Schedule of Events

Complete Program of Presentations, Events, and Workshops

**REVISED WEAPONS POLICY – Please read!

Per the Town & Country Resort Hotel as of October 2, 2017 – NO FIREARMS OR GUN PROPS will be allowed at Gaslight Steampunk Expo. This is to ensure that all guests, including those not attending our event, enjoy a comfortable weekend. Please leave yours at home or in your car. Please read the Policies and Procedure page for additional information about other prop weapons – CLICK HERE!

**HOW TO SIGN UP FOR WORKSHOPS!!!

Please send an email to: juntoacademy@gmail.com with the following information:

  1. Your full name
  2. Email address
  3. Cell phone number
  4. List of workshops you want to take.

****Be sure to put them in priority order and many will fill up to capacity quickly!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

4:00PM-6:00PM – Gaslight Expo Steampunk Happy Hour at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Old Town State Park – Want a chance to relax and mingle before the Day Zero Mini-Golf Adventure? Come to our Steampunk Happy Hour hosted by Karina Walsh at the Cosmo!  Costumes encouraged!  Great photo opportunities inside the hotel lobby too. No car needed! Check in at the hotel and walk across to the Fashion Valley Transit Center to take the Green Line trolley toward Imperial Avenue, getting off at the Old Town station. Karina will be at the South Orchard outdoor patio bar in a purple striped ensemble. Same day round-trip trolley passes are $5 – cheaper than a rideshare! The Cosmopolitan has great cocktails, local craft beer, wine, and discounted appetizers so you can fuel up for mini-golfing and enjoy the early weekend!

6:00PM-9:00PM – Day Zero Steampunk Storybook Land Mini Golf Adventure – Join us for an evening of steamy shenanigans as we play 18 holes of mini golf at Boomers San Diego (located at 6999 Clairemont Mesa Drive San Diego, CA 92111) and raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Harvey via these two excellent charities: The South East Texas Food Bank (http://setxfoodbank.org/) and Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (http://www.twrcwildlifecenter.org/). Tickets are $12 per person and must be purchased in advance via the Gaslight Expo website! http://www.gaslightexpo.org/event-information/day-zero-mini-golf-adventure/ Make sure to get your today!

Friday, October 6, 2017

11:30AMRegistration opens. Located in the Ascot Room. All guests are asked to report here first to pick up their badge, program book, event schedule, and map.

1:00PM-1:30PMOpening Ceremonies: Join Guests of Honor Alex Ferruzca, Vandegraaff Gearheardt, and Tim Powers. Hosted by Gaslight Chair Anastasia Hunter. – Garden Salon One (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

1:00PMVendor Hall opens in the Regency Ballroom. Gaming Lounge opens in the Windsor Rose Room on the 9th Floor of the Regency Tower. The Maker Room opens in the Eaton Room.

2:00PM – Puzzle Room Opens. To make a reservation and purchase ticket, please visit the Expo Merch table in the Vendor Hall.

2:00PM-3:00PMMeet the Maker – Vandegraff Gearheardt – A retired Electrical Engineer, 2nd generation artist with a creative bent, highly skilled in woodworking, machining, and metal working, Vandergraaff Gearheardt soon discovered steampunk as a way to blend his love of electricity and Victorian mantle clocks in widely creative works of art. – Brittany Room

2:00PM-3:00PMSteampunk Character Collaboration – Enjoy a lively discussion about how an Artist and Photographer merged their respective creative talents to create a unique Steampunk persona – Doctor Artemus Peepers. Learn how the unlimited visual appeal of steampunk can lead you to create your own fantastic visual style. – Dean LeCrone and Allen Freeman – Garden Salon One (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

2:00PM-4:00pmScreening – Alice in Wonderland (2010) – Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror.  – Le Chanticleer Room on the 9th Floor of the Regency Tower

3:00PM-4:00PM – WORKSHOP: Stylish Steamy Hair Clip Workshop: In this workshop we will create lovely hair clips to add to your steampunk collection. Filigree, clip, gears and other ornaments included. Limited to 25 students. Cost: $8. Instructor: Dee Astell – Le Sommet (9th Floor of the Regency Tower).

3:00PM-4:00PMArt of Costume with Alex Ferruzca – In addition to being an artist and designer, Alex is also fluent in creating uniquely themed fantasy and steampunk outfits and accessories! – Alex Ferruzca – Brittany Room

3:00PM-4:30PM – WORKSHOP: Build your Own Wonderland Croquet Set – Avoid the chopping block and keep your head on straight by arriving to your Royal Appointment with a Wonderland-approved croquet set in exchange for a donation to Just in Time for Foster Youth.  Only the finest lawn flamingos have been stuffed and mounted onto your solid wood croquet mallet, and a discerning collection of playing card soldiers have been dried and flattened to perform as the most accurate croquet hoops on the market.  Mad Scientists Brian Uiga, Gene Mamangun, and Helen Nolte also will be bringing their personal collection of sci-fi hardware and scientific spares so that you can customize your set to be ready for any mythical beasts or math-based challenges that await you on the playing field.  Bring your own hot glue gun if available. Limited to 12 students. Cost: $35. Instructors: Brian Uiga, Gene Mamangun, and Helen Nolte – Crescent Room

