Steampunk Your Summer! Upcoming Conventions and Events
There are tons of Steampunk conventions and festivals all over the world that take place all year round. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and get your tickets early, so here’s a list of things coming up for Summer 2015. If you want to see a handy map, check out the Airship Ambassador events page.
Name: Steam Dream Expo, June 19-21
Description: “This year we are up to 5 stages with live entertainment, numerous panels & workshops and amazing vendors to shop from! That’s not even mentioning the “special activities” both Friday and Saturday night!”
Location: The Olde World Village, Augusta MI
Website: Facebook page
Tickets: $8 if purchased at least a week before the event ($10 at the door). VIP tickets $18. Olde World Village store
Name: Gear Con, July 3-5
Description: 2015 Theme is “Secrets and Lies”
Location: Portland, OR
Tickets: Use discount code “advancereg” for $45 weekend registration through the website listed above
Name: Salt Lake City Steam Fest, July 17-18
Description: “COME JOIN US FOR 2015′S SALT CITY STEAMFEST, THE STEAMPUNK, THE “ERA OF TERROR”. HELP SOLVE MYSTERIES, SEARCH FOR BOUNTIES ON THE ADVENTURE BOARD, JOIN A GUILD OR SECRET SOCIETY, OR ENLIST IN A NEW BRANCH OF THE MILITARY. ADVENTURE AND INTRIGUE ABOUND AT SALT CITY STEAMFEST. JOIN US! INTERESTED IN BEING INVOLVE IN THE IMMERSION PLOT?”
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Tickets: $45-$50 (VIP tickets are already sold out), http://www.saltcitysteamfest.com/attendeeregistration/
Name: The Coldwater Steampunk Festival, Aug 7-8
Description: Once upon a time there was a mad scientist. He created a time machine to travel back in time to somewhere between the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The entire village of Coldwaters was transported to a magical place, and the entire village got steampunked.
Location: Coldwater, Ontario, Canada
Tickets: Free admission (donations welcome)
Name: Steampunk Doncaster, July 4
Description: This year’s theme is “Alice and Wonderland”. List of events
Location: Doncaster, England
Tickets: 5 GBP for all access. Kids under 12 are free. All tickets are sold at the door
Name: Steampunk Surrey, Aug 22-23
Description: 5th annual festival, “A full weekend of British Steampunk eccentricity”
Location: New Malden, UK
Tickets: 13 GBP for 1 day pass, 19 GBP for the full weekend. Get your tickets here
Name: Weekend at the Asylum, Aug 28-30
Description: “eekend at the Asylum is the largest and longest running steampunk festival in the World and attracts participants from around the globe. For four glorious days the historic streets of Lincoln are thronged with thousands of splendidly dressed steampunks enjoying a festival which strives to combine art, literature, music, fashion, comedy and simple good fun. Where else can you find a regency masonic lodge, a Victorian university and a medieval castle as the venues for a retro-futurist extravaganza?”
Location: Lincoln, UK
Tickets: Single day wristband (adult) 13 GBP, Weekend wristband 35 GBP. There are many additional events that carry their own fees, but most of them are already sold out so act fast! Buy tickets here.
Did I miss anything? Have you ever been to one of these events? What did you think? Please leave a comment below!