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Thursday, May 14
 

10:00pm

Stories & S'Mores
Coming in early? Want a little more SPWF? Want to bond with other earlygoers – a motley mixture of travelers from afar, performers, excited new people, those who love this show, and maybe even some of the event organizers? Join us as we gather ’round a campfire in the hotel courtyard, make S’Mores, and tell stories, just like they did in Victorian times.

Tickets are $15. You can get tickets over at our ticket page.http://steampunkworldsfair.com/tickets/


Thursday May 14, 2015 10:00pm - Friday May 15, 2015 12:00am
Courtyard Radisson
 
Friday, May 15
 

3:00pm

Azkadelia: The Mad Hattress
Azkadelia aka The Mad Hattress is an Aerial Acrobat specializing in Aerial Silks, she loves to bring themed and unthemed shows alike to her events with some chaos and fun all mixed in.

Performers
avatar for Azkadelia Hattress

Azkadelia Hattress

Aerialist, Azkadelia : The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be returning to this years Wicked Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever... Read More →



Friday May 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Courtyard Radisson

3:00pm

Jezabelle von Jane
A heavy-weight prize fighter in the art of seduction and has a talent for the tease. With her dirty mouth and her naughty demeanor, she’ll steal a clean get away with your heart. Crowned 2014 Fetish Fare named Jezabelle “The Last Goddess in Carnet” and Birmingham Free Press named her “Birmingham’s Burlesque Queen”. Meet the The Electric Jezabelle Von Jane.

Performers


Friday May 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

3:00pm

Jeff Mach Himself
The man, himself – Don’t miss Jeff Mach’s performances this year at the Steampunk World’s Fair!

Did you know that he was actually writing songs well before he ever put on events – since he was 13. While working on the first Steampunk World’s Fair, he decided to create the world’s first Steampunk rock opera. That project became “Absinthe Heroes”, written by Jeff Mach Himself, and scored by the brilliant Psyche Corporation. He’s been writing Steampunk songs ever since, and he wanted to start sharing them with the world.

His songs are sometimes dark and sometimes funny, and sometimes both. They tend to deal with subjects which are, he thinks, universal: persistence, giant robots, struggle, chocolate, art, gears, more gears, and other gears.

Performers
avatar for Jeff Mach

Jeff Mach

Owner, Jeff Mach Events
Jeff Mach has, for several years, been specifically noted by Wikipedia itself as as “may not be notable enough to be on Wikipedia.”



Friday May 15, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

3:00pm

Kaffeeklatch with Gail Carriger
Come forth and natter with us! Join our Author Guest Of Honor for coffee and conversation in this lovely informal gathering. Come on in and let’s talk!

Presenters


Friday May 15, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Salon E Radisson

3:00pm

This Way to the Egress Listening Party

Friday May 15, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Salon C Radisson

3:30pm

The Velocitators
The Velocitators are an anti-folk, aggressive acoustic band that draws inspiration from the realm of absurdity. Singing about their airship, death, the Romulans, blasphemy, cows, and murder, they embrace themes that the decent find abhorrent.

Performers
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Dubious

Dubious is a rigger and rope top from the NY area known for losing himself in slow scenes and tying in a connected and sensual style.



Friday May 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

3:30pm

The World of Wyck
If the picture doesn’t give you some idea as to what kind of madcap, epic awesomesauce Wyck is… we’re not sure there’s much else we could tell you to prepare you. Okay, perhaps we could tell you that he does his own stunts, has been known to staple things to his body for a laugh (or money… or both), is a “human block head”, and has been described as being a “devilishly odd performer”.

Performers


Friday May 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Midway Grand Tent Midway

4:00pm

Escape the Clouds: Performance
Escape the Clouds performs a set of his narrative world/industrial music from across his three released albums and his upcoming fourth album.

A female “Jack” the Ripper. Horny hitmen. Vengeful airship pirates. The devil himself. These are just some of the memorable characters that populate the vivid lyrics and soundscapes of MarkRossmore’s dark, narrative songs. Performing as Escape the Clouds, this Pensacola-basedsteampunk solo artist twists together influences from world, industrial, and electronic music into an altogether new palette of sounds and rhythms.

An author as well, his work includes nearly fifty fiction and non-fiction writing pieces in print. To compliment his songs, he’s also produced multiple original music videos entirely on his own, writing, filming, and editing them all from start to finish. A private pilot and aviation aficionado, his creations are largely inspired by the beauty of flight.

Mark’s work has been nominated four times for Steampunk Chronicle’s Reader’s Choice Awards, and he’s had the pleasure of being a panelist at Atlanta’s Dragon Con several years in a row. To help share the work of steampunk musicians around the world, he also founded steampunk music community site Steampunk-Music.com.

His music, videos, and writing work are available at http://www.EscapeTheClouds.com .

Performers

Friday May 15, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

4:30pm

Azkadelia: Aerial Demo
Aerial Virgin Demos for Aerial Silk first timers only. The demo is 30 minutes long and will consist of basic verbiage, a basic climb and a few fun pretty tricks that are awesome photo ops and a great taste of what aerials are like. The demo is $15 per person and each time slot has a 3 person max. You must be 18 or older. Feel free to email me to book a time slot at madhattress10x6@gmail.com with the subject Aerial Virgin Demo.

Performers
avatar for Azkadelia Hattress

Azkadelia Hattress

Aerialist, Azkadelia : The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be returning to this years Wicked Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever... Read More →



Friday May 15, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Courtyard Radisson

4:30pm

Jezabelle von Jane
A heavy-weight prize fighter in the art of seduction and has a talent for the tease. With her dirty mouth and her naughty demeanor, she’ll steal a clean get away with your heart. Crowned 2014 Fetish Fare named Jezabelle “The Last Goddess in Carnet” and Birmingham Free Press named her “Birmingham’s Burlesque Queen”. Meet the The Electric Jezabelle Von Jane.

Performers


Friday May 15, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Atrium Embassy

4:30pm

William Shakespeare's Star Wars
What if Star Wars was a Shakespearean play? Well, now it is. Our little band of rogues and malcontents masquerading as gentlemen will be reading to you excerpts guaranteed to amuse, entertain, and create some laughs.


Friday May 15, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

4:30pm

Steampunk Poetry and Steampunk Prose
New England Art Mercenary, Brett Kelley, will perform, present, discuss and explore Steampunk Art in the form of spoken word and slam poetry.

Presenters


Friday May 15, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Salon E Radisson

5:00pm

The Nightshade Society Opening Ceremonies: Overture
Valentine Wolfe will darken the lamps, draw the shades, and give you the briefest glimpse beyond the veil of the Nightshade Society. Something wicked? Indeed. Join us in our parlor as we guide you into the dark side of Steampunk. You may never get back in a dirigible again.

Performers
avatar for Valentine Wolfe

Valentine Wolfe

Valentine Wolfe are Purveyors, Performers, and Composers of the finest Macabre Melodies for Voice, Double Bass, and Electronics. Proudly providing elegant decadence for Living, Dead, and Otherwise, since 2006.



Friday May 15, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Salon D Radisson

5:00pm

Frenchy and the Punk
Imagine Siouxsie Sioux and Dee Dee Ramone had a duo that was inspired by Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf, Toulouse Lautrec and Deepak Chopra, this is what it might sound like. A pixie spirited flexitarian band of tree hugging, gothic, folky, Steam Punks by way of Paris and New York. Doused in red wine, kale and granola, raised on punk rock and ballet, eclectic and uplifting…fun with a capital F!

The product of a 1998 office romance, the two left their temp jobs, traveled as a solo musician (him) and artist (her) selling their wares until 2005 when, Stephenson, the sultry French born singer jumped onstage and joined, Helland, the fiery punk rock guitarist from the golden days of the hardcore scene, and Frenchy and the Punk was born.

Along the way they became the “jewel of the steampunk scene” and were named one of the “Top 25 duos in America” by Yahoo music. The unlikely pairing has since released 6 full-length CDs, produced a live concert DVD and have performed all across the U.S. and in Europe. Their show is a carnival of two that will take you from the Moulin Rouge to CBGBs and back again. A rollicking flapper folk punk steampunk cabaret with Taiko meets Rio de Janeiro pounding drum instrumentals.

Performers
avatar for Frenchy and the Punk

Frenchy and the Punk

Imagine Django Reinhardt, the Dresden Dolls, Johnny Ramone, Siouxsie Sioux and Edith Piaf jamming together at an event hosted by Deepak Chopra and Toulouse Lautrec. This is what it might sound like. A sultry French-born singer, percussionist and a fiery punk rock guitarist from the golden days of the hardcore scene formed Frenchy and the Punk in 2005. Their show is a carnival of two that will take you from Paris to CBGBs and back again. A... Read More →



Friday May 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

5:00pm

Lenino
Lenino is a storyteller, pianist, singer, songwriter. For the past year he has been working on his first collection of songs, a series of episodes where characters face their fears facetiously. Lenino is currently performing this collection along with stories of his life to tie them together. The show is a mix of comedy, music and animated quirkiness, that combines his background in theatre, science and psychology into a clever journey into the Rabbit Candy Jar.

Performers


Friday May 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

5:00pm

Mansara
Hailing from Paris, France: Mansara comes from another 19th century, where racism is a strange and shocking idea studied in the History of Parallel Universes. Gender equality was acquired a long time ago.

But it is not paradise at all. Arms are selling like hotcakes and everyone makes their own laws and the sheriff doesn’t know which way to turn! You can be hanged for witchcraft or misuse of time travel!

Mansara from a Steampunk World. In fact, “Steampunk World” will be the name of her next album that will be in English. An album in which she tells us part of her life when love, betrayal and resurrection are mingled. She will present this album exclusively for the first time at the Steampunk World’s Fair in 2015!

Performers


Friday May 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Midway Grand Tent Midway

5:00pm

Contraptions: The (Rube) Goldberg Variations
This session includes bizarre Victorian inventions which were patented, manufactured and marketed but never quite caught on. These are the ‘pocket fisherman’ and ‘shake weight’ of their day.

Mark P. Donnelly is a multi-award winning Author, Historian, Screenwriter, and Television Producer as well as internationally renowned Duelist, Swashbuckler, and constant gentleman.

Professionally, M. P. Donnelly has scripted and/or produced nearly 200 hours of historical documentary television for Discovery Channel, History Channel, BBC, PBS, National Geographic, and numerous European networks.

He is also the author or co-author of twenty non-fiction books on a wide variety of historical subjects. He is also inordinately fond of Port and would be happy to recount anything he has learned if you happen to have a fine bottle to share.

Presenters
avatar for Mark P. Donnelly

Mark P. Donnelly

Canes Enable
Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.



Friday May 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Salon C Radisson

5:00pm

Steam Powered Giraffe Photo Op Session


Friday May 15, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Centennial Room Embassy

5:00pm

Foam Brain Game Room
Come play a variety of games in the FoamBrain Game Room!

Merchants
avatar for Foam Brain Games

Foam Brain Games

Foam Brain Games
Purveyors of board games, card games, RPGs, dice and more! | Foam Brain Games also runs the Game Room!



Friday May 15, 2015 5:00pm - Saturday May 16, 2015 12:00am
Boardroom A Radisson

5:30pm

Azkadelia: Aerial Demo
Aerial Virgin Demos for Aerial Silk first timers only. The demo is 30 minutes long and will consist of basic verbiage, a basic climb and a few fun pretty tricks that are awesome photo ops and a great taste of what aerials are like. The demo is $15 per person and each time slot has a 3 person max. You must be 18 or older. Feel free to email me to book a time slot at madhattress10x6@gmail.com with the subject Aerial Virgin Demo.

Performers
avatar for Azkadelia Hattress

Azkadelia Hattress

Aerialist, Azkadelia : The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be returning to this years Wicked Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever... Read More →



Friday May 15, 2015 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Courtyard Radisson

6:00pm

Captain Zorikh
Captain Zorikh, the multi-talented aritst, writer, filmmaker, grappler, swordfighter, and musical entertainer, makes his Steampunk World’s Fair debut with his unique brand of time-traveling bardicism. His comedic musical takes on sci-fi, fantasy, religion, and human behavior have cracked up The Wicked Faire, I-Con, the Big Apple Convention, YouTube, and the NYC subways for years.
He also threatens to defend his storytelling championship at the Munchausen Society charity storytelling competition. Don’t miss all the excitement!

Performers


Friday May 15, 2015 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

6:00pm

Jezabelle von Jane
A heavy-weight prize fighter in the art of seduction and has a talent for the tease. With her dirty mouth and her naughty demeanor, she’ll steal a clean get away with your heart. Crowned 2014 Fetish Fare named Jezabelle “The Last Goddess in Carnet” and Birmingham Free Press named her “Birmingham’s Burlesque Queen”. Meet the The Electric Jezabelle Von Jane.

Performers


Friday May 15, 2015 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Courtyard Radisson

6:00pm

Young Folk's Tea Party
Bring your best manners to take tea with Miss Galia. Shw will explain to you the proper way to pour tea and how to drink it like a lady or gentleman or possibly octopus. Decaffeinated beverages and biscuits will be served. Giant top-hats not required.
Stuffed Animals Welcome (parents can be your stuffed animals).  No Grown-Ups Allowed (grown-ups are allowed if they are pretending to not be grown-ups).Bring your best manners to take tea with Miss Galia and Lt. Moxy. They will explain to you the proper way to pour tea and how to drink it like a lady or gentleman or possibly octopus. Decaffeinated beverages and biscuits will be served. Giant top-hats not required.


Friday May 15, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Boardroom C Radisson

6:00pm

The Victorian Asylum
The Victorian mental asylum is an institution that continues to capture the imagination. If the book you are reading or the show you are watching is set in one, the ambiance and atmosphere are immediately established. However, these were real places, occupied by real people; not simply literary tropes.

Why did they come into existence? What did the people who operated them think they would accomplish, and how? Who went there, and what did they do while there? Why did the asylums look the way they did? And, can we learn anything from them of use today?

Professor Verdigris Wetware, MS, MD, the Medical Superintendent of the Mechanicsburg Asylum will take you on a tour of the idea that was the Asylum; and also, for your added fascination, will demonstrate a small collection of generally harmless electrotherapeutic devices.



Friday May 15, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Salon D Radisson

6:00pm

Steampunk Chocolate Tasting
Nikki Woolfolk was professionally trained in New York City and Vancouver. Her Tasting Event/Workshop on “Chocolate – From Bean to Bar” includes the history of chocolate, the current politics of the bean and how it has been on-going since Victorian age, and How to Taste Chocolate (which resembles a Wine Tasting!) with Sight, Smell, Sound, Taste and Touch. There will, of course, be splendid chocolate for all within this VERY limited-seating event! What makes Ms. Woolfolk’s chocolate company “LeBeau Chocolates & Confections” unique is that it pairs the mundane to the exotic with high end chocolate in ways that delight the eyes and satisfy the taste buds. Chef Alex LeBeau is a fictional Chocolatier who lives in Honfleur, a parish in Louisiana that does not exist in an era that never came to fruition. What is real is the chocolates and confections.

Presenters


Friday May 15, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Salon E Radisson

6:30pm

Fundamentals of Medieval Sword & Buckler: Private Lessons
Limited Capacity seats available

Private lessons will involve pre-registration for small group classes so that we can address material that cannot be covered with a group of 100-200. There is a per person registration fee for each participant. Limited to 20 participants at $25/hour/person

Presenters


Friday May 15, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Courtyard Piste Radisson

6:30pm

Olya Viglione
Eager to win the struggle over society’s dictates of conformity, Olya began to discover her ‘true’ self through music, expressing her deepest feelings and sacramental ideas. Binding her reality with the worlds of Kafka, Sartre, Auster, and Dostoevsky, and musically inspired by the evocative stylings of Bowie, Queen, T. Rex, and Radiohead.

Performers


Friday May 15, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Midway Grand Tent Midway

6:30pm

Professor Gall
Tincture of Junkyard Folk and Steampunk Jazz. Professor Gall seeks to uncover the contradictions of an ambiguous and native-less society, “dreaming the existentialists’ dream”, while at the same time pleading for individualism, peace, and more fun at funerals.

Performers


Friday May 15, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

6:30pm

SESSION CANCELLED - Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band
BLAME IT ON THE TRAFFIC!!  ENSMB will miss this session - catch them later during SPWF!!!

The Steampunk World’s Fair is over the moon to announce the return of Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band!

Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band is not so much a band, per se, as a musical force of nature. They are a volcanic eruption of amazing sonic and rhythmic fantasmagoria. The marching band was one of the glories of 19th century; there’s a reason why, in an age of amplifiers and electronics, modern parades still have this 200-year-old concept as their centerpiece. Imagine all the glory of a gorgeously-uniformed precision brass-and-thunder orchestra. Then imagine it marching. Then imagine it being transported inside a Steampunk festival. Then imagine it them being manic music virtuousos and circuspunks, and then imagine them playing a cover of “Sexy Back” by Justin Timberlake, in an impromptu jam session outside of a hotel. Actually, you don’t have to imagine it – they did it at World’s Fair I!

Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band combines the rich musical history of the circus and the vagabond peoples of Europe with the raw energy of avant-garde jazz, the burning heat of funk and the irreverence and fun of today’s Vaudeville for a sound that is somehow familiar yet like no other. Label them anyway you like! Call them avant world fusion, call them experimental big band, call them gypsy steamfunk, call them circus noise! They may be tough to sum up, but it’s easy to tell you they’ll show you a good time and they’ll get a crowd dancing!

Formed from the most talented deadbeats and drifters that could be rounded up, this group of raucous and rambunctious musicians will honk, wail, blow, beat, bounce, scream and serenade their way into your hearts. Playing anything that won’t break from vigorous use; their instrumentation is a unique blend of brass, winds, violin, accordion and an eclectic rhythm section.

ENSMB has performed at events ranging from HONK! Fest (in Somerville MA, Seattle WA and Austin TX), Outside the Box Festival, Boston Summer Arts Weekend, Salem Jazz & Soul Festival, and the Steampunk World’s Fair. They often can be found collaborating with the Boston Circus Guild, as well as frequently sharing bills with a talented network of bands from the robust Boston music scene. In addition to festivals and unorthodox appearances, the band can also be found performing at venues all across the Boston area, including The Sinclair, Brighton Music Hall, Johnny D’s, OBERON, The Middle East, TT the Bear’s, Church, Lizard Lounge and Club Passim, as well as performing at Steampunk events all over the Northeast.



