The Schedule

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Friday

General

Staff Registration

Friday, 9 AM to Noon
General

General Registration

Friday, Noon to 6 PM
Shopping

Artist Alley

Friday, 1 PM to 6 PM
Shopping

Vendor Hall

Friday, 1 PM to 6 PM
Our host of amazing merchants, check out the full list!
Panel

Pretty, Playful, and Punk Hair Styling

Friday, 2 PM to 3 PM | Selah Barling
How to create faux hawks, top knots, corset braids, and other creative styles. Use of pins, products, hair ties, and ribbons will be covered.
Workshop

Steampunk Arts and Crafts

Friday, 2 PM to 8 PM | Grayce Willard
All supplies will be provided. For all ages!

1) Pirate map $5

Draw your own pirate map to find the treasure!

2) Adventurer's notebook $5

Decorate a simple notebook to record your observations of this new land you've discovered.

3) Bottle necklaces $15

Place gears, keys, crystals, and other emergency gear into a bottle you wear around your neck, just in case you need them.

4) Masks $25

Create a mask specifically for you, to wear at a masquerade, the burlesque show, or for halloween!

5) Earrings $10 - $20 (depending on ear wires used)

Dangle gears and wire from your ears.

6) Leather Bracelet $15

Create a real leather bracelet or arm brace to accentuate your steampunk cosplay.
Materials cost vary, see description.
General

Game Room

Friday, 4 PM to 11:59 PM
Panel

Stan Winston School Of Character

Friday, 4 PM to 5 PM | Bruce Mitchell
Panel

Steampunk 101

Friday, 4 PM to 5 PM | Jeffrey Cook
What is Steampunk? Where did it come from? Why is it called steampunk?
In this panel, we'll talk about the literary and aesthetic roots of steampunk, talk a little about the early works in the genre, a bit about history in general, and the differences between classic steampunk works and the modern explosion in popularity. Bring your questions.
Workshop

Listen! Exploring levels of dance connection and communication.

Friday, 5 PM to 6 PM | Jordan Havlin Swartz
"Mixed levels of dance appropriate. No partner required.
We will work on different levels of connection in order to explore how we communicate in our dance. New to dance? Perfect! Come build your foundation of connection. Been dancing awhile? Even better! Come back to the basics and retune your body to authentic connection to strengthen your dance further. "
Event

MTG

Friday, 6 PM to 11:59 PM
Event

Opening Ceremonies

Friday, 6:30 PM to 7 PM
Event

Time Warp Lounge

Friday, 7 PM to 11:59 PM | Doc Phineas
Join us for cusal evening in the Lounge!
Panel

Game of Wit

Friday, 8 PM to 9 PM | Lord & Lady Towers
Come play this hysterical cooperative game where you and your team use your Wit and Creativity to out think your opponents.
Event

Shake that Brass

Friday, 9 PM to 11 PM
Our annual, all-star burlesque review. Get the details

Saturday

General

General Registration

Saturday, 9 AM to 8 PM
Shopping

Artist Alley

Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM
Workshop

Make a Small Hat

Saturday, 10 AM to Noon | Talitha Roshau
2 hour make and take class learning to convert foam into metal and leather. I have created a design of a small hat using both techniques. It would take ~2 hrs to make. Cost of supplies have yet to be finalized, but should have them soon. I have been in contact with Zeon since last year about putting together a make an take class. *** Each packet will cost $25. It will include everything needed to complete one hat. It will contain: pre-cut pieces of the foam, appropriate glue (2 different types), all paints need, brushes, and access to additional equipment needed to create this hat.
$25 for materials / payable to presenter
Contest

Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, 10 AM to 11:59 PM
Contest

Seamstress Competition

Saturday, 10 AM to 11 AM | Lyssa Chartrand
Shopping

Vendor Hall

Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM
Our host of amazing merchants, check out the full list!
Panel

Victorian Braiding and Updos

Saturday, 10 AM to Noon | Selah Barling
Curious about how to achieve a beautifully groomed style? We will show you how to comb, section, braid, and finish a style that suits you. Updos for various hair lengths will be demonstrated.
General

VIP Meet & Greet

Saturday, 10 AM to 10:45 AM
General

Photo-op Session

Saturday, 11 AM to 11:30 AM
Panel

Readings by Nikki McCormack

Saturday, 11 AM to Noon | Nikki McCormack
Reading from :The Girl and the Clockwork Conspiracy, The Girl and the Clockwork Cat, The Girl and the Clockwork Crossfire
Panel

Salvage

Saturday, 11 AM to Noon | Josh Haazard
The 'Essence of Steampunk' relys heavily in crafting with found and scavanged objects.The goal has always been to help people in expanding their minds and imagination to alternate uses of common items by showing examples and open discussion.
Panel

