Perhaps you've heard the word “Steampunk” and wondered what IS Steampunk? To answer that question, Professor Adam Smasher will be on hand to give his lecture "Steampunk 101 ~ What IS Steampunk?". Other Steampunk related questions will also be welcome!
We are electrxavalanshh (electric avalanche). We are an electronic based dance/rock band with a splash of underground pop. We are a two man band that plays multiple instruments to put together what is a very lush, upbeat sound. We are constantly evolving. We enjoy our derby and top hats, making our own instruments. It would be a great pleasure to play at this event as we have attended Jeff's events prior as no. Performers and had a great time.
Sarah Donner is an indie folkpop songstress who has embraced her inner catlady. She works the stage with a powerful vocals, punchy guitar, and a candid stage presence. That Is A Pegasus (2014) is her fifth studio album released on her label CatLady Records. It was co-produced with Owen Lewis, whose engineering credits include Katy Perry, The Cranberries, and Snow Patrol. The new songs teeter back and forth between playful, rock, nerd core, and ballads, all tied together with bright melodies and driving, energetic instrumentals.
The "Sarah Donner and the Sleepy Kitten" video and "The Motherf**cking Pterodactyl Song" which was co-written with The Oatmeal catapulted Sarah into weblebrity status with over two million views on YouTube alone. Her music has been featured on Conan O'Brien's blog, NPR, Showtime, and CBS News. It has also been licensed for television shows on Discovery networks, Bravo, MTV, VH1, and Showtime.
She is a graduate of Westminster Choir College. After stretching her legs with musical theatre, she picked up a guitar, abandoned her classical roots, and started rocking out (with fantastic breath support). Sarah Donner's cold New England heart was transplanted to New Jersey where she fosters kittens when not on tour.
Award nominated internet author, JP McClendon, will be reading for you various obscure stories (Not his own, of course! He wouldn't want to bore you!) of the past, ranging from a story that was the first of its kind, a story that eerily predicted a tragic future event, a story that inspired a cult Hollywood film, and some classic Doctor Who.
Vampires are real! At least that’s what was believed in London during the 18th century. While vampire lore dates back hundreds of years to Bulgaria and Romania, a lesser known history of the vampire arose from misconceptions about death in London.
Premature burial of the apparently dead was a common occurrence during this time. Fears of being prematurely buried continued until the invention of the safety coffin, which allowed people who awoke to alert those topside of any accidental burials. Come learn causes, prevention, discovery, and return from the dead of the prematurely buried.
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.
Where would Steampunk be without tech? Steve A. Wiggins, PhD, historian of ancient religions, will offer a presentation looking at ancient technology. Beginning with the Antikythera Mechanism, a 2000-year-old gear-box found in 1901, he will take the audience through several strange pieces of technology at appeared before their time. The Baghdad Battery, the ancient Egyptian lightbulb, and several other examples of ancient tech will be explored. Come along for a fun, but informative look at the technology of the ancients that still has historians scratching their heads.
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!
The Genre of Steampunk: Exploring Period Literature and its Connection to History. This program will include a presentation and discussion of fictional literature often associated with steampunk and its connection to history.
Audie and her Sword of Maya dances to cut through illusions of space, time and ego to discover what is real. Audie, Belly Dance Performer/Instructor has delighted audiences with her unique style for many years. Audie fuses traditional Belly Dance techniques with ancient mythology and modern electronica.
My main style might be considered Baroque Pop, but from doing open mikes I've had to figure out songs for one guitar so it's a bit more folky. But I have a lot to chose from. I must have about 500 on CD and 200 videos. So, not a headliner, but small acting killing a half hour or 45.
During the 18th century, London was making great strides in medicine. The days of the humours were phasing out for new science-based theories. At a time when evidence-based results meant that the medicine worked when the symptoms went away, many chemicals were used that we would now consider dangerous or toxic. Come learn about the medical advances of 18th century London and what remedies a doctor may have prescribed for you if you were to get sick.
Come hear the crew of the S.S. Velocitator! The Velocitators are an anti-folk, aggressive acoustic band that draws inspiration from the realm of absurdity. Singing about death, pith helms, cows, gatling gun arms, murder and more about death, they embrace the themes that decent normal folk find abhorrent.
The Looking Glass Revue is a Burlesque and Comedy Troupe bringing the art of Burlesque to a new generation.
The Looking Glass Revue is the premier burlesque troupe of the Lehigh Valley, PA. It is the collaboration of designer and owner of House of Minerva, Kate Elfatah and Burlesque Performer Mika Romantic. The two have collaborated to bring an amazing artistic Burlesque Troupe to a new generation of people.
The Looking Glass Revue is an exciting, high energy Burlesque Troupe from Pennsylvania. Local business owner and designer of House of Minerva, Kate Elfatah has teamed up with award winning Burlesque performer and model, Mika Romantic to bring the glamour and mystic back to a reemerging art form. The show has a bevy of beautifully costumed and classically trained performers that tempt the audience with a nostalgic taste of old Hollywood. The Looking Glass Revue will transport you back to a simpler time, a time when showgirls and starlets reigned supreme.
The troupe features The Looking Glass Revue’s beautiful and talented burlesque stars, Mika Romantic (Artistic Director and award winning burlesque performer and pin-up model), Ruby Von Vanity (award winning pin-up model) Bandi Wine and Penny Page. Comedy by Resident Stand-up comic Ben Fidler and keeping the show flowing will be resident MC, Jayson Simpson. Providing the soundtrack to our show is Sound Engineer, Alex DiAnna.
The Troupe is hot off of their triumphant debut where they performed to a sold out three night run in Park City Utah at The Social Film Loft during the Sundance Film Festival and were quickly the talk of the town. The Social Film Loft, produced by Kate Elfatah served as a celebrity and event gifting suite and was placed in the “Top 10 Parties” to attend at the coveted festival. Celebrities who visited the suite included, Elijah Wood, Michael C Hall, Rainn Wilson and Lindsey Lohan.
The Troupe prides itself on bringing classic burlesque to a new generation. They will take you back to a simpler time, a time when starlets and showgirls reigned supreme. You may not know what to expect, but expect to be entertained!
We are two bastards of non-discriminatory status. Our Mission Statement: To perform funny music, and to prove that anyone can be a Bastard if they try hard enough. We can glue a gear to something if it makes us seem more steampunk, We are Tom Sales's favorite band, and we're 64% more better than Jeff Mach Himself.
An eclectic display of talent through vintage colored glasses! Come take a trip through the imaginarium and experience song, dance, comedy and live action dramas! There will be games, prizes and audience participation!
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. Reborn after a decade-long hiatus, they are regulars at off-beat cultural events such as Wicked Faire, The Steampunk World’s Faire, and the Macabre Faire Film Festival.