Friday May 15, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

6:30pm

Edison’s Bright Idea
Everyone knows that Edison invented the light bulb… except that he didn’t. But if he didn’t, then who did and how is Edison remembered by history as the man who deserves the credit? This presentation is based on material from my book Inventors and Impostors: a sordid history of innovation and imitation which will enjoy its world debut release at SPWF.

Presenters
avatar for Mark P. Donnelly

Mark P. Donnelly

Canes Enable
Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.



Friday May 15, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Salon C Radisson

7:00pm

Kids' Concert
Come sing with friends and some SPWF performers.  We're expecting Holly Brewer of HUMANWINE, and Matt DeBlass, and who knows who else!  Come kumbaya!


Friday May 15, 2015 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Boardroom C Radisson

7:00pm

What Big Teeth You Have – The Darker Side of Fairy Tales
Delving into the monsters and brutality lurking within the pages of fairy tales and folklore, and presented by renowned artist Abigail Larson, this panel will dig well past the depths of children’s bedtime stories and into the fears that shaped these cautionary tales.

Presenters


Friday May 15, 2015 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Salon D Radisson

7:00pm

The Midnyght Mysfitz
Join the adventurous spirits of the MidNyght MisFytz, a Tribe of merry mischievous gyspy nomads as they dance, sing, spin poi, and play. Providing provocative performances featuring exploitations of the explorations inside the imaginations of these chaotic castawayz, venture along, sing along, play along with these punky pirates of funk….



Friday May 15, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Atrium Embassy

7:30pm

Green Carnation Society Meetup
Since the time of ancient Rome, as in 19th Century England, the color green indicated homosexuality. Victorian gay men would wear green carnations on their lapel as an early symbol, which was popularized by the author Oscar Wilde. The Green Carnation Society is an informal gathering of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Friends at the Steampunk World's Fair.
Please join us to meet each other, talk, and share some drinks if that is your thing.

Moderators

Friday May 15, 2015 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Courtyard Patio Radisson

7:30pm

Azkadelia: The Mad Hattress
Azkadelia aka The Mad Hattress is an Aerial Acrobat specializing in Aerial Silks, she loves to bring themed and unthemed shows alike to her events with some chaos and fun all mixed in.

Performers
avatar for Azkadelia Hattress

Azkadelia Hattress

Aerialist, Azkadelia : The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be returning to this years Wicked Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever... Read More →



Friday May 15, 2015 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Courtyard Radisson

7:30pm

Christopher the Witch Doctor
Come see bizarre feats of mental and spiritual energies with Christopher the Witch Doctor, and his partner Krystal the Indestructible Girl! Thought reading, side-show stunts, energy manipulation, body control and more! They will redefine what you thought was possible for a person to do.



Friday May 15, 2015 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

8:00pm

Roasting Marshmallows and Creepy Ghost Stories!
Sit around our campfire as we tell ghost tales to chill your very marrow! After we figure out what a marrow is. Victorian children loved to sit around telling tales of excitement and fear. Except for the ones who had Netflix

Friday May 15, 2015 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Courtyard Patio Radisson

8:00pm

Edgar Allan Poe and 19th Century Pseudoscience
Presented by Chris Semtner of the Poe Museum, this panel will present an open discussion regarding the Master of Horror and the influences of science and pseudoscience as understood in the 19th century.

Presenters


Friday May 15, 2015 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Salon D Radisson

8:00pm

Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings
Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings create Antebellum Anthems and Bygone Ballads. The music is bursting with life, emotion and an energy that fills the room. They’ll get your toes tapping and your arms aching to be wrapped around the one you miss most.



Friday May 15, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

8:00pm

Book Launch– Inventors and Impostors: a sordid history of Innovation and Imitation
Official book launch of Inventors and Impostors as well as Book signing of any of Professor Donnelly’s other available 23 titles currently in print.

Presenters
avatar for Mark P. Donnelly

Mark P. Donnelly

Canes Enable
Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.



Friday May 15, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Courtyard Piste Radisson

8:00pm

The World of Wyck
If the picture doesn’t give you some idea as to what kind of madcap, epic awesomesauce Wyck is… we’re not sure there’s much else we could tell you to prepare you. Okay, perhaps we could tell you that he does his own stunts, has been known to staple things to his body for a laugh (or money… or both), is a “human block head”, and has been described as being a “devilishly odd performer”.

Performers


Friday May 15, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

8:00pm

Dinner With Steam Powered Giraffe
Steam Powered Giraffe have taken the Steampunk world by storm, if storms were made of brilliant performers portraying fascinating robots and singing songs which stick in your head in just the right ways. Meet the Giraffes themselves at a wonderful dinner! Meet like-minded souls! Drink lots of tea, assuming you like tea!
SOLD OUT 



Friday May 15, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Fusions Restaurant Radisson

8:00pm

Warren Bobrow: The Magic of the Apothecary
Would you like to enjoy generous helpings of brilliant specialty Steampunk cocktails, with a wide selection of precious liquors?  No one will leave thirsty from this edifying workshop taught by master mixologist and author Warren Bobrow. Due to limited quantities of books and supplies, SEATING IS LIMITED - we only have 30 seats!  The price per ticket is $40 presale and $60 at the door. (Tickets available very soon).Included is a choice of one of Warren's books: Either "Apothecary Cocktails" or "Bitters & Shrub Syrup Cocktails", drinks mixed by Warren Bobrow, a sampling of other premium alcohol including absinthe, and a fantastic door prize or two! You won't want to miss this spirited event!

When you were sick in the years before refrigeration and socialized medicine what did you do? Well, people didn’t live very long. The water was poisonous, food was poisonous and there were no doctors to speak of. Join Warren Bobrow for a fascinating presentation on healing tonics, bitters and fabulous Bar Hill gin from Vermont- distilled from Raw Honey. Raw honey has powerful antioxidant qualities. He will produce a healing “gin and juice” with bitters added for good measure. the juice shall be freshly squeezed orange juice

Also, and as important, rum (from Busted Barrel/Jersey Artisan Distilling in Fairfield, NJ) was also known to the sailor as “Courage” Rum helped a sailor wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night. When combined with herbal elixirs and bitters along with handcrafted tonics and syrups- rum supersedes the ‘cheap-booze cruise’ statement and becomes something quite elegant and…healing!

Warren Bobrow, author of Apothecary Cocktails and Whiskey Cocktails, and over three hundred articles on food, wine, and cocktail mixology, is hugely knowledgeable in the world of cocktails. In addition to his popular blog, The Cocktail Whisperer, he writes for the Williams-Sonoma blog, Foodista.com, Voda magazine, Saveur, Serious Eats, The Beverage Journal and Beverage News and Edible New Jersey. Warren has taught social media and food writing at the New School in NY as well as the Institute for Culinary Education. He is a Ministry of Rum judge and was the only journalist from the USA asked to participate in Fete de la Gastronomie 2012 in Paris. Copies of his books will be available for sale.


Would you like to enjoy generous helpings of brilliant specialty Steampunk cocktails, with a wide selection of precious liquors?  No one will leave thirsty from this edifying workshop taught by master mixicologist and author Warren Bobrow. Due to limited quantities of books and supplies, SEATING IS LIMITED - we only have 30 seats!  The price per ticket is $40 presale and $60 at the door. Included is a choice of one of Warren's books: Either "Apothecary Cocktails" or "Bitters & Shrub Syrup Cocktails", drinks mixed by Warren Bobrow, a sampling of other premium alcohol including absinthe, and a fantastic door prize or two! You won't want to miss this spirited event!


Friday May 15, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Salon E Radisson

8:00pm

The Unbirthday Party
It’s The Steampunk World’s Fair’s fifth anniversary, and that means we could have thrown a birthday party…

…but to be honest, an Unbirthday Party sounded like ever so much more fun. Come join the pleasant madness as we celebrate with exclusive performances, your very own VIP-Only souvenir Distinguished Steampunk Chocolate Mustaches to eat here or take home with you – or simply to show off to those unfortunates who foolishly did NOT get VIP tickets.

We’ll have a mad hatter or two, some of our favorite artisans selling their wares, and no birthday cake whatsoever. (There is, however, a table full of Invisible Inedible Incredible Birthday Cake, indicated by a handsome sign, and you can take pictures with it! Be the envy of all of your friends, who will wish that they were here so that they, too, could eat no cake and then proudly bring home photographic evidence thereof!)

This includes a premium performance by Steampunk magician Nelson Lugo – his ONLY Steampunk World’s Fair appearance. You can ONLY see him with your VIP tickets!

We’re all a little mad here…well, some are madder than others. With Nelson Lugo, Steampunk Magician, EXCLUSIVELY at our Unbirthday Party

Nelson Lugo
– is a Magician, Sideshow Artist, and Batman enthusiast. He was featured by TimeOut NY as a New York Entertainer to watch and co-hosts a popular podcast called “The EPIC PIEcast” for NerdyShow.com. He’s been a guest speaker for The Sunday Assembly NYC, a guest singer for the BTK Band, a storyteller at Adam Wade’s Whatever Happened to the Nerds, and was featured on the Story Collider podcast twice. His solo show called, “Gathering the Magic” that combines slice-of-life storytelling with sophisticated stage magic is currently touring cities across the U.S.

Mutated Soulz: Mutated Soulz FX is a unique experience to anyone willing to witness their brand of entertainment. Living marionettes, remote controlled humans, dance routines, and sideshow acts are just a few of the many wondrous talents offered by this one of a kind performance group from Reading Pennsylvania.

Plus, you’ve a chance to mingle with other wonderful and slightly deranged people, only some of whom are performers.

Remember, the shows at this event will NOT be repeated – only VIPs and Luminaries will see them! Come in and be part of our celebration!

And!

A Raffle for two tickets to attend RuffleCon in Stamford, CT on October 2-4, 2015!!!



Friday May 15, 2015 8:00pm - Saturday May 16, 2015 12:00am
Midway Grand Tent Midway

9:00pm

Travis Love Benson
Frequency and passion infused. Marinating traditional folk and acoustic soul. Compelling humanity through quaint tales of all that life has offered. Travis Love will take you on an adventure through both music and storytelling that may involve love, war, and the month of May!

Performers


Friday May 15, 2015 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Atrium Embassy

9:00pm

Christopher the Witch Doctor
Come see bizarre feats of mental and spiritual energies with Christopher the Witch Doctor, and his partner Krystal the Indestructible Girl! Thought reading, side-show stunts, energy manipulation, body control and more! They will redefine what you thought was possible for a person to do.



Friday May 15, 2015 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Courtyard Radisson

9:00pm

Freakshow
Sinister stories and hellish historical accounts of freaks, fakirs, illusionists, snake oil salesmen and all matters odd. Modern day practitioners of the art of the circus sideshow “Karnevil” will guide you through the crowded tents of yesteryear, full of mummies, spinsters, six legged men and other circus freaks! Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.

Presenters
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Karnevil

Circus Sideshow, Karnevil
Not just a sideshow, more than mere magicians, surely not as simple as a circus, Karnevil blends all the classic methods of entertainment with a cutting edge and sinister twist. No audience member has ever left our company unmoved, you may be startled, you will be disturbed, you will definitely be aroused! Come, we have such sights to show you..



Friday May 15, 2015 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Salon D Radisson

9:00pm

Conventioning on a Budget
Do you want to go to more cons? Are there tumbleweeds rolling through your bank account? Author of the up and coming ebook – Concraze: How to Convention on a Budget will teach you how to get more bang for your buck at conventions!

I will present a sample of how much the average person spends on cons, then break down the major costs (Food, Travel, Hotel, Cosplay ect.) and show ways to reduce these costs, ending with an edited budget of how much a person could save using the tips (50%)

Katherine Russell AKA Broken Mirror Cosplay has been attending conventions since 2006 and over the years she figured out ways to get around spending hundreds on this expensive hobby. Thus the book “ConCraze- How to Convention on a Budget” was born! She also runs a kigurumi shop on the side.

Presenters


Friday May 15, 2015 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Boardroom C Radisson

9:00pm

It's a Mad, Mad Tea
"But I don’t want to go among the mad people,” Alice said.
“It’s too late – you’re already AT The Steampunk World’s Fair.”
Anon Pastries, madness, and fantastic tea by our expert tea-creating sponsors. We promise you won’t lose too much of your sanity through mad, mad fun.
SOLD OUT 


Friday May 15, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Salon C Radisson

9:30pm

Feline & Strange
The Berlin based 2- piece, Feline & Strange, plays theatrical pop on piano, violoncello, computer, and percussion, rooted between classics, Tango, Jazz. The result: music associating a SciFi-movie from the 1960s – or a vintage Cabaret show, crowned by Feline’s gorgeous voice and her reckless performance in ball gowns and circus corsets, remembrance of her days as an opera singer. But the truly astonishing thing is the story behind the show: Two aliens stranded on Earth try to communicate with their homeworld. Their native language is Cabaret Soul music, so they report about those strange human beings with the help of a piano, a cello, a synthesizer and some percussion. And with a lot of bickering between Captain Feline and her 1st officer.

Performers


Friday May 15, 2015 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

9:30pm

The Nightingale: A Gothic Fairytale by Valentine Wolfe
Join Valentine Wolfe for gothic and ethereal fantasy and other musical oddities featuring operatic female vocals and victorian chamber metal riffs performed on electric upright bass. This year, Valentine Wolfe’s performance will feature the haunting fairytale of “The Nightingale”. Operatic vocals and the cry of the Nightingale by Sarah Black, bass soundscapes by Braxton Ballew, and visual art by Jacob Wenzka.

Performers
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Valentine Wolfe

Valentine Wolfe are Purveyors, Performers, and Composers of the finest Macabre Melodies for Voice, Double Bass, and Electronics. Proudly providing elegant decadence for Living, Dead, and Otherwise, since 2006.



Friday May 15, 2015 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

9:30pm

Steampunk Poetry Slam
Announcing the first ever STEAMPUNK POETRY SLAM!! Hosted by your slam-mistress Lady Gotham/Dianne Miller.

Are you a poet, aching for a venue at Steampunk World’s Fair? Do you love to perform and write your own poetry? Do you hang around poetry venues? Are you a fan of the spoken word? Do you like judging things? Do you like clapping, cheering or making noise for any reason at all??? Then we need YOU at the Steampunk Poetry Slam!

Enjoy a couple of hours of verbal pugilism as poets go head to head in a competition for bragging rights (and prizes!!) of the best wordsmith of the Fair!!

This will be a three round poetry slam, highest scoring poets will be advanced to the next round. Poetry must be original and your own work. You will have the standard 3 minutes to perform your poem. You do not need to memorize your work, you may read from notes, but no props allowed. In this case, we will waive the “no costumes allowed” standard poetry slam rule as we’ll all be on an equal footing in that respect.

Due to the nature of some of the prizes, we ask that all poets be 18 years old and over.

Tell your friends, bring people to cheer for you! We need judges as well! Don’t worry if you’ve never done this before. Judging is best by those who have NO experience!!

Friday May 15, 2015 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Centennial Room Embassy

10:00pm

Crowley in Context: Victorian London and the Beast
This Salon will explore the social, spiritual and political climate of London during the life of Alistair Crowley and his impact on the cultural landscape. We will examine his involvement in fraternal societies, his body of work and his relationships with other occultists of the day. Time permitting, we’ll take a closer look at the The Book of the Law, new aeon magick and how they resonate with (and break away from) the ideologies of the day.

Professional adventurer Soror L.V.X. wears many hats (most of them fancy). When she’s not digging for the past as an Archaeologist, performing burlesque throughout the mid Atlantic or crafting wearable art, she’s investigating the history of modern magick. Her presentations for the Nightshade Society will focus on western occultism in the Victorian/Edwardian and current contexts. With a decade of experience in the modern movement, her perspective is that of a practitioner with a background in history.

Presenters


Friday May 15, 2015 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Salon D Radisson

10:30pm

Christopher the Witch Doctor
Come see bizarre feats of mental and spiritual energies with Christopher the Witch Doctor, and his partner Krystal the Indestructible Girl! Thought reading, side-show stunts, energy manipulation, body control and more! They will redefine what you thought was possible for a person to do.



Friday May 15, 2015 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Atrium Embassy

10:30pm

HVBRIS
This fun-loving, piratical, licentious, geeky band of fire freaks returns to entertain and amuse with wickedly imaginative antics! Traveling along the eastern seaboard, HVBRIS performs throughout the region and has appeared from Massachusetts to Virginia, and many places in between and further afield internationally. HVBRIS is not just a performance troupe, but a collection of fire performers who also excel at teaching various fire, flow, and creative arts, in addition to the creation of ingenious fire props, and performance and practice tools.

These fiery avengers assembled in 2009, and have been honored to have delighted audiences at The Steampunk World’s Fair since its inception in 2010. HVBRIS will be thrilled to introduce you to the magical wonders of the Arts of Fire, and welcomes newcomers and returning guests alike with their special brand of humor and excitement; when it’s too hot to handle, they’re just getting started! Their motto:
VENI. VIDI. IGNI.
“I came. I saw. I set it on fire.”

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Sponsors
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Corvus Creations

Owner/Designer, Corvus Creations
We at Corvus Creations are the purveyors of fine Steampunk, Neo-Victorian, and Pagan jewelry and sundries.



Friday May 15, 2015 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Courtyard Radisson

10:30pm

Poison Apples & Pretty Witches
Gather round for Lilith's wickedly salacious retelling of classic stories from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen and Charles Perrault. Be prepared to see your favorite fairy tale heroes and heroines in a whole new light once you’ve heard her take on wolves, witches and, of course, poison apples.Classic fairy tales retold for adults, and with a steampunk twist. Be prepared to see your favorite fairy tale heroes and heroines in a whole new light once you’ve heard Lilith’s take on wolves, witches and, of course, poison apples.

