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The Great Black Swamp Society of Steam & Lace


The Great Black Swamp Society of Steam & Lace

We are travelers on an exciting adventure into a future of the past that never was.

Location: Bowling Green, Ohio
Members: 47
Latest Activity: Jun 14, 2015

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CASTING CALL FOR STEAMPUNK SLEEPING BEAUTY: We are opening up a casting call for Sleeping Beauty photoshoot in the style of steampunk. If you already have a costume, WE WANT YOU! It is a non-paying…Continue

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Comment by Rev. Justin L. Hunt on June 14, 2015 at 3:47pm

Okay. I hope everything is alright, or at least nothing too serious.

Comment by Justin Gossman on June 14, 2015 at 2:24pm
I'm going have to take a leave of absence, sorry guys.
Comment by Rev. Justin L. Hunt on May 27, 2015 at 8:11pm

There is a slight hitch regarding the grounds. Over the last year or so they have added fees due to the popularity of the site. From an email:

"For the grounds it is $35.00 for the first hour and $15.00 for each additional hour. We require a $100.00 deposit that is returnable with a successful clean up."

Bearing in mind that these only apply if we want to reserve them. Pretty much anyone can have an open picnic. However, this allows for parking and guarantees space. It may be better for a group that's just starting out to look for other options. Especially since we don't know how many would actually attend.  

I am continuing to look for other suitable locations. North Baltimore's park has a preserved old-school caboose and a really nice tree line. Both of which would be great for photos. Van Buren State Park is also beautiful with lots of isolated areas.

As for the name, I was thinking about something that hints at an approximate locality. Something like "Neo-Victorians of North West Ohio". Though I like the idea of keeping it simple.

Has Justin been on recently? It'd be great to hear his two cents.

Comment by Lor Wynter on May 14, 2015 at 1:44pm
The historical location looks great hopefully we can get the ball rolling and put something together.
Comment by Lor Wynter on May 14, 2015 at 1:41pm
I am leaning toward something like "informally steam punk" or some such for the name.
Comment by Rev. Justin L. Hunt on May 11, 2015 at 2:55pm

My internet has been in and out, so progress is a bit slow on my end. I still need to contact the parks district as they are the ones who handle the grounds. Here's the area I'm looking into. It seems like the perfect place for a SP event.

Comment by Rev. Justin L. Hunt on May 8, 2015 at 5:17pm

As a rule, Mondays and Thursdays are typically good on my end. The occasional Saturday can be made available too. I'll be checking in on the Wood County Historical Society grounds. Once we find an open date, we can work from there. By the way, what are we going to call our would-be group? It's hard to spread the word about things without a hosting party. Reservations for party rooms and such are also a bit easier to make with a group name as well.

Comment by Lor Wynter on May 7, 2015 at 6:16pm
Thad a good time tonight and it was nice to meet a few local people. We will have to get together again soon and work on this Black Swamp picnic idea. Let me know when you guys are free again and we will hash things out.
Comment by Lor Wynter on May 7, 2015 at 12:06pm
Lol Justin sorry its been a little crazy on my end. I was just going to touch base with you guys to confirm people are going to be at Grounds tonight. And yes I'm sure there will be more conversation from here on out.
Just an FYI I believe tonight is board gaming night at the coffee shop.. so there will be a lot of people there if so.... I'll try band get there early and grab us a table' probably back by the stacks...

See you all tonight
Comment by Rev. Justin L. Hunt on May 7, 2015 at 12:06pm

There should be. I don't know about you, but I'd rather talk in person than online.


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