Steampunk NZ Festival 2016
The Premier Steampunk event of the Southern Hemisphere is based in the Steampunk capital, Oamaru, New Zealand.
- Festival Programme
- Friday Night After Party Programme featuring the fabulous Jackie Clarke
- Steampunk NZ Festival Weekend 2016 advert, including Fire & Steam (pdf document, opens in a new window)
Thank you To Sponsors for this year's festival:
|Clockwork Steampunk Emporium|
Steampunk in New ZealandThe Steampunk movement in New Zealand started with a beer mug. Agent Darling created an exhibition piece for a party in 2008. It was received so well, and stimulated the imaginations of so many that he wanted to hold an exhibition of Oamaru's creative minds. Thus the first League of Victorian Imagineers Steampunk: tomorrow as it used to be exhibition, was held at the Forrester Gallery in Oamaru in 2009. It was part of the Victorian Heritage week.
There were a great deal of guns and inventions that appealed to the 'boys'. What could be done to involve the 'girls'? Sally Hope suggested a fashion show and gala ball. The first one was in June 2010. From that the Steampunk NZ Festival evolved as participants and spectators requested more steampunk events over the weekend. The annual Steampunk NZ Festival is the largest, longest running steampunk event in the Southern Hemisphere.
Please support these wonderful businesses whenever you come to Oamaru
Short Black Cafe, Thames St.
Star and Garter, Itchen St,
Steam Cafe, Thames St,
The 2014 Steampunk Festival was a very special event. Scroll down the fb page to get a good look at what happened
Are you aware that there are many New Zealand Steampunk groups?