What Is “The World’s Greatest Steampunk Festival”?
The World’s Greatest Steampunk Festival
May 17 – 19, 2013
When the World’s Fair started, there were many great Steampunk conventions, but few festivals. We were one of the first Steampunk festivals in the world. We remain one of very few festivals – and, perhaps, the best.
Special note: When we first wrote this, we were possibly the only major Steampunk festival in the US. Now that there are more of us (in fact, there’s a Facebook community devoted to Steampunk festivals!) – we’re going to change our tune a bit and say we’re “one of the best Steampunk festivals in the world”. We’d love to encourage more festivals!
What might make us one of the best? It’s not simply the fact that we are, arguably, the largest event of this kind – we are filling two hotels! Both the Radisson and the Embassy Suites (Piscataway) are main hotels.
We have an unbelievable amount of entertainment, encompassing a diverse range and scope. For example, 2012 included, just to name a few -
- The Symposium Track – for the intellectuals among us
- A DIY Maker Space – where you can get your hands dirty (including, but not limited to 20,000 Legos Under the Sea)
- The Marvelous Midway
- Milly Wonka’s Wild Absinthe Tasting
- The Goblin Market & VIP Meet and Greet
- Hope It Rains – Outdoor entertainment exclusively for damp weather
- And our ever-expanding listof performers, contests and presenters!Here’s an easy scheduling guide to our special events at The Steampunk World’s Fair!The Goblin Market/ VIP MEET AND GREET
Friday, 7pm – 11pm
Embassy MainstageABSINTHE TASTING
Radisson Dining Room
First Seating – 2pm to 3:30pm
Second Seating – 4pm to 5:30pm
Victorian Dinner & High Tea Time
Radisson Dining Room
- 1st seating 6pm
- 2nd seating 8pm
As you can see, we offer a combination of unbelievably enormous variety and eclectic possibilities of activities for every taste, combined with our essentially ceaseless search for ways to push the envelopes of both Steampunk itself and events in general, coupled with our use of the best aspects of both indoor and outdoor events…
…and, finally, presenting the entire event under one single, simple premise: We wish to create unbelievable and unforgettable pleasure, camaraderie, friendship, and joy for each and every single person who walks into our event.
We look forward very, very much to seeing you there. Welcome! And welcome! And welcome, again!
For tickets for 2013, pray click here.
For a further look at The Steampunk World’s Fair 2012, pray click here.
Perhaps you’re curious about the difference between a Steampunk Festival and a Steampunk Convention? Here’s how we see it.