Nemo’s Steampunk Art and Invention Gallery Gala Celebration

It’s finally almost here! Nemo’s Steampunk Art and Invention Gallery Gala Celebration has endured numerous reschedulings, but this upcoming weekend, it’s happening.  Here’s the essentials:

WHERE: 20,000 LEAGUES presented by 5 Wits-Patriot Place
(Located in Patriot Place’s North Plaza, Foxboro MA, adjacent to Gillette Stadium)

WHEN: Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 6:00PM to 11:00PM

COST: FREE if you are wearing a Steampunk costume
(Prize will be given for best ‘Nautilus’ or ‘Nemo’ themed costume)

The Gala will feature Steampunk artists, vendors, and live entertainment alongside 5 Wits new 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea interactive walk-through attraction. The 1000-square-foot Nemo’s Steampunk Art & Invention Gallery will feature museum quality 2D & 3D artwork and inventions from 20 Steampunk artists from across the country and the world. The artwork will be for sale and can also be customized for client’s homes and businesses.  A full list of artists can be seen at

Also, the Gypsy Nomads will be there to perform. If you’ve never heard of them, click here for my interview with them, and then go see them (because they’re awesome).

Steampunk Form and Function

Back in April, I announced the beginning of a contest being hosted by Steampuffin, The Steampunk Form and Function Design Competition. Many, many months later, the winners of the contest have been selected, and their works are now on display at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation in Waltham, MA.

The exhibit opened on October 22, 2010 and runs through May 10th, 2011.  Admission is $5 for the general public and $3 for seniors\students; admission is free for children under six.   The Museum is located at 154 Moody Street in Waltham, MA 02453.  For museum hours more information visit or call 617 893 5410.

For more information on the exhibt, visit the museum’s page on it. And for an outsider’s view of the exhibit and Steampunk in general check out this article from WBUR Boston that has a refreshingly positive outlook.

Nemo’s Steampunk Art and Invention Gallery

UPDATE: The date for this event has changed as of September 19th. The new date is February 5th, 2011. All other information below is still correct.

There’s a very cool event just on the horizon for East Coast Steampunks organized by SteamPuffin, the people who brought you the amazing modifications from ModVic.

Nemo’s Steampunk Art & Invention Gallery Opening Night

20,000 Leagues presented by 5 Wits-Patriot Place (located in Patriot Place’s North Plaza, Foxboro MA, adjacent to Gillette Stadium)

September 18, 2010, from 5:00PM to 12:00 Midnight

Free if you are wearing any Steampunk costume, (Prize for best ‘Nautilus or Nemo themed’ costume)

Steampuffin and 5 Wits-Patriot Place have come to together to show you what kind of technology and art could have been on the Nautilus if Nemo was piloting his famous submarine today. Think of Steampunk as an alternate reality where the Victorian period happened at the same time as the computer or information age – what would have been produced in modern innovations, inventions and gadgetry. In fact, many believe that Jules Verne was really one of first Steampunk thinkers and writers to popularize the genre.

The 1000-square-foot Nemo’s Steampunk Art & Invention Gallery will feature primarily museum quality 3D artwork and inventions from Steampunk artists across the country. The artwork will be for sale and can also be customized for client’s homes and businesses.

As a part of the exhibit and the opening night gala – attendees will also be able to participate free in 20,000 Leagues, a fully immersive interactive walk-through adventure that combines elements of video games, museum exhibits and theme park rides. In 20,000 LEAGUES guests become undersea explorers as they discover and then ultimately race to escape the Nautilus!

There will also be free live entertainment and light refreshments.

If you have any questions or want to find out more – please email Bruce Rosenbaum, or call 781-784-0250

All I can wonder is why the heck this sort of stuff doesn’t happen here in Texas. This would be so awesome to attend! If you happen to go, let me know how it was! 🙂

Steampunk Form & Function Design Competition

Attention all tinkerers, inventors, and Steampunk engineers! Tonight’s event, hot off my stack of Steampunk press releases, is sure to delight your mind and fire up those competitive instincts. Here’s the press release below!

Announcing the launch of and Steampuffin’s 1st Annual Steampunk Form & Function Design Competition.

The competition brings together outstanding Steampunk design innovations, details the design process and promotes the role of the Steampunk designer/craftsman. Along with recycled items, all Steampunk design solutions are primarily built using authentic Victorian (1850s to early 1900s) objects, salvage items, clothing and antiques that incorporate modern technology and have specific functions for modern day, practical uses.

Sponsored by, Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, ModVic, LLC, Steampuffin and Brute Force Studios, the selections in Steampuffin’s Annual Competition represents the best work across the world in creative Steampunk design for housing modern day technology and conveniences, as chosen by a distinguished jury of design peers. All Steampunk design projects will be exhibited at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation in Waltham MA from October 22, 2010 to May 10, 2011.

Please visit to find out more.

Okay, people, if you consider yourself a Steampunk artist, this event is not to be missed. In fact, you would be insane to miss out on the opportunity to rub shoulders with the creators of ModVic and SteamPuffin. The connections you could establish and attention paid to your winning piece would be incredible. Do not pass up this opportunity to have your work recognized by some of Steampunk’s greats!

The deadline for the competition is September 5, 2010, so goggles down and get to work!