Friday, March 18, 2011

Steampunk Events, March 18th through 20th, 2011


The big event in the RL Steamlands is ALL-CON, in Dallas, TX, starting today (in fact, they are already an hour or so into the gathering), and running until Sunday.  Though it isn't a dedicated Steampunk event, it does appear to have Steampunk elements to it, so if you happen to be in the Dallas-Ft Worth area, do make it a point of visiting!  For more information, please visit: http://www.all-con.net/


Although San Francisco is best known for its Victorian homes, the beautiful town of Port Townsend in Washington state has an amazing collection of classic Victorian home, comprising both renovated and original structures.  After a year long absence, the Port Townsend Victorian Festival has returned (so I'm told)!  This being said, I've been unsuccesful in locating a working url for further information regarding the event, but even so, one dosen't need a website to hop in the car and visit the stunning structures (such as the Ann Starrett Mansion, picured above), so if one wishes to simply pay a visit, I would recommend a quick visit to some of the below locations for a hidden gem of Victorian architecture...

The original Port Townsend Victorian Festival link (perhaps it'll return...) - www.­victorianfestiva­l.­org
PT Guide - http://www.ptguide.com/
Port Townsend History - http://www.ptguide.com/history-a-attractions
Port Townsend's Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Townsend,_Washington
... and a bit on the Ann Starrett Mansion (well done, and well worth the visit!) - http://starrettmansion.com/

2 comments:

VO said...

Sorry to leave a comment that doesn't have to do directly with the post attached to it but I thought your readers might be interested in this fabric which I designed specifically for steampunk people who sew. Here is the link to it: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/515276 It's an entry in a fabric design contest and anything I can do to promote Steampunk is my small contribution.

If this is considered spam, please accept my apologies.

Gypsea Tree {Steam Spectre} said...

I attended this yesterday! It was a lo of fun and great to see some steampunk fashion here and there.
It;s a little late now I suppose but perhaps this link will be useful for (fingers crossed) next year's festivities:
http://www.victorianfestival.org/2011/index.html