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Indian River Lagoon Steampunk Consortium


Indian River Lagoon Steampunk Consortium

The Indian River Lagoon area of East Central Florida poses a contradiction of terms when considering the technologies of the age! In one place we see the gathering of steam technology, on the ground, on the water, and in the air as rail, paddle-wheel and propeller drive the IRL into the future!

The Consortium is a group of like-minded folk who are interested in furthering the area's growth and advancement in the golden age of steam!

Location: Brevard County, FL
Members: 22
Latest Activity: Jul 16, 2014

Welcome to the Indian River Lagoon

We're off to a small start, but a start none the less!

Discussion Forum

Venues for Outings

Started by Dr Howard G. Brassington III. Last reply by Mrs. Olivia Collins Potter Nov 28, 2011. 3 Replies

Hello Good Folk!The Indian River Lagoon area, Brevard County, is rife with places of character where we might find some atmosphere to bask in. What places might you suggest for consideration?Continue

IRLS Consortium Logo!

Started by Dr Howard G. Brassington III Nov 28, 2011. 0 Replies

I have asked Ms Steel to create a logo or two for this group, and the FB group of the same name, so expect a few options to be posted at some point. In the mean time, if anyone else would like to…Continue

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Comment by Dr Howard G. Brassington III on July 16, 2013 at 8:27pm

Save the Date!!

April 12, 2014, Melbourne Auditorium, Space Coast Nerd Fest

Comment by Guidon Jennifer Frandsen on December 25, 2012 at 7:00am

I will definitely make the Friday Fest this time. Look forward to seeing you at Meg's on the 11th. I may be running a tad late since I get off work in Melbourne at 6pm, but I'll be there soon as I can get dressed and present.

Comment by Dr Howard G. Brassington III on December 24, 2012 at 11:52am

Come join the Indian River Steampunk Consortium as we stroll through Downtown Melbourne during the first Friday Family Fest of the new year!

We'll meet on January 11th at Meg O'Malley's at 6:00 PM for food and then take a stroll around downtown Melbourne! And all in our Steampunk Finest!

Parking can be found behind the Henegar Center for the Performing Arts.

For more information on the event you can visit this website:

Comment by Dr Howard G. Brassington III on July 1, 2012 at 1:27pm

Ok, I didn't mention it here but this weekend Miss Steele and I hosted the IRLSC's first Project Day and it went very well!

This weekends gathering was small with IRLSC neighbors Miss Schlosser, Penelope, Jalena, and Mrs Olivia Collins Potter in attendance from the IRLSC, but we also had RJ and Rosanna from the Central Florida Steampunk Association over and they helped us tremendously!

A few of the projects that were worked this weekend included: Miss Schlosser nearly completed a pair of gorgeous black and gold leather gaiters; Miss Steele ripped apart her portable Babbage machine wallet to use it as a pattern for a new one; Jalena cut out, tooled, stained, and riveted a small leather belt pouch; Mrs Potter began the process of stripping a Nerf Maverick in preparation for steampunkifying it; and I made significant progress on a mini Babbage device holder in the form of a leather vambrace. On top of all of that, and despite Penelope's insistance that she had no Steampunk clothes at all, the whole crew, except for me because I'm a garb dummy, helped Penelope pull together nearly a half dozen really HOT looing Steampunk outfits from out of that same closet.

As for our neighbors from the west, RJ repaired his mechanical arm and Rosanna worked on a beautiful piece of crosstiching.

I'll post a note prior to the next Project Day so more of us can partake of the opportunity!

Comment by Dr Howard G. Brassington III on April 15, 2012 at 5:17pm
The first ever Florida Steampunk Exhibition East is over and it was a BLAST!

Ms Steele (Cheri Smith) and I, along with our friend Birdie Post, uh, Emily Schlosser, uh, no, that's Birdie Schlooser (Yeah, that's it! (Joan Bahur), arrived mid afternoon on Friday, having had a leisurely ride up. Check-in went well with the hotel, with only one hiccup which the Event Staff took care of quickly (Thanks Mickey!), and registration for the event was a breeze (Once again I apologize to the ladies at registration for the fierce face!) and we where soon ensconced in our wonderful room!

From there on there was nothing but fun and new things! (All three of us are new to Steampunk!) The Admiral's Feast was great, with the hotel staff doing a wonderful job of taking care of us, and the Masquerade Ball afterwards was an eye opener! Ms Steele herself had quite a good time, though I think it may be time to get her in for a tuneup as some of her movements on the dance floor seemed a bit too mechanical.

Saturday morning came very early for me and a good thing it did for the day ahead was filled with session after session of Steampunk Goodness. So full in fact that everything was going by way to quickly for this old dodgy Professor to keep up with. Despite that, I did manage pick up some real good information in the Character Building 101 class, DIY Weapons class, and the Costuming 101 class, all taught by the Crew of the Airship Isabella! I did miss the Character Building 102 class but managed to pick up a copy of the Air Ship Isabella's recommended Character Development Checklist! Now to go refine some personal history! :-)

Saturday's planned activities culminated in a wonderful show provided by the two steampunk bands, The Cog is Dead and Abney Park! Great show folks! Oh, and the artist Perego Live performed, well, live, and produced a great piece of art to throbbing dubstep beats between the two bands performances. And Ms Steele got her face painted!

Sunday came on a little slower for me and yet there was plenty of things to see and do. As with the Air Ship Isabella sessions of the previous day, I got some good information in the good Air Ship folk's classes on DIY Gadgets and the Science of Steampunk. Will the steampunk goodness never end? Alas, it does . . .

Finally, with my head full of visions of steam and the possibilities ahead, Ms Steele, Ms Schlosser, and I turned our steps toward home, content in our hearts that we had spend our weekend in just exactly the right way.

We look forward to our next foray into the world of steampunk and to the next Florida Steampunk Exhibition!
Dr. Howard G. Brassington
Comment by Prof. Ideal Allgood on December 1, 2011 at 6:55pm

Good day fine people of the Consortium. I join the small but growing group to meet and converse with others with interest in steam and all that goes with it. When I can remove myself from my lab where I experement with Dark Matter I will join in.

 To the future of steam.

Prof. Ideall Allgood

Comment by Professor Kitty Blackstone on November 28, 2011 at 6:16am

There are so many choices, I'll have to ponder that question for a while.



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