Steampunk MidAtlantic | DAYS INN , RALEIGH | Stage, Page: Readings & Signings, Screen: Special Showings | Indy Week
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Steampunk MidAtlantic 

When: June 24-25 2017
Price: $10-$15

At any comics or sci-fi convention, you're bound to see at least a few steampunk costumes and wares, but what if they were the main draw rather than one flavor of fandom among many? That's the question posed and answered by Steampunk MidAtlantic, a new convention where the usual vendors, cosplay, and celebrity guests come with a gears-and-gadgets gloss. If you're innocent of this alt-history subgenre, imagine if technological development had stalled out during the heyday of steam-powered machines in a Victorian England rife with anachronistic wonders—a whole world of styles and stories along the lines of books by Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. In addition to steampunk-world celebrity guests, there's also the Up All Night Film Festival with works by locals like Evan Kidd, music from bands like the Blibbering Humdingers, and, most intriguing, a "live-action mystery play" called Murder at the Comic Con. Sounds like one steamy weekend. —Brian Howe

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