Monday, May 17, 2010

100 Members Strong

Members of the Manticore Society, I am proud to announce we have reached 100 members on our facebook page thus far! To date we are LA's largest steampunk groups. Congratulations!!! We have no where to go but up!

- Captain Wong Wei -

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chrononaut Presents 'A Steampunk Circus'

It's May and at Chrononaut it means the circus is in town! With great pleasure the San Diego steampunk club night announces an evening of circus arts featuring performers from the Lindley-Lopez Circus! Come join us as we travel though the pathways of what if to an alternate reality where technologies of old and new combine.

Also in attendance are face and body painting by Skin Tight Body Art. Brianna of Skin Tight asks that if you would like something especially elaborate that you contact her in advance though her website. Regarding this we feel we must point out that Chrononaut is at once an all ages club and a forum for creative and alternative culture. With this in mind Chrononaut only asks that you keep your bodily exposure within the bounds of public legality.

And as always the good professor will provide us with musical selections and silent cinema from his personal stash. A wide array of vendors will be at hand peddling their wares. Chrononaut are also extending a special invitation to any circus-related busking. So if you would like to perform on a pass-the-hat basis on the evening, please e-mail

Please also note that the evening goes from 8:00 to midnight in deference to later sunsets of summer. $8 at the door (plus money for buskers). Hope to see you there!

Queen Bee's
3925 Ohio Street
San Diego, CA 92104

- Captain Wong Wei -

Monday, May 10, 2010

Veronique Chevalier's An Evening of Steampunkery

And what a wonderful evening it was! I only wish I was able to make it on time. But true to my name I couldn't find the place and got a bit lost. Stumbling though the door I was greeted by quite a rogues gallery awaiting the next performance. Veronique as always was quite a delight with her animatronic replacement accordionist. Markham the Miracle Man astounded us all with a sword swallowing act. Weasels Exist knocked our collective socks off with their bluesy cabaret. Johnny B. Goode an operative of Dr. Steel's Toy Soldiers entertained the crowd with short propaganda films and a toe tapping harmonica performance. Lady Lavender LaRue got our pluses quickening with a tea sipping burlesque show. And Erica "Unwoman" Mulkey captivated us all with a dazzling set. The night ended with champaign, cupcakes, and birthday wishes to Veronique. Once again bravo! Bravissimo! It was a wonderful evening of steampunkery indeed!

As always full gallery at Mad Calamity Photos!

- Captain Wong Wei -