Steampunk Exposition

Mummy Unwrapping at the Steampunk World’s Fair

We’re bringing a mummy!

A classic Victorian event! Saturday. May 15th at 9PM—A rich personage would ship a mummy from Egypt and then invite his friends to help unwrap it. You see, the Ancient Egyptians didn’t just wrap the mummy in plain cloth; Secreted away in the wrappings were perfumes, religious scriptures, trinkets, and jewelry—exotic prizes for guests to take home! As the guests take their turns unwrapping a bandage, they’ll uncover prizes. It could be anything: a coupon, a candy, a perfume sample, a pair of earrings, a tea bag sample. As prizes are unwrapped the donating company will be announced, and their business card or flyer can be on hand to give to interested parties.

We’ve already had dealers pledge to donate items to secret away in the bandages, but if you’d like to include some little treat for some other fair-goer to find, please contact me directly. I’ll need to know what you’re donating and it’s relative size. I should be able to get the prizes from you Saturday Morning for the Saturday Evening unwrapping. You should be able to contact me via info@steampunkexpo.com—at the fair, look for the green-derbied bounty-hunter.

Steampunk Exposition Update:

To put it mildly, there have been some set backs. The current economy has caused me to suffer the loss of employment at the beginning of October (well-wishers can send photos of themselves in Steampunk garb, which will be posted here at a later date). The loss of employment made the goal of a Steampunk Expo in April 2010 completely unattainable, and I very nearly shut the whole concept down today. But, I discovered on the semi-neglected Facebook page there were some 70 Steampunk enthusiasts who had recently signed up for more info. This gave me heart. The next attempted date for the Steampunk Expo will be Fall 2010. In the meantime, it’s likely that I’ll bump into you at the Jeff Mach’s Steampunk World’s Fair in Piscattaway, New Jersey or on Steamadelphia.

cordially,
Nathan E. Lilly, diletante
November 29th, 2009

We’re still planning a Steampunk convention for Spring Fall 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and we’re currently trying to gauge interest. If going to a Steampunk convention is something that you might enjoy, then please sign up for our announcement list below. On this site you’ll receive news, updates, and announcements about the convention, as it’s being planned. You can also follow us on LiveJournal, MySpace, Facebook, Yahoo! Groups, or Twitter, if you prefer.

Steampunk Exhibitionists

Show us your legs!—wait, I mean—just because the Steampunk Expo has been delayed doesn’t mean you can’t get some exposure. If you’d care to be a dealer, merchant, performer, panelist, artist, or exhibitor at the Steampunk Expo in Philadelphia Fall 2010, then please send an e-mail to info@steampunkexpo.com. If you include your web address and a 300 by 250 pixel banner then I’ll post it here, free of charge (until I decide to replace them with a full featured site). Don’t have a banner?! For $45 I’ll make one for you, and for $90 I’ll make it animated (please query about additional costs if you’d like something more advanced: flash, sound, video, etc.)—proceeds will go towards the Steampunk Expo Fund.

Potential Exhibitors:

Since we haven’t actually set a date or location yet these people might not actually be at the con, but they’ve expressed their interest to be there... nothing is final until we announce the dates.

Chrononaut Mercantile

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Key City Steampunk Festival

Aug 17th-19th 2018 • Clarion inn Frederick event center

Frederick, MD 21703

Doc Stone and Tobias McCurry host, Dave Lee and Aela Badiana, Thomas Dean Willeford, Sara Neathery and James Neathery, Aleta Pardali, Brian Fadrosh, and the Lady Etoile. Breakout band “Mosquito Cabaret” opens for Headlining band “This Way To the Egress” performing in a Steampunk meets Dark Circus party Saturday evening the 18th. command performances by Honey Bee burlesque and “Wicked Hips Belly dance company” will make for an extravaganza never before seen in steampunk. Even more entertainment includes “Tea Dueling” (Doc is a great at this...not so much), the 3rd annual “Steampunk RC Death Match” and the new “Steampunk RC Drag Race”. This will be an immersive and theatrical weekend in which you will be a vital part as you bring your special magic to join ours. We are also looking for volunteers to help run this ever growing event, contact Doc Stone for more info. All we need is you!

(http://www.steampunkfrederick.com)

CoKoCon

Aug 31st-Sep 3rd 2018 • DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix North

Phoenix, AZ 85051

CoKoCon is a traditional sf/f con in Phoenix, AZ which will be held over the Labor Day weekend in 2018. The name reflects that it’s the CopperCon and ConKopelli Convention, sponsored by both CASFS and WesternSFA.

(http://www.cokocon.org/)

Random Fandom Con

Sep 21st-23rd 2018 • Holiday Inn

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Random Fandom Con “where Fans celebrate Fandoms”

(http://www.randomfandomcon.com)

CarnageCon

Nov 2nd-4th 2018 • Killington Grand Resort

Killington, VT 05751

Every year in November, Carnage hosts a weekend of tabletop gaming at the Killington Grand Resort in Killington, VT. Three days are dedicated to playing the best and newest in games, including board games, card games, miniatures, and role-playing games.

(http://www.carnagecon.com/)

Wild Wild West Con

Mar 8th-10th 2019 • Old Tucson Studios

Tucson, AZ 85735

America’s first and only Steampunk convention and festival that takes place in a western-themed town and amusement park. WWWC is the largest Western-style Steampunk Convention in the United States! Our event takes place within Old Tucson, the famous movie studio and amusement park built in 1939 and featured in over 300 movies and TV shows. For this weekend only, Old Tucson is transformed into America’s only Western-style Steampunk Theme Park! Concerts, street performers, special events, panels, workshops, rides, games, and much more are here for your enjoyment!

(https://www.wildwestcon.com/)