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03 October 2011 @ 10:43 am
This week, from October 3rd through the 7th, I invite you all to mosey over to Tor.com for our Steampunk Week and check out the lovely contributions, book reviews & giveaways going on.


Click to start reading on Tor.com

You can check out the full week's worth of goodies on the Steampunk Week Index Page.

Also, for the latest updates for this Week an anything and everything steam-tastic, follow Tor.com Steampunk on Facebook & Twitter.

Please show some love to our contributors & say hello in the comments :D
 
 


It is October have you RSVP for the ball?
RSVP here https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=290590704289606&ref=ts

This October 22nd Welcome the wonder of fall and the coming of All Hallows Eve with the Dorian's Parlor Grand October Ball.
http://www.doriansparlor.com/

Dress to the nines in Dandy, Steampunk, Neo-Victorian, Neo-Vintage, Black Tie, 18 Century, Victorian, ball gowns, and creative attire, and dance the night away.

This is an event worth the travel, as there will be nothing like it elsewhere. Dorian's Parlor is located at the beautiful Doubletree Hotel in Philadelphia right on the corner of Broad and Locust St., 3 blocks south of City Hall. Easily accessible from the Broad Street line and Septa Bus 27 and 32, and a short walk from Suburban Station.

THIS IS A 21+ EVENT

$25 gets you admission, a drink ticket, and Hors D'oeuvres.

Our MC for the evening is the ever dapper G. D. Falksen http://www.gdfalksen.com/.

Prizes well worth over $500 awarded at midnight for the best dressed lady and gentleman.

So close to All Hallows Eve we would be foolish not to have a grand event to welcome the changing of the seasons.

This October we treat you to a very special and rare fashion show by none other then haute couture designer The Baroness Latex http://www.baroness.com. Yes, the very designer whose work you have seen worn by the likes of Lady Gaga and more. The Baroness's designs will be gracing our runway with fashion like you have never seen before.

A spectacular solo performance from the ever talented Alexx Reed of Thou Shalt Not http://www.thoushalt.net/

Dance the night away with the incredible DJ Dave Ghoul http://DaveGhoul.com/.

And that's not all. We have dozens of one of a kind vendors eager to sell you their great wares, preformers yet to be named (we must keep some surprises!), glorious food and drink, and one of the best DJs out there--DJ Dave Ghoul--spinning song after song to keep you dancing the night away. There will be a vintage style photo booth to capture your evening with our talented photographers. We will have a mountain of door prizes and give aways from such places as Wildside Press,Tor books, Retroscope Fashions, Steampunk Tales and many more, all just for you.

From Tor Books we will have debut author Lev AC Rosen entertaining you with readings from his recently released novel "All Men of Genius". Added to our prize baskets for best dressed will be a bevy of wonderful Tor books.

Color portrtaits with Hugh Casey
http://www.hughcasey.com/
Have your photo taken with the classic 1900 back drop and by the skilled photogefer Hugh Casey. But have them in color with a sharp pro camera lenses. Have the joy of having a free min photo shoot at our event and then latter being able to pick what photos you would like to own from the talented Hugh Casey web site http://www.hughcasey.com/ . Document all that effort put in to looking your best with us with Hugh's incredible phototogrfy.

And much, much more yet to be announced!

Sponsored By Circuit Six - http://www.circuitsix.biz/

There is discounted parking in the hotel's garage (cash only).

Dorian’s Parlor is a sensuous spectacle of vintage glamour shining in the heart of Philadelphia. Housed at the Doubtletree Hotel on the Avenue of the Arts, this event is a haven for artists, bohemians, socialites and neo-vintage lovers of all stripes and inclinations. The gorgeous event space housing the party features both a grand ballroom and an outdoor patio for a mix of moods and climates.

Each month, Dorian’s Parlor will showcase the best in night life and artistic entertainment. In addition to inspired DJs, the Dorian’s Parlor events will feature live performances by bands, dancers and countless other talented artists. Be ready to see gorgeous models draped in the finest garments of some of the foremost neo-vintage designers during the fashion shows. And like an exotic bazaar, Dorian’s Parlor will host vendors and craftspeople eager to sell their finest wares to the revelrous crowd.

