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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Jake von Slatt

Jake von Slatt, Steampunk creator

Jake von Slatt is a maker, tinkerer, and all around techno dilettante living and creating just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Jake is interested in the blending of 19th century aesthetics and technology with the modern world and showcases projects of that ilk on his website. While he eschews the temptation to rigidly define the term […]

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Jessica Star

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Jessica Star, the Rock Songstress, and her band bring music to enchant the modern and soulful tribe of The Steampunk World’s Fair. Drums, bass, cello and guitar weave with Jessica’s compelling vocals and original music to uplift the spirit.

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K.W. Jeter

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The Lord Bulwer-Lytton Anti-Defamation League — Why Anybody Who Doesn’t Think Bulwer-Lytton Was a Great Writer Can [EXPLETIVE DELETED] Featured Guest K. W. Jeter (and friends!) will defend the honor of the much-maligned Lord Bulwer-Lytton. (Well, except for the poetry.) At the end, K. W. will tackle a hot issue for most new writers in his short […]

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Jeff Mach Himself

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“We take our coffee as black as it comes We stir it like loggers, with fingers and thumbs A heart’s not a heart, ’til it fairly hums With coffee, and gin, and song.” -Jeff Mach, “To The Crew” Jeff Mach is the person behind Jeff Mach Events, which puts on several events – including this […]

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The Life and Works of Jules Verne

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The life and works of Jules Verne will be discussed, particularly in relation to Steampunk Literature, Art, Movies and more. Verne is considered to be ‘The Father of Science Fiction’, and the period during which he wrote his books is the influence for many Steampunk Creations, including Fashion. The beautiful covers of the original books […]

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K.W. Jeter Reading

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Join Featured Guest K. W. Jeter as he reads from Head of Steam, the unpublished spin-off from the series of novels that began with Infernal Devices and continued with Fiendish Schemes. Afterward, hang out with K. W. at Ellington’s Lounge in the Embassy Suites hotel.

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Galia’s Slightly Perilous Children’s Wonderland

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A Steampunk Programming Track for Kids Children’s Programming returns to The Steampunk World’s Fair in 2016 under the slightly wacky guidance of our own fabulous Galia! FRIDAY 5pm-6pm Young Folks’ Tea Party and Acoustic Concert Come practice your best tea party manners with a picnic on the lawn. We’ll have tea, cookies, and live music […]

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Learn Some Hooping with Whirlwind Hooping!

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Perhaps you’ve seen some of the amazing performers at The Steampunk Worlds Fair or abroad and you would like to get a taste of the action? Well look no further, come on in to Whirlwind Hooping’s workshop. Hula hoops will be available! Skye Whirlwind promises to delight and amaze with her repertoire of circus tricks! […]

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Legal Rights for Steampunk Artists

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LEARN TO NAVIGATE THE LUMINIFEROUS AETHER THAT IS THE LAW: A Crash Course in Copyrights, Trademarks, Rights of Publicity, and other Pernicious Legal Issues for Artists Perhaps you’ve written a SteamPunk novel or comic book and are now ready to meet with publishers, or maybe you’ve taken photographs of conventioneers in cosplay and want to […]

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Lenino

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Lenino is a barroque-pop singer-songwriter. He is an innate inventor, scientist and explorer who was born in the Caribbean and has lived in New York City all his “adult” life. He is a self-taught piano player and a self-professed nerd, a jack-of-all-trades true post-modern renaissance man. His songs depict a series of episodes where tragicomic […]

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Let’s Talk About Hex, Baby

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An exploration of Occultism in America. From Shamanism to Satanism, our country has a unique legacy. Using graphs, power point, cult classics and the power of the Internet, we’ll talk about the origins, history and sustained impact of magic across our common culture. You’ll leave the room with a better understanding of the past along […]

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The Lord Bulwer-Lytton Anti-Defamation League

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The Lord Bulwer-Lytton Anti-Defamation League — Why Anybody Who Doesn’t Think Bulwer-Lytton Was a Great Writer Can [EXPLETIVE DELETED] Featured Guest K. W. Jeter (and friends!) will defend the honor of the much-maligned Lord Bulwer-Lytton. (Well, except for the poetry.) At the end, K. W. will tackle a hot issue for most new writers in his short […]

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Luminary VIP M&G with SPG

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VIP Luminary level ticket holders are invited to an exclusive meet and greet with the members of Steam Powered Giraffe. Luminary level tickets always sell out before the Fair, so don’t delay if you want this chance to meet SPG up close and personal.

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Mad Hatter Aerials Tea-Ster Class

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Ever wanted to try what The Mad Hattress does, or maybe you want to try something new? Maybe it’s a friends birthday and you don’t know what to get them while at SPWF?!? Whatever the reason why not try a Tea-Ster Class with the Mad Hattress herself. Demos will be 30 minutes in length and […]

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The Mad Hattress Aerials Extravagamza

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Azkadelia & Her Minions are back with more fun and nonsense planned than ever! With 16 feet of height and just silky fabric to keep her up you’ll never know what could happen! Come join in and watch as The Mad Hattress takes to the sky, you might even see a flying squirrel and more!! […]

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We’re All Mad Here- Tea Tasting

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We’re All Mad Here- A Solstice Brews Tea Tasting Join author and tea blender, Katherine McIntyre, for this whimsical tea tasting. Solstice Brews teas focus on creative and unusual blends, sure to delight any tea aficionado–an adventure in a cup. The tasting will include blends from her line of teas based off of the books […]

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Mansara

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After countless journeys through time, circumstances obliged Mansara to make her home here, in our Twenty-First Century. To make her way in this world she devotes herself to filling it with song. She finds her inspiration in everything: every-day life, music, painting, fine cinema and history. Mansara toys with amalgamations of melodies from varying influences: […]

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Mark Donnelly – Panels

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Man at Arms Part I: Ancient, Classical and Dark Age (5000 BCE– 11th century) Friday, 6PM-7PM Hoplology: On the History, Use and Evolution of Weapons and Armor – Part I -Ancient, Classical and Dark Age (5000 BCE – 11th century) Presented by Professor Mark P. Donnelly assisted by KADS scholar Alexander Stuart Man at Arms Part II: The […]

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Mark Donnelly – Private Lessons

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Don’t miss Professor Donnelly’s Panels! Professor Donnelly epitomizes the ideal of a true Gentleman Badass NEW YORK POST Mark P. Donnelly is a multi-award winning Author, Historian, Screenwriter, and Television Producer as well as internationally renowned Duelist, Swashbuckler, and constant gentleman. Professionally, M. P. Donnelly has scripted and/or produced nearly 200 hours of historical documentary […]

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Matt DeBlass

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With a repertoire that runs from baroque minuets to Tom Waits covers, singer and multi-instrumentalist Matt DeBlass presents a musical performance that is sometimes humorous, sometimes moving, and sometimes even vaguely educational, but never dull.

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