The Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition Brings Alternate History Back to the Bay Area –
Bigger, Bolder and Brassier Than Ever!
BERKELEY, January 11, 2010--The 2008 California Steampunk Convention was just the beginning. Renewed as The Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition, this unique event is returning to the San Francisco Bay Area March 12-14, 2010, presenting a world where steam power, airships and clockwork mechanicals are the cutting edge of technology; a neo-Victorian setting, spanning from the 1830s to the early 1900s and from cultivated London to the rugged coast of San Francisco.
The 2008 event was the first dedicated Steampunk convention in the United States and possibly in the world. It was attended by upwards of 550 guests, 30 vendors and 19 programs in two different tracks, including presentations by luminaries such as “Maker” Jake Von Slatt and WETA Workshops’ Greg Broadmore.
The Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition has moved to the Hilton Garden Inn in Emeryville, CA for 2010, preparing to host an estimated 1000+ attendees and over 40 vendors. Over 25 programs are being offered in three tracks including academic presentations, panel discussions and hands-on “Maker” workshops. Confirmed appearances include Guests of Honor Phil and Kaja Foglio (www.girlgeniusonline.com), “Steampunk Scholar” Mike Perschon, acclaimed Steampunk author Gail Carriger (Soulless, Orbit Books) and Chris Garcia, Assistant Curator at the Computer History Museum.
Also new for 2010 are the Card Room gaming club, Miss Kalendar’s Social Salon, the wondrous Museum of Curiosities and an amazing outdoor Exploratory Steam and Kinetics Enclosure, featuring The Golden Mean snail art car and entries from the Crew of the Neverwas Haul.
For evening entertainment, Exhibition guests can trip the light fantastic at the Steampunk Ball, don their Steamy best to compete in the Girl Genius Costume Competition and gather for the illustrious Party-at the Center of the Earth. Special $99 room rates are available at the hotel Nova Albion guests on a first-come, first-served basis and can be booked at: www.steampunkexhibition.com/hotel-reservations/.
The Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition is a celebration of all things Steampunk and a chance for fans, authors, makers and the general public to experience the excitement and the possibilities of an alternate History That Might Have Been. $60 Early Bird tickets are on sale now at: http://www.steampunkexhibition.com/tickets - prices will increase to $75 at the door.
For media information, please contact: Mark Anderson at (415) 683-0404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
1562 Solano Ave. #308, Berkeley CA 94707 S (510) 473-7382 S WWW.STEAMPUNKEXHIBITION.COM
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