FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12th, 2011
The Rose City Steampunk Film Festival presents…
Portland‘s Gaslight Explorers, Adventurers, & Romantics Convention
(Portland GEAR Con)
A celebration of steampunk and neo-Victoriana in the Pacific Northwest
Portland’s Gaslight Explorers, Adventurers, & Romantics Convention is a celebration of Steampunk and neo-Victoriana in the Pacific Northwest, taking place over three days in Portland, Oregon. Members of the public can register to meet fellow enthusiasts, attend presentations and workshops, meet authors and other steampunk community luminaries, shop for costumes and other goods, enjoy musical and variety performances, and much more.
Portland Gear Con
Crowne Plaza Portland (1441 NE 2nd Avenue. Portland, OR 97232)
Registration and Info: http://pdxgearcon.com
Adults and teenagers 14+ register for all three days of Portland GEAR Con by paying the PayPal button on our registration page, signifying that they have read and agreed to our convention policies and code of conduct.
VAGABOND OPERA, VERNIAN PROCESS, UNWOMAN
VERONIQUE CHEVALIER, FEIN AND DANDEE
With appearances from our honored guests
Meljean Brook, M.K. Hobson, Andrew Mayer, Noah Mickens,
DevonMonk, Cherie Priest
Irene Radford, Professor DR Schreiber, and Shanna Germain
Join us on Saturday July 23rd at 3:00pm for a Steampunk Fashion Show.
Featured Designer: ‘TAKEN BY THE SKY’, collections by Laura Hagen
What is Steampunk?
Steampunk is a retro-futuristic subgenre of speculative fiction, set in or thematically referring to an alternate Victorian period during which the technologies of the Industrial Revolution achieve fantastic sophistication and power. It is also an aesthetic inspired by said literary phenomenon, expressed in art, fashion, music, motion pictures, handcrafts, and other media. The name was coined as a tongue-in-cheek reference to Cyberpunk, another science fiction subgenre.
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