Classic fairy tales retold for adults, and with a steampunk twist. Be prepared to see your favorite fairy tale heroes and heroines in a whole new light once you’ve heard Lilith’s take on wolves, witches and, of course, poison apples.

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Friday May 15, 2015 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Salon E Radisson

11:00pm

Low Lives: Thugs and Criminal Culture in Victorian London
Explore the seedy underbelly of Victorian culture- Beyond the veneer of etiquette and propriety thrives a host of gangs, brothels, saloons, and gambling dens. Meet some of their denizens, from thugs to confidence men and bank robbers, and learn how they lived and diedÖ Presented by Michael Locascio of Dellamorte & Co.

Friday May 15, 2015 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Salon D Radisson

11:00pm

Platform One
A perennial SPWF favorite, Platform One is back for 2015! Platform One corners the market on cross-genre appeal. 80s flair meets 21st century beats in a high-energy combination of synthpop and darkwave. With a home base in New York, members, V. Nigel Taylor, Daniel Gill, and Allison Lahikainen are most commonly mistaken for Depeche Mode, only with more eyeliner.

Performers
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Platform One

Platform One
Platform One is a band of highly energetic musicians who bring together danceablebeats, well thought out lyrics and an appeal that crosses several genres. Their musicis a combination of pop, gothic, and alternative with a side of oontz. They meld theirinfluence of 80's alternative music with European synthpop.They've spent the last fewyears playing festivals and conventions, from anime to steampunk, all over the Northeastwith forays to the West... Read More →



Friday May 15, 2015 11:00pm - Saturday May 16, 2015 12:00am
Courtyard Stage Radisson

11:00pm

Smoke & Mirrors Peepshow
Smoke & Mirrors Peepshow is an up-and-coming classicly inspired burlesque troupe from New Jersey that harkens back to the decadent heyday of burlesque. Led by “The Madame,” Attica Wilde, Smoke & Mirrors Peepshow has a bevy of beautiful dames – one is certain to find something that satisfies. Featuring, Vivi Noir as “The Siren,” Ivory Askew as “The Vixen,” Dolly Dollface Dagger as “The Vamp,” Esmerelda May as “The Diva,” Jess Distress as “The Hellion,” Miss Kitty Couture as “The Coquette,” Foxy Squire as “La Rebelle,” Tigre Violette as “The Ingenue,” and introducing Melodie Morceau as “The Chanteuse.” Hosted by the vociferous Reverend James “The Voice.”

Performers


Friday May 15, 2015 11:00pm - Saturday May 16, 2015 12:00am
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

11:00pm

Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band Listening Party
Ticketed Event (Tickets available soon),
ENSMB Listening Party

Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band combines the rich musical history of the circus and the vagabond peoples of Europe with the raw energy of avant-garde jazz, the burning heat of funk and the irreverence and fun of today’s Vaudeville for a sound that is somehow familiar yet like no other. Label them anyway you like! Call them avant world fusion, call them experimental big band, call them gypsy steamfunk, call them circus noise! They may be tough to sum up, but it’s easy to tell you they’ll show you a good time and they’ll get a crowd dancing!

Formed from the most talented deadbeats and drifters that could be rounded up, this group of raucous and rambunctious musicians will honk, wail, blow, beat, bounce, scream and serenade their way into your hearts. Playing anything that won’t break from vigorous use; their instrumentation is a unique blend of brass, winds, violin, accordion and an eclectic rhythm section.

ENSMB has performed at events ranging from HONK! Fest (in Somerville MA, Seattle WA and Austin TX), Outside the Box Festival, Boston Summer Arts Weekend, Salem Jazz & Soul Festival, and the Steampunk World’s Fair. They often can be found collaborating with the Boston Circus Guild, as well as frequently sharing bills with a talented network of bands from the robust Boston music scene. In addition to festivals and unorthodox appearances, the band can also be found performing at venues all across the Boston area, including The Sinclair, Brighton Music Hall, Johnny D’s, OBERON, The Middle East, TT the Bear’s, Church, Lizard Lounge and Club Passim, as well as performing at Steampunk events all over the Northeast.



Friday May 15, 2015 11:00pm - Saturday May 16, 2015 1:00am
Fusions Restaurant Radisson

12:00am

The Ingenious Mechanical Devices: A Reading and Discussion
Kara Jorgensen is an indie steampunk writer. The Earl of Brass: Book One of the Ingenious Mechanical Devices is her first published work. Her plots involve science, medicine, LGBT characters, magic, and adventure. Jorgensen, a first-time published steampunk author will present a reading from The Earl of Brass, and give a reading/sneak peak of the second book, The Winter Garden (to be released in 2015).

The audience will be able to ask questions about steampunk, the books’ content, and the author’s process.

Presenters
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Kara Jorgensen

Kara Jorgensen is an author and professional student from New Jersey who will probably die slumped over a Victorian novel. An anachronistic oddball from birth, she has always had an obsession with the Victorian era, especially the 1890s. Midway through a dissection in a college anatomy class, Kara realized her true passion was writing and decided to marry her love of literature and science through science fiction or, more specifically, steampunk... Read More →



Saturday May 16, 2015 12:00am - 1:00am
Salon E Radisson

12:00am

Trans* Figure Drawing with Sangii
Need to get those creative juices flowing? Come express yourself through art! We will be instructing a full course on the art of model figure drawing. Poses will range from 2 to 20 minutes long, with several different models in rotation to choose from. All of our models are trans*spectrum identified individuals, with a diverse range of body types and expressions. We will be working in charcoal, with all supplies provided. This class is 100% beginner-friendly, so even if you have never drawn in your life, you are welcome to join!
Please note: There is a $5 materials fee. Tipping the models for their time is permitted. 16+.

Led by Sangii, a trans*agender and asexual figure model and artist, working in the community to bring awareness to alternative gender identities and body types through intimate artistic exploration. Their passion is bringing both art and understanding into peoples’ lives, and breaking down barriers to honesty and communication through creativity and connection.

Presenters

Saturday May 16, 2015 12:00am - 2:00am
Centennial Room Embassy

12:00am

D.A.R.K. Discord and Rhyme Karaoke
Do you like singing? If you do, you’ll want to get your karaoke on at Raith Kell’s new show. With “Discord and Rhyme Karaoke,” Raith is ready to give you your musical fix at The Steampunk World's Fair. Sing your favorite songs and show off your vocal-fu. Come out to encourage your friends and have a good time. This is karaoke at its finest. With a huge variety of songs to sing, wireless mics, and a clear, quality sound system, this is the show you don’t want to miss. Want to see what songs are available? You can check them all out on the D.A.R.K. website.

Presenters
avatar for Raith Kell

Raith Kell

Owner/KJ, Discord and Rhyme Karaoke
I'm the Karaoke guy, Gamer, Pirate (Ren Faires), Biker, Singer, Kink Minded, and other interesting stuff if you want to get to know about them. :-) | | Talk to me about anything pertaining to my show, songbook, rotation...but also Nerd Stuff...definately Nerd Stuff! :-)



Saturday May 16, 2015 12:00am - 2:00am
Salon C Radisson

12:30am

The Princess Bride: Interactive Screening
“As you wish.” We had so much fun at Wicked Faire that we are bringing the Princess Bride back for a (very) late night encore at The Steampunk World’s Fair!! We know you all have memorized the entire script of The Princess Bride. Now’s your chance to dress up and show off. We’ll be screening the classic romance/comedy/adventure in the style of The Rocky Horror Picture Show – you are encouraged to come in costume, join in the action, and figure out appropriate props. And by the way….“I do not mean to pry, but you don’t by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?” Inigo Montoya and the The Dread Pirates Robert at Wicked Faire 2015!
Inigo Montoya and the The Dread Pirates Robert at Wicked Faire 2015! (“The Princess Bride” and its image and rights are owned by 20th Century Fox; used with permission.)


Saturday May 16, 2015 12:30am - 2:30am
Embassy Mainstage Embassy
 
Saturday, May 16
 

10:00am

Fascinator Making
It's all about the hats - make yourself a fancy topper!It's all about the hats - make yourself a fancy topper!


Saturday May 16, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
Boardroom C Radisson

11:00am

Palmistry: An Introduction
Your life is in your hands! Palmistry can be a practical tool for better living. Here’s your chance to learn some simple palmistry techniques (and have fun doing it.) from Catherine Kane of Foresight, who has over 40 years of experience in the field.

Presenters


Saturday May 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Salon D Radisson

11:00am

Costume Promenade
Parade around the Steampunk World’s Fair and show off your steampunk finery!


Saturday May 16, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Courtyard Patio Radisson

11:00am

Coveilance Dance Project
Coveilance Dance Project is a group of mad scientist belly dancers who combine various costumes, music, and other dance forms to create a hypnotic and sensual experimental dance for you pleasure. Headquartered in the Delaware Valley, the project utilizes a variety of materials from cultures all over the world for extensive experimentation.

Photo credit: Carl Sermon Photography



Saturday May 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

11:00am

Lenino
Lenino is a storyteller, pianist, singer, songwriter. For the past year he has been working on his first collection of songs, a series of episodes where characters face their fears facetiously. Lenino is currently performing this collection along with stories of his life to tie them together. The show is a mix of comedy, music and animated quirkiness, that combines his background in theatre, science and psychology into a clever journey into the Rabbit Candy Jar.

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Saturday May 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

11:00am

The Song Collectors
From the 1800s through the mid-20th century music scholars traveled through rural areas collecting and compiling traditional songs, many of which have since made their way into the popular idiom. This talk will give a history of some of those song collectors and how modern musicians are using them, as well as some resources for performers interested in exploring these traditions.

Matt DeBlass is a harpist who specializes in covering modern popular and rock songs in a celtic style; he is also, in true Steampunk spirit, a builder of his own instruments, and a bicycle repairman, too- when he carries gears and a wrench, it’s because he plans to use them!

Presenters
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Matt DeBlass

The Matt DeBlass of Matt DeBlass, Matt DeBlass
Matt DeBlass is an acoustic musician, occasional instrument builder and all around swell guy. While he plays a wide variety of instruments, some of them even competently, he is currently best known for his work on the mandolin, which he uses to play Celtic folk, classical and acoustic rock. | He performs solo as a singer and instrumentalist as well as with Baroque & Hungry and Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings. He has performed... Read More →



Saturday May 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon E Radisson

11:00am

Votes for women – or else! ‘Suffragitsu’ and the ‘Amazons’
The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. Were it not for the efforts of the “Amazon’ Bodyguard, as trained by members of the Bartitsu Club, the movement would have been delayed by decades.

Mark P. Donnelly is a multi-award winning Author, Historian, Screenwriter, and Television Producer as well as internationally renowned Duelist, Swashbuckler, and constant gentleman.
Professionally, M. P. Donnelly has scripted and/or produced nearly 200 hours of historical documentary television for Discovery Channel, History Channel, BBC, PBS, National Geographic, and numerous European networks.
He is also the author or co-author of twenty non-fiction books on a wide variety of historical subjects. He is also inordinately fond of Port and would be happy to recount anything he has learned if you happen to have a fine bottle to share.

Presenters
avatar for Mark P. Donnelly

Mark P. Donnelly

Canes Enable
Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.



Saturday May 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon C Radisson

11:00am

The World of Wyck
If the picture doesn’t give you some idea as to what kind of madcap, epic awesomesauce Wyck is… we’re not sure there’s much else we could tell you to prepare you. Okay, perhaps we could tell you that he does his own stunts, has been known to staple things to his body for a laugh (or money… or both), is a “human block head”, and has been described as being a “devilishly odd performer”.

Performers


Saturday May 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Midway Grand Tent Midway

11:00am

VIP Luminary Meet & Greet with Steam Powered Giraffe
Luminary only ticket holder meet & greet session with the members of Steam Powered Giraffe!



Saturday May 16, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Centennial Room Embassy

11:30am

Hangover Yoga
Having a little too much fun at SPWF?
Achy and not sure why?
Stretch those limbs and show off your flexibility with a yoga routine specifically designed to detox the body, re-energize the mind, and get the blood flowing away from your pounding head

Presenters


Saturday May 16, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Boardroom C Radisson

12:00pm

Captain Zorikh
Captain Zorikh, the multi-talented aritst, writer, filmmaker, grappler, swordfighter, and musical entertainer, makes his Steampunk World’s Fair debut with his unique brand of time-traveling bardicism. His comedic musical takes on sci-fi, fantasy, religion, and human behavior have cracked up The Wicked Faire, I-Con, the Big Apple Convention, YouTube, and the NYC subways for years.
He also threatens to defend his storytelling championship at the Munchausen Society charity storytelling competition. Don’t miss all the excitement!

Performers


Saturday May 16, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Atrium Embassy

12:00pm

Azkadelia: The Mad Hattress
Azkadelia aka The Mad Hattress is an Aerial Acrobat specializing in Aerial Silks, she loves to bring themed and unthemed shows alike to her events with some chaos and fun all mixed in.

Performers
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Azkadelia Hattress

Aerialist, Azkadelia : The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be returning to this years Wicked Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever... Read More →



Saturday May 16, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Courtyard Radisson

12:00pm

Christopher the Witch Doctor
Come see bizarre feats of mental and spiritual energies with Christopher the Witch Doctor, and his partner Krystal the Indestructible Girl! Thought reading, side-show stunts, energy manipulation, body control and more! They will redefine what you thought was possible for a person to do.



Saturday May 16, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

12:00pm

The Eterna Files: Reading, Part 1
Leanna Renee Hieber is on book tour for her latest Gaslamp Fantasy novel with Tor books, THE ETERNA FILES! From Tor: Imagine The X-Files meets Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden series and set in Victorian London and New York City–welcome to The Eterna Files, where the race for immortality touches off a far greater danger than two misguided offices of stalwart paranormal detectives could have bargained for. That which frightens death is cause for terror indeed.

Presenters
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Leanna Renee Hieber

Author at Tor Books, Actress, Playwright, Perky Goth
Leanna is an actress, playwright and award winning, bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens, such as the Strangely Beautiful saga, the Magic Most Foul saga and the forthcoming Eterna Files from Tor/Forge books. Her Strangely Beautiful saga won 3 Prism awards for excellence in the genre, hit Barnes and Noble's and Borders bestseller lists and this currently out of print series will reissue in new, revised... Read More →



Saturday May 16, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Salon D Radisson

12:00pm

Foam Brain Game Room
Come play a variety of games in the FoamBrain Game Room!

Merchants
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Foam Brain Games

Foam Brain Games
Purveyors of board games, card games, RPGs, dice and more! | Foam Brain Games also runs the Game Room!



Saturday May 16, 2015 12:00pm - Sunday May 17, 2015 12:00am
Boardroom A Radisson

12:30pm

Kicking Ass in a Corset
This session is a Bartitsu workshop which will focus on self-defense techniques for women in all circumstances based on the common accessories of Edwardian Ladies (as practiced by the ‘Amazons” or Suffragist Bodyguard.)

Presenters
avatar for Mark P. Donnelly

Mark P. Donnelly

Canes Enable
Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.



Saturday May 16, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

12:30pm

Platform One
A perennial SPWF favorite, Platform One is back for 2015! Platform One corners the market on cross-genre appeal. 80s flair meets 21st century beats in a high-energy combination of synthpop and darkwave. With a home base in New York, members, V. Nigel Taylor, Daniel Gill, and Allison Lahikainen are most commonly mistaken for Depeche Mode, only with more eyeliner.

Performers
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Platform One

Platform One
Platform One is a band of highly energetic musicians who bring together danceablebeats, well thought out lyrics and an appeal that crosses several genres. Their musicis a combination of pop, gothic, and alternative with a side of oontz. They meld theirinfluence of 80's alternative music with European synthpop.They've spent the last fewyears playing festivals and conventions, from anime to steampunk, all over the Northeastwith forays to the West... Read More →



Saturday May 16, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Midway Grand Tent Midway

12:30pm

Valentine Wolfe
Join Valentine Wolfe for gothic and ethereal fantasy and other musical oddities featuring operatic female vocals and victorian chamber metal riffs performed on electric upright bass. This year, Valentine Wolfe’s performance will feature the haunting fairytale of “The Nightingale”. Operatic vocals and the cry of the Nightingale by Sarah Black, bass soundscapes by Braxton Ballew, and visual art by Jacob Wenzka.

Performers
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Valentine Wolfe

Valentine Wolfe are Purveyors, Performers, and Composers of the finest Macabre Melodies for Voice, Double Bass, and Electronics. Proudly providing elegant decadence for Living, Dead, and Otherwise, since 2006.



Saturday May 16, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

12:30pm

Steampunk Archaeology
The Victorians were fascinated by archaeology, and many great finds were made in Victorian times – the most famous to us being, perhaps, the tomb of King Tut.
Featuring panelists Gail Carriger and Dr. Brad Hafford.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Brad Hafford

Dr. Brad Hafford

Archaeologist, Penn Museum
Brad Hafford is an archaeologist, writer, and traveler. He earned his Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Pennsylvania and has excavated in the U.S., U.K., Greece, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq. His archaeological research primarily concerns ancient economics and he is particularly interested in the history of money. | As a writer, Dr. Hafford has contributed non-fiction to scholarly journals, general interest magazines, and children's educational... Read More →



Saturday May 16, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Salon C Radisson

12:30pm

Thinking Outside the Music Box
Steampunk-Music.com founder Mark Rossmore and other musicians ruminate on why steampunk music is so instantly recognizable, yet so bloody hard to define.

Presenters


Saturday May 16, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Salon E Radisson

12:45pm

Trinket Swap
It’s time for the Steampunk World’s Fair trinket swap info! This will be Diana’s 3rd year hosting the swap! She’s made a few small changes based on feedback from the 2014 swap so please review ALL the info even if you have participated before. Trinkets must abide by all the rules at https://www.facebook.com/groups/323705873173/permalink/10152794228843174/ in order to participate. Thanks!


Saturday May 16, 2015 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Atrium Embassy

1:00pm

Beauty Beyond the Veil
The most beautiful expression of love and grief in the Victorian era was the tradition of post mortem photography. To capture a last glimpse of a loved one forever on film became an art form. Come take a look at examples of this art while learning the ins and outs of recognizing post mortem versus living subjects. The symbols used to convey loss and grief, the props of mourning, and the deep beauty of a love that passes beyond the veil of death. After the panel, there will be the opportunity to take your very own “post mortem” pictures. We will be setting up a tableau including some of the symbolism discussed.

