Thursday, December 25, 2008

Seasons Greetings

We here at the Manticore Society would like to wish all its members and everyone to have a very Steamy Christmas and Brass Covered Holidays.

-Captain Wong Wei-

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Steampunk Gathering at Anime LA 2009

Anime LA a fan friendly convention is soon upon us (January 2-4, 2009 to be exact). While mainly focused on anime, video games, and the like fans of other medias also gather to break bread and enjoy each others company. One of which is something near and dear to our hearts...steampunk of course. This year we're even on the official gatherings list (information below). Hope to see you there!


(Steampunk Gathering Information)
When: Saturday, January 3 @ 2:00pm
Where: Pool Deck (Pool and Jacuzzi (Big Rocks) Area)

-Captain Wong Wei-

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

LosCon 2008

Tis the season for another LA convention, this time held at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott on November 28-30. A very enjoyable convention which caters to fans of all types of science fiction genres with panels dedicated to subjects such as alternate histories in reality, the future of cities, the future of education, the future of medicine, the future of religion, a look at past futures, what is evil?, H.G. Wells and the birth of science fiction, and etc.

For more information check out...

-Captain Wong Wei-

Monday, September 15, 2008

Steampunk Concert at the California Institute of Abnormal Arts

On September 20th there will be a steampunk concert at the California Institute of Abnormal Arts in North Hollywood (check it out below). We'll to meet up around 2-3pm at the Institute of Abnormal Arts for a meet up (everyone is welcome to attend) and then dinner. After dinner we'll return to the institute for the concert at 9pm. Hope to see you there!


Monday, August 18, 2008

Autry National Center Meet Up

On Saturday August 23rd at the Autry National Center the Museum of the American West in Griffith Park the Manticore Society will be organizing a steampunk meet up around noon-ish. All are welcome to attend this event be they society member or not. The museum itself is open to all ages and price for admission is Adults $9, students & seniors $5, children 3-12 $3, and Children 2 and under, veterans, and military free. Parking is free or take MTA line 96.

Nearby is also the Southwest Museum of the American Indian which is open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5pm. Admission for that is free. Activities for the Museum of the American West in Griffith Park includes a hands-on family gallery, gold panning, special exhibitions, museum store and cafe, and movies and live performances. Over at the Southwest Museum of the American Indian the actives include special exhibitions, craft classes, native jewelry shoes and sales, story time for families, ethnobotanical garden, and an 'archeological dig'. Hope to see you there!

Museum of the American West, Griffith Park
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles CA, 90027
or take MTA Line 96

Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Mt. Washington
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles CA, 90065
or take the Gold Line and exit at Southwest Museum

-Capt. Wong Wei-

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Steampunk IRC Chat & Comic-Con Picture Results

First off the creation of the IRC Steampunk Chat has been created by our very own MissTenSquared. It is on IRC: on the #themanticoresociety channel. Or you can also access it on mibbit.

1) Go down to Connect to IRC: box and drag down to
2) Enter a nick.
3) In the channel(s) box enter '#themanticoresociety' (without the '').
4) Hit the go button.

The Comic-Con steampunk panel was a great success (we expected 20 people we ended up with 100+) with a surprise guest speaker Jimmy Diggs (Freelance writter of more 'Star Trek' episodes than any other freelance writter in the history of that franchise). Who spoke of his current project 'H.M.S. Vistory' where several historical figures (such as H.G. Wells and Nikola Tesla) embark on a voyage to Mars to prevent the 'War of the Worlds' before it starts. After the panel we had a bit of a meet and greet outside, photos, and etc. Sadly the photos I took which I had planned to turn into a slide show was lost when my laptop decided to die. Until I can resurrect the poor thing the photos are in limbo. But if you're really craving some photos you can check out the Brass Goggles Forums thread which can be accessed here.

-Captain Wong Wei-

Monday, July 7, 2008

Comic-Con International 2008

Another SoCal convention is coming up by the name of Comic-Con International 2008 at the San Diego Convention Center from July 24-27 with preview night on the 23rd.

There will also be an official steampunk meet up at the convention center on Saturday from noon to 1pm. Please join us as we converse upon the wonders of steam, brass, and clockwork. It shall be an informal meet and greet as we discuss fiction, movies, television, graphic novels, and other medias of the steampunk nature. We shall also talk of the finer points of;
1. Steampunk costuming for both convention use and everyday use.
2. Tips on steampunking your everyday objects.
3. Talk of steampunk games, music, and culture.

Location of the meet up will be at Room 24A. At the top of the escalators by Hall E, turn left and it's one of the first rooms.

-Captain Wong Wei-

Monday, June 30, 2008

Anime Expo 2008

In SoCal a convention called Anime Expo at the LA Convention Center will be held on July 3-6, 2008.

A few of us have decided to have a little gathering on Saturday around 5:00pm in front of the convention center. I shall be there maybe earlier (around 4:30pm) along with two delightful ladies. Hopefully I shall see a few more faces there.

-Captain Wong Wei-

The Establishment

On June 30th the year 2008 the organization known as The Manticore Society has been established. We are a society residing in the state of California which embraces the genre known as Steampunk. We hope to create a lively community of fellow eccentric individuals who are part of the steampunk movement, be it the aesthetics, the philosophy, the culture, or the lifestyle.

To join the society just come down to one of our future events or gatherings and sign up.

-Captain Wong Wei-