Holly Brewer

There’s nothing more steampunk than the plants that grow through cracks in concrete. Nothing can contain us and none can tame us. We make. We grow. We listen. HUMANWINE’s Mother has new songs for us.

Mark P. Donnelly

Professor Mark P. Donnelly (S.S.S./ E.A.A./ B.F.H.S./ S.W.A.S.H.) has been studying armed combat in various incarnations since the age of thirteen.  After years of research and training in the disparate disciplines of western martial arts, sport fencing, stage combat, tournament fighting and eastern martial disciplines, he moved from the US to England in 1996 to undertake a PhD in Medieval Archaeology through York and Oxford Universities.

Professor Donnelly is joining us for several events this year, more information coming soon!

The Steampunk Cookbook

There’s nothing that brings a culture together like its food. While you can find Victorian recipes throughout the web, we’ve gone one step further and applied Steampunk’s endless imagination and passion to an entire book of delicious, practical, spectacular recipes. There are recipes for every cook from the absolute novice to the experienced chef.

It’s forever our goal to amaze, amuse, and delight you! Now you can take some of that delight home. Impress your friends and family, intimidate your enemies, and embark on a journey of endless gastronomic delight!

Pre-order now, and get a SIGNED copy of The Steampunk Cookbook that will await you at The Steampunk World’s Fair!  You can get yours right now on our ticket page!

Also, if you enjoy Steampunk cuisine, you might like our silly little Facebook page for it: www.facebook.com/steampunkfood

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.” Lady Caroline

Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No Importance, act 2 (1893)

The Steampunk Cookbook:

A Culinary Adventure by Jeff Mach and the Steampunk World’s Fair

Introduction

Where would Steampunks be without the glories of our cuisine? Well, for one thing, we would be hungry, and complaining bitterly about the lack of tea. But on a somewhat more serious note, one of the things we first noticed when we world’s largest Steampunk festival is this:  Steampunk is not simply an adventure for the mind, or the imagination alone.  It is an adventure in music, in dance, in activity and action, in fellowship, in adding delights for each and every one of the individual senses. It is, in short, precisely that thing most poised to delight the heart of any chef, amateur or professional. It is a very literal feast for both spirit and body.

Within the pages of this tome, you will find recipes new, old, traditional and groundbreaking, original and modified. Their shared point of commonality is that they emerge from that limitless wellspring of imagination which is Steampunk, and all of the fantastic worlds near and around it!

Also, all of these things taste pretty fabulous. Let’s not forget that part. I warn you that the sheer delight we took in capturing and preparing these ideas….may very possibly have spilled over into moments of joy, in musicality, exuberance, eccentricity, and silliness of the highest order. After all, we are Steampunks. It is our goal to make the world a more ridiculous, a more sublime, and more delicious place.

Jeff Mach

A secret underwater lair underneath Alternative Universe London

September 42nd, 1826

Professor Wetware’s Electric Medicine Show

We present a collection of lovingly preserved and restored classical electrotheraputic devices for your edification and experience. While the violet ray device, Electreat Mechanical Heart, Davis & Kidder Patent Magneto-Electric Machine, Auto-Kure Medical Battery, and Bunnel Faradic equipment are pretty well guaranteed not to cure your catarrh, phthisis, dropsy, hysteria, or neurasthenia; you are guaranteed to find interacting with them to be…stimulating. Those of you with Borg implants, implanted biomedical devices, or Dalek Servitor enhancements should be aware that these devices produce electrical stimulations and Tesla discharges refined to 19th century standards, and limit direct contact accordingly if required by your implants.

Lady De L’Etoile

During Victorian time, dancing was considered a very important social skill.

Come let Lady De L’Etoile teach you some dance basics in Learn to Waltz, Learn to Tango and Learn to Foxtrot workshops and you’ll soon be setting the dance floor on fire!


Learn to Tango

The tango originated in the 1880’s in the lower class districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. This sultry partnered dance is characterized by long elegant steps followed by quick syncopated and sharp movements.

This workshop will focus on basic steps so don’t worry if you have never danced before! Lady De L’etoile will have you steaming up the dance floor in no time.

Learn To Waltz / Learn to Waltz 2

Shocking when it was first introduced in Vienna in 1780’s because of the close proximity of the dancers, the waltz soon spread to become popular across Europe and is still popular today. Even if you have never danced before, Lady De L’Etoile’s easy teaching style will have you spinning and gliding like a pro.

Learn to Waltz 2 will be a class with more advanced steps for those who have attended Learn to Waltz in previous years.

Learn to Foxtrot

A slightly more modern dance, the foxtrot was developed around 1910 and is still practiced today. The movement is similar to the waltz but is performed in 4/4 time instead of 3/4. Its long, continuous movements are fun and easy to learn, so come dance with Lady De L’Etoile in an era slightly more dieselpunk feel.