This year has a number of exceptionally outstanding Steampunk events, and one of these is the Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition, taking place this upcoming weekend in Santa Clara, CA. As I reviewed the events, I must admit to being remorseful at being stuck on the other side of the continent, as it perhaps has one of the best lineups of Steampunk events to date!
Starting with the VIP list, there are an excellent selection of Steampunk notables who will be in attendance, starting with Mr. James Ng, the amazing artist whose fantastic work is the inspiration for the theme of this year's Nova Albion Exhibition, the Wild, Wild East.
Miss Cherie Priest, who all Steampunk enthusiasts know is the founders of the modern Steampunk literary movement (Boneshaker, Dreadnought, Clementine) will be present, along with Miss Ay-leen the Peacemaker, editor of the fantastic Steampunk blog Beyond Victoriana, will be attending as a guest speaker! Do make it a point to bend the ear of one of Steampunk most incisive minds!
Boilerplate's historical biographers, Mr. Paul Guinan and Miss Anina Bennet will be the special Guests of Honor at the Nova Albion Exposition!
Of course, what is a Steampunk event without outstanding music? The Airship Home Companion will be the highlighted musical entertainment event, with a list of luminaries. They include The League of S.T.E.A.M. as the hosts of the musical cavalcade, Miss Veronique Chevalier, Miss Unwoman, Mr. Shovelman, Mr. Jon Magnificent, the Can-Cannibals, and I'm quite certain there will be even more musical surprises in store!
There will also be a Steampunk film festival, showing two animated classics of Steampunk, "Steamboy" and the French classic "The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec", a Victorian Dance Class, a not-to-be-missed performance by the legendary group Vernian Process, The Hibernian Hellfire club, and much, much more! If you happen to have the opportunity, make it a point of visiting the Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition this coming weekend! For more information, a complete schedule of events, and yet more secrets of things to come, please visit their website, at: http://steampunkexhibition.com/