Thursday, May 8, 2014

Steampunk World's Fair Roars Into Piscataway, NJ May 16-18th

Consider this your heads up! The sleepy little town of Piscataway, New Jersey plays host to an industrial revolution/scifi retrofit next weekend as the Steampunk World's Fair takes over two hotels and their surrounding courtyards...which are still barely enough space to contain all the fun!

As most of you are well rounded geeks, I'm sure you are aware of Steampunk as a style of costuming incorporating Victorian era dress with cogs and bronze and top hats with goggles mounted upon them, as well as those who choose to goth it up a bit, incorporating these retro-techy elements to garments that would make Bram Stoker's Dracula (the Gary Oldman version for our purposes) blush with pride. are pretty much guaranteed this spectacle as costumers from novice to super-uber-advanced parade past you in every hallway, but that's only scratching the surface of what this event has to offer.

Around nearly every corner you'll hear some musical act; be it full band or lonely busker; beckoning you to come and listen. Peeking in doorways you'll find sideshow performers, dancers (of the belly or burlesque variety), presentations both factual and fanciful, and a veritable sea of vendors who can have you geared up (you see what I did there) in seconds, armed to the teeth with ray guns, weighed down with literature to last all through the summer or even fixed up with enough random parts to create your own steampunk mad science robot monster to terrorize the neighbor's yappy dog. So..yea...THREE DAYS of all that! You can dress the part and blend right in or put on your most hideous flowered shirt and snap pictures like crazy...they will love you equally. Think you can handle it? Hit up for further details and we'll see you there looking your best next week!

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