The following is a guest post by Patricia Ash.
The best thing about Steampunk Music is that there’s more than one sound to it. It ranges from ethereal and gothic to erudite rap, encompassing all that is tribal, rock, pop, and parody. It’s such a lively and varied scene that it needs a festival to celebrate it all!
And that is why the Skybourne Areodrome wishes to bring you Skybourne Presents! Carnival Menagerie. The Sky Commodore has gathered thirteen bands and has procured all sorts of clowns and circus performers. The Carnival Menagerie will feature Steam Powered Giraffe, The Marquis of Vaudeville, Unwoman, Darwin Prophet, Spoon Fed Tribe, and many many others. Not to mention magicians and DJs. This Steampunk extravaganza will occur in Dallas in September. The dates are set, but the venue is not. The Sky Commodore has launched a Kickstarter in order to raise some funds for a large venue. Here is the link to that: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/991732307/skybourne-presents-a-carnival-menagerie
This will be huge. If he obtains a good-sized venue, it will be more huge. Even though there are thirteen bands already making the pilgrimage, there are dozens more entertainers in the Steampunk scene. It would be lovely if they could put in appearances as well, but first they need a stage to perform on. Thus the Kickstarter.
In addition, the Sky Commodore has a big goopy soft spot for children. If the Kickstarter surpasses the goal, a portion of the funds will be donated to the charities The Water and Kids Need To Read. One gives life, the other gives life adventure. There will also be ways to donate to these charities at the Carnival Menagerie itself. It will be an amazing event that will help change the world for the better. It’s hard to get better than that.
Patricia Ash is the Associate Editor of Gearhearts Steampunk Glamor Revue and the Captain of Marketing for Skybourne. When she’s not writing or emailing someone, she’s playing with yarn, petting kitties, or strolling around a Sci Fi convention. Follow her misadventures on Facebook or https://twitter.com/thejoyofpash. She also has a brand new feature on gearheartsmag.com – every other week, she reviews Steampunk books.