Monday, September 21, 2009
The StClair Aeronauts Zepplin Airmail Delivery Service will have a booth at the Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition.
We'll have parchment paper and pen and ink. We'll have Airmail stamps circa 1883. We'll have envelope paper and envelope patterns (we'll even have a little glue!). And, of course, we will have out fearless crew of Delivery Persons in Uniform to deliver your precious messages!
So come by, and write a letter to someone at the Steam-X. You can pen a criptic message, or start a short story in the middle of the action. Make your envelope, address it and add a stamp and we'll make every effort to deliver it that day.
You'll hear our crew wandering the Exhibition, exclaiming. "Airmail, Airmail Delivery for...." Just imagine your own name there and take home a memento of the Steampunk Exhibition of 2010.
Want to see some letters from our first event? Check out Letters written for the 2008 California Steampunk Convention HERE.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The St. Clair Aeronauts will be heading to the San Jose Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum for a Summer Picnic Lunch, Far East photo shoot and of course for our own edification on all matters Egyptian. Won't you join us for this delightful Steampunk Outing?
Friends and Family
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Join your fellow South Bay Steampunks at the Premier Knitting, Crochet, and Fiber Arts Expo.
The Convention Center is pretty enormous, and we won't want to stick together much with so much to see and do, but let us at least meet for tea and cookies at 2pm.
When: Saturday, February 28th at 2:00pm.
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center: 5001 Great America PkwySanta Clara, CA 95054
Inside the Market Hall, to the right of the stage, near the Cafe and the restrooms, next to booth 1131: Knitting Notions. Map Here.
What to Bring:
- $6 to get in plus the $2 off on line coupon (otherwise, bring $8 to get in.)
- Your wallet (some people may want to call their credit card company and impose a spending limit... I mean you CT!)
- A recycled bag or tote to carry all the yarn you are going to buy
- A camera to capture all the ideas you are going to want to make later
- A notebook to write down all the contact information for all the amazing vendors who will have handed out all their bezillion buisiness cards already
- A thermous of tea (unless you want to pay their exorbidant cafe prices)
- A cup or mug to drink out of
- Cookies to share
Once inside we won't hear our cell phones in the din, but we will check them and you can always look for the goggles!
See you there! As Always, Everyone is Welcome!
Monday, February 2, 2009
- Friends and Family
- Small children (if you have them)
- A craft project or an idea you want help with
- Any supplies you might need that I don't have (see me for more info on the Room Full of Craftiness)
- Something edible to share with three other people.
I'll be making a GIANT pot of home made spaghetti, and of course we have tea.
It is our intention to support the future of America by feeding as many college students as possible, so if you are in college, just show up for the food.
We can also provide rides to and from public transit. Don't be shy!
RSVP Admired but not required. Last minute additions welcome!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
The machine itself is one of 2 in existence (the other is housed in a dark, neglected, corner of the Science Museum in London. We were there. Very sad.) and it will only be available for public viewing until May 2009. After that it disappears into a private collection (and the livingroom of one of the Captains of Industry, Nathan Myhrvold of Microsoft fame.)
So we're planning a field trip... And... to honor Babbage and all that might have been, we're making it a Steampunk Event!
Join us at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View for a little Tech History and then off to the Green Lantern for Chinese Food and socializing.
Saturday, January 17 at 2:00 pm then Dinner at 5:00 pm (when the Museum closes)
The Computer History Museum- 1401 N Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View, CA 94043
The Green Lantern- 1477 Plymouth St. Mountain View, CA 94043
What to Wear:
Come show off your best Steampunk/Mad Scientist/Dr. Horrible/Victorian Adventurer/Time Traveler outfits or slum it as a Modern Californian.
What to Bring:
A little money for dinner. (The Museum is free (Donations accepted). The Green Lantern Menu is HERE.)
Cameras (for the inevitable photo op)
Join us for the whole day, just the museum or just dinner. We always want to see you!
Note to People Taking Public Transit- We can easily pick you up at the Mountain View Caltran Station. Its a straight shot to the museum and we have a (micro) mini van.
As Always- Everyone is Welcome!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
There was tea! (Mmmmm.... blackberries)
There were Sweets and Sandwiches! (Walnuts and cucumbers and cream cheese, Oh My!)
There were Parlor Games (Charade - 0 - Pictionary Anyone?)
And there were 20 people in my livingroom, which, considering its size, is Quite remarkable.
Thank you everyone for a wonderful, joyful evening welcoming in the new year. I could not have asked for (nor arranged) better company.
Pictures Are Here (except for all the blurry ones of Leigh... will that girl EVER stop moving?)