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 2017 gets closer and closer! You can also check out our offerings from 2016 and see last year’s schedule to get a sense of what awaits you!

History of 19th Century Opera Concert and Lecture

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History of 19th Century Romantic Opera Concert and Lecture Soprano Nicole Oliva joins this year’s event to give you an entertaining and educational experience with her concert and lecture on 19th century romantic operas. Nicole will give us a glimpse into the history of popular operas and their composers throughout the Victorian era that are […]

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Cybertron Dance Party, VampireFreaks


VampireFreaks – Cybertron Dance Party – Steampunk Edition VampireFreaks brings you NYC’s infamous gothic-industrial CYBERTRON dance party, which has been going strong for 14 years.  They danced your panties off at Dark Side Of The Con,  and they’re ready to rock at SPWF. DJ’s Jet and Shadownightz transform the goblin market into a clubnight and […]

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Mark P. Donnelly


Professor Mark P. Donnelly (S.S.S./ E.A.A./ B.F.H.S./ S.W.A.S.H.) has been studying armed combat in various incarnations since the age of thirteen.  After years of research and training in the disparate disciplines of western martial arts, sport fencing, stage combat, tournament fighting and eastern martial disciplines, he moved from the US to England in 1996 to […]

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Absinthe Party (sold out)


“Absinthe, O my lively liquor / It seems, when I drink you / I inhale the young forest’s soul / During the beautiful green season” -Raoul Ponchon, “The Sonnet Of Absinthe” Join us for a celebration of all things absinthe! Come in absinthe-inspired costumes, listen to music from guest musicians of the Fair, and taste […]

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Agent Topchik


Agent Topchik is a NJ based Pole and Aerial hoop artist. Ms. Topchik much rather be flying through the air than walking on the ground. She has been seen performing alongside various burlesque and sideshow artists for the past few years. Agent Topchik now produces two NJ shows. Avant Aerial every 3rd Thursday and Roxy […]

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Amy Wilder


Steampunk World’s Fair is proud to welcome Amy Wilder to our fair halls. When Amy Wilder discovered the Steampunk scene at DragonCon in 2010, she quickly found that, like a Dickensian Orphan, she wanted more. It seems more is definitely what she got, as she is now one of the top Steampunk models in the […]

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Ashley Lauren Rogers


Ashley Lauren Rogers is a playwright, stand up comic, and transgender rights advocate. She is an alumni of the Kennedy Center playwright intensive, with shows produced in New York City (Stage Left Studio, MITF, The Brick) and Theatre To Go in Melrose MA. She is also a recipient of ACM Award for Comedy Video writing […]

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Audie & The Daughters of HetHaru


Audie and The Daughters of HetHaru fuses exotic traditional Belly Dance with the modern flair. Their dances that once delighted the Pharaohs will open wide the eyes of the genteel Victorian Ladies.

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Books & Chocolate

Books & Chocolate

Books & Chocolate a.k.a. Who is Chef Alex LeBeau of LeBeau Chocolates? Get the scoop from author and Chocolatier Nikki Woolfolk as she reads from MISE EN DEATH, book 1 from the Steampunk Culinary Mystery series due out later this year. Stay for a Q & A and win a chance to taste artisan chocolates […]

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Boy Andersen: Bootblack


Bootblacking is the art and service of the care and maintenance of leather and rubber boots, shoes, clothing, and accessories. It is often more massage than “”shoe shine.” Boy Andersen is a gender-dyslexic bootblack who learned how to clean bridles and saddles long before he was greasing up leather clothing and boots. She is the Mid-Atlantic […]

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Celebrity Charity Munchausen


It is time once again for the Munchausen Society to come together at the Steampunk World’s Fair to raise money for a worthwhile charitable cause. A variety of the Steampunk World’s Fair’s performers and presenters will be coming together in one place at the same time to tell fantastic stories for an appreciative audience. These […]

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Charles Mason


My name is Charles E. Mason II. I am the first born of eight children, six brothers and one sister. I grew up in Canoga Park CA, played football for William Howard Taft High school for 4 years where I was given the honor of becoming a member of the Los Angeles High School All […]

