9
Apr

Her Majesty’s Birthday Picnic [QLD]

   Posted by: Professor von Explaino   in Culture

Title: Her Majesty’s Birthday Picnic
Location: Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane
Description: We call the Steampunkers of Brisbane together again for a picnic and general outing!

Come one, Come All! In your finest fripperies and fanciest frockcoats… We look forward to seeing you, catching up and swapping stories of gadgets gone mad and enemies vanquished.

BYO picnic supplies.
We’ll try and stake out a spot near a BBQ, but depending on other park users, that may or may not eventuate.

Maybe bring something to share, and make new friends over biscuits and tea? Professor von Explaino challenges you to bring Steampunk Street Food to test your culinary chops.

This has a Facebook event for those utilizing said application to RSVP.
Start Time: 12:00
Date: 2011-06-13
End Time: 17:00

10
Mar

Shh… Adelaide Steampunk in the State Library of SA

   Posted by: christianreynolds   in Culture

On the eve of the next SA based Steampunk event (OLYMPIA ~ A STEAMPUNK SPECTACULAR; Which is now SOLD OUT!). We thought it would be nice to post a little bit about our previous outing back in Feb.
The Mortlock Wing
The Mortlock Wing

On the 6th of February, Adelaide Steampunkers gathered in the State Library of SA for a photoshoot.

The Mortlock Wing of the State Library is a historic building, first opened in 1884. Housing over 23,000 gorgeous old books, this beautiful French Renaissance inspired building was the perfect venue for some neo-victorian photos.
A good 25 or so members of Steampunk SA and the Australian Costumers Guild took this opportunity to be photographed in a gorgeous venue, or to get behind a camera and take some amazing photos. The one catch with this historic building was that flash-photography was forbidden. We all learnt to stand very still, so as to minimize blurring, but there were still some amazing shots to be seen. (Well done to the Ruwoldt’s for thinking to bring a tripod!!)
Ben Todd took the opportunity to make some short clips for the upcoming Steampunk Fringe event - OLYMPIA, the poor subjects were kept in the dark as to the purpose of their roles, but the first clip has now come out, and it all makes sense (see Video: How To Spot An Illegal Alien )
This gathering was the perfect oppportunity for some of the newer members of the Steampunk community to meet some of the veterans, as well as get some great costume ideas for the upcoming Fringe event. We met some lovely new faces, and were able to share some of our costuming expertise onto those daring to ask.
Calixta Cheers was a popular model of the day, with her gorgeous purple frock and gattling gun, making for some fiesty shots, whilst Pontip Sontavong’s Clockwork Gentleman (nicknamed Iron Man by some of the newbies) made a favourable comeback, with some fantastic photos as proof.
The State Library staff loved our outfits, and requested we take a quick wander around the main library, to show off our wares.
When we ran out of bookshelves to lean against, we left the comfort of the darkened room for the bright outdoors, where we stopped by a the armoury lawns for a big group photo before heading our seperate ways.
It was a day filled with fun, some amazing costumes, fantastic photographers and great friends. Something to be repeated soon, perhaps with a different theme.
By Julia Norman

Title: The Performing And Visual arts in Emerald (PAVE) Festival [VIC]
Location: Emerald, Victoria
Link out: Click here
Description: Steampunks come and join in the fun of The Performing And Visual arts in Emerald (PAVE) Festival - Sunday April 10th (Emerald in The Dandenong Ranges)
This years festival will have a Steampunk theme for the Sunday (fun festival day).

Steampunks dressed in Victorian costumes or Steampunk attire are invited to travel in style on Puffing Billy Steam Train. By special arrangement for this occasion, two historic carriages have been added to create even greater atmosphere to the ancient steam train.

Boarding the train at Belgrave you will travel through the fern gullies and tall timbers of the Dandenongs to bound for Emerald. Arriving at Emerald you can join in the activities of the PAVE festival. Some of the planned entertainment, is a Penny Farthing race through the main street, steam enthusiasts with their machines, a Steam Car and also stalls selling Steampunk clothing and paraphernalia.

Price for Puffing Billy train tickets normal price $42 p/person return from Belgrave to Emerald. Discounted VIP special historic carriage Tickets $45 per person.
Date: 2011-04-10

31
Jan

OLYMPIA ~ A STEAMPUNK SPECTACULAR! [MAR 13]

   Posted by: christianreynolds   in Culture

Title: OLYMPIA ~ A STEAMPUNK SPECTACULAR! [MAR 13]
Location: Carclew Youth Arts Centre, north Adelaide
Link out: Click here
Description: Exit the world you know…again. Re-enter a fully immersive Steampunk universe-of-yesteryear. A brand new show full of top hats, diabolical plots, derring-do, corsets and stiff-upper-lips. Join the crew of the intrepid Olympia for a steam powered, moustache curling adventure! Dressing the part essential. Visit www.adelaidesteampunk.info for inspiration & character pre-registration.

