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-