Portland GEAR Con Rising Phoenix Giveaway & ConnectiCon News

Steampunks in the US Pacific Northwest, we got a special gift for you!

The lovely folks at Portland GEAR Con in Oregon have generously donated two weekend passes and a pledge to the Rising Phoenix Fund.

We will be giving away these tickets FOR FREE to one lucky winner who replies to this post.

Here are the rules:

Comment on this post between now (July 5th) and noon EST on Tuesday, July 12 for a chance to win. The winner will be contacted by via e-mail and must reply within 24-hours in order to confirm their prize. If not, a new winner will be selected.

Check out this poster for a lists of musicians, guests, and events going on at the con:

Moreover, I’ll be at ConnectiCon this coming weekend, where I’ll be selling buttons & doing panels. Check after the jump for more info.

Steampunk in Anime
Friday, 3:15 PM, Panel 3
Description: A media presentation about different steampunk animes and how each anime incorporates its steampunk elements. We will conduct a powerpoint presentation, show video clips, and encourage audience discussion about how steampunk manifests itself in anime. We will talk about several series and films including Fullmetal Alchemist, D.Gray Man, Last Exile, Steamboy, Samurai Seven, Steam Detectives and more! We’ll also discuss the history of the steampunk aesthetic in Japan and why it is so popular.

Steam Around the World: Steampunk Beyond Victoriana
Saturday 6:15 PM, Panel 2
Description: The blog’s standard panel about multiculturalism in steampunk, recently revised & updated.

The Outlandish Tales of Baron von Lahey
Saturday 7:30 PM, Panel 2
Description: A fundraiser event for the Rising Phoenix Fund. Join special guests and the Wandering Legion for this story-telling charity event. The panelists tell their own accounts of the adventures of the eccentric quadrillionaire and owner of Airship Entertainment Baron von Lahey! Audience members will vote for their favorites. All proceeds will be donated to Shelterbox, an international aid organization specializing in first-responder aid relief.

And to sum up this post, Grasping@Creativity did a feature about my work recently, and author O.M. Grey wrote a spotlight. Thanks to them both for their support!


Filed under Announcement, Conventions

20 responses to “Portland GEAR Con Rising Phoenix Giveaway & ConnectiCon News

  1. Lisa

    Can’t wait for the con

  2. This sounds like a lot of fun!

  3. Liz

    Hm, not a lot of replies yet. I’ve never been to Portland, or to a Steampunk event. Sounds fantastic.

  4. Looks like an awesome event. I would love to go to the ConnectiCon but will be in LA for Blogging While Brown.

  5. I may well be able to manage a quantum tunnel to drop me at this event! It does look rather exciting. And an excellent line-up for music as well!

  6. A friend of ours wants us to visit Oregon, so this would be a great opportunity to do so.

  7. Whoo I need another steampunk convention till AnachroCon next year. This is perfect!

  8. Emily

    Going to this would be wonderful! Thanks so much for the chance to go. C:

  9. J. Elias

    Panels look interesting, wish informative ones like this were at AX. Steampunk panels there are very one-dimensional.

    I’d love to win passes! VP can’t make it to another con I’d planned to go to, and this way I’d get to see another con and them! Awesome.

  10. I haven’t been to Portland in years! I still plan on moving out there! this would be a great re-visiting of the city i want to live in! Whats better than Portland? going there for a steampunk con!

  11. hadn’t heard of this con thanks for heads up!

  12. RoaneFaery

    My niece is visiting that weekend and I would love to introduce her to Steampunk.

  13. Lepidoptera Wible

    That should be a fun event to attend.

  14. Jenna H.

    That sounds like a load of fun. Count me in!

  15. Excited – an event like this is long overdue. Can’t wait to see all the goodness on tap.

  16. J. B.

    It certainly would be nice to show off some of my new steam toys and engines = )

  17. This looks to be an incredible show! Great line up!
    ~Marie Andrews

  18. (Out of curiosity who won?)