Queens for Steampunk
Explore Steampunk over Queen’s Birthday weekend.
Tickets are on sale now for the 9 th Annual Steampunk NZ Festival held in Oamaru, the home of Steampunk in New Zealand. Kicking off May 31 and running until 4 June 2018, the festival is set amongst original Victorian stone buildings and gives a spectacular backdrop to five days of Imagineering and transformation.
The Festival formally kicks off with ‘Fire and Steam’ on Friday evening; filled with light shows, pockets of steampunk to escape in, and dazzling performances. As Fire & Steam winds down, Steampunk Vaudeville and After-Party hosted by New Zealand favourite, Jackie Clarke, get started and carries on well into the night.
Steampunk NZ Festival also features Teapot Racing, the League of Imagineers Mess Dinner and Airship Racing, Steampunk Fashion Show, Steampunk Gala Ball, Tea Duelling, Parasol Duelling, Op Shopping, the Steampunk Market, the first-ever Awesome Monsterpot Racing World Championships, and of course the Steampunk Parade.
Many ticketed events sell out in advance of the Festival Weekend,
Anthonie Tonnon musician will be performing at the Grainstore Gallery, 9 Harbour Street from 8pm. Admission $20. however, local venues will offer plenty of opportunities to find great food, company, and live music over the weekend. This event attracts Steampunks from all over New Zealand, Australia, Europe and the USA. In Oamaru, ongoing ‘‘Steampunk Sunday’’ workshops are helping aspiring local steampunks to steampunk their look, build a racing teapot or enter the Steampunk Fashion Show.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
head to Facebook @SteampunkNZFestival, or www.steampunknz.co.nz social sequence dancing suitable for all ages at the Freemasons Centre, 10 Wansbeck Street. There will be a mix of old time and modern classical sequence and new vogue. Attendees are requested to bring a small supper plate to share, with tea and coffee provided. Raffles will be for sale and proceeds will go towards the costs of the Mid-Winter Ball. Entry is GA $5.