Dead is a time-traveling band with a bit of a musical identity crisis. Formed in Grimsby, England in 1893, the Cog is Dead have traveled to various points of time in an effort to save clockwork mechanics and steam power! Along the way they have discovered several types of marvelous music which has helped to inspire their own. They now travel the world in their flying timeship, spreading their message and playing their marvelous melodies for all to hear and enjoy!

Performers

Friday May 16, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

4:00pm

Demonology
Demonology is one of the most complex aspects of world religions, theology and spirituality today. In modern times, it is mostly associated with Christianity. However, demonology is an integral part of all major faiths and religions. Man’s quest to deal with wicked entities has roots going back into the earliest ages of mankind’s arrival on this planet and beyond. This presentation features three knowledgeable individuals in various areas of the paranormal who have contacted the living dead, ghosts and various spirits. This diverse panel will discuss a number of subjects including: world religions, demonic possession, violent haunting, ghosts and angels they will be opening the floor to questions and comments from the audience.

Presenters

Friday May 16, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Boardroom B Radisson

4:30pm

Victorian Secrets for Today’s Seamstresses
Generations of seamstresses have passed down sewing secrets, many of which are no longer in common usage today . . . but boy, are they clever! Some of the most useful can be found in this presentation, which covers everything from the basics of stitching, boning, and hemming to the more esoteric concepts of design to hide figure faults and seam placement to distract the eye and flatter form. We’ll even throw in the Scotch Tape zipper trick (which isn’t actually Victorian, but is dead useful anyway!) for free!

Presenters

Friday May 16, 2014 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

4:30pm

The Wandering Cellist
Thew Wandering Cellist fuses her classical training with her love of heavy metal, fantasy, film & folk music. Building layers of cello on top of each other, she creates a world simultaneously dark, beautiful, wonderful, fantastic & breathtaking.


Friday May 16, 2014 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

5:00pm

The Velocitators
Come hear the crew of the S.S. Velocitator! The Velocitators are an anti-folk, aggressive acoustic band that draws inspiration from the realm of absurdity. Singing about death, a guy you don’t know named Steve, blasphemy, cows, murder and more about death, they embrace the themes that decent normal folk find abhorrent.

Performers
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Dubious

Dubious is a rigger and rope top from the NY area known for losing himself in slow scenes and tying in a connected and sensual style.


Friday May 16, 2014 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

5:00pm

5:30pm

Eli August & the Abandoned Buildings
We could try to tell you why Eli August and the Abandoned buildings are awesome and we’re incredibly glad to have them back at the Steampunk World’s Fair this year, but we also thought this bio from their page at last.fm was pretty succinct:
“Eli August creates music with zeal and energy, focusing on mood, tonality and lyricism. The songwriting mines memories of past regrets and failures to create melancholy aural set pieces that are sincere, passionate and some times dark, but never completely devoid of redemption.
There is a tangible sense of urgency in the music that flows throughout the songs. Many of the works carry the sobering notion that life may never be as good as it once was, but there is still reason to carry on.
Eli August comes to you with no preconceived notions or carrying any musical airs. The music is here to say one thing. Though the outlook may seem bleak and the path dark, we are in this together.”


Friday May 16, 2014 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

5:30pm

Empires in the Age of Steam
Empires of Steam covers the basics of four empires during the 19th C - the Ottoman, the French, the British, and the American. Time is spent on history, expansion and/or collapse, some notable events and achievements, and lasting geo-political repercussions that linger to this day

Presenters

Friday May 16, 2014 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

5:30pm

Grand Unveiling of Jeff Mach's Giant Robot
Friday May 16, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Parking Lot Midway

6:00pm

Felix Blithedale: the comedic series
Felix Blithedale is a comedic series about an Inventor in San Francisco in 1903. It is as if Nikola Tesla or Thomas Edison had a video blog in the Victorian/Edwardian era; And if they were a neurotic hopeless romantic mess. This 13 episode season covers Felix's first invention (the talking picture) through his ideas and his accidents as he strives to create something that will put his name in the history books.

Presenters

Friday May 16, 2014 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Boardroom E Radisson

6:00pm

Steampunk Science Theatre Dinner
In the not too distant future…as a matter of fact, the past. The not TOO distant past, although time is relative when we are dealing with these sorts of things. Either way, it is just a dinner show, you should probably just relax.
That’s right, after last year’s successful Mystery Hatton Theater, The World’s Fair is doing it again, but we have heard that watching and laughing at a traditionally themed movie is hard work. Well, if there is one thing funnier than a spit take in a film, it is someone choking on a dinner roll because of hysterical guffawing.
So this show is not just long-time Riffer James Hatton sitting with you all in a dining atmosphere and laughing along with you at this piece of steamy (get it?) cinematic gold. We will also be providing drive-in fare for you to enjoy as we go. Snacking on the buffet while you get your movie riff on sounds like a wonderful way to spend an evening… and if it doesn’t, well, we might know a guy who can shoot you into space.
You can get tickets over at our ticket page – please note that this event DOES tend to sell out!

Moderators
Friday May 16, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Fusions Restaurant Radisson

6:00pm

The Goblin Market
Note that this event contains Burlesque and Darker Subject Matter. (Ages 16+ and Parental discretion is strongly advised.)

The Goblin Market is an interactive, exhibition and theatre event that deals with a darker and fictional interpretation of what we refer to as Victoriana (1830-1900), and directly succeeding eras that blend surrealistic themes within a historical context. It draws symbolic inspiration of the Christina Rosetti poem of the same name in the concept of other worldly beings interacting with a human audience to create Faustian deals. The Goblin Market also reinvents the term “goblin” from its fairy and fantasy roots from folklore and legend. Rather than creatures of mischief and mild mayhem – these are elusive and otherworldly beings that have an insatiable desire for deal and bargain alike. The purpose of these deals is to slowly strip the human rube of their humanity and in some extreme cases, their life.
The Goblin Market’s interpretation of these otherworldly occupants is different than the fairytale renditions. They appear as though human although gaunt, dressed in bizarre arrays of anachronistic fashion, and in some cases have very distinct yellow irises. By their attire and couture they appear interested in Victorian, Sideshow/Performance, carnivale, and funerary styles. Within their possession, they carry on their person strange, rusted adornments about their clothing that harbor occult purpose. Within their wares are some of the strangest and most curious relics and items. And every item, adornment, or object of fancy is available for trade.
There is unspeakable darkness that clings to the Goblin Market. It is shrouded in mystery, fear, and excitement. Our souls long for wonderment that breaks away from the monotony of our daily lives even if it means sinking into the darkest parts of our hearts. The desire that dwells in those dark pits that grant our defining humanity seem immortalizing to these Goblins – the Autumn People, The Beings on the Other Side of the Mirror – and everywhere they go, insidious smiles at bewildered faces of patrons of all sizes, shapes, and creeds are bound to follow.

Exhibitors include Abigail Larson, DellaMorte & Co., Masquerade Artisan

Entertainment:
MC: The Dark Side of History with Mark P. Donnelly - 6-9:30
Karnevil- 6:30-7:15
HUMANWINE & The Folks Below - 9-9:45
Smoke and Mirrors Peepshow - 7:30-8:45
Unwoman - 10-10:45
DJ Vourteque - 11-close
The Mad Hattress 

Moderators
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Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.

Performers
avatar for Azkadelia Hattress

Azkadelia Hattress

Aerialist, Azkadelia : The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be returning to this years Wicked Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever... Read More →
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Karnevil

Circus Sideshow, Karnevil
Not just a sideshow, more than mere magicians, surely not as simple as a circus, Karnevil blends all the classic methods of entertainment with a cutting edge and sinister twist. No audience member has ever left our company unmoved, you may be startled, you will be disturbed, you will definitely be aroused! Come, we have such sights to show you..
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Unwoman

Singing live-looping electric cellist.


Friday May 16, 2014 6:00pm - Saturday May 17, 2014 12:00am
Midway Tent Stage Midway

6:30pm

A Halo Called Fred
A Halo Called Fred provides the best geek rock ever played on guitar, bass, fiddle, and kitchenware. Their songs feature such topics as Pirates, Steampunks, Cavemen, and any body part or flying thing you can think of. Halo has performed with King Missile, been produced by a member of Ween, and featured on The Doctor Demento Show. Reborn after a decade-long hiatus, they are regulars at off-beat cultural events such as Wicked Faire, The Steampunk World’s Fair, and the Macabre Faire Film Festival.
Join them also as they host the Long Dark Teatime of the Soul on Friday night. We got word from a street urchin that they might even have a song called ¨Long Dark Teatime¨…

Performers
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A Halo Called Fred

A Halo Called Fred provides the best geek rock ever played on guitar, bass, fiddle, and kitchenware. Their songs feature such topics as Pirates, Steampunks, Cavemen, and any body part or flying thing you can think of. Halo has performed with King Missile, been produced by a member of Ween, and featured on The Doctor Demento Show. Serving as the house band of Jeff Mach events, they have debuted songs such as “Drinking for Science... Read More →


Friday May 16, 2014 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

6:30pm

Jack Warren
Jack Warren is a 16-year-old filmmaker, actor, singer-songwriter, and part-time time traveler. Armed with only his voice, an acoustic guitar, and a dusty tophat, he romps in and out of tunes by Neutral Milk Hotel, Steam Powered Giraffe, Chameleon Circuit, himself and more.

Performers

Friday May 16, 2014 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

6:30pm

Unwoman
Unwoman is a San Francisco-based solo cellist-singer-songwriter. Her live sets feature stand-up electric cello and the lush textures of live looping. With timeless songs about love gone wrong and classic covers, Unwoman has been a favorite solo act at major steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over North America.
She received the 2013 Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Award for best solo musician. Unwoman has also performed with Amanda Palmer, Voltaire, Abney Park, Rasputina, and Vernian Process, among many others. She is currently working on her eighth self-produced album.

Performers
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Unwoman

Singing live-looping electric cellist.


Friday May 16, 2014 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

6:30pm

The Wonderful World of Wyck
This devilishly odd performer mixes classic Sideshow/Performance routines with his unique self-deprecating humor and unbelievable stunts– witness such wonders as the human pincushion and “the block head!” Wyck will keep you thoroughly entertained, consistently amazed, and pleasantly grossed out.

Performers

Friday May 16, 2014 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

7:00pm

Green Carnation Meetup
Green carnations were allegedly worn by Oscar Wilde as a code for
"the love that dare not speak its name." Whether or not their
symbolism was used as such, referred to the Decadent movement, or was
without implicit meaning, they are still associated with Oscar Wilde
and his libel trials. This is a meet-up for the LGBTQQIA members at
The Steampunk World's Fair. Come join fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual steampunks for
a mixer to get to know each other better and toss back a few drinks
(alcoholic and non). Friends are welcome, too.

There will be a curated mini library of literature touching on
Victorian sexuality and queer people throughout history for attendees
to peruse. In addition, we seek for this space to be what you wish to
make of it, whether as a chance to just relax and mingle, or a
potential for in-depth discussions or something else entirely. It's up
to you, darlings. Feel free to wear a green carnation, dress to the
nines, or show up in your most comfortable shirt.

Please note that this is intended as a safer space. In addition to
upholding the event's harassment policy, we ask that all attendees be
respectful of one another's pronouns and the intention behind creating
this space.

Friday May 16, 2014 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Fusions Lounge Radisson

7:00pm

Paleofutures: The Future Just Isn't What It Used to Be...
Presenters

Friday May 16, 2014 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

7:30pm

Black Paper Silhouettes Workshop
Kids can create their own unique paper silhouettes on contrasting colored paper to make it stand out – this both teaches the utilization of positive and negative space, and involves slicing up bits of paper with scissors, which are, as far as we understand it, two of the great joys of the 19th century.

Performers
avatar for Miss Galia

Miss Galia

is a strange combination of a camp counselor, an adventurer, and a huge geek. She hates getting messy in most contexts, and enjoys destroying books (I'm not kidding about that one, amusingly).


Friday May 16, 2014 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Boardroom B Radisson

7:30pm

Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands
Her lyrics and melodies portray the world as a dark and strange (and often funny) place deeply connected to fables and imagination. Stories such as “Little Match Girl” and “The Misplaced Zygote: Down the Wrong Chimney” convey folklore lessons that address phases in women’s lives where they need to be conscious of staying true to their intuition. Songwriting begins in many different ways, including inspiration from refrigerator magnet poetry or going to the movies alone at midnight, but is mostly a channeling process that happens late at night when the veil between reality and dreams is the thinnest. Expect the unexpected.
Crystal Bright possesses astounding vocal range and power that descends on a dime to delicate subtlety. One moment she sings, she soars – and the next… a falsetto whisper that slyly peeks behind the curtain.

Performers

Friday May 16, 2014 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

7:30pm

Bloody History of Tea
Presenters

Friday May 16, 2014 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Boardroom C Radisson

7:30pm

SAFER: Harassment & Cosplay
Directly discussing types of harassment common at conventions: Sexual harassment, body shaming, slut shaming, photo-taking appropriateness etc.

Presenters

Friday May 16, 2014 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Boardroom E Radisson

8:00pm

Steampunk Story Slam
It's everyone's favorite improv storytelling game — plus gears & bustles! The audience calls out clever words and scenarios, then "Geek Wisdom" author Stephen H. Segal gives you three minutes to use them to write ANYTHING — a scene, a poem, an incantation. Everyone reads their pieces aloud, and audience applause will choose winners to receive prizes!

Presenters

Friday May 16, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

8:00pm

This Way to the Egress
One of the most famed musical troupes in the Steampunk world, presumably because people are afraid of this ragtag and motley bunch and fear what will happen if they don’t attend their shows.
I’ve seen them charm audiences of bikers. I’ve seen them charm audiences of grandmothers. I’ve seen them charm audience of grandmother bikers. It’s damn hard not to have a great time when The Egress begins to swing.

Performers
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This Way to the Egress

Partner/Piano/Violin/Accordion, This Way to the EGRESS
Since their start in 2008, EGRESS has tried to find a box in which they could fit themselves; however, one needs a rather large box to fit all six members—and their accordions, tubas, electric guitars, trombones, pianos, and drums. So instead they move forth doing what they do best; cascading onto the stage in a breathtaking explosion of sound and color that’s equal parts unruly vaudeville, ebullient world beat band and three ring circus. The... Read More →


Friday May 16, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

8:00pm

Campfire & Spooky Ghost Stories
​Sit around our virtual campfire as we tell ghosts tales to chill your very marrow! After we figure out what a marrow is. Victorian children loved to sit around telling tales of excitement and fear. Except for the ones who had Netflix.

Performers
avatar for Miss Galia

Miss Galia

is a strange combination of a camp counselor, an adventurer, and a huge geek. She hates getting messy in most contexts, and enjoys destroying books (I'm not kidding about that one, amusingly).


Friday May 16, 2014 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Dueling Corridor Radisson

8:00pm

Dinner with Steam Powered Giraffe
Dinner with the band. Sold Out.


Friday May 16, 2014 8:00pm - 9:45pm
Ellington's Restaurant Embassy Suites

8:00pm

Cards Against Humanity
Everyone's favorite game.

Sponsors

Friday May 16, 2014 8:00pm - Saturday May 17, 2014 12:00am
Boardroom A Radisson

8:30pm

Baroque & Hungry
What happens when a journalist/bike mechanic, a freelance editor, and a music educator get together and form a band? Really awesome music from a band called Baroque & Hungry, that’s what. Baroque & Hungry is a mandolin, guitar, and percussion trio based in Central NJ, performing Celtic, Latin, Folk, and classically-inspired music. Also, they’re the inventors of the amperclef. That’s what happens when you’re Baroque & Hungry….you invent cool stuff like eclectic music and amperclefs.

Performers
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Baroque & Hungry

What happens when a journalist/bike mechanic, a freelance editor, and a music educator get together and form a band? Really awesome music from a band called Baroque & Hungry, that’s what. Baroque & Hungry is a mandolin, guitar, and percussion trio based in Central NJ, performing Celtic, Latin, folk, and classically-inspired music. They've recorded stuff and you can get it at baroqueandhungry.com or at their shows.


Friday May 16, 2014 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

8:30pm

Bicycle Curious
Bicycle Curious consists of Eden O’Clair and Katia Michalopoulos (just call her Katia the Magnificent instead of trying to pronounce it), and they are two magical makers of music who leave a trail of glitter, cake crumbs, and some songs that were never meant to be covered on ukulele, wherever they go.

Performers

Friday May 16, 2014 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

8:30pm

Darknes & Light: The Poetry of Joseph Brutto
Reading of Poetry written by teen poet Joseph Brutto. Joseph has been published in print five times since December of 2012 and continues to receive additional letters of acceptance. He has been ranked #1 on Teen Ink with his dark, yet emotional writings.