Airships

Saturday, Noon to 1 PM | Cornelius Vogelgriff
Truth is more amazing than fiction From first balloon flights, to the World's first commercial airline (Hint it was BEFORE airplanes were invented) to the first flight around the world (also not an airplane) to the amazing Zeppelins of war, to the successes and breakthroughs of US airships, to the future-is-now of modern high-tech airships and filling in with a lot of facts and physics to better understand the most noble of flying vessels. The Swiss Skyguard may be recruiting at this panel.
Panel

Defensive Use of the Cane and Walking Stick

Saturday, Noon to 1 PM | Cecil Longino
The Salle Saint-George would like to present a 1 hour hands on workshop covering the defensive use of the cane and walking stick. The workshop will look at the basic posture, movements and modes of attack along with defense. As time permits, the workshop will cover specific techniques advocated by 19th Century fencing masters when a gentle person was compelled to defend themselves from ruffians on the street.
Shopping

Game Room

Saturday, Noon to 11:59 PM
Workshop

Steampunk Arts and Crafts

Saturday, Noon to 6 PM | Grayce Willard
All supplies will be provided. For all ages!

1) Pirate map $5

Draw your own pirate map to find the treasure!

2) Adventurer's notebook $5

Decorate a simple notebook to record your observations of this new land you've discovered.

3) Bottle necklaces $15

Place gears, keys, crystals, and other emergency gear into a bottle you wear around your neck, just in case you need them.

4) Masks $25

Create a mask specifically for you, to wear at a masquerade, the burlesque show, or for halloween!

5) Earrings $10 - $20 (depending on ear wires used)

Dangle gears and wire from your ears.

6) Leather Bracelet $15

Create a real leather bracelet or arm brace to accentuate your steampunk cosplay.
Materials cost vary, see description.
Contest

Tea Duel - Part I

Saturday, Noon to 1 PM | Lord & Lady Towers
Tea Dueling: A way for gentle folks to settle their disagreements. Onlookers are encouraged to cheer on the duelers and participate in their own duel.
Workshop

Victorian Flower Language

Saturday, Noon to 2 PM | Whisper De Corvo
A Rose s a rose...unless its a message. In the Victorian flower language f,lowers all have their own meaning , if you know them you can create stunningly fragrant love letters..or the most beautiful revenge note. We will be going over classic flowers and their meanings so you are equipped to make the most of each petal.
General

Autographs

Saturday, 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Panel

Show, Tell, and Troubleshoot

Saturday, 1 PM to 2 PM | Doc Stone
Come brag and show off your work and get advice on problem solving in a group forum lead by Maker Doc Stone. Do you have a project that you need inspirtion on to make it perfect? This is your panel. Get expert advice and show off your brilliance at the same time.
Panel

Steampunk Literature Today

Saturday, 1 PM to 2 PM | Beverly Stuart
What's Next? This is not going to be "steampunk 101/history of steampunk". (Though we may go there briefly, if the question arises). This panel is for readers who are planning their next foray into steampunk literature. What are some sub-genres of steampunk or steampunk crossover novels? For example, airship pirates, western steampunk (as in the American west), steampunk with zombies, vampires and other dangerous creatures, alternative history (thinking specifically of Cherie Priest's Boneshaker where the Civil War lasts 20 years or Everfair by Nisi Shawl), and multicultural, non-Eurocentric steampunk. If you have favorite recommendations, come prepared to share author names or titles! If you’ve never read a steampunk novel in your life, we’ll have great recommendations for you. All attendees will get a handout, updated from last year.
Panel

Creating Original Retrofuturistic Design

Saturday, 2 PM to 3 PM | Guy Garrison
Creating Original Retrofuturistic Design: Form, Function, and Fabrication Presentation of the timeline of design movements, from the Arts and Crafts movement of the 1850s through the Streamlining branch of Art Deco in the 1930s and discussion of how to integrate those influences in creating original retropunk designs. We'll also discuss modern methods and techniques of construction, and how to use paint and inexpensive materials to simulate the fabrication methods of these historical design movements.
Panel

Penny Farthing 101

Saturday, 2 PM to 3 PM | Lord & Lady Towers
How Not to Do a Header
Panel

Big Projects and Installations - The Group Ethos

Saturday, 3 PM to 4 PM | Patrick Kolanda and Ex Scientia Victoria
How do you take a big vision into the real world realities of gravity, external stresses like wind and mobility, and functional movement? How do you 'let go' and let others in the group have their creative input for a better overall project? Patrick Kolanda leverages his construction management expertise to help convert overwhelmingly large ideas into doable concepts. Ex Scientia Victoria is the group behind the Air Battleship Victoria – tour the battleship after a presentation and Q&A.
Panel

