Amusements and amazements this weekend at the Steampunk World’s Fair

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Frenchy and the Punk
Frenchy and the Punk

This weekend in Raddison Hotel in Piscataway, New Jersey, performers, presenters, and plain old folks are converging for the Steampunk World’s Fair.  It is reportedly, the largest steampunk event in the world and they pull out all the stops to make it so.

The shows start at 3 p.m. on May 15, 2015 with four performances and a Kaffeeklatch all going simultaneously.  Aerialist Azkadelia : The Mad Hattress will be performing her silken spins over the Raddison’s courtyard.  On the midway Birmingham’s Burlesque beauty, Jezabelle von Jane, will take the Bazaar Stage to tease and please the crowd.

On the Embassy Main Stage, Jeff Mach will be singing songs of gears, giant robots, gears, art, gears, and, of course, chocolate!  In Salon E author Gail Carriger will have a meet and greet with her fans while up the hall in Salon C the band This Way to the Egress will be performing for the delight of their audience and this is just the first hour of the festival’s over stuffed schedule.

Steam Powered Giraffe at Youmacon 2012 in Detroit, Michigan
Steam Powered Giraffe at Youmacon 2012 in Detroit, Michigan

Over the weekend with the Steampunk World’s Fair’s steamy schedule, you can expect fantastic performances from such notables as Frenchy and the Punk, HVBRIS, Smoke & Mirrors Peepshow, The Clockwork DollsEli August and the Abandoned Buildings, Steam Powered Giraffe, and from Paris, France, Mansara!  (Sadly, fellow Parisians Victor Sierra won’t be there but the send their love and an invite to check out their Indiegogo project!)

The schedule is packed with performances (many are repeated so you can catch them on Saturday or Sunday if you can’t make it to the Friday shows!) demonstrations, costume and facial hair competitions, panels, and even an interactive screening of “The Princess Bride“!

So if you can make it out to the Steampunk World’s Fair you will not be disappointed!

For more about National Steampunk Examiner John N. Collins, find him on TwitterInstagram, Youtube, and Facebook.


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