Galia’s Slightly Perilous Children’s Wonderland

A Steampunk Programming Track for Kids

Children’s Programming returns to The Steampunk World’s Fair in 2017 under the slightly wacky guidance of our own fabulous Galia!

Locations for events are subject to change prior to the start of Steampunk World’s Fair. Please keep an eye here for updates until then!

Start Time End Time Title Description Location

Friday

6pm 7pm Make a Flying Hot Air Balloon Using household items, we will experiment with the power of heat, air, and physics to make our very own, absolutely flyable, hot air balloons! Courtyard
Patio
8pm 9pm Spooky Stories & S’mores  Make s’mores and quiver in fear as we read terrifying and horrible spooky stories! Courtyard Patio

Saturday

10am 11am Dirigible Safety Test Something has gone terribly wrong! Your airship has malfunctioned and is plummeting rapidly towards the earth! Will the passengers survive?!
Using household materials, construct a container which will protect a raw egg from cracking when it hits the ground.
Courtyard
Patio
11am 12pm Mischief Making Learn how to play pranks, trick your parents, and sneak around causing trouble! Courtyard
Grasslands
12pm 1pm Origami Class and Japonism Fold small pieces of paper into intricate objects while learning about the Victorian craze for Japanese culture!
Adults welcome!
Courtyard
Patio
1pm 2pm Capture the Flag Run! Chase! Grab! Steal! Show your prowess on the field of glorious battle by snatching small strips of fabric and defending your land! Courtyard
Grasslands
2pm 3pm Create a Pirate/Explorer Part I – Use your excellent imagination to come up with an explorer or pirate character, and draw them! Courtyard
Patio
3pm 5pm Device Creation Need a new robot companion? An energizing ray hat? A magnetic snorgifer?

Come to device creation and turn everyday junk into your next technological marvel!

Courtyard
Patio
5pm 7pm Kid’s Scavenger Hunt Run around the convention and find as many list items as possible, as quickly as possible, to earn prizes, glory, and some really cool stories.

This scavenger hunt will use an app, so at least one team member must have a smart phone.

This event starts at the patio, but could take you to many other places at the Fair!

Courtyard
Patio
 5:30pm 8:30pm Adult’s Scavanger Hunt  Run around the convention and find as many list items as possible, as quickly as possible, to earn prizes, glory, and some really cool stories.

This scavenger hunt will use an app, so at least one team member must have a smart phone.

Courtyard
Patio
 6pm 7pm DIY Treasure Map Part II – Now make a treasure map for your explorer to use! Courtyard
Patio

Sunday

10am 11am Jewelry Making Come make pretty steampunk jewelry! Boardroom C
11am 12pm Make Your Own Compass More fun with household objects! We will make a functional, working compass to guide you through adventures, peril, and being quite lost! Boardroom C
1pm 2pm Bubble Art You are ENCOURAGED to blow bubbles with a straw – and you’ll make beautiful art with it!

This class is recommended for children under 8 – older kids may find it boring.

Boardroom C

The Frills, Fancies and Ornamentalism of the British Empire

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 artifacts.

Schedule

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 with their life. By studying these numbers and the symbols created by their patterns, Brit can help you understand your strengths, obstacles, talents, challenges, real-time path, and your life-path destination. With this knowledge, one may engage in life with more grace, understanding and acceptance of the nuances that may have seemed challenging prior to this eye-opening numerology reading.

Yogic numerology is fun and an inquisitive way to approach your life and journey.

As an empathic healer and intuitive psychic, Brit brings extensive and wide-ranged talents to SPWF She is also a Master level IET practitioner, author, designer of Yoga Bindis, a licensed esthetician, and she created a yoga school accredited with the Yoga Alliance and is founder of “The Steampunk Yoga.” Brit has taught thousands of yoga classes and workshops, but one of her true passions is reading numerology.

Sched Saturday Sched Sunday

The Steampunk Yoga

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 eclectic and unique, with plenty of Sitar music. Steampunk Yoga offers a short breath sequence that will work your inner abdominal corset muscles. We don’t wear corsets to class; they might be too constrictive to long deep yoga breathing. We will do this for a few minutes. It is highly effective and one minute is the same as an hour of regular yoga.

