What is the Steampunk World’s Fair?

We may begin with more Steampunk entertainment and programming than you might find anywhere else, but our real heart is providing a place where wonderful and unusual people can spend time meeting like-minded folks, frequently, though not invariably, while wearing preposterous and fascinating garb.When is The Steampunk World’s Fair?The Steampunk World’s Fair will be held the weekend of May 5-7, 2017.

Where is The Steampunk World’s Fair? Is it outdoors?

The Steampunk World’s Fair encompasses two hotels. The hotels are right next to each other, separated by a large parking lot that holds our Midway Vendors and Grand Performance Tent.

The Radisson of Piscataway
21 Kingsbridge Road
Piscataway NJ 08854

The Embassy Suites of Piscataway
121 Centennial Avenue
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

Click here for maps and reservation information.

How do I get there? Where do I park? Can you help me find a ride or a roommate?

Information on directions, parking, shuttles, and other venue related information can be found here.

Who can go to The Steampunk World’s Fair?

The Steampunk World’s Fair is an all ages event – it is for steampunks ages 1 (and under!) to 101! Some portions of the event may be limited to patrons 18+, or 21+.

Are tickets required?

Yes! You can purchase tickets online here. We have a variety of ticket levels, which are are described on the ticketing page. Advance sales are for weekend passes only. Single day passes WILL be available but only at the event Box Office onsite. The Box Office can accept cash and credit cards for payment. Read the Ticket FAQ for more information about tickets.

What can I do at The Steampunk World’s Fair?

We are the world’s largest steampunk festival – Music, shopping, panels, gallivanting – it’s all here! So much going on – you will want to be in three places at once (thank goodness for steampunk tech)!

Peruse the website, especially the sections on Entertainment and Merchants!

Is there a schedule?

Once it has been finalized this years schedule will be found on the online schedule here. Sign up for an account with sched.org so you can create a personal schedule and get notifications of any last minute changes.

There will be an announcement made once this year’s schedule is released.

For an idea of what you can expect, you can view last year’s schedule can be found here.

What are the rules?

Please read and familiarize yourself with the SPWF Code of Conduct, the JME Harrassment Policy, and the Weapons Policy.
Service animals are welcome. Please leave all other animals at home.

I want to perform/present/vend at The Steampunk World’s Fair. How do I apply?

If you are interested in joining our Vendor mailing list, for updates on vending opportunities for SPWF and other Just Magical Events, please choose the Vending Mailing Lists in the Mailing List Signup Form

I want to volunteer at The Steampunk World’s Fair. How do I do that?

We accept volunteers to help with many aspects of running SPWF. Volunteers get a special rate on tickets, and other perks. Details can be found on the Volunteer application, which can be viewed and completed here, when it is opened a little closer to the event.

What if I have more questions?

Fill out the contact form, or talk to us on Facebook or Twitter!


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