Mark your calendars and plan your trips to Wellington dear readers, because in addition to all the fabulous classes I’m teaching, there are some exciting events coming up for me in the next few months.
First, on the weekend of October 13, Wellington is having its very first steampunk convention ever: AetherCon.
In addition to workshops and fashion shows and contests and exhibitors and lots of other fun stuff, I’m going to be giving a talk on the intersections of Steampunk and history. I’ll be talking about the fashion tropes, where they come from, some real people behind the personas and lots of other fun stuff.
And then, of course, there is a Steampunk ball! Swoon!
Moving to the end of October, from the 25-28th of Oct, Full Swing is hosting Wellington’s annual Swing ball (and workshops and competitions and vintage shopping tours and other fun stuff): Windy Lindy.
This year’s theme is Blitz Ball, so it’s the perfect opportunity to dig out your best ’40s gear!
Finally, on November the 25th I’ll be doing my Afternoon Tea talk again, this time in cooperation with Altrusa Wellington as a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House. It won’t be at the Prime Ministers residence (boo), but it will be on a Saturday in the CBD at Capital E, making it much easier for lots of you to attend!
Hope to see some of you Wellingtonian’s at one or more of these, and for those of you who live further afield, I’ll make it to your neck of the woods one-day!