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Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
1:07 am
[chaintool]
Ether Feast
Tonight we invite you to join us on a journey to a corner of our universe that parallels our world in time, but not technology. A place where coal powered machinery flourishes in place of the integrated circuit, where nylon and elastic has been replaced by leather and canvas. Our adventure will feature classical dishes from the Victorian era with a modern and molecular twist. 

-Cheese Board and 
-Czar Salad
-Earl Grey Consomme
-Dr J.H. Salisbury Steak
-Bread and Butter pudding with a single malt sauce
- Jekyll's Dragon, an absinthe and opium cocktail


Cocktail specials all night including the Mesmer Mule and Hermann Carbine

Dress code is mandatory, formal wear or Steampunk.

Prebooking is required for the dinner with vegetarian options on request.

$70 for modern formal wear
$50 for Steampunk wear
All others will be denied entry for the duration of the dinner, muhahaha!

Qualia Lounge 18-20 Bridge Rd
September 17th
 
This is an 18 and over event
Friday, July 8th, 2011
1:05 am
[chaintool]
Tesla Birthday Celebration July 10th
 Come celebrate our favorite inventors birthday at Qualia Lounge. Our cunning cocktail creator and eccentric kitchen innovator have formulated a menu to unleash the inner mad scientists in you.

We welcome quirky tinkerers, corset clad ladies of the night, airship pirates, monocled gentlemen, ass stomping heroines, brass goggle toting chaps, and all others to join in the festivities.

Steampunk inspired tapas menu includes

-Green Fairy Popcorn
-Wardenclyffe Tower of Chips
-Cog Pie
-Baby Kraken
-Eggs in a Gasket
-Absinthe Mousse

and many more.
 
Sunday July 10th
5pm-10pm
Qualia Lounge
18-20 Bridge Rd, Richmond
(03) 9078 6099
Monday, July 4th, 2011
8:49 pm
[wantsashybard]
help

I am writing my first novel and would benefit from some assistance.

 

I have an idea for a character to be based in a library. She is going to be the main character.

 

Any blogs, videos or assistance is greatly appreciated.

 

Regards.

Saturday, June 25th, 2011
1:56 pm
[evilfuzzydoom]
Zeppelin Games Steampunk Live-Action Role-Playing
Hi everyone! I'm one of the organisers of a Live-Action Role-Playing group based in Melbourne. We're called Zeppelin Games and we've been running Steampunk-themed LARP events since 2009.

We'd like to invite anybody interested along to our next event!

Our LARP events take place over a weekend, with players spending the whole time in the role of either their own character or one supplied by the organisers. We've developed a ruleset which is both fair and full of potential. Games are set in the fictional nation of Fumare, in a fantasy Steampunk world of our own devising. We've had some excellent events so far and we'd really like to push ourselves this next time, so come along and see how you like it!
The event details are below the cut.Collapse )

Current Mood: chipper
Monday, June 20th, 2011
10:52 am
[richardibrahim]
Steampunk Photoshoot - melbourne
Hi there, my name is Richard Ibrahim and I am a photographer based in Melbourne. I am interested in photographing some Steampunk-ers!

To see samples of my work please visit
www.richardibrahim.com

I also did a photoshoot recently with members of the Oz Lolita community which you can see here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150280305447814.372359.190472177813

If you are interested please contact me at richard@richardibrahim.com.

Cheers,
Richard
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
8:07 am
[nuwishas_tail]
April - Steampunk Nightclub Event
Friday, April 29 at 10:00pm until April 30 at 4:00am
Where: ABODE Level One, Level One, cnr Martin St & St Kilda Road - St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia
Details: Ladies, Gentlemen and Androgynies… due to popular acclaim we are delighted to present The Conservatory at ABODE Level One this April. Steampunks and their associates are cordially invited to join the revelry!

April is traditionally the fool's month, and one would surely be foolish to miss this grand occasion. Whether conversing whilst comfortably arranged in our lounge space or allowing music to dictate your direction takes your fancy, all tastes will be catered for. A large selection of liquid refreshment is available from the well stocked bar.

