Schedule for SUNDAY, 7/24/2011
ALL PROGRAMMING SUBJECT TO CHANGE, CANCELLATION, OR RESCHEDULING
Refer to the hotel’s meeting room map here: PDF link.
All Day – Paxton Gate Cabinet of Curiosities – Cambridge Boardroom
Scheduled symposia and other events of interest, surrounded by the ambience of a sampling of Paxton Gate’s curios and examples of natural history.
10AM – Aetherscope Redux – Cambridge Boardroom
Artists and models gather together for two hours of steampunk & burlesque life drawing. – you (and you)
10AM – Pacific Northwest Steampunk Regionalism – Bellmont A & B
A panel of your favorite authors explains why the PNW is such a rewarding setting for their steampunk fiction. – Cherie Priest, M.K. Hobson, Devon Monk
11AM – Writers’ Read-Around – Windsor A
A daily open session for steampunk writers to share their work & offer supportive criticism.
11AM – The Sound of Steampunk – Bellmont A & B
Musicians and musical curators discuss the melange of styles and influences that comprise “steampunk music”. – Jordan Bodewell, Unwoman, Vernian Process, Vagabond Opera, Veronique Chevalier
11AM – Steampunk in New Media – Windsor B
New communication and interaction technologies mean new ways to experience steampunk storytelling & community. – Rose City Steampunk Film Festival
Noon – Devon Monk Reading & Q/A – Cambridge Boardroom
Devon Monk is the author of the Allie Beckstrom series of Portland-based urban fantasy novels. Her new release, Dead Iron, is a steampunk tale of magic and romance in 19th C. Oregon.
Noon – ADX Steampunk Workshop – Bellmont A & B
August 21st, ADX and GEAR Con join forces to bring you a day-length steampunk makers’ intensive hosted by some of your favorite artisans and crafters. Meet the organizers and sign up for an amazing discount on membership at the ADX makershop. – GEAR Con, ADX, Mac McGowan, guests
Noon – Regency and Victorian Scientific Spectacle – Windsor B
Stage magic has its roots in the parlour science lectures of the 18th & 19th Centuries. Learn about the people, theories, and contraptions that gave rise to the conjuring profession. – Professor DR Schreiber
1PM – Meljean Brook Reading & Q/A – Cambridge Boardroom
Dallas, Oregon writer Meljean Brook has written about superheroes and monsters in love, but you know her from her Iron Seas series of steampunk romances.
1PM – Closing Announcements & Steampunk Groups Open Recruitment – Bellmont A & B
The day is far from over, but we’ll have news to share with you about future plans. If you’re in (or starting) a steampunk group, introduce yourself and start enlisting.
1PM – M.K. Hobson Reading and Q/A – Windsor A
M.K. Hobson is the Nebula-nominated author of The Native Star and The Hidden Goddess, “bustlepunk” alternate history full of romance and industrialized magic.
1PM – Draping a Bodice – Windsor C
Watch a demonstration of how to drape a basic bodice on a volunteer from the audience. Feel free to ask questions as the process proceeds. The basic bodice completed during the workshop will become the pattern for the volunteer to use as her own custom bodice pattern for future garments. – Andie Letourneau
2PM – Professor D.R. Schreiber – Bellmont A & B
The Historical Conjurer performs legerdemain to astound you, in the mode of a classic scientific parlour lecture. – Professor DR Schreiber
2PM – Shanna Germain & Andrew Mayer Readings – Windsor A
Saucy speculative fiction writer Shanna Germain is a self-described “leximaven” and the instructor of The Attic’s steampunk workshop series.
Andrew Mayer crossed over to writing from a career in electronic entertainment consulting. His debut novel is The Falling Machine, book one of the Society of Steam steampunk superhero trilogy.
2PM – Sewing & Crafting as a Business – Windsor C
Take your handmade art & apparel to trunk shows, online, and the runway.
3PM – Short Films – Cambridge Boardroom
A viewing of award winners and other selections from the Rose City Steampunk Film Festival.
3PM – Victorian Etiquette for the Steampunk Set – Windsor B
An ill-mannered steampunk is no steampunk at all. Lessons on comportment among the ton. – Heidi Davisson, Sean O’Sirin, Steffen Criss
3PM – How to Publish – Windsor C
Learn about methods of self- and collective-publishing on every level from DIY zines to the book trade. – Magpie Killjoy
4PM – GEAR Con 2012 – Windsor B
Let’s do this again in a year. Meet with the convention organizers to plan a stronger, smoother GEAR Con next July.
4PM – Mentioning the “Unmentionables” – Windsor C
A look at undergarments from an earlier era. Bloomers, petticoats, pinafore, bustle, and corset – what are all these and when do we wear them? A close look at various undergarments to form the structure that can make your Steampunk outfit stand out from the crowd.
8PM – Circus Extravaganza! – Bellmont A & B
Veronique Chevalier returns to the stage as William Batty ringleads a showcase of talent from the steampunk universe and beyond! Circus, burlesque, vaudeville, and other performers, take our stage and make it yours for a trick or three. Speak with the organizers to arrange a spot in our line-up.