Hey Kids!! Want to go to an event that doesn't make you feel like you payed a bunch of money just to walk around in circles, glancing at the same action figures you can get at Toys R Us and avoiding the siren song of Lou Ferrigno as he beckons you to come buy his Hulk autographed 8x10's? Could you get down with a non-stop schedule of excellent musical acts, burlesque dancers, buskers, and individuals willing to cause themselves bodily harm for your amusement? Most importantly of all...DO YOU LOVE GOGGLES??!! Then the Steampunk World's Fair is the place for YOU!! May 18-20 in Piscataway, NJ. Mark your calendar. Here are the deets...
This May, thousands of Steampunks from around the globe will tune up their dirigibles, set their airships a’sail, and invent new transportation gadgets to descend on (of all places) New Jersey for the 3rd annual Steampunk World’s Fair. This year the festival will be bigger than ever, drawing more attendees and hosting more guests and performers than any other Steampunk event in the world.
The event’s main contributor is visionary and Steampunk World’s Fair creator, Jeff Mach. Mach has many years of experience as the chief organizer for over 100 events on the East Coast. As Steampunk World’s Fair approaches its third year, Mach is well aware of the challenges he and his crew face. “With the profusion of Steampunk events springing up throughout the world, we had to raise the bar for this year,” says Mach. “So we now occupy, not just two hotels, but much of the outdoor area in between. This has given us the capability to add new, interactive events unseen anywhere else.”
One such event will be the Midway and Carnival Obscura, a raucous, outdoor festival showcasing family friendly acts by day and transforming into a dark carnivale by night. Fire performers, circus acts, sideshow spectacles, and many more entertainers will perform for revelers to feast their eyes on. This event is one of several components that will make 2012 Steampunk World’s Fair’s greatest year yet.
Steampunk World’s Fair will run May 18-20 in Piscataway, NJ. Tickets and VIP passes are on sale now; get yours before they sell out! Hit up Steampunkworldsfair.com for more info.