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.

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!

Absinthe Party

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“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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Chronicles of Rowanon

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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

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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

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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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CreativiTea

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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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Den of Sin Dinner

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Join us for food and entertainment. More details coming soon. Tickets are $60 and space is limited. Friday, 8:00 pm – 10:00pm Buy Tickets Now!


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Dyno Staats: The Magic of Science

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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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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!

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

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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

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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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Game Room

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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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HVBRIS

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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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It’s All About the Bones

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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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King’s Tea

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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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LeBeau’s Chocolate Tastings (sold out)

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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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Night Watch Paradox

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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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Safari Tea

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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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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! Thomas Willeford Thomas Dean Willeford is a steampunk writer, artist, and maker. He is […]


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Victor and the Bully

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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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What the Heck is a BJD?

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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

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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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