Presenters
avatar for Joseph Brutto

Joseph Brutto

My passion for writing comes from my heart and through life experiences. Pen and paper have been my vehicle to express feelings through poetry and drawings that are sometimes dark, but always enlightening to myself and others. I want to make a significant contribution that impacts teenagers and adults of all ages through my expressions. Check out my facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JosephBruttoPoet


Friday May 16, 2014 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Boardroom B Radisson

8:30pm

Politically Incorrect HIstory
Napolean Bonaparte once said "history is a mutually agreed upon fiction." Many of us by adult hood realize much of what we were taught as "official" history is either wrong or extremely skewed. What was the real reason that Galileo got himself in trouble with the church? What part did the US Government have in protecting Nazi war criminals from prosecution? What were the motives behind the witch trials and which witch trials were which? Come here the answers to these questions and more.

Presenters

Friday May 16, 2014 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Boardroom C Radisson

9:00pm

Nathaniel Johnstone Band
The Steampunk World’s Fair is thrilled to welcome The Nathaniel Johnstone Band all the way from the West Coast.
The Nathaniel Johnstone Band hails from Seattle, WA, led by multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Johnstone. Their vibrant sound crosses boundaries and borders, resulting in a blend of European, Middle Eastern, and South American music with Jazz, Rock, Surf, Folk, Gothic, and Steampunk influences.
Nathaniel Johnstone loves music of all shapes and sizes. He is perpetually tinkering with tunes on a multitude of instruments: guitar, violin, viola, mandolin, and banjo. Surrounding himself with an ever-changing roster of like-minded souls, he creates music for his many friends in the dancing world. Every song in the band’s repertoire was inspired by and created with a particular dancer/troupe in mind. From 2006-2011, Johnstone recorded and toured with the steampunk band Abney Park, but has moved on to focusing on his solo work and other projects. He has also sat in with a number of other ensembles: The Ghosts Project, Jill Tracy’s Malcontent Orchestra, Ego Likeness, The Last Dance, Hellblinki, and others.

Performers
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The Nathaniel Johnstone Band

That Guy, The Nathaniel Johnstone Band
The Nathaniel Johnstone Band hails from Seattle, WA, lead by multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Johnstone (violin, viola, banjo, mandolin, and guitar). Their vibrant sound crosses boundaries and borders, resulting in a blend of European, Middle Eastern, and South American music with Jazz, Rock, Surf, Folk, Gothic, and Steampunk influences. | | Surrounding himself with an ever-changing roster of like-minded souls, Nathaniel creates music for his... Read More →


Friday May 16, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

9:00pm

Steampunk in Comics: Capes and Steam!
This panel covers steampunk, dieselpunk, decopunk, and more as influences in comics, including DC and Marvel superhero work as well as great indies and self-publishers. A great introduction to steampunk in sequential art and storytelling, and an excellent visual reference for readers and costumers alike. Includes a comic giveaway! Hosted by the Queen of Sanctuary of the Red Fork Empire.

Presenters

Friday May 16, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

9:00pm

Absinthe Tasting
Come sample the many varieties of this fabled libation, favored by the poets, the artists, and the madmen. Note: tickets to each event are limited.

Moderators
Friday May 16, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Boardroom E Radisson

9:30pm

Mad Science Pub Quiz at the Fusions Lounge/Pub
Hosted by Mark Donnelly!
Teams of 4-6 are encouraged to assemble at the Fusions Pub in the Radisson to take part in a traditional English Pub Quiz comprised of trivia questions on the subject of “Mad Science and Mad Scientists.”

Presenters
avatar for Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.


Friday May 16, 2014 9:30pm - 10:45pm
Fusions Lounge Radisson

10:00pm

HVBRIS
A fun-loving, piratical, licentious, geeky band of fire freaks who seek to entertain and amuse with wickedly creative antics. The founding members of Hubris are Hobbit, Sock Monkey, and Cookie Monster; they and their Fellow Members, Consorts, Attendants, and Other Assorted Hangers-On will be thrilled to introduce you to the magical wonders of the Arts of Fire. Just ask them. Don’t miss this spectacular troupe on one of the cool May nights of the Fair, burning bright as day with the fiery talent and blazing comedy that is the one and only HVBRIS.

Performers
Sponsors
avatar for Corvus Creations

Corvus Creations

Owner/Designer, Corvus Creations
We at Corvus Creations are the purveyors of fine Steampunk, Neo-Victorian, and Pagan jewelry and sundries.


Friday May 16, 2014 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

10:00pm

Lights, Sound Action
Tips and techniques for beginners and experts alike for adding lights, sound, and movement to your steampunk props. Various dangerous devices will be demonstrated.

Presenters

Friday May 16, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Boardroom E Radisson

10:00pm

Jeff Mach Himself
Jeff has been a singer-songwriter for over 20 years. Give him another two or three years, and he’ll probably start singing in tune.
He’s the author of one of the first Steampunk rock operas, “Absinthe Heroes”.

Performers
avatar for Jeff Mach

Jeff Mach

Owner, Jeff Mach Events
Jeff Mach has, for several years, been specifically noted by Wikipedia itself as as “may not be notable enough to be on Wikipedia.”


Friday May 16, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

10:00pm

Behind Closed Doors: Victorian Sexuality
Think the Victorians were repressed and proudly prude? Think again! While there may have been those chaste home-makers who covered the 'limbs' of their tables, there were just as many having the sort of sex lives to rival anything on HBO. Sit down with a USA Today bestselling, and award winning author (Kate Cross aka Kathryn Smith aka Kady Cross aka Kate Locke) and chat about those *naughty* Victorians. We'll also look at art, prose and a 'gadget' from the period! Open discussion encouraged, questions welcome.

Presenters

Friday May 16, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

10:00pm

Ink & Paint Burlesque
That’s right! Those geeky ladies of burlesque are coming back to the Steampunk World’s Fair! Described as a “collection of burlesque performers and a classically trained vocalist with a penchant for portraying pop culture icons,” this troupe draws from all manner of nerdtastic source material to bring some of your favorite characters to life in a fun, sexy way. Whether Aperture Science or Victorian lolitas get you all steamy, you’ll have plenty of Ink & Paint to choose from with a show on Friday night and one on Sunday afternoon. They’ll also be the featured entertainment at our Den of Sin dinner on Saturday night of the Fair, so be sure to get your tickets for that dinner right here!
Remember, they’re not bad. They’re just drawn that way…

Performers
avatar for Ink & Paint Club Burlesque

Ink & Paint Club Burlesque

“They’re not bad, they’re just drawn that way.” Ink & Paint was formed in 2011 by performers Luna Chase, Murder Nurse, and Lily Stitches and producer Mr. Khon. Over the past three years they’ve added a few more members and have graced stages in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia and all over the country. Previous venues and events include: Webster Hall, The Jim Thorpe Burlesque Festival, Coney Island... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday May 16, 2014 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

10:00pm

The Long Dark Teatime
A dark night of the soul isn’t so bad over a little Darjeeling.

Moderators
avatar for A Halo Called Fred

A Halo Called Fred

A Halo Called Fred provides the best geek rock ever played on guitar, bass, fiddle, and kitchenware. Their songs feature such topics as Pirates, Steampunks, Cavemen, and any body part or flying thing you can think of. Halo has performed with King Missile, been produced by a member of Ween, and featured on The Doctor Demento Show. Serving as the house band of Jeff Mach events, they have debuted songs such as “Drinking for Science... Read More →

Friday May 16, 2014 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Fusions Restaurant Radisson

10:30pm

Drum Circle
After the box office closes, it's time to beat away the day's chaos with a fun, uninhibited group activity.  Get in the groove and feel a sense of harmony as you reboot to the rhythm!
Bring your drum and join your host, Icebox! No past circle experience--or ability to keep a beat--necessary.  Come for ten minutes or two hours.  Spectators and dancers welcome!

Presenters

Friday May 16, 2014 10:30pm - Saturday May 17, 2014 12:00am
Dueling Corridor Radisson

11:00pm

Valentine Wolfe
Purveyors, Performers, and Composers of the finest Victorian Chamber Metal for Voice, Double Bass, and Electronics, Valentine Wolfe proudly provides elegant decadence for Living, Dead, and Otherwise since 2006.
At World’s Fair this May, Valentine Wolfe will be performing “Once Upon a Midnight”, their latest album which features a graphic novel. Experience an alternate reality of Edgar Allan Poe with Braxton playing electric upright bass and Sarah singing Victorian Chamber metal music. The visual art of Jacob Wenzka will be featured in a stunning video presentation along with the music.

Performers
avatar for Valentine Wolfe

Valentine Wolfe

Valentine Wolfe are Purveyors, Performers, and Composers of the finest Macabre Melodies for Voice, Double Bass, and Electronics. Proudly providing elegant decadence for Living, Dead, and Otherwise, since 2006.


Friday May 16, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

11:30pm

The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing's ACOUSTIC COMEDY HOUR
Due to singer Andy Heintz' cancer diagnosis (and subsequent forced beard-shave) the UK's biggest, loudest, funniest SteamPUNK band, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, are unable to bring their full-on rock show to SPWF as planned. HOWEVER, fear not- all is not lost. Half of the band, acclaimed stand up comedians Andrew O’Neill and Marc Burrows (guitar and bass respectively), have crossed the pond anyway to deliver an hour of live comedy and acoustic TMTWNBBFN songs from their two (and a bit) albums, repeating the acclaimed show they performed at Britain’s world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012.  There will be rude bits, funny bits, sing-a-long bits and probably some shouting.  They’re alone on foreign shores without their comrades- come keep them company. 


Friday May 16, 2014 11:30pm - Saturday May 17, 2014 12:15am
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

11:30pm

Author Reading and Q&A with Kady Cross
Presenters

Friday May 16, 2014 11:30pm - Saturday May 17, 2014 12:15am
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

12:00am

Psyche Corp.
Psyche Corporation is a dark fairytale cyberpunk/steampunk band named after a dream manufacture group from a future where widespread neural implants allow people to download dreams from the Internet. Also graces stages at FanEXPO, Wicked Faire, Steampunk World’s Fair, Arisia, TempleCon, Ikkicon, and SteamStock 2013. This year, her show will be slightly different and promises to be steamily intriguing, if the Perl-Operated Boy video is anything to go by. Even Amanda Palmer was so excited about it, she decided to retweet it!

Performers
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Psyche Corporation

Psyche Corporation is a fairytale cyber/steampunk band fronted by a former Ladies of Steampunk model and programmer who combines dance with a powerhouse vocal range. The band is named after a dream manufacture group from a future where neural implants allow people to download dreams from the Internet. Songs deal in dystopian themes as well as more lighthearted filk works, such as “Perl­Operated Boy”. The musical style spans genres of... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
Radisson Stage Radisson

12:00am

So Where's the 'Punk?
An analysis of the 'Punk elements of Steampunk, from the Rugged Individualism and Creative Spirit driving it to the Social and Political issues relevant to the Victorian-Edwardian period and their recurring importance to the mainstream consciousness in our modern day affairs.

Presenters

Saturday May 17, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
Boardroom E Radisson

12:00am

The Wonderful World of Wyck
This devilishly odd performer mixes classic Sideshow/Performance routines with his unique self-deprecating humor and unbelievable stunts– witness such wonders as the human pincushion and “the block head!” Wyck will keep you thoroughly entertained, consistently amazed, and pleasantly grossed out.

Performers

Saturday May 17, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
Courtyard Stage Radisson

12:30am

Meet the Five Emperors
Come and witness the spectacle that is a great conjunction of dimensions whose nexus will be the Emperor of the Red Fork Empire. Here the Lord Emperor will be interviewed and interview selected members of the audience in a few of his infinite incarnations. It is absolutely not required but highly encouraged that those with personas act as their personas during the great conjunction.

Presenters

Saturday May 17, 2014 12:30am - 1:15am
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites
 
Saturday, May 17
 

9:00am

Kid's LARP Part I
(Children may attend any of the three parts without having to have been to the others.) A mysterious letter arrives from the Professor! Decode using a simple key to learn what task the Professor is entrusting to you! Write and encode a letter back if you want to accept!

Performers
avatar for Miss Galia

Miss Galia

is a strange combination of a camp counselor, an adventurer, and a huge geek. She hates getting messy in most contexts, and enjoys destroying books (I'm not kidding about that one, amusingly).


Saturday May 17, 2014 9:00am - 9:45am
Boardroom C Radisson

10:00am

Clockwork Quilling Workshop
Paper quilling, the art of rolling paper strips into elaborate designs, was a popular pastime of Victorian women. Learn how to use this fashionable alternative to embroidery to ornament steampunk creations from hair accessories to armor to role-playing miniatures. This hands-on workshop will cover the history and basics of paper quilling as well as throw in some decidedly quirky twists. Workshop presenter Angelina Schiano is a registered member of the North American Quilling Guild and has been a practicing quiller for over four years.

Presenters

Saturday May 17, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Boardroom C Radisson

10:00am

Airships ​and Arya-Samaj
An analysis of tropes in steampunk such as steam-power, clockwork and airships and their predating the Victorian/Edwardian period in different cultures, specifically India, Persia and other Ancient Civilizations. This will also represent a Design Journal in our upcoming Vedic Fantasy d20 and Pathfinder product, working title "Rajpunk".

Presenters

Saturday May 17, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Courtyard Stage Radisson

10:00am

Sherlock Holmes vs. Girl Genius®: : Character Development and the Law
Presented by Cynthia Gayton – Ever wonder why there are so many novels, television shows, comic books and movies even software programs featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character, “Sherlock Holmes,” but only a handful of works about the Studio Foglio, LLC comic and literary character “Girl Genius?” It’s not simply age, but how the characters were protected and “packaged.” Learn basic differences between copyright and trademark law and what Steampunk authors and illustrators can do to protect their characters for generations.

Presenters
avatar for Cynthia Gayton

Cynthia Gayton

Owner, Steam at Harper's Ferry
I am passionate about creators and creations! Since October 2011, I have owned a Steampunk art gallery in Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, called, you guessed it "Steam at Harper's Ferry." The gallery has featured so many wonderful artists since its opening - some of whom attend the SPWF every year! I am also an attorney, admitted to practice law in Washington, DC and Virginia and teach legal issues to engineers (and it is to engineers that I owe... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

10:00am

Order of the White Feather Gathering & Workshop
Gathering:
Come commiserate with O. M. Grey and other members of the OWF. Learn about how to take the OWF pledge and get a handy pocket card on how to compassionately respond to accusations of sexual violence. Pick up a fact sheet and learn about The Great Derailers so you can avoid them.
Workshop:
Join O. M. Grey in this fun workshop to make your very own white feather fascinator or boutonnière. Explore your crafty, creative side and arrange pearls, gears, ribbon, and more into your unique piece. Show your support to those in need by incorporating a white feather into your outfit. By wearing a white feather, we show survivors of assault and harassment that we are a safe haven for them. By wearing a white feather, we take this vow: We will believe you. We will listen to you. We will support you.
We believe the victim. We question the accused.

Presenters
avatar for O.M. Grey

O.M. Grey

Olivia Grey is the author of several Steampunk Adventure Romance novels, like Avalon Revisited and The Zombies of Mesmer, among others. Her poetry and short fiction have been featured in various magazines and anthologies. | | She also blogs/podcasts on relationship issues and trauma recovery. For the past year, she's run The Order of the White Feather, an organization dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence and making... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Boardroom E Radisson

11:00am

Bartitsu Training Workshop – Parasols, Umbrellas and Savate
For the last three years, Prof. Donnelly has run introductory Bartitsu workshops at SPWF which have been little more than general surveys of possible approaches to the 19th century mixed martial art of Bartitsu.
This workshop, however, will work entirely from one range (the long range); and will, therefore, focus entirely on techniques and tactics for the use of umbrella, parasol, hooked cane and savate. (We hope to make both Pierre Vigny and Edward William Barton Wright {as well as John Steed and the Penguin} proud).
No experience necessary, all participants welcome. Please bring a solid umbrella, parasol, or hooked cane if you have one.

Presenters
avatar for Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.


Saturday May 17, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Midway Tent Stage Midway

11:00am

Introduction to the Red Fork Empire II with makeup demo
DO NOT COME TO THIS PANEL. If you enjoy using your imagination and being creative then stay as far away from this panel as you possibly can. There will be no discussion on a nation wide artist collective that seeks to fight the dull. RUN, RUN from this panel room. The horror, the horror. There will also be a fantastic make up demo by the Countess of Cuteness Holly Hickerson.

