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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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! 🙂