Entertainment

We can proudly state that The Steampunk World’s Fair has more entertainers, performers, shows, and events, pound for pound and dollar for dollar, than any other event in its weight class; you’d have to spend hundreds on a massive festival, or go to an event the size of DragonCon or bigger, to begin to match what we offer.

It requires literally hundreds of hours for us to put together a schedule this massive, diverse, and full of complex technical needs.  It’s much more complex than that of most events.  We’re working as fast as we can, but the schedule is not likely to go up until about 7-10 days before the event.

More and more content will be added as The Steampunk World’s Fair 2018 gets closer and closer! You can also check out our offerings from 2017 and see last year’s schedule to get a sense of what awaits you!

A Halo Called Fred

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From their earliest days doing shows before Rutgers “Rocky Horror” screenings to their recent performances of the steampunk rock operas: “Absinthe Heroes” and “What Sharp Teeth” to their collaborations on “The Freaky Mutant Weirdo Variety Show”, a Halo Called Fred has a proud two decade history of collaborations with Jeff Mach events. The Halo has […]

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Steampunk Eddie

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The Steampunk World’s Fair is pleased to announce the return of Steampunk Eddie! Edward Thayer (known as) “Steampunk Eddie” and winner of GSN’s reality TV show “Steampunk’d” and took the title of “Top Steampunk Maker” in the country. His art work has been sold internationally to well-known software companies such as “Cap Gemini“. Although Ed […]

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Tobias McCurry

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The Steampunk World’s Fair is pleased to announce the return of Tobias McCurry! Tobias McCurry is a costumer, prop maker and entertainer out of Seattle who is best known for his works on “Steampunk’d” as a maker. Tobias specializes in genres from Steampunk to Post-Apocalyptic, creating immersive works involving costuming, prop weapons and more! ​We […]

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Aurum LARP

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Aurum is a Steampunk themed combat (boffer) LARP (live action roleplaying) game located in New Jersey (NJ) centered around exploration, discovery and teamwork. Players join the expedition as humans, dwarves, elves or halflings to explore and settling a newly founded continent using the power of steam tech and magic. Aurum LARP Murder in the Courts […]

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Candy Chanoux

Candy Chanoux

Did you ever wonder what a “BJD” is? Do you know what a “BJD” is, but want to learn more? Do you have “BJD’s” and want to meet others who have them? Come to our panel and learn! Stay after the panel and enjoy meeting other owners and their BJD’s! That’s right! We’ll have a […]

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Cogsday – a Steampunk Holiday Celebration

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Luminary Ticket Holders are cordially invited to a joyous celebration of Cogsday, the first Steampunk Holiday! Event times coming soon! Featuring The Eternal Frontier! More details on the celebration are coming soon. What is Cogsday and why do we need to celebrate it? (Why Steampunks MUST celebrate Cogsday): The Steampunk phenomenon itself, has long been […]

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Steampunk World’s Fair Costume Contest

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Steampunk World’s Fair Costume Contest 2018 This year’s costume contest will have two main categories – Makers and Curators. Makers are defined as someone who has made or modified most of their own costume and props. A Curator is someone who has who put together costumes by assembling or “curating” a collection of Makers’ and […]

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Deborah Castellano

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Deborah Castellano’s book is Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want (Llewellyn, 2017). Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in hand blended ritual oils, handspun yarn and other goodies. In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from […]

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Frenchy and the Punk

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Frenchy and the Punk: This “unique two-person indie folk punk powerhouse,” based in New York, has played nearly every steampunk event known to man, is one of the earliest bands in the scene, and they have been touring across the US and Europe for 12 years. The pair is made up of bilingual French-born dancer […]

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Jeff Mach Himself

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Jeff Mach is one of Steampunk’s premier singer songwriters in the opinion of both of his parents. Jeff Mach is the person behind Jeff Mach Events, which puts on several events – including this one!  He wants you to know, however, that he gained his position as a performer through hard work and merit and […]

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Karnevil Carnival Sideshow

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Founded by Dr. J.R. Whitcomb, Karnevil is New Jerseys premiere carnival sideshow experience and is touted globally as “The worlds most dangerous sideshow!” Whether bringing you death defying escapes, astounding acts of skill, ridiculous games, or informative presentations on macabre Victorian subject matter, the Karnevil crew delivers above and beyond mortal expectations!”

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Katherine McIntyre

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Katherine McIntyre is a feisty Irish chick with a big attitude despite her short stature. She writes stories featuring snarky women, ragtag crews, and men with bad attitudes—high chance for a passionate speech thrown into the mix.   Murder on the Airship Desire What should’ve been a quick transport over the Atlantic turns bloody, and […]

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Lady De L’Etoile

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During Victorian time, dancing was considered a very important social skill. Come let Lady De L’Etoile teach you some dance basics in Learn to Waltz, Learn to Tango and Learn to Foxtrot workshops and you’ll soon be setting the dance floor on fire! Learn to Tango The tango originated in the 1880’s in the lower […]

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Lawrence Tagrin

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Writer, Musician, Speaker, and general enthusiast about all things Steampunk. Currently exploring ways of applying Victorian elements with a Steampunk twist to my own home. Terrariums – a Victorian Passion In 1829, Dr. Nathaniel Ward invented, purely by accident, the enclosed glass terrarium for keeping delicate plants safe. These “Wardian Cases” are now experiencing a […]

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LeBeau’s Chocolate Tasting 2018

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Steampunk Chocolatier Alex LeBeau may be a work of fiction, but her chocolates are not! Sample chocolates from the American Steampunk LeBeau Chocolates and Confections with author and chef Nikki Woolfolk. Nikki is the author of the Steampunk book series Sweet & Steamy and Bittersweet Mysteries staring the fictional Chocolatier Alex LeBeau. Learn where chocolate […]

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Montague Jacques Fromage

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Montague Jacques Fromage Steampunkfunk Bizarre Cog-father of steampunk, international performer, past candidate of “Britian’s Got Talent”, originator of steampunkFunk/Victorian rap… From Sweden to New Zealand, London to Berlin to Vegas and back again, Monty has spread deliciously infectious Steampunk musical madness and mayhem to thousands of devotees of the world’s most high-profile subculture, Steampunk. Montague […]

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Night Watch Paradox

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Night Watch Paradox presents their interactive steampunk rock opera, “Magnificent Machines and Astonishing Tales” Join with the heroic crew of a steam-powered airship as they travel through space and time using their “working” time machine. The crew encounters fictional and historical characters and ultimately help the Americans defeat the British during the War Of 1812. […]

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Scott Helland – Guitarmy of One

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“It’s sparkling acoustic based music that simply makes you feel good.” -Rock NYC Live and Recorded Not your typical instrumental music, not your typical instrumentalist. Powerful, driving, enveloping Guitars with minimal yet effective beats… beautifully textured concise melodies. Helland, a veteran of the hardcore punk scene (as a founding member of Deep Wound w/Dinosaur Jr‘s […]

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The Great Steampunk Talent Search

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WELCOME TO THE GREAT STEAMPUNK TALENT SEARCH: THE AUTHOR EDITION! The Steampunk World’s Fair, the world’s largest Steampunk festival, has helped some of the best-known performers in Steampunk get discovered. Now we’d like to share the Steampunk joy and expand its horizons. For 2018, we are seeking the greatest undiscovered Steampunk AUTHOR in the world! […]

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Tee and Pip

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Philippa (Pip) Ballantine Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Philippa has always had her head in a book. For this she blames her father who thought Lord of the Rings was suitable bedtime reading for an eight year old. At the age of thirteen she began writing fantasy stories for herself. Philippa is the author of the Books […]

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