This month will also see the Absinthe Den open for your patronage.
A traditional and delightful Absinthe Fountain from Paris (France) forms a centerpiece where the brave and the foolish can seek the visions of the green fairy. Embrace bohemian rapture and allow your heart, and the green spirits, to soar beyond imagination. Whether you are an experienced imbiber or new to the delights of Absinthe we shall be at hand to see to your every need.

Whether rapscallion or creme de la creme, we invite you to dress to impress and bring your enchanted associates along. Those who enter the doorway before the clock strikes midnight will be gifted with a complimentary $8 drink card to ensure your evening starts in a salubrious fashion.

Open:
10pm – 3am (4am if we’re still indulging)

Entry:
$20 (entry before 12midnight includes a drink card up to the value of $8)

Dress:
Steampunk – Period – Alternative – Eccentric etc…
(minimum neat smart/dressy - strictly NO blue denim or casual wear)

Décor & Lighting by:
Tracy G

Produced by:
BluAfterGlow & Steampunkerie

Hosted by:
ABODE Level One


We invite all invokers/creators of visual stimulation to participate.
If you wish to display/perform a visual installation, feel free to contact us to discuss the mechanics… talent@BluAfterGlow.com

NOTE:
ABODE is a kink-friendly and queer-friendly Club/Venue, so you should be too to feel comfortable at this event.

ABODE Level One is a private Members Club. Please remember that we have been invited to share the space and we are primarily guests in their home. There will be no photography allowed without prior arrangement.
Monday, March 21st, 2011
3:13 pm
[omegamorningsta]
Melbourne: Circus Oz - SteamPowered! Sat 2nd July
Circus Oz is going steampunk this June/July with their new show "Steam Powered"




Come along in your finest Steampunk attire and step into a time where romance meets technology and everything is hand-made and steam-powered. It’s a time for restoring wonder, for reclaiming technology, re-imagining our modern world and rewiring your wit. Come dressed as the Aviator, the Mechanic, the Inventor, the Mad Musician, Victoriana’s Strongest Woman or a little of all of them mixed together. Bring along your bright shiny gadgets and get ready to let off some STEAM!

For this show only (7.30pm Sat 2nd July) we have 25% off Adults A reserve tickets from March 21 – April 21 when booking with code word GADGETS at ticketmaster.com.au or 131600

FB event details for the special discount here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=202682669759746&ref=nf

In added goodness the night they've selected for our special night (Sat 2nd July) is also one of their Auslan shows.
Friday, February 4th, 2011
11:38 pm
[omegamorningsta]
Melb: The Conservatory Fri 25th February
 BluAfterGlow and Steampunkerie are pleased to present Melbourne's only regular steampunk nightclub, "The Conservatory".

Join us for a night of conversation, shenanigans and revelry as we take over the neo-victorian library lounge of ABODE's first level. Dress to impress in your steampunk finery and connect with your steampunk community! Relax and socialise in the lounge area or dance the night away on our dancefloor. Enjoy our "Tesla" cocktail or other imbibements with a complimentary $8 drink card if you arrive before the midnight hour. ABODE is a kink-friendly and queer-friendly venue, so you should be too to feel comfortable at this event.



Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
4:54 pm
[wildilocks]
Breaking Euchronia News: LIVE TESLA COIL! ... 3 days to go!
Greetings folks,

We have some amazing, last-minute news: we will have a genuine LIVE TESLA COIL display at Euchronia! This has been quite a thing to organize and we didn't want to announce it until we were pretty sure it would be happening, but we can now confim that senior Physicist Ed Bondarenko, former head of the Telstra Research High Voltage Lab, will be doing live Tesla Coil and Electrostatic Leviation displays throughout the earlier part of the evening, so you'll want to make sure you come early to see this fantastic display of SCIENCE!

We're also quite chuffed to note that we were listed this past weekend as the featured pick for New Years Eve in the Sunday Age: even the city's $2.5M free fireworks display didn't merit that honour!