Buy tickets through Fringe Tix:
Adults: $20
Concession: $15

Multi-Pass (all 3 nights)
Adults: $50
Concession: $40
Start Time: 16:45
Date: 2011-03-13

31
Jan

OLYMPIA ~ A STEAMPUNK SPECTACULAR! [MAR 12]

   Posted by: christianreynolds   in Culture

Title: OLYMPIA ~ A STEAMPUNK SPECTACULAR! [MAR 12]
Location: Carclew Youth Arts Centre, North Adelaide
Link out: Click here
Description: Exit the world you know…again. Re-enter a fully immersive Steampunk universe-of-yesteryear. A brand new show full of top hats, diabolical plots, derring-do, corsets and stiff-upper-lips. Join the crew of the intrepid Olympia for a steam powered, moustache curling adventure! Dressing the part essential. Visit www.adelaidesteampunk.info for inspiration & character pre-registration.

Buy tickets through Fringe Tix:
Adults: $20
Concession: $15

Multi-Pass (all 3 nights)
Adults: $50
Concession: $40
Start Time: 16:45
Date: 2011-03-12

31
Jan

OLYMPIA ~ A STEAMPUNK SPECTACULAR! [MAR 11]

   Posted by: christianreynolds   in Culture

Title: OLYMPIA ~ A STEAMPUNK SPECTACULAR! [MAR 11]
Location: CARCLEW YOUTH ARTS, North Adelaide
Link out: Click here
Description: Exit the world you know…again. Re-enter a fully immersive Steampunk universe-of-yesteryear. A brand new show full of top hats, diabolical plots, derring-do, corsets and stiff-upper-lips. Join the crew of the intrepid Olympia for a steam powered, moustache curling adventure! Dressing the part essential. Visit www.adelaidesteampunk.info for inspiration & character pre-registration.

Buy tickets through Fringe Tix:
Adults: $20
Concession: $15

Multi-Pass (all 3 nights)
Adults: $50
Concession: $40

Start Time: 18:45
Date: 2011-02-11

31
Jan

Adelaide Fringe: Opening Parade

   Posted by: christianreynolds   in Culture

Title: Adelaide Fringe: Opening Parade
Location: East End, AdelaideCity
Link out: Click here
Description: Adelaide Steampunk will again be marching in the Adelaide Fringe Opening Parade.
This is an Open invite to dress up in your finest Steampunk attire and join us! Please RSVP the Julia@adelaidesteampunk.info
To meet with the conditions of the Fringe Parade please feature the colour FIRE ENGINE RED in your costume (can be as simple as a red button hole, or a red fan). Please do not wear Deep Purple or High Visibility Orange.
Check out http://adelaidesteampunk.info/ or our Facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=386014630031) for more info.
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2011-02-18

31
Jan

Shh.. Steampunk in the Library

   Posted by: christianreynolds   in Culture

Title: Shh.. Steampunk in the Library
Location: Mortlock Wing, State Library of SA
Link out: Click here
Description: Hosted by Steampunk SA
Just a semi-spontaneous gathering of Steampunkers, we\’ve wanted to head over to the Mortlock Wing of the State Library, as it is gorgeous, and would go down nicely for some photos..

Also we will be taking the opportunity to do some secret filming for the upcoming OLYMPIA event as part of the Adelaide Fringe.

Any steampunky costume you have is good, whether its an old one or a new one for the event.. just come along!

Then maybe wander around the city and scare some locals?

Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2011-02-06

29
Jan

Overdue Thanks and Acknowlegements

   Posted by: cholmondeley   in Culture, Euchronia [VIC], League

It has been four weeks now since Euchronia wired us all into this second decade of the 21st Century in a whirl of lightning, flame, music and dance. On behalf of the League, we congratulate and extend sincerest thanks and appreciation to everyone who took part in this entirely extraordinary New Year’s Eve party.

Particularly deserving are the events committee—some of whom ably managed quite extraordinary millinery legerdemain—and we would like firstly to express our deep appreciation and thanks to Connie, DJ Gerry, Lock, m1k3y, DJ Omega and Cliff, and inductees Josh, Michael and Drew, Bernard, Stage Manager Nathan, Bar Manager Danielle, Steve, Steph, DJ Clint and Rachel behind the bar, and Larnie and Shelley on the door. The committee were ably and admirably assisted during the evening by volunteers including Craig, Elizabeth, Mija, Phoenix, Lisa, Candace, Sonya, Narinda, Angie and James.

