Seeking New Steampunk Events and Communities

Seeking New Steampunk Events and Communities

People new to Steampunk and Cosplay often assume that it’s a regular “festival” event as they’ve come to know them — a mostly passive experience where everything is planned, orchestrated and pre-packaged by the event producers, and attendees to just come and enjoy the show. In fact, the exact opposite is true.

The people who attend are no mere “attendees,” but rather active participants in every sense of the word: they create the place, the interaction, the art, the performance and ultimately the “experience.” Participation is at the very core, and there are many ways to participate.

With that spirit in mind, we have begun attending events to share the STARLING pocket watches and short story, to volunteer and help make these gatherings great events, to get inspired by what people create and display, and to entertain and enlighten the community that gathers.

For example, at the Mobicon conference in Mobile, Alabama, we were excited to show the relaxing glowing effect of these pocket watches, share the free short tale hat explains the backstory of these pocket watches, and generally blow people’s minds.

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And, over the Fourth of July weekend at InConJunction in Indianapolis, the community showed off its style and passion by using techniques from meditation, yoga, and relaxation with the STARLING watches to solve problems, find love, and improve their world.

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Most people we met told us, “We’ve never seen anything like the STARLING pocket watches with calming glow effect before.” We even pre-sold some watches, something others at the event said has never happened before.

We also had people offer to buy the exhibit stand itself. And why not?! Mary Keane of the new Bellingham Foundry maker space in Bellingham, Washington, designed and fabricated the exhibit. It features an art piece straight out of the Steampunk style. Mary is available to design your project, too.

So while we work toward a late Summer 2015 release of the STARLING pocket watches, we are happy to participate in these communities.

Now we’re seeking new communities, events, and festivals. We would like to hear your ideas. Please contact us today at

And, please register to start receiving the free STARLING short story. It is six chapters of fun, romance and time-traveling adventure. Register at

-Frank Cohen
CEO at VOTSH and Inventor of