Although it will likely be hot and/or rainy, next weekend will feature two opportunities for you to show off your steamy costumes. (I recommend summer-weight clothing and pith helmets!)
Friday June 12th and Saturday, June 13th. The first annual Summer Time East Atlanta Miniature Festival (STEAM Fest) (http://steamfest.blogspot.com/) at the Academy Theatre in Decatur (http://academytheatre.org/).
4-6 Registration and Mix and Mingle
7:30-9:30 Premiere of HMS Tempest: A Steampunk Romance
10pm Brookes and Company Dancers
10:30-11:30 Fashion show/Costume Contest
12am Head to James Joyce, for afterparty!
Artist/Vendor's Market will be open from 4-7:30.
12-1 The Extraordinary Contraptions!
1-2 Open Mike, Steampunk Poetry
2-3 STEAMPUNK Parade down Frankling Street [we will be crashing the Art-B-Que!]
3-4 Mr. Friskett's Improv!
3-4 A High Tea [in the Lobby]
4-5 Open Mike, Steampunk Writings [have something particularly steamy, come share!And meet the playwright of HMS Tempest!]
5-6 DINNER BREAK [headin' over to the Joyce!]
7:30-9:30 Second Reading of HMS Tempest: A Steampunk Romance
10-1045ish Thimblerig and Mr Friskett Present the Closing Ceremonies
11-.... James Joyce Afterparty!
Workshop Schedule: [in our Classroom]
12-1:30 Simple Bustle Making with Sasha Katz
Beg.-Intermediate sewing skills required, 10$ for materials, space is limited to 9 participants so sign up today!
1-1:45 High Tea Workshop
Learn to create your own British tea spread!
3-4 Steampunk in Literature
This discussion panel talks about popular 'steampunk' reading as well as elements that make up particularly steampunkian writing.
The Artists/Vendors Market will be open from noon-7:30
Friday June 12 - Sunday June 14th. Sci-Fi Summer Con (http://sfscon.tripod.com/), in Marietta, GA. "The official start of summer sci-fi southeast fandom." The Extraordinary Contraptions will be guests, and AnachroCon (http://anachrocon.com) will be hosting a small party in the consuite, at 3 pm on Saturday, where we'll be celebrating our first year as well as selling memberships for next year at a drastically discounted price ($10!!). This con is always fun and relaxing, so come on out! Cost: $20 for pre-registration thru May 20th. On-site registration: $35 for all three days, $15 for Friday only, $20 for Saturday or Sunday only, free for kids 12 years old and younger.