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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This Way to the Egress


This Way to the Egress puts on a show that sounds and looks just as at home on an Opera House stage as it does on a New Orleans street corner. Sowed in the fertile soil of dirty little secrets, crushed childhood dreams, addiction, despair, jubilation, and of course debauchery, Egress weaves elements of roots, […]

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Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings


Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings create Antebellum Anthems and Bygone Ballads. The music is bursting with life, emotion and an energy that fills the room. They’ll get your toes tapping and your arms aching to be wrapped around the one you miss most.

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Everyday Teatime: Afternoon Tea for Busy People


What do you do if you want to have your friends over for tea, but are far too busy to pretend that you are a set dresser on Downton Abbey? The answer: Keep it simple. People in the U.K. drink tea all the time and generally don’t bother fussing too much about it. Just a […]

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Facial Hair Competition


Do you have a beard? Mustache? Goatee? Some strange new form of facial growth? Then by all means bring it forth for the Annual Facial Hair Competition! Celebrity Judges! Prizes for all categories: Best Mutton Chops, Goatee, Mustache, Full Beard, Free Form, Prosthetic, Longest Beard and for Best in Show.

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Fashion in a Gaslit World


An overview of men and women’s fashion in the Victorian age. The class includes plenty of visuals and extent Victorian garments to demonstrate both design and construction of garments of the period. The class is written by Astrida Schaeffer and taught with her permission. Ms. Schaeffer is a renowned expert in the preservation and display […]

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Fashion Show at SPWF


While many Subcultures are mostly based in music, we all know (and love) one that is based on a look, aka Steampunks. Come and discover other styles, ideas, and interact with other fashion obsessed people like yourself. Join Redfield Design as we host amazing designers like As They Sew in France, Midnight Orchid Designs, and […]

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Feline & Strange

photo credit: Emanuela Vh. Bonetti

Feline & Strange: Electric Soul Cabaret from outer space. Extraordinary lead singer, Cptn. Feline Lang (who has been an opera singer,  a tango chanteuse and much more in her wild past) and her moody sidekick, XO Christoph Klemke, the madman with flight cap, an electric cello and bad jokes, steer their home-made spaceship through the […]

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Gender and Steampunk


Victorian conceptions of gender included ideas that new-fangled showers were inappropriate for women because it was literally believed that powerful water pressure would harm the female spine. In an age of bathroom laws and modern concepts of what gender might be, how does Steampunk tackle thorny questions of gender?

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Getting Freaky with the Victorians


Underneath those starched collars and tightlaced corsets were real people who were DOIN’ IT, enjoying a surprising array of fetishes. We’ll explore the roots of burlesque and the exoticism of Orientalism. Includes performances and readings. For ages 18+ Presented by Nikki Woolfolk, Eyrie Twilight, and Christiane Truelove

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The Goblin Market: Caberet De l’Enfer (VIP)


Please note: This is the VIP Event for The Steampunk World’s Fair on the Friday night of the weekend – May 13th. VIP Tickets for Steampunk World’s Fair are required for admission. Event contains burlesque and darker subject matter (Ages 16+). RSVP at the Facebook Event to share your excitement! Do please come early and […]

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Green Carnation Mixer (GLBT&F)


Green carnations have a historical significance as a symbol for “the love that dare not speak its name.” This is a meet-up for the LGBTF*.* members at the Steam Punk World Fair. Come join your fellow Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Friends at an informal mixer to get to know each other better and share […]

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The Green Fairy: Film Screening

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The story of the history of Absinthe from 1730 to 1915. We start in Switzerland and how the drink came to be, and how it quickly was adopted by artists during this time because it was cheap to drink. By the mid 1800s, absinthe was drunk all around the world until the ban in 1915.

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Halloween in the Catskills/RedZone Preview


You may have seen Halloween in The Catskills kicking around on facebook and thought to yourself; “what is this Halloween event all about?” You may have seen the exhibit of a person being dragged from a tent in the goblin market, handed a flyer for the RedZone and thought; ” what the heck is this!?” […]

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A Halo Called Fred


A Halo Called Fred provides the best geek rock ever played on guitar, bass, fiddle, and kitchenware. Their songs feature such topics as Pirates, Steampunks, Cavemen, and any body part or flying thing you can think of. Halo has performed with King Missile, been produced by a member of Ween, and featured on The Doctor […]

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Hex Breaking


Hex breaking, Uncrossing, and Counter Magick.. The REAL Defence against the Dark Arts Techniques and Methods for protecting your person, your dwelling and your property from negative influences. Presented by Starwolf of Foresight

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Human Zoos at the Victorian World’s Fairs


The Victorian-era World’s Fairs were marvelous meetings of different peoples, cultures, inventions, and technologies, and they fascinated the world for more than a century. Starting with the 1851 Great Exhibition in London, these fairs highlighted the industrial, exploratory, and colonial activities of the Western powers. A dark side of these fairs was the display of […]

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HUMANWINE makes music that dances between raindrops, sending up green shoots between the broken cobblestones of folk, punk, mythology and open revolt. It is a soundtrack to broken rules and mutant genres, evoking a world that skips over the Age of Oil and all its cruelties, stitching together a patchwork of past and future, a […]

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Ingimar Oddsson


Ingimar Oddsson is the founder of Bildalia the fictional kingdom at the end of the world. Bildalia is the playground of the annual Steampun festival in Iceland held in Bíldudalur in the Westfjords of Iceland. Ingimar is also the curator of the Sea Monster museum in Bíldudalur. Ingimar is a musician and a multimedia artist. […]

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Intro to Contact Juggling and More with Zack


Come and learn the basics of contact juggling in this informal share session. If you were wowed or entranced by contact juggling and want to know how to start, stop on by. Are you already rather skilled? Come by and lets trade some tricks.

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Iron & Blood Steampunk Party


Join us for the Iron & Blood Steampunk Party! Prizes, freebies, readings and a costume and photo contest. Join authors Gail Z. Martin and Larry N. Martin for a fun and fabulous celebration party in the world of their Iron & Blood books and Storm and Fury steampunk adventures. Airships and assassins, clockwork zombies, secret […]

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