The Brass Screw Confederacy, Port Townsend's Steampunk festival, aims to rock you back on your boot heels and steam up your goggles with a weekend of costume-clad piratical adventure. The event brings together the regions finest Steampunk artists and entertainers for a weekend of authors, panels, music, art, gritty history and whimsical flights of fantasy.
This year's event features New Jersey Steampunk duo Frenchy and the Punk and the World Premiere of BRASS Bolts: Dollymops and French Apaches, a Steampunk short film.
Don't miss the swashbuckling adventures of BOOM! (Brotherhood of Oceanic Mercenaries) with their piratical percussive presentation on Cannon show Saturday June 10th at 2pm Memorial Stadium.
Experience the mechanical contrivances of Tactical Croquet – miniature golf meets croquet, and the Bodgers' Grande Exhibition, our juried makers' fair.
The Steampunk Chautauqua offers panels on the state of the art.
The Bazaar of the Bizarre vendor faire brings artisans and creators from across the country.
The Brass Screw Chautauqua lecture series comingles Victorian history and culture with all the fantastical whimsy that embodies Steampunk!
Friday night you can belly up to the bar of the Steampunk Saloon to catch the return of Hot Damn Scandal, joined by The Crow Quill Night Owls and Rogues End.
Saturday evening, join us for the Steampunk Hootenanny with Frenchy and the Punk and Nathaniel Johnstone Band. Indulge your senses in our Burlesque Show and absinthe bar.
"What is Steampunk?" you may be asking. It's a comingling of 19th Century aesthetics and technology with whimsical fancy and speculative fiction. You might think Jules Verne or some post-apocalyptic world where we've reverted to steam power to keep the gears turning. Many adherents enhance their modern lives with Victorian touches unencumbered by that era's repressive prescriptions.
"But what is the Brass Screw?" First, the Brass Screw ain't no Con. It breaks the tradition of historical event in a modern convention center. Instead it turns up the everyday experience of life in Port Townsend, artistic nexus of the Northwest and one of just three Victorian seaports in the US recognized by the National LandmarkTrust. The Brass Screw Crew transforms Port Townsend into a unique vision of what a Steampunk Extravaganza should be: vintage aesthetics comingled with edgy century art, music, and tech - all strapped together with brass. We've got something to steam up ingénues and aficionados alike. You'll wonder why you didn't come sooner!
When: Friday, June 9 at 5pm to Sunday, June 11 at 3pm, 2017
Where: Port Townsend, Washington
Who: Absolutely everyone from Steampunk devotees and adventurous souls curious to discover new arts and experiences
How: Information and tickets available at http://www.brass-screw.org