Panels & Workshops

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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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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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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Mark P. Donnelly

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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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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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Steampunk As Metaphor

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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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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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Ashley Lauren Rogers

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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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Convention Photography Do’s and Don’ts

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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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Unsung Steampunk Founding Fathers

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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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Steam Engines 101

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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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RedBelle

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Learn to Navigate the Luminiferous Aether That Is the Law

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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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