- Please note: This is the VIP Event for The Steampunk World’s Fair on the Friday night of the weekend – May 13th. VIP Tickets for Steampunk World’s Fair are required for admission. Event contains burlesque and darker subject matter (Ages 16+). RSVP at the Facebook Event to share your excitement!
Do please come early and stay cause we anticipate a huge turn out for American Murder Song. Their performance is 9:00p to 9:45pm and plan accordingly to ensure a spot to see them perform.
The Goblin Market is an exhibition and staged show event that deals with a darker and fictional interpretation of what we refer to as Victoriana (1830-1900), and directly succeeding eras that blend surrealistic themes within a historical context. It draws symbolic inspiration of the Christina Rosetti poem of the same name in the concept of other worldly beings interacting with a human audience to create Faustian deals.
The Goblin Market also reinvents the term “goblin” from its fairy and fantasy roots from folklore and legend. Rather than creatures of mischief and mild mayhem – these are elusive and otherworldly beings that have an insatiable desire for deal and bargain alike. The purpose of these deals is to slowly strip the human rube of their humanity and in some extreme cases, their life.
The Goblin Market’s interpretation of these otherworldly occupants is different than the fairytale renditions. They appear as though human although gaunt, dressed in bizarre arrays of anachronistic fashion, and in some cases have very distinct yellow irises. By their attire and couture they appear interested in Victorian, sideshow, carnivale, and funerary styles. Within their possession, they carry on their person strange, rusted adornments about their clothing that harbor occult purpose. Within their wares are some of the strangest and most curious relics and items. And every item, adornment, or object of fancy is available for trade.
There is unspeakable darkness that clings to the Goblin Market. It is shrouded in mystery, fear, and excitement. Our souls long for wonderment that breaks away from the monotony of our daily lives even if it means sinking into the darkest parts of our hearts. The desire that dwells in those dark pits that grant our defining humanity seem immortalizing to these Goblins – the Autumn People, The Beings on the Other Side of the Mirror – and everywhere they go, insidious smiles at bewildered faces of patrons of all sizes, shapes, and creeds are bound to follow. This time they bring a delightfully Victorian and Infernal Hellfire club.
We invite you to come dressed in the more macabre fashions of Steampunk and Victorian fashion and revel in this most unusual show.
The Goblin market is happy to welcome Wicked Raven Studio as a sponsor! Find their fabulous wares in the Embassy Room Vending!
|6:15 PM – The Hoop Mistresses||Dellamorte & Co.|
|7:00 PM – The Long Losts||The Hoop Mistresses|
|8:00 PM – Smoke & Mirrors Burlesque||Leanna Renee Hieber|
|9:00 PM – American Murder Song||The Poe Museum|
|10:00 PM – Karnevil”||Torch & Arrow|
|11:00 PM – Frenchy and the Punk||Victorian Electric Medicine Devices|
| Midnight – MC Damian Plague
OPEN TO ALL SPWF ATTENDEES
|The Red Zone|
And now for our headliners…The star of Repo! The Genetic Opera and composers of The Devil’s Carnival debut a new musical work at the VIP event Cabaret de L’Enfer at The Steampunk World’s Fair 2016: Wonders Untold!Icons of cult cinema, Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera) and Saar Hendelman (The Devil’s Carnival franchise) have been getting their hands bloody on a dark, new musical work called AMERICAN MURDER SONG… and SPWF will be the stage on which the duo will debut the first-ever live performance of this twisted, new world!A collection of original murder ballads set in 1816 America, AMERICAN MURDER SONG features not only live music, but stop motion animation, moving daguerreotype portraits and a rogues gallery of cutthroats and murderesses. As Messrs. Storm & Tender, Saar and Terrance invite SPWF’s attendees to rise for a blacker shot of murder ballads.Watch the AMERICAN MURDER SONG trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYtvW5etwGwFor more info on the project, visit: www.AmericanMurderSong.com