If you happen to find yourself in New Jersey this weekend (May 15-17th) and LOVE — or are just fascinated by — the world of steampunk, then head on over to Piscataway for the Steampunk World’s Fair!
Now in its sixth year, the Steampunk World’s Fair allows attendees to traverse back and forth between two hotels (and their respective courtyards) and see the likes of craftspeople, costumers, artists, writers, and drink exotic teas whilst listening to live music, watching circus performers, attending panels or just watching the amazing cosplay from your fellow attendees, the fair welcomes you and promises “a full day of fun!”
According to their press release, must sees include:
- A full lineup of panels including “O Gothic Novel How I Cannot Help But Love Thee”, “Poison Apples and Pretty Witches”, “Field Guide to the Cthulhu Mythos”, “Superhuman: Stories of Houdini” and a trio of bone chilling presentations on Edgar Allan Poe
- Meet International Best Selling Author Gail Carriger (Soulless, Waistcoats & Weaponry and her newest release, The Custard Protocol Book 1)
- The Corsettes Burlesque and Cabaret Troupe
- Quick and the Dead Quick-Draw Competition
- Aerial Acrobat Azkadelia The Mad Hattress
- The Princess Bride Interactive Screening
- Galia’s Slightly Perilous Children’s Wonderland
- HVBRIS Fire Performance Troupe
- Gentleman Badass Professor Donnelly’s Workshops entitled “Kicking Ass in a Corset” and “Shillelagh and Irish Stick Fighting”
- Music from the amazing Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band, the unforgettable This Way to the Egress and the show stopping phenomenon, Steam Powered Giraffe!
HANG ON, The Princess Bride done Rocky Horror-style?! I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THAT!
The fair boasts “over 200 adventures await the stalwart traveler” during the 3-day event…if it sounds like something you’d like to check out, head on over to their official website.
And if you DO happen to make it there this weekend, please take pics and leave them in the comments below!
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