Presenters

Saturday May 17, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Boardroom E Radisson

11:00am

Scavenger Hunt
You will have one hour to race around the Steampunk World’s Fair, taking photographs and having adventures! (one adult per group, please) The group with the most number of items photographed will win a most prestigious prize! Goodness! The Game is afoot! Lots of feet, really.

Performers
avatar for Miss Galia

Miss Galia

is a strange combination of a camp counselor, an adventurer, and a huge geek. She hates getting messy in most contexts, and enjoys destroying books (I'm not kidding about that one, amusingly).


Saturday May 17, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Boardroom A Radisson

11:00am

3D Printing Demo
3D printing, a fledgling, yet fundamentally simple technology only recently made possible by the precision of the modern age, allows us to manifest digital worlds into concrete reality (albeit one small piece at a time). Come see a demonstration of this new technology in action with Yellow Jester Printing.

Presenters

Saturday May 17, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Boardroom B Radisson

11:00am

Darknes & Light: The Poetry of Joseph Brutto
Reading of Poetry written by teen poet Joseph Brutto. Joseph has been published in print five times since December of 2012 and continues to receive additional letters of acceptance. He has been ranked #1 on Teen Ink with his dark, yet emotional writings.

Presenters
avatar for Joseph Brutto

Joseph Brutto

My passion for writing comes from my heart and through life experiences. Pen and paper have been my vehicle to express feelings through poetry and drawings that are sometimes dark, but always enlightening to myself and others. I want to make a significant contribution that impacts teenagers and adults of all ages through my expressions. Check out my facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JosephBruttoPoet


Saturday May 17, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Boardroom C Radisson

11:30am

Steampunk Bellydance Workshop
Presenters
avatar for Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff

Modern Traditional Witch, Visual Artist, Dancer, Designer, Writer


Saturday May 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:15pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

11:30am

Alexander Graham Bell, the NSA, and how to build a Steampunk Cellphone
So you’ve heard that any old-school Victorian-era candlestick phone can be turned into a wireless phone, able to call anywhere in the world. Wait… you haven’t heard that? Then get your bustle over here and watch this demo, learn about Alexander Graham Bell’s contributions to humanity, and even learn a bit about the NSA! Presented by R Z Feeser, beloved sponsor of 'CJ, The Giant Robot'.

Presenters
RF

R.Z. Feeser

Owner, IRIS7


Saturday May 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:15pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

11:30am

The Wonderful World of Wyck
This devilishly odd performer mixes classic Sideshow/Performance routines with his unique self-deprecating humor and unbelievable stunts– witness such wonders as the human pincushion and “the block head!” Wyck will keep you thoroughly entertained, consistently amazed, and pleasantly grossed out.

Performers

Saturday May 17, 2014 11:30am - 12:15pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

12:00pm

 Azkadelia: The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be joining this years Steampunk World's Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever elusive flying squirrel routine may attract those wanting a more laid back and silly sequence of events, complete with squeaks.You can find The Mad Hattress during Friday's Goblin Market and then on Saturday and Sunday she will be in the Midway. Come be Enchanted, for we are all a little Mad here, alongside her vending table The Madinarium Roses.

Performers
avatar for Azkadelia Hattress

Azkadelia Hattress

Aerialist, Azkadelia : The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be returning to this years Wicked Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

12:00pm

Storytime with Miriam Webster
Come hear stories of talking goats, curious children, and wild adventures!

Miriam Webster (Karen Ulric) is a New York Public Library trained librarian and storyteller. For all ages – who doesn’t like a good story – but especially aimed at the younger steampunks.

Performers
avatar for Karen

Karen

Executive Assistant, Jeff Mach Events
I'm here to help. I may not know the answer, but I'll do my best to direct you to the person who does!


Saturday May 17, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Boardroom C Radisson

12:00pm

Waltz Workshop (Beginner) by Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
There is hardly anything classier or more quintessentially Victorian than being able to act smooth on the dance floor. That is why Whiskey Tango Foxtrot are here to provide patrons of any dance experience (or lack thereof) with instruction, demonstration, and practice for waltz and other ballroom dances. The members of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot are trained competitive ballroom dancers from the College of William and Mary. We will provide an interactive workshop, by the end of which, you will be gliding gracefully across the dance floor, just as they did in the grand galas and balls of the 19th century.


Saturday May 17, 2014 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Midway Tent Stage Midway

12:00pm

Author O.M. Grey: Reading and Q&A
Award Winning and Amazon Gothic Bestselling Author O. M. Grey reads her chilling short story "The Clockwork Heart" for your enjoyment. Afterward, a Q&A so you can get to know this author better.

Presenters
avatar for O.M. Grey

O.M. Grey

Olivia Grey is the author of several Steampunk Adventure Romance novels, like Avalon Revisited and The Zombies of Mesmer, among others. Her poetry and short fiction have been featured in various magazines and anthologies. | | She also blogs/podcasts on relationship issues and trauma recovery. For the past year, she's run The Order of the White Feather, an organization dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence and making... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Boardroom B Radisson

12:00pm

Steam Powered Giraffe Panel
Panel discussion with Bunny Bennet of SPG and Jeff Mach Himself.


Saturday May 17, 2014 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

12:30pm

A Halo Called Fred
A Halo Called Fred provides the best geek rock ever played on guitar, bass, fiddle, and kitchenware. Their songs feature such topics as Pirates, Steampunks, Cavemen, and any body part or flying thing you can think of. Halo has performed with King Missile, been produced by a member of Ween, and featured on The Doctor Demento Show. Reborn after a decade-long hiatus, they are regulars at off-beat cultural events such as Wicked Faire, The Steampunk World’s Fair, and the Macabre Faire Film Festival.
Join them also as they host the Long Dark Teatime of the Soul on Friday night. We got word from a street urchin that they might even have a song called ¨Long Dark Teatime¨…

Performers
avatar for A Halo Called Fred

A Halo Called Fred

A Halo Called Fred provides the best geek rock ever played on guitar, bass, fiddle, and kitchenware. Their songs feature such topics as Pirates, Steampunks, Cavemen, and any body part or flying thing you can think of. Halo has performed with King Missile, been produced by a member of Ween, and featured on The Doctor Demento Show. Serving as the house band of Jeff Mach events, they have debuted songs such as “Drinking for Science... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

12:30pm

Minority Groups and Alternative Cultures
This panel is aimed at encouraging honest and open discussion of ethnic tensions, cultural differences, and incidents of racism in alternative subculture spaces.
With the audience, we will talk about why minority groups may shy away from alternative-culture groups and events, any relevant examples of causes that you might wish to share, either in observation or as a minority, and about how these differences can be resolved in order to create a safe space for ALL people present in these types of groups or events.

Presenters
avatar for Diana Pho

Diana Pho

Editor, Tor Books / Beyond Victoriana
Diana M. Pho (also known as Ay-leen the Peacemaker) is a scholar, activist, performer, and general rabble-rouser. She is best-known for running Beyond Victoriana, an award-winning, US-based blog on multicultural steampunk, and the oldest-existing blog on this topic. For several years, she has traveled the country as a professional convention speaker about social justice issues and fandom. Her published work can be found in Steampunk Magazine... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

12:30pm

Under Cover – A fashion history of Umbrellas and Parasols
The history of sunshades goes back thousands of years, but it was during the Italian Renaissance of the 16th century that umbrellas and parasols were introduced to Europe. At first the items were large, used interchangeably, and generally carried by a servant to protect the wealthy from the rain and sun. Some were heavy (made of leather) but silk, paper, and cotton grew in popularity. This lecture by historian and umbrella expert, Prof. Mark P Donnelly addresses this fascinating and often overlooked ubiquitous accessory.

Presenters
avatar for Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.


Saturday May 17, 2014 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Boardroom E Radisson

12:30pm

Coveilance Dance Project
Coveilance Dance Project is a group of mad scientists who research the principal theorem that the traditional art of Belly Dance can be bonded with various costuming, music, and other dance forms to create a hypnotic and sensual super art form. Headquartered in the Delaware Valley, the project utilizes a variety of materials from cultures all over the world for extensive experimentation. This year they experiment with the fusion of “old school” belly dance and steampunk cabaret.
Sometimes, the Coveilance Dance Project swashbuckles!


Saturday May 17, 2014 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

1:00pm

Musical Saw for Beginners
Join the luminous and talented Crystal Bright, of Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands, for an interactive demonstration where any level of musician or non-musician will learn the basics of how to play the musical saw.
A limited number of saws and bows will be provided for students to learn, hands-on, how to make this tool an unexpectedly haunting and ethereal instrument.
Be sure to catch Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands’ musical performance at the World’s Fair, as well!

Presenters

Saturday May 17, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Boardroom B Radisson

1:00pm

Waltz Workshop (Intermediate) with Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
There is hardly anything classier or more quintessentially Victorian than being able to act smooth on the dance floor. That is why Whiskey Tango Foxtrot are here to provide patrons of any dance experience (or lack thereof) with instruction, demonstration, and practice for waltz and other ballroom dances. The members of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot are trained competitive ballroom dancers from the College of William and Mary. We will provide an interactive workshop, by the end of which, you will be gliding gracefully across the dance floor, just as they did in the grand galas and balls of the 19th century. This wrkshop is intermediate level.


Saturday May 17, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Midway Tent Stage Midway

1:00pm

Device Creation Workshop
The uneducated call it “junk.” We call it “supplies to build your own tiny robot/death ray/time travel device!” Adult supervision required. We will be using power tools.

Performers
avatar for Miss Galia

Miss Galia

is a strange combination of a camp counselor, an adventurer, and a huge geek. She hates getting messy in most contexts, and enjoys destroying books (I'm not kidding about that one, amusingly).


Saturday May 17, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Dueling Corridor Radisson

1:00pm

History of Spiritualism
In a New York farmhouse in 1848 three sisters gave birth to one of the most controversial religious movements of the 19th and 20th centurys. At its height Spriritualism had adherents across the world including such notables as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and even Mary Todd Lincoln. Come learn the history of this fascinating religious movement from its roots in that farm house to how an argument between two friends brought its golden age crashing down.

Presenters

Saturday May 17, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Boardroom C Radisson

1:00pm

'Inside the Steampunk Bus' with Jake von Slatt
Come! Meet the mastermind and proprietor of The Steampunk Workshop, which, as a Wired.com article on Mr. von Slatt calls “a do-it-yourself website that combines a maker’s ethic with the visual aesthetic of Jules Verne and neo-Victorian anime.”
Tinkerer, author, maker, steampunk hacker, and so much more, Mr. von Slatt has been featured in Make Magazine, Wired.com, and the Steampunk Bible, among others. He’s created such marvels are the Wimshurst electrostatic generating machine, He’ll be bringing his steampunky self to our glorious World’s Fair in May.

Presenters
avatar for Jake von Slatt

Jake von Slatt

The Steampunk Workshop
Jake von Slatt is a maker, tinkerer, and all around techno dilettante living and creating just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Jake is interested in the blending of 19th century aesthetics and technology with the modern world and showcases projects of that ilk on his website at http://steampunkworkshop.com. While he eschews the temptation to rigidly define the term "Steampunk," he does know that it has something to do with the intersection of... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Parking Lot Midway

1:00pm

Waterpunk
Waterpunk!
Exclusive pool and water programming for only VIP Luminary and Mad Scientist ticketholders.
Like Steampunk, Only COOLER!

Saturday May 17, 2014 1:00pm - 3:45pm
Radisson Pool Radisson

1:30pm

Painless Parker
Painless Parker is music for miscreants, malcontents, and misanthropes. Behind the Painless Parker moniker is the musical output of one Noam Berg, and American-Israeli-Canadian no goodnik whose zeal for music far outstrips and actual talent. What started out as a sandbox for ideas new and old slowly but surely mutated into a proper stage act which combines traditional and popular tunes with Painless Parker originals. The result is a mixed bag of country laments, sea shanties, murder ballads, and classic rockers, filtered through a grimy, whiskey stained punk lens.

Performers
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Painless Parker

Born under a barstool and raised by a pack of wild koalas, Painless Parker plays music for miscreants, misanthropes, and malcontents. Sea shanties, folk tunes and hard-hitting originals are served up with wild foot-stomping abandon. Pass the whiskey and get ready to rock.


Saturday May 17, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

1:30pm

Fit and Finish: Getting Professional Fit from a Commercial Pattern
This how-to lecture-demo focuses on altering commercial patterns so that they fit real people and accommodate those figure challenges that we all face. Many excellent books on the subject were written in the 1950s and 1960s, when home sewn garments were far more common than they are nowadays, and the techniques suggested by these sewing mavens have not diminished in their usefulness over the last fifty years. Fascinatingly, they apply equally well to all manner of garments and sewing. Let us clue you in to some of the best secrets around for achieving a truly professional look and fit in a garment that you’ve created yourself. Powerpoint and flip chart required (we can provide the flip chart if need be).

Presenters

Saturday May 17, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

1:30pm

Magnificent Lady Inventors of 1876
Travel back (or forward) to another World’s Fair, the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, and its building devoted to women’s work, the Women’s Pavilion.There at least 50 daring Victorian ladies displayed amazing inventions including signal flares for the military, an umbrella for horses, a new-fangled dishwasher, a butter sculpture, the first baby bouncing chair, and comfortable corsets. As interesting as the inventions themselves were the sensational women who created them: ladies and loners, loose women and religious one, suffragists and spiritualists. Come be inspired by the lady inventors of the Women’s Pavilion of 1876. Also includes an update on the adventures of the Pavilion’s lady steam engineer, Emma Allison.

Presented by Dr. K, an anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania who studies American popular culture, movies, comic books, and Steampunk. She is currently writing a graphic novel about the Women's Pavilion at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition.

Presenters

Saturday May 17, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Boardroom E Radisson

2:00pm

The Grand High Tea
Oh-so-fancy. The place to show off your finest feathers and sip a sumptuous cuppa with the lovely host, author and speaker O.M Grey. Sold Out.

Moderators
avatar for O.M. Grey

O.M. Grey

Olivia Grey is the author of several Steampunk Adventure Romance novels, like Avalon Revisited and The Zombies of Mesmer, among others. Her poetry and short fiction have been featured in various magazines and anthologies. | | She also blogs/podcasts on relationship issues and trauma recovery. For the past year, she's run The Order of the White Feather, an organization dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence and making... Read More →

Saturday May 17, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Fusions Restaurant Radisson

2:00pm

Canes Enable Presents: Parasol Dueling Competition
Parasol Dueling regulations
ABSOLUTELY NO CONTACT IS PERMITTED.
No distractive display, known as ankling, is permitted.
Plain cuffs and Lace parasols permitted.
Formal duels must be attended by an adjudicator. Find out more at http://steampunkworldsfair.com/workshops/

Moderators
avatar for Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.

Saturday May 17, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Dueling Corridor Radisson

2:00pm

SPWF 2014 Costume Contest
Calling all Costumers! From D-I-Y Draper to Crafty Couturier, you are cordially invited to participate in the 2014 Steampunk World’s Fair Official Costume Contest! Judged by a panel of esteemed professionals in the field (and previous title holders, themselves!), submitted looks will be regarded for their craftsmanship, design and creativity with emphasis upon items made and adapted yourself. The most amazing among the submissions will receive the coveted titles of Best Craftsmanship, Best Creativity and finally, Best in Show. Slots will fill quickly, and only a few “walk-up” slots will be available on the day, so please don’t wait until the Fair to sign up!

Moderators
avatar for Erik Teague

Erik Teague

Designer and Haberdasher, Opergeist Haberdashery
Quality handmade hats for the darkly minded.

Saturday May 17, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

2:00pm

Floriography: The Language of Flowers
A Victorian-era means of coded communication, the language of flowers and floral arrangements allowed individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. Even their scent on a handkerchief could convey a message! Join Miss Emmeline de Winter to learn more about this secret language of romance, friendship, and insult—and how YOU can use small flower bouquets to subtly convey your own feelings!


Saturday May 17, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Boardroom B Radisson

2:00pm

Gender Bias in Steampunk
Panel discussion with Bunny Bennet of SPG and Jeff Mach Himself.

Presenters
avatar for Unwoman

Unwoman

Singing live-looping electric cellist.
avatar for Sangii

Sangii

Sangii Noroso
Sangii is a trans*agender and asexual figure model and artist, working in the community to bring awareness to alternative gender identities and body types through intimate artistic exploration. Their passion is bringing both art and understanding into peoples’ lives, and breaking down barriers to honesty and communication through creativity and connection.
avatar for Jeff Mach

Jeff Mach

Owner, Jeff Mach Events
Jeff Mach has, for several years, been specifically noted by Wikipedia itself as as “may not be notable enough to be on Wikipedia.”


