Thursday, September 23, 2010
This weekend sees two very interesting Steampunk events taking place, one in RL and one in SL. The first, brought to my attention by the lovely and astute Miss Evelyn, is the Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science, (in Queens, New York), spanning the entire weekend. Starting at 10am at the site of the 1964’s World’s Fair, the Maker’s Faire will host a wide variety of displays, workshops, and spectacles, including electroplating, wire bending, cigar box guitars, hand-carved stamps, photographic lecture, and much, much more. For a full schedule of its many events, lectures and displays, please visit the Maker Faire, at: http://makerfaire.com/newyork/2010/, and their schedule of events, as well!
The Virtual Worlds will have its biggest monthly event this weekend as well. The Third Annual Engineer’s Black Soot Ball will be taking place this Saturday, at 6pm SLT. The celebration will in honor of two years of events at the Piermont Landing, and to mark this event, Miss Breezy Carver has commissioned a very unique present for this event only!
The “Piermont Key” is a unique chest pin, akin to the original New Babbage Cog (first given out back in the early days of New Babbage), but is updated to reflect the 3rd Anniversary of the Soot Ball. Additionally, there is still time for builders to take part of the “Builder’s Challenge”, the creation of a “… working cog fountain”. For more details on this and more about the 3rd Annual Engineer’s Soot Ball, please visit the New Babbage website, at: http://cityofnewbabbage.com/drupaltest/node/760