Wednesday, 25 April 2012

European Steampunk Convention

Ah, the product of the fevered imaginings of Marcus Rauchfuss!

Plans for the first pan-European Steampunk Convention plough full steam ahead through the aether. The goal of EuroSteam is to create a steampunk event literally spanning the whole continent 29-30 September 2012.

The steampunk scene is active in Europe, with local, regional and in some cases country-wide scene active, and the European Steampunk Convention seeks to provide a means to bring all the steampunks in Europe together.

One major event of the Convention will be The Second Steampunk and Gaslight Convention in Luxembourg, with another one in Prague. Other confirmed locations with events include - Vienna, Prague, Luxembourg, Porto, Madrid and Stockholm, with interest from Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, the UK, Russia, and Transylvania.

All these events with be streamed, so participants can join in wherever they are. There will also be bands playing at some locations, with streams of the concerts planned (dependent upon costs). So, all you need is internet access and ideally a webcam. There will be a virtual meeting place for everyone on the internet where we can connect. Of course, it is more fun if you are surrounded by friends, but if you are the sole steampunk in your region, you can join in online!

How can you help?
The places where the events will happen, the technical equipment and the artists do not come for free. If you can contribute financially, then those heroes of the ESC will be eternally grateful, and even give you some stuff! Nip over to indiegogo, and see if you can help out.

Some musicians have offered to play just to be part of the event, and if you are a musician, a DJ, a technician, if you know, own or have access to a great location, get in touch. 
If you can provide mobile internet equipment, your assistance will be much appreciated.

And of course, you can spread the word! ESC is on Facebook, and has a blog, Aetherscope, to keep you up-to-date.

In the meantime, check them out on youtube

This should be an epic event of continental proportions!

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