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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
 

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

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

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

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
 
Saturday, May 16
 

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

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

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

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

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
 
Sunday, May 17
 

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

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