At random our wonderful ticket booth staff will be giving out prizes and goodies from the following fantastic places:

http://www.steampunktales.com/
http://sweetlibertine.com/
http://www.clockworkcouture.com/
http://www.halloweencostumes.com/
http://www.gildedagerecords.com/
http://steampunkleather.com/
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine
http://www.goodreads.com/series/62171-sherlock-holmes-mystery-magazine
http://www.jlake.com/
http://bethalynnebajema.com/
http://www.manicpanic.com/
http://www.white-wolf.com/
http://www.retroscopefashions.com/
http://www.wildsidepress.com/
http://www.theartofshaving.com/
http://www.trojancondoms.com/
http://www.orbitbooks.net/
http://www.yenpress.com/

Grab bag of Tea
Also to add thanks you to Yogi Organic Tea http://www.yogiproducts.com/ ,Twinings Tea http://www.twiningsusa.com/ , Stash Tea http://www.stashtea.com/ , Teavana http://www.teavana.com/ and Lipton tea http://www.lipton.com/ at the ticket table when you first come in, we will have a grab bag of tea. In the box will be many individually wrapped tea bags of many different tastes and types from these companies for you free to take home with you and enjoy. Please, we ask that you only take one per guest as we would like everyone to be able to enjoy their tea on sunday morning. This will only be available while supplies last.

The door to the parlor is open. Won’t you come in and stay a while?
http://www.doriansparlor.com/
 
 
Current Mood: awakeawake
 
 
07 September 2011 @ 06:47 pm
New England-based steampunk/cyberpunk band Psyche Corporation just put out a new music video. It references a dark and bizarre story of a vigilante serial killer. Hope you enjoy!

 
 
05 September 2011 @ 06:38 pm

Resurrection & Raw Banana Promotions Present:


PROJEKT recording artist



VOLTAIRE


with special guests



This Way to the Egress


&



Hellblinki


PLUS local favorite, Justin Goodrich



When: Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 9:30pm
18+ to enter, 21+ to consume alcohol


Where: Milly'sTavern (map)
500 Commercial St.
Manchester, NH, USA 03101



Ages: This show is 18+. You MUST have proper ID no matter how much older than that you may be.



Other Info: Ticket sales ARE LIMITED! This will be a CHARITY BENEFIT show with a large portion of the proceeds donated to the New Hampshire Humane Society.



Tickets are limited, only $25 and available online at http://bit.ly/voltairetix Get yours NOW!

 
 

Hope all of you have survived the wrath of Irene & enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. We've cleared the branches from our driveway and now the power is back on, and so we're delighted to give everyone an update about Tea & Revelry!

We had to postpone it because of the hurricane, but now we're back and offering additional tickets to cover the increase in demand.

Purchase here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/190298

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You are graciously invited by owners Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum for tea! Includes an exclusive tour from top to bottom of steampunk’s most famous house, plus:

- Lovely high tea presented by Miss Kitty!

- Professional Portrait shots inside the home courtesy of Conjure Photography

- Great prizes offered to our guests donated by Dr. Grymm Laboratories, Red Fork Empire, Big Bear Trading Company, Thee-Gartisan Works and more!

- A chance to win weekend passes TeslaCon in November, the premiere immersive convention featuring special guests Gail Carriger & George Mann.

- Various entertainments galore for the evening.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Rising Phoenix Fund, sponsored by Beyond Victoriana and Button Me Up on Etsy. Started in March 2011 in response to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster, the fund is in support of Shelterbox, an international aid organization specializing in first responder disaster relief. The Rising Phoenix Fund’s goal is to raise $3000 total by the end of our convention season.

About our Sponsors:

ModVic is a company specializing in Victorian Home restoration and steampunk home interior design, owned by Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum. ModVic's mission is to authentically restore historic Victorian homes (1850 – 1910) back to their original beauty and richness while completely modernizing the home’s systems, functional layout and conveniences for families of today. The Rosenbaum’s ModVic home in Sharon, Massachusetts has been featured in countless national and international news shows, magazines, and websites for its unbounded steampunk splendor.

