This is a picture of the official World's Fair Muppet. Her name is Galia. If you see her, say hello!
Special note: There’s more info below, but if you’re at all near New York City, you should check out our Halloween event, October 14th, The Anachronism Meets The Goblin Market!
It’s finally time!! Steampunk World’s Fair tickets are now onsale!
With EVEN MORE amazing absinthe-and-other-special-beverages tastings; a gourmet buffet dinner created by the world’s premier geeky chef; and the fifth, most intricate and enthralling iteration of The Goblin Market, live and in person. First 500 tickets win a shot at free absinthe pastries, autographed books, posters, t-shirts, jewelry, tickets to our other shows, and many other special prizes! Don’t delay – get your tickets now!
BUY TICKETS HERE!! Hurry! Hurry! There’s not a moment to waste! Unless you have a time machine, in which case, you can worry less.
We’re rapidly gearing up for “WE INTERRUPT THIS STEAMPUNK WORLD’S FAIR!“, our most eccentric and improbable Steampunk World’s Fair event ever (and that’s saying a LOT, coming from us). We’d say “expect the unexpected”, but we think you’re already going to expect the unexpected, so we’ll say, instead, “Expect the unexpected that you didn’t expect when you expected the unexpected you expected!” Though we’re not sure what that means.
You can now RSVP on Facebook to stay updated on the event, as well! And if that’s not enough, you can follow us on Twitter!
Update, September 25th: Steampunk World’s Fair tickets go onsale at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 27th! First five hundred tickets get entered into a drawing for absinthe cocktails and other prizes!
Pssst! Are you getting anxious waiting for next May’s Steampunk World’s Fair? Are you eager to see Joe Vourteque, Unwoman, Voltaire, and Psyche Corp all in one place? Have you been delighted, astounded, even entranced by The Goblin Market? Well, then, have we got a show for you: The Anachronism Meets The Goblin Market – Oct. 14 at Club Element in NYC!
Steampunk World’s Fair Vending applications are now open and available at http://steampunkworldsfair.com/?page_id=7088! Due to demand, SPWF vending applications have been extended until 3 p.m. on October 5th! Please note that we cannot accept ANY applications after that time.
And finally, in simply fantastic news, we are ever-so-happy to announce that next year’s SPWF will include Jeff Vandermeer, the brilliant writer/editor/publisher who is responsible for an insanely great body of work (though he may be best known to many as the force behind The Steampunk Bible, he’s done way too many amazing things to list in this paragraph) – and the irrepressible, amazing, award-winning, genre-sizzling band Steam Powered Giraffe!
The Steampunk World’s Fair III brought in over 4,000 attendees, making it the world’s largest ticketed Steampunk event! Thanks to all of you who came by! To stay in the loop about what we’re doing, please feel free to check out our Facebook group, and/or join our mailing list via the link on the right-hand side of this page. This coming year’s Steampunk World’s Fair will be at the same locations, on the weekend of May 17-19th, 2013!
If you enjoyed The World’s Fair, check out our original event, which inspired The World’s Fair - The Wicked Winter Renaissance Faire, coming to The Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center in lovely Somerset, New Jersey, February 15-17, 2013. We’re adding an entire hotel of Steampunk delights for your delectation – check it out!
And again…thank you all!!!
(The rest of this website is unchanged and refers to the event that just passed. Do feel free to take a look around for more information! We’ll be updating it in a few weeks!)
In more somber news, a few months back, we went public with something that we think is important, regarding behavior within the Steampunk world. We’ve joined with other Steampunk events in this: An Open Letter To The Steampunk Community.
And we’ve kept the last few updates from right before Wicked Faire 2012 on the site. They’re below..including last year’s GIGANTIC event schedule!
May 16, 2012: Hello, and welcome to the madness that is this website, less than a week before World’s Fair! We’re running around like mad, hammering the last bits onto the event – come on in and don’t mind the flying cogs!
Special Note, May 15th, 2012: Advance ticket sales have now ended. You can still get tickets at the door, though, so come on by, and bring your friends! And your enemies! And a few of your enemies’ friends! And so on, and so forth!
In terms of our VIP events – The Goblin Market is on Friday evening, pretty much all evening; the Absinthe Tasting is in two seatings on Saturday afternoon, and the Tea & Gourmet British Buffet is Saturday eve. Doors open on Friday, May 18th at 5 p.m. , and the event ends on Sunday, May 20th, at 6 p.m. We can’t wait to see you all there!
We realize that our site is rather gigantic and there’s an insane amount of entertainment, which means there’s rather a lot to look at. We do appreciate your time and patience – and we hope to see you this coming weekend!