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Chelsea Goodwin

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A favorite at Steampunk in the Catskills, Chelsea Goodwin hosts the radio show “In Goth We Trust”. She shows old horror films with comic commentary, introduces other acts and judges fashion shows, trivia contests, etc. She also plays piano/keyboard and sings funny songs as well as covers. Chelsea Goodwin will be the MC for this […]

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Chronicles of Rowanon


Chronicles of Rowanon is a steampunk-fantasy LARP, short for Live Action Role Playing Game, that is based in New Jersey. Our players create characters, dress like those characters, and then become those characters at our three-day weekend events. LARPing is a great activity for all ages and walks of life, so grab your swords and […]

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Cogsday – a Steampunk Holiday Celebration


Luminary Ticket Holders are cordially invited to a joyous celebration of Cogsday, the first Steampunk Holiday! Saturday, May 6, 11:00PM-2:00AM 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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ConCardia at SPWF


ConCardia is the convention card game. It is part collectible card game, part scavenger hunt, all fun. Players acquire cards by completing tasks, visiting vendors, and finding cards around the fair. Cards that are collected can be built into decks, and players who find enough cards can win free admission to future events. Want your […]

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Convention Photography Do’s and Don’ts


Want to learn the basics of convention photography? Want to know the proper etiquette for taking photos? Want to know if you should work with that photographer or not? Come join Amanda of Wild Spice Photography as we discuss the basics of convention photography as well as proper etiquette when taking photos at a convention, […]

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Steampunk World’s Fair Costume Contest

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 store-bought pieces.  Contestants will self-select the […]

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Coveilance Dance Project

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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Do you like science? Are you a creative type who always wonders what if? Are you inspired by tea and all it can do? Then this is the tea for you! We’ll be pairing noshes with tea in experimental and unique ways to get your gears going. Tickets are $30 and space is limited. Saturday, […]

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Do you like singing? If you do, you’ll want to get your karaoke on at Raith Kell’s D.A.R.Karaoke show. With “Discord and Rhyme Karaoke,” Raith is ready to give you your musical fix at The Steampunk World’s Fair. Sing your favorite songs, show off your chops, and have fun. Even if you don’t sing, come […]

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Workshops with The Dance Mistress, Lady De L’Etoile


Have you ever wished you could tread the Light Fantastic? Dancing was considered an important social skill in Victorian Times, and Lady De L”Etoile , Dance Mistress, is delighted to return to SPWF with waltz and tango workshops . Come alone or partnered and learn to steam up the dance floor! Learn to Waltz Workshop […]

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The Disorder of Death and the Rise of the Vampire

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“The Disorder of Death and the Rise of the Vampire” With Nicole Salomone The definition of death was a wibbley-wobbley sort of thing during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Come learn how the lack of the definitions of life and death created havoc in eighteenth century London, and gave way to vampire lore. Over the […]

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Den of Sin Dinner


Join us for food and entertainment, featuring the sinfully entertaining White Elephant Burlesque Society. Celebrating 10th glorious years, “The White Elephant Burlesque Society” is a theatrical, fully realized inner circle of talented and ambitious burlesque performers. Each of them a headliner, WEBS members perform for audiences with an array of skill and talents. White Elephant […]

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Dr Andy’s All-Night Retro Theater

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Dr Andy’s All-Night Retro Theater If you’ve attended a Jeff Mach Event in the last 8 years, you’ve no doubt encountered everyone’s favorite Special Event Operations Mercenary Group, CIRCUIT SIX.  Late Saturday evening, C6’s own Commander will take control of the Embassy Stage and invite night-owls, insomniacs, and eccentric cinemaphiles to sit back and share the joy […]

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Dust Bowl Faeries


Dust Bowl Faeries is an ethereal gothic ­folk ensemble with a dark cabaret twist. The unique compositions of Dust Bowl Faeries have roots in Gypsy, klezmer, and vaudeville music. Accordion, singing saw, ukulele, lap ­steel, electric guitar, bass & percussion combine to create the Dust Bowl Faeries’ otherworldly sound. The band was founded by artist­-musician […]

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Dyno Staats: The Magic of Science


Come watch Dyno Staats present amazing scientific phenomenon so astounding you won’t know if you’re watching science, or magic! We are thrilled to welcome Dyno Staats as the winner of SPWF’s The Great Steampunk Talent Search! Along with his headlining performance, be sure to watch for Dyno Staats busking throughout The Steampunk World’s Fair! Dyno […]

