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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Phoenix Comicon

May 25th-28th 2017 • Phoenix Convention Center

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phoenix Comicon is an annual pop culture convention held in Phoenix, Arizona.

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

Furlandia

May 26th-28th 2017 • Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel

Portland, OR 97220

Through our hard work, we have forged a new society in our nation of Furlandia. While our age of industry has ended, it has yielded wonderous growth and bounty. Come join us in 2017 for our adventures back into the 1920s and the age of prosperity.

(http://furlandia.org/)

ConQuesT

May 26th-28th 2017 • Kansas City Marriott Downtown

Kansas City, MO 64105

ConQuesT, founded in 1972, is one of the oldest enduring science fiction and fantasy conventions held in the Midwest. It gathers together fans and professionals with interests in the genre’s literature, artwork, films, television programming, costuming, and gaming. ConQuesT ’s events programming offers many options to attendees including a writers’ workshop and writing contests, art show and auction, masquerade and hall cosplay, guest and fan panels, table top and network gaming, art demonstrations, podcasts, book release parties, vendor room, round table discussions, and independent movie screenings.

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

Clockwork Alchemy

May 26th-29th 2017 • DoubleTree San Jose

San Jose, CA 95110

Ah, the Age of Steam! The splendor and science! The opulence and adventure! For one glorious weekend, the temporal rifts tying San Jose, California, to a World That Might Have Been and indeed, to alternate worlds beyond, shall be opened for a grand meeting of minds and hearts. Join the adventure of Clockwork Alchemy at the San Jose DoubleTree Hotel during Memorial Day Weekend, May 26–29, 2017. All are welcome! Come steam explorers and mad scientists! Come naval officers and airship pirates! Come monster hunters and vampires! Even Dieselpunks, Edwardians, Neo-Victorians, Burners, and dandies! Be you a colorful rogue or a refined lord or lady, your destiny calls. Engineers, shovel in more coal; clockmakers, set your alarms; inventors, present your extravagant contraptions!

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

Britishfest

Jun 2nd-4th 2017 • Comfort Inn and Suiets

Bellevue, NE 68123

Doctor Who to Harry Potter, Britishfest has the actors, sets, props, and robots from your favorate British movies and TV shows!

(http://www.britishfest.com)

CoreCon

Jun 8th-11th 2017 • Baymont Inn

Fargo, ND 58103

Core Con is a non-profit science fiction, fantasy, horror and anime convention new to the Fargo-Moorhead area. With a steadfast focus on the fans of these and other genre’s, there will be events and fun for everyone to be found at Core Con. You’ll find live action and tabletop roleplaying, tabletop strategy and miniature gaming, costuming, movies and anime, panel discussions and demonstrations, and electronic gaming of many types and platforms. Meet our guests and kick back in one of our many hospitality suites. Meet other fans and enthusiasts in our area and discover what’s new in your genre’s of interest.

(http://www.fargocorecon.org)

PortConMaine

Jun 22nd-25th 2017 • DoubleTree by Hilton

South Portland, ME 04106

PortConMaine is Maine’s biggest and longest running Anime & Gaming Convention! We happen to also be New England’s longest running convention as well. Woot! Fan run and for fans, the convention has succeeded year after year to bring anime and gaming funs events such as: a cosplay, anime music videos, two anime theaters, a video game room, panels, discussions, workshops, CCGs, miniature events, RPGs, board games, an auction, extreme geek, Cthulhu, karaoke, an artist alley, contests, free stuff, vendors, and more! Stock full of goodness, with enough events to keep you busy and wanting more- this convention is a family friendly outing for all ages!

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

SoDak Con

Jun 23rd-25th 2017 • Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

Rapid City, SD 57701

SoDak Con is South Dakota’s largest anime and geek convention. We bring everything you could want in a convention and are constantly working hard to bring a unique experience to all of our attendees.

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

All’s Faire

Jun 30th-Jul 2nd 2017 • Thurston County Fairgrounds

Lacey, WA 98503

Live Music and Entertainment, Historical Re-enactments, Games, Crafts, Kids Activites, Dancing, LARP, Boffer battles and demonstations, and much more! Celtic, Renaissance, Steam Punk, Pirates... You’ll find it all here! Music, dance, events and shows of all kinds.

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

Eternal Con

Jul 1st-2nd 2017 • Nassau Coliseum

Uniondale, NY 11553

Eternal Con, The Long Island Comic Con, celebrates its 5th year offering a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages. Dedicated to bringing fans a more intimate convention experience, Eternal Con is the place where you can get up close and personal with your favorite stars and comic book celebrities. We also offer a weekend full of educational seminars so not only do you have so much too look at, but you can learn from accomplished professionals working in their respected fields. Eternal Con is a family friendly and safe place for children of all ages.

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

PopCon

Jul 7th-9th 2017 • Indiana Convention Center

Indianapolis, IN 46225

PopCon was founded to celebrate all aspects of pop culture, rather than just hyper focusing on a specific genre. We have a wide variety of interests – just like our fans – so we created a con to celebrate them all in one awesome weekend!

(http://indypopcon.com/)