Presenters


Saturday May 16, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Salon D Radisson

1:00pm

The Queen's Tea
We all know the Red Queen for running around and shouting “OFF WITH HER HEAD!” But she also has a kinder, gentler side – the part where she invites you to tea, serves you pastries from our new, carefully-chosen catering company, and THEN cuts off your head. Okay, this’ll be light on the head removal, but there will b e fun, new friends, a bit of Lewis Carroll, and wonderful tea. (Alice In Wonderland attire is NOT at all required, but you ARE welcome to come show it off if you have some!)
SOLD OUT. 


Saturday May 16, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Fusions Restaurant Radisson

1:00pm

Device Creation
The uneducated call it “junk.” We call it “supplies to build your own tiny robot/death ray/time travel device!” Adult supervision required. We will be using power tools. – lots of junk, make cool stuff. Robots, rayguns, and time-traveling devices!


Saturday May 16, 2015 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Courtyard Sukkah Radisson

1:15pm

Green Carnation Society Mixer
Green carnations have a historical significance as a symbol for “the love that dare not speak its name.” This is a meet-up for the LGBTF*.* members at the Steam Punk World Fair. Come join your fellow Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Friends at an informal mixer to get to know each other better and toss back a few drinks (alcoholic or non).

Moderators

Saturday May 16, 2015 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Courtyard Patio Radisson

1:30pm

Azkadelia: Aerial Demo
Aerial Virgin Demos for Aerial Silk first timers only. The demo is 30 minutes long and will consist of basic verbiage, a basic climb and a few fun pretty tricks that are awesome photo ops and a great taste of what aerials are like. The demo is $15 per person and each time slot has a 3 person max. You must be 18 or older. Feel free to email me to book a time slot at madhattress10x6@gmail.com with the subject Aerial Virgin Demo.

Performers
avatar for Azkadelia Hattress

Azkadelia Hattress

Aerialist, Azkadelia : The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be returning to this years Wicked Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever... Read More →



Saturday May 16, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Courtyard Radisson

1:30pm

Noel Fletcher
SPWF’s youngest performer! A typical set by ten-year-old singer-guitarist Noel Fletcher features exuberant renditions of songs by Steam Powered Giraffe, The Who, Gustafer Yellowgold, and The Beatles, as well as his own material. Noel has engaged audiences in London, Los Angeles, New York and beyond. He lives in Woodstock, New York.

Performers


Saturday May 16, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Courtyard Grasslands Radisson

1:30pm

Travis Love Benson
Frequency and passion infused. Marinating traditional folk and acoustic soul. Compelling humanity through quaint tales of all that life has offered. Travis Love will take you on an adventure through both music and storytelling that may involve love, war, and the month of May!

Performers


Saturday May 16, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

1:30pm

Jezabelle von Jane
A heavy-weight prize fighter in the art of seduction and has a talent for the tease. With her dirty mouth and her naughty demeanor, she’ll steal a clean get away with your heart. Crowned 2014 Fetish Fare named Jezabelle “The Last Goddess in Carnet” and Birmingham Free Press named her “Birmingham’s Burlesque Queen”. Meet the The Electric Jezabelle Von Jane.

Performers


Saturday May 16, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Atrium Embassy

2:00pm

Show Off! Costume Contest
Yes, we have not one, but TWO costume contests at The Steampunk World’s Fair this year!

Announcing the Steampunk Worlds Fair 2015 Costume Contest Extravaganza! A chance for exhibition and recognition of your hard work and ingenuity in costume making and assemblage. Costumers of the Con, this is your time to shine!

The Contest will be Hosted and Judged by the Four Hussars of the Apocalypse, Oberst- Colonel Caleb Graham, Field Marshal H. Brevard Brown III, and their Majesties Emperor & Empress Erik & Re Teague.

This year, in the interest of speediness and to be more inclusive, the Costume Contest will have a new format. Contestants will be grouped into one of 5 categories, which are:

Adventurer Group – Includes: Explorers, Hunters, Bandits, Safari Types, Pirates, Aviators, Ship Captains, Detectives, etc.
Science Group – Includes: Both the Mad and Sane Varieties, Doctors, Professors, Inventors, Tinkers, Engineers, etc.
Military Group – Includes: Soldiers, Officers, Flying Aces, Mercenaries, Generals, etc.
Cosplay Group – Includes: Any version or riff of an EXISTING character; i.e. Superheroes, Fairy Tales, Anime, Sci- Fi Characters, Movie Characters, Literary Characters, Comic Book Characters, etc.
Group Costumes – Any group of 3 or more costumes of a like theme (pairs may enter the other categories). This can be a uniformed crew, monster fighting team, group of super heroes or fairy- tale characters, or any unified theme- costume group.
Each group will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winner, then from among the 1st place winners in each category we will select the 1st Place “Best in Con” Winner!


Saturday May 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Midway Grand Tent Midway

2:00pm

DIY Survival Skillz Workshop: Food, Water & Shelter in urban, suburban & country environments
Presented by Holly Brewer of HUMANWINE.

The water has been shut off to your city. How long can you survive? Have you always wanted a garden but weren’t sure how to get one in a small space, like your apartment? How do you compost and why? Do you want to brush up on some of your emergency survival skills? If you want to live safely and comfortably using less resources? Get a QR reader for your mobile device because this workshop will have no pamphlets. Everything being discussed will be accessible through a link provided during the workshop.

p.s. MacGyver was a steampunk.

Presenters


Saturday May 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon E Radisson

2:00pm

Tribe Tag
Saturday May 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Courtyard Grasslands Radisson

2:00pm

The Positronic Cats
The Positronic Cats are an acoustic folk duo from Greencastle, PA. Simple chord progressions met with powerful vocals and intricate mandolin phrasings are the foundation for songs about love, revenge, and the future.

Performers


Saturday May 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

2:00pm

Fairy Farts & Goblin Brains: Descriptive Writing for Fantasy
Come and enter the dungeon of trials where you will be put to the test! Taste a fairy fart and find out the best descriptive words to use. Touch goblin brains and tell me what you feel. Be blinded down a dark hallway and figure out what that putrified smell is. Come and learn what new ways there are to describing the fantasy world you want to create!

Presenters
avatar for Esther Wheelmaker

Esther Wheelmaker

Author, Third Broom on the Left Press
I have grown up traveling around the world and getting to know all sorts of wonderful people. I love writing because I can't seem to shut off this imagination of mine. The people I get to meet and places I get to go really help to inspire me. My writing is my passion and in turn is my life. What I want is to now inspire others in life to come head first with their own passions and goals in life.



Saturday May 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Boardroom C Radisson

2:00pm

Gender in Steampunk
A Panel discussion on Gender issues in the Steampunk genre.

Presenters
avatar for Mazz

Mazz

Mazz is an actor, performer, artist, and activist originally from New York currently living in San Diego, CA. | They've been an activist for feminism and LGBTQA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual) rights for several years. | Since moving to San Diego she has participated in several rallies for the #Blacklivesmatter movement and has worked with non profit organizations on women's rights and LGBTQA+ rights with a focus... Read More →


Saturday May 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

2:00pm

Learn to Navigate the Luminiferous Aether That is the Law: A Crash Course in Copyrights, Trademarks, Rights of Publicity, and other Pernicious Legal Issues for Artists
Perhaps you’ve written a SteamPunk novel or comic book and are now ready to meet with publishers, or maybe you’ve taken photographs of conventioneers in cosplay and want to make merchandise from your pictures. How do you protect your creative work? What are the limits of such legal protection? What kind of permissions do you need? What kind of rights should you keep? In this presentation, we will explore legal topics critical to creators such as the protection of ideas; copyrights and “copy wrongs”; work for hire agreements and model releases; and a multitude of unseen legal traps waiting to ensnare the unsuspecting artist.

Don’t let the icy waters of the law extinguish the Promethean spark of your creation! Join entertainment attorney and law professor Thomas A. Crowell, Esq. in a one-hour quest to demystify those shadowy areas of copyright and contract law that most impact creators.
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Thomas A. Crowell, Esq. is an entertainment attorney and author of the best-selling legal guide: “The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers.” His newest book, The Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book Creators is the first dedicated legal guide for the comic book industry. In addition to his private practice, where he represents comic book creators and filmmakers, he also teaches film, media, and intellectual property law at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Mr. Crowell has been a legal lecturer at New York ComicCon since 2008.


Saturday May 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Centennial Room Embassy

2:00pm

Steampunk as Metaphor
Samantha Stephenson, singer and percussionist of the globetrotting Steampunk Folk Cabaret duo Frenchy and the Punk, will be conducting a panel on reinventing your life Steampunk-style.

Samantha has been touring with Frenchy and the Punk for the past 10 years. Her path to her present life was not a direct one. She not only has experience in the world of dance; having studied dance since the age of 4, exercise training; as a certified aerobics instructor, the healing arts; as a certified Polarity Therapy practitioner and the visual arts but once led a life in the corporate realm after earning her Masters in Business Administration. Her journey has taken many twists and turns and she understands full well the meaning of transforming your life and finding the courage to walk your true path.

Through principles of energy work, guided meditation/creative visualization and discussion, join this exploration on how what attracted you to Steampunk can be used as a metaphor for your life. Explore the possibility of taking a more active role in shaping and reinventing your present by tuning into what you always wanted your life to be and what you envision it could be in the future.

Presenters

Saturday May 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon C Radisson

2:00pm

Camera Obsura: An Open Dark Victoriana Photo Shoot
Esteemed patrons of The Nightshade Society, we welcome you to the first Camera Obscura photography panel. Have you ever wanted to know how to make the most of your photos during an event, or how to properly position your perfected person to parade to outsiders? Look no further than our little parlor, where there will be experienced photographers, modeling and discussion for the low, low price of a piece of one’s soul, taken by camera.

Photographers will be announced prior to the event proper. While walk-ins are always welcomed, you can email of Lead Photographer Babs Daniels at babs@babetted.com.

Presenters


Saturday May 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Salon D Radisson

2:30pm

Exploration of 18th Century Highland Backsword: Private Lesson
Limited Capacity seats available

Private lessons will involve pre-registration for small group classes so that we can address material that cannot be covered with a group of 100-200. There is a per person registration fee for each participant. Limited to 20 participants at $25/hour/person

Presenters
avatar for Mark P. Donnelly

Mark P. Donnelly

Canes Enable
Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.



Saturday May 16, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Courtyard Piste Radisson

3:00pm

Azkadelia: The Mad Hattress
Azkadelia aka The Mad Hattress is an Aerial Acrobat specializing in Aerial Silks, she loves to bring themed and unthemed shows alike to her events with some chaos and fun all mixed in.

Performers
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Azkadelia Hattress

Aerialist, Azkadelia : The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be returning to this years Wicked Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever... Read More →



Saturday May 16, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Courtyard Radisson

3:00pm

Jezabelle von Jane
A heavy-weight prize fighter in the art of seduction and has a talent for the tease. With her dirty mouth and her naughty demeanor, she’ll steal a clean get away with your heart. Crowned 2014 Fetish Fare named Jezabelle “The Last Goddess in Carnet” and Birmingham Free Press named her “Birmingham’s Burlesque Queen”. Meet the The Electric Jezabelle Von Jane.

Performers


Saturday May 16, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

3:00pm

The Midnyght Mysfitz
Join the adventurous spirits of the MidNyght MisFytz, a Tribe of merry mischievous gyspy nomads as they dance, sing, spin poi, and play. Providing provocative performances featuring exploitations of the explorations inside the imaginations of these chaotic castawayz, venture along, sing along, play along with these punky pirates of funk….



Saturday May 16, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Atrium Embassy

3:00pm

Fancy Portraits
Complete with a gilded, old-tyme frame, create your own Steampunk themed character portrait. The piece will be petite, portable, and positively posh! Pencil, ink, and colored watercolor pencils will be used. Art supplies and frames provided. (Capacity Limit 15-18 whippersnappers)


Saturday May 16, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Courtyard Sukkah Radisson

3:30pm

Advanced Combat Principles of Bartitsu: Private Lesson
Limited Capacity seats available

Private lessons will involve pre-registration for small group classes so that we can address material that cannot be covered with a group of 100-200. There is a per person registration fee for each participant. Limited to 20 participants at $25/hour/person

Presenters
avatar for Mark P. Donnelly

Mark P. Donnelly

Canes Enable
Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.



Saturday May 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Courtyard Piste Radisson

3:30pm

Painless Parker
Born under a barstool and raised by a pack of wild koalas, Painless Parker plays a mixed bag of country laments, sea shanties, murder ballads and classic rockers, filtered through a grimy, whiskey-stained punk lens. He’s fluent in two languages, and can cuss in at least seventeen. He enjoys rabble-rousing, shindigging, booze drinking and merrymaking.

Performers
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Painless Parker

Born under a barstool and raised by a pack of wild koalas, Painless Parker plays music for miscreants, misanthropes, and malcontents. Sea shanties, folk tunes and hard-hitting originals are served up with wild foot-stomping abandon. Pass the whiskey and get ready to rock.



Saturday May 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

3:30pm

This Way to the Egress
This Way to the Egress puts on a show that sounds and looks just as at home on an Opera House stage as it does on a New Orleans street corner. Sowed in the fertile soil of dirty little secrets, crushed childhood dreams, addiction, despair, jubilation, and of course debauchery, Egress weaves elements of roots, klezmer, balkan, blues, ragtime, swing, and punk-rock into whiskey-soaked melodies, deviant rhythms, and infectious refrains. All the while they fuse their eclectic sounds with visual antics such as confetti snow storms, tuba farts, and puppets of various sorts. A perennial SPWF favorite!



Saturday May 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

3:30pm

O Gothic Novel How I Cannot Help But Love Thee
The guilty pleasure novel, this genre has had all our collective knickers in a twist since the 1700s. Why? Oh, come on, you know you want to run crying out into a rainstorm in your nightgown and throw yourself upon a tombstone. It’s okay. Let’s talk about it.

Presenters
avatar for Leanna Renee Hieber

Leanna Renee Hieber

Author at Tor Books, Actress, Playwright, Perky Goth
Leanna is an actress, playwright and award winning, bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens, such as the Strangely Beautiful saga, the Magic Most Foul saga and the forthcoming Eterna Files from Tor/Forge books. Her Strangely Beautiful saga won 3 Prism awards for excellence in the genre, hit Barnes and Noble's and Borders bestseller lists and this currently out of print series will reissue in new, revised... Read More →



Saturday May 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Boardroom C Radisson

3:30pm

Setting Limits in Relationships
Caitlin is a third wave feminist and social justice advocate concentrating on sexual education, gender equality, and relationship communication.

“Setting Limits In Relationships” helps to provide insight in cultivating a difficult skill; setting a limit to the relationships in your life.. Whether it’s from saying ‘no’ to walking away from toxic behavior in the pursuit of a happier and healthier relationship with yourself and others.

Presenters


Saturday May 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Salon C Radisson

3:30pm

Shoestring Cinematography
Got that film idea in your head, but you don’t have a budget or a crew? No worries! Here’s a panel covering various techniques for making your own videos and films on zero or no budget, with a walkthrough of the pre-production, production, special effects, and editing phases. 

Presenters


Saturday May 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Salon E Radisson

3:30pm

Victorian Mathematics: James Joseph Sylvester
In this talk, we discuss the life and many strange starts and finishes of the mathematician James Joseph Sylvester. We then go on to discuss some of his serious contributions. The proofs and details will be provided, so come ready to math.

Presenters


Saturday May 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Centennial Room Embassy

3:30pm

Wyck's World Record Attempt at SPWF 2015!
And – oh boy are you in for a treat (if you aren’t squeamish). At Wicked Faire in 2012, Wyck set a world record by having 946 needles pierced through him in one hour. At SPWF 2015, Wyck is ATTEMPTING to break that world record of the most 18 gauge piercing needles pierced through a human body in one hour by attempting 1500 needles in one hour! The suspense is unbearable!!

Performers


Saturday May 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Midway Grand Tent Midway

3:30pm

Dark Victorian Costume Contest
Setup and Contestant prep 3:30-4
Contest 4-4:45

We are opening submissions for our Dark Victoriana Costume contest sponsored in part by The Poe Museum, Dellamorte & Co., Immortal Visions Paper Crafts, and our gracious hosts The Steampunk World’s Fair.

To apply, simply email Obscuraart@gmail.com with a name for your costume, your own name, and a quick sentence description of your costume.

•Best in Show
•Most Creative/Original Dark Victorian Costume
•Outstanding Construction in Costume or Accessories
•Best Pop Culture Character in Dark Victorian Costume

Our Judges include Chris Semtner of the Poe Museum, Abigail Larson, Michael Locascio of Dellamorte & Co, and Erik Reagan and Re Teague of www.erikteaguedesign.com.


Saturday May 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Salon D Radisson

4:00pm

Capture the Flag
As children of the 19th century, it was imperative that one capture flags and bring them to safe spaces. This was how you prequalified to be a privateer, and privateers could graduate to being Pirate Kings, and it is, it is a glorious thing to be a Pirate King.

Saturday May 16, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Courtyard Grasslands Radisson

4:00pm

Rather Wilde Absinthe Party
Mayhap you know absinthe well; maybe you’ve only heard of it. Perhaps you spend your evenings penning inspired words and art with H.P. Lovecraft and Picasso while sipping that fabled concoction — in which case, I’d really like to know which bar you hang out in, and can we join you? Whatever your interest may be, our fabled absinthe tasting now features NEW absinthes, more absinthe faeries, more optional cocktails, and our patented combination of boisterous joy and languid decadence. Come have some authentically-prepared absinthe, in the company of some of the most convicial people you’ll meet at the Fair

Tickets are $30 


Saturday May 16, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Fusions Restaurant Radisson

4:30pm

Azkadelia: Aerial Demo
Aerial Virgin Demos for Aerial Silk first timers only. The demo is 30 minutes long and will consist of basic verbiage, a basic climb and a few fun pretty tricks that are awesome photo ops and a great taste of what aerials are like. The demo is $15 per person and each time slot has a 3 person max. You must be 18 or older. Feel free to email me to book a time slot at madhattress10x6@gmail.com with the subject Aerial Virgin Demo.

