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Steampunk Ghostbusters Charity Ball, 2016

   Posted by: Professor von Explaino

The Steampunk Ghostbusters cordially invite you to join us once more at the Tattersalls Club · Brisbane for the Third Annual Steampunk Ghostbusters’ Charity Ball. Last year, thanks to the ticket holders and donations, we raised just over $9000 for the Queensland Cancer Council. To match or exceed that amount this year, we’re hosting another splendid [...]

Steampunk Strides (Brisbane event)

   Posted by: Professor von Explaino

The Steampunk Strides Fashionwalk is an initiative of Alternate Empire Events and will be the Paris fashion week of the Steampunk Community! Mark the date, 18th of August, starting at 6:45pm. The vision is for a dynamic visually exciting and sometimes daring/cheeky catwalk-style parade to music and classic parade narration, promoting many of the [...]

ABC3’s first local science program is Steampunk-themed

   Posted by: cholmondeley

Long ago a toy maker made a mechanical thinking machine. Believing the machine would never think as well as humankind he cast it away. The machine however did work. It rolled down into the sewers and there it began to grow, extending itself with detritus and discarded machinery. Any inquisitive kids who fall into one of the machine’s many [...]

Steampump 2012: At the Meat Market

   Posted by: cholmondeley

Steampump at the Meat Market

[/caption] Melbourne’s Steampump returns for 2012 with an event at North Melbourne’s “The Meat Market” (entrance at 5 Blackwood Street) on the 11th of August. The event programme is in development, but will feature: Magician Richard Vegas Burlesque from Miss Loli Box The Gentlemen DJs Entertainer Mighty Joe Roaming Musicians The Old Time Bunta Family [...]

Steam at Craftonomicon

   Posted by: cholmondeley


[/caption]The 51st Australian National SF Convention, Continuum 8: Craftonomicon, begins today in Melbourne, and retronautical pursuits occupy a prominent place in the programme of events. The convention’s focus on crafting will appeal to the maker sensibility, and Guest of Honour Kelly Link, writer and editor of the recent Steampunk! anthology, will be [...]
Brisbane craft and design gallery Artisan has been awarded $51,400 of Australian Federal Government arts funding to curate and present “The Antipodean Steampunk Show“, a large-scale exhibition featuring “objects, photography, fashion, footwear, illustration, jewellery, sculpture and film”. The exhibition will benefit from a partnership with the Queensland Maritime Museum, and the exhibition opening is [...]

The Tempest - Steampunked!

   Posted by: cholmondeley

Steampunk Cabaret fundraiser

[/caption] The Tempest - Steampunked! is a theatrical production planned for the Sydney Fringe Festival in the Inner West of Sydney in September, 2012. The show’s producers are currently soliciting donations to the cause via Australian crowdfunding site Auditions for the show will be held on the 2nd-3rd of June, [...]
You are invited to Dress To Impress, a public picnic for The Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea. It’s an opportunity to raise funds for The Cancer Council, as well as give the members of the various niche communities a chance to connect with each other. Enjoy a cup of tea, bring a gold coin donation and [...]

Speleological Imagineering

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Journey from the Centre of the Perth

[/caption]Western Australia’s The Great Steampunk Affaire (recently formalised under the state’s Associations Incorporation Act) is hosting a Verne-and-Wellsian “Immersive Theatre-Ball” in the appropriately named Cabaret Cave, at Yanchep, 40 minutes North of Perth, on Saturday 28th of April, 2012. GSPA’s hugely successful debut event attracted well over 350 [...]
New Zealand’s premiere electro-steampunk act Alex the Kid are launching their new EP “Zombies, Time Travel & Big City Living” and capturing video for their upcoming EP at two special gigs in September, one in Auckland (The Basement, Lower Greys Ave, 10-September, 9pm) and one in Wellington (Meow, Edward Street, 24-September, 9pm). Alex The Kid will [...]
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