Saturday May 17, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

2:00pm

ConCardia Tournament #1
ConCardia is a new kind of game, unlike any other. Instead of buying it in a store, you collect it at an event! At a ConCardia event, players visit the ConCardia table, get the starter set of cards and a rules explanation if needed. They then adventure around the convention, seeking out vendors, performers, and others with cards to give them. Cards could be anywhere!

The cards are built into a deck and used to compete against other players in tournaments at the event. We will be hosting two tournaments at Steampunk World's Fair, Saturday 2 - 4 PM and Sunday 11 AM - 1 PM in Boardroom A. Many of our vendors are providing fantastic prizes for the tournament, which will be free to enter.

Presenters
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Fireheart

Fireheart (Michael) has worked in the fields of sales and marketing for almost two decades, but sales and marketing is really just understanding what people want and finding ways to align their wants to your wants.


Saturday May 17, 2014 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Boardroom A Radisson

2:30pm

Group Grounding Meditation and Reiki share
Stressed out? Can’t seem to relax? Feeling mentally blocked or scattered? With everything going on around you at the Fair, it’s a great time to start meditating! Join Reiki Master and Meditation Teacher Sensei Victoria Whitfield in a group guided grounding meditation and Reiki share. Open to all levels of meditation experience and styles. First-timers are welcome! We will begin with a brief introduction, followed by setting intentions as a group for the meditation, then we will enter the guided meditation, and we will end with group discussion. Feel healing energy flow through you, and practice using your imagination to clear your mind and body!


Saturday May 17, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Boardroom E Radisson

2:30pm

Frenchy and the Punk
So, sitting here listening to Frenchy & the Punk’s song “Marionette,” it’s easy to hear exactly how perfectly they fit in at the Steampunk World’s Fair. The melody wraps it’s plucked strings around you, the story hypnotizes and transports you to another time, another realm, yet makes it all current. Then there’s their song “Steampunk Pixie.” We defy you to listen to it and not dance. Go ahead; we’ll wait.
Now you have an inkling of what kind of steamy fun you’re in store for! Add to that elements of gypsy and folk, the dance party of joy that usually breaks out at their shows, and it’s just a rollicking good time for all!

Sponsors
avatar for Singing Lemur

Singing Lemur

No No! Won't tell!, Singing Lemur Jewelry
The Singing Lemur provides refined adornments for the discerning primate. We create Men's jewelry, fantasy military medals, pocket watch accessories and ladies jewelry of a Neo-Victorian nature. Anyone with opposable thumbs could find some frippery for their finery. We cater to gents, ladies and fops.


Saturday May 17, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Midway Tent Stage Midway

3:00pm

 Azkadelia: The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be joining this years Steampunk World's Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever elusive flying squirrel routine may attract those wanting a more laid back and silly sequence of events, complete with squeaks.You can find The Mad Hattress during Friday's Goblin Market and then on Saturday and Sunday she will be in the Midway. Come be Enchanted, for we are all a little Mad here, alongside her vending table The Madinarium Roses.

Performers
avatar for Azkadelia Hattress

Azkadelia Hattress

Aerialist, Azkadelia : The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be returning to this years Wicked Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

3:00pm

Capture the Flag
As children of the 19th century, it was imperative that one capture flags and bring them to safe spaces. This was how you prequalified to be a privateer, and privateers could graduate to being Pirate Kings, and it is, it is a glorious thing to be a Pirate King.

Performers
avatar for Miss Galia

Miss Galia

is a strange combination of a camp counselor, an adventurer, and a huge geek. She hates getting messy in most contexts, and enjoys destroying books (I'm not kidding about that one, amusingly).


Saturday May 17, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Dueling Corridor Radisson

3:00pm

Back from the Dead: Vampirism in 18th Century London
Vampires are real! At least that’s what was believed in 18th century London. Vampire lore dates back hundreds of years to Bulgaria and Romania. However, a lesser known history of the vampire arose from misconceptions about death during 18th century London. Premature burial of the apparently dead was a common occurrence during this time. Fears of being prematurely buried continued until the invention of the safety coffin, which allowed people who awoke to alert those topside of their live state. Come learn 18th century causes, prevention, discovery, and return from the dead of the prematurely buried.

Presenters
avatar for Nicole Salomone

Nicole Salomone

Owner, Liddle Sicks
I have been researching 18th century infectious disease in London, since 1994. Over the past 5 years, I have presented throughout the continental US on scholarly medicine, popular remedies, and vampirism in 18th century London. "Liddle Sicks" is my jewelry line, created to support my research and travel costs.


Saturday May 17, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

3:00pm

Belle Époque Absinthe Workshop and Party 
A hands on workshop about the true history of the famed spirit Absinthe, with a demonstration of actual absinthe antiques used in 19th century cafés and bistros. Author and absinthe scholar S. B. MacDonald will discuss the mythology, truths, and details of absinthe’s banning and reintroduction a century later. Watch absinthe being prepared authentically and correctly in the magical pieces from MacDonald’s book, Absinthe Antiques: A collection from la Belle Époque. These are genuine pieces from the very era from which Steampunk is derived! Attendees will prepare glasses of both Verte and blanche (green and white) absinthes for themselves, using reproduction fountains, glasses and spoons, then mingle and enjoy their glasses during the party after the presentation.
World-class Swiss Absinthes La Clandestine and Butterfly, two of the highest regarded absinthes being made in the world, will be shared with the guests! The regional distributor of these fine absinthes, Brendan Edwards, will also be on hand and involved, and will be presenting a functioning miniature copper alembic that was actually used to produce the first batch of Butterfly. This piece was not created to evoke the era of Steampunk… it is a functional example of the genre, in the real world. Approx 90 minutes. SOLD OUT.

Presenters
avatar for Scott MacDonald

Scott MacDonald

I'm passionate about the history, ritual, and culture of absinthe. I've traveled to Europe to absinthe gatherings and festivals, been a tasting judge in the birthplace of French absinthe, and written a book celebrating absinthe's amazing and diverse antiques, art, postcards. I host many absinthe tastings and gatherings each year, and enjoy bringing people together to share in this wonderful spirit! These workshops will discuss the history... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Boardroom C Radisson

3:30pm

A Halo Called Fred
A Halo Called Fred provides the best geek rock ever played on guitar, bass, fiddle, and kitchenware. Their songs feature such topics as Pirates, Steampunks, Cavemen, and any body part or flying thing you can think of. Halo has performed with King Missile, been produced by a member of Ween, and featured on The Doctor Demento Show. Reborn after a decade-long hiatus, they are regulars at off-beat cultural events such as Wicked Faire, The Steampunk World’s Fair, and the Macabre Faire Film Festival.
Join them also as they host the Long Dark Teatime of the Soul on Friday night. We got word from a street urchin that they might even have a song called ¨Long Dark Teatime¨…

Performers
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A Halo Called Fred

A Halo Called Fred provides the best geek rock ever played on guitar, bass, fiddle, and kitchenware. Their songs feature such topics as Pirates, Steampunks, Cavemen, and any body part or flying thing you can think of. Halo has performed with King Missile, been produced by a member of Ween, and featured on The Doctor Demento Show. Serving as the house band of Jeff Mach events, they have debuted songs such as “Drinking for Science... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

3:30pm

HUMANWINE & The Folks Below
Oftentimes, we define Steampunk music by gears, by songs about common Steampunk themes, by Victoriana, or by ways that performers resemble some of the best-known Steampunk bands. To me, the Folks Below embody the greatest and boldest part of the spirit of Steampunk – that of creating new worlds out of whole cloth, and creating amazing, intriguing, rich art out of those worlds…
…and making that art into something which grabs you and catches you and makes you want to jump in and have more.
Here’s a bit about the band:
“‘The Folks Below’ reclaims and weaves stories from the underbelly of a burning city once consigned to oblivion. ”
Biography
Our Research team has excavated a number of clay plates made by the YerYerOwn. Each has the appearance of an ordinary dinner plate with an incised spiral decoration on the underside. Upon closer examination we realized the spiral had to have been mechanically produced. While researching methods available to the YerYerOwn we used a copper cone to trace the spiral.
We were surprised to discover that the spirals were actually audio tracks. The YerYerOwn had successfully disguised all this audio as everyday dinner plates!It is known that the YerYerOwn employ many methods to conceal information from outsiders. This is the first of this method we have found. Out of thirty-one plates we unearthed, we were able to decode eleven. The sound from the plates was not fit for an album so we recreated what we heard and recorded it in a state of the art studio.
Description: They laughed while they cried, they loved and were loved.
Band Interests: The usual. Dumpstering, Foraging, Skinning & Dissection, half-lives, throwing spirited shin-digs, random acts of rebellion, feasting & revelry, ART.
Find out more about The Folks Below over at www.thefolksbelow.org.
humanwine_mideast07_sh_0363The award winning music of HUMANWINE is an unconventional super group of sorts with Holly Brewer (The Folks Below) and Mat McNiss (TI:ME:ST:AMP) as the writers and composers. The band is complete with Nate Greenslit (Bury Me Standing) and Paul Dilley (Girls Guns & Glory) for live shows and recordings. For larger shows a wider net is cast reeling in musicians in the area of the event, often 1 or more players on stage will be playing together for the very first time. Breaking stereotypes and hearts since 2002 from Boston to Oakland and back again, HUMANWINE has played 32 of the 50 states, released 2 EPs, 3 LPs and a split Vinyl LP under their own Label Nervous Relatives Records. Nervous Relatives is the newest member to join the family of Artists at Lowell’s Western Avenue Studios.


Saturday May 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Midway Tent Stage Midway

3:30pm

The Velocitators
Come hear the crew of the S.S. Velocitator! The Velocitators are an anti-folk, aggressive acoustic band that draws inspiration from the realm of absurdity. Singing about death, a guy you don’t know named Steve, blasphemy, cows, murder and more about death, they embrace the themes that decent normal folk find abhorrent.

Performers
D

Dubious

Dubious is a rigger and rope top from the NY area known for losing himself in slow scenes and tying in a connected and sensual style.


Saturday May 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

4:00pm

Private Lessons: Self-defense theory and tactics for Bartitsu
Limited Capacity seats available

It should be stated that these lessons are not designed for stage combat or even for tournament; these lessons are derived from historical treatises and are as real as sword fighting can get within a safe context. Waivers will need to be signed on the day and the insurance for these private lessons will be covered by internationally accredited Professore di Armes Mark P. Donnelly.
Pre-registration is mandatory for participation in the private lessons.
Prof. Donnelly will correspond with you directly regarding equipment. Each of the private lessons is $25/per person and each class will be limited to 20 people – firstly, to keep them private and secondly, so that adequate equipment can be supplied.
There is a supplemental fee per head for each person wishing to take advantage of the private lessons. These fees can be collected via paypal at the time of registration.

Presenters
avatar for Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.


Saturday May 17, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Dueling Corridor Radisson

4:00pm

The Wandering Cellist
Thew Wandering Cellist fuses her classical training with her love of heavy metal, fantasy, film & folk music. Building layers of cello on top of each other, she creates a world simultaneously dark, beautiful, wonderful, fantastic & breathtaking.


Saturday May 17, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

4:00pm

What is Steampunk Music
Presenters
avatar for Unwoman

Unwoman

Singing live-looping electric cellist.
TN

The Nathaniel Johnstone Band

That Guy, The Nathaniel Johnstone Band
The Nathaniel Johnstone Band hails from Seattle, WA, lead by multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Johnstone (violin, viola, banjo, mandolin, and guitar). Their vibrant sound crosses boundaries and borders, resulting in a blend of European, Middle Eastern, and South American music with Jazz, Rock, Surf, Folk, Gothic, and Steampunk influences. | | Surrounding himself with an ever-changing roster of like-minded souls, Nathaniel creates music for his... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

4:00pm

SAFER: More than a Bystander
A discussion geared towards handle witnessing a consent violation/assault happening or about to happen. This will include everything from confirming if the victim needs help to how to intervene without breaking convention rules or putting yourself in harm’s way or incurring legal risks.

Presenters

Saturday May 17, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Boardroom E Radisson

4:00pm

The Wonderful World of Wyck
This devilishly odd performer mixes classic Sideshow/Performance routines with his unique self-deprecating humor and unbelievable stunts– witness such wonders as the human pincushion and “the block head!” Wyck will keep you thoroughly entertained, consistently amazed, and pleasantly grossed out.

Performers

Saturday May 17, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

4:30pm

Baroque & Hungry
What happens when a journalist/bike mechanic, a freelance editor, and a music educator get together and form a band? Really awesome music from a band called Baroque & Hungry, that’s what. Baroque & Hungry is a mandolin, guitar, and percussion trio based in Central NJ, performing Celtic, Latin, Folk, and classically-inspired music. Also, they’re the inventors of the amperclef. That’s what happens when you’re Baroque & Hungry….you invent cool stuff like eclectic music and amperclefs.

Performers
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Baroque & Hungry

What happens when a journalist/bike mechanic, a freelance editor, and a music educator get together and form a band? Really awesome music from a band called Baroque & Hungry, that’s what. Baroque & Hungry is a mandolin, guitar, and percussion trio based in Central NJ, performing Celtic, Latin, folk, and classically-inspired music. They've recorded stuff and you can get it at baroqueandhungry.com or at their shows.


Saturday May 17, 2014 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

4:30pm

The Cog is Dead
The Cog is Dead is a time-traveling band with a bit of a musical identity crisis. Formed in Grimsby, England in 1893, the Cog is Dead have traveled to various points of time in an effort to save clockwork mechanics and steam power! Along the way they have discovered several types of marvelous music which has helped to inspire their own. They now travel the world in their flying timeship, spreading their message and playing their marvelous melodies for all to hear and enjoy!

Performers

Saturday May 17, 2014 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Midway Tent Stage Midway

4:30pm

Pretty Poison Burlesque: the Sirens of Steampunk
A themed Burlesque and Cabaret troupe who has performed nationwide for events and conventions specializing in everything from Nerdlesque to horror to cartoons and more. They will be performing a show called ¨Steampunk Sirens¨ at the Steampunk World’s Fair this year. Pretty Poison Burlesque and Cabaret is a show you will be ‘dying’ to see.


Saturday May 17, 2014 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

5:00pm

Private Lessons: Renaissance Rapier and Dagger
Limited Capacity seats available

It should be stated that these lessons are not designed for stage combat or even for tournament; these lessons are derived from historical treatises and are as real as sword fighting can get within a safe context. Waivers will need to be signed on the day and the insurance for these private lessons will be covered by internationally accredited Professore di Armes Mark P. Donnelly.
Pre-registration is mandatory for participation in the private lessons.
Prof. Donnelly will correspond with you directly regarding equipment. Each of the private lessons is $25/per person and each class will be limited to 20 people – firstly, to keep them private and secondly, so that adequate equipment can be supplied.
There is a supplemental fee per head for each person wishing to take advantage of the private lessons. These fees can be collected via paypal at the time of registration.

Presenters
avatar for Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.


Saturday May 17, 2014 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Dueling Corridor Radisson

5:00pm

 Azkadelia: The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be joining this years Steampunk World's Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever elusive flying squirrel routine may attract those wanting a more laid back and silly sequence of events, complete with squeaks.You can find The Mad Hattress during Friday's Goblin Market and then on Saturday and Sunday she will be in the Midway. Come be Enchanted, for we are all a little Mad here, alongside her vending table The Madinarium Roses.

Performers
avatar for Azkadelia Hattress

Azkadelia Hattress

Aerialist, Azkadelia : The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be returning to this years Wicked Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

5:00pm

Kid's LARP Part II
(Children may attend any of the three parts without having to have been to the others.) You have accepted the Professor’s task- now you and your compatriots must travel to fulfill it! Using everyday materials, help construct a flying machine to follow
The Professor’s directions and fly towards adventure! You need not have been at the first part as additional help is always welcome! You know what else is always welcome? Cookies.

Performers
avatar for Miss Galia

Miss Galia

is a strange combination of a camp counselor, an adventurer, and a huge geek. She hates getting messy in most contexts, and enjoys destroying books (I'm not kidding about that one, amusingly).


Saturday May 17, 2014 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Boardroom C Radisson

5:00pm

The Waysties
The Waysties are The Way Station’s very own house band. A roving cast of regulars bring you rousing Celtic (and occasionally Celtified) music, tailored to be the perfect accompaniment to a night of prodigious libation.

Performers
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The Waysties

The Waysties leave their barstools and take the stage for raucous Irish songs and Irished-up rock covers. Recommended listening for fans of The Decemberists, Flogging Molly, and drinking.