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Ego Likeness

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Ego Likeness was created in 1999 by artist Steven Archer, a DC native, and writer Donna Lynch in Baltimore, Maryland. Taking their name from Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel ‘Dune’, the band began as an experimental/ dark trip hop project. A demo called ‘Songs From a Dead City’, recorded on a four track, was […]

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Eli August

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The music of Eli August is akin to the waters of a great river. It’s always moving and pushing forward, whether through percussive guitar and banjo, or the urgency of delicately crafted lyrics; the music never looks back. The Dark Americana music is, at its roots, devoted to romantics and those who reflect upon their […]

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ENSMB returns to SPWF!

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We are thrilled to announce the return of a SPWF favorite for 2017! Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band combines the rich musical history of the circus and the vagabond peoples of Europe with the raw energy of avant-garde jazz, the burning heat of funk and the irreverence and fun of today’s Vaudeville for a sound […]

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ENSMB Special All-Request Concert!


You might have heard us talking about a Q&A with ENSMB – well that has now morphed into a private all-request concert just for the 100 lucky folks who purchase this $10.00 add-on.  Wow!!! What a bargain! Ticket buyers will even get to help choose the songs!  Look for a voting poll soon – voting […]

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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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Frenchy and the Punk


Imagine Django Reinhardt, the Dresden Dolls, Johnny Ramone, Siouxsie Sioux and Edith Piaf jamming together at an event hosted by Deepak Chopra and Toulouse Lautrec. This is what it might sound like. A sultry French-born singer, percussionist and a fiery punk rock guitarist from the golden days of the hardcore scene formed Frenchy and the […]

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The Frills, Fancies and Ornamentalism of the British Empire

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A one hour, illustrated lecture demonstrating the upside of the British Empire in the 19th Century delivered by Mercer College history professor Tobias Grace, who has made the study of the British Empire a professional life’s work. The lecture will be illustrated by a power point of maps and photos as well as actual, pass-around […]

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Gail Carriger returns to SPWF in 2017!

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The Steampunk World’s Fair is pleased as punch to announce the return of Gail Carriger to the Fair in 2017 as the Literary Guest of Honor! New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and […]

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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 2017 under the slightly wacky guidance of our own fabulous Galia! Locations for events are subject to change prior to the start of Steampunk World’s Fair. Please keep an eye here for updates until then! Start Time End Time Title […]

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Game Room


The Foam Brain Games hosts the Game Room – come play games! We have a large library of games to play. Open Gaming: Your convention badge and ID is your key to a variety of fun and exciting gaming all weekend long! Lending library opens when the convention opens and ends each night 30 minutes […]

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Gypsy Funk Squad

Gypsy Funk Squad

Gypsy Funk Squad plays a fusion of classic belly dance songs from Turkey, Armenia, Egypt, the Balkans, Israel, and Lebanon, with revamped rock/pop/dance tunes and original psychedelic surprises thrown in…belly style! We almost always have a belly dancer or two performing with us! The emphasis is on fun and a dancing good time!

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A Halo Called Fred

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A Halo Called Fred has spent the last 24 years making the geekiest sounds ever to spring from guitar, bass, violin, and Tupperware. Featuring songs about pirates, cavemen, and any body part or flying thing you can think of, the Halo has performed with King Missile, been produced by a member of Ween, and featured […]

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HVBRIS is a fun-loving band of fire freaks who entertain and amuse with wickedly creative antics. Mixing fire, vaudeville, burlesque, and sideshow; they burn bright as day with fiery talent and blazing comedy that is the one and only HVBRIS. When it’s too hot to handle, they’re just getting started! HVBRIS Start your event off […]

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IronBlood Armory

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Smithy J Ritchie, from parts unknown (Mass), showing the young and old the traditional techniques for hammering steel into whatever their hearts may desire, along with some copper smelting as well if you ask him nicely. Come watch him re-forge old tools and railroad spikes into wind chimes, blades, artwork, and what have you, in a […]

