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Steampunk Caroling in St. Louis, MO

Ok, I wanted to go over the Steampunk Caroling plans one more time:

This Wednesday, December 14th, we are gathering at the Mint Cookie for an informal rehearsal. I will have song sheets and we will have a piano to sing along with if we desire. I may get the drums down in case anyone wants to try some simple percussion. (For directions, please contact kukla_tko42 privately.)

Gather at 7pm or so. I'll throw a roast in the oven so we can have a nice meal after we've sung.

Official Date for Caroling is Friday, December 16th.
I have secured permission to leave work early, so I'm suggesting meeting at Cicero's around 6pm. I believe that some steampunks and I will be going there for dinner. We will warm up then begin our adventure around 6:30.

Some FAQ:
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Teslacon II - Audition Notice

Rumors are flying in diplomatic circles around the globe. No one is exactly certain just what is going on, but considerable interest seems centered around the upcoming voyage of Lord Bobbins' new submersible boat, the HMS Trident. Join us as we voyage into adventure with Teslacon II - 20,000 Leagues Under The Aether!

Teslacon II will take place November 18-20th 2011 at the Sheraton in Madison Wisconsin. We are looking for a total of 8 actors to play characters in the interactive mystery portion of the convention, which will be directed by Wendy Zdrodowski and Bill Dunbar. Performers will be expected to remain in character throughout the weekend, participating in scripted scenes as well as extensive improvised interaction with the other passengers. In return, performers will be provided with memberships to the convention, shared hotel rooms, and some meals.

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Events Links Please

I am updating the events on my website htp:// If anyone knows of any victorian, steamy historical evebts that could be included please email me at Please include date, name and link. Thank you
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Steampunk, Neo-victorian, Dorian's Parlor

Dress to the Nines in Dandy, Steampunk, Neo-Victorian, Neo-Vintage!


If you haven’t had a chance to check out Dorian’s Parlor yet, you should definitely put “Attend January’s Event” at the top of your list of New Year’s Resolutions. A monthly Steampunk event held at Ormandy Ballroom of the Doubletree in downtown Philadelphia, Dorian’s Parlor embodies the very spirit of the New Year. It takes the old – fashions, ideas, etiquette, food, games, music – and reinvents them to create something shining-new and daring, bold and enticing. There is a sense of excitement and nostalgia in the air as patrons come together to dance, sip cocktails, enjoying hors d'oeuvres and partake in a one-of-its-kind lineup of bands, DJs, circus performances and high fashion from the foremost neo-vintage designers. This is one resolution that you’re sure to enjoy keeping.

The next 21+ event will be held Saturday, January 22nd, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., in the Ormandy Ballroom of the DoubleTree Hotel, on the Avenue of the Arts in downtown Philadelphia. Admission is $25, and includes a drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres.

20% off sale at MoiraCoon's Shinies

Take 20% off all items in BOTH my Etsy and ArtFire shops through Monday, December 6th with coupon code LJDEC2010

Interested in my work, but can’t justify spending money on yourself during the holidays? In my ArtFire shop, you can add my pieces to your Amazon Wish List by clicking the “Add To Amazon Wish List” link along the left side of each item screen to let friends and family know what you’re wishing for!

steam hacking and leather masks from here in the center of the US

some more leather masks with an old world style for those looking for mardi gras
additionally We started a hackerspace here in Tulsa for those wishing to gain access to tools and a place to build and make things.
and one last thing is that we are starting an email list of people who wish to be beta testers for our goggle kits and parts line. If you would like to know more about it and get a chance to get in on the testing (lower price on the test kits as it only covers materials and shipping) let us know here:
Contact page
and be sure to let us know in the message if you want to be a beta tester

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Links to the ebay auctions and our hackerspace wiki as well as more pics are under the cut
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Steampunk Dirigible

To the most cordial ladies and gentlemen of Kaposia...

If you are a lover of Lovecraft or Christie we have a mystery event that is sure to titillate your interest!

Join the Scarlet Ribbon Society for a Steam Century Mystery Event

Saturday, November 20th
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Mystery starts at 6:00 pm
Located at the LeBlanc House Bed & Breakfast
302 University Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
$10 in advance, $12 at the door
Hurry, as places are very limited! Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

Purchase tickets here via PayPal!

Casual Attire is welcome; Fancy Dress is applauded
Steampunk, Neo-victorian, Dorian's Parlor

You are Invited to Dorian's Parlor

Introducing the next Dorian's Parlor Event. Dandies mingle with aristocrats and daring explorers while sipping cocktails, enjoying hors d'oeuvres and partaking in a one-of-its-kind lineup of bands, DJs, circus performances and high fashion from foremost neo-vintage designers. They spill onto the sidewalk outside the Ormandy Ballroom and take over late-night food spots, attracting curious looks from passers by. Who are these mysterious people from another era?

Dorian’s Parlor is a monthly convergence of Steampunk and neo-vintage enthusiasts, a sensuous spectacle of vintage glamour highlighting the best of Philadelphia’s alternative culture. November’s lineup includes the immensely popular band Ego Likeness, DJ Johanna Constantine and a fashion show from the delectable Philadelphia's Delicious Boutique. Steampunk author G.D. Falksen will MC, the Royal Baritarian Players will perform, and an animated film by Adriel Garcia will be featured. Opera singer, Katie Kat (who trained with Maria Callas's voice coach and local soprano Trisha Kotch) is also on the play bill. Young adult Steampunk author Dianne K. Salerni will be in attendance as well, reading excerpts from her newest work. All aspects of the event’s production — lighting, sound, stage design and production management — are provided by Philadelphia’s own CircuitSix, LLC ( as part of their ongoing sponsorship and patronage of Dorian's Parlor.

The next 21+ event will be held Saturday, November 27th, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., in the Ormandy Ballroom of the DoubleTree Hotel, on the Avenue of the Arts in downtown Philadelphia. Admission is $25, and includes a drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres.