Aurum LARP

Aurum LARP

Aurum is a Steampunk themed combat (boffer) LARP (live action roleplaying) game located in New Jersey (NJ) centered around exploration, discovery and teamwork.

Players join the expedition as humans, dwarves, elves or halflings to explore and settling a newly founded continent using the power of steam tech and magic.

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Murder in the Courts of the Forged Kingdom

An important figure in the world has been found dead. Can the expeditionists unravel the mystery of who killed them?

Lawrence Tagrin

Lawrence Tagrin

Writer, Musician, Speaker, and general enthusiast about all things Steampunk.

Currently exploring ways of applying Victorian elements with a Steampunk twist to my own home.


Terrariums – a Victorian Passion

In 1829, Dr. Nathaniel Ward invented, purely by accident, the enclosed glass terrarium for keeping delicate plants safe. These “Wardian Cases” are now experiencing a resurgence in popularity, along with additional embellishments. In this presentation, we will provide all the information necessary to get into this fascinating hobby.

 

Deborah Castellano

Deborah Castellano

Deborah Castellano’s book is Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want (Llewellyn, 2017).

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in hand blended ritual oils, handspun yarn and other goodies.

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can’t shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.”

The Scene Is Never What It Used to Be: A Retrospect

Glamour Magic: A Reading with Questions and Answers

Glamour is the art of taking what makes you exciting and interesting to others and using it as leverage in accomplishing your Great Work. This fun romp of a book helps you use glamour to accomplish total world domination . . . or to revolutionize your magical practice if ruling the world isn’t your thing.

Glamour Magic encourages you to be crafty, cunning, and unafraid to want something fiercely. Learn how historical figures used glamour in their campaigns for greatness. Discover experiments, exercises, and rites for your Craft. Glamour is your secret weapon—your guide to finding what you want and getting it, too.

How to Hostess Your Own Tea Party

Tea is so fun to attend, but it can feel completely overwhelming to hostess your own tea party. Learn about the difference between High Tea and Low Tea, how to serve tea, recipes for your party and different party styles.

Manners Matter: A Lively Discussion About Con Etiquette

The Steampunk Community is known for impeccable politeness, but what about the finer points of how one should behave during a convention? What is the most polite way to chat someone up? How do you ask someone to remove their gear wings from your personal space? An interactive discussion!

Tussy Mussies

The Language of Flowers comes from the Victorian time period where handing someone a small bouquet of flowers (or tussy mussy) could be laced with intrigue, secret longing or the brush off. Come learn about tussy mussies and make your own!

Jeff Mach Himself

Jeff Mach Himself

Jeff Mach is one of Steampunk’s premier singer songwriters in the opinion of both of his parents.

Jeff Mach is the person behind Jeff Mach Events, which puts on several events – including this one!  He wants you to know, however, that he gained his position as a performer through hard work and merit and wearing an excellent hat.

Our Artistic Director notes: “It was mostly the hat.”


The Most Fantastical Steampunk Songs Ever Written (by Jeff Mach, anyway)

If you don’t come see my set, I will have Popcorn throw you out. -Jeff Mach

Jeff’s been a singer-songwriter for almost thirty years.  His songs are wry, darkly humorous, witty, sharp, and sometimes poignant and sad, as well.  Almost all of his songs tell various stories of Steampunk worlds – of mad scientists, of air pirates, of giant robots, and, sometimes, Steam-accountants.

Scott Helland – Guitarmy of One

Scott Helland – Guitarmy of One

It’s sparkling acoustic based music that simply makes you feel good.
-Rock NYC Live and Recorded

Not your typical instrumental music, not your typical instrumentalist. Powerful, driving, enveloping Guitars with minimal yet effective beats… beautifully textured concise melodies.

Helland, a veteran of the hardcore punk scene (as a founding member of Deep Wound w/Dinosaur Jr‘s J Mascis) excels at creating unique instrumental music.

The word “acoustic” carries a set of assumptions and associations that Scott Helland has been defying throughout his career. As the punk half of the popular acoustic duo Frenchy and the Punk, Helland explores a fusion of hardcore urgency with gypsy and dark cabaret tonalities and theatricality.

On his new true-solo release, Never End the Rocket Century, Helland discovers an entirely different way to flout the stereotypes of acoustic music.

These 10 concise instrumental compositions find Helland stating memorable, multiculturally-sourced melodies on guitar over luminous, jangling and driving rhythm tracks (all performed by Helland). The effect is cinematic and starkly eloquent; stylish, simple, and utterly coherent song to song.

Never End the Rocket Century defines its own genre, a musical “place” that can only be explained by examining the path of its maker.