We also have two new fine artists added to our already amazing bill: Christopher
James Percival
from Perth and Robo von Bismark from right here in Melbourne, with some more amazing artworks for your viewing pleasure. Christopher has also produced some amazing signage work which you'll see around the venue on the night, as well as our spectacular programme book, all new ALTV membership cards (which can be collected on the door) and sundry other designwork. In addition, we also have two new performers to announce: Nikolai and Scarlet will be entertaining you with Fire and Brimstone (or similar — we expect it will smell better) as you enter the venue, so keep an eye out!

We also wanted to make specific mention of our top-billed dance performer, Magdalene from New Zealand, who will be performing not one but two awesome acts. Her first will be more burlesque and Absinthe-themed (ooh la la!) but the second will be her famous Cenobite dance, sure to enthrall and amaze, and as seen at Torture Garden (UK) and the Christchurch Fetish Ball. (This second act is not for the fainthearted and so we're featuring it toward the end of the evening: well worth sticking around for!)

Finally, we can now announce our Drinks Menu for Euchronia, including a range of vintage themed cocktails with recipes from the turn of the century and beyond, and the prices — well, see for yourself!

If you're still looking for sartorial inspiration, please check out our What to Wear and Where to Get It pages. Importantly, for those of you who're keen to add a Holostatic Aetheric Discombobulator or similar to your accoutrements, we have a much more open policy this time around, and will be permitting prop weapons — but please ensure you read the policy carefully.

Please note that tickets can no longer be posted out to you (in case they don't reach you on time), but you can either come in to Wildilocks, Peril Underground or Of Science and Swords to buy your tickets in person up til close of business on the 31st, or you can buy online to pick up on the door from euchronia.com! You can also purchase from Moshtix either online or at any Moshtix outlet up til 6pm on the 31st December. (Limited door sales will be available, with preference for ALTV members.)

Looking forward to seeing you on Friday!

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
4:25 pm
[wildilocks]
EUCHRONIA final lineup, artists & DJs announced, + XMAS SPECIAL!
Are you still ummming and ahhing about NYE? Need a few more reasons to be convinced that Euchronia this year will utterly eclipse 2008's hugely successful event, and you'd be completely mad to miss it?

Read on, for there is much to tempt. (If you're already convinced but still ticketless, feel free to skip to the end for details of TICKET DISCOUNTS.)



FULL DJ LINEUP & EXHIBITION PROGRAM ANNOUNCED + MORECollapse )XMAS TICKET SPECIAL!

Many, many of you have already purchased your tickets (and we're particularly overwhelmed by number of interstate visitors this year!), but if you still haven't gotten around to it, or if you're looking for a perfect last-minute gift idea, we're offering a little incentive to buy earlier rather than later.

Euchronia's XMAS SPECIAL: if you buy before 25 December you can receive 2 tickets for only $125, a discount of $15 off current prices (and $45 less than you'll be charged on the door)!




Euchronia Ticket - Standard Release x 2 +postage options






In addition, ALTV memberships are still available ALL the way up to NYE, providing tickets at the presale price PLUS 4 free standard drinks, entry to the member's lounge (now with FREE TEA and COFFEE ALL NIGHT LONG!) and membership package, all for the modest sum of $85 per combined ticket. Bargain!




Euchronia Ticket w/ALTV membership + postage options
Please add League Name(s):






Please note that we are expecting the event to reach capacity, so don't leave your decision too late. Remember, any tickets remaining for sale on the door will be $85 each, and ALTV members will be given preference.

Current Mood: excited
Thursday, November 25th, 2010
4:04 pm
[wildilocks]
Stunning new Tesla Coil poster and swathe of new Local & International Acts announced!


It is with very great pleasure that we can finally announce a major update to the Euchronia bill, and reveal our new poster (click for large version) - which has a fantastic story of its own involving death-defying feats with Tesla Coils c/o the very talented Peter Terren of Tesla Down Under! But that's a longer story, and deserves an entire post of its own — which we shall bring you very soon, but not today. Today is dedicated to our exciting new international and interstate attractions!