Performers
avatar for Azkadelia Hattress

Azkadelia Hattress

Aerialist, Azkadelia : The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be returning to this years Wicked Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever... Read More →



Saturday May 16, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Courtyard Radisson

4:30pm

Noel Fletcher
SPWF’s youngest performer! A typical set by ten-year-old singer-guitarist Noel Fletcher features exuberant renditions of songs by Steam Powered Giraffe, The Who, Gustafer Yellowgold, and The Beatles, as well as his own material. Noel has engaged audiences in London, Los Angeles, New York and beyond. He lives in Woodstock, New York.

Performers


Saturday May 16, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Courtyard Patio Radisson

4:30pm

Noel Fletcher
SPWF’s youngest performer! A typical set by ten-year-old singer-guitarist Noel Fletcher features exuberant renditions of songs by Steam Powered Giraffe, The Who, Gustafer Yellowgold, and The Beatles, as well as his own material. Noel has engaged audiences in London, Los Angeles, New York and beyond. He lives in Woodstock, New York.

Performers


Saturday May 16, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

4:30pm

Travis Love Benson
Frequency and passion infused. Marinating traditional folk and acoustic soul. Compelling humanity through quaint tales of all that life has offered. Travis Love will take you on an adventure through both music and storytelling that may involve love, war, and the month of May!

Performers


Saturday May 16, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Atrium Embassy

5:00pm

Vampirism & Premature Burial in Early Modern London
Come learn about a time in English history where the lines between life and death were blurred due to medical misunderstandings. You’ll hear about the fear and commonality of being buried alive, and the lengths people went to in order to control that fear.

History of medicine scholar, Nicole Salomone, regales us with tales of the undead and the mostly dead in Early Modern London. Come on a journey to some of the darkest areas of the Enlightened Age.

Presenters


Saturday May 16, 2015 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Salon D Radisson

5:00pm

Dynamics of Medieval German Longsword: Private Lessons
Limited Capacity seats available

Private lessons will involve pre-registration for small group classes so that we can address material that cannot be covered with a group of 100-200. There is a per person registration fee for each participant. Limited to 20 participants at $25/hour/person

Presenters


Saturday May 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Courtyard Piste Radisson

5:00pm

Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band
The Steampunk World’s Fair is over the moon to announce the return of Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band!

Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band is not so much a band, per se, as a musical force of nature. They are a volcanic eruption of amazing sonic and rhythmic fantasmagoria. The marching band was one of the glories of 19th century; there’s a reason why, in an age of amplifiers and electronics, modern parades still have this 200-year-old concept as their centerpiece. Imagine all the glory of a gorgeously-uniformed precision brass-and-thunder orchestra. Then imagine it marching. Then imagine it being transported inside a Steampunk festival. Then imagine it them being manic music virtuousos and circuspunks, and then imagine them playing a cover of “Sexy Back” by Justin Timberlake, in an impromptu jam session outside of a hotel. Actually, you don’t have to imagine it – they did it at World’s Fair I!

Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band combines the rich musical history of the circus and the vagabond peoples of Europe with the raw energy of avant-garde jazz, the burning heat of funk and the irreverence and fun of today’s Vaudeville for a sound that is somehow familiar yet like no other. Label them anyway you like! Call them avant world fusion, call them experimental big band, call them gypsy steamfunk, call them circus noise! They may be tough to sum up, but it’s easy to tell you they’ll show you a good time and they’ll get a crowd dancing!

Formed from the most talented deadbeats and drifters that could be rounded up, this group of raucous and rambunctious musicians will honk, wail, blow, beat, bounce, scream and serenade their way into your hearts. Playing anything that won’t break from vigorous use; their instrumentation is a unique blend of brass, winds, violin, accordion and an eclectic rhythm section.

ENSMB has performed at events ranging from HONK! Fest (in Somerville MA, Seattle WA and Austin TX), Outside the Box Festival, Boston Summer Arts Weekend, Salem Jazz & Soul Festival, and the Steampunk World’s Fair. They often can be found collaborating with the Boston Circus Guild, as well as frequently sharing bills with a talented network of bands from the robust Boston music scene. In addition to festivals and unorthodox appearances, the band can also be found performing at venues all across the Boston area, including The Sinclair, Brighton Music Hall, Johnny D’s, OBERON, The Middle East, TT the Bear’s, Church, Lizard Lounge and Club Passim, as well as performing at Steampunk events all over the Northeast.



Saturday May 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

5:00pm

Jennie Jean
Soprano Jennie Jean has performed with numerous regional theaters and opera companies, and has been the recipient of several awards for her singing including being a two-time regional finalist with the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and receiving their “Stage Presence Award.
With a fondness for new music, Jennie has premiered several works including Bruce Lazarus’ recent “Carrolling: the Lewis Carroll Project “, the role of Dorrie in Joel Weiss’s “Ferris Wheel”, and the title role in Peter Westergaard’s chamber opera “Alice in Wonderland”, with the Center for Contemporary Opera at Symphony Space in Manhattan. A video of the performance was published by Albany Records and is available for purchase on Amazon.com.
Jennie holds Masters of Music in Voice Performance as a Hoenberg-Scheidt scholar from the University of Memphis, and completed her undergraduate studies at SUNY Fredonia.

Performers


Saturday May 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

5:00pm

The Clockwork Dolls
Formed in 2007, The Clockwork Dolls began with a simple concept: beautiful, epic, grand music for those who dream and dream big. From the decks of an airship to the battlefields of war, you will laugh, you will cry, and you might just find yourself singing along. These are the stories of dreamers, the stories of warriors, the stories of freethinkers. These are the tales of people who fly. Featuring the talent of Trinket Bramage, vocalist extraordinaire; Colette Lovelace, vocalist virtuoso and lyricist; Christopher Bass; and Allison Curval, composer and keyboardist.

Performers


Saturday May 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Midway Grand Tent Midway

5:00pm

Steampunk Literature
Join a bevvy of our authors, including Guest of Honor Gail Carriger, Leanna Renee Hieber, Dr. Brad Hafford, and Nikki Woolfolk, for a rousing discussion of Steampunk literature. And/or zombies, absinthe, and whatever other oddities may strike. Because when you get several Steampunk authors together, who knows what can happen?

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Brad Hafford

Dr. Brad Hafford

Archaeologist, Penn Museum
Brad Hafford is an archaeologist, writer, and traveler. He earned his Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Pennsylvania and has excavated in the U.S., U.K., Greece, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq. His archaeological research primarily concerns ancient economics and he is particularly interested in the history of money. | As a writer, Dr. Hafford has contributed non-fiction to scholarly journals, general interest magazines, and children's educational... Read More →
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Leanna Renee Hieber

Author at Tor Books, Actress, Playwright, Perky Goth
Leanna is an actress, playwright and award winning, bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens, such as the Strangely Beautiful saga, the Magic Most Foul saga and the forthcoming Eterna Files from Tor/Forge books. Her Strangely Beautiful saga won 3 Prism awards for excellence in the genre, hit Barnes and Noble's and Borders bestseller lists and this currently out of print series will reissue in new, revised... Read More →



Saturday May 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Salon C Radisson

5:00pm

Under Cover- A fashion history of umbrellas and parasols
The history of sunshades goes back thousands of years, but it was during the Italian Renaissance of the 16th century that umbrellas and parasols were introduced to Europe. During the 1700s parasols had already evolved into a woman’s fashion item, designed and decorated to match each promenade dress or walking suit.
At the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign the parasols were quite plain, but by about 1850 tassels and frills grew in popularity. In each ensuing year the adornments became more ostentatious. If a dress had bows or flounces, the parasol could be adorned with the same decoration.

Presenters
avatar for Mark P. Donnelly

Mark P. Donnelly

Canes Enable
Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.

Sponsors


Saturday May 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Salon E Radisson

5:00pm

The Munchausen Society: Celebrity Charity Project
The Munchausen Society brings together some of its members and various of SPWF's performers in one place to tell stories, provide laughs, and raise some money for a worthwhile cause.

We are the Munchausen Society, a group of gentlemen, and rogues, who have traveled the world and gone on great adventures. Every now and again we get together to tell our tales for a good cause. We guarantee laughs, we guarantee shenanigans, we guarantee that every story we tell is the honest truth, especially the lies.


Saturday May 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Centennial Room Embassy

5:00pm

RuffleCon Clothing Swap
Looking to score some dapper new threads, or just want to part with a snazzy piece that sadly just doesn’t fit your current look? Have no fear, the RuffleCon Clothing Swap is here! RuffleCon is proud to partner with the Steampunk World’s Fair to bring you our first ever clothing swap! Bring as much or as little as you like, in any size or style. Discover new pieces or just grow your wardrobe!  

The Steampunk World's Fair is thrilled to partner with RuffleCon, an alternative fashion conference located in Stamford, CT. RuffleCon welcomes all styles that express elegance, sophistication and uniqueness.


Saturday May 16, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Boardroom C Radisson

6:00pm

Scavenger Hunt Judging
This is the time to meet and tally up your scavenger hunt findings, and for prizes to be awarded! (more information on the actual scavenger hunt coming soon!)

Saturday May 16, 2015 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Courtyard Grasslands Radisson

6:00pm

Azkadelia: The Mad Hattress
Azkadelia aka The Mad Hattress is an Aerial Acrobat specializing in Aerial Silks, she loves to bring themed and unthemed shows alike to her events with some chaos and fun all mixed in.

Performers
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Azkadelia Hattress

Aerialist, Azkadelia : The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be returning to this years Wicked Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever... Read More →



Saturday May 16, 2015 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Courtyard Radisson

6:00pm

Christopher the Witch Doctor
Come see bizarre feats of mental and spiritual energies with Christopher the Witch Doctor, and his partner Krystal the Indestructible Girl! Thought reading, side-show stunts, energy manipulation, body control and more! They will redefine what you thought was possible for a person to do.



Saturday May 16, 2015 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

6:00pm

The Midnyght Mysfitz
Join the adventurous spirits of the MidNyght MisFytz, a Tribe of merry mischievous gyspy nomads as they dance, sing, spin poi, and play. Providing provocative performances featuring exploitations of the explorations inside the imaginations of these chaotic castawayz, venture along, sing along, play along with these punky pirates of funk….



Saturday May 16, 2015 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Atrium Embassy

6:00pm

The Occult Renaissance of the 19th century
The Victorian era was not only a period of scientific and technological advances, but also of metaphysical and occult awakening. Come hear about the movers and shakers of the Victorian occult (including the Golden Dawn and Aleister Crowley) and the stories that didn't make it into the history books. Presented by Starwolf of Foresight.

Presenters


Saturday May 16, 2015 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Salon D Radisson

6:30pm

HUMANWINE
HUMANWINE makes music that dances between raindrops, sending up green shoots between the broken cobblestones of folk, punk, mythology and open revolt. It is a soundtrack to broken rules and mutant genres, evoking a world that skips over the Age of Oil and all its cruelties, stitching together a patchwork of past and future, a do-it-yourself apocalypse that is strangely utopian.
Passionate and award winning vocalist, Holly Brewer (The Folks Below) co-writes and performs with acclaimed multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Matthew McNiss (TI:ME:ST:AMP / Welcome To Vinland) to elaborate on the fictional land they call Vinland releasing all of their material with a creative commons license through their own Record Label, Nervous Relatives since 2002. HUMANWINE keeps audiences on their toes by taking local musicians and performers and throwing them into the mix to create a very different live show each time.



Saturday May 16, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

6:30pm

Matt DeBlass: Electric Harp
Matt DeBlass performs traditional Celtic tunes and modern pop songs accompanied by his electrified folk harp.
Matt DeBlass is a harpist who specializes in covering modern popular and rock songs in a celtic style; he is also, in true Steampunk spirit, a builder of his own instruments, and a bicycle repairman, too- when he carries gears and a wrench, it’s because he plans to use them!

Performers
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Matt DeBlass

The Matt DeBlass of Matt DeBlass, Matt DeBlass
Matt DeBlass is an acoustic musician, occasional instrument builder and all around swell guy. While he plays a wide variety of instruments, some of them even competently, he is currently best known for his work on the mandolin, which he uses to play Celtic folk, classical and acoustic rock. | He performs solo as a singer and instrumentalist as well as with Baroque & Hungry and Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings. He has performed... Read More →



Saturday May 16, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

6:30pm

Poison Garden
Coming all the way from Italy, the SteamMetal of Poison Garden! A theatrical experience combines with a unique, hard-edged take on Steampunk music. Take a look at the international delights awaiting you at the 2015 Steampunk World’s Fair!

Performers


Saturday May 16, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Midway Grand Tent Midway

6:30pm

Swordplay for Writers and Writing Swordplay
This talk is about how swords work. About the forces that govern the shape and use of a sword, and – most importantly to you – how that relates to your story, and how that can be used to assist in your drama.

Mark P. Donnelly is a multi-award winning Author, Historian, Screenwriter, and Television Producer as well as internationally renowned Duelist, Swashbuckler, and constant gentleman.
Professionally, M. P. Donnelly has scripted and/or produced nearly 200 hours of historical documentary television for Discovery Channel, History Channel, BBC, PBS, National Geographic, and numerous European networks.
He is also the author or co-author of twenty non-fiction books on a wide variety of historical subjects. He is also inordinately fond of Port and would be happy to recount anything he has learned if you happen to have a fine bottle to share.

Presenters
avatar for Mark P. Donnelly

Mark P. Donnelly

Canes Enable
Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.



Saturday May 16, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Salon E Radisson

7:00pm

Azkadelia: Aerial Demo
Aerial Virgin Demos for Aerial Silk first timers only. The demo is 30 minutes long and will consist of basic verbiage, a basic climb and a few fun pretty tricks that are awesome photo ops and a great taste of what aerials are like. The demo is $15 per person and each time slot has a 3 person max. You must be 18 or older. Feel free to email me to book a time slot at madhattress10x6@gmail.com with the subject Aerial Virgin Demo.

Performers
avatar for Azkadelia Hattress

Azkadelia Hattress

Aerialist, Azkadelia : The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be returning to this years Wicked Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever... Read More →



Saturday May 16, 2015 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Courtyard Radisson

7:00pm

Gears a Go-Go
Simple and fun jewelry and treasure boxes will be created with gems, and gears, and glitz- oh my! There will be a tiny bit of glue and paint, but nothing too messy. Boxes and supplies will be provided. (Capacity Limit 10-12 whippersnappers)


Saturday May 16, 2015 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Courtyard Sukkah Radisson

7:00pm

Paranormal Panel
Join us for another lively discussion of popular topics in the paranormal today. Bringing together helenistic pagan Holly Abair, demonologist and paranormal investigator Kevin Meares, Omnimancer Arthur oyer, Historian Dru Rusanski, ordained priest Father Joe Broz and paranormal investigator Matthew Tierney this will prove an interesting look at the paranormal side of life and what really is out there in the dark.


Saturday May 16, 2015 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Salon D Radisson

7:00pm

Fashion from Victorian through 1950s: creating costumes with a historic base
This panel will cover the different silhouettes from the Victorian era through the 1950s and how to work those styles into your costumes.

Presenters
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Aleta Pardalis

Costume Designer/ cosplayer, Aleta Pardalis Designs
Aleta Pardalis is the daughter of a clothing designer. She designed her first Edwardian style dress in 7th grade and had designed a Tudor style gown by 10th grade. After graduating high school in Florida the early 90’s she discovered comic, sci-fi and anime conventions and started to create comic and anime costumes for those events. By 2003 she was regularly attending DragonCon and participating in the Dawn look-a-like contest held there. She... Read More →



Saturday May 16, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Centennial Room Embassy

7:00pm

Return of the Den of Sin Dinner
What kind of sin do you have a taste for? Are you a glutton for the glimpse of a thigh? Do you lust over a lusciously tassled bosom coming tantalizing near? Do you feel greedy to get just one more whiff of a wonderful aroma of sumptuous dinner and will you drink the last drop of your wine down? Corsets, feather boas, and a teasing wink will help spice up your supper with an evening of live theatrical entertainment and burlesque.
SOLD OUT 


Saturday May 16, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fusions Restaurant Radisson

7:30pm

Captain Zorikh
Captain Zorikh, the multi-talented aritst, writer, filmmaker, grappler, swordfighter, and musical entertainer, makes his Steampunk World’s Fair debut with his unique brand of time-traveling bardicism. His comedic musical takes on sci-fi, fantasy, religion, and human behavior have cracked up The Wicked Faire, I-Con, the Big Apple Convention, YouTube, and the NYC subways for years.
He also threatens to defend his storytelling championship at the Munchausen Society charity storytelling competition. Don’t miss all the excitement!

Performers


Saturday May 16, 2015 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

7:30pm

Christopher the Witch Doctor
Come see bizarre feats of mental and spiritual energies with Christopher the Witch Doctor, and his partner Krystal the Indestructible Girl! Thought reading, side-show stunts, energy manipulation, body control and more! They will redefine what you thought was possible for a person to do.



Saturday May 16, 2015 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Courtyard Radisson

7:30pm

William Shakespeare's Star Wars
What if Star Wars was a Shakespearean play? Well, now it is. Our little band of rogues and malcontents masquerading as gentlemen will be reading to you excerpts guaranteed to amuse, entertain, and create some laughs.


Saturday May 16, 2015 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Atrium Embassy

8:00pm

Edgar Allan Poe and Victorian Mourning
Presented by Chris Semtner of the Poe Museum, this panel will open discussion and present how Victorian Mourning relates to the works of Poe. From burial and funerary practices to the obsession that Victorians held with death and aspects of the macabre to better understand the workings of the great writer.

Presenters


Saturday May 16, 2015 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Salon D Radisson

8:00pm

Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings
Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings create Antebellum Anthems and Bygone Ballads. The music is bursting with life, emotion and an energy that fills the room. They’ll get your toes tapping and your arms aching to be wrapped around the one you miss most.



