Received word from my good friend, Mr. Ramon del Mar, that the plans for an incredible end-of-year event is a "go"! As he succinctly describes it on his blog, The Art of Steampunk...
On December 30th in north Central Fort Worth there will be a really new and different type of entertainment for the metroplex! The “Difference Engine“ will immerse you in the creative world of the retro-futuristic imagination. This is something called “Steampunk“, a blending of science fiction and old world charm, elegance, and adventure from the 19th century.
There have been other Steampunk events and conventions, but this will be the first to present a fully interactive and all “Steampunk” Murder Mystery Theatre LARP event! From midnight through 3:00 am Steampunk Detectives, adventurers, vampires, and sneaky but ruthless killers will go head to head.
During this 3 day convention you will also be entertained by performers offering music, comedy, and dancing on the main stage. Cosplay Performers such as Airship Isabella and Kali’s Hourglass will be there interacting with the crowd fully in character. All performances, the Steampunk Fashion show and the Steampunk Costume Contest (voted on by the attendees) will all be presented by our charming and entertaining MC Peter Pixie.
You will also be enlightened by panels on a variety of topics related to Steampunk fiction in conventions, literature, drama, and the arts. There will be a large vendors area, a gaming room, photography in Steampunk Attire, and many other items for your amusement.
On New Year's Eve, there will also be a short formal Waltz with Victorian style introduction of any attendees that wish to receive this red carpet treatment. Masquerade masks and slightly more elaborate attire is encouraged, but not required at both this and the midnight ball!
Right after that will be performances from Captain Madd, then Darwin Prophet and the Chronus Mirror, and finally the headline musical act, our own world famous Marquis of Vaudville who will play until midnight! After the midnight festivities, we will have a dance to Darkwave Music!
The entire three day convention pass is only $40.00 and the New Year’s Eve Ball including the three band Saturday night concert and Darkwave dance is only $15.00. This is indeed a lot of entertainment for the paltry sum of $55.00
For more details on the fictional back story that is woven throughout this event and includes the colorful characters in the photo above go to: Art of Steampunk Blog on blogspot under:
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To learn more about this upcoming event, please consider a visit to the Difference Engine's home page, at: http://www.the-difference-engine.info/