Meet Doc Stone

Saturday, 3 PM to 4 PM | Doc Stone
General

Photo-op Session

Saturday, 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Panel

Queen Victoria's Fantastical Fiction

Saturday, 3 PM to 4 PM | Dean Wells
Victorian Futurism? Gaslamp Fantasy? Steampunk as a genre of speculative fiction has taken many forms over the years. Join writers in a lively discussion about what steampunk is, how it varies, where it comes from, and where it's going.
General

Autographs

Saturday, 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM
Panel

19th Century Fencing Weapons and Techniques

Saturday, 4 PM to 5 PM | Cecil Longino
Salle Saint-George would like to present a 1 hour demonstration and lecture on the art & science of defense, focusing specifically on 19th Century fencing weapons and techniques. We will demonstrate and discuss similarities along with differences between national systems such as French, Italian and Spanish. We will also cover details of the specific fencing weapons used during that time.
Panel

Kinetic Steampunk!

Saturday, 4 PM to 5 PM | Tim Wilbur
An introduction to how to integrate moving elements into your steampunk creations. Discussion of types of mechanical motion, designing parts, and tips for fabricating. Whether its for cosplay, art display or even home decor, learn the basics of gears, pulleys, motors and actuators in order to turn your creations from static into dynamic!
Panel

The Curious Case of Gu

Saturday, 4 PM to 5 PM | David Harmon
Parasitic Monsters from Ancient China Join us for a tale of intrigue, sorcery, and worms as we trace the evolution of the oft-forgotten diagnosis of gu (蠱) syndrome. From its ancient Chinese origins to its modern clinical relevance, we'll discuss this fascinating disease and how to treat it.
Panel

How to Write Time Travel Fiction

Saturday, 6 PM to 7 PM | Esther Mathison
How to Write Time Travel Fiction.” Having done this panel before, the creative description I’ve supplied for schedules is: "Ever wanted to write a time travel story but you were stuck in an infinite loop of procrastination and inspiration? Join time travel authors who can talk about the challenges, the rewards, the theories, and that frustrating moment when you curse your future self because they didn't use their time machine to go back in time and just give you a completed novel."
Panel

Large Prop Design and Fabrication

Saturday, 6 PM to 7 PM | Lord & Lady Towers
Large Prop Design and Fabrication

Sunday

General

General Registration

Sunday, 9 AM to 2 PM
Shopping

Artist Alley

Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM
Workshop

Ribbon Work 101

Sunday, 10 AM to Noon | Whisper De Corvo
Ribbon flowers and Cockades are delightful additions to any outfit, be you a society lady or an Airship captain looking to spruce up their uniform.This workshop walks you through ribbon selection, brief history, and construction of three different flowers and one basic cockade. We will discuss the use of modern materials as well as sources for working in vintage. Samples of differences will be available. All materials included in fee.
$20 for materials / payable to presenter
Contest

Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, 10 AM to 4 PM
Panel

The Heart of Steampunk: The Steam Engine

Sunday, 10 AM to 11 AM | Cornelius Vogelgriff
So how do they really work? And why were they so important? And why don't we use them anymore ? (That's a Trick question) And what will they look like in the future? These questions, and many more will be answered with great slides, working models and a few hands-on demonstrations. We will make understanding the history and physics here truly fun!
Shopping

Vendor Hall

Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM
Our host of amazing merchants, check out the full list!
General

Photo-op Session

Sunday, 10:30 AM to 11 AM
General

Autographs

Sunday, 11 AM to Noon
Panel

Making Steampunk, Using Digital Fabrication Tools

Sunday, 11 AM to Noon | Guy Garrison
Making Steampunk, Using Digital Fabrication Tools Eric Renn and Guy Garrison of the Sodo Makerspace present a short lecture on the use of laser cutters, 3D printers, and CNC milling machines to create a variety of steampunk items, with open discussion about the technology path from ideation to fabrication using open source software, including 3D modeling using Blender, vector path creation in Inkscape, and the conversion of 3D models to 2D cutting patterns using Pepakura Designer. Demonstration of the Shaper Origin portable CNC milling machine.
Event

Murder Mystery

Sunday, 11 AM to 1 PM | Richard Chartrand
A cup of tea, a little something to munch on, and….MURDER!! What could be better?
Join the Steamposium Players as they present Season 2 of Inspector Bucket Investigates: Death On the Docks!
Can you help Scotland Yard’s finest solve the murder? Can you find the fatal flaw in the 6 suspects’ alibis?
Panel

