UPDATED: The Schedule of Events for The Florida Steampunk Exhibition held in Daytona Beach, Florida April 13-15 has been released.
As previously mentioned, S. J. will be there covering Florida’s first ever Steampunk convention for Beyond Victoriana. While she’ll be gonzo-ing around the hotel, getting the scoop on Steam in the Sunshine State, she will also be discussing The Steampunk Bible and reading her short story “Dr. Lambshead’s Dark Room” from Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s Thackery T. Lambshead’s Cabinet of Curiosities on Saturday, April 14th from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
She’ll also be participating alongside authors O.M. Grey and others in the Literary Roundtable on Saturday from 2:30-3:30 pm.
In addition to her reading and panel, she’s really looking forward to seeing Abney Park, attending Ms. Grey’s High Tea, and panel-hopping and talking steam on the shores of her homestate.
It should be a blast, and tickets are still on sale. Details from their Press Release are below:
ANNOUNCING FLORIDA’S FIRST STEAMPUNK CONVENTION
The first of a three–part convention series is scheduled at Daytona Beach
The Florida Steampunk Society will sponsor and host Florida’s first all-Steampunk convention April 13-15, 2012 in Daytona Beach.
Steampunk is a sub-?genre of science fiction based on a Victorian vision of a future run by steam power and clockwork, where fantastical machines inspired by the likes of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells are commonplace. The literature has inspired an entire subculture and fashion, as well as an emerging musical scene.
Florida Steampunk Exhibition East will be a gathering of world-?class and internationally-?recognized artists, including the quintessential Steampunk band, Abney Park, the raucous and infectious sing-?along stylings of the Bawdy Boys, and the unbridled energy of the one-?of-?a-?kind performance artist, Perego LIVE!
Aside from performances, exhibition attendees will be invited to shop at the Merchant’s Grand Bizarre for Steampunk crafts, gear and more, attend breakout workshops on DIY gear, hear keynote speakers and authors, and enjoy the musicians, magicians, and mischief makers who will be wandering the hallways.
Other highlights include demonstrations by Airship Isabella, readings at the High Tea hosted by highly-?acclaimed author O.M. Grey, the time-?traveling Steampunk musical musings by Florida band, The Cog is Dead, and performances by Cupcake Burlesque.
Ticket and hotel information can be found at the exhibition’s Eventbrite website or
contact the Director of Communications, Daylina Miller, by the email or cell number listed above.