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The Steampunk Haunted House

It's time for a Steampunk Haunted House!

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! […]

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The Kickstarter for our third rock opera “What SHARP Teeth” has launched!

What Sharp Teeth

What SHARP Teeth tells the gloriously warped Steampunk-Fairytale story of Little Red Riding Hood, the Crocodile, and the Narrator, as they journey through a dark and Freudian wood. What will happen in this peculiar retelling?  It’s unpredictable, magical, and sharp-edged, with darkly clever songs and a twisty little plot.  Tickets are available directly through our Kickstarter, […]

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Welcome to The Steampunk World’s Fair

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Jeff Mach‘s Steampunk World’s Fair is the world’s largest Steampunk event!  All are welcome! We were just featured on The Syfy Channel’s Syfywire: 11 Unconventional Conventions You Have To Geek Out At, by Elizabeth Rayne. Up next: Steampunk Halloween In The Catskills! We’d like to thank everyone who attended this year’s event.  We’d love your feedback; please […]

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Steampunk For World Domination: An Introduction

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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 […]

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5 Terrible Ideas For Avoiding Con Crash

Victorian style frightened man screaming in a dark street. Probably realized it's Monday.

How do you avoid con crash?  We’ve all been there.  You go to a convention or festival, you have an incredible weekend, you meet amazing people, you do things that will remain joyful memories forever–and then you get home and crash hard. Some of the best ways to avoid this, I find, are making sure […]

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What is Steampunk music?

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What Makes Music Steampunk?  What IS Steampunk Music? There are a wide variety of opinions on what Steampunk music is and how one might define it.  We asked some of our friends and some Steampunk World’s Fair attendees for their views, and we’d like to share them with the world! Steampunk is an alternative culture […]

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What ISN’T Steampunk?

A peculiar machine of Steampunk origin

What is Steampunk? I’ve always loved the definition by our friend and frequent guest, the talented author Gail Carriger: ” “Steampunk is…the love child of Hot Topic and a BBC costume drama” That’s just silly enough not to tie you down to one place, and yet accurate enough to give you a definition you could […]

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Steampunk & Glamour Magic: A Retrospective & Reading

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Steampunk & Glamour Magic: A Retrospective & Reading by Deborah Castellano Steampunk is now rich with memes and has its place in pop culture, but what was it like before Steampunk was an established subculture? Where does Steampunk overlap with glamour magic and the occult? Deborah Castellano reflects on ten years of her experience with […]

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Jake von Slatt & The Steampunk Roadster

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Jake von Slatt is a maker, tinkerer, and all around techno dilettante living and creating just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Jake is interested in the blending of 19th century aesthetics and technology with the modern world and showcases projects of that ilk on his website. While he eschews the temptation to rigidly define the term […]

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Amy Wilder

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Steampunk World’s Fair is proud to welcome Amy Wilder to our fair halls. When Amy Wilder discovered the Steampunk scene at DragonCon in 2010, she quickly found that, like a Dickensian Orphan, she wanted more. It seems more is definitely what she got, as she is now one of the top Steampunk models in the […]

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The Mad Hattress Azkadelia

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The Mad Hattress Aerials Extravaganza Azkadelia & Her Minions are back with more fun and nonsense planned than ever! With 16 feet of height and just silky fabric to keep her up you’ll never know what could happen! Come join in and watch as The Mad Hattress takes to the sky, you might even see […]

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Want a chance to appear on Cake Boss?

Steampunk with wings from The Steampunk World's FAir!

We’re going to be on the hit TV show Cake Boss (link has sound!) — they’re going to make the most creative Steampunk cake you ever saw! Want your chance to be on the show?  We need a small group of very dressed up (doesn’t have to be fancy/high class, just has to be really eye-catching […]

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Galia’s Slightly Perilous Children’s Wonderland

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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 […]

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The Frills, Fancies and Ornamentalism of the British Empire

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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 […]

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Steampunk Numerology

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 […]

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The Steampunk Yoga

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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 […]

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Steampunk World’s Fair Costume Contest

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 […]

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Steam Bot Unity

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We are a group of young, dedicated pantomime artists who love the steampunk aesthetic and making ourselves look and act like old robots. We joined as a group last year, performing under a tree and singing steampunk inspired music. We hope you stop by and watch us!

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Gypsy Funk Squad

Gypsy Funk Squad

Gypsy Funk Squad plays a fusion of classic belly dance songs from Turkey, Armenia, Egypt, the Balkans, Israel, and Lebanon, with revamped rock/pop/dance tunes and original psychedelic surprises thrown in…belly style! We almost always have a belly dancer or two performing with us! The emphasis is on fun and a dancing good time!

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