Saturday May 16, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Midway Grand Tent Midway

8:00pm

Frenchy and the Punk
Imagine Siouxsie Sioux and Dee Dee Ramone had a duo that was inspired by Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf, Toulouse Lautrec and Deepak Chopra, this is what it might sound like. A pixie spirited flexitarian band of tree hugging, gothic, folky, Steam Punks by way of Paris and New York. Doused in red wine, kale and granola, raised on punk rock and ballet, eclectic and uplifting…fun with a capital F!

The product of a 1998 office romance, the two left their temp jobs, traveled as a solo musician (him) and artist (her) selling their wares until 2005 when, Stephenson, the sultry French born singer jumped onstage and joined, Helland, the fiery punk rock guitarist from the golden days of the hardcore scene, and Frenchy and the Punk was born.

Along the way they became the “jewel of the steampunk scene” and were named one of the “Top 25 duos in America” by Yahoo music. The unlikely pairing has since released 6 full-length CDs, produced a live concert DVD and have performed all across the U.S. and in Europe. Their show is a carnival of two that will take you from the Moulin Rouge to CBGBs and back again. A rollicking flapper folk punk steampunk cabaret with Taiko meets Rio de Janeiro pounding drum instrumentals.

Performers
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Frenchy and the Punk

Imagine Django Reinhardt, the Dresden Dolls, Johnny Ramone, Siouxsie Sioux and Edith Piaf jamming together at an event hosted by Deepak Chopra and Toulouse Lautrec. This is what it might sound like. A sultry French-born singer, percussionist and a fiery punk rock guitarist from the golden days of the hardcore scene formed Frenchy and the Punk in 2005. Their show is a carnival of two that will take you from Paris to CBGBs and back again. A... Read More →



Saturday May 16, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

8:00pm

Mansara
Hailing from Paris, France: Mansara comes from another 19th century, where racism is a strange and shocking idea studied in the History of Parallel Universes. Gender equality was acquired a long time ago.

But it is not paradise at all. Arms are selling like hotcakes and everyone makes their own laws and the sheriff doesn’t know which way to turn! You can be hanged for witchcraft or misuse of time travel!

Mansara from a Steampunk World. In fact, “Steampunk World” will be the name of her next album that will be in English. An album in which she tells us part of her life when love, betrayal and resurrection are mingled. She will present this album exclusively for the first time at the Steampunk World’s Fair in 2015!

Performers


Saturday May 16, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

8:00pm

Problematic People in Personal and Professional Lif
Robert Gearhardt is a Nurse Practitioner working in Psychiatry.
Rosalee Patterson MSEd. is a Educator working in the Technology Industry.

Ever lend someone tools or some money and then not get it back? Have that friend who keeps talking about their “Big Plans” and yet always seems to have some “Bad Luck?” We are going to talk about some of the patterns we have noticed both as people in fandom and our careers in Healthcare, Education, and Technology. Healthy boundaries, limit setting, and mindfulness will be discussed.



Saturday May 16, 2015 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Salon E Radisson

8:00pm

Belle Époque Absinthe Tasting with Scott MacDonald
Join us for a hands-on, intimate workshop on the history of the famed spirit absinthe, including a demonstration of actual absinthe antiques used in 19th century French cafés and bistros! Author S. B. MacDonald will discuss the mythology, truths, and details of the spirit’s banning and reintroduction a century later. Watch and learn as absinthe is prepared authentically in the magical antiques from MacDonald’s book, Absinthe Antiques: A collection from la Belle Époque.

These genuine pieces of history are straight from the very era from which Steampunk is derived! Attendees will prepare their own genuine absinthe, correctly, and traditionally, using reproduction fountains, glasses, and spoons. Guests will mingle and enjoy their absinthe during the party after the presentation. Several of the finest, most highly-regarded absinthes in the world will be available, and as a bonus for 2015, Our host will procure and share a special imported French absinthe with the guests. He will be signing copies of his book, available at a SPWF discount.

The authentic absinthe ritual is truly wonderful, brings people together, and slows down time. In fact, MacDonald refers to it as “western civilization’s tea ceremony.”

SOLD OUT 


Saturday May 16, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Salon C Radisson

8:30pm

Steampunk Weapons 101
Ever wonder how some people make those gorgeous Steampunk weapons? Think that you cannot do it yourself because it is too expensive or you don’t think you have the skills or tools?Steampunk Weapons from Beginner to Intermediate is a one hour panel discussion regarding creating and modification of weapons to the Steampunk esthetic. The panel will discuss beginner and intermediate level modifications, types of weapons, parts, tools, and techniques, from the basic repainting of available plastics weapons to the more complex modification of wood and steel firearms. Topics covered will include late 19th and early 20th century examples of real weapons to draw inspiration from. Where to find items for modifications, tools needed, and skills required. The different Steampunk firearm types from, gunpowder to electricity to steam powered.  Examples, in various stages of build and creative levels will be shown.
 Presenters:Kevin M. Houghton is a Steampunk author and costumer, who has applied several years of weapons and armor reconstruction for medieval living history groups towards the crafting of weapons and costume.H. Brevard Howard is a Steampunk costumer and fabricator who combines his love of history and weapons into crafting and creating unique steampunk weaponry.Ever wonder how some people make those gorgeous Steampunk weapons? Think that you cannot do it yourself because it is too expensive or you don’t think you have the skills or tools?
Steampunk Weapons from Beginner to Intermediate is a one hour panel discussion regarding creating and modification of weapons to the Steampunk esthetic. The panel will discuss beginner and intermediate level modifications, types of weapons, parts, tools, and techniques, from the basic repainting of available plastics weapons to the more complex modification of wood and steel firearms. Topics covered will include late 19th and early 20th century examples of real weapons to draw inspiration from. Where to find items for modifications, tools needed, and skills required. The different Steampunk firearm types from, gunpowder to electricity to steam powered. Examples, in various stages of build and creative levels will be shown.
Presenters:
Kevin M. Houghton is a Steampunk author and costumer, who has applied several years of weapons and armor reconstruction for medieval living history groups towards the crafting of weapons and costume.
H. Brevard Howard is a Steampunk costumer and fabricator who combines his love of history and weapons into crafting and creating unique steampunk weaponry.

Saturday May 16, 2015 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Centennial Room Embassy

9:00pm

Arielle
Performers


Saturday May 16, 2015 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Atrium Embassy

9:00pm

HVBRIS
This fun-loving, piratical, licentious, geeky band of fire freaks returns to entertain and amuse with wickedly imaginative antics! Traveling along the eastern seaboard, HVBRIS performs throughout the region and has appeared from Massachusetts to Virginia, and many places in between and further afield internationally. HVBRIS is not just a performance troupe, but a collection of fire performers who also excel at teaching various fire, flow, and creative arts, in addition to the creation of ingenious fire props, and performance and practice tools.

These fiery avengers assembled in 2009, and have been honored to have delighted audiences at The Steampunk World’s Fair since its inception in 2010. HVBRIS will be thrilled to introduce you to the magical wonders of the Arts of Fire, and welcomes newcomers and returning guests alike with their special brand of humor and excitement; when it’s too hot to handle, they’re just getting started! Their motto:
VENI. VIDI. IGNI.
“I came. I saw. I set it on fire.”

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Sponsors
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Corvus Creations

Owner/Designer, Corvus Creations
We at Corvus Creations are the purveyors of fine Steampunk, Neo-Victorian, and Pagan jewelry and sundries.



Saturday May 16, 2015 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Courtyard Radisson

9:00pm

To Our Dearly Departed: Victorian Mourning Attire and Custom
An Enthusiast’s Guide to the appropriate etiquette of how best to fashionably express your anguish. The Victorians truly were remarkable in the many strict rules and rituals surrounding every aspect of their daily lives. Naturally, Death shall be no exception.

In this Lecture we will offer up guidelines straight from the grandest funeral customs of the Victorian Era, complete with the discussion of the stages of mourning in fashion as well as how to properly participate in a formal funeral procession.
Mourning Attire is encouraged. Somber reflection optional.

Saturday May 16, 2015 9:00pm - 9:45pm
Salon D Radisson

9:30pm

William Shakespeare's Star Wars
What if Star Wars was a Shakespearean play? Well, now it is. Our little band of rogues and malcontents masquerading as gentlemen will be reading to you excerpts guaranteed to amuse, entertain, and create some laughs.


Saturday May 16, 2015 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Atrium Embassy

9:30pm

Feline & Strange
The Berlin based 2- piece, Feline & Strange, plays theatrical pop on piano, violoncello, computer, and percussion, rooted between classics, Tango, Jazz. The result: music associating a SciFi-movie from the 1960s – or a vintage Cabaret show, crowned by Feline’s gorgeous voice and her reckless performance in ball gowns and circus corsets, remembrance of her days as an opera singer. But the truly astonishing thing is the story behind the show: Two aliens stranded on Earth try to communicate with their homeworld. Their native language is Cabaret Soul music, so they report about those strange human beings with the help of a piano, a cello, a synthesizer and some percussion. And with a lot of bickering between Captain Feline and her 1st officer.

Performers


Saturday May 16, 2015 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

9:30pm

Framing Steampunk: An exploration of Steampunk Art in the Second Dimension with an Art Mercenary
Costumes, Props, Vessels and Mechanical Beasts….Many of these wonders are birthed on the drawing board!

Freelance Artist and Illustrator Brett Kelley will discuss Steampunk from the viewpoint of the second-dimension and it’s various applications and contributions to the genre. From industrial, conceptual and prop design to fine art, graphic novels and even body art, we will explore the many applications of the 2-D artist in this multi-dimensional world.

Presenters


Saturday May 16, 2015 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Salon E Radisson

10:00pm

The Murder Castle of the World’s Fair
Three miles west of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair stood a building, known to locals as “The Castle”, and advertised as The World’s Fair Hotel.

The man who owned, as well as designed it, built it for one purpose, to draw in women traveling to the bustling city of Chicago for the fair, and murder them all.

Join professional ladykiller J.R. Whitcomb of “Karnevil” in a dissection of Herman Mudgett a.k.a. Dr. H.H. Holmes, his methods, his madness, and his Murder Castle.



Saturday May 16, 2015 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Salon D Radisson

10:00pm

A Halo Called Fred
The best geek rock ever played on guitar, bass, fiddle, and kitchenware, with songs featuring such topics as pirates, steampunks, cavemen, and any body part or flying thing you can think of.

A Halo Called Fred has performed with King Missile, been produced by a member of Ween, and featured on The Doctor Demento Show. Their quirky, off-beat style has been paired with Burlesque and Side-show acts, and they have participated in numerous film projects, including the short film “Barry the Steampunk Monster:” and the 2010 feature film “Everything Fred Tells Me is True”.

They are currently regulars at off-beat cultural events such as Wicked Faire, The Steampunk World’s Fair, and the Macabre Faire Film Festival.

Performers
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A Halo Called Fred

A Halo Called Fred provides the best geek rock ever played on guitar, bass, fiddle, and kitchenware. Their songs feature such topics as Pirates, Steampunks, Cavemen, and any body part or flying thing you can think of. Halo has performed with King Missile, been produced by a member of Ween, and featured on The Doctor Demento Show. Serving as the house band of Jeff Mach events, they have debuted songs such as “Drinking for Science... Read More →



Saturday May 16, 2015 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Centennial Room Embassy

10:00pm

Steam Powered Giraffe in Concert
Third time’s the charm! The Steampunk world’s Fair is thrilled to welcome back Steam Powered Giraffe for a third amazing, exciting, ungulate-inspired year!

The robots of Steam Powered Giraffe are like nothing you’ve ever seen. The malfunctioning joke-spewing robots play a collection of original Vaudeville inspired tunes fused with modern flare and executed in a super-sleek, one-of-a-kind performance.

The act combines the visual of robot pantomime with sketches, pop culture references, improvised comedic dialogue, and of course, original music.

From their heartwarming nostalgic melodies to their funky cabaret rock, Steam Powered Giraffe’s songs are memorable, infectious, and as unique as the robots themselves.

East Coast appearances by SPG are rare, and SPWF is excited to again offer fans and fans-to-be the chance to experience this unique performing group!



Saturday May 16, 2015 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Midway Grand Tent Midway

10:00pm

Super Secret Speakeasy
We always long for the forbidden things,
and desire what is denied us.
-Francois Rabelais

Just knock three times and whisper low,
that you and I were sent by Joe.
– Richard Ross, “Hernando’s Hideaway”

The Speakeasy is a villainously joyous event for rascals, scalawags, sophisticates — all walks of society can meet up at the Speakeasy.
Come dance amongst the riff raff and the elite. Rub elbows with a baron, shake your hips with a pirate, and imbibe with our ever-so hospitable open bar. We won’t tell. As long as you know the password, you can come in and meet all walks of society from scalawags to sophisticates, royalty to rascals. Who will you meet? What will you do? The answer, dear friend, is up to you!
Featuring a TWO HOUR OPEN BAR! 11PM - 1 AM
Come join us! There’ll be dancing! Sipping intoxicating spirits in the company of rogues and gentlepersons and everyone in between. Last year’s surprise entertainment blew everyone away – this year’s surprise entertainment will knock off every sock you might possibly be wearing. There’ll be some burlesque, and there’ll be a few special things at the bar, too!

Tickets are $42 

Saturday May 16, 2015 10:00pm - Sunday May 17, 2015 2:00am
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

10:30pm

HVBRIS
This fun-loving, piratical, licentious, geeky band of fire freaks returns to entertain and amuse with wickedly imaginative antics! Traveling along the eastern seaboard, HVBRIS performs throughout the region and has appeared from Massachusetts to Virginia, and many places in between and further afield internationally. HVBRIS is not just a performance troupe, but a collection of fire performers who also excel at teaching various fire, flow, and creative arts, in addition to the creation of ingenious fire props, and performance and practice tools.

These fiery avengers assembled in 2009, and have been honored to have delighted audiences at The Steampunk World’s Fair since its inception in 2010. HVBRIS will be thrilled to introduce you to the magical wonders of the Arts of Fire, and welcomes newcomers and returning guests alike with their special brand of humor and excitement; when it’s too hot to handle, they’re just getting started! Their motto:
VENI. VIDI. IGNI.
“I came. I saw. I set it on fire.”

Performers
Sponsors
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Corvus Creations

Owner/Designer, Corvus Creations
We at Corvus Creations are the purveyors of fine Steampunk, Neo-Victorian, and Pagan jewelry and sundries.



Saturday May 16, 2015 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Courtyard Radisson

10:30pm

Storytime with Professor McClendon
Professor JP McClendon, the award-nominated internet author, will bring a series of stories to the masses (not his own, he promises) to amuse, educate, and entertain.

Performers

Saturday May 16, 2015 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Atrium Embassy

11:00pm

Virtue and Vice: Gilded Age Sexuality
Modesty was a public virtue in the gilded age, behind closed doors was another matter entirely. This 45 minute panel explores the vicious side of Victorian sexuality. Visual aids, live entertainment, medical devices, brothel “menus”, notable perpetrators of immorality and film will be discussed and viewed. The presenters have diverse interests and backgrounds and look forward to sharing their research with the deviants of the Nightshade Society. This panel is strictly rated 18+.

Saturday May 16, 2015 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Salon D Radisson

11:00pm

Jeff Mach Himself
The man, himself – Don’t miss Jeff Mach’s performances this year at the Steampunk World’s Fair!

Did you know that he was actually writing songs well before he ever put on events – since he was 13. While working on the first Steampunk World’s Fair, he decided to create the world’s first Steampunk rock opera. That project became “Absinthe Heroes”, written by Jeff Mach Himself, and scored by the brilliant Psyche Corporation. He’s been writing Steampunk songs ever since, and he wanted to start sharing them with the world.

His songs are sometimes dark and sometimes funny, and sometimes both. They tend to deal with subjects which are, he thinks, universal: persistence, giant robots, struggle, chocolate, art, gears, more gears, and other gears.

Performers
avatar for Jeff Mach

Jeff Mach

Owner, Jeff Mach Events
Jeff Mach has, for several years, been specifically noted by Wikipedia itself as as “may not be notable enough to be on Wikipedia.”



Saturday May 16, 2015 11:00pm - Sunday May 17, 2015 12:00am
Courtyard Stage Radisson

11:00pm

Stroke Your Descriptions
Tease your senses and build your stimulating descriptions of the erotic variety by coming to this workshop. Learn how deeply you can penetrate your mind by arousing those hard to reach spots by walking down the dungeon of desire and figuring out what that delectable scent is. Become blinded while you fondle a piece of leather, not knowing what part of the body it could belong to. Learn how to use the correct descriptive words to arouse when sliding that crop down the chest of a fresh submissive. All of this and more when you become unchained in this writing workshop.

Presenters
avatar for Esther Wheelmaker

Esther Wheelmaker

Author, Third Broom on the Left Press
I have grown up traveling around the world and getting to know all sorts of wonderful people. I love writing because I can't seem to shut off this imagination of mine. The people I get to meet and places I get to go really help to inspire me. My writing is my passion and in turn is my life. What I want is to now inspire others in life to come head first with their own passions and goals in life.


Saturday May 16, 2015 11:00pm - Sunday May 17, 2015 12:00am
Salon E Radisson

11:30pm

The Midnyght Mysfitz
Join the adventurous spirits of the MidNyght MisFytz, a Tribe of merry mischievous gyspy nomads as they dance, sing, spin poi, and play. Providing provocative performances featuring exploitations of the explorations inside the imaginations of these chaotic castawayz, venture along, sing along, play along with these punky pirates of funk….



Saturday May 16, 2015 11:30pm - Sunday May 17, 2015 12:00am
Bazaar Stage Midway

12:00am

Field Guide to the Cthulhu Mythos
Grimm Investigations presents THE FIELD GUIDE TO CTHULHU MYTHOS. Topics covered will range from Abd Al-Hazred to the Mi-Go to Nyralayhotep to possible defenses (if any) which you could hope to rely on if encountering one of the unspeakable horrors of the night.


Sunday May 17, 2015 12:00am - 12:45am
Salon D Radisson

12:00am

Karnevil's Ten in One Circus Sideshow
A presentation of both classic and modern sideshow fare designed to take our viewers to the Midways of carnivals long passed.

