Steampunk Spotlight: Steampunk World’s Fair

The second annual Steampunk World’s Fair (#SPWF) takes place this weekend in Somerset New Jersey. I’m so very excited that I’ve been invited as a guest this year. After counting down for weeks, it’s finally here! I fly to NJ on Thursday, and I’ll be in attendance from the opening ceremonies on Friday until the final remarks on Sunday.

In fact, I’ve been nominated for the honor of MUSE of the FAIR. Please vote for me on the #SPWF website. The ballot is on the right sidebar, and they do require a very quick registration to ensure no double voting. Thank you so much for your support.

Additionally, I will be escorting the marvelous Captain Cedric Whittaker of the Airship Isabella to be knighted by Queen Victoria at the “Knights of Steampunk” ceremony.My complete schedule is as follows:


  • 1pm Main Stage: Opening Ceremonies (MUSE of the FAIR announced)
  • 6-7pm Courtyard Stage: Knights of Steampunk Knighting Ceremony, escorting Capt. Whittaker
  • 8-11pm Main Stage: The Big Brass Ball (Formal Dance)
  • 10-11am Concierge Lounge: Mixing Genres in Steampunk (Panel)
  • 2-4pm Fuzions Restaurant: The Mad Tea Party (READING at 2:45)
  • 4:30-5:30pm Concierge Lounge: Book Signing with Authors of the SPWF
  • 8:30-9:30pm Coolidge Room: Podcasting for Steampunk (Panel)
  • 11pm-2am Ballroom: The Big Brass Ball II (Dance Party) with DJ Doctor Q!
  • 10-11am Roosevelt Room: Between Castle & Sucker Punch, Emergence of Steampunk into Mainstream Media (Panel)
  • 1-2pm Coolidge Room: Social Media, Steampunk’s New Platform (Panel)
  • 6-7pm Main Stage: Closing Ceremonies

You can find a complete schedule of events here. Follow the #SPWF hashtag on Twitter to get real-time updates and pictures! I know I’ll be sending them all weekend.

If you will be in attendance, please stop me and say hello. I love to meet readers. Perhaps we can even grab a spot of tea!

Copies of Avalon Revisited and the chapbook Caught in the Cogs, Vol. 1 will be available at the event through PH Factor’s Goggle Shop. I should also have a few copies with me, so just ask. Same for signing, you can wait until the formal signing event or just stop me and say hello. I will have my special Sonic Screwdriver pen with me to sign your book.

In addition to select members of the Airship Isabella, other fine authors and artisans will be in attendance:

  • Tee Morris & Pip Ballentine, Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel. They’ll be celebrating the release of their first novel with a special Ministry Tea Party at 3:30pm on Saturday. Tea, Biscuits, and a reading!
  • Leanna Renee Hieber, Strangely Beautiful Series. She’ll be celebrating the release of her latest book The Perilous Prophecy of Guard and Goddess. SAT 5:30pm reading.
  • DJ Doctor Q will be spinning away at the Dance Party.
  • PH Factor & his fine goggles
  • The lovely ladies of Frenzy Universe
  • The Emperor of the Red Fork Empire
  • Mr. Saturday & Sixpence
  • Cracked Monocle

…and so many more!

Please don’t forget to vote O. M. Grey for MUSE of the FAIR!

~ by omgrey on May 17, 2011.

5 Responses to “Steampunk Spotlight: Steampunk World’s Fair”

  1. […] catch her at the event. She has her entire schedule posted on her blog, but certainly do not miss her reading from her steamy Avalon Revisited at The Mad Tea Party. 2pm […]

  2. It was great meeting you. I hope you can come back up and attend next year.

  3. I must admit I am new to Steampunk and am still trying to get a grasp on it. But I do enjoy it and think it will be a way to spice up my otherwise drap and dreary life. I would rather read in the evenings that watch TV and was surprised at all the available Steampunk literature available. One of the first books I read was Avalon Revisited. I loved it! I doubt I will ever get to attend many events so I intend to live through Steampunk literature. Looking forward to more reading material. I wish I could write as well.

    • I’m so pleased to hear you loved Avalon Revisited! Do tell all your friends. 🙂

      Since you liked my first book, let me invite you to read my second The Zombies of Mesmer as well as my collection of short stories, poetry, and relationship essays Caught in the Cogs (links to both on the right sidebar). But, yes, in addition to my work, there are so many fine steampunk books out there now. Enjoy! And stop back by to tell me what you like the best.

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