“The quality of wonder is that part of the soul which remembers how to fly; while we yearn heavenward, a part of us is already there, turning glorious circles.”
Attributed to Oscar Wilde
We are The Steampunk World’s Fair, the largest Steampunk festival in the world. We take one crazy weekend in May and make it a home to music, entertainment, joy, and thousands of people.
What is Steampunk?
That really depends on who you ask. Wikipedia defines Steampunk as:
Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.
But what does that really mean? In the end, my friend, it means whatever you wish it to mean! It is an exercise of the imagination, first and foremost, and can stretch as near or as far as you like it to, for yourself. Jeff Mach, the inventor of The Steampunk World’s Fair, muses about Steampunk at length in his blog, and all that it entails for him. We definitely recommend browsing through.
What Makes The Steampunk World’s Fair Special?
As we said, we are simply the largest Steampunk event in the world, but for us, our core is not about its size – it’s about being a warm, welcoming place for everyone. We are a gathering of all things wondrous, inventive, whimsical, mysterious, strange, and fantastic – but what truly makes us special and one-of-a-kind is all of you.
You, our friends, family, patrons, and shipmates, make us who we are. Some of you are Steampunk veterans, some are brand new; some are really seriously, some are really silly, some are sure and some are just curious. We welcome you all! You will not find such a smorgasbord of Steampunk delights brought together anywhere else in the world, nor will you find a family as inviting as ours.
Curious? Come on in and be a part of it! We’d love to meet you! The only thing you have to lose is the ordinary.