Thursday, April 9, 2009



My name is Lainey Welsch and in conjuction with The Academy Theatre are putting together The First Annual Summer Time East Atlanta Miniature Fest, or STEAM Fest for short at The Academy Theatre [just down the street from the James Joyce!], June 12th and 13th.  It will be a cornucopia of neo-Victorian fashion, steampunk gadgetry, music, art and a reading of a new specifically Steampunk play, by local playwright Stephanie Ferguson.

This is the official information board for the festival and will be updated twice weekly.  

Right now we are in the planning stages and are in need of several things:

1. Artists
       Are you a science fiction, or fantasy artist and would like to show your works in an intimate artists market?  Does not have to be steampunk themed necessarily we do encourage it!

2. Entertainment
Are you a steampunk/neo-Victorian band, improv troupe, poet, dancer, puppy juggler etc?  We are looking for acts for our main stage during the festival that can perform in thirty minute blocks or could even work the crowd.  With this being our first year putting this together we do not have money to pay you up front but will able to help promote any merchandise you have and want to sell through the theatre's advertising.

3. Volunteers
If you have are interested in volunteering to either help set up before the festival, during the two days of the festival, or clean up after please let me know.  We will need help with box office, ushering, organizing spaces, coordinating with the entertainment groups and many other things.  We do ask that you have a costume to be part of the atmosphere of the festival

4. Workshops
Do you have a particular skill with steampunk gadgetry that you would like to share? Costume sewing, Victorian music, or anything else steampunk related that you would like to teach others?  We are looking for individuals to teach workshops speak on a certain topic.  There will be additional charges for these events so that we can pay you for your time.  

If you are interested in any, several, or all of these please contact Lainey Welsch, the Festival Coordinator at for more detailed information.  Deadlines for signing up is April 31st as tickets will go on sale May 1st.

Coming soon: A basic schedule of events and ticket and workshop prices

Lainey Welsch
STEAM Fest Coordinator


  1. I've been trying to subscribe to posts on here, because I'd love to see a schedule so I can show up to my favorite stuff, but your subscribe link doesn't seem to work. :(

  2. Hmm...that's interesting I will see if I can fix that. You can also send me an email and I can add you to my email list.

    We don't have all of the acts/workshops together yet, but I will let you know when we do!

  3. This is Lucas of the Mr. Friskett troupe. I recently sent you a message concerning our interest in performing at SteamFest and was hoping to hear if it found its way to you or if I should resend it?