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Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition this weekend

A GentlemanI 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

Saturday

IT ALL STARTED WITH A PUFF OF STEAM 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 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 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 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 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)

Sunday

JON SARRIUGARTE ON HOW TO USE YOUR STEAMPUNK GOGGLES 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 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 George Chlentzos, Patrick McKercher Sunday, 12:00-1:45, Placer Room