Friday, May 15th - Sunday, May 17th, 2015
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Absinthe Heroes and Voltaire – NYC Steampunk Weekend July 11-13


It’s official! The inimitable Voltaire is performing in NYC as part of Steampunk weekend – Friday, July 11th – and Jeff Mach (of Jeff Mach Events, the people who put on World’s Fair) will be on the same bill; Jeff will be performing his unique, satirical one-man Steampunk musical, “Absinthe Heroes”, a tale of science, technology, magic, ray guns, and chocolate gone horribly awry. Voltaire will be drinking and singing his famously amazing, hilarious, and slightly evil songs.

Doors open at 6:30 PM. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets available here!

This fabulous double bill is part of an entire New York Steampunk Weekend. Check out the amazing cornucopia of events and entertainment at



Tickets are now live!


The Steampunk World’s Fair’s robot – picture taken at last year’s Fair, by Babs Who Takes Pictures

The knack of flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
Douglas Adams

Tickets for The Steampunk World’s Fair, The World’s Largest Steampunk Event, are now on sale!

BIG NEW NEWS: Peter Ulrich, veteran of Dead Can Dance, will be there with The Peter Ulrich Collaboration, and their album Painted Caravan!  Hear their Steampunk/world music/enthralling music live and in person!

This year, we have, as our guest, one of Steampunk’s best-known authors: Gail Carriger! Gail is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author whose books are filled with delight the way fine sherry fills a truffle.

And…the return of the completely inimitable, terribly famous, and extraordinarily extraordinary STEAM POWERED GIRAFFE!

There’s more! We have not just an encore of last year’s authentic and glorious Belle Epoque Absinthe Workshop & Tasting by Scott Macdonald – this years’ event now includes special rare imported French absinthe!

Quick! Quick! VIP tickets are limited, catered tickets are limited, the discount ends soon, and for all we know, time travelers may recognize how great a deal this is and try to swoop in and buy up all the registrations before you can get yours! Go forth and buy your tickets! Egads! There’s no time to waste!

Get your tickets here!

Absinthe Heroes: The Musical – 7/11/2015


“Absinthe Heroes” is one of the first Steampunk musicals; it was written by Jeff Mach, with music composed by Steampunk performer Psyche Corporation. It’s the satirical tale of an airship race, mad science, and a chocolatier gone bad.

This is a great show, with fun characters, twists, tales, and terribly clever songs. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and it’s a show worth watching! It’s still a fairly unique combination of music and storytelling, not often found in the Steampunk world.

Jeff has been a performing singer-songwriter for just a bit over 25 years. This is his first time performing his show personally. He’ll be performing it as a solo show at Drom NYC as part of New York Steampunk Weekend on Friday, July 11th, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets go up in early July; they are $10 in advance on the website, or $15 at door.

Visit the event page at for updates!

SPWF @ NYC Pride – June 29!

We’re going to be the first Steampunk group to ever march in the NYC Pride March- come be a part of it!

pride banner


If you will be marching, please make your donation with your real name and contact information, as we will also use this to keep track of who will be joining us!I’ve set the goal at $800, which covers the cost of a vehicle and 70 marchers – but of course – we would love to have a larger group than that!

Even if you can’t march, please think about donating so you can join us at Pride in spirit!

We will use GoFundMe to gather the donation money from marchers, and additional donations from those who can only be with us in spirit. Please follow the link and come march with us! Please come anyway if you can’t donate, but we would live you to support the cause! You can also rsvp directly to

The parade asks for a donation of $4 per marcher but to account for administrative costs, we ask each marcher to give at least $5 (you are VERY welcome to give more – this will help us cover the additional cost of the vehicle!)

March order information

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Our staging time and location is 1:00 PM
Section 9: 38th Street between 5th Ave and Madison Ave. (There are 11 sections, so we are in the latter part of the March). Please be on time – there is no way to be sure when we will actually get moving, but you don’t want to miss us, as the NYPD won’t let you into the March once we get going!

Please limit backpacks and bags to the bare minimum for security and comfort. Bring water – we hope to be able to provide some, but I can’t guarantee.

Fifth Avenue below 42nd street will be closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic at 11:00 AM. Therefore, enter the formation area in a manner that avoids crossing 5th avenue. If you need to cross to Madison or Park, please do so on 42nd Street.

Dress in your steampunk best – let’s show off to the crowds. We also have a banner to carry, and a few thousand postcards to distribute to the crowd.

Please read the March Rules & FAQs at

Information on March order and much more can be found on the web at

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Didn’t get a SPWF shirt? Now’s your chance!


We were very sad that the Steampunk World’s Fair shirts were not available for purchase during the event.  The reasons involved actual explosions and other disasters. If you were sad too, this is your chance to get your shirt. Available only until June 7! (Plus a $5 flat rate shipping per order, no matter how many you get!) We must sell at least 20 shirts in order for the order to go through. Time is limited! Act Now!
Click here to purchase!