Screening and panel with director Kevin Eslinger at the Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza And Meet-Up this Friday Sept 30 and continues through Oct 2, 2011.
There are two screenings scheduled, one Friday and one Saturday. The director will be available on FRIDAY ONLY due to prior commitments.
From their website : “Steampunk is a juxtaposition of science fiction, fantasy, and Victorian alternate history. Its roots are in the literature and architecture of the late 19th century while having its branches reach into the future. It is The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the music of Abney Park, the engineering of Nikola Tesla, and the aviation of helium and hot air. In the 1980s a subculture of science fiction found a foothold in literature and science fiction conventions. These ‘paths not taken’ alternative histories gave the cyberpunk and Goth followers at the conventions a new path to follow. There were the works of H.G. Wells, as previously noted, the undersea submersible of Captain Nemo in Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and the Victorian work of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to start with. Add to that the architecture of the Victorian age as a gentrification in many of the inner cities of America and England, and you have a breeding ground for something not quite realized but possibly attainable.
Join us for a weekend of Steam. There will be academic panels for those of a scholarly nature and classes for those that are more fun oriented. There will be vendors, a drum circle, and the Upstate Steampunk Ball. There will be costume contests and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. Upstate Steampunk. Break out your best goggles, your spats, your hooped skirts, and your sense of humor and prepare to party like it’s 1899.”
Schedule of Events
10 am – Doors open for registration
Vendors may begin set up
Noon – Vendor’s Room Opens
Classes may be scheduled during this
afternoon if necessary
8 pm – Vendor’s Room closes for the night
9 pm – 11 pm Victorian Bathing Suit Pool Party
10pm – Ice breaker in the bar
10pm – Nickel Children and Aurora
7:00 AM Registration Opens
7:00 AM Vendors begin set up
9:00 AM Vendors Open
10:00 AM Classes Start (see other schedule)
1:00 PM Victorian Tea
3:00 PM Victorian Tea
6:00 PM Classes End
7:00 Vendor’s Room closes
7:00 Fashion Parade
8:00 PM I.F.B. Plays in Main Ballroom
9:00 PM Valentine Wolfe Plays in Main Ballroom
9:00 PM Voting for Mr and Mrs Steampunk closes
10:00 PM Crowning of Mr and Mrs Steampunk
10:00 Ball begins
11:00 – Nickel Children and Aurora
Browncoats a the Breakfast Buffet. All welcomed.
For More information check out http://www.upstatesteampunk.com
Presented at the Hilton Garden Inn, Anderson SC.
Facebook: UpState Steampunk