18
Oct

Only 24 hours left for Euchronia presale tickets!

   Posted by: ermyntrude   in Culture

Tally Ho! Only 24 hours left on pre-sale Euchronia tickets - get them before the price goes up! >> http://www.euchronia.com/tickets - we will be posting out al presale tickets at the same time this week, so don’t worry if you haven’t received yours yet! Standard release will be available at a variety of ticketing outlets from late this week, we will update when we have outlets confirmation.

Pre-release tickets for Euchronia 2010 have been selling like astonishingly fast-selling things! We’ve managed to catch some folks a little on the hop however, as certain corners of the Internet are only now learning that Euchronia will be happening again this New Year’s Eve. In order not to disadvantage these benighted souls, we have decided to extend the pre-release period for one additional week.

Pre-release tickets which have already been purchased will be posted out early next week, and standard release tickets will go on sale on the 19th October - in physical outlets as well as online. Until then, pre-release tickets will remain available from the tickets page on the Euchronia tickets page, or from the Wildilocks webstore!

In other exciting news, the events committee of the Wellington ALTV are pleased to announce the inauguration of a new event in that fair city in New Zealand - extending the Antipodean umbrella:

Rogue will be a rather smaller scale affair than Euchronia, and will provide an introduction to the League’s activities. If you are in or near Wellington, enjoy musical genres such as electro, ’80s, synthpop, futurepop, industrial, goth, EBM and steampunk (though of course whether this genre actually exists is a matter of some debate), and would value an opportunity to shake out your steamy, goth and industrial finery, please consider joining us for the inaugural Rogue on November 20th, 2010 at Bar Bodega. Entry is a mere $5. Those brave souls who survive All Hallows Eve’s harrowing Steampunks vs Zombies encounter might like to share their tales and display their sartorial and armourial splendour. We would certainly value the opportunity to raise a glass in your honour!

11
Oct

Ironfest 2011 - STEAMPUNK! [NSW]

   Posted by: ermyntrude   in Culture

Title: Ironfest 2011 - STEAMPUNK! [NSW]
Location: Lithgow, NSW
Link out: Click here
Description: Announcing: The 12th annual Lithgow District Ironfest 2011, will be held at the Lithgow Showground over the weekend of May 14 15, hours: Sat. 10.00am – 6.00pm & Sun. 10.00am – 4.00pm. (Please note that this is a significant change of date for us – because Easter & Anzac day will occur at the same time next year, we have decided to move back into the dark cold winter period of “Steampunk!”

(Bring your coats!)

For those people new to Ironfest, it is a cool arts festival with a metal edge, featuring art exhibitions, stalls, live music, street performance, historical re-enactments, (including St George’s Day Jousting and a Napoleonic battle re-enactment entitled ‘The Battle of Lithgow’ featuring infantry, cannons and cavalry!), blacksmithing demonstrations, workshops, busking competitions, automotive displays, educational, historical and technological displays and lots more of a particularly ‘steamy’ nature this Ironfest!

Keep tuned to our program page which will start to announce events as they evolve.
Start Date: 2011-05-14
End Date: 2011-05-15

3
Sep

Euchronia 2010 - Wired into a New World

   Posted by: ermyntrude   in Euchronia [VIC]

“Is it a fact — or have I dreamt it — that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?” - Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Antipodean League of Temporal Voyagers is pleased to confirm that our Year’s End celebration Euchronia will take place again this year. We invite persons of quality and taste to join with us in celebrating the dawn of 2011 in a pageant of sartorial and terpsichorean exuberance.

The managing committee will be delighted to entertain performance proposals suited to the spirit of the event. Interested parties are encouraged to contact admin@euchronia.com. The committee propose to provide additional details concerning the evening’s entertainment, and to make a first tranche of tickets available for sale, on the 27th of September, 2010. (Additionally, League memberships will once again be made available from that date.)

We look forward with anticipation to the privilege of your company.