Not just a sideshow, more than mere magicians, surely not as simple as a circus, Karnevil blends all the classic methods of entertainment with a cutting edge and sinister twist. No audience member has ever left our company unmoved, you may be startled, you will be disturbed, you will definitely be aroused!

Performers
avatar for Karnevil

Karnevil

Circus Sideshow, Karnevil
Not just a sideshow, more than mere magicians, surely not as simple as a circus, Karnevil blends all the classic methods of entertainment with a cutting edge and sinister twist. No audience member has ever left our company unmoved, you may be startled, you will be disturbed, you will definitely be aroused! Come, we have such sights to show you..



Sunday May 17, 2015 12:00am - 1:00am
Midway Grand Tent Midway

12:00am

D.A.R.K. Discord and Rhyme Karaoke
Do you like singing? If you do, you’ll want to get your karaoke on at Raith Kell’s new show. With “Discord and Rhyme Karaoke,” Raith is ready to give you your musical fix atThe Steampunk World's Fair. Sing your favorite songs and show off your vocal-fu. Come out to encourage your friends and have a good time. This is karaoke at its finest. With a huge variety of songs to sing, wireless mics, and a clear, quality sound system, this is the show you don’t want to miss. Want to see what songs are available? You can check them all out on the D.A.R.K. website.

Presenters
avatar for Raith Kell

Raith Kell

Owner/KJ, Discord and Rhyme Karaoke
I'm the Karaoke guy, Gamer, Pirate (Ren Faires), Biker, Singer, Kink Minded, and other interesting stuff if you want to get to know about them. :-) | | Talk to me about anything pertaining to my show, songbook, rotation...but also Nerd Stuff...definately Nerd Stuff! :-)



Sunday May 17, 2015 12:00am - 2:00am
Salon C Radisson
 
Sunday, May 17
 

10:00am

Hangover Yoga
Having a little too much fun at SPWF?
Achy and not sure why?
Stretch those limbs and show off your flexibility with a yoga routine specifically designed to detox the body, re-energize the mind, and get the blood flowing away from your pounding head

Presenters


Sunday May 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon C Radisson

10:00am

Make a Book Purse!
Destroy some books in the name of fashion and utility. It’s a great idea, trust me. Turn an ordinary hardback book into a purse or bag to hold your gadgets and frippery! For people who love books and like carrying things. Participants must show up at the beginning of the activity.


Sunday May 17, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Boardroom C Radisson

11:00am

The Eterna Files: Reading, Part 2
Leanna Renee Hieber is on book tour for her latest Gaslamp Fantasy novel with Tor books, THE ETERNA FILES! From Tor: Imagine The X-Files meets Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden series and set in Victorian London and New York City–welcome to The Eterna Files, where the race for immortality touches off a far greater danger than two misguided offices of stalwart paranormal detectives could have bargained for. That which frightens death is cause for terror indeed.

Presenters
avatar for Leanna Renee Hieber

Leanna Renee Hieber

Author at Tor Books, Actress, Playwright, Perky Goth
Leanna is an actress, playwright and award winning, bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels for adults and teens, such as the Strangely Beautiful saga, the Magic Most Foul saga and the forthcoming Eterna Files from Tor/Forge books. Her Strangely Beautiful saga won 3 Prism awards for excellence in the genre, hit Barnes and Noble's and Borders bestseller lists and this currently out of print series will reissue in new, revised... Read More →



Sunday May 17, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Salon D Radisson

11:00am

Tea Tasting with Solstice Brews
Solistice Brews has created tea for the Steampunk community and other creative communities for many years.  Now join Kat McIntyre for an intimate gathering of tea-lovers, wherein she will discuss tea in all its glories, and will offer several of her gourmet teas for tasting and enjoyment! Tickets are $30 and space is limited!
http://steampunkworldsfair.com/tickets/
Solistice Brews has created tea for the Steampunk community and other creative communities for many years. Now join Kat McIntyre for an intimate gathering of tea-lovers, wherein she will discuss tea in all its glories, and will offer several of her gourmet teas for tasting and enjoyment!

Sponsors


Sunday May 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon E Radisson

11:00am

Tactical Principles of 19th Century Bowie Knife: Private Lesson
Limited Capacity seats available

Private lessons will involve pre-registration for small group classes so that we can address material that cannot be covered with a group of 100-200. There is a per person registration fee for each participant. Limited to 20 participants at $25/hour/person

Presenters
avatar for Mark P. Donnelly

Mark P. Donnelly

Canes Enable
Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.



Sunday May 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Courtyard Piste Radisson

11:00am

Matt DeBlass: Acoustic Song Circle
Bring your instrument and jam with us! Simple chord sheets will be available for a few popular acoustic songs. All skill levels welcome.

Performers
avatar for Matt DeBlass

Matt DeBlass

The Matt DeBlass of Matt DeBlass, Matt DeBlass
Matt DeBlass is an acoustic musician, occasional instrument builder and all around swell guy. While he plays a wide variety of instruments, some of them even competently, he is currently best known for his work on the mandolin, which he uses to play Celtic folk, classical and acoustic rock. | He performs solo as a singer and instrumentalist as well as with Baroque & Hungry and Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings. He has performed... Read More →



Sunday May 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

11:00am

Frenchy and the Punk
Imagine Siouxsie Sioux and Dee Dee Ramone had a duo that was inspired by Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf, Toulouse Lautrec and Deepak Chopra, this is what it might sound like. A pixie spirited flexitarian band of tree hugging, gothic, folky, Steam Punks by way of Paris and New York. Doused in red wine, kale and granola, raised on punk rock and ballet, eclectic and uplifting…fun with a capital F!

The product of a 1998 office romance, the two left their temp jobs, traveled as a solo musician (him) and artist (her) selling their wares until 2005 when, Stephenson, the sultry French born singer jumped onstage and joined, Helland, the fiery punk rock guitarist from the golden days of the hardcore scene, and Frenchy and the Punk was born.

Along the way they became the “jewel of the steampunk scene” and were named one of the “Top 25 duos in America” by Yahoo music. The unlikely pairing has since released 6 full-length CDs, produced a live concert DVD and have performed all across the U.S. and in Europe. Their show is a carnival of two that will take you from the Moulin Rouge to CBGBs and back again. A rollicking flapper folk punk steampunk cabaret with Taiko meets Rio de Janeiro pounding drum instrumentals.

Performers
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Frenchy and the Punk

Imagine Django Reinhardt, the Dresden Dolls, Johnny Ramone, Siouxsie Sioux and Edith Piaf jamming together at an event hosted by Deepak Chopra and Toulouse Lautrec. This is what it might sound like. A sultry French-born singer, percussionist and a fiery punk rock guitarist from the golden days of the hardcore scene formed Frenchy and the Punk in 2005. Their show is a carnival of two that will take you from Paris to CBGBs and back again. A... Read More →



Sunday May 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Midway Grand Tent Midway

11:00am

Mansara
Hailing from Paris, France: Mansara comes from another 19th century, where racism is a strange and shocking idea studied in the History of Parallel Universes. Gender equality was acquired a long time ago.

But it is not paradise at all. Arms are selling like hotcakes and everyone makes their own laws and the sheriff doesn’t know which way to turn! You can be hanged for witchcraft or misuse of time travel!

Mansara from a Steampunk World. In fact, “Steampunk World” will be the name of her next album that will be in English. An album in which she tells us part of her life when love, betrayal and resurrection are mingled. She will present this album exclusively for the first time at the Steampunk World’s Fair in 2015!

Performers


Sunday May 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

11:00am

Consent and Safe Space Q&A
The tides of Fandom are changing. Providing an environment where all people can participate safely is essential for the continued health of the subculture and for its continued growth. Join us for a lively discussion on this topic with all the presenters from the Safe Spaces track.

Sunday May 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon C Radisson

11:00am

Steam Powered Giraffe Autograph Session

Sunday May 17, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
Centennial Room Embassy

11:00am

Concardia Tournament
ConCardia is a new kind of game, unlike any other. Instead of buying it in a store, you collect it at an event! At a ConCardia event, players visit the ConCardia table, get the starter set of cards and a rules explanation if needed. They then adventure around the convention, seeking out vendors, performers, and others with cards to give them. Cards could be anywhere!

The cards are built into a deck and used to compete against other players in tournaments at the event.


Sunday May 17, 2015 11:00am - 3:00pm
Boardroom B Radisson

11:30am

Quick and the Dead Quick-Draw Competition
Are you fast enough?

The Quick and the Dead Quick-Draw Competition comes to The Steampunk World’s Fair for its second installment! Last year, current champion Captain Samuel Buford gunned down Ex-U.S. Marshal Wyatt Earp in a blaze of glory. Buford has decided to Re-Open the competition and put his title of “Fastest Gun in the Weird West” on the line against all comers.

Check your schedule for the time and place of the tourney! This Competition is open to all professional gunfighters, law-dogs, pirates, pistoleers, soldiers of fortune, and shootists. Whoever survives to the final round will receive the title of “Fastest Gun in the Weird West” and a custom shootin’ iron from Karnevil Kreations, losers get a free pine box and a dirt nap.


Sunday May 17, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Courtyard Grasslands Radisson

12:00pm

Travis Love Benson
Frequency and passion infused. Marinating traditional folk and acoustic soul. Compelling humanity through quaint tales of all that life has offered. Travis Love will take you on an adventure through both music and storytelling that may involve love, war, and the month of May!

Performers


Sunday May 17, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Atrium Embassy

12:00pm

Azkadelia: The Mad Hattress
Azkadelia aka The Mad Hattress is an Aerial Acrobat specializing in Aerial Silks, she loves to bring themed and unthemed shows alike to her events with some chaos and fun all mixed in.

Performers
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Azkadelia Hattress

Aerialist, Azkadelia : The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be returning to this years Wicked Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever... Read More →



Sunday May 17, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Courtyard Radisson

12:00pm

Jezabelle von Jane
A heavy-weight prize fighter in the art of seduction and has a talent for the tease. With her dirty mouth and her naughty demeanor, she’ll steal a clean get away with your heart. Crowned 2014 Fetish Fare named Jezabelle “The Last Goddess in Carnet” and Birmingham Free Press named her “Birmingham’s Burlesque Queen”. Meet the The Electric Jezabelle Von Jane.

Performers


Sunday May 17, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

12:00pm

Mummy Unwrapping
Presented by Colonel Winterfell and the Egyptian Society of Antiquities.

In the ongoing quest for knowledge of that most ancient Egypt, we present to you the mummy of the High Priest Nes-min! An educational presentation on the dark practices of mummification, what mysteries will be found? Is there any truth to the so-called curse that surrounds the mummy? Bear witness and find out for yourselves.

Presenters


Sunday May 17, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Salon D Radisson

12:00pm

Fundamentals of 16th Century Italian Rapier: Private Lesson
Limited Capacity seats available

Private lessons will involve pre-registration for small group classes so that we can address material that cannot be covered with a group of 100-200. There is a per person registration fee for each participant. Limited to 20 participants at $25/hour/person

Presenters
avatar for Mark P. Donnelly

Mark P. Donnelly

Canes Enable
Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.



Sunday May 17, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Courtyard Piste Radisson

12:00pm

Foam Brain Game Room
Come play a variety of games in the FoamBrain Game Room!

Merchants
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Foam Brain Games

Foam Brain Games
Purveyors of board games, card games, RPGs, dice and more! | Foam Brain Games also runs the Game Room!



Sunday May 17, 2015 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Boardroom A Radisson

12:15pm

New Jersey’s Forgotten History
New Jersey has a history much deeper than popular thought. The Garden State is Ground Zero for the American Revolutionary War, the Industrial Revolution, and the birth of the Modern Era. Small State, Big Impact: New Jersey has offered this world many unimaginable contributions. From small inventions to the Industrial Revolution, New Jersey has greatly impacted the Modern World.

Fred Eckert is an Educational Speaker who expounds upon New Jersey’s vast history. Fred has spent countless hours researching the truth behind New Jersey’s past and has made discoveries that other historians are unaware of. For Fred, it is all about Education & Inspiration.

Presenters


Sunday May 17, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Salon C Radisson

12:30pm

Facial Hair Competition
After a year’s hiatus, the Facial Hair Competition is back!
Categories Include:

– Best Goatee
– Best Full Beard
– Best Mustache
– Best Mutton Chops
– Longest Facial Hair
– Best Free Form (Free Form contestants are allowed to add extensions and bibbity bobs as desired, allowing even for those of us who can’t grow our own facial hair!)

Prizes in every category, and a Prize for the Best in Show as determined by the Audience!


Sunday May 17, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

12:30pm

Coveilanvce Dance Project
Coveilance Dance Project is a group of mad scientist belly dancers who combine various costumes, music, and other dance forms to create a hypnotic and sensual experimental dance for you pleasure. Headquartered in the Delaware Valley, the project utilizes a variety of materials from cultures all over the world for extensive experimentation.

Photo credit: Carl Sermon Photography



Sunday May 17, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

12:30pm

Practical Dowsing: an Introduction
Dowsing can be used for finding lost items, evaluating energy fields and accessing psychic insight, amongst other things- and you can learn how to do it yourself! Join Starwolf of Foresight for a quick, easy, fun lesson in practical dowsing.

Presenters


Sunday May 17, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Salon E Radisson

12:30pm

VIP Meet & Greet
People ask us if we mean that this is a place where VIPs meet each other, or one wherein VIPs get exclusive access and chances to hang out and relax with many of our famed and talented performers and presenters and other prestigious folk.

It’s both! Our lovely meet and greet is a splendid time to make new friends, discover like-minded souls, speak to famous entertainers and Steampunk celebrities, and generally have a thoroughly grand time. This has historically been a popular event, and a much-desired perk.

Performers
avatar for Aleta Pardalis

Aleta Pardalis

Costume Designer/ cosplayer, Aleta Pardalis Designs
Aleta Pardalis is the daughter of a clothing designer. She designed her first Edwardian style dress in 7th grade and had designed a Tudor style gown by 10th grade. After graduating high school in Florida the early 90’s she discovered comic, sci-fi and anime conventions and started to create comic and anime costumes for those events. By 2003 she was regularly attending DragonCon and participating in the Dawn look-a-like contest held there. She... Read More →



Sunday May 17, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Midway Grand Tent Midway

1:00pm

Kitchen Science
Interactive science – there will be squishy things, there will be exploding things, there will be things you can touch and do and replicate in the comfort of your own kitchen! Disclaimer, we are not responsible for mad parents, or mad scientist parents.


Sunday May 17, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Courtyard Sukkah Radisson

1:00pm

Dark Continent
A special conversation on how a lesser explored and in some ways misunderstood Dark Continent of Africa plays into the Steampunk genre. An entire continent cannot revealed in one hour. Therefore, El Corsario Negro will focus on the nature of those things most common to us... The things we have watched on screen and read over the last 200 years or so. Zombies: walking dead or more? The mojo missing from Harry Potter? When Africa meets Pirates in the Caribbean. Moreover, how this is not so different from the not so Dark Continents everywhere else.

Presented by Doyaun Chavez De Valda aka El Corsario Negro.

When he is not busying himself in his IT Company where he has been a Managing Partner for 7 years, El is normally about developing a number of side projects involving the creative arts. With over 25 years of Acting, Dance, Production, Design, and multiple talks on world history and culture, he has turned up for SPWF 2015 to introduce his personal brand of Speculative Fiction, which has spawned a number of successes in various venues and crews. El has worked with Spoleto USA, Produced and Directed “A Series of One Act Plays”.

He has performed on stage with a number of acting troupes, as well as performed vocally in an Off-Broadway Operetta. After surviving a life-threatening cancer, he took a major break from performance and still maintains a wide vocal range when not dealing with side effects from treatment. He was last caught dabbling in the famous or infamous Khalwa of NERO LARP, which he created and designed to introduce multicultural world thought for a group he mentored. You will still find his work in their world setting. Currently his company Starwatch Omega Enterprises, LLP., has finally begun a production subsidiary called Jaha Studios to pursue his own world setting called Alternate Aerth of which his group The Steampunk World Order (facebook link https://www.facebook.com/SteampunkWorld )plays a major role.

You will not find him often without his right hand man Dr. Gerrard Evans. When they are not fighting for whatever is in that coffee cup...not coffee, they are constantly discussing how to bring history and politics into the discussion. During the 2012 debate cycle they played truth tellers to the statements of the candidates, often to rousing exchanges and external commentary.

Foremost is his need for success but his passion for exploring themes and ideas that push the envelope. The creed of Starwatch is “Great minds seeking to accomplish the extraordinary.” And he hopes he will be able to inspire you to do the same.



Sunday May 17, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Salon D Radisson

1:00pm

Chocolate Workshop
Details coming soon.

Due to the size of the venue, sign up will be required. Details TBA.

Presenters


Sunday May 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Boardroom C Radisson

1:00pm

Introduction to Staging Combat for Performance : Private Lessons
Limited Capacity seats available

Private lessons will involve pre-registration for small group classes so that we can address material that cannot be covered with a group of 100-200. There is a per person registration fee for each participant. Limited to 20 participants at $25/hour/person

Presenters


Sunday May 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Courtyard Piste Radisson

1:30pm

Christopher the Witch Doctor
Come see bizarre feats of mental and spiritual energies with Christopher the Witch Doctor, and his partner Krystal the Indestructible Girl! Thought reading, side-show stunts, energy manipulation, body control and more! They will redefine what you thought was possible for a person to do.



Sunday May 17, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Atrium Embassy

1:30pm

Jezabelle von Jane
A heavy-weight prize fighter in the art of seduction and has a talent for the tease. With her dirty mouth and her naughty demeanor, she’ll steal a clean get away with your heart. Crowned 2014 Fetish Fare named Jezabelle “The Last Goddess in Carnet” and Birmingham Free Press named her “Birmingham’s Burlesque Queen”. Meet the The Electric Jezabelle Von Jane.

