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!
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
The Steampunk World’s Fair is pleased to announce the return of Tobias McCurry!
Tobias McCurry is a costumer, prop maker and entertainer out of Seattle who is best known for his works on “Steampunk’d” as a maker.
Tobias specializes in genres from Steampunk to Post-Apocalyptic, creating immersive works involving costuming, prop weapons and more!
We are currently working out Tobias’ guest schedule for SPWF 2018 so be sure to check back for updates!
The Steampunk World’s Fair is pleased to announce the return of 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.
We are currently working on Steampunk Eddie’s guest schedule for SPWF 2018 so make sure you check back for updates!
Did you ever wonder what a “BJD” is? Do you know what a “BJD” is, but want to learn more? Do you have “BJD’s” and want to meet others who have them? Come to our panel and learn! Stay after the panel and enjoy meeting other owners and their BJD’s! That’s right! We’ll have a meet up after our panel!
What the heck is a “BJD”? and Beyond!
With Leah Weatherby
If you ever wanted to learn what a BJD is, why they are so popular, how to get one, or just see some in person, this is for you! We will educate you and follow the panel with a meet up where you can bring your own BJD’s or just meet other who own them!
Victorian Calling Cards and the Art of Calling on Someone
With MaryAnn Metz
The social etiquette of visiting is almost lost. The art of calling on someone was a great way to meet people, to get to know them, as well as politely reject someone without hurting their feelings. In current times, it is a great way for folks who feel shy or awkward to meet others, or just have fun meeting people.
Katherine McIntyre is a feisty Irish chick with a big attitude despite her short stature.
She writes stories featuring snarky women, ragtag crews, and men with bad attitudes—high chance for a passionate speech thrown into the mix.
Murder on the Airship Desire
What should’ve been a quick transport over the Atlantic turns bloody, and fast. Not that Bea expected differently with her strain of luck—after all, her crew’s notorious for attracting trouble. Problem is, they’ll need to clean this mess up before landing, and the dock in Britain is only hours away.
Join the pirate crew of the Airship Desire for a riveting murder mystery!
Artist designed One-of-a-Kind Needle felted Fibers arts.
Realistic Woodland critters plus Steampunk Alice in Wonderland & other Storybook Characters.Etsy
Yes, it’s true! We’re making a STEAMPUNK HAUNTED HOUSE!
The Kickstarter goes live on Monday, 8/21/2017; PLEASE DO RSVP for the Facebook event to keep up with the latest info. Fittingly, it will happen in the darkness of the coming eclipse!
We’re so excited that we’ll say it again…
We’re Making A Steampunk Haunted House!
There’s a lot of research and discussion below, so if you want the short version, here it is:
The world’s largest Steampunk event, the world’s largest dark/alternative social media site, and an incredible, family-owned, hand-built resort in the Catskills are teaming up to create a Steampunk Haunted House which will be available both to those who travel there, and internationally (through special backer-only shows and live walkthroughs!) That Steampunk Haunted House is actually already 99% completed. We want your help to push it over the top!
Get ready! First 50 backers will be entered into a contest for having a drink with Jeff Mach and members of the Blackthorne and Haunt team!
STEAMPUNK FOR WORLD DOMINATION!
a book by Jeff Mach
Introduction: Exactly what the hell are we creating here, anyway?
I’m going to let you in on a huge secret here: Steampunk is imaginary. But just because it’s imaginary doesn’t mean that it’s not real.
Consider how odd our ideas of “reality” are. Does a locked door stop you from going through? Not if there’s an emergency fire axe. Does a door marked “authorized personnel only” keep you out? Not if you are authorized – or rude – or have a mission – or are fearless.
So many barriers are of the mind, not the physical world. Hell, even barriers of the physical world are overrated; ask the athlete or the survivor who “can’t go another step”–and then puts one foot in front of the other until they get there.
Steampunk is a product of thought, inspiration, dream, and spirit.Without those intangible things, it we would never create anything “real”–that is, tangible things, things which everyone perceives as being “real”. Humans would never make, transcend, build, invest, or dream. They would, in short, not be human.
So how about we break some barriers of Reality together?
We’re going to offer you some pathways and portals into the glorious alternative realities, the rich places in the mind, heart, and passion, which are Steampunk. It’s my hope that you can use them for any world of the imagination with which you might care to work or play.
The unreal world awaits your royal pleasure, O Majesty of the Mind.
Let’s jump in!
Jeff Mach runs The Steampunk World’s Fair, the world’s largest Steampunk event. Find all of our events at jeffmachevents.com
Read more of Jeff’s writing at www.patreon.com/jeffmach – some posts are only available to subscribers, but many posts are free!