Saturday, February 28, 2009

Maker Fair Steampunk Letter Project

You too can meet Capt. St. Clair and his crew! Be a Part of History....Alternate History!

We will have a booth in the Steampunk Section of Maker Fair, Bay Area, 2009 for the StClair Aeronauts Zepplin Airmail Delivery Service.

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 Fair. 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 fair exclaiming. "Airmail, Airmail Delivery for...." Just imagine your own name there and take home a memento of the Steampunk Exhibit at Maker Fair 2009.

Want to see some letters from our first event? Check out Letters written for the Sunnyvale Steampunk Convention, 2008 HERE.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Steampunks at Stitches

Ah... Stitches! Four Football Fields of Yarn, String, Wool, Needles, Hooks, Spacers, Beads, Books, Ribbon, Patterns, Buttons, Jewelry and... Vinegar (we don't know why).

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
Anyone needing a ride from the San Jose area or public transit stops need only contact me at or by phone 925 787 2591 to make plans. We have plenty of carpool room!

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

San Jose Steampunk Craft Party

The weather is.... odd. The economy is the pits. Recycling may be our only hope for the future and the Girl Genius/Mad Scientist Steampunk Ball isn't until April ....So lets make some stuff!

We're having a craft day! I've got a working sewing machine and lots of odds and ends. Join us for goggle modding, jewelry making, costume sewing, plot writing, story swapping, quicky lessons in Knitting and Crochet (just in time for Stitches!) and any other crafty business we can think of.

When: Saturday, February 21st, noon (or when you get here) to 6ish (or later if you Insist...)

Where: Our House! 1169 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050 Phone: 925.787.2591

What to Bring:

  • Yourself

  • 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!