You will learn to make a Steam pump out of yourself to ignite a flame of life force energy. This will give you a great sense of joy and relaxation. It is the reset you have been waiting for your whole life. We will also do a Kundalini Yoga meditation to wrap up the class. They dissolve blockages and barriers that are holding you back from being all that you can be. They are your blockages to finding joy. Coming to class will put you on a whole new creative path.

Arrive prompt and have an open mind and bring some water, and a mat.

Sched Listing

Steampunk World’s Fair Costume Contest

Costume Contest Schedule

This year’s costume contest will have two main categories – Makers and Curators. Makers are defined as someone who has made or modified most of their own costume and props. A Curator is someone who has who put together costumes by assembling or “curating” a collection of Makers’ and store-bought pieces.  Contestants will self-select the category they feel best defines the work they have done in their own costume.

Makers

Makers are defined as someone who has made or modified most of their own costume and props.  Makers can make only one prop, several props, only your costume, your costume and your prop and still participate under the Maker category. Judges discretion will be used to judge between someone who has only made a prop and someone who has made everything they are wearing. It’s quite possible we will decide to give out additional prizes such as best prop or clothing item!

As Makers ourselves, we know how much work goes into a good costume and we would like the opportunity to fairly judge that work. There will be pre-judging for Makers only. It will occur Friday night from 7pm – 9pm in Boardroom B in the Radisson. We recommend entrants be prompt. The judges will judge on a first come first served basis and will judge as many entrants as possible in the two hour time frame. Winners will be announced at the end of the Costume Contest on Saturday. Entrants must be present to win.

Makers will be broken into two categories-Experienced and Novice as designated by the contestant. Entrants self-select the category they feel best defines their level of skill. Pre-registration is not required.

The judges will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes at the end of the Costume Contest on Saturday. Entrants must be present to win. There will be an opportunity to present the pre-judged makers on the stage as well so everyone can see your marvelous work!

Please do not worry! If you can’t make the pre-judging, you can still participate in the contest on the day of the parade under the Curator category!

Curators

A Curator is someone who has who put together costumes by assembling or “curating” a collection of Makers’ and store-bought pieces. Judging will occur as Saturday afternoon at 3:30-430 pm on the Midway Stage. We will begin lining up 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the contest. Please be prompt! Pre-registration is not required.


Participants will self-select that category they wish to compete in. The categories are:

  • Maker, Expert, Individual Participant-defined as 1 participant in the Expert Maker Category. To participate in the category you MUST attend pre-judging on Friday night!
  • Maker, Expert, Group Participants-defined as more than one participant in a group-themed costume in the Expert Maker Category. To participate in the category you MUST attend pre-judging on Friday night!
  • Maker, Beginner, Individual Participant-defined as 1 participant in the Expert Maker Category. To participate in the category you MUST attend pre-judging on Friday night!
  • Maker, Beginner, Group Participants-defined as more than one participant in a group-themed costume in the Expert Maker Category. To participate in the category you MUST attend pre-judging on Friday night!
  • Curator, Expert, Individual Participant-defined as 1 participant in the Expert Curator Category. To participate you need only attend the contest on Saturday afternoon. We will not be pre-judging curators on Friday night.
  • Curator, Expert, Group Participants-defined as more than one participant in a group-themed costume in the Expert Curator Category. To participate you need only attend the contest on Saturday afternoon. We will not be pre-judging curators on Friday night.
  • Curator, Beginner, Individual Participant-defined as 1 participant in the Beginner Curator Category. To participate you need only attend the contest on Saturday afternoon. We will not be pre-judging curators on Friday night.
  • Curator, Beginner, Group Participants-defined as more than one participant in a group-themed costume in the Beginner Curator Category. To participate you need only attend the contest on Saturday afternoon. We will not be pre-judging curators on Friday night.

Winners will be announced at the end of the Costume Contest on Saturday in front of the judges table. You must be present to win.