Lily Dale Assembly

in attendance : The Steampunk World’s Fair 2014

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Piscataway New Jersey, May 16 – 18 – Going on five years strong, this May saw the return of The Steampunk World’s Fair, produced by Jeff Mach Events, to the Radisson Hotel and Embassy Suites in Piscataway. Every year the fair continues to grow, and this year was no exception! The three day fair took place throughout the two hotels and the parking lot of the Radisson. Vendors were at all three locations, while performers of all kinds could be found performing at one of three stages, or even impromptu performances by buskers in the hallways, lobbies, or courtyards. Events ranged from literary readings to historical panels about the Victorian and Edwardian eras to absinthe tastings, as well as meet and greet panels with special guests.

The main draw, as was last year, was the San Diego pantomime group, Steam Powered Giraffe, who performed on Saturday. Burlesque troupes were in force at the fair with performances by Smoke & Mirrors, The Ink & Paint Club Burlesque, and Pretty Poison Cabaret. Other musical artists this year included Unwoman, A Halo Called Fred, Eli August & The Abandoned Buildings, Frenchy & The Punk, among many others. However this was also the first year, where there was no fashion show on Sunday, which came as a surprise to many I had spoken too. Still despite that, plenty of vendors had plenty of clothing and accessories for attendees to try on and purchase.

And onward to the sixth year, with the dates already announced! 2015’s SPWF will take place on May 15th to the 17th!

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Get a little taste of Steam Powered Giraffe’s performance with their music video for “Brass Goggles”.

photos : Knightmare6

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