Archives – Entertainment – 2016

Entertainers who have been part of the Programming at previous Steampunk World’s Fairs. You can also view the 2016 Merchant content.

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Absinthe Heroes comes to The Steampunk World’s Fair!

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Absinthe Heroes, the seminal Steampunk Rock Opera, comes to The Steampunk World’s Fair! Now that our Kickstarter is fully funded and complete, reaching multiple stretch goals, you can get tickets  ($45) directly through SPWF! Buy tickets now Jeff Mach, co-creator of The Steampunk World’s Fair, wrote one of the first Steampunk rock operas, Absinthe Heroes, for […]

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The Absinthe Minded Mixologist (sold out)


I would like to thank Scott MacDonald for opening the door and allowing me to continue the journey of absinthe exploration with the Steampunk community. For this year’s absinthe event our sponsors will be La Clandestine Absinthe, Butterfly Classic Absinthe and Slipstream Absinthe Glass. I will give a background to both absinthes, distilled in the […]

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Adults’ Scavenger Hunt


Miss Galia is letting adults in on the fun! Saturday, 5pm-8pm Show up at 5pm to get your hunt list, and run throughout the hotel, taking photographs to try and win a spectacular prize! Check in/scoring begins at 7:30. Your hunt will be more difficult than the Kid’s Scavenger Hunt, so put on your scavenging […]

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Adventures in Palmistry


Your destiny is in your hands… and you can have a hand in your destiny! In the ancient art of palmistry, the signs in your hands show the key points of past, present and future, revealing love, adventure, adversity, opportunity, your talents and needs. As you change the direction of your life, your palm shifts […]

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Alice Through the Looking Glass at SPWF!


Catch trailers and clips of Disney’s upcoming film “Alice: Through The Looking Glass,” snag some promotional swag, and maybe win a ticket to an advance screening! Look for the table in the Midway Tent on Saturday! Disney’s ALICE: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS – In Theaters May 27 Cast: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans […]

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The Victorian Asylum


The Victorian asylum is an institution that continues to capture the imagination. If the book you are reading or the show you are watching is set in one, the ambience and atmosphere are immediately established.These were real places, occupied by real people; not simply literary tropes. Why did they come into existence? What did the […]

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The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam: Film Screening


A desert steampunk fantasy film inspired by (and featuring) the music of West Indian Girl. Shot on location in the desert wilderness of Joshua Tree and Pioneertown, CA, the film is a cinematic homage to spaghetti westerns and is a love letter to dance culture. The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam debuted at the prestigious […]

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The Beatles as Steampunk Artists


Long before anyone had invented the terms “neo-Victorian” or “steampunk,” the Beatles were issuing neo-Victorian albums and creating the first deliberately retro steampunk film. We will recall the music, study the cover art, and ponder some images from Yellow Submarine to measure the band’s impact on future musicians and writers.

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Blind Book Exchange


Bring your gently used books to the blind book exchange. Wrap each book in brown paper, label it with genre, age bracket, and a general description of the plot. Pick up a mysterious new book to enjoy.

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Bringing Positive and Proactive People Into Your Life


Ever lend someone tools or some money and then not get it back? Have that friend who keeps talking about their “Big Plans” and yet always seems to have some “Bad Luck?” Sometimes it’s possible to be “Too Nice.” We are going to talk about learning some of the skills to learn to let positive […]

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Build Your Own Steampunk Ray Gun


The fantastic will come to life in this unique workshop. Join Steampunk enthusiasts, cosplayers, creative tinkerers, and possibly a mad scientist or two as you learn how to make the ordinary extraordinary. With a few basic tools and a box of spare parts, you will assemble your very own ray gun that is yours to […]

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Who knows what wonders you will find at the Fair. Entertainment awaits on the Busking Stage in the Midway, and around unexpected corners! 0=1=infinity.  Aupaya & The Magick Solar Suitcases Step right up and experience the Magick solar suitcases. They are Magick, solar powered and suitcases. Anyone can create awesome live musik on the spot. 0=1=infinity. […]

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Celebrity Charity Project Munchuasen


We are the Munchausen Society. We are an elite group of world-travelling adventurers with some truly outrageous stories to tell. We promise, everything we tell you is the truth, even when we’re lying. Every now and again, we get together and share some of our stories to raise money for a good cause. Come on […]

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Costume Contest and Parade


Sponsored by the talented seamstresses of Barnum 1404! Friday, 6:00-7:00 PM Embassy, Centennial Room Costume Contest: Maker Division Pre-judging Saturday, 4:30-5:00PM (please gather by 4:15PM) Midway Stage (Table next to Midway Stage) Costume Contest Parade Saturday, 6:00-6:30PM Midway Stage (Table next to Midway Stage) Costume Contest Awards Ceremony Costume Parade: Saturday, 4:30-5PM The Costume Parade is […]

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Coveilance Dance Project


Coveilance Dance Project is a group of mad scientist belly dancers who blend various costumes, music, and other dance forms to create a hypnotic and sensual experimental dance for your pleasure. Headquartered in the Delaware Valley, the project utilizes a variety of materials from cultures all over the world for extensive experimentation. This year they […]

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On Creativity: GoH Panel

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On Creativity & The Creative Process: Guest of Honor Panel Steampunk is full of ceaseless variety and creativity. We’ve brought together some of the most distinguished creators in the Steampunk world, from an extraordinary array of discipline, to talk about how each of them approaches that elusive muse, the creative process!

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Dark Continent


It is a verifiable fact that everyone of us contains a limited fountain of knowledge. What we believe to be the ultimate understanding can in one day become the stale understanding of a lazy mind. The Dark Continent is a series that explores African traditions founded in religious and mystical belief of the continent itself […]

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The Devil’s Carnival 1: Film Screening


The Devil’s Carnival was created by our guests Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendleman. A conniving kleptomaniac, a gullible teenager, and an obsessed father come face to face with their moral failings and a wicked band of carnies, eager to get a piece of the action. With a shot at redemption on the table, do the […]

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Dinner with SPG (sold out)

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Dinner with the splendid members of Steam Powered Giraffe! A glorious experience! Come with me, I’ll show you how to be a metal man When the gears are turning and the fires are burning – When the world ticks around you, Voices tocking all the time… ~Steam Powered Giraffe The Giraffes are some of the […]

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