Steampunk NZ Festival 2014
A great weekend away
May 29th – June 2nd Oamaru, New Zealand
The Steampunk NZ Festival 2014 is New Zealands largest and longest running steampunk event. 4 days with 18 events and the start of a fringe festival along side it this year.
New Zealand's own Te Radar as MC for the Fashion Show and Gala Ball on Sunday 1st June.
Silouette, runners up in NZ got Talent 2013 on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st May,
Anna Cydonia of Red Mars Dance Project on Friday 30th
Pirates ahoy! Captain Festus McBoyle and his wily crew will be around and about for the weekend.
Jed Maybury, Kiwi children's author and Steampunk writer, to take the writers workshop and later do the New Zealand launch his Steampunk trilogy.
This is a festival for everyone, steampunker or not. It is a family orientated event that celebrates imagination, creativity, fun and above all participation.
For those who are not steampunkers, you are welcome to come and enjoy any event.
If you are not yet dressed for the occation, walk in one end of the Souk market in street clothes, rummage through some stalls for your clothing, search other stalls for your timeless accessories or make your hat, your raygun or your goggles.
Tea duelling is an art the all can enjoy! Team up with a couple of others and challenge all comers to see who is the champion at dunking and eating a whole biscuit last. Enormous fun.
The events are:
Thursday 29th May
Friday 30th May
Brydone Oamaru Fringe Festival Late Night
Saturday 31st May
Cup cake decorating
Steampunk Short Stories – with connections to other parts of the planet – technology allowing
Brydone Oamaru Fringe Festival Family Variety Show
Sunday 1st June
Steam train rides round the Oamaru Harbour.
29th May – 2nd June
Throughout the weekend there will be the opportunity to visit Steampunk HQ, The Timetravelers Museum and learn to ride a penny farthing and explore the many other galleries and attractions that Oamaru offers, and then see the penguins.
For the best deals on accommodation contact providers directly and find them on http://visitoamaru.co.nz/accommodation.
Are you ready?
Register now to participate in the 2014 Steampunk NZ Festival.
Check the Events Tab above and make your choice. (IF you are in the Fashion Show you will be tied up during the day on Sun 1st)
Are you aware that there are many New Zealand Steampunk groups?