Steampunk House Tour

For those of you that live out on the East Coast, you are being given the rare opportunity to view Bruce and Melanie Rosebaum’s Steampunk house next month, on the 25th of September. This is all part of the Sharon Historical Society’s tour of six “architecturally significant homes” in the area.

Here’s a breif synopsis of the expanded tour from the Sharon Historical Society’s website:

This year’s tour will feature six architecturally significant homes, including an encore performance of Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum’s amazing “Steampunk House” on Pleasant St. The self-guided tour of these charming private homes affords the opportunity to explore their decorations as well as their wonderful architecture.

Guides will be available to discuss the significant features of each.

This years tour includes a beautiful turn of the century “Newport Bungalow”,
a very early home that is believed to have been on the Underground Railway,
a recently updated 1980s passive solar (“green”) home and two gorgeous lakefront properties.

This tour is an important fund-raiser to benefit The Historical Society so please purchase your tickets early. All funds that are raised will benefit the Society and it’s important programs. We receive no funding from the town or the state.

Tickets are 20 dollars can can be purchased in advance from the Historical Society Museumat  16 high Street, or from Coldwell Banker Real Estate at 3 North Main St. in Post Office Square. On the day of, tickets may be purchased at any of the six homes that will be on the tour. You can learn more about each home by clicking here.

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 http://www.steampuffin.com.

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 & 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 Steampuffin.com 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 http://www.steampuffin.com 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!