Saturday May 17, 2014 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

5:00pm

The Invisible World Presents: Invasion 1800s!
True(ish) tales of strange objects in the sky and things that go bump in the night, with host Frank Todaro. Last year we delved into spirit photography, 19th century charlatans and presidential hauntings. But this year, The Invisible World looks towards the skies! During the late 1800s a wave of sightings swept the nation as all manner of strange crafts were seen up over our heads. In this presentation we will cover the airship sightings that shocked and inspired many around the world. Also expect some some strange related tales and maybe a ghost story or two for good measure!

Presenters
avatar for Frank Todaro

Frank Todaro

Host, The Invisible World
| Frank Todaro is a New York City based voice actor, and host of the award winning paranormal/science based radio program THE INVISIBLE WORLD. Find out more about him at: | www.franktodaro.tv | and listen to past episodes of The Invisible World at: | www.theinvisibleworld.info


Saturday May 17, 2014 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Boardroom E Radisson

5:00pm

Victorian Dinner at the Den of Sin
You’ve seen the sights of The World’s Faire. You’ve tasted the good life. Seen what the alternate past holds… but what of the night? While you savor a delicious meal, let your eyes drink in beautiful burlesque. You might find that once you’ve entered the delicious darkness of the Den of Sin, you never wish to see the light again. This dining event features tea from Solstice Brews!
solsticelogosTea blends that transport you across time and space, maybe even dimensions. Focusing on fantasy and science fiction inspired tea, Solstice Brews aspires to introduce you to innovative blends that you can’t just get off the grocery store shelf. From Scurvy Shanty tea, designed for all those wayfaring voyages at sea to Absinthe Aethers, the perfect cup for a Steampunk gathering, Solstice Brews has got an adventure in store for you.

Performers
avatar for Ink & Paint Club Burlesque

Ink & Paint Club Burlesque

“They’re not bad, they’re just drawn that way.” Ink & Paint was formed in 2011 by performers Luna Chase, Murder Nurse, and Lily Stitches and producer Mr. Khon. Over the past three years they’ve added a few more members and have graced stages in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia and all over the country. Previous venues and events include: Webster Hall, The Jim Thorpe Burlesque Festival, Coney Island... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday May 17, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Fusions Restaurant Radisson

5:30pm

SPWF 2014 SAFER Community Culture Round-Up
In a time when many events and conventions are dealing with the greater visibility with consent and safety challenges in the convention world, we're proud to take one of the first major steps in the Steampunk community to try to develop programming to help create a safer Steampunk universe.

Saturday May 17, 2014 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

5:30pm

Nathaniel Johnstone Band
The Steampunk World’s Fair is thrilled to welcome The Nathaniel Johnstone Band all the way from the West Coast.
The Nathaniel Johnstone Band hails from Seattle, WA, led by multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Johnstone. Their vibrant sound crosses boundaries and borders, resulting in a blend of European, Middle Eastern, and South American music with Jazz, Rock, Surf, Folk, Gothic, and Steampunk influences.
Nathaniel Johnstone loves music of all shapes and sizes. He is perpetually tinkering with tunes on a multitude of instruments: guitar, violin, viola, mandolin, and banjo. Surrounding himself with an ever-changing roster of like-minded souls, he creates music for his many friends in the dancing world. Every song in the band’s repertoire was inspired by and created with a particular dancer/troupe in mind. From 2006-2011, Johnstone recorded and toured with the steampunk band Abney Park, but has moved on to focusing on his solo work and other projects. He has also sat in with a number of other ensembles: The Ghosts Project, Jill Tracy’s Malcontent Orchestra, Ego Likeness, The Last Dance, Hellblinki, and others.

Performers
TN

The Nathaniel Johnstone Band

That Guy, The Nathaniel Johnstone Band
The Nathaniel Johnstone Band hails from Seattle, WA, lead by multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Johnstone (violin, viola, banjo, mandolin, and guitar). Their vibrant sound crosses boundaries and borders, resulting in a blend of European, Middle Eastern, and South American music with Jazz, Rock, Surf, Folk, Gothic, and Steampunk influences. | | Surrounding himself with an ever-changing roster of like-minded souls, Nathaniel creates music for his... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Midway Tent Stage Midway

5:30pm

Unwoman
Unwoman is a San Francisco-based solo cellist-singer-songwriter. Her live sets feature stand-up electric cello and the lush textures of live looping. With timeless songs about love gone wrong and classic covers, Unwoman has been a favorite solo act at major steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over North America.
She received the 2013 Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Award for best solo musician. Unwoman has also performed with Amanda Palmer, Voltaire, Abney Park, Rasputina, and Vernian Process, among many others. She is currently working on her eighth self-produced album.

Performers
avatar for Unwoman

Unwoman

Singing live-looping electric cellist.


Saturday May 17, 2014 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

6:00pm

Private Lessons: Infantry Saber, Naval Cutlass and Highland Backsword ($)
Limited Capacity seats available

It should be stated that these lessons are not designed for stage combat or even for tournament; these lessons are derived from historical treatises and are as real as sword fighting can get within a safe context. Waivers will need to be signed on the day and the insurance for these private lessons will be covered by internationally accredited Professore di Armes Mark P. Donnelly.
Pre-registration is mandatory for participation in the private lessons.
Prof. Donnelly will correspond with you directly regarding equipment. Each of the private lessons is $25/per person and each class will be limited to 20 people – firstly, to keep them private and secondly, so that adequate equipment can be supplied.
There is a supplemental fee per head for each person wishing to take advantage of the private lessons. These fees can be collected via paypal at the time of registration.

Presenters
avatar for Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.


Saturday May 17, 2014 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Dueling Corridor Radisson

6:00pm

This Way to the Egress
One of the most famed musical troupes in the Steampunk world, presumably because people are afraid of this ragtag and motley bunch and fear what will happen if they don’t attend their shows.
I’ve seen them charm audiences of bikers. I’ve seen them charm audiences of grandmothers. I’ve seen them charm audience of grandmother bikers. It’s damn hard not to have a great time when The Egress begins to swing.

Performers
avatar for This Way to the Egress

This Way to the Egress

Partner/Piano/Violin/Accordion, This Way to the EGRESS
Since their start in 2008, EGRESS has tried to find a box in which they could fit themselves; however, one needs a rather large box to fit all six members—and their accordions, tubas, electric guitars, trombones, pianos, and drums. So instead they move forth doing what they do best; cascading onto the stage in a breathtaking explosion of sound and color that’s equal parts unruly vaudeville, ebullient world beat band and three ring circus. The... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

6:00pm

A Haberdasher's Guide to Style: An Introduction to the Art and Technique of the Top Hat
If clothes make the man, then a well made hat makes a trend setter! This seminar will acquaint the viewer with the time honored techniques of the Milliner’s art by demonstration of the tools and materials that go into well made headwear. This year’s presentation will pay particular attention to the components and anatomy of the ever popular Top Hat. Headgear is crucial to any well to do outfit. Why settle for factory made, when you could join the Do It Yourself Revolution?

Presenters
avatar for Erik Teague

Erik Teague

Designer and Haberdasher, Opergeist Haberdashery
Quality handmade hats for the darkly minded.


Saturday May 17, 2014 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Boardroom E Radisson

6:00pm

Classic Victorian Era Seance Demo
Do the dead speak to the living? Today when people think of mediums they think of someone revealing information a spirit supposedly told them. Not all that long ago it meant something different. In the Victorian age mediums made objects move, bells ring and other overt paranormal phenomenon witnessed by everyone instead of simply relayed by a medium. Join us for an experiment in the mysteries of Victorian spirit communication followed by a discussion of the history of such demonstrations. Please note this is for entertainment and educational purposes only no claim is being made of the legitimacy of any phenomenon that may take place. Hosted by Kevin Meares

Presenters

Saturday May 17, 2014 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Boardroom C Radisson

6:30pm

Frenchy and the Punk
So, sitting here listening to Frenchy & the Punk’s song “Marionette,” it’s easy to hear exactly how perfectly they fit in at the Steampunk World’s Fair. The melody wraps it’s plucked strings around you, the story hypnotizes and transports you to another time, another realm, yet makes it all current. Then there’s their song “Steampunk Pixie.” We defy you to listen to it and not dance. Go ahead; we’ll wait.
Now you have an inkling of what kind of steamy fun you’re in store for! Add to that elements of gypsy and folk, the dance party of joy that usually breaks out at their shows, and it’s just a rollicking good time for all!

Sponsors
avatar for Singing Lemur

Singing Lemur

No No! Won't tell!, Singing Lemur Jewelry
The Singing Lemur provides refined adornments for the discerning primate. We create Men's jewelry, fantasy military medals, pocket watch accessories and ladies jewelry of a Neo-Victorian nature. Anyone with opposable thumbs could find some frippery for their finery. We cater to gents, ladies and fops.


Saturday May 17, 2014 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

6:30pm

Mutated Soulz
Mutated Soulz FX is a performance group from Reading Pennsylvania that offers a wide variety of entertainment. Based on characters they created, they become the Circus Bizarre offering a show unlike any you’ve ever seen. Fire-breathing, dance routines, human marionettes, hula hooping, and stilt walkers is just a small list of the different talents exhibited by Mutated Soulz FX. Also known for their unique and ever changing look of their characters, no two experiences with these cretins of conundrum are ever the same. Mutated Soulz Fx: Mutating entertainment to fit any event.

Performers

Saturday May 17, 2014 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

6:30pm

Envisioning a Better Steam Society: Social Issues & Steampunk
A discussion panel where panel participants discuss their thoughts about finding aesthetic inspiration in a historical era rife with sexism, racism and classist thinking. Can the steampunk subculture come to terms with its problematic past, or are we just repeating history, except with ray guns? Together with the audience, we hope to engage in an open dialogue about whether steampunk confronts or condones the historical ideas behind its inspiration, how nineteenth century thinking is re-interpreted in the present day, and what makes steampunk actually "punk."

Presenters
avatar for Diana Pho

Diana Pho

Editor, Tor Books / Beyond Victoriana
Diana M. Pho (also known as Ay-leen the Peacemaker) is a scholar, activist, performer, and general rabble-rouser. She is best-known for running Beyond Victoriana, an award-winning, US-based blog on multicultural steampunk, and the oldest-existing blog on this topic. For several years, she has traveled the country as a professional convention speaker about social justice issues and fandom. Her published work can be found in Steampunk Magazine... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

7:00pm

 Azkadelia: The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be joining this years Steampunk World's Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever elusive flying squirrel routine may attract those wanting a more laid back and silly sequence of events, complete with squeaks.You can find The Mad Hattress during Friday's Goblin Market and then on Saturday and Sunday she will be in the Midway. Come be Enchanted, for we are all a little Mad here, alongside her vending table The Madinarium Roses.

Performers
avatar for Azkadelia Hattress

Azkadelia Hattress

Aerialist, Azkadelia : The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be returning to this years Wicked Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 7:00pm - 7:15pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

7:00pm

Costume Drawing Workshop
Create your own fabulous fashionista, wicked villain, or daring explorer with our character design class! Come and learn to draw the human-or humanoid- figure, costume them and bring them to life for comics, RPG games and other projects!

Performers
avatar for Miss Galia

Miss Galia

is a strange combination of a camp counselor, an adventurer, and a huge geek. She hates getting messy in most contexts, and enjoys destroying books (I'm not kidding about that one, amusingly).


Saturday May 17, 2014 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Boardroom C Radisson

7:00pm

Eli August & the Abandoned Buildings
We could try to tell you why Eli August and the Abandoned buildings are awesome and we’re incredibly glad to have them back at the Steampunk World’s Fair this year, but we also thought this bio from their page at last.fm was pretty succinct:
“Eli August creates music with zeal and energy, focusing on mood, tonality and lyricism. The songwriting mines memories of past regrets and failures to create melancholy aural set pieces that are sincere, passionate and some times dark, but never completely devoid of redemption.
There is a tangible sense of urgency in the music that flows throughout the songs. Many of the works carry the sobering notion that life may never be as good as it once was, but there is still reason to carry on.
Eli August comes to you with no preconceived notions or carrying any musical airs. The music is here to say one thing. Though the outlook may seem bleak and the path dark, we are in this together.”


Saturday May 17, 2014 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Midway Tent Stage Midway

7:00pm

The Wonderful World of Wyck
This devilishly odd performer mixes classic Sideshow/Performance routines with his unique self-deprecating humor and unbelievable stunts– witness such wonders as the human pincushion and “the block head!” Wyck will keep you thoroughly entertained, consistently amazed, and pleasantly grossed out.

Performers

Saturday May 17, 2014 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

7:30pm

Sylvana Joyce & the Moment
A dynamic interplay of Blues Rock and Balkan Folk music, Sylvana Joyce and the Moment have gotten audiences of all ages and backgrounds raving about their stellar live performances. SJATM’s supreme musicianship, coupled with lead singer/pianist Sylvana Joyce’s on stage presence (who have led some to draw comparison to Janis Joplin, Grace Potter, and Bette Midler), make them one of the most exciting new acts to come on the music scene. SJATM have graced the stage over 200 times nationwide, opening for such names as Nikka Costa, The Aristocrats, Caravan of Thieves, and Lettuce. They are also proud to announce they’ve been accepted to a myriad of prestigious festivals this year, including SXSW, CMJ, Musikfest, Montauk Music Festival, Culturefest, MidPoint Music Festival, Holy Smokes Music and Arts Festival, and have placed in the Top 5 on Blues/Gypsy Rock Charts for NYC on ReverbNation for 7 straight months.

Performers
SJ

Sylvana Joyce

The bigger picture is...that our potential is limitless. My absolute favorite thing to do is interpretive dance. Singing my heart out, making love, and drinking coffee are close seconds. Shameless promotion: www.sjandthemoment.com


Saturday May 17, 2014 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

7:30pm

TriBeCaStan
The New York Times describes TriBeCaStan’s sound as “genre-bending jazz and world-music” and The Washington Post hails them as “an international jazz and folk festival unto itself, fusing Balkan, Middle Eastern, Indian, Latin American, and African musical elements to bold and dazzling effect”. According to The Village Voice the band embodies “New York cool, explorer energy, and outer space vibes”.

Performers

Saturday May 17, 2014 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

7:30pm

No Means No: Responding to Sexual Violence in Our Community
Whether we know it or not, we’re all reading from the same cultural script when responding to accusations of harassment or assault, and this script is perpetuating sexual violence. O. M. Grey will show you how to respond to the victim and to the accused. She will discuss common derailers that pull the conversation away from this important topic, and she will teach you to see the behavioral red flags of the sexual predator. Sexual violence is at epidemic proportions in our culture. It’s time to take our communities back from sexual predators. Learn how to make our community safe for everyone…except the predators.

Presenters
avatar for O.M. Grey

O.M. Grey

Olivia Grey is the author of several Steampunk Adventure Romance novels, like Avalon Revisited and The Zombies of Mesmer, among others. Her poetry and short fiction have been featured in various magazines and anthologies. | | She also blogs/podcasts on relationship issues and trauma recovery. For the past year, she's run The Order of the White Feather, an organization dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence and making... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Boardroom E Radisson

8:00pm

Smoke & Mirrors Peepshow
Prepare to be enchanted, ensorcelled, entertained, and enthralled, and engaged!
Smoke & Mirrors Peepshow is an up and coming New Jersey based classic burlesque troupe that harkens back to the decadent heyday of burlesque. It’s led by Attica Wilde and features performers Vivi Noir, Ivory Askew, and Miss Kitty. They are supported by the lovely debutantes, Taylor Sweet, Jess Distress, Esmerelda May, Dolly Dagger and Draga de Sade. They’ll be performing at the Fair on Saturday night, but be sure to also catch them as part of the VIP event The Goblin Market at the fair – Friday night only!


Saturday May 17, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Midway Tent Stage Midway

8:00pm

Absinthe Tasting
Come sample the many varieties of this fabled libation, favored by the poets, the artists, and the madmen. Note: tickets to each event are limited.

Moderators
Saturday May 17, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Fusions Restaurant Radisson

8:00pm

Cards Against Humanity
Everyone's favorite game.

Sponsors

Saturday May 17, 2014 8:00pm - Sunday May 18, 2014 12:00am
Boardroom A Radisson

8:30pm

Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands
Her lyrics and melodies portray the world as a dark and strange (and often funny) place deeply connected to fables and imagination. Stories such as “Little Match Girl” and “The Misplaced Zygote: Down the Wrong Chimney” convey folklore lessons that address phases in women’s lives where they need to be conscious of staying true to their intuition. Songwriting begins in many different ways, including inspiration from refrigerator magnet poetry or going to the movies alone at midnight, but is mostly a channeling process that happens late at night when the veil between reality and dreams is the thinnest. Expect the unexpected.
Crystal Bright possesses astounding vocal range and power that descends on a dime to delicate subtlety. One moment she sings, she soars – and the next… a falsetto whisper that slyly peeks behind the curtain.