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It’s All About the Bones


It’s All About the Bones: Corset Bones & Hoop Wire by Farthingales A demonstration (how to cut and finish ends and how to use) of several types of boning products that can be used for corset making, hoops, bustles, and millinery. The qualities of each will be discussed and there will be samples to see […]

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Jake von Slatt & The Steampunk Roadster


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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James and Sara Neathery


James Neathery lives in Nashville, TN with his wife Sara and their two children. He began working on small leather projects as a hobby in early 2011, focusing on steampunk and dieselpunk, and founded Starboard Sky that summer. Since then, James has moved from small leather projects into other areas such as armor, electronics, metalwork, […]

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Jess-O-Lantern performs live singing spooky songs to soothe your ghoulish heart! Imagine a walk through a punk rock cemetery, filled with ghostly crooning, grinning ghouls, and friendly fiends! Also, free trick-or-treat candy at every performance!

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Karianne Gottschalk with Ross Trumbauer


Karianne aka Versidian is a very dedicated artist. It got her a spot on the reality TV show, “Steampunk’d” by being involved with many artistic mediums and especially her skills with leather. She’s been a leather worker for 10 years and specializes in leather masks which has won her many awards and publishings. She started […]

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Karnevil Carnival Sideshow

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Roll up! Roll up! As Karnevil takes you on a journey to the dingy, dust-bowl sideshow tents of yesteryear. Gaze in wonderment as they astound, amuse confound and confuse the senses with a madcap medley of classic and contemporary sideshow fare. Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. Be sure to check […]

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King’s Tea


You’ve heard of the Queen’s Tea…now it is time for the King’s Tea! Featuring special guest musicians, The Eternal Frontier, and a gourmet spread of tea and tasty treats fit for a king – you won’t want to miss this most festive of teas. Tickets are $35 and space is limited. Saturday, 11:00 am – […]

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Sideshow Spectacle with Lady Younglove & The Witch Doctor


Steel your hearts and behold Mademoiselle of Mayhem, Damsel of Danger, The Indestructible Krystal Younglove along with Christopher the Witch Doctor – presenting classic side show performances to strike to your very core. Fire manipulations to amaze the eyes and mind. And stilt walking?!

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LeBeau’s Chocolate Tastings (sold out)


Nikki Woolfolk is an Author and Chocolatier, a proud owner of a subscription chocolate shop- LeBeau Chocolates & Confections. LBCC is an artisan Steampunk-themed shop that uses fair trade and New England based ingredients. Tickets  $25 – SOLD OUT Absinthe, Artisan Chocolates, and Beyond SOLD OUT Saturday, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Tasting of our […]

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Lenino’s Rabbit Candy Jar

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Lenino is a musical storyteller, writer and explorer who was born in the Caribbean and has lived in New York City all his “adult” life. He is an engineer, playwright and self-taught piano player. He is a jack of all trades, a post-modern renaissance man. Lenino’s songs represent episodes where characters face fears facetiously. He […]

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Learn to Navigate the Luminiferous Aether That Is the Law


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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The Mad Hattress Azkadelia


The Mad Hattress Aerials Extravaganza 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 […]

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Making It Real: Custom Prop Making and Painting Techniques


Anyone can make their own props with the right information. With the introduction of 3D printing in the world we are basically only limited by our imagination. This panel discussion/demonstration focuses on the painting and application of metal to preexisting parts as well as full piece creation. bring your piece that you are working on […]

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Mme. Greenwood’s Art Salon


The Salon, amusing and educating, is a gathering of like-minded individuals to discuss poetry, literature, or the visual arts. With models, still-lives, coaching and activities, Mme. Greenwood invites you to join our hands-on Art Salon, and let loose your Creative Soul. (You are encouraged to bring your own art supplies.) Mme. Greenwood’s Anatomy for Artists […]

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Mummy Unwrapping

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A classic Victorian event! A rich personage would ship a mummy from Egypt and then invite his friends to help unwrap it. You see, the Ancient Egyptians didn’t just wrap the mummy in plain cloth; Secreted away in the wrappings were perfumes, religious scriptures, trinkets, and jewelry—exotic prizes for guests to take home! As the […]

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Night Watch Paradox


Magnificent Machines and Astonishing Tales 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 leave port in Baltimore, traveling through space and time. During their journey, the crew sing songs, encounters fictional characters including wenches, drunkards, rioters, the Queen […]

