Sunday, February 14, 2010

New To the Line up!

Yesterday we had the Rail Arts District Tour in Avondale Estates. I had a lovely time meeting and talking with artists and patrons alike spreading the word about STEAM Fest and the ideas of steampunk itself. Captain Bill of The Venusian Airship Pirate Trading Company was there with all manner of armaments necessary for in self respectin' [or not] airship pirate! If you missed him at the arts tour have no fear for he and his compatriots will return for STEAM Fest!

Also added to our line up is Sketch MacQuinor and his creation The Game is Afoot: Renowned consulting detective Grimpen Meyer and his associate Dr. Basil Rosemarythyme are on the case, protecting their nation of Albion from the ne'erdowells and napoleons of crime that would seek to upset and hoodwink its citizens. It's a steampunk/mystery/comedy/puppet show unlike any other steampunk/mystery/comedy/puppet show you've ever seen.

I think it is going to be a smashing good time! There will be two episodes played throughout the two days of the festival so if you want to know the ending you better stick around!

And last but not least I present Thimblerig Circus! Some of you might recognize them from last year's festival and they will be back again!

I, Ophelia Crane, will also be reading an excerpt from The True History of Henry Rayne and The Airship Pirates at the Crossroads Writer's Conference as part of Dr. Amazing's Traveling Steampunk Literature Show which will be on Saturday at 4:30 in the Newton Chapel at Macon's campus of Georgia College and State University. This part of the conference is free to the public, and will feature several great steampunk authors and playwrights. If you ever had a question about what steampunk literature is, come and we will give you a taste!

That's all for now, enjoy the snow!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


We finally have our winners for our STEAM Fest 10 Minute Play Contest! These two pieces will be performed alongside The True History of Henry Rayne and the Airship Pirates during the weekend of the festival.

In no particular order:

Industriously Yours
By Miss Camille Alexa

In hopes their daughter will forget her Attachment to Rupert, a young man of dubious Social Standing, Cecile's parents have sent her for an extended stay of no certain duration to the Sisters of the Blessed Cog in a remote mountain abbey. Cecile, decidedly sick of mountain air, yodeling goatherds, and Rupert's absence writes in turn various relations and acquaintances requesting materials for a very secret project. Soon Gretna Green and Rupert are just a few stitches, some begging, and some well-timed blackmail away.

Nick of Time
By Mister Drew Davis

In 1880's London, part of the Spanish colony Ingleterra, investigator Don Raul de la Alvarez uncovers a mystery in the amazing inventions of Lord Nicholas Tempson that may impact the past, present, and future.

As of right now we do not know wether we will be able to fully stage these pieces or if they will be costumed formal staged readings as well. We will post details as we receive them. We want to thank everyone who entered, it was a tough choice, and we look forward to next year's contest!