Welcome to Jeff Mach’s Steampunk World’s Fair!

Jeff Mach‘s Steampunk World’s Fair is the world’s largest Steampunk event!  Everyone is welcome, from the veteran Steampunker to the simply curious.  Come an join us for a weekend of merriment, we’d love to meet you!

Welcome to Jeff Mach’s Steampunk World’s Fair – the largest Steampunk event in the world! We proudly welcome everyone to come and join us for a weekend of merriment and whimsy. Read on to find out more about the fair and everything it has to offer.

Advance tickets are now on sale for the Steampunk World’s Fair, May 4-6, 2018!

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Thanks everyone for joining us for the Steampunk World’s Fair 2017, The Fires of Inspiration! We’re already hard at work getting everything ready for Steampunk World’s Fair 2018, Steampunk Joy. Keep coming back in the coming months to see all of the great content you’ve come to expect, with a generous helping of brand new attractions!

What, exactly, is The Steampunk World’s Fair?  We’re glad you asked!  We’ve gone into a bit of detail for you on our About Page – take a gander!

Curious about Steampunk?  Jeff Mach, the man behind SPWF, has quite a lot to say about the subject!  Take a look at his blog, Jeff Mach Speaks: Musings on Steampunk

Out with the Old, in with the New

The Steampunk World’s Fair 2017 was a rousing success!  We’d like to thank everyone who attended this year’s event.  We’d love your feedback; please feel free to share it with us via our feedback form!

Next year’s event, Steampunk World’s Fair 2018, will be at the Radisson and Embassy Suites of Piscataway, New Jersey, May 4-6th, 2018. Hotel rooms are available at our popular overflow hotel and tickets are available now as well!

New and don’t know where to start?

No problem!  First, we recommend reading about what the Steampunk World’s Fair is.  Then, take a look at our Entertainment line-up and our Merchant roster to get an idea of the things you can expect to enjoy at our event.  Our VIP & Add-on event listings are a good way to see all the extra, premium content we have to offer, too!  Then, when you’re ready, take a look at our Buy Tickets page to join us at the next SPWF.

The Latest from our Curators

LeBeau’s Chocolate Tasting 2018

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 is grown, produced and made. Sample single origin chocolates before diving in to taste 8 exclusive artisan chocolates created for the Bittersweet Mysteries series Chocolate Collection which touts 24 delectable flavor pairings.

Get tickets. Get chocolate. Get hooked!

Receive updates and pre-order book info of LeBeau Chocolates upcoming novel by signing up for our BOOKS & CHOCOLATE newsletter at NikkiWoolfolk.com.

Tee and Pip

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 of the Order series with Ace- Geist, Spectyr and Wrayth and Harbinger, and the Shifted World series with Pyr Books, Hunter and Fox, and Kindred and Wings. She is the co-author of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series with Tee Morris. Phoenix Rising, The Janus Affair, Dawn’s Early Light, and The Diamond Conspiracy. With Tee, she is also co-author of Social Media for Writers.

When not writing or podcasting, Philippa loves reading, gardening, and whenever possible traveling. With her husband, Tee and her daughter, she is looked after by a mighty clowder of three cats.

Tee Morris

Tee Morris began his writing career with his 2002 historical epic fantasy, MOREVI The Chronicles of Rafe & Askana. In 2005 Tee took MOREVI into the then-unknown podosphere, making his novel the first book podcast in its entirety. That experience led to the founding of Podiobooks.com and collaborating with Evo Terra and Chuck Tomasi on Podcasting for Dummies and its follow-up, Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies. He won acclaim and accolades for his cross-genre fantasy-detective Billibub Baddings Mysteries, the podcast of The Case of the Singing Sword winning him the 2008 Parsec Award for Best Audio Drama. Along with those titles, Tee has written articles and short stories for BenBella Books’s Farscape Forever: Sex, Drugs, and Killer Muppets, the podcast anthology VOICES: New Media Fiction, BenBella Books’ So Say We All: Collected Thoughts and Opinions of Battlestar Galactica, and Dragon Moon Press’ Podthology: The Pod Complex.

Tee brought all these skills to the award-winning Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series which he wrote with his wife, Pip Ballantine. Together they also wrote Social Media for Writers from Writer’s Digest. When he is not writing, Tee enjoys life in Virginia alongside Philippa Ballantine, his daughter, and three cats.

Steampunk & Glamour Magic: A Retrospective & Reading

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 both from her time starting the first Steampunk convention to now, waiting for her first book to be published this summer with Llewellyn. She will be reading from her current essay and taking questions if time allows.

Schedule

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Want a chance to appear on Cake Boss?

Steampunk with wings from The Steampunk World's FAir!

A previous Steampunk World’s Fair attendee – photo by Babs Who Takes Pictures

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 and exciting!) people with great energy who want to eat the cake!

REQUIREMENTS:  It’s on Saturday.  You’ll need to be in the Courtyard early, at 3:30, for an estimated film time of 4:15.   If it’s raining, don’t worry – bring an umbrella!

TO GET YOUR CHANCE TO ENTER:

  1.  You MUST buy or have bought at least one weekend pass to The Steampunk World’s Fair by ten p.m. EST on Sunday, April 30th.
  2. Post a picture of yourself, in the Steampunk garb you hope to wear (or a variation of it) to your Facebook status, Facebook page, or other social media.  Post this text:  “I’m going to The Steampunk World’s Fair – www.SteampunkWorldsFair.com!”  You can play with the text a bit if you want; basically, say you’re going, and give the link.
  3. Email the link to THAT post to me personally at [email protected]
  4. I will reply to ALL emails unless the response is SO big that I get overwhelmed; if I do, I’ll post about it in the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/323705873173/.  I highly recommend joining the group (but if you don’t, it won’t be held against you!) They’ve told us “about 30 people”.  We obviously don’t control who they decide to film.  We DO control who gets to eat the cake, so if you’re selected, you get cake!  At least, until the cake runs out.  We think it’ll be big enough for 25.  We’ll be giving out 25 tickets.
  5. Again, tickets do NOT guarantee that you’ll end up on camera, but we do EXPECT that if you’re in the lucky 30, you’ve got a very good chance of being on camera.  Bring your high energy and be ready to be excited!

I’m excited!  Are you?

 You can also keep up-to-date by RSVPing for the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/158545631342533.

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 of mink skulls embellished with clock parts and gears. Steampunk reliquaries made from pocket watch skeletons, skulls, gears, and bones. Design kits available as a broach, magnet, or pendant. Kits set up with everything each person needs and will have add ons for a minimal fee.

This class is limited to 30 people and costs $20 per person. Please use this form to sign up and ensure a spot.

Bent Nail Studio is a cutting edge company devoted to sculpture of all kinds with styles ranging from Steampunk/Dieselpunk, Dada, Sci-Fi fantasy, organic vs. industrial, figurative toys and characters, and other recycled media.

Mummy Unwrapping

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 guests take their turns unwrapping a bandage, they’ll uncover prizes. It could be anything: a coupon, a sweet, a torn fragment of an old map, a book, a perfume sample, a pair of earrings, a tea bag sample.

Prizes are donated by the Steampunk World’s Fair dealers. As prizes are unwrapped the donating company will be announced, and their business card or flyer can be on hand to give to interested parties.

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 is famous for his “steampunk” influenced style, he has over 30 years experience in the custom automobile and motorcycle field as an airbrush artist and metal fabricator.

His most well known “steampunk” influenced masterpiece “A Matter of Time” can be seen in the AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) Museum in Hershey Pennsylvania until November 6th of 2016.

Steampunk’d contestant profile