Performers

Saturday May 17, 2014 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

8:30pm

HUMANWINE & The Folks Below
Oftentimes, we define Steampunk music by gears, by songs about common Steampunk themes, by Victoriana, or by ways that performers resemble some of the best-known Steampunk bands. To me, the Folks Below embody the greatest and boldest part of the spirit of Steampunk – that of creating new worlds out of whole cloth, and creating amazing, intriguing, rich art out of those worlds…
…and making that art into something which grabs you and catches you and makes you want to jump in and have more.
Here’s a bit about the band:
“‘The Folks Below’ reclaims and weaves stories from the underbelly of a burning city once consigned to oblivion. ”
Biography
Our Research team has excavated a number of clay plates made by the YerYerOwn. Each has the appearance of an ordinary dinner plate with an incised spiral decoration on the underside. Upon closer examination we realized the spiral had to have been mechanically produced. While researching methods available to the YerYerOwn we used a copper cone to trace the spiral.
We were surprised to discover that the spirals were actually audio tracks. The YerYerOwn had successfully disguised all this audio as everyday dinner plates!It is known that the YerYerOwn employ many methods to conceal information from outsiders. This is the first of this method we have found. Out of thirty-one plates we unearthed, we were able to decode eleven. The sound from the plates was not fit for an album so we recreated what we heard and recorded it in a state of the art studio.
Description: They laughed while they cried, they loved and were loved.
Band Interests: The usual. Dumpstering, Foraging, Skinning & Dissection, half-lives, throwing spirited shin-digs, random acts of rebellion, feasting & revelry, ART.
Find out more about The Folks Below over at www.thefolksbelow.org.
humanwine_mideast07_sh_0363The award winning music of HUMANWINE is an unconventional super group of sorts with Holly Brewer (The Folks Below) and Mat McNiss (TI:ME:ST:AMP) as the writers and composers. The band is complete with Nate Greenslit (Bury Me Standing) and Paul Dilley (Girls Guns & Glory) for live shows and recordings. For larger shows a wider net is cast reeling in musicians in the area of the event, often 1 or more players on stage will be playing together for the very first time. Breaking stereotypes and hearts since 2002 from Boston to Oakland and back again, HUMANWINE has played 32 of the 50 states, released 2 EPs, 3 LPs and a split Vinyl LP under their own Label Nervous Relatives Records. Nervous Relatives is the newest member to join the family of Artists at Lowell’s Western Avenue Studios.


Saturday May 17, 2014 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

8:30pm

(+3) Charisma
No matter your situation in life and your individual aims, one of the most important tools for success is your personal charisma. Charisma is what allows you to command a room, draw others to you, and convince people of your ideas. It’s an essential part of being the kind of leader who wins devoted followers who are willing to go to the ends of the earth for you. Charismatic men are perceived as both likeable and powerful, a dynamic, irresistible combination that opens endless doors to them.
Charisma may seem like a mysterious quality — something that some are born with and some are not. But this is happily not the case. You don’t need to have hit the genetic charisma lottery in order to develop yourself into a charismatic powerhouse with undeniable magnetism.
Far from being a magical and inexplicable trait, charisma can be broken down into a set of concrete, largely nonverbal behaviors that can be learned, practiced, and made natural. This lecture will explore this topic and if its lessons are internalized and utilized each person in attendance will walk away with +3 charisma… for real.

Presenters
avatar for Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.


Saturday May 17, 2014 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

8:30pm

Perspectives on the Paranormal
The paranormal is an enormously popular topic in the world today. But there are so many different kinds of phenomenon and so many different ways of looking at it. Combining the experience of demonologist Kevin Meares, Helenistic Pagan Holly Abair, Pastor Joseph Broz, token magician and omnimancer Arthur Moyer, hypnotist Shannon Tobin, paranormal investigator Matt Tierney and historian Dru Rusanski we'll look at a number of popular topics in the wide world of paranormal phenomenon drawing both on our actual experience and years of study in our respective fields.

Presenters

Saturday May 17, 2014 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Boardroom E Radisson

9:00pm

Platform One
Drawing influences from And One, The Psychadelic Furs, Peter Gabriel, and The Cure, Platform One is a crowd-pleasing, high energy band which fuses goth, pop, alternative, “with a side of oontz.” They’ve been around for nearly fifteen years and once you catch just one of their shows, you know precisely why. Catch some of their great lyrics perfectly paired with seriously danceable music at this year’s Steampunk World’s Fair!

Performers
avatar for Platform One

Platform One

Platform One
Platform One is a band of highly energetic musicians who bring together danceablebeats, well thought out lyrics and an appeal that crosses several genres. Their musicis a combination of pop, gothic, and alternative with a side of oontz. They meld theirinfluence of 80's alternative music with European synthpop.They've spent the last fewyears playing festivals and conventions, from anime to steampunk, all over the Northeastwith forays to the West... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

9:00pm

Belle Époque Absinthe Workshop and Party 
A hands on workshop about the true history of the famed spirit Absinthe, with a demonstration of actual absinthe antiques used in 19th century cafés and bistros. Author and absinthe scholar S. B. MacDonald will discuss the mythology, truths, and details of absinthe’s banning and reintroduction a century later. Watch absinthe being prepared authentically and correctly in the magical pieces from MacDonald’s book, Absinthe Antiques: A collection from la Belle Époque. These are genuine pieces from the very era from which Steampunk is derived! Attendees will prepare glasses of both Verte and blanche (green and white) absinthes for themselves, using reproduction fountains, glasses and spoons, then mingle and enjoy their glasses during the party after the presentation.
World-class Swiss Absinthes La Clandestine and Butterfly, two of the highest regarded absinthes being made in the world, will be shared with the guests! The regional distributor of these fine absinthes, Brendan Edwards, will also be on hand and involved, and will be presenting a functioning miniature copper alembic that was actually used to produce the first batch of Butterfly. This piece was not created to evoke the era of Steampunk… it is a functional example of the genre, in the real world. Approx 90 minutes. SOLD OUT.

Presenters
avatar for Scott MacDonald

Scott MacDonald

I'm passionate about the history, ritual, and culture of absinthe. I've traveled to Europe to absinthe gatherings and festivals, been a tasting judge in the birthplace of French absinthe, and written a book celebrating absinthe's amazing and diverse antiques, art, postcards. I host many absinthe tastings and gatherings each year, and enjoy bringing people together to share in this wonderful spirit! These workshops will discuss the history... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Boardroom C Radisson

9:00pm

Dan Gerous, Private Dick: The Mysterious Lady In Green (Radioplay)
It’s June 1943 and the Concordia Broadcasting Company network in New York City still has a few studio audience seats available to watch a live broadcast performance of their hit adventure program, “Dan Gerous, Private Dick.” This week’s episode, “The Mysterious Lady In Green.”

On Saturday night at 9:00pm The Atomic Radiophonic Workshop, the radio theater company at WRSU-FM in New Brunswick, will present a radioplay broadcast live regionally at 88.7 FM and webcast to the world at wrsu.org. “Dan Gerous, Private Dick: The Mysterious Lady In Green” is an original comedy in five genres. I can't tell you anymore…I think I'm being watched. So why not take a walk on the Dieselpunk side Saturday night and visit the Radisson Board Room B. Be a right gee and try to arrive by 8:45. Ya’ don't wanna keep Mama waitin’.


Saturday May 17, 2014 9:00pm - 11:45pm
Boardroom B Radisson

9:30pm

HVBRIS
A fun-loving, piratical, licentious, geeky band of fire freaks who seek to entertain and amuse with wickedly creative antics. The founding members of Hubris are Hobbit, Sock Monkey, and Cookie Monster; they and their Fellow Members, Consorts, Attendants, and Other Assorted Hangers-On will be thrilled to introduce you to the magical wonders of the Arts of Fire. Just ask them. Don’t miss this spectacular troupe on one of the cool May nights of the Fair, burning bright as day with the fiery talent and blazing comedy that is the one and only HVBRIS.

Performers
Sponsors
avatar for Corvus Creations

Corvus Creations

Owner/Designer, Corvus Creations
We at Corvus Creations are the purveyors of fine Steampunk, Neo-Victorian, and Pagan jewelry and sundries.


Saturday May 17, 2014 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

10:00pm

Psyche Corp.
Psyche Corporation is a dark fairytale cyberpunk/steampunk band named after a dream manufacture group from a future where widespread neural implants allow people to download dreams from the Internet. Also graces stages at FanEXPO, Wicked Faire, Steampunk World’s Fair, Arisia, TempleCon, Ikkicon, and SteamStock 2013. This year, her show will be slightly different and promises to be steamily intriguing, if the Perl-Operated Boy video is anything to go by. Even Amanda Palmer was so excited about it, she decided to retweet it!

Performers
avatar for Psyche Corporation

Psyche Corporation

Psyche Corporation is a fairytale cyber/steampunk band fronted by a former Ladies of Steampunk model and programmer who combines dance with a powerhouse vocal range. The band is named after a dream manufacture group from a future where neural implants allow people to download dreams from the Internet. Songs deal in dystopian themes as well as more lighthearted filk works, such as “Perl­Operated Boy”. The musical style spans genres of... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

10:00pm

Steam Powered Giraffe in Concert
The robots of Steam Powered Giraffe are like nothing you’ve ever seen. The malfunctioning joke-spewing metal men play a collection of original Vaudeville inspired tunes fused with modern flare and executed in a super-sleek, one-of-a-kind performance.
The act combines the visual of robot pantomime with sketches, pop culture references, improvised comedic dialogue, and of course, original music.
From their heartwarming nostalgic melodies to their funky cabaret rock, Steam Powered Giraffe’s songs are memorable, infectious, and as unique as the robots themselves.

Performers
Sponsors
avatar for Corvus Creations

Corvus Creations

Owner/Designer, Corvus Creations
We at Corvus Creations are the purveyors of fine Steampunk, Neo-Victorian, and Pagan jewelry and sundries.


Saturday May 17, 2014 10:00pm - 11:15pm
Midway Tent Stage Midway

10:00pm

Grandmaster Baron Munchausen Competition
Munchausen is a beautifully-crafted storytelling game which provides a surprisingly sturdy framework for the creation of incredibly tall tales. We take some of our most talented wordcrafters, talespinners, exaggerators, and other fabricators, thrust them together into a burning cage, toss in a few sabretooth tigers, and, eventually, we let the wittiest speakers leave. As always, we have assembled a truly talented gathering of the Munchausen Society. Come watch them work as we raise money for a great cause.
We are, of course, lying. We wouldn’t treat sabretooth tigers that way.

Saturday May 17, 2014 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

10:00pm

Secret Speakeasy
We start at ten p.m. on Saturday, with an open bar that runs ’til midnight. We know many of you will silently sneak away from the amazing Steam Powered Giraffe show early, to avoid the rush, and sneak in here. Don’t worry. We won’t tell a soul…
Can you keep a secret?
The Speakevourteque-w-purpleasy is a villainously joyous event for rascals, scalawags, sophisticates, riff-raff – all walks of society can meet up at the Speakeasy.
Featuring two hours of open bar, and:
Vourteque! Smoke and Mirrors Burlesque! Painless Parker! Sylvana Joyce and The Moment!
Purchase your tickets today – the Speakeasy only has room for a few, and if you end up on the outside when tickets sell out, neither love nor money will get you in. Space is limited – purchase your invitation now!

*Bar closes at midnight, but we have an additional two hours of entertainment.

Performers
avatar for Unwoman

Unwoman

Singing live-looping electric cellist.


Saturday May 17, 2014 10:00pm - Sunday May 18, 2014 2:00am
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

10:30pm

HVBRIS
A fun-loving, piratical, licentious, geeky band of fire freaks who seek to entertain and amuse with wickedly creative antics. The founding members of Hubris are Hobbit, Sock Monkey, and Cookie Monster; they and their Fellow Members, Consorts, Attendants, and Other Assorted Hangers-On will be thrilled to introduce you to the magical wonders of the Arts of Fire. Just ask them. Don’t miss this spectacular troupe on one of the cool May nights of the Fair, burning bright as day with the fiery talent and blazing comedy that is the one and only HVBRIS.

Performers
Sponsors
avatar for Corvus Creations

Corvus Creations

Owner/Designer, Corvus Creations
We at Corvus Creations are the purveyors of fine Steampunk, Neo-Victorian, and Pagan jewelry and sundries.


Saturday May 17, 2014 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

10:30pm

Magic Talismans: History, Power, and Practice
"What is a talisman? A talisman is an object imbued with a symbolic, often magical, power. Though easily dismissed as exotic supersition, talismans are a valuable are part of our everyday lives. Artist and occultist K. M. Kotulak will introduce you to the talismans of various cultures, as well as talismans we commonly use today, and discuss their mythical, magical, and psychological significance."

Presenters

Saturday May 17, 2014 10:30pm - 11:15pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

10:30pm

Drum Circle
After the box office closes, it's time to beat away the day's chaos with a fun, uninhibited group activity.  Get in the groove and feel a sense of harmony as you reboot to the rhythm!
Bring your drum and join your host, Icebox! No past circle experience--or ability to keep a beat--necessary.  Come for ten minutes or two hours.  Spectators and dancers welcome!

Presenters

Saturday May 17, 2014 10:30pm - Sunday May 18, 2014 12:15am
Dueling Corridor Radisson

11:00pm

yes...Yes...OH, YES!: Embracing Enthusiastic Consent (18+)
We’ve all heard “No Means No” repeated throughout our life, but what does a nonverbal “No” look like? More importantly, don’t force a “No.” Wait for a “yes…Yes…OH, YES!” Learn to recognize enthusiastic consent, as anything short of that is “No.” Through scripted role-play and improv, join O. M. Grey in this fun exercise that will help you ensure all of your sexy times are fully consensual, healthy, and steamy!

Presenters
avatar for O.M. Grey

O.M. Grey

Olivia Grey is the author of several Steampunk Adventure Romance novels, like Avalon Revisited and The Zombies of Mesmer, among others. Her poetry and short fiction have been featured in various magazines and anthologies. | | She also blogs/podcasts on relationship issues and trauma recovery. For the past year, she's run The Order of the White Feather, an organization dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence and making... Read More →


Saturday May 17, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Boardroom E Radisson

11:00pm

The Wonderful World of Wyck
This devilishly odd performer mixes classic Sideshow/Performance routines with his unique self-deprecating humor and unbelievable stunts– witness such wonders as the human pincushion and “the block head!” Wyck will keep you thoroughly entertained, consistently amazed, and pleasantly grossed out.

Performers

Saturday May 17, 2014 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

11:30pm

Cosplay Candidate: The Political Game
Our newest performance, Cosplay Candidate is a crowd-sourced, interactive combination of Game Show and Debate where the mob rules! Spanning our nation's issues with a surreal, geeky spin there' something for everyone! Popular issues may include:
Immigration Rights of Kryptonian refugees! Artificial Intelligence and Sentient Rights! International Campaign Backers - namely Victor Von Doom! Wayne Enterprises Bailouts! This show encourages both thought and debate techniques whilst dancing along the line between real and the absurd... And the best part? You, the audience determine the outcome! Come see our democratic process in-action!

Presenters

Saturday May 17, 2014 11:30pm - Sunday May 18, 2014 12:15am
Boardroom E Radisson

12:00am

The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing's ACOUSTIC COMEDY HOUR
Due to singer Andy Heintz' cancer diagnosis (and subsequent forced beard-shave) the UK's biggest, loudest, funniest SteamPUNK band, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, are unable to bring their full-on rock show to SPWF as planned. HOWEVER, fear not- all is not lost. Half of the band, acclaimed stand up comedians Andrew O’Neill and Marc Burrows (guitar and bass respectively), have crossed the pond anyway to deliver an hour of live comedy and acoustic TMTWNBBFN songs from their two (and a bit) albums, repeating the acclaimed show they performed at Britain’s world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012.  There will be rude bits, funny bits, sing-a-long bits and probably some shouting.  They’re alone on foreign shores without their comrades- come keep them company. 