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The Overly Dramatic Readers

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WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ARE THE OVERLY DRAMATIC RRREEAADERS!!! We bring you tales of laughter, tales of woe, tales of horror, and tales of the fantastic. Sadness becomes laughter. Happiness becomes more happiness. Horror is less icky. Whatever it is, we are guaranteed to do it in an over-the-top, scene-chewing, and OVERLY DRAMATIC fashion!!! Don’t miss our many […]

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Platform One


If Platform One was a behind the music special, we’d tell you about the rising solo career of Nigel Taylor, the international travel of Daniel Gill, and the television stardom of Allison Lahikainen. Instead, we’ll tell you not to miss our 00ntzy beats, danceable tracks, and engaging live performance. Platform One is Depeche Mode with […]

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Professor JP McClendon


Professor McClendon is a storyteller, convention lecturer, and award-nominated internet author. He can also be seen telling silly stories for charity with the Munchausen Society and being silly while telling stories with the Overly Dramatic Readers.

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PROSSPEKT is an electronic rock band, formed in Belarus and currently based in New York.  In Belarus, they won an award for Best New Artist when they released their debut album “Dot Com”.  The band relocated to NYC to perform and create new music.  Their dance-rock shows are influenced by Steampunk fashion and Victorian style.

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Psyche Corporation


Psyche Corporation is a fairytale cyber/steampunk band fronted by a former Ladies of Steampunk model and programmer, Psyche Chimère, who combines dance with a powerhouse vocal range. The band is named after a dream manufacture group from a future where neural implants allow people to download dreams from the Internet. Songs deal in dystopian themes […]

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Fell down the rabbit hole of Steampunk and decided that she didn’t want to come back cause it was too fun! Started with her own unique brand of Steampunk accessories and jewelry. Now owner of BelleMages Etsy store and author of the upcoming alternate history series Carver Chronicles. Don’t miss her many shows, which this year […]

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Safari Tea


The last day of fun at the Fair…what better send off could there be than a Safari with tea? Journey to the more exotic side of tea with our resident Tea Mistress and Tour Guide, Mads, for a gourmet grand adventure! Tickets are $20 and space is limited. Sunday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Buy […]

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Sarah Donner


Sarah Donner plays songs about cats, science, and feelings. She is best known for her videos of poor kittens forced to listen to her singing and an R-rated pterodactyl song co-written with The Oatmeal.

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Scott Helland


Scott Helland creates melodic, euphoric acoustic guitar instrumentals rooted in the realms of folk, alternative and world. His eclectic musical past, keen melodic sense, live looping technique, energetic showmanship and tasteful use of guitar effects creates a compelling soundscape. Currently he is the guitarist and co-founder of the internationally touring New York based duo, Frenchy […]

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Sharon Knight and Winter

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Neofolk Romantique: Fantastical Folksongs from a Bygone Era Festival Favorites Sharon Knight and Winter are internationally touring musicians in the mythic-Celtic vein. Their penchant for combining fierce and gutsy bravado with ethereal beauty, a hearty dose of fantastical lyrics, and an obvious love of storytelling has inspired their own style, “Neofolk Romantique”. This often sound […]

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Shoestring Scientists

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Shoestring Scientists is a group of hobbyist makers and creators with a diverse skillset who enjoy building and teaching others how to get started with their own projects. Shoestring Scientists focuses on hands-on building to teach people that it’s okay to experiment, have fun, and get their hands dirty. Don’t miss our many shows, which […]

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We’re All Mad Here- A Solstice Brews Tea Tasting

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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 she’s written, but the fun doesn’t end there. The […]

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Steam Bot Unity


We are a group of young, dedicated pantomime artists who love the steampunk aesthetic and making ourselves look and act like old robots. We joined as a group last year, performing under a tree and singing steampunk inspired music. We hope you stop by and watch us!