So much shiny under the cut, including time machine and call for artists!Collapse )

Current Mood: excited
Monday, November 22nd, 2010
10:52 pm
[omegamorningsta]
Melbourne: Steampunk @ Sinthethic this Saturday Night..

Hello there steamy folk!

Something a bit different happening this weekend in Melbourne you might be interested in: 

For the first time Omega is bringing some Steampunk Stylings to one of Melbourne's best alternative clubs, Sinthetic. Come along in your finery for a walk on the dark side..

It's a great venue with a welcoming atmosphere, and if we show up in force, we will be able to secure a steampunk-only night for ourselves in the future.. I've long wished for a regular nightclub event again and I'm sure I'm not the only one.. here's our chance to make it happen..

... hope to see you there! 

Flyer under cut.. Collapse )
Monday, October 11th, 2010
3:55 pm
[wildilocks]
Euchronia Pre-sale extended by 1 week - plus a NEW steampunk/goth event for Wellington!
Pre-release tickets for Euchronia 2010 have been selling like astonishingly fast-selling things! We've managed to catch some folks a little on the hop however, as certain corners of the Internet are only now learning that Euchronia will be happening again this New Year's Eve. In order not to disadvantage these benighted souls, we have decided to extend the pre-release period for one additional week.

Pre-release tickets which have already been purchased will be posted out early next week, and standard release tickets will go on sale on the 19th October - in physical outlets as well as online. Until then, pre-release tickets will remain available from the tickets page on the Euchronia tickets page, or from the Wildilocks webstore!

In other exciting news, the events committee of the Wellington ALTV are pleased to announce the inauguration of a new event in that fair city in New Zealand - extending the Antipodean umbrella:



Rogue will be a rather smaller scale affair than Euchronia, and will provide an introduction to the League's activities. If you are in or near Wellington, enjoy musical genres such as electro, '80s, synthpop, futurepop, industrial, goth, EBM and steampunk (though of course whether this genre actually exists is a matter of some debate), and would value an opportunity to shake out your steamy, goth and industrial finery, please consider joining us for the inaugural Rogue on November 20th, 2010 at Bar Bodega, 9pm. Entry is a mere $5. Those brave souls who survive All Hallows Eve's harrowing Steampunks vs Zombies encounter might like to share their tales and display their sartorial and armourial splendour. We would certainly value the opportunity to raise a glass in your honour!

Current Mood: cheerful
Monday, September 27th, 2010
11:40 pm
[wildilocks]
Euchronia 2010 Prerelease tickets Now On Sale & First Lineup Announcement Revealed!


Greetings fellow lovers of all things steamy & neoVictorian! It is my great pleasure to be able to inform you our very special pre-release ticket tranche for Euchronia 2010 is now on sale, and our first artist & attraction announcement is below.

Prepare to be amazed, as even this first round of announcements includes some incredible artists on the bill!

Artists & AttractionsCollapse )

Current Mood: excited
Friday, September 3rd, 2010
8:26 am
[wildilocks]
Euchronia 2010 - Wired into a New World
"Is it a fact -- or have I dreamt it -- that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?" - Nathaniel Hawthorne



The Antipodean League of Temporal Voyagers is pleased to confirm that our Year's End celebration Euchronia will take place again this year in Melbourne, Australia on 31 December 2010. We invite persons of quality and taste to join with us in celebrating the dawn of 2011 in a pageant of sartorial and terpsichorean exuberance.

The managing committee will be delighted to entertain performance proposals suited to the spirit of the event. Interested parties are encouraged to contact admin@euchronia.com. The committee propose to provide additional details concerning the evening's entertainment, and to make a first tranche of tickets available for sale, on the 27th of September, 2010. (Additionally, League memberships will once again be made available from that date.)

We look forward with anticipation to the privilege of your company.

