Friday, February 11, 2011

Weekend Events: 12th & 13th of February, 2011... the apex of Steampunk evil has a birthday today.


This weekend is full of Steampunk events, starting with the Rose City Steampunk Film Festival!  Taking place this weekend, the Clinton Street Theater will be ground zero for the cutting edge of Steampunk media!  A wide selection of productions will be on display, from classics (such as the 1958 Czech "The Fabulous World of Jules Verne"), music videos (e.g. "Cup of Brown Joy", by Professor Elemental), to modern masterpieces (such as "The Danger Element" and "Child Invisible").


If you are fortunate enough to be in the Portland area, by all means pay a visit to the Rose City Steampunk Film Festival!  For more information, please visit... http://steampunkfilmpdx.com/



Davenport & Winkleperry are presenting a duo of events this weekend, in beautiful Pittsboro, NC!  Their first event, "My Broken Valentine", is, as they describe...

"...a multimedia mashup of burlesque, vaudeville, and music. Our lovely and talented performers come across time & space to bring you a rousing night of entertainment, wit, and dance that will have you cheering when you're not laughing, hooting when you're not hollering, or make you cry bitter tears into your drink!"

This event will be followed by The Clockwork Ball, a luxurious dance with a selection of Jazz, Blues, Swing, Cabaret, and dance music from times gone by (or never were)!  For more information, please do visit their website, at: http://www.davenportandwinkleperry.com/


The magnificent Unwoman and TyLean will be sharing the stage in Manchester, UK on the 12 for an outstanding performance of a musical delights!  For more information, please visit:
http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/events/a-night-of-cello-bows-and-3
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185225968173759
http://www.unpretention.info/


Finally, it appears that the nefarious "icon" of all that is bad, at least in Steampunk terms, has a birthday today.  After honoring Mssr. Verne, commonly accepted as one of the greatest authors of the Classic Steampunk period, Google has had to stoop to the bowls of hell, and spit out the curse word of "Edison".  Known for murdering innocent animals (e.g. elephants and dogs), stealing inventions from the greatest Steampunk minds (including Mr. Tesla, of course), and an all-around diabolical cad, one can read about his sordid life, "fluffed up" for those who do not know better!  I won't recommend it (as my dislike for this foul character is well known), but it is there, so I *suppose* I have a duty to mention it!

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