Many happy returns for 2015! As we prep for a new year and beyond, Kevin Steil, the Airship Ambassador, and I are already looking at the array of social events for the retrofuturist set. Meet and greets are happening across the globe, and we’re lighting some from Wales, Canada and the US. You can also pay a visit at the Steampunk Snowdown in Colorado or take a cruise aboard the Queen Mary!
Want to plug your event for January? Drop a line in the comments. Looking to see yours highlighted here in the future? Send an email to [email protected] by January 15th, 2015 with the details.
All descriptions taken from the event’s website of FB page unless stated otherwise.
Her Royal Majesty’s Steampunk Symposium
Jan 16 – 19—Long Beach, CA, USA
Her Royal Majesty’s Steampunk Symposium is now in its 4th year. We are committed to bringing you yet another interesting and original show and hope that you will be as intrigued, entertained and astounded as the prior years. To meet this endeavor, we invite you to join us in celebrating Carnivale, with all the implications this title brings. From a game galley for children of all ages to wandering wonders.
Steampunk Ottawa Meet and Greet
Jan 25—Ottawa, Canada
The lovely folks at Oh So Good Desserts & Coffee House Cafe have invited Steampunk Ottawa to have a meet and greet there. Coffee house steampunk attire, but as always, not mandatory.
Jan 28—Feb 1—Durango, Colorado, USA.
Snowdown is Durango’s annual Winter Celebration. A costume party, follies, parade and annually changing theme make this event one of a kind.
Additional Events Around the World:
Death Becomes Her: a NYNCS Meetup
Jan 3—New York, NY, USA
Join us at 2 p.m. Jan. 3 as we visit Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center. This Costume Institute exhibition explores the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Approximately thirty ensembles, many of which are being exhibited for the first time, reveal the impact of high-fashion standards on the sartorial dictates of bereavement rituals as they evolved over a century.
Chepstow and Area Steampunk Society Monthly Meet-up
Jan 5—Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
This is the regular meet-up of this active Welsh group.
The Eternal Frontier at The Brass Ring Academy
Jan 10 — Bristol, CT, USA
Synchronize your chronometers and set your coordinates NOW, for The New England Carousel Museum, where this fantasmagorical event will take place!
Ay-leen the Peacemaker (or in other speculative lights, Diana M. Pho) works at Tor Books, runs the multicultural steampunk blog Beyond Victoriana, pens academic things, and tweets. Oh wait, she has a tumblr too.