Sunday May 18, 2014 12:00am - 12:45am
Radisson Stage Radisson

12:00am

DJ Mighty Mike Saga
DJ MIGHTY MIKE SAGA: A REALLY, REALLY FUN DJ PRETENDS TO BE STEAMPUNK
…who is, in fact, not actually “pretending” to be Steampunk. Mike looks 100% like someone in an old Billy Idol video, possibly the third zombie who gets zapped in “Dancing With Myself”. But he’s amazingly passionate about one single thing: making a room full of music that’s outside of the “same twenty songs you hear at every Bar Mitzvah or wedding”, yet makes people REALLY comfortable and REALLY want to dance. And his knowledge of Steampunk music is exceptional and vast.
Let’s face it: Some of us love to dance. Some of us go to dances feeling shy and unsure, but maybe, if the music moves us, we’ll dance and have fun. I’ve never seen anyone who can pull both kinds of people out onto the dancefloor as effortlessly, as happily, as Mighty Mike Saga. He’s incredibly versatile; he’s famous for a kind of music which is appreciated by about 20% of World’s Fair attendees (that’s Goth/Industrial) – but what he spins for us is actually this incredibly variety of tunes which fit beautifully into a Steampunk groove, yet expose you to new music, new sounds, and new beats. I’ve seen him make 8-year-old kids dance with 70-year-old insurance adjusters and 22-year-old skater kids ALL AT THE SAME TIME.
According to his bio, a two-years-old Mighty Mike “began spinning records on a PlaySkool dj mighty mike fbstereophonic hi fi record player with an Old Radio Shack Mixer to fuse his favorite Sesame Street and Muppet songs together in harmony.” This sounds really implausible and we don’t actually believe it, but we can totally believe that music has been this kids’ life from before he was old enough to walk.
His website is totally designed to make him look like the most Dark Dark Darkity Dark Goth/Industrial DJ ever. Don’t let it fool you. He’s actually a really sweet guy who plays all kinds of music. But he also really likes to scowl in pictures. That’s because the REAL story of when he was two years old was that he tried to imitate the aforementioned Billy Idol video, and his face stuck that way…

Performers
avatar for DJ Mighty Mike Saga

DJ Mighty Mike Saga

dj Mighty Mike Saga
Hi Im Mike Saga! I also go by "dj mighty mike saga" | | Come dancing with me! | SAGA SET TIME - SAT NITE Regency Ballroom 1:30am - 3:00am (Technically Sunday morning Right After Voltaire!) | | check my site out. | www.mikesaga.com | dj // flyer designer // and stuff


Sunday May 18, 2014 12:00am - 3:45am
Midway Tent Stage Midway
 
Sunday, May 18
 

9:00am

Kid's LARP Part III
(Children may attend any of the three parts without having to have been to the others.) Following the Professor’s directions and using your flying ship you have made it! Now you simply have to work together to find what he wants and return it to civilization!
This early morning expedition welcomes people of action, even if you have not participated in the previous chapters of our adventure! Tallyho!

Performers
avatar for Miss Galia

Miss Galia

is a strange combination of a camp counselor, an adventurer, and a huge geek. She hates getting messy in most contexts, and enjoys destroying books (I'm not kidding about that one, amusingly).


Sunday May 18, 2014 9:00am - 9:45am
Dueling Corridor Radisson

10:00am

Shake-and-Bake Maker Panel - 'Is the Cog Dead? Or is it King?'
An Informative Moderated discussion on Prop-making with the Titilus Crew and Potential guest-panelists discussing tips, tricks and techniques and citing specific props as visual aids. This will then be followed by a Q & A Session by the audience, and showcase with the assembled "Makers" of the Titilus as well as features from guest speakers, when it comes to refined and advanced costuming, for both High and Low budgets.

Presenters

Sunday May 18, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

10:00am

Felix Blithedale: the comedic series
Felix Blithedale is a comedic series about an Inventor in San Francisco in 1903. It is as if Nikola Tesla or Thomas Edison had a video blog in the Victorian/Edwardian era; And if they were a neurotic hopeless romantic mess. This 13 episode season covers Felix's first invention (the talking picture) through his ideas and his accidents as he strives to create something that will put his name in the history books.

Presenters

Sunday May 18, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Boardroom E Radisson

10:00am

Autograph Session with Steam Powered Giraffe

Sunday May 18, 2014 10:00am - 11:45am
Boardroom B Radisson

11:00am

Advanced La Canne for Bartitsu
This workshop will focus on the extended range of Bartitsu and will make the assumption that the gentleman or lady defending themselves is equipped or encumbered with a cane or walking stick. When facing an assailant who also has a hand-held weapon such as a cane, truncheon, cudgel, etc. one must face the threat carefully, tactically and technically. This workshop will address some of these strategic choices and examine just what can and cannot/should and should not be attempted. Please bring a walking stick if you wish to participate. The Professor will only have a limited amount of sticks for use.

Presenters
avatar for Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.


Sunday May 18, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Midway Tent Stage Midway

11:00am

Psyche Corp.
Psyche Corporation is a dark fairytale cyberpunk/steampunk band named after a dream manufacture group from a future where widespread neural implants allow people to download dreams from the Internet. Also graces stages at FanEXPO, Wicked Faire, Steampunk World’s Fair, Arisia, TempleCon, Ikkicon, and SteamStock 2013. This year, her show will be slightly different and promises to be steamily intriguing, if the Perl-Operated Boy video is anything to go by. Even Amanda Palmer was so excited about it, she decided to retweet it!

Performers
avatar for Psyche Corporation

Psyche Corporation

Psyche Corporation is a fairytale cyber/steampunk band fronted by a former Ladies of Steampunk model and programmer who combines dance with a powerhouse vocal range. The band is named after a dream manufacture group from a future where neural implants allow people to download dreams from the Internet. Songs deal in dystopian themes as well as more lighthearted filk works, such as “Perl­Operated Boy”. The musical style spans genres of... Read More →


Sunday May 18, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

11:00am

Safe Spaces: Manipulation and Predatory Case Studies and Examples
This class will discuss and give examples of some of the more common types of manipulation and predatory behaviors that occur in fandom. Warning: This class may be triggering to some people.

Presenters
RG

R. Gearhardt

Nurse Practitioner
When I edited a convention book I hated self-written blurbs. | | On my way to being a long-haired Agent Coulson type in the future when they have Medical Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D.


Sunday May 18, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Boardroom E Radisson

11:00am

Coveilance Dance Project
Coveilance Dance Project is a group of mad scientists who research the principal theorem that the traditional art of Belly Dance can be bonded with various costuming, music, and other dance forms to create a hypnotic and sensual super art form. Headquartered in the Delaware Valley, the project utilizes a variety of materials from cultures all over the world for extensive experimentation. This year they experiment with the fusion of “old school” belly dance and steampunk cabaret.
Sometimes, the Coveilance Dance Project swashbuckles!


Sunday May 18, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Radisson Stage Radisson

11:00am

ConCardia Tournament #2
ConCardia is a new kind of game, unlike any other. Instead of buying it in a store, you collect it at an event! At a ConCardia event, players visit the ConCardia table, get the starter set of cards and a rules explanation if needed. They then adventure around the convention, seeking out vendors, performers, and others with cards to give them. Cards could be anywhere!

The cards are built into a deck and used to compete against other players in tournaments at the event. We will be hosting two tournaments at Steampunk World's Fair, Saturday 2 - 4 PM and Sunday 11 AM - 1 PM in Boardroom A. Many of our vendors are providing fantastic prizes for the tournament, which will be free to enter.

Presenters
avatar for Fireheart

Fireheart

Fireheart (Michael) has worked in the fields of sales and marketing for almost two decades, but sales and marketing is really just understanding what people want and finding ways to align their wants to your wants.


Sunday May 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
Boardroom A Radisson

11:00am

Book Purse Creation Workshop
Turn an ordinary hardback book into a purse or bag to hold your gadgets and frippery! For people who love books and like carrying things. Participants must show up at the beginning of the activity.

Performers
avatar for Miss Galia

Miss Galia

is a strange combination of a camp counselor, an adventurer, and a huge geek. She hates getting messy in most contexts, and enjoys destroying books (I'm not kidding about that one, amusingly).


Sunday May 18, 2014 11:00am - 12:45pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

12:00pm

HUMANWINE & The Folks Below
Oftentimes, we define Steampunk music by gears, by songs about common Steampunk themes, by Victoriana, or by ways that performers resemble some of the best-known Steampunk bands. To me, the Folks Below embody the greatest and boldest part of the spirit of Steampunk – that of creating new worlds out of whole cloth, and creating amazing, intriguing, rich art out of those worlds…
…and making that art into something which grabs you and catches you and makes you want to jump in and have more.
Here’s a bit about the band:
“‘The Folks Below’ reclaims and weaves stories from the underbelly of a burning city once consigned to oblivion. ”
Biography
Our Research team has excavated a number of clay plates made by the YerYerOwn. Each has the appearance of an ordinary dinner plate with an incised spiral decoration on the underside. Upon closer examination we realized the spiral had to have been mechanically produced. While researching methods available to the YerYerOwn we used a copper cone to trace the spiral.
We were surprised to discover that the spirals were actually audio tracks. The YerYerOwn had successfully disguised all this audio as everyday dinner plates!It is known that the YerYerOwn employ many methods to conceal information from outsiders. This is the first of this method we have found. Out of thirty-one plates we unearthed, we were able to decode eleven. The sound from the plates was not fit for an album so we recreated what we heard and recorded it in a state of the art studio.
Description: They laughed while they cried, they loved and were loved.
Band Interests: The usual. Dumpstering, Foraging, Skinning & Dissection, half-lives, throwing spirited shin-digs, random acts of rebellion, feasting & revelry, ART.
Find out more about The Folks Below over at www.thefolksbelow.org.
humanwine_mideast07_sh_0363The award winning music of HUMANWINE is an unconventional super group of sorts with Holly Brewer (The Folks Below) and Mat McNiss (TI:ME:ST:AMP) as the writers and composers. The band is complete with Nate Greenslit (Bury Me Standing) and Paul Dilley (Girls Guns & Glory) for live shows and recordings. For larger shows a wider net is cast reeling in musicians in the area of the event, often 1 or more players on stage will be playing together for the very first time. Breaking stereotypes and hearts since 2002 from Boston to Oakland and back again, HUMANWINE has played 32 of the 50 states, released 2 EPs, 3 LPs and a split Vinyl LP under their own Label Nervous Relatives Records. Nervous Relatives is the newest member to join the family of Artists at Lowell’s Western Avenue Studios.


Sunday May 18, 2014 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

12:00pm

A Brief History of Tea: Tasting & Chat
What could be more pleasant than enjoying a pleasant chat about the history of tea at the Steampunk World’s Fair? More pleasant than having that chat with Miss Emmeline de Winter, even? Why, sharing Miss Emmeline’s company and intellect while tasting some of that same delightful tea! Learn about, the origins of the tea trade, the difference between actual teas and not quite teas, and try some of the more uncommon teas that were popular in the late 1800s!


Sunday May 18, 2014 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Boardroom C Radisson

12:00pm

SPWF Author Round-Up
Come meet several of SPWF's esteemed and talented author guests, in one place packed chock-full of literary awesomeness!

Presenters
avatar for O.M. Grey

O.M. Grey

Olivia Grey is the author of several Steampunk Adventure Romance novels, like Avalon Revisited and The Zombies of Mesmer, among others. Her poetry and short fiction have been featured in various magazines and anthologies. | | She also blogs/podcasts on relationship issues and trauma recovery. For the past year, she's run The Order of the White Feather, an organization dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence and making... Read More →
avatar for Leanna Renee Hieber

Leanna Renee Hieber

Author at Tor Books, Actress, Playwright, Perky Goth
Leanna is an actress, playwright and award winning, bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens, such as the Strangely Beautiful saga, the Magic Most Foul saga and the forthcoming Eterna Files from Tor/Forge books. Her Strangely Beautiful saga won 3 Prism awards for excellence in the genre, hit Barnes and Noble's and Borders bestseller lists and this currently out of print series will reissue in new, revised... Read More →


Sunday May 18, 2014 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

12:00pm

VIP Meet & Greet
Come meet with some of SPWF's stars, entertainers, talents, and most fascinating characters in a fun and informal setup.

Sunday May 18, 2014 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Midway Tent Stage Midway

12:30pm

Private Lessons: Medieval Dagger or Longsword
Limited Capacity seats available

It should be stated that these lessons are not designed for stage combat or even for tournament; these lessons are derived from historical treatises and are as real as sword fighting can get within a safe context. Waivers will need to be signed on the day and the insurance for these private lessons will be covered by internationally accredited Professore di Armes Mark P. Donnelly.
Pre-registration is mandatory for participation in the private lessons.
Prof. Donnelly will correspond with you directly regarding equipment. Each of the private lessons is $25/per person and each class will be limited to 20 people – firstly, to keep them private and secondly, so that adequate equipment can be supplied.
There is a supplemental fee per head for each person wishing to take advantage of the private lessons. These fees can be collected via paypal at the time of registration.

Presenters
avatar for Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Professor Mark P. Donnelly

Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.


Sunday May 18, 2014 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Dueling Corridor Radisson

12:30pm

Time with the Red Fork Empire
Informal discussion with the Red Fork Empire with a discussion on comic books. Casual introduction to the Red Fork Empire, real world applications and imaginary. Plus a discussion on comics by the Queen of Sanctuary.

Presenters

Sunday May 18, 2014 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Boardroom B Radisson

12:30pm

Matt DeBlass
Matt DeBlass plays an eclectic, gleefully anachronistic collection of music. By bringing elements of world folk, Celtic, rock, classical, and 19th century parlor music into one program, he stretches the bounds of genre and period. Matt performs on a variety of acoustic instruments, including mandolin, guitar, harp and percussion instruments, some of which he has built or modified himself.

Performers
avatar for Matt DeBlass

Matt DeBlass

The Matt DeBlass of Matt DeBlass, Matt DeBlass
Matt DeBlass is an acoustic musician, occasional instrument builder and all around swell guy. While he plays a wide variety of instruments, some of them even competently, he is currently best known for his work on the mandolin, which he uses to play Celtic folk, classical and acoustic rock. | He performs solo as a singer and instrumentalist as well as with Baroque & Hungry and Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings. He has performed... Read More →


Sunday May 18, 2014 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

12:30pm

1:00pm

Adventures in Palmistry- the Beginning
Your destiny is in your hands... and you can have a hand in your destiny! In the ancient art of palmistry, the signs in your hands show the key points of past, present and future, revealing love, adventure, adversity, opportunity, your talents and needs. As you change the direction of your life, your palm shifts to reflect that new path. Reading palms can empower and enlighten you, giving you the knowledge you need to chose the best path for your life and help other people to chose their best lives as well. And it can be a lot of fun. This class is easy and fun, designed for all levels of experience, and will give you practical skills you can use immediately. 

Sunday May 18, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Boardroom C Radisson

1:00pm

The Lord Baron's Cavalcade of Chaos
Behold!  A show that is (maybe? Kind of? Hopefully?) unlike anything you’ve seen before!  Arranged in specifically by the Lord Baron in a way that only he can do and is arguably of understated  value, his Cavalcade of Chaos will cause your eyes to pop and your mind to be blown!

Featuring the alluring Shotglass Sally, glass eater, human pincushion and human being extraordinaire with a propensity for debauchery and a predilection for supervillainery!  

The strange and gender bending Madame Envy (from Spread Eagle, WI) former professional wrestler, fashion plate and zombie pin up gal!  

And special guests Lunchbox Joe and his twisted friends!  There's nothing Lunchbox Joe won't eat!  Can't withstand!  Won't staple himself to!  WON'T DO (legally).  Just to witness his antics could be considered a feat of human strength!



The Lord Baron and his trusty technical sidekick, Oswin Bernard McGuinness, invite you to come and experience a show the likes of which he’s already told you you’ve never experienced before.  So come and… experience it!  TODAY (if today happens to be a day they are performing).  And be AMAZED..ED!

Performers

Sunday May 18, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

1:00pm

The Wonderful World of Wyck
This devilishly odd performer mixes classic Sideshow/Performance routines with his unique self-deprecating humor and unbelievable stunts– witness such wonders as the human pincushion and “the block head!” Wyck will keep you thoroughly entertained, consistently amazed, and pleasantly grossed out.

Performers

Sunday May 18, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

1:00pm

Meet & Greet with Steam Powered Giraffe

Sunday May 18, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

1:30pm

Incorporating History into Fantasy Fiction
Come listen to bestselling author O. M. Grey talk about how she incorporates actual history, from the Tudors to Queen Victoria, and actual Victorian "Steampunk" technology, like The Rickett, into her novels. Learn how you can take an O. M. Grey tour of London next time you're abroad for free and visit actual places in her books.

