Saturday, July 26, 2008

Steampunk Ball- 9/6

A Victorian Ball in Space!

I just wanted to invite everyone to this Ball especially since so many people are going to the Ball at the Steam Powered Con in Sunnyvale. This dance will be very similar. You can learn a polka and practice your waltz, play test your bustle or robotic arm before the big Convention Ball.

This particular dance is being sponsored by PEERS- The Period Events & Entertainments Re-Creation Society. They have been holding vintage inspired dances for over 20 years and they know how to put together a fabulous evening. Don't know how to dance? They'll teach you! (classes are right before the ball). Don't have a partner? They will provide one! Dance ambassadors will be on hand to coax you wall flowers off the wall... And if you are allergic to couples dancing, join one of the set dances (think every Jane Austin movie you have ever seen)

The crowd will include seasoned costume professionals, people in modern formal clothes and everything in between, so don't feel like you MUST have an astounding outfit to fit in. This is the perfect event for those new to Steampunk. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming.

Come to dance! Come to hear the ever engaging live music of Bangers and Mash (you may have seen them at Dickens Faire). Come to admire and be admired.

More information HERE.

Dinner before the Show!

Were going to....Delicious Lebanese Food!


120 W 25th AvenueSan Mateo, CA 94403

Reservations at 6pm.

Hope you can join us!

Even More Picnic Pics!

Here are the photos from the second camera....

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tall Ships in San Francisco

Mighty Tall Ships, people. Probably some Sea Dogs out there too. Get your photo taken in front of a clipper. Climb aboard a Tall Ship and set sail...

I'll be working as a Pirate, but the rest of you might want to come for the fun. Just found out about it. Here is the link:

Sunnyvale Steam Con Pub Dinner

St. Clair Aeronauts Events would like to invite anyone attending the Sunnyvale Steam Convention to join us for dinner at Ye Old Royal Oak English Pub in Santa Clara (just 3.5 miles away!)

Where: Ye Old Royal Oak Pub, 1240 Coleman Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050, (408) 588-1111

When: Saturday, Nov. 1st, 2008, 6:30pm (this is right after Convention events close and early enough to dress for the Concert later that evening...)

What to Bring:
~Money for dinner (Menu Here)
~A valid ID if you want to visit the Bar
~A Designated Driver if you think you will need one
~Small Children if you have them (its a family restaurant)
~Goggles (so we know you when we see you!)

As usual, Everyone is Welcome (costume or not!)

So, who will Join us?

Steampunk people are the BEST people!

What a wonderful Picnic!

We had a clear day, a bit chilly, though not unexpected in July in the City and everyone was able to dress in their woolen best in comfort. It was a large group, of the most charming people, and best of all, from the tenderest youth to the most young at heart, everyone enjoyed good company and high spirits for the day.

Where else, but among our Steamy friends can you hold baked goods and butterflies on the same afternoon. We stuffed ourselves on sandwiches and biscuits, grapes and brownies, quiche and bread and cheese, and washed it all down with blood orange juice or hot tea! Everywhere the conversations were lively ranging from beading projects to watch fobs, from our favorite plot twists in the best books and games we know to the most savory gossip we've seen in Faire politics or Washington DC. Ensembles were admired. Cards were exchanged. Carnivorous pants were inspected and lonely botanists (ask about the coconut) were pitied. For every person we lost to a previous engagement, two more would find us until we swarmed the cozy Conservatory, giving the amused tourists something to talk about.

And of course, there were Pictures! The full link is here:
Steampunk Picnic Photos

Thank You everyone for a wonderful Day!