Reading: The Clockwork Millennials

Sunday, 11 AM to Noon | Dean Wells
Dean Wells is author of the ongoing post-steampunk series "The Clockwork Millennials" published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies magazine. He is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Workshop

Sewing Panels: Creating Unique Steampunk Stuff

Sunday, 11 AM to Noon | Lord & Lady Towers
Workshop

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Class

Sunday, 11 AM to Noon | Lacey Lonning
This Tribal Fusion belly dance class is designed for the beginning belly dancer or anyone looking to revisit and practice some basic belly dance essentials. We will start by breaking down belly dance posture. Then we’ll work with some basic footwork and traveling hip locks, upper body isolations, and snake arms. There will be a short yoga and pilates conditioning sequence.
General

Game Room

Sunday, Noon to 5 PM
Workshop

Steampunk Arts and Crafts

Sunday, Noon to 5 PM | Grayce Willard
All supplies will be provided. For all ages!

1) Pirate map $5

Draw your own pirate map to find the treasure!

2) Adventurer's notebook $5

Decorate a simple notebook to record your observations of this new land you've discovered.

3) Bottle necklaces $15

Place gears, keys, crystals, and other emergency gear into a bottle you wear around your neck, just in case you need them.

4) Masks $25

Create a mask specifically for you, to wear at a masquerade, the burlesque show, or for halloween!

5) Earrings $10 - $20 (depending on ear wires used)

Dangle gears and wire from your ears.

6) Leather Bracelet $15

Create a real leather bracelet or arm brace to accentuate your steampunk cosplay.
Materials cost vary, see description.
Contest

Tea Duel - Part II

Sunday, Noon to 1 PM | Lord & Lady Towers
Tea Dueling: A way for gentle folks to settle their disagreements. Onlookers are encouraged to cheer on the duelers and participate in their own duel.
Panel

Alchemy in Today's World

Sunday, 1 PM to 2 PM | Josh Haazard
Alchemy: In today's world, we have plastics, lumber and foam that's readily accessible for costuming. However, in the esthetic of Steampunk, brass, copper and fine, polished wood is always the goal. The goal of this panel has always been to help teach people about what materials are out there, and how best to use them to get the desired result.
Turning plastic into copper, turning lead into gold!
General

Autographs

Sunday, 1 PM to 2:30 PM
Contest

Steamy Bingo

Sunday, 1 PM to 2 PM
Panel

Conquering the Mysteries of Morse Code

Sunday, 2 PM to 3 PM | Cornelius Vogelgriff
This will be both a hands-on and seminar format, to learn about the history of Vale-Code (Vale worked for Morse so who got the credit...?) and the machines used to transmit it. We will get a chance to try hands-on with real vintage Morse-Keys and even learn to type into a computer with them
Contest

Whisker Wars

Sunday, 2 PM to 3 PM | Doc Phineas
Whiskers, beards, mustaches, oh my! This year, we'll have an extra special contest pitting handlebars versus horeshoes, van dykes versus van winkles, and bandholz versus balbos. That's right, its our Whisker War competition!
Panel

Leather Working How To

Sunday, 3 PM to 4 PM | Doc Stone
Get all the info you need to start up as a leather worker. What to buy, where to buy it. What types of tools and leather techniques. This discussion is informative and allows for group discussion. Master leathersmith Doc Stone will share his experience with you in this entertaining and informative discussion.
Workshop

Paper Flowers

Sunday, 3 PM to 5 PM | Whisper De Corvo
Create a small bouquet using book pages, old maps, etc, for a special one of a kind decoration. We'll discuss paper treatments and have templates on hand!
$5-10 for materials / payable to presenter
General

Photo-op Session

Sunday, 3 PM to 3:30 PM
Panel

The Steampunk Aesthetic

Sunday, 3 PM to 4 PM | Guy Garrison
The Steampunk Aesthetic: A Visual Tour of 19th Century Technologies Discussion of how 19th Century materials and fabrication techniques inform the Steampunk Aesthetic, using a photographic presentation of technological evolution on display at the Musee des Arts et Metiers in Paris
General

Autographs

Sunday, 3:30 PM to 4 PM
Panel

Cosplay Character Development

Sunday, 4 PM to 5 PM | Lord & Lady Towers
Do you love steampunk, but have no idea where to start with developing your character? Do you want to create a steampunk persona but feel stuck as to what to do? Come join this panel discussion where the concepts of developing a character will be discussed from function to flair
Panel

Closing Word & Questions

Sunday, 5 PM to 6 PM | Lyssa Chartrand
Q/A for the Main Staff of Steamposium