28
Aug

Gail Carriger (of Parasol Protectorate) signing in Bris

   Posted by: Professor von Explaino   in Literature

Very late notice (only found out recently myself) but Gail Carriger of the Parasol Protectorate series will be in Pulp Fiction today (Sat 28th Aug) from 2:30 pm.  I’ve rang the shop and they said they welcome people in their Steam Finery.

If you haven’t read the books already I’d recommend them - they have elements of science but it does mostly focus on a paranormal late 1800s.

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23
Aug

A Neo-Victorian booklaunch invitation

   Posted by: cholmondeley   in Literature, Neo-Victoriana

Melbourne author Lucy Sussex’s book of 19th Century ship’s diaries, Saltwater in the Ink, will be launched at the Melbourne Writer’s Festival (Federation Square) on 29 August at 11am. The launch will feature a choir performing “For Those in Peril on the Sea”, the hymn sung during the sinking of RMS Titanic. Persons of taste are cordially invited to attend in period attire.

25
Jul

Steamy Antipodean body painting proven World’s Best

   Posted by: cholmondeley   in Culture

Steampunk-inspired Body Painting

Steampunk-inspired Body Painting (Image via

New Zealander Yolanda Bartram’s steampunk-inspired body painting has tied for first place in the “Special Effects Bodypainting” category at the 2010 World Bodypainting Festival in the Austrian city of Seeboden.

Inspired by a train journey through India, the foam and latex-enhanced body art features a steam engine, veil and a background of subcontinental azure.

The annual bodypainting festival attracted an estimated 30,000 visitors this year.

7
Jul

Relive Dining In the Steam Train Era [NZ]

   Posted by: ermyntrude   in Culture

Title: Relive Dining In the Steam Train Era [NZ]
Location: Silverstream Railway, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Link out: Click here
Description: Step back in time to the golden era of steam train travel with bubbles, canapes and a steam train ride in the heritage carriages at Silverstream Railway Museum. There will be an optional tour of the Engine Sheds. This will be followed by a sumptuous buffet dinner at the adjacent Silverstream Retreat in their Pillars room. There will be great photographic opportunities - so don’t forget your camera.

Date: Sun 22 Aug
Time: 3.30pm
Location: Upper Hutt
Address: Silverstream Railway Museum, Reynolds Drive, Silverstream, Upper Hutt
Price: $50 - $99
Phone: 04 527 2141
Email: upperhutt@i-site.org

Title: Dinner & Tall Tales with Dr Grordbort’s Venusian Hunting Party
Location: Weta Cave & Cafe Polo, Wellington, New Zealand
Link out: Click here
Description: Join Dr Grordbort and his team for tales of Venusian rustics and ray guns in an ‘out of this world’ dining experience. The hunting party will meet at the Weta Cave and be escorted to Cafe Polo for a sumptuous four course dinner in an exclusively themed setting. Share hunting tales with the Weta team and leave armed with a Pomson 6000 Ray Gun collector’s pin. Tickets include a glass of bubbles on arrival at the Weta Cave, four course dinner, tea and coffee after dinner, and collector’s pin. Excludes all other drinks and any purchases from the Weta Cave.

Date: Tues 17 Aug
Time: 6.30pm at Weta Cave
Location: Wellington Suburbs
Address: Meet at Weta Cave, Corner Camperdown Rd and Weka St Miramar Dinner at Cafe Polo, 84 Rotherham Terrace
Price: $50 - $99
Phone: 04 380 7273
Email: cafe@cafepolo.co.nz
Website: www.cafepolo.co.nz

27
Jun

Clockwork Butterfly Steampunk Extravaganza

   Posted by: ermyntrude   in Culture

Title: Clockwork Butterfly Steampunk Extravaganza
Location: Thornbury Theatre
Link out: Click here
Description: Step into the world of Clockwork Butterfly, a new alternative Melbourne fashion label, with a night of amazing acts including steamy burlesque, exotic belly dance and the finest musical acts procured at great expense to the management for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Tickets $30 ($40 at the door)
Ticket Announcement— This is now part of the 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival so tickets will be available only through the Fringe Website. Limited tickets, book early!
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2010-10-09

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