Beyond Victoriana is an award-winning multicultural steampunk blog. The focus of the blog is to highlight the cultural intersection non-Western cultures, underrepresented minorities in Western histories (Asian / Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, First Nation, Hispanic, black / African), and the cultural intersection between the West and the non-West. Beyond Victoriana has been featured on various steampunk, sci-fi, and pop culture websites such as Tor.com, SF Signal, NerdCaliber, Steampunk Magazine, The Steampunk Workshop, COLORLINES, and Racialicious. It has also been featured in the book The Steampunk Bible, edited by Jeff VanderMeer and S.J. Chambers.

Button Me Up on Etsy is an online button specialty store that focuses on Japanese, anime, and fandom buttons, and is run by Morgan Payne, Dillon Payne, and Jess Idres.

Still undecided? Why not check out this clip of the ModVic House on the recent episode of Young, Broke & Beautiful:

Young, Broke & Beautiful "Steampunk Office" web extra from 44 Pictures on Vimeo.




 
 
 

Another great opportunity for donors to the Rising Phoenix Fund, courtesy of the Great New England Steampunk Exhibition!


Abney Park is making their New England premiere at this event and our donors now have a chance at winning FULL WEEKEND PASSES to this convention.


All you have to do is donate to the Rising Phoenix Fund between now and midnight EST on September 9th.  

You can enter in one of two ways: buy any of our three Help Japan buttons (only $2 each) at Button Me Up on Etsy or donate directly to the Rising Phoenix Fund on Shelterbox.

Your information will be automatically entered in our drawing, and the winner will be contacted on September 10th. The winner *must* confirm their acceptance with me within 24-hours, or else another winner will be selected.

In addition for the opportunity to see Abney Park's New England premiere, other guests include:

- Phil & Kaja Foglio of Girl Genius
- Jake von Slatt, maker extraordinaire
- Musical performances by Frenchy & the Punk and Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys and more!
- A full weekend of panels, demonstrations and crafting workshops

Good luck to all of our donors!
 
 
10 August 2011 @ 11:27 pm
 its been a while since i posted but whats better then now 

Who here wants a chance to go to the great new england steampunk exhibition
http://www.thegreatnewenglandsteampunkexhibition.com/index.html

do you want a chance to win 2 free tickets for this convention.

Then subscribe to my youtube channel and
comment on the video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X48J02A3cvY




there will be many guests, me included in the list.
 
 
09 August 2011 @ 03:15 am
RSVP here: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=202744519782416See the bandstand? That's where we'll be.

Time        Saturday, August 13 · 6:00pm - 11:30pm
Location    Parkmand Bandstand @ Boston Common

For its 16th season, The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is performing All’s Well That Ends Well. The sets and costumes appear to have a late Victorian and Edwardian influence, which gave me the idea.

The plan is to get gussied up in our steampunk finery and invade the band stand overlooking the stage. If anybody can provide a folding table or two with tablecloths, that would be ideal. This would be easiest on folks who are parking in the garage beneath the common.

Bring your own chair(s).
Any food or drink you bring would be appreciated.
I also recommend bringing binoculars, opera glasses, or spyglasses, if you want to observe the details of the performance.

Don’t bring anything alcoholic. They have people checking for this. (If you absolutely MUST, be discreet and use your judgment. Stop before your courtesy or decorum is diminished.)

These items aren't necessary, but they would add to the fun, nonetheless:
* Tables (One or two)
* Tablecloths (corresponding to the number of tables)
* Disposable cups (We'd love to see some plastic champagne flutes)
* Apple cider (Something bubbly for said flutes)
* Plasticware (would be nice if you’re bringing something that isn’t hand-eatable)
* Fake candles, candelabras, etc. (No real fire, please.)

The show doesn’t begin until 8PM. I’m listing the event at 6PM so that there will be plenty of time to set up, reserve our areas and seats, chat, and get settled in. The tables will go in the band stand, behind the audio and light booths where they won’t hinder anybody’s view of the stage.

