Hollie models a steampunk choker, headband and cuff, photo by Keith Bailey

The Upstate Steampunk Extravaganza is a new con in Greenville, SC (I think this is the 2nd year). Gypsey Teague is putting together something small but mighty on Saturday 11/20. There will be about 30 vendors, live music, workshops, panels, a Victorian tea, and a Ball. 300 guests are expected. and Organic Armor will be there with the new corset and lots of chokers, armbands and top hats. Some surprises too.

Valentine Wolfe performing this Saturday

Valentine Wolfe performing this Saturday

We met Valentine Wolfe at ConCarolinas last June. They will be performing at 1:00 on Saturday. They describe their music as goth rock/classical with operatic vocals, solo double bass, and electronic dance beats.

“We’re currently toying with the phrase Steampunk Macabre as the best overall description of the music, art, fashion, and experience of all things Valentine Wolfe.”

Panels and workshops at the Con include:
• Commentary under Corsets: Steam Punk’s Underlying Messages
• Steampunk on a Budget
• Steampunk Aesthetics and Themes in Film: A Literature-Based Approach
• How to make the Perfect Goggles
• Steampunk 101

Other vendors include GothLoli Shoes and Psaltery Dreams (SCA weapons of wood).

Gypsey says “There will be costume contests and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. Upstate Steampunk. Break out your best goggles, your spats, your hooped skirts, and your sense of humor and prepare to party like it’s 1899.”