Of course, the list of people without whom there could have been no Euchronia includes our superlative performers Meredith, Stuart and Joanne, Lola Jane, Michelle, Weezel, Sarah and David, Quincy, Raju, Sharon, David, Scott, Wes, Paul, Ben and Rob, Kerry, Jaime, Mary, Melusina, Stephanie, Skot, Nikolas and Scarlet, Dij, MC Tim, DJs Mel, Nettie and Tom, designer/exhibitor Christopher, exhibition artists Kate, Chris, Gareth, Michelle, Kevin and Andrew—as well as the sorely missed Iain and Jason—videographer Lee, photographer Shami, and Len from Atomic Pictures. For patience, flexibility and good grace in the face of setbacks, reversals and organisational importunities, Ed and Sandra deserve particular thanks; Ed’s Electrical Science was a unique and memorable highlight.

We’d also like the thank and recognise the businesses who made up the bazaar, Dusk Moth, Dragonsblood, Kate & Alex , Suspiria, Visage ’n’ Vice and Wildilocks; Euchronia’s ticketing agents Peril Underground, Of Science and Swords and Moshtix; Kate, Jeremy, Kent, Stephanie, Paul and Colin at The Substation; Peter and Jane of tesladownunder.com and the Tesla coil shoot crew Helen, Ian, Chris, Nonie and Arnica; art consultant Bindi; the Event Equipment staff, in particular Nick and Adam; MC Security; Underbelly; Dan Forrestal; Central Insurance; and the very generous Lockie of RF Probes.

Finally, we owe special thanks to the many supportive and often actively involved partners, everyone who blogged, tweeted and otherwise promoted the event, we League members ourselves, and all our wonderful guests, including many from interstate and overseas, who participated in making this event truly remarkable.

Euchronia 2010 has received a great deal of positive feedback, all of which is deeply gratifying. We’re posting all relevant links to http://euchronia.com/coverage, and welcome any additions. Our official photographs and video will be posted within the next few weeks, and members of the Euchronia website are able to create and post photos to their own galleries on the site.

A certain popular if fanciful interpretation of Mayan calendrics tells us that New Year’s Eve 2012 lies on the other side of the End of the World, so it’s far from certain that a third Euchronia will take place. But whatever lies ahead, the future is where we’ll spend the rest of our lives, so I’m sure you’ll join us in shouting ‘Onward!’ and ‘Huzzah!’

E. Millais and C. St. J. Featherstonehaugh
29th of January, 2011
admin@euchronia.com

Are you still ummming and ahhing about NYE? Need a few more reasons to be convinced that Euchronia this year will utterly eclipse 2008’s hugely successful event, and you’d be completely mad to miss it?

Read on, for there is much to tempt. (If you’re already convinced but still ticketless, feel free to skip to the end for details of TICKET DISCOUNTS.)

FULL DJ LINEUP ANNOUNCED

While our live local and international acts are fantastic and a huge reason to attend, we know many of you just want to dance. Fear not, Euchronia 2010 promises to deliver beats as big as ever in a dedicated dance space and with a host of local favourite DJs, you can be guaranteed a great night on the tiles. We’re very pleased to announce our full lineup (click through to see DJ profiles): DJs TIGERLILY
LOBOTOMY
NETTIE
OMEGA
TOMMY ROTTEN
and
C-REXX!

We can also now reveal our MASTER of CEREMONIES to be none other than the inimitable TIM HARRIS, who appeared with The Tenth Stage at Euchronia 2008; Tim’s mastery of wit and style is bound to impress.

Finally, we’re excited to announce the last minute addition of STEPHANIE (CAN) to our performers’ bill: a delightful dancer sure to bewitch and enchant.

FULL EXHIBITION PROGRAM REVEALED

We’re also thrilled to reveal the full complement of artists for the Euchronia exhibition hall: click through for details about each exhibitor: all will have magnificent pieces on show!

Featured Artists


Kate O’Brien

[Brisbane]

Iain Clark

[New Zealand]

Gareth Donnelly

[New Zealand]

Maduncle

[Melbourne]

Steelhips

[Perth]

Dij Dijor

[Sydney]

XMAS TICKET SPECIAL!

Many, many of you have already purchased your tickets (and we’re particularly overwhelmed by number of interstate visitors this year!), but if you still haven’t gotten around to it, or if you’re looking for a perfect last-minute gift idea, we’re offering a little incentive to buy earlier rather than later.

Euchronia’s XMAS SPECIAL: if you buy before 25 December you can receive 2 tickets for only $125, a discount of $15 off current prices (and $45 less than you’ll be charged on the door)!

In addition, ALTV memberships are still available ALL the way up to NYE, providing tickets at the presale price PLUS 4 free standard drinks, entry to the member’s lounge (now with FREE TEA and COFFEE ALL NIGHT LONG!) and membership package, all for the modest sum of $85 per combined ticket. Bargain!

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