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ATTN: Steampunk Makers Expo / ImagiCon in Birmingham AL

ImagiCon, a Science Fiction and Fantasy convention in Birmingham, Alabama on May 21-23 is hosting a STRONG offering of Steampunk panels and events. 

One of the events is the Steampunk Inventors' Alley - where Steampunk makers, inventors, and builders can exhibit/model their own work/creation in an interactive forum that allows Con guests to meet the maker, "tour" the work, ask questions and see demonstration of working pieces. 

Due to limited space, I am seeking inquiries from Steampunk Makers who are interested in exhibiting their work.
Please send a brief description of your work including favored materials
(leathers, metal, modded plastic, recycled materials etc.) with sample
photos and/or a web link to images of your work.


Ideally, the work should be wearable and or easily portable.  There may be limited tables for some items, but most created work will be worn or held by the exhibitor.  Selection for the Steampunk Inventors' Alley entails a commitment from the maker to attend ImagiCon and commit two hours to "being on display" and answering questions from the crowd.

ImagiCon is a popular destination for Steampunk fans and this is a grand opportunity to show off your work to a welcoming crowd.  I've also pasted BELOW a list of the additional SP offerings at ImagiCon in hopes that fans of the craft AND the sub-culture will join us in Birmingham, Alabama on May 21-23, 2010.

I look forward to seeing your work!

Send inquiries to:
Paige "Ex Libris" Smith
alabamaceltic@yahoo.com
DEADLINE = April 30


NOTE:  ImagiCon SCHEDULING is still unconfirmed and time/day BELOW may change
 
FRIDAY NIGHT:
 
Steampunk Soiree (Meet-and-Greet) --- in the lobby of the McWane Center 8:00 PM
 
SATURDAY: (PANELS)
 
Steampunk Costuming: (early)
Discover how to make, alter or find clothing and gear that puts the Steam into Victorian era costuming.  Panelists model Steampunk fashion while they share resources, themes, tips and ways to combine elegance with
engineering.
 
Steampunk Inventor's Alley: (Mid-day)
The South's best Steampunk crafters and inventors display their work and are available to discuss their projects and designs one-on-one with visitors.
 
Steampunk Translation:  Re-imagining Superheros, Icons and Mythic Personas
From the X-Men to Alice in Wonderland, steampunk visonaries are translating popular characters into a Steampunk world with amazing and compelling results.  Panelists discuss their vision and journey
toward reworking iconic images from the Sci-fi and Fantasy worlds.
 
Steampunk Maker's Roundtable:  (Late afternoon)
Noted Steampunk craftsmen, designers and inventors share their inspiration and craft followed by a Q&A from the audience
 
NOTE:  The existing costuming panel on CORSETS will seat a steampunk- flavored corset-maker). 
 
Unofficial - Steampunk Room Party LATE on Saturday night...hosted by Paige "Ex", Melissa "Queenie", David Britt and other shameless tarts and rogues. (Room parties from CON-Tourage, PlayOnCon and
B.R.A.S.S. are still pending the 60 room booking mark with Marriott )
 
SUNDAY: (PANEL)
The World of Steampunk (Mid-day)
Explore the inspirations for Steampunk subculture, from literature and comics to movies and music.  Panelists discuss the works that planted the seeds of Steampunk and the results that have flourished in various
mediums since.


Tags: Birmingham, Exhibition, ImagiCon, builder, crafts, engineering, inventions, makers, modding, steampunk

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