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Steam Engines 101


Let’s learn about the STEAM in steampunk! An overview of how steam engines work. This revolutionary technology changed how and where work could be done. On the farm, in industry, and in transportation.” Attendees will gain an understanding of the overall components and what they do. Time will be alloted at the end for Q&A. […]

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Steambones Workshop


Participants will be given a basic kit revolving around steampunk parts, gears, bones, a mink skull, and other decorative Victorian inspired flourish. The goal being everyone leaves having created a unique steampunk reliquary that can be worn as a broach, necklace, or magnet. With possibilities and add-ons a plenty! This workshop will involve the use […]

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Steampunk As Metaphor


Samantha Stephenson, singer and percussionist of the globetrotting Steampunk Folk Cabaret duo Frenchy and the Punk, will be conducting a panel on reinventing your life Steampunk-style. Samantha has been touring with Frenchy and the Punk for over 10 years. Her path to her present life was not a direct one. She not only has experience […]

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Steampunk Eddie

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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 is famous for his “steampunk” influenced style, he has over 30 years experience in the custom […]

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Steampunk & Glamour Magic: A Retrospective & Reading

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Steampunk & Glamour Magic: A Retrospective & Reading by Deborah Castellano Steampunk is now rich with memes and has its place in pop culture, but what was it like before Steampunk was an established subculture? Where does Steampunk overlap with glamour magic and the occult? Deborah Castellano reflects on ten years of her experience with […]

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Steampunk Numerology

Steampunk Numerology

Steampunk Numerology With Brityoga Yogic numerology is a universal and holistic approach to using your birth date to connect you numerically to your true essence, allowing one to see themselves more clearly. Brit’s unique approach to numerology readings awakens the soul, the 10 bodies and the chakras. Each person has significant and unique numbers associated […]

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Steampunk Poetry Slam

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Come and join the three round third annual Steampunk poetry slam! Bring your original poetry and your performance chops. Bring your judgemental markers and 3×5 cards. Bring your hands to clap and your voice to cheer for your favorites! Please fill out this form if you’re interested in participating in the Poetry Slam this year!

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Steampunk QuickDraw Competition

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Care to test your skills against the fastest shooters in the East? Then we challenge you to a duel! Bring your Nerf-style single action pistols to the QuickDraw Competition and face off one-on-one in a duel to the death! Competitors face off in single elimination rounds until a winner is declared. Prizes awarded to the […]

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SteamFire Femmes

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Come out for the debut of SteamFire Femmes! The duo of Steampunk Xena and the Lovely Lady Lavinia bring a unique mix of fantasy, belly dance steampunk frivolity, and FIRE!

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The Steampunk Yoga

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The Steampunk Yoga With Brityoga I beg your pardon, did you say The Steampunk Yoga? What is The Steampunk Yoga? It is an all levels Hatha Style Yoga class with lots of standing poses. They are poetic and creative. We do things like Sun Salutations, Step backs, Warrior poses, and much more. The music is […]

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Steampunk’d Stars at SPWF!

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You’ve seen the TV show…now meet some of the contestants in person! Stoking The Fires of Inspiration, The Steampunk World’s Fair is thrilled to welcome the inspiring talents of Steampunk’d judges and contestants… Check back as we add more guests and surprises! Edward Thayer Edward Thayer (known as) “Steampunk Eddie” and winner of GSN’s reality TV show “Steampunk’d” and […]

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Tayliss Forge

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Tayliss is a cosplay model and artisan crafter. She was also a contestant on the show “Steampunk’d.” A majority of her time is spent making costumes and accessories for her online business: Nonconformity Accessories. She loves leather-working and creating corsets, bracers, purses, etc. She also enjoys making replicas of props, jewelry, and clothing from movies, […]

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The Long Losts


Hailing from New York, The Long Losts are a musical act duo made up of vocalist Anka and her husband Patrick on guitar that began in 2012 with the release of their first song, “If Only Boris Karloff Was My Dad.” In 2014 The Long Losts released their first album, “Scary Songs To Play In […]

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The Steampunk Social

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PRICES ARE $29 RIGHT NOW; THEY GO UP TO $35 ON MAY 4TH!  GET YOUR TICKETS NOW: just head to the ticket page! Our famous two-hour open bar! Socialize with VIPs, event creators, artists, and others!  Including members of Steampunk’d, Jeff Mach, Professor Donelly, the cast of Absynthia, and many others! Meet new people! Have a […]

