Lots to do at Lake Tahoe, including a steampunk expo

High Desert Steampunk Expo

High Desert Steampunk Expo

Lake Tahoe March 23, 2015 – With many unforgettable destinations throughout the state, Nevada has long been a favorite for travelers all year round, shares GetAways Resort Management. In fact, the Reno and Lake Tahoe area of Nevada is a fantastic travel destination because it is full of endless opportunities for entertainment with limited time events, shows, and more. This April, travelers are encouraged to visit the area during a stay at the Tahoe Summit Village in Stateline, which is just a short drive away from the lively nightlife of Reno. Here they can not only enjoy an extraordinary resort stay with luxurious accommodations but also a number of unforgettable events like those recommended here by GetAways Resort Management.

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Olympus treat press to a steampunk shoot

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Image copyright photographyBLOG.com.
Used with permission

Olympus can pretty much be held responsible for the surge in vintage looking digital cameras after they revived the PEN in a digital form back in 2009. Since then, they’ve overseen the popular rise of the digital OM series as well. Recently, they released the OM-D E-M5 II and they provided a wonderful backdrop for a shoot. Continue reading

Texas State Railroad starts steampunk event to increase footfall

Texas State Railroad steam train

Texas State Railroad steam train

The Texas State Railroad has seen healthy growth over the last 12 months and now for 2015 they intend to grow it even further.

They have five different events going on through the year, with the most interesting being the three day steampunk weekend. There will be four trains that you can choose to ride on including the Steampunk Photo Train, Victorian High Tea Train, Victorian Dinner Train and Victorian Brunch Train.

Janet Gregg, the Marketing and PR Manager for Texas State Railroad said: ““Our goal is to make this railroad stable and growing not only for today, but for its long-term future,”

We want this railroad to be here long after all of us are gone. And we want those future riders to enjoy it as much as today’s riders do.”

For more information and contact details, visit the STRR website here: Texas State Railroad website

2015 Steampunk Snowdown

Steampunk Snowdown 2015 poster art

Steampunk Snowdown 2015 poster art

Colorado can get pretty cold, so in Durango, they hold an annual event called Snowdown in order to get people out of their warm cosy homes and into the blistering cold. 2015 is the 37th year of Snowdown and with over 100 different events happening throughout the festival, there’s expect to be at least 10,000 people visit.

The theme for 2015 is steampunk and as such, Victorian science fiction will be heavily influencing the design of the events, the Light parade and the way people will dress when attending. The main aim is to have fun and there will be the Snowdown Jokedown, a Golf Tournament and a Hot Air Balloon Rally.

The festival begins on 28th January 2015 and concludes on February 1st.

Press release:

DURANGO, Colorado Going on its 37th continuous year, Snowdown Durango persists in promoting fun, commerce and tourism, in that order, for tens of thousands of participants. As has been typical of recent years, this year Snowdown boasts well over 100 events, which will all take place as a part of the Original Cabin Fever Reliever.

The theme, Steampunk Snowdown, will surely entertain and inspire magnificent props and costumes that convey a futuristic vision as imagined from the Victorian era. The annual Snowdown Light Parade attracts over 10,000 spectators to the streets of downtown Durango to steam-up the night and take part in the fun.

The light parade features amazing, theme-oriented light floats, performance art and costumes. Whether it’s the old favorite events like Outhouse Stuffing, The Snowdown Jokedown, and Outlaw Josie Pete’s Golf Tournament; or, some of the rated “F” for family fun events such as the Feline and Canine Fashion Show, The Snowdown Kids Follies or The Snowdown Hot Air Balloon Rally, everyone will want to be sure to join in the steampunk shenanigans, beginning on Wednesday, January 28th and continuing through Sunday, February 1st.

The annually changing themes of Snowdown Durango make this five-day festival truly one of a kind. Voted one of Outside Magazine’s top five winter carnivals in North America, past themes have ranged from A Jolly Roger Snowdown (pirates) to Snowdown In Da Nile (Egyptian) and many, many more.

For complete details and more information please visit www.snowdown.org and like Snowdown Durango on Facebook.

Cirque du Soleil take on steampunk

cirque_de_soleil_kuriosA few photographs have been posted of the new Cirque du SoleilKurios” act which is laden with steampunk reference including a man as a steam train and a gargantuan brass hand. Continue reading

Lincoln Asylum to be turned into coffee roasting house

wpid-8302.jpgAccording to a BBC news story yesterday, the asylum in Lincoln has been bought by Stokes – a 112 year old coffee company based in Lincoln – with the intention of turning it into a coffee roasting house and visitor attraction. Continue reading

Asylum secure for next 5 years


An email has just been sent out to interested parties that the Victorian Steampunk Society have secured plans with the City of Lincoln to ensure the survival of Weekend at the Asylum for at least the next five years. Continue reading