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.

A secret underwater lair underneath Alternative Universe London

September 42nd, 1826

Want a chance to appear on Cake Boss?

Steampunk with wings from The Steampunk World's FAir!

A previous Steampunk World’s Fair attendee – photo by Babs Who Takes Pictures

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 and exciting!) people with great energy who want to eat the cake!

REQUIREMENTS:  It’s on Saturday.  You’ll need to be in the Courtyard early, at 3:30, for an estimated film time of 4:15.   If it’s raining, don’t worry – bring an umbrella!

TO GET YOUR CHANCE TO ENTER:

  1.  You MUST buy or have bought at least one weekend pass to The Steampunk World’s Fair by ten p.m. EST on Sunday, April 30th.
  2. Post a picture of yourself, in the Steampunk garb you hope to wear (or a variation of it) to your Facebook status, Facebook page, or other social media.  Post this text:  “I’m going to The Steampunk World’s Fair – www.SteampunkWorldsFair.com!”  You can play with the text a bit if you want; basically, say you’re going, and give the link.
  3. Email the link to THAT post to me personally at [email protected]
  4. I will reply to ALL emails unless the response is SO big that I get overwhelmed; if I do, I’ll post about it in the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/323705873173/.  I highly recommend joining the group (but if you don’t, it won’t be held against you!) They’ve told us “about 30 people”.  We obviously don’t control who they decide to film.  We DO control who gets to eat the cake, so if you’re selected, you get cake!  At least, until the cake runs out.  We think it’ll be big enough for 25.  We’ll be giving out 25 tickets.
  5. Again, tickets do NOT guarantee that you’ll end up on camera, but we do EXPECT that if you’re in the lucky 30, you’ve got a very good chance of being on camera.  Bring your high energy and be ready to be excited!

I’m excited!  Are you?

 You can also keep up-to-date by RSVPing for the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/158545631342533.

The Steampunk Social

Bartender is making cocktail at bar counter, toned image

PRICES ARE $29 RIGHT NOW; THEY GO UP TO $35 ON MAY 4TH!  GET YOUR TICKETS NOW: just head to the ticket page!

  • Our famous two-hour open bar!
  • Socialize with VIPs, event creators, artists, and others!  Including members of Steampunk’d, Jeff Mach, Professor Donelly, the cast of Absynthia, and many others!
  • Meet new people!
  • Have a wonderful time with lovely people!

Including Toasts by Toastmaster Professor Mark Donelly, the fine art of Sabrage (slicing open champagn with a sword!) – and a chance to make lifelong friends in a friendly, alcohol-infused environment

The Steampunk Social is a unique opportunity to meet and greet some of the most splendid minds, characters, and creators in Steampunk, aided and abetted by the spirit of a two-hour open bar in the luxurious comfort of our beautifully welcoming, climate-controlled hotel. It’s a great deal on drinks and a unique social opportunity! Be sure not to miss it!

Including Toasts by Toastmaster Professor Mark Donelly, the fine art of Sabrage (slicing open champagn with a sword!) – and a chance to make lifelong friends in a friendly, alcohol-infused environment.

This is the descendant of our Steampunk Speakeasy – a more relaxed, more inexpensive, terribly splendid social opportunity; it’s less about performance, more about great drinks, meeting great people, and having an amazing time!

Please note this event includes a two hour open bar.  

Tickets available right on our ticketing page!

* Must be 21+ with ID. Admission to SPWF’17 required, sold separately.

Steampunk and Goth

Steampunk and Goth go together like Scotch & soda….if Scotch & soda was composed entirely of Scotch trying to figure out which part was supposed to be the soda. Steampunk and Goth go together like gin and tonic…if it was two kinds of gin with so much Mischief you just simply assumed there was tonic inside. Steampunk and Goth go together better than chocolate and peanut butter, since at this point, chocolate and peanut butter are essentially part of a candy marketing campaign, whereas Steampunk and Goth are the weird relatives generally left out of family reunions who just go off somewhere to a Chuck-E-Cheese and have a much better time than all the people stuck at home with an overcooked turkey.

I just got back from Dark Side Of The Con and I can tell you that if Goth is dead, it’s the kind of dead I want to be when I grow up. It’s a dancing, singing, running around, marvelous Madness of unfathomable unlife. Oh, I have seen such wonders this weekend, and I cannot wait to see them again!

This is the sort of thing that makes me want to run events. I have loved Goth ever since I was an itsy bitsy being of 13 and someone took me to arguably the best goth Cafe in the world, Archetypus, and I discovered the music of the Pixies, and Bauhaus, and gigantic ice cream sundaes named after creatures from the Monster Manual.  It was a pretty magical time.

Now  I run events for geeks and I wrote events for Steampunks and I run events for fairies, but I had no idea what would happen when I worked with  VampireFreaks to create something for Goths and all those who love dark alternative worlds. And I can tell you what happened: we danced.  We danced throughout the hotel. We danced pretty much all night, and I think the only reason we didn’t literally dance all night is because I am certain at least some of us would have turned to dust if sunlight struck us.

That was one of the best weekends of my life. Time goes very quickly for me, as I am planning and creating events pretty much all the time. But I can tell you this: it will be a long wait for the next Dark Side Of The Con, next March..  Dramatic portrait of a beautiful sad goth girl in the dark. Rear viewBut it will be totally, totally worth it.

~Jeff Mach
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Jeff Mach runs Just Magical Events, which in turn runs the world’s largest Steampunk event, The Steampunk World’s Fair; the peculiar Faerie festival Glimmerdark, and co-runs Dark Side Of The Con (with VampireFreaks).  He’s on Twitter @steamworldsfair.

Why You Should Read This Steampunk Blog

Airsi!cnanhcem phThere are lots of reasons to follow the many Steampunk blogs out there.  But this one, of course, is the best, because it comes with the best benefits.  Let me tell you of just a few of them:

  • I will teach you how to turn lead into gold. I’m just waiting ’til I get enough followers, and then I’ll reveal the Philosopher’s Stone. I think that also lets you live forever, though that may just be in Harry Potter.
  • You gain magical powers. Don’t be surprised if, after sharing enough of my writings, you find yourself able to fly or, in some cases, teleport. You’re welcome.
  • I have extremely adorable tentacles, which help me in my typing.  That’s how I can write so prolifically.
  • You will become utterly irresistible to amorous faeries, who will ply you with gifts of cheese and shiny things.
  • I will ply you with shiny things.
  • I am always totally and 100% serious.  None of that silly Steampunk for me.  Hardcore Serious, Serious, Serious Business – that’s me.
  • I will certify you as a True Steampunk.  You will know forever that you are the real deal – no more need you worry or wonder about whether something Is or Is Not Steampunk.  By the powers vested in me by having listened to Dr. Steel’s “Build The Robots” 12,500 times, I now have the power to make things official.
  • I am actually made out of adorable puppies.
  • You will find that people will begin to think you’re wearing goggles on your forehead even when no such goggles exist. That is the Power of Steampunk.
  • Did I mention the shiny things?

 

~Jeff Mach

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Jeff Mach runs Just Magical Events, which in turn runs the world’s largest Steampunk event, The Steampunk World’s Fair; the peculiar Faerie festival Glimmerdark, and co-runs Dark Side Of The Con (with VampireFreaks).  He’s on Twitter @steamworldsfair.