2018

How to enjoy the perfect afternoon tea

Conceptual illustration with ghost serving tea on a table

Steampunks love tea, but more than tea, we love the idea of tea-time, an oasis during which we might sip stimulating boiled plant-leaves and eat things that are like cookies but fancier, and like cake but smaller, and like toast but called something cooler, such as “scones”.  It is my goal to show you how […]

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What is Goth, then?

spirit of Halloween in a cemetary at night

Today’s the last day to get $20 off of Dark Side Of The Con with promo code “vampirefreaks”, and so I thought I’d do something Gothic.  You might have seen my recent entry wherein I crowdsourced the question “What is Steampunk?” I thought, given how quickly  is coming up, I might try the same thing with […]

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Steampunk, Zombies, Goth, Weirdness, and Reality

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I used to stay up all night playing ‘Resident Evil 2,’ and it wouldn’t stop until the sun came up.. Then I’d walk outside at dawn’s first light, looking at the empty streets of London, and it was like life imitating art.. It felt like I’d stepped into an actual zombie apocalypse.. ~Edgar Wright We […]

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A Valentine for my Steampunk love

A Steampunk clockwork heart concept with a heart shape made of cogs and gears

Valentine’s Day!  A day which will forever be dear to restaurants and people who sell holiday cards.  That being said, there’s something to be said for Love, True Love, and so I thought I would speak to you, for just a moment, of my deep and abiding Steampunk Love. When I sailed my Airship to […]

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“What is Steampunk?” – a crowdsourced version

Blue-haired Steampunk women.

If I had a dollar for every time someone had asked me, “What is Steampunk?”, I’d have enough money that I’d be writing this blog from some sort of beach somewhere much, much warmer than New Jersey.  I have plenty of my own thoughts, but I figured I’d try asking The Steampunk World’s Fair Facebook […]

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How To Get Ready For A Convention Or Festival

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As a person who runs the world’s largest Steampunk event, I am an expert in con preparation. In fact, I can sum up how to plan for a convention in less than a dozen words: Give up. Give up NOW. Show up in nothing but Aquaman underwear and a tie and beg the front desk for […]

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Three great Steampunk moments in mainstream music

Billy Idol dancing with himself.

I have loved music since I was thirteen, perhaps much younger.  And I grew up in that weird time when MTV was getting started. Strange fact: MTV, like Steampunk, brought weirdness to the rest of the world partway through accident and partway through force of will. When the financial forces behind MTV created the now-iconic […]

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Suleiman’s Turkish Delights

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Suleiman’s Turkish Delights provides the most exotic and delicious Coffee, Sweets and Confections from the Near East. Delight in the exotic aromas and flavors while experiencing the rejuvenation one finds in this Mysterious and Energizing Brew

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Rusty Old Man

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 Rusty Old Man’s passion leans to the rusty side of things. We work with the junkiest of the junk and the rustiest of the rusty to recycle, re-imagine and re-purpose our pieces into hand-crafted, one of a kind metal art. From the whimsical to the historic to functional re-use we take old discarded junkyard, flea […]

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W.P. Griswald

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W.P. Griswald offers handmade bowties, cravats and ascots, and suspenders plus men’s wool hats and a curated selection of the best vintage cufflinks and tie tacks you can find. W.P. Griswald will be vending with Pyaara

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Magical and Mechanical Oddities

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We are purveyors of gadgets, gizmos, mechanical wonders, artistic works, and useful tools. Our products are created using a variety of methods and materials. Every item is designed, created, and handcrafted entirely in house by our team of artisans.

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Special All-Request Concert with ENSMB!

Special All-Request Concert with ENSMB!

You might have heard us talking about a Q&A with ENSMB – well that has now morphed into a private all-request concert just for the 100 lucky folks who purchase this $10.00 add-on.  Wow!!! What a bargain! Ticket buyers will even get to help choose the songs!  Look for a voting poll soon – voting […]

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ENSMB Special All-Request Concert!

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You might have heard us talking about a Q&A with ENSMB – well that has now morphed into a private all-request concert just for the 100 lucky folks who purchase this $10.00 add-on.  Wow!!! What a bargain! Ticket buyers will even get to help choose the songs!  Look for a voting poll soon – voting […]

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Lady Cassaundra’s Stuff ‘N Things

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Almost everything in this store is inspired by video games, pop culture and best of all the ocean. You can find any kind of fantasy jewelry featuring creatures of the sea to amazing bath bombs, all of it with a steampunk twist.

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Jennifer Storcks Designs

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In September 2015 I decided to leave the fashion industry (after 20 years) and pursue my own designs full time. I currently own and operate Jennifer Storcks Designs where I hand make all of the women’s and men’s accessories. From forged metal cuffs, to leather and metal earrings, to beaded bracelets and necklaces. I am […]

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Jekyll Hyde Jewelry

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Hand-crafted fantasy and steampunk jewelry, accessories, and decor featuring bones, antique skeleton keys, hand-crafted sculptures, and raw and polished gemstones. Many items are one of a kind designs. Custom commissions are available for those looking for the perfect accessory to match their outfit or costume!

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Geeks Bearing Gifts

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GEEKS BEARING GIFTS; a shop specializing in inspirational, thought provoking and humorous jewelry for geeks and those who love them. Here you will find inspirational words of scientists, thinkers, and dreamers. You will find the sparkle of curiosity, the treasure of discovery, the gift of inspiration. Everything is designed and made by me in my […]

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Diva Dreads

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We sell dreadlock, braids and other  hair falls, and we put them on customers at our booth. Our falls are high quality, and were very popular last year

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