Presenters
avatar for O.M. Grey

O.M. Grey

Olivia Grey is the author of several Steampunk Adventure Romance novels, like Avalon Revisited and The Zombies of Mesmer, among others. Her poetry and short fiction have been featured in various magazines and anthologies. | | She also blogs/podcasts on relationship issues and trauma recovery. For the past year, she's run The Order of the White Feather, an organization dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence and making... Read More →


Sunday May 18, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Boardroom E Radisson

1:30pm

Ink & Paint Burlesque
That’s right! Those geeky ladies of burlesque are coming back to the Steampunk World’s Fair! Described as a “collection of burlesque performers and a classically trained vocalist with a penchant for portraying pop culture icons,” this troupe draws from all manner of nerdtastic source material to bring some of your favorite characters to life in a fun, sexy way. Whether Aperture Science or Victorian lolitas get you all steamy, you’ll have plenty of Ink & Paint to choose from with a show on Friday night and one on Sunday afternoon. They’ll also be the featured entertainment at our Den of Sin dinner on Saturday night of the Fair, so be sure to get your tickets for that dinner right here!
Remember, they’re not bad. They’re just drawn that way…

Performers
avatar for Ink & Paint Club Burlesque

Ink & Paint Club Burlesque

“They’re not bad, they’re just drawn that way.” Ink & Paint was formed in 2011 by performers Luna Chase, Murder Nurse, and Lily Stitches and producer Mr. Khon. Over the past three years they’ve added a few more members and have graced stages in New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia and all over the country. Previous venues and events include: Webster Hall, The Jim Thorpe Burlesque Festival, Coney Island... Read More →

Sponsors

Sunday May 18, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

2:00pm

The Mad Hat Tea
What drink does Steam drink when Steam needs to drink? Why Tea of course, that’s T E E with a capital T, you see. So gather yourself for some treats and tastes and friendly games with your host James ‘Mad’ Hatton for a deliciously bizarre and wonderful afternoon moment of relaxation…
Did we say relaxation? We meant the exact opposite of that, you see, there is something surely unique about a Mad tea party, and that is it probably won’t go as planned. That isn’t to say there won’t be a tea, there will, but everything from there is probably going to get all gummed up. Seating arrangements, the entertainment, who gets to speak, and really who is hosting are all up for grabs.
That’s not entirely true either. Hatton’s hosting. At least he says he is. Ok, we told him he is. We hope he shows up… I mean, did anyone check to see if Hatton is coming? Did we order the tea? Is anyone even checking in on these things anymore? Am I seriously just talking to myself on this webpage? Guys? Anyone?! Oh, great, and now I’m talking like I think a website blog is going to answer me.
THERE WILL BE TEA. AND TASTY TREATS.
Thank you website. Anyway, yes, there will be tea, there will be games, there will be interactivity. There might be a host.

Moderators
Sunday May 18, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Fusions Restaurant Radisson

2:00pm

Kitchen Mad Science
Turn an ordinary hardback book into a purse or bag to hold your gadgets and frippery! For people who love books and like carrying things. Participants must show up at the beginning of the activity.

Performers
avatar for Miss Galia

Miss Galia

is a strange combination of a camp counselor, an adventurer, and a huge geek. She hates getting messy in most contexts, and enjoys destroying books (I'm not kidding about that one, amusingly).


Sunday May 18, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Dueling Corridor Radisson

2:00pm

Frenchy and the Punk
So, sitting here listening to Frenchy & the Punk’s song “Marionette,” it’s easy to hear exactly how perfectly they fit in at the Steampunk World’s Fair. The melody wraps it’s plucked strings around you, the story hypnotizes and transports you to another time, another realm, yet makes it all current. Then there’s their song “Steampunk Pixie.” We defy you to listen to it and not dance. Go ahead; we’ll wait.
Now you have an inkling of what kind of steamy fun you’re in store for! Add to that elements of gypsy and folk, the dance party of joy that usually breaks out at their shows, and it’s just a rollicking good time for all!

Sponsors
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Singing Lemur

No No! Won't tell!, Singing Lemur Jewelry
The Singing Lemur provides refined adornments for the discerning primate. We create Men's jewelry, fantasy military medals, pocket watch accessories and ladies jewelry of a Neo-Victorian nature. Anyone with opposable thumbs could find some frippery for their finery. We cater to gents, ladies and fops.


Sunday May 18, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Midway Tent Stage Midway

2:00pm

Author Leanna Renee Hieber: Theatrical Reading and Q&A
Author Reading and Q&A

Presenters
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Leanna Renee Hieber

Author at Tor Books, Actress, Playwright, Perky Goth
Leanna is an actress, playwright and award winning, bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens, such as the Strangely Beautiful saga, the Magic Most Foul saga and the forthcoming Eterna Files from Tor/Forge books. Her Strangely Beautiful saga won 3 Prism awards for excellence in the genre, hit Barnes and Noble's and Borders bestseller lists and this currently out of print series will reissue in new, revised... Read More →


Sunday May 18, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Boardroom B Radisson

2:00pm

Sales Skills for Makers
The man who builds a better mousetrap will starve to death without someone to bring it to market. Join our very own Michael Whitehouse, sales consultant, gamer, and geek at-large, as he shares with you some basic techniques for persuasion, sales, and helping people to see things your way.

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Fireheart

Fireheart (Michael) has worked in the fields of sales and marketing for almost two decades, but sales and marketing is really just understanding what people want and finding ways to align their wants to your wants.


Sunday May 18, 2014 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Boardroom C Radisson

2:30pm

Finicky Bits: Lost Arts Explained
This entertaining presentation grew out of our collection of truly odd — but useful — bits of information, many gleaned from research done while trying to complete our own widely varied projects. It covers such lost arts as how to clean and curl feathers, attach trims to hats, attach beads to garments, finish the inside of a garment so it’s ravel-proof without a serger (and looks as good as the outside of a garment!), make fabrics stand up in places that they really don’t want to, and a host of other odd and eccentric little skills that are critical for giving your outfits and accessories a professional finish.

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Sunday May 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

2:30pm

Eli August & the Abandoned Buildings
We could try to tell you why Eli August and the Abandoned buildings are awesome and we’re incredibly glad to have them back at the Steampunk World’s Fair this year, but we also thought this bio from their page at last.fm was pretty succinct:
“Eli August creates music with zeal and energy, focusing on mood, tonality and lyricism. The songwriting mines memories of past regrets and failures to create melancholy aural set pieces that are sincere, passionate and some times dark, but never completely devoid of redemption.
There is a tangible sense of urgency in the music that flows throughout the songs. Many of the works carry the sobering notion that life may never be as good as it once was, but there is still reason to carry on.
Eli August comes to you with no preconceived notions or carrying any musical airs. The music is here to say one thing. Though the outlook may seem bleak and the path dark, we are in this together.”


Sunday May 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

2:30pm

Jack Warren
Jack Warren is a 16-year-old filmmaker, actor, singer-songwriter, and part-time time traveler. Armed with only his voice, an acoustic guitar, and a dusty tophat, he romps in and out of tunes by Neutral Milk Hotel, Steam Powered Giraffe, Chameleon Circuit, himself and more.

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Sunday May 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

2:30pm

The Velocitators
Come hear the crew of the S.S. Velocitator! The Velocitators are an anti-folk, aggressive acoustic band that draws inspiration from the realm of absurdity. Singing about death, a guy you don’t know named Steve, blasphemy, cows, murder and more about death, they embrace the themes that decent normal folk find abhorrent.

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Dubious

Dubious is a rigger and rope top from the NY area known for losing himself in slow scenes and tying in a connected and sensual style.


Sunday May 18, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

3:00pm

 Azkadelia: The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be joining this years Steampunk World's Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever elusive flying squirrel routine may attract those wanting a more laid back and silly sequence of events, complete with squeaks.You can find The Mad Hattress during Friday's Goblin Market and then on Saturday and Sunday she will be in the Midway. Come be Enchanted, for we are all a little Mad here, alongside her vending table The Madinarium Roses.

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Azkadelia Hattress

Aerialist, Azkadelia : The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be returning to this years Wicked Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever... Read More →


Sunday May 18, 2014 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

3:00pm

Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands
Her lyrics and melodies portray the world as a dark and strange (and often funny) place deeply connected to fables and imagination. Stories such as “Little Match Girl” and “The Misplaced Zygote: Down the Wrong Chimney” convey folklore lessons that address phases in women’s lives where they need to be conscious of staying true to their intuition. Songwriting begins in many different ways, including inspiration from refrigerator magnet poetry or going to the movies alone at midnight, but is mostly a channeling process that happens late at night when the veil between reality and dreams is the thinnest. Expect the unexpected.
Crystal Bright possesses astounding vocal range and power that descends on a dime to delicate subtlety. One moment she sings, she soars – and the next… a falsetto whisper that slyly peeks behind the curtain.

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Sunday May 18, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Midway Tent Stage Midway

3:00pm

History of Voodoo
Most people associate the word Voodoo with horror movies and zombies. In spite of that it has a long history in the US and abroad and had a greater impact on history then many people realize. From the Haitian slave revolt to Castro’s involvement in the related religion of Santeria Voodoo has helped shaped the 20th century and is a far more complex subject then the zombie raising black magic of popular fiction.

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Sunday May 18, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Boardroom C Radisson

3:00pm

SAFER: Gender & Harassment/Assault
This class will address situations not often talked about. For example, female-ID folks harassment of males, trans/crossplayers & harassment, non-binary gender individuals, same sex relationships & abuse/assault, resources for males & trans* folk coping with sexual assaults/harassments.

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Sunday May 18, 2014 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Boardroom E Radisson

3:30pm

Bicycle Curious
Bicycle Curious consists of Eden O’Clair and Katia Michalopoulos (just call her Katia the Magnificent instead of trying to pronounce it), and they are two magical makers of music who leave a trail of glitter, cake crumbs, and some songs that were never meant to be covered on ukulele, wherever they go.

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Sunday May 18, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

3:30pm

This Way to the Egress
One of the most famed musical troupes in the Steampunk world, presumably because people are afraid of this ragtag and motley bunch and fear what will happen if they don’t attend their shows.
I’ve seen them charm audiences of bikers. I’ve seen them charm audiences of grandmothers. I’ve seen them charm audience of grandmother bikers. It’s damn hard not to have a great time when The Egress begins to swing.

Performers
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This Way to the Egress

Partner/Piano/Violin/Accordion, This Way to the EGRESS
Since their start in 2008, EGRESS has tried to find a box in which they could fit themselves; however, one needs a rather large box to fit all six members—and their accordions, tubas, electric guitars, trombones, pianos, and drums. So instead they move forth doing what they do best; cascading onto the stage in a breathtaking explosion of sound and color that’s equal parts unruly vaudeville, ebullient world beat band and three ring circus. The... Read More →


Sunday May 18, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Embassy Stage Embassy Suites

3:30pm

Respectful Appreciation and Affection: Consent in Convention Spaces
Learn to ask for consent and show respect in social situations. You love that amazing costume, and you want a picture to remember it and share with your friends. Sometimes we forget that the creative cosplayer dresses for their enjoyment, not necessarily for our entertainment. Similarly, that beautiful woman showing lots of skin is not an invitation to catcall, touch, or suggestively comment. Through role playing and scripted role-play, learn what to say and what not to say. Show your appreciation and gratitude by showing respect and consideration without sounding like creeper.

Presenters
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O.M. Grey

Olivia Grey is the author of several Steampunk Adventure Romance novels, like Avalon Revisited and The Zombies of Mesmer, among others. Her poetry and short fiction have been featured in various magazines and anthologies. | | She also blogs/podcasts on relationship issues and trauma recovery. For the past year, she's run The Order of the White Feather, an organization dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence and making... Read More →


Sunday May 18, 2014 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

4:00pm

Painless Parker
Painless Parker is music for miscreants, malcontents, and misanthropes. Behind the Painless Parker moniker is the musical output of one Noam Berg, and American-Israeli-Canadian no goodnik whose zeal for music far outstrips and actual talent. What started out as a sandbox for ideas new and old slowly but surely mutated into a proper stage act which combines traditional and popular tunes with Painless Parker originals. The result is a mixed bag of country laments, sea shanties, murder ballads, and classic rockers, filtered through a grimy, whiskey stained punk lens.

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Painless Parker

Born under a barstool and raised by a pack of wild koalas, Painless Parker plays music for miscreants, misanthropes, and malcontents. Sea shanties, folk tunes and hard-hitting originals are served up with wild foot-stomping abandon. Pass the whiskey and get ready to rock.


Sunday May 18, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

4:00pm

Darknes & Light: The Poetry of Joseph Brutto
Reading of Poetry written by teen poet Joseph Brutto. Joseph has been published in print five times since December of 2012 and continues to receive additional letters of acceptance. He has been ranked #1 on Teen Ink with his dark, yet emotional writings.

Presenters
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Joseph Brutto

My passion for writing comes from my heart and through life experiences. Pen and paper have been my vehicle to express feelings through poetry and drawings that are sometimes dark, but always enlightening to myself and others. I want to make a significant contribution that impacts teenagers and adults of all ages through my expressions. Check out my facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JosephBruttoPoet


Sunday May 18, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Boardroom B Radisson

4:00pm

Occult Renaissance of the Victorian Age
While most people believe the “New Age” is a late 20th century phenomenon, there was an earlier New Age during the late Victorian period. The Golden Dawn, Theosophy, Spiritualism, and Fairy studies all had their origins during this time. Come and see what the Victorians were up to in the realms of metaphysics. Taught by Starwolf, a professional psychic with over 40 years of experience in the field.

Sunday May 18, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Boardroom E Radisson

4:00pm

Writing Steampunk & Gaslamp Fantasy 101
Presenters
avatar for Leanna Renee Hieber

Leanna Renee Hieber

Author at Tor Books, Actress, Playwright, Perky Goth
Leanna is an actress, playwright and award winning, bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens, such as the Strangely Beautiful saga, the Magic Most Foul saga and the forthcoming Eterna Files from Tor/Forge books. Her Strangely Beautiful saga won 3 Prism awards for excellence in the genre, hit Barnes and Noble's and Borders bestseller lists and this currently out of print series will reissue in new, revised... Read More →


Sunday May 18, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Boardroom C Radisson

4:30pm

The Waysties
The Waysties are The Way Station’s very own house band. A roving cast of regulars bring you rousing Celtic (and occasionally Celtified) music, tailored to be the perfect accompaniment to a night of prodigious libation.

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The Waysties

The Waysties leave their barstools and take the stage for raucous Irish songs and Irished-up rock covers. Recommended listening for fans of The Decemberists, Flogging Molly, and drinking.


Sunday May 18, 2014 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

4:30pm

So You Think You Need a Doctor: 18th Century Medicine That Will Make You Happy You're Alive Today
During the 18th century, London was making great strides in medical theory. The days of mysticism, magic, and the humours were phasing out for new scientifically based theories. At a time when evidence-based results meant that the medicine worked when the symptoms went away, many chemicals were used that we would now consider dangerous or toxic. Come learn what remedies a doctor may have prescribed for you if you were to get sick in 18th century London.

Presenters
avatar for Nicole Salomone

Nicole Salomone

Owner, Liddle Sicks
I have been researching 18th century infectious disease in London, since 1994. Over the past 5 years, I have presented throughout the continental US on scholarly medicine, popular remedies, and vampirism in 18th century London. "Liddle Sicks" is my jewelry line, created to support my research and travel costs.


Sunday May 18, 2014 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites

5:00pm

The Wandering Cellist
Thew Wandering Cellist fuses her classical training with her love of heavy metal, fantasy, film & folk music. Building layers of cello on top of each other, she creates a world simultaneously dark, beautiful, wonderful, fantastic & breathtaking.


Sunday May 18, 2014 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Radisson Stage Radisson

5:00pm

Beyond Fiction: Publishing & Marketing Realities for Emerging Authors
There are more choices for emerging authors now than at any other time in history. Publishing has never been easier on one hand...or harder on the other. Which publishing avenue is right for you? How can you best reach your potential readers? How can you be seen among the thousands of other emerging authors trying to get readers? Get the answers to these questions and more. Also learn whether to brand yourself or your book. Learn how a free blog can be the marketing hub for your career. Learn how to get 3-7 paychecks from Amazon every month from the one who wrote the book on Publishing & Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author.  

Presenters
avatar for O.M. Grey

O.M. Grey

Olivia Grey is the author of several Steampunk Adventure Romance novels, like Avalon Revisited and The Zombies of Mesmer, among others. Her poetry and short fiction have been featured in various magazines and anthologies. | | She also blogs/podcasts on relationship issues and trauma recovery. For the past year, she's run The Order of the White Feather, an organization dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence and making... Read More →


Sunday May 18, 2014 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Boardroom B Radisson

5:30pm

VIP Feedback Session
Q&A: Got questions about the event, how it's run, or the things we've tried to do? Got feedback? This VIP-only segment is your chance to be heard!

Sunday May 18, 2014 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Centennial Room Embassy Suites