Monday, June 28, 2010

Chrononaut June: There be Airship Pirates on the Horizon

Chrononaut celebrated their first anniversary in June with an Airship theme. Majority in attendance donned their airship finest from goggles to flight caps and jackets to tall boots. Ms. Merci roamed about with her metallic Hindenburg during the evening.

The Elective Surgery booth had a delicious red velvet cake for those who made a contribution and a lovely wind-up clock up with exposed workings and gears up for raffle. And as usual Obscure Discoveries were on hand with steampunk related jewelery and accessories and Mad Calamity was snapping photos throughout the night.

The silent film projector featured a showing of archival footage from the golden age of zeppelins. While spinning the tunes DJ Greyshades announced a trivia contest where the winner would win a newly printed Chrononaut Club t-shirt for the first person who could name five songs that played at the first Chrononaut. Amazingly the good captain remembered the first song of that night which was Emilie Autumn's 'Always look on the Bright Side of Life" and won the shirt.

As it grew later into the evening the Animal Cracker Conspiracy performed a shadow puppet show. The story involved the creation and exploration of a mechanical man's curiosity with butterflies. In the end the audience gave a standing ovation as the puppeteers took their bows and invited everyone behind the scenes.

In all it was a wonderful night as we celebrated Chrononaut's first anniversary.

More pictures as usual on Mad Calamity Photos.

- Captain Wong Wei & Ms. Merci -

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Anime Expo Steampunk Gathering

At the moment it's quite difficult for me to post as our offices are experiencing technical difficulties and our connection to the world wide æther web is nonexistent at the moment. I am at the moment able to find an outpost to post from for just a little bit.

Anime Expo is coming up on July 1-4th and this year we're hosting a steampunk gathering on Saturday 5pm outside of West Hall. Hope to see you there!

- Captain Wong Wei -

Friday, June 4, 2010

Chrononaut Gets Airborne for First Anniversary

Calling all Harlots and Scoundrels of the sky! Indeed a year has passed since the conception of Chrononaut has began. A steampunk oasis in a desert of stagnate local clubs the first steampunk themed club has garnered some small fame in the global steampunk community. And to celebrate the theme for June will be what most people think of when asked what steampunk is...AIRSHIPS! So dig out your goggles, polish up your cutlasses, strap on your flight caps, and fuel up your ornithopters! The evening will feature a shadow puppet show by the Animal Cracker Conspiracy presenting their original production 'Desire to Fly' in which was described as...

"A timeless tale of innovation, longing, and imagination, Desire to Fly is a shadow puppet show inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's "flying machines" and man's eternal quest for flight. In the distant future a robot, fresh off the assembly line, finds himself wandering through a garden, where he unexpectedly becomes fascinated by butterflies. From this inspiration he attempts to build his own set of wings. His journey of experimental flight travels beyond the unexpected."

And rounding out the evening is a demonstration for radio controlled airship piloting by The Airship Consortium. And on the big screen will be archival footage from the golden age of zeppelins. And as always the musical selections of Professor Greyshade and vendors galore!

Doors open at 8:00 pm and closes at 12:00 am with an $8.00 cover. See you there!

Queen Bee's Art and Cultural Center
3925 Ohio Street
San Diego, CA 92104

- Captain Wong Wei -

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Grand Opening of First Steampunk Store in LA

Grand Opening of Clockwork Couture the first steampunk theme store on June 12th! You must RSVP for with them to go to this event.

When you first make an appointment with Clockwork Couture to come visit their showroom, you will be treated to a visit worthy of royalty. Expect full tea service and biscuits, a private seating area and fittings by their very staff to consult with you privately.

Groups of no more than four can make a weekday appointment to come in. To make an appointment phone them at (818) 237-5477. Be prepared to give them the names of all visiting guests, time and day of your visit and preferred teas. Visits should last one hour or less.

- Captain Wong Wei -

Chrononaut May: A Steampunk Circus

Concertinas, acrobats, and knife jugglers oh my! The month of May was circus night at Chrononaut and it was quite a night indeed with performances by the students of the Lindley-Lopez Circus in San Diego. Local entertainer and costumer Justine opened up the night with a lively concertina performance. Then an acrobatic duo astounded audiences with an amazing display of skill and feats. And to top off the night we had local knife juggler Strider dazzling the crowd with his whirling blades of daring doom. Also Skin Tight Body Art were in attendance to offer custom body painting those interested. As always I was there with my partner in crime the lovely Ms. Merci in a stunning ring leader attire and myself as the dangerous Man Eating Circus Animal. At least that's what was printed on the sign I wore around my neck. The rest of the night was folly on top of a miniature bicycle and chair racing galore. Hope to see you at the next one!

As usual more pictures at Mad Calamity Photos and Jerry Abuan Photography. Videos can be viewed at Mad Calamity Productions.

- Captain Wong Wei -