Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition this weekend
I will be attending the Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition this weekend with a few members of the Norton Memorial Dicemaster’s RPG group, the crew of the airship Arcadia. (This is also the same weekend as our normal playing session, so I expect to see more costuming during our meeting this weekend!) Nova Albion is the regional steampunk gathering and it is occurring about a mile or so from my home. I plan on posting many photos and notes later on. My provisional schedule is below for the local Bay Area people that I know who may also be going to the event. The Neverwas Haul event on Saturday evening is not at the hotel but it about three blocks from my house. It is definitely worth seeing if you haven’t been on the Haul before.
Nova Albion Schedule
IT ALL STARTED WITH A PUFF OF STEAM
</strong>Howard V. Hendrix (M), Mike Perschon, Alexander Logan, Jean Martin, Liz Gorinsky
The origin and history of steampunk.
Saturday, 10:00 to 11:15, West Room THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE STEAM
</strong>GOH James Blaylock, Liz Gorinsky, Francesca Myman, Gail Carriger (M), J. Daniel Sawyer
Steampunk voices in the literary world, authors and editors discuss where steampunk is going and where it has been.
Saturday, 11:30 to 12:45, West Room KINETICS, MOVEMENT & ENGINEERING
</strong>Kimric Smythe, George Chlentzos, Patrick McKercher, Dave Nutty, GOH Jon Sarriugarte (who will do a Tesla Coil demonstration)
Saturday, 12:00-1:45, Placer Room STEAMPUNK GARB FOR LIFE ON A BUDGET
</strong>Jade Falcon, Ryan Galiotto, Jean Martin, Gail Carriger (M), Heather McDougal
Modifying and adapting everyday wear. Making steampunk gear out of found objects and clothing.
Saturday, 1:30-2:45, West Room STEAMPUNK PHILOSOPHY
</strong>J. Daniel Sawyer, Mike Perschon (M), Liz Gorinsky, GOH James Blaylock, Thomas Strange
Is there a philosophy behind steampunk? If so what is it? If not, what should it be?
Saturday, 3:00-4:15, West Room STEAMPUNK TECHNOLOGY GOH Jon Sarriugarte, Patrick McKercher, Alexander Logan, Mark Anderson (M), Heather McDougal
Making and creating past inventions for the future. Discussing the maker mentality, why the rise of steampunk, why now?
Saturday, 4:30-5:45, West Room Neverwas Haul Visit
Saturday, 6:00 PM, 1010 Murray St, Berkeley, CA 94710 (three blocks from my house)
JON SARRIUGARTE ON HOW TO USE YOUR STEAMPUNK GOGGLES
</strong>Maker Guest of Honor Jon Sarriugarte presents on goggles in action: welding, sparks flying and his various evil genius inventions, as well as the maker mentality, and anything else that strikes his fancy.
Sunday, 11:30-12:45, East Room STEAMPUNK FANS IN ACTION
</strong>Chris Garcia, Mike Perschon, J. Daniel Sawyer (M), Jean Martin, Liz Gorinsky
Steampunk zines, podcasts, websites, blogs, and more. For those who are involved and those who want to be.
Sunday, 11:30-12:45, West Room METAL MACHINING & MANIPULATION
</strong>George Chlentzos, Patrick McKercher
Sunday, 12:00-1:45, Placer Room