A Gigantic Adventure Awaits!
Breaking news, February 16, 2013: The amazing Steam Powered Giraffe is confirmed for The Steampunk World’s Fair!
Basic tickets INCLUDE the Steam Powered Giraffe concert.
buy your tickets now!
buy your tickets now!
(Note that we’re a bit busy this week getting ready for our multi-genre show, The Wicked Winter Renaissance Faire. So our responses may a bit slow ’til, say, February 25th or 26th or so.)
Welcome one and all – welcome Steampunks; welcome people who aren’t Steampunk at all; welcome to the fascinated and the curious, the veterans and the totally uncertain. Welcome, all of you, to one of the friendliest Steampunk events anywhere!
It’s true that we’re the largest ticketed Steampunk event in the world…but the World’s Fair is an incredibly individual experience. That’s because we use that size to sprawl out like a massive, whimsical carnival over many tens of thousands of square feet – you can travel through the whole event as if it were an adventure, a gigantic playground, or an enormous contraption filled with magic, wonder, and, in some places, absinthe fairies.
Come look around our site! We are brimming with entertainment, live music, celebrations, games, theatre, social activities, things to taste and try, new experiences, lots more music, friendly people, wondrous surprises, discussions, talks, cabaret, and much, much more.
This is going to be amazing – come be a part of it!
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Here’s what we did in 2013!
Here’s what we did in 2012!
The Cog is Dead
“They say you can’t please everybody…sounds like a challenge to me!”
-Captain John Sprocket
That’s right…The Cog is Dead will be at Steampunk World’s Fair 2014! Join this madcap musical wave of time-traveling awesomeness for a rollicking good time. Their music truly is “a dash of the old…a pinch of the new…a little bit of everything”. Since and dance along as they take you on marvelous adventures, introduce you to fantastical characters, and transport you to a musical world of steampunky adventure!
The Black Baroness
Captain of the HMRAS Aether Treader, the Black Baroness grew up a history geek in a family of chemists, engineers, and inventors, so it is far from surprising that she should find herself completely at home in the Steampunk world.
Her interests in making items showed itself early in life, and at the age of seven she took her first “1st Prize” in costuming. She has continued to sew, costume, experiment, learn, and teach for more than forty years, and now does so on an international basis.
The Black Baroness is serious historical re-enactor and also brings the fine wares of Spencer’s Mercantile to events throughout North America. She will be presenting three costuming and accoutrements workshops:
Finicky Bits: Lost Arts Explained
Fit and Finish: Getting Professional Fit from a Commercial Pattern
Victorian Secrets for Today’s Seamstresses
Take a look at our Workshops & Wordsmiths page for details about these three fantastic workshops.
Sensei Victoria Whitfield
We understand. There are so many cool things happening…a plethora of bands, nifty workshops, ABSINTHE! In the midst of all the whirling gears of madcap wonder, sometimes you need to find a moment of peace. A chance to relax. So guess what we’re giving you. Not just a chance to relax, but someone to help you with a group guided grounding meditation!
If you’re feeling stressed out, can’t seem to relax, or mentally scattered, now’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!
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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.
Valentine Wolfe is an electronic music group that features operatic female vocals, solo double bass, and electronica driven beats. You’ll hear elements of metal, industrial, goth, trip-hop, j-rock, and classical blended together in a divine cocktail we call Victorian Chamber Metal. If you enjoy artists like Emilie Autumn, Rasputina, Nightwish, and Nine Inch Nails, then we think there’s a pretty good chance you’ll like Valentine Wolfe.
You can check out more of their music at valentinewolfe.com.
Waltz Workshop by Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
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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. They 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.