Current Mood: excited
Sunday, August 29th, 2010
5:41 pm
[storybookme]
Gear/Cog Badges
Hey everyone. I don't normally plug my own stuff but I just launched a new badge that you all might be interested in.
The gear badge has a brushed metal finish, is about 3cm in diameter and has a butterfly back. It can be worn as a brooch or pin or used to complete an outfit or costume.
I designed them because I wanted one. I use mine as a brooch on my mini top hat. I've also had it suggested that they would make great pendants or earrings. What do you all think?


And while I'm here, I might as well show you my bustle belt as well. This one is pricier because of the box pleating (which I'm probably never going to do again as it takes FOREVER) but I do make custom designs and more basic ones for around $40 - 80.
To see more examples of my skirts and other garments and accessories check out: www.facebook.com/pages/Footscray-Australia/Irreverie/153644533158. Any questions  can be sent either via a convo on Etsy, a comment here or a message on Facebook.

 
Monday, June 28th, 2010
11:56 am
[wildilocks]
OUR BIGGEST SALE EVER: BUY ONE GET ONE FREE for ONE DAY ONLY! (yes, this includes BPAL!)
I promised a special for Perth & Melbourne in our last news post, and those of you following on Twitter may have thought our GO JULIA! 50% off RED sale was it (valid til Wednesday 30th June) ... but wait, there's MORE!



For ONE DAY ONLY, tomorrow Wildilocks is having an UNPRECEDENTED ninja-quick sale the likes of which we've NEVER had before in Melbourne OR Perth. Stocktake is rapidly approaching and we're massively overstocked this year, and we don't want to have to count everything! So YOU win, big time, with a classic "buy one get one free"* offer, for tomorrow, Tuesday 29th June ONLY.

Tell your friends: you can pool your funds and get some absolute bargains, including BRAND NEW STOCK from Phaze, SkinGraft Designs, Nubia/Vodabox, Spacetribe, DollyQ, Axfords, Dusk Moth, New Rock Boots, BPAL and SO VERY MUCH MORE! We have no guarantee of EVER having a sale like this again, so DON'T MISS OUT!

* Free item must be of equal or lesser value. Includes ALL in stock clothing, New Rock Boots, jewellery, hats, bags and accessories. Excludes salon services, hair care products, hair dye & dread falls. No RAINCHECKS or LAYBY, IN STOCK items ONLY.

Valid 29/06/10: FOR ONE DAY ONLY!

Also, you may have noticed we now have a new logo, also implemented ninja-style during the last week. What do you think? Expect to see it out & about more & more over the coming months as Wildilocks will have many new and exciting announcements coming up!

ps: apologies for crosspostage!

Current Mood: busy
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
9:26 pm
[omegamorningsta]
Steampunk on the Radio in Melbourne.. TONIGHT!
Greetings and Salutations! Steampunk DJ Omega here at your service with an announcement... 

I'm going to be on the radio tonight from 10pm doing a "Steampunk 101" as part of Sci Fi & Squeam on Joy FM, 94.9 if you're in range or you can listen online at www.joy.org.au

I'll post my set list after the show has aired, along with links to download the session hopefully :)

Your support will ensure that steampunk music gets more airplay in Melbourne, so if you're able to call in (0427 JOY 949 (0427 569 949) or 1300 JOY 949 (1300 569 949) or email (onair@joy.org.au) supporting the idea, that would be fantastic! :)
Sunday, May 16th, 2010
5:19 pm
[omegamorningsta]
Melbourne: Expedition Exhibitions 30th May (Titanic) & 13th June (Burton)
Ladies and Gentlemen, Steampunkerie proposes two " Exhibit Expeditions"... there are a number of exhibits coming to Melbourne in the next couple of months that may well be of interest to those of a Steampunk Persuasion.. namely the "Titanic Artefacts" exhibit at Melbourne Museum and the "Tim Burton" exhibit at ACMI...

All the details of the proposed exhibitions, along with links to the Facebook Events for both can be found on the Steampunkerie Blog, http://www.steampunkerie.com

We now return to your regularly scheduled programming....
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