Performers


Sunday May 17, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Courtyard Radisson

1:30pm

Bataireacht- Shillelagh and Irish Stick Fighting: Panel
The Irish have used various sticks and cudgels as weapons of self-defence for centuries. The shillelagh is still identified with Irish popular culture to this day. By the 18th century bataireacht became increasingly associated with Irish gangs called “factions”. Irish faction fights involved large groups of men (and sometimes women) who engaged in melees at county fairs, weddings, funerals, or any other convenient gathering.
As the faction fights became increasingly repressed and other sports were promoted such as hurling, bataireacht slowly faded away and by the turn of the 20th century.[Although still documented sporadically- it had became mostly an underground practice, saved by a few families who still handed down their own styles.

Mark P. Donnelly is a multi-award winning Author, Historian, Screenwriter, and Television Producer as well as internationally renowned Duelist, Swashbuckler, and constant gentleman.

Professionally, M. P. Donnelly has scripted and/or produced nearly 200 hours of historical documentary television for Discovery Channel, History Channel, BBC, PBS, National Geographic, and numerous European networks.

He is also the author or co-author of twenty non-fiction books on a wide variety of historical subjects. He is also inordinately fond of Port and would be happy to recount anything he has learned if you happen to have a fine bottle to share.

Presenters
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Mark P. Donnelly

Canes Enable
Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.


Sunday May 17, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon C Radisson

2:00pm

Noel Fletcher
SPWF’s youngest performer! A typical set by ten-year-old singer-guitarist Noel Fletcher features exuberant renditions of songs by Steam Powered Giraffe, The Who, Gustafer Yellowgold, and The Beatles, as well as his own material. Noel has engaged audiences in London, Los Angeles, New York and beyond. He lives in Woodstock, New York.

Performers


Sunday May 17, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

2:00pm

Design a Steampunk Character
This character design workshop may be better suited for older kids- even tweens, but allows the makers to create their own unique characters from the Steampunk genre. There will be a brief figure drawing lesson, concept ideas, then draw! Paper and art supplies will be provided.


Sunday May 17, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Courtyard Sukkah Radisson

2:00pm

Edgar Allan Poe Poe and Visual Arts
Presented by Chris Semtner of the Poe Museum, this panel will present the influences of Visual Arts on the great writer and how great the artistic interpretations would deliver a deeper understanding of Poe’s work during his time.

Presenters


Sunday May 17, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Salon D Radisson

2:00pm

A Halo Called Fred
The best geek rock ever played on guitar, bass, fiddle, and kitchenware, with songs featuring such topics as pirates, steampunks, cavemen, and any body part or flying thing you can think of.

A Halo Called Fred has performed with King Missile, been produced by a member of Ween, and featured on The Doctor Demento Show. Their quirky, off-beat style has been paired with Burlesque and Side-show acts, and they have participated in numerous film projects, including the short film “Barry the Steampunk Monster:” and the 2010 feature film “Everything Fred Tells Me is True”.

They are currently regulars at off-beat cultural events such as Wicked Faire, The Steampunk World’s Fair, and the Macabre Faire Film Festival.

Performers
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A Halo Called Fred

A Halo Called Fred provides the best geek rock ever played on guitar, bass, fiddle, and kitchenware. Their songs feature such topics as Pirates, Steampunks, Cavemen, and any body part or flying thing you can think of. Halo has performed with King Missile, been produced by a member of Ween, and featured on The Doctor Demento Show. Serving as the house band of Jeff Mach events, they have debuted songs such as “Drinking for Science... Read More →



Sunday May 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

2:00pm

This Way to the Egress
This Way to the Egress puts on a show that sounds and looks just as at home on an Opera House stage as it does on a New Orleans street corner. Sowed in the fertile soil of dirty little secrets, crushed childhood dreams, addiction, despair, jubilation, and of course debauchery, Egress weaves elements of roots, klezmer, balkan, blues, ragtime, swing, and punk-rock into whiskey-soaked melodies, deviant rhythms, and infectious refrains. All the while they fuse their eclectic sounds with visual antics such as confetti snow storms, tuba farts, and puppets of various sorts. A perennial SPWF favorite!



Sunday May 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

2:00pm

The Nature of Nikola Tesla
PanOrpheus presents a discussion on the always intriguing Nikola Tesla, a genius who spent his life exploring the nature of Nature. From Fire (Electricity, lightning), Air and Earth (Remote Control, the concept of the Wardenclyffe Wireless Power Transmission Tower…his patents that led to Radio…and more) and Water (The harnessing of the Niagara Falls) he contributed over 700 patents, and countless inventions that have helped to shape our modern world. We’ll explore the life and world of this fascinating man!

PanOrpheus is on the Board of Directors of the Tesla Science Foundation. Tesla or the Spirit of Tesla, has been a character in the books he has written, such as Songs and Stories from Tesla’s Tower. He has been a presenter at the Tesla Memorial Conference in NYC, and has promoted Tesla outreach events at libraries in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Presenters
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PanOrpheus

I have a new Facebook page PanOrpheus Author. Check it out! I'm the author of six books: One of which is the Award-winning 'The Antikythera and The Source'. | Theoclea (The Delphic Oracle) and Pythagoras in Eleusis and Atlantis | Theoclea (The Delphic Oracle) and Pythagoras in Egypt | Phoebe (The Delphic Oracle) takes Nikola Tesla to Peru...and other stories | Phoebe (The Delphic Oracle) and the Medallion of Gaia | Songs and Stories... Read More →



Sunday May 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Centennial Room Embassy

2:00pm

The Last Drop of Tea
The last drop of tea is the one with the most flavor–whether it’s sweetness, if you’ve put sugar in, or the character of the tea itself–it’s concentrated at the bottom, at the very end. So, too, is the Last Drop. B​id farewell to friends old and new; raise a cup to another Fair gone by; have something special to savor as you make your way home. we are honored to know you. We’re so happy to have met you! We’re glad to have had you with us! Join us in saying goodbye!​
Tickets are $15. 


Sunday May 17, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Fusions Restaurant Radisson

2:30pm

Bataireacht- Shillelagh and Irish Stick Fighting: Workshop
The Irish have used various sticks and cudgels as weapons of self-defence for centuries. The shillelagh is still identified with Irish popular culture to this day. By the 18th century bataireacht became increasingly associated with Irish gangs called factions. Irish faction fights involved large groups of men (and sometimes women) who engaged in melees at county fairs, weddings, funerals, or any other convenient gathering.
As the faction fights became increasingly repressed and other sports were promoted such as hurling, bataireacht slowly faded away and by the turn of the 20th century.[Although still documented sporadically- it had became mostly an underground practice, saved by a few families who still handed down their own styles.

Presenters
avatar for Mark P. Donnelly

Mark P. Donnelly

Canes Enable
Purveyors of Unique and Antique Walking Sticks, Canes, Cudgels, Umbrellas, Parasols, Brollies, Gamps, Bumbershoots, and En Tout Cas as well as antique accessories and oddities for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.


Sunday May 17, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Courtyard Piste Radisson

2:30pm

Night Watch Paradox
The musical equivalent of reading “Treasure Island.” Using Baltimore as its muse, history is turned sideways in songs like The Ballad of Henry Clemm ( Edgar Allen Poe’s cousin, who was captured by Capt. Nemo) or The Admiral Fell, where privateers (In a flying airship) defeated the British in 1812.

Performers
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Night Watch Paradox

With an eclectic line-up of vocals, cello, flute, harmonica, ukulele, guitar, accordion and drums Night Watch Paradox merges musical styles of rock, jazz, Appalachian, sea shanties, Klezmer and cabaret. | | The musical equivalent of reading “Treasure Island,” Night Watch Paradox brings the audience along on a participatory journey of musical performance and storytelling as they travel in their imaginary, steam-powered airship through... Read More →



Sunday May 17, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Midway Grand Tent Midway

2:30pm

Alienist
Reporter Nellie Bly feigns lunacy and gets admitted to Blackwell asylum for “treatment” which fuels her periodicals published after her executed rescue 10 days into her stay.

Blackwell is in dire need of funding. Once founded as a charity of good works it is now in disrepair and a deposit for the cities disturbed and simply the cities misunderstood. (After Nellie Bly's investigations it was determined that many women in Blackwell simply didn't speak English, but otherwise were perfectly sane).

Orderlies at Blackwell were often inmates from the penitentiary next door and had no interest or knowledge of science.

Guests to the Alienist may choose the level of participation they would prefer. If Guests would like to participate less they will be treated as potential donors of Blackwell and be shown demonstrations of examinations and treatment explanations. Those who wish to immerse themselves more fully will be treated as newly admitted patients.
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 'Alienist' features Annie's Shakespeare Shakedown - the talented folks behind 'A Midwinter Night's Dream' (Wicked Faire '15), and the very first Alienist (Necronomicon '14).Shakespeare Shakedown is known for blending authentic text with unscripted, impromptu moments that are both brilliant and true-to-character


Sunday May 17, 2015 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Salon E Radisson

3:00pm

Azkadelia: The Mad Hattress
Azkadelia aka The Mad Hattress is an Aerial Acrobat specializing in Aerial Silks, she loves to bring themed and unthemed shows alike to her events with some chaos and fun all mixed in.

Performers
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Azkadelia Hattress

Aerialist, Azkadelia : The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress, Miss Azkadelia Victorious Hattress, is enchanted to be returning to this years Wicked Faire as she brings something a little bit different than yester years. An aerial act with a dash of the macabre. It has been told that Miss Hattress' show is filled with grace, elegance, and charm. It is one that is sure to entice the senses and leave you craving more. If these weren't all reasons enough perhaps the chance of seeing her ever... Read More →



Sunday May 17, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Courtyard Radisson

3:00pm

Jezabelle von Jane
A heavy-weight prize fighter in the art of seduction and has a talent for the tease. With her dirty mouth and her naughty demeanor, she’ll steal a clean get away with your heart. Crowned 2014 Fetish Fare named Jezabelle “The Last Goddess in Carnet” and Birmingham Free Press named her “Birmingham’s Burlesque Queen”. Meet the The Electric Jezabelle Von Jane.

Performers


Sunday May 17, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Atrium Embassy

3:00pm

“Felicitous Natal Day, Automaton” – Story-Building Games
Break out your dictionary and make an adventure fora  robot by telling a story as a group!





Sunday May 17, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Courtyard Sukkah Radisson

3:00pm

Superhuman: Stories of Houdini
The name Harry Houdini is legendary, as one of the great magicians, and as the greatest escape artist to have ever lived. The tales of his life sound more like myth than history, yet many of them truly happened. Houdini aficionado, J.R. Whitcomb of “Karnevil,” will take you on a whirlwind tour of the life of Houdini, from his humble beginnings as a traveling magician, to his rise to fame, to his battles with false mediums, and lastly, his untimely demise. These tales will be supplemented with demonstrations of some of the effects that made Houdini’s early career, along with explanations of the methods behind them.



Sunday May 17, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Salon D Radisson

3:00pm

The Art of Millinery
If clothes make the man, then a well-made hat makes a trendsetter! This seminar will acquaint the viewer with the time honored techniques of the Milliner’s art by demonstration of the tools and materials that go into well-made headwear.

Headgear is crucial to any well to do outfit. Why settle for factory made, when you could join in the Do it yourself revolution?

Presenters
avatar for Erik Teague

Erik Teague

Designer and Haberdasher, Opergeist Haberdashery
Quality handmade hats for the darkly minded.



Sunday May 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Salon C Radisson

3:30pm

Christopher the Witch Doctor
Come see bizarre feats of mental and spiritual energies with Christopher the Witch Doctor, and his partner Krystal the Indestructible Girl! Thought reading, side-show stunts, energy manipulation, body control and more! They will redefine what you thought was possible for a person to do.



Sunday May 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

3:30pm

Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings
Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings create Antebellum Anthems and Bygone Ballads. The music is bursting with life, emotion and an energy that fills the room. They’ll get your toes tapping and your arms aching to be wrapped around the one you miss most.



Sunday May 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

3:30pm

Psyche Corporation
Psyche Corporation is a fairytale cyber/steampunk band fronted by a brunette Rapunzel-lookalike who combines dance with a powerhouse vocal range, while clad in an improbably wasp-waisted Victorian corset. The band is named after a dream manufacture group from a future where neural implants allow people to download dreams. Songs deal in dystopian themes as well as more lighthearted filk works, such as “Perl-Operated Boy”. The musical style spans genres of trip-hop, electro-rock, and world music. A recent song has mixed tribal singing with classical piano while embedding poliovirus DNA into its percussion.

Performers
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Psyche Corporation

Psyche Corporation is a fairytale cyber/steampunk band fronted by a former Ladies of Steampunk model and programmer who combines dance with a powerhouse vocal range. The band is named after a dream manufacture group from a future where neural implants allow people to download dreams from the Internet. Songs deal in dystopian themes as well as more lighthearted filk works, such as “Perl­Operated Boy”. The musical style spans genres of... Read More →



Sunday May 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

3:30pm

Gail Carriger: Autograph Session
For The Steampunk World’s Fair 2015: Announcing a rare East Coast Appearance of Author Gail Carriger!

The Steampunk World’s Fair will be shortly after the release of Book #1 of The Custard Protocol, and we are thrilled to have her join us!

Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in higher learning, a fondness for cephalopods, and a chronic tea habit.

Her books are urbane fantasies mixed with steampunk comedies of manners. They have now been published in over a dozen different languages and she received the Prix Julia Verlanger from French readers. Her debut novel, Soulless, won the ALA’s Alex Award and was nominated for the Compton Crook, Campbell, and Locus Awards. All five in the Parasol Protectorate series (including Changeless, Blameless, Heartless, and Timeless) plus manga adaptations Soulless Vol. 1-3 were New York Times Bestsellers. Her most recent release is Waistcoats & Weaponry, the third in her critically acclaimed Finishing School series for young adult. She will release the first book in her new adult series, Prudence, in 2015.

Presenters
Sponsors
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Corvus Creations

Owner/Designer, Corvus Creations
We at Corvus Creations are the purveyors of fine Steampunk, Neo-Victorian, and Pagan jewelry and sundries.



Sunday May 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Centennial Room Embassy

4:00pm

What is Wrong with Romantic Vampires?
Seems like vampires get a bad repute now a days. With Twilight, True Blood, even some recent movies with Dracula himself. But is it really all so wrong? Join Ahmetia Campbell (movie buff), Katerina Campbell (occult buff), and Kevin Meares (demonologist and vampire buff) in a look back on the history and tropes of the vampires!


Sunday May 17, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Salon D Radisson

4:00pm

The World of Wyck
If the picture doesn’t give you some idea as to what kind of madcap, epic awesomesauce Wyck is… we’re not sure there’s much else we could tell you to prepare you. Okay, perhaps we could tell you that he does his own stunts, has been known to staple things to his body for a laugh (or money… or both), is a “human block head”, and has been described as being a “devilishly odd performer”.


Sunday May 17, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Midway Grand Tent Midway

4:30pm

Captain Zorikh
Captain Zorikh, the multi-talented aritst, writer, filmmaker, grappler, swordfighter, and musical entertainer, makes his Steampunk World’s Fair debut with his unique brand of time-traveling bardicism. His comedic musical takes on sci-fi, fantasy, religion, and human behavior have cracked up The Wicked Faire, I-Con, the Big Apple Convention, YouTube, and the NYC subways for years.
He also threatens to defend his storytelling championship at the Munchausen Society charity storytelling competition. Don’t miss all the excitement!

Performers


Sunday May 17, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Courtyard Radisson

4:30pm

Storytime with Professor McClendon
Professor JP McClendon, the award-nominated internet author, will bring a series of stories to the masses (not his own, he promises) to amuse, educate, and entertain.

Performers

Sunday May 17, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Atrium Embassy

4:30pm

The Art of Adapting Characters
Learn tips and tricks for Adapting popular characters into a steampunk or other style while still being recognizable. This will be an open question and answer style panel.

Presenters
avatar for Aleta Pardalis

Aleta Pardalis

Costume Designer/ cosplayer, Aleta Pardalis Designs
Aleta Pardalis is the daughter of a clothing designer. She designed her first Edwardian style dress in 7th grade and had designed a Tudor style gown by 10th grade. After graduating high school in Florida the early 90’s she discovered comic, sci-fi and anime conventions and started to create comic and anime costumes for those events. By 2003 she was regularly attending DragonCon and participating in the Dawn look-a-like contest held there. She... Read More →



Sunday May 17, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Salon C Radisson

5:00pm

William Shakespeare's Star Wars
What if Star Wars was a Shakespearean play? Well, now it is. Our little band of rogues and malcontents masquerading as gentlemen will be reading to you excerpts guaranteed to amuse, entertain, and create some laughs.


Sunday May 17, 2015 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Bazaar Stage Midway

5:00pm

Platform One
A perennial SPWF favorite, Platform One is back for 2015! Platform One corners the market on cross-genre appeal. 80s flair meets 21st century beats in a high-energy combination of synthpop and darkwave. With a home base in New York, members, V. Nigel Taylor, Daniel Gill, and Allison Lahikainen are most commonly mistaken for Depeche Mode, only with more eyeliner.

Performers
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Platform One

Platform One
Platform One is a band of highly energetic musicians who bring together danceablebeats, well thought out lyrics and an appeal that crosses several genres. Their musicis a combination of pop, gothic, and alternative with a side of oontz. They meld theirinfluence of 80's alternative music with European synthpop.They've spent the last fewyears playing festivals and conventions, from anime to steampunk, all over the Northeastwith forays to the West... Read More →



Sunday May 17, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Embassy Mainstage Embassy

5:00pm

The Velocitators
The Velocitators are an anti-folk, aggressive acoustic band that draws inspiration from the realm of absurdity. Singing about their airship, death, the Romulans, blasphemy, cows, and murder, they embrace themes that the decent find abhorrent.

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Dubious

Dubious is a rigger and rope top from the NY area known for losing himself in slow scenes and tying in a connected and sensual style.



Sunday May 17, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Courtyard Stage Radisson

5:00pm

VIP Private Feedback Session with Jeff Mach Himself
Got questions about the event, how it's run, or the things we've tried to do? Got feedback? This VIP-only segment is your chance to be heard!

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Mach

Jeff Mach

Owner, Jeff Mach Events
Jeff Mach has, for several years, been specifically noted by Wikipedia itself as as “may not be notable enough to be on Wikipedia.”

Sunday May 17, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Salon E Radisson