Dorian’s Parlor

Anyone who has been reading this blog for any length of time knows that I adore west coast Steampunk, particularly the scene that emerges from Seattle. It’s not that I dislike the east coast Steampunk scene, only that I’m not as familiar with it.

One thing that makes me wish I was more familiar with it, however, is Dorian’s Parlor, an event in the heart of Philadelphia, at the Doubletree of City Center. Once a month, this ordinary hotel gets transformed into a wonderland of Steampunk fantasy featuring music, fashion, food and drink.

Dorian’s Parlor draws out the best of east coast Steampunk, from DJs and fashion shows to live performances by bands, dancers and countless other talented artists. There’s also merchants there to sell their wares to an eager audience.

The next Dorian’s Parlor is set for January 22nd from 8 PM to 1 AM. January’s featured guests are Not Waving But Drowning, the Absinthe Minded Professors, and Kristin Costa Fashion.  A $25 dollar ticket at the door includes admission, 1 drink ticket, and Hors D’oeuvres. Dorian’s Parlor is a 21 and over event.

Additional Date Change Date for Nemos Steampunk Art and Invention Gallery Opening Night

Attention East Coast Steampunks!

I recently received word that there has again been a change of date for Nemo’s Steampunk Art and Invention Gallery Opening Night, an event hosted by SteamPuffin and 5 Wits-Patriot Place in Foxboro MA.As of September 19, the date for Nemo’s Steampunk Art and Invention Gallery Opening Night has yet again been changed. The new date is set for Saturday, February 5th, 2011. The Steampunk exhibit will still be OPEN by November 6, 2010 — so you are still welcome to visit the exhibit on November 6.

Same location, same amazing event, just a different date. If you’d like to read all about the event, you can check it out here.

Sorry about all the date changes, folks. Hopefully the February date is the final one.

The Steampunk World’s Fair Photos

Today, I have for you all a collection of photos from the Steampunk World’s Fair which recently took place in Piscataway, New Jersey. As one of the few Steampunk events on the East Coast, I was very excited to call your attention to this outstanding event.

Photos from the event are now up on Flickr, and you can click here to view them. I don’t believe there’s a much better way to get an idea for the event than browsing through some of these. For a full effect, I’d highly recommend clicking the “Slideshow” option in the upper right corner, turning on some Abney Park, and just enjoying the sights. It looks like it was positively wonderful!

Next year’s Steampunk World’s Fair has been announced, The Roaring (18)20’s, so if you enjoyed this year’s or are considering attending the convention in 2011, do be sure to add this to your calendar. You can stay completely up to date on the happenings for next year’s convention through their main website as well as their Facebook page.

Steampunk Bizarre 2010

With the summer rapidly approaching, it seems there is a continual stream of opportunities to spend a weekend among fellow Steampunks. Today’s featured event is the Steampunk Bizarre 2010, “The Experiment” occurring July 9-16th in Hartford, CT.

There is an impressive list of Steampunk artists that will be participating in this exhibit. You can take a look at them by clicking on the poster above. I was very excited about this opportunity because it seems like so little of Steampunk happens on the East Coast, particularly when compared to the West Coast. I’m not really sure why this is, but it does seem to be true. Fortunately, this event does showcase primarily East Coast Steampunk artists, so it is quite likely that you will see something new should you choose to attend.

If you are interested in learning more about this event, you can visit the coordinator, Dr. Grymm, at his blog here.