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Theodore Rorschach

Theodore Rorschach

Theodore Rorschach is a Steam Punk performer specializing in Prestidigitation, Juggling and Fire Handling. Theodore’s list of accomplishments include street and stage shows in venues and fairs across the USA, as well as a recent performance at the 2016 Steam Punk World Fair

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This Way to the EGRESS


Since their start in 2008, EGRESS has been told to find a box in which they could fit themselves; however, one needs a rather large box to fit six musicians—and their array of accordions, tubas, guitars, trombones, pianos, and drums. So they haven’t bothered trying and instead they move forth doing what they do best; […]

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Thomas Willeford


Thomas Dean Willeford is a steampunk writer, artist, and maker. He is particularly known for his work appearing on television, his book Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos, and his company Brute Force Studios. Willeford created the steampunk arm worn by Nathan Fillion in episode 3.4 of the television series Castle. His work has been displayed […]

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Three Pints Shy


Founded in 2003, THREE PINTS SHY has become a raucous pub band, updating and reinvigorating the Celtic music so beloved all around the world.  Stemming from the traditions of Tommy Makem and The Clancy Brothers, THREE PINTS SHY first appeared at the New York Renaissance Festival in Tuxedo, NY.  Our group members are David Anthony, […]

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Tobias McCurry


Tobias McCurry is a young and ambitious Jack of All Trades nerd out of Seattle, WA. Tobias is one part Costumer, three parts Performer, and a whole lot of Live Action Roleplayer. Having been involved in various fandoms and events since 2009, Tobias has become a staple of Steampunk and shenanigans. As a costumer, Tobias […]

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Unsung Steampunk Founding Fathers


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and  Sir William Schwenck Gilbert Unsung Steampunk Founding Fathers With Lawrence Tagrin While the “Steam” (technology) of Steampunk is well recognized as relating to the work of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, little has been discussed concerning the roots of the “punk” aspect.  In this presentation we will look at two figures […]

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V Is For Villains: LIVE!


Mr. Agitator and Fallon Flynn are bringing their new show to SPWF!! For the first time since 2012 The Villains will be performing songs off of the upcoming release “Murder In The Art” ! Come see the material that sepiachord says “Grabs my attention and holds it!”!! V Is For Villains is a new breed […]

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Valentine Wolfe


Two classically trained musicians ( Sarah Black and Braxton Ballew) combining ambient solo bass, brutal distortion, electronica, and 18th century opera to tell a story of the macabre.

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Vicks, Sky Sprite


Magic Takes To The Skies Vicks, Sky Sprite creates a magical array of characters as she navigates the corridors of our gathering. Watch for her to appear and mystify you with her beauty and grace!

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Victor and the Bully


Introducing you a new and upcoming duo from London, Victor and the Bully. Victor and the Bully uses a ‘carnival blend’ of live ukulele and acoustic guitar with a twist of orchestral instruments to provide a very theatrical and cabaret-like sound. Inspired by steampunk, swing, mariachi, classical and punk to bring a very different vibe.

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Victor Von Voltage’s Electric Snake Oil

The Professor bring his extensive collection of actual period electotherapy devices, with demonstrations of their use: Violet ray generators from the 1890s- 1950s. Electreat electrical induction massagers. Shock boxes and other samples both sensual and shocking. This presentation is in the form of a period lecture the type given by itinerant academics and gentlemen adventures. […]

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Want a chance to appear on Cake Boss?

Steampunk with wings from The Steampunk World's FAir!

We’re going to be on the hit TV show Cake Boss (link has sound!) — they’re going to make the most creative Steampunk cake you ever saw! Want your chance to be on the show?  We need a small group of very dressed up (doesn’t have to be fancy/high class, just has to be really eye-catching […]

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What the Heck is a BJD?


What is a BJD (Ball-jointed Doll)?Where do they come from? How did they start? Where are they going? What is the great appeal of these sometimes-considered-creepy dolls? Are they really that expensive? The answers to all these questions and more! Plus an awesome display of BJDs showing the variety & range of BJDs. Presented by […]

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World’s Fairs as a Microcosm of the Known Universe


When the Victorians designed their popular World’s Fairs, the goal was to compress the entire known world into a compact space that could be visited in a few days and in one place.They created these microcosms by using scale models, miniatures, dioramas, and panoramas which delighted their millions of visitors. Thousands of examples of natural […]

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