Weekend Rate for The Boston Common Garage:
Enter after 6AM on Saturday and exit by 8 AM the next morning...$11
Directions to garage: http://www.massconvention.?com/bcg_dir.html
 
 
08 August 2011 @ 05:22 am
RSVP here http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=190274404354885

5th year

Ladies and gentlemen, it is time once again for the Annual Time Travel Picnic, the oldest and longest running annual steampunk meet up in the world. As an added bonus, this year's outing will also be a book release celebration for Wildside Press's latest novel release, the steampunk adventure “Blood In The Skies” by G. D. Falksen info here
http://www.gdfalksen.com/b​loodintheskies

The Annual Time Travel Picnic is five years old this year and still going!

Join us Saturday, August 13th, on Governor's Island in New York City for this year's adventure! We will be meeting at 2pm at Pier 101 on the Island, then find a spot to sit, picnic and will enjoy the festivities until closing.
Map : http://www.govisland.com/h​tml/visit/map.shtml

As a added treat we will have author G. D. Falksen http://www.gdfalksen.com/ to talk about his new book “Blood In The Skies” , http://www.gdfalksen.com/b​loodintheskies sign copies, and have some wonderful gifts to give away including signed art prints and various other goodies from Wildside Press http://www.wildsidepress.c​om/ and others .

This is a free event, and you are all welcome to bring a picnic basket if you wish. Dress Steampunk, Victorian, dandy , etc. Just come to have a good time with pals and make some new friends.

The Island's website:
http://www.govisland.com/
Directions to the event:
http://www.govisland.com/h​tml/visit/directions.shtml
The free ferries that run to the island:
http://www.govisland.com/h​tml/visit/directions.shtml

I hope the fact that this event is free will get more of you to come out to enjoy the day.

For photos from past years Time Travel Picnics
http://www.flickr.com/grou​ps/time_travel__picnic/
The LJ where it all started five years ago
http://community.livejourn​al.com/timetravelpicni/pro​file

For the event listing on the islands web site look here
http://www.govisland.com/h​tml/visit/calendar.shtml
"Saturday, August 13th, honor the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War by joining the National Park Service and living historians who will provide family friendly activities, historic weapons demonstrations, music and other programs. Meet the Civil War soldiers and women of Governors Island from the summer of 1863."


RSVP here http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=190274404354885
 
 
Current Mood: awakeawake
 
 

Throughout the summer, I've been doing fundraiser work for Shelterbox and we're rounding off our season of events with a real special one.

Ever wanted to see the inside of the famous ModVic house yourself? You are graciously invited by owners Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum, who present a rare opportunity to visit their home for tea! Includes an exclusive tour from top to bottom of steampunk’s most famous house, plus:

 

- Lovely high tea presented by Miss Kitty!

- Professional Portrait shots inside the home courtesy of Conjure Photography

- Great prizes offered to our guests donated by Dr. Grymm Laboratories,Red Fork Empire, Big Bear Trading Company, Thee-Gartisan Works and more!

- A chance to win weekend passes to the Great New England Steampunk Exhibition in September, which includes special guests Abney Park, Phil & Kaja Foglio, the creators of Girl Genius, maker extraordinaire Jake von Slatt, and to TeslaCon in November, the premiere immersive convention featuring special guests Gail Carriger & George Mann.

- Various entertainments galore for the evening.

 

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Rising Phoenix Fund, sponsored by Beyond Victoriana and Button Me Up on Etsy. Started in March 2011 in response to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster, the fund is in support of Shelterbox, an international aid organization specializing in first responder disaster relief. The Rising Phoenix Fund’s goal is to raise $3000 before September 5th, 2011.


EVENT DATE:
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28TH, 2011
5 PM - 8 PM
The ModVic House in Sharon, Massachusetts (click on links for full address)

Only 20 tickets are available for this exclusive event. Be sure to book your ticket today.

 

BUY TICKETS AT BROWN PAPER TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/190298

RSVP ON THE STEAMPUNK EMPIRE: http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/events/tea-revelry

RSVP ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=227096253994381