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We will have a Special Event at this and probably upcoming shows. Steampunk Day!

The Sunday of the show will be Steampunk Day (January 29th for this show). Customers that come in Steampunk attire on Sunday will get free admission and I will do a special raffle for them. We encourage you vendors to dress in Steampunk style and bring items to sell that can fit into that theme. Basically, that means to bring things that can be repurposed into steampunk items, Old gears, meters, interesting brass parts and jewelry and the like as well as finished items like hats or jewelry etc. I've included some photos to help give you an idea if you aren't familiar with it. If you have access to a computer I encourage you to Google Steampunk and take a look at what others are doing. There are a lot of how-to's on YouTube and most of the things are easy to make.

Let's embrace it and see where it takes us.

For those of you not familiar with steampunk it is very creative costume play set in the theme of Victorian steam and brass technology.

From the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences:
Steampunk is an inspired movement of creativity and imagination. With a backdrop of either Victorian England or America's Wild West at hand, modern technologies are re-imagined and realized as elaborate works of art, fashion, and mechanics. If Jules Verne or H.G. Wells were writing their science fiction today, it would be considered "steampunk." Over the years, steampunk has evolved into more than just a sub-genre of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Steampunk now extends into fashion, engineering, music, and for some, a lifestyle. With the Victorian British Empire or American Wild West as the backdrop, steampunk projects are a challenge of making something elegant out of random bits and bobs. Picture MacGyver or The A-Team in the 1800's. Consider Dick Van Dyke's Caractacus Potts and his creations in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, or the ingenious contraptions from Artimus Gordon's laboratory in the television show The Wild, Wild West. What others see as junk or scrap parts, steampunk artists transform it into something new and expressive, be it an original creation or a modification of a modern convenience.

There is a local steampunk group "High Desert Steam". They put on several events a year.
High Desert Steam is a Reno based, Northern Nevada Steampunk group. Whether you're a life-styler or a hobbiest, a cos-player or just curious, you're welcome! We're interested in a past that never was and a future that may have been - the sci fi and phantasmagorical in the age of steam.
High Desert Steam was organized to further the understanding of Steampunk and as a venue for Northern Nevada (and it's environs) to discuss all aspects of Steampunk including promotion of Steampunk events by any and all who hold them. High Desert Steam does not discriminate - merely requests that all who post and attend have one goal in mind - furtherance and joy in this genre called STEAMPUNK!!!

Tanner's Marketplace - Steampunk Photos Sample, Click on the images for a large view

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Images from various Google searches