3:00PM-4:00PMCreating a Steampunk Persona. – A common question asked of the Atlantean Foundation is how we create the detailed and in-depth personas that we bring to life as part of our performance. Well, wonder no more! This interactive workshop will offer tips, tricks, and guidelines for creating your own unique steampunk persona so the next time someone asks, “Who are you?” – you can respond with more than just a blank look. – The Atlantean Foundation – Garden Salon Two (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

3:00PM-5:00PMTea Dueling 101 & Friday Tea Dueling – Learn the basics of tea dueling from the magnificent Madam Askew and her Temporal Entourage. Challenges will take place daily and it is important that you know how to hold your biscuit, how long to dunk your biscuit, and most importantly, how to finish with a clean nom! – Madam Askew and the Grand Arbiter – Outdoor Stage

3:00PM-5:00PM – JUNTO ACADEMY MAKE-IT STATION: Make an Alice In Wonderland cabochon necklace. First one is free. Additional projects are $1. – Poolside West

4:00PM-5:00PMSecret History versus Alternate History – What Does Historical Based Fiction Require To Create Believable Stories? – Some writers use actual historical figures, while others creative spin off stories between known historical events. Hear authors discuss the best ways to dabble in history before Abraham Lincoln gets turned into a Vampire Hunter (again). – Tim Powers, Vernor Vinge, Madeleine Holly-Rosing, Dru Pagliassotti – Garden Salon One (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

4:00PM-5:00PMSteampunk Mashup Cosplay – Think outside the box- Like a certain character, but want to be a little different? Steampunk, fantasy, historical, Disney-any genre can be tweaked to make it yours. Come see examples of ways to make an iconic image your own. – Lisa Root – Brittany Room

4:00PM-5:00PMSteampunk Movies: The Good, The Bad, and Pretty – With no definitive steampunk film to define the genre, these three speakers discuss their personal favorite steampunk movies, which movies are not so great, and the ones which are just so, so very pretty – great production and art design. Hal Astell, Karina Walsh – Garden Salon Two (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

4:00PM-6:00PM – JUNTO ACADEMY MAKE-IT STATION: Make a copper embossed Alice In Wonderland figure. First one is free. Additional projects are $1. – Galleria One

4:30PM-5:30PM – WORKSHOP: Chain Mail & Ribbon Weave Choker/Necklace – Still trying to find the perfect neck piece to go with an outfit?  Come learn how to weave ribbon and chain mail links together to create a truly unique choker or necklace.  Participants will have a variety of ribbons, three different metals, and a ton of different center charms to choose from when crafting their necklace or choker.  Can’t decide if you’d rather have a long necklace or short choker?  You don’t have to!  Simply by using a longer piece of ribbon, your creation can be adjusted to any length you want at will. Limited to 20 students. Cost: $10. Instructor: Jessica Woods – Le Sommet (9th Floor of Tower)

4:30PM-6:00PM – WORKSHOP  SOLD OUT!!  There is a Sunday session: Feather Curling and Fancy Making – Learn how to curl feathers of all sorts, as well as tricks and tips to making your feather adornments fancy. All materials provided. Limited to 10 students. Cost: $15. Instructor: Rachelle Rose – Clarendon Room

5:00PM-6:30PMMeet the Guests of Honor – Le Chanticleer – Grab a slice of cake, a snack, and beverage from the Hospitality Suite located in Room 2108 in the Regency Tower, before taking the elevator up to the top of the tower to personally welcome our many wonderful Guests of Honor. – Le Chanticleer Room on the 9th Floor of the Regency Tower.

5:00PM-7:00PM – WORKSHOP – SOLD OUT: Build Your Own 7′ Retractable Wings – Join Bob Mogg, The Iron Tailor and make your own backpack-mounted, retractable wings!   These wings are made of a wood structure, with canvas surfaces.  These wings fold completely so you can sit down, extend out to a maximum wingspan of 7’, and can also be raised into a dramatic “Archangel” position (if you have tall ceilings!).  Reasonably light weight, easy to wear all day, these wings are a real crowd pleaser.  You will build these out of pre-finished wooden components, and select your wing color (black or natural canvas).  As complicated as this sounds, you should easily be able to complete this project within the one hour class, using simple hand tools.  All materials and tools provided.  Due to the huge size of these wings, this class will be strictly limited to 6 participants. Cost: $60. Instructor: Bob Mogg – Crescent Room (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

6:00PM-7:00PMFrench Steampunk Salon – Bonjour! Many Steampunks enjoy other languages, and we would to take the opportunity to speak to each other and practice our French. Enjoy this informal discussion where we will learn French words, invent steampunk French words, and spend time discussing the role of languages in Steampunk culture. – Madam Askew and Matt Eusey – Brittany Room

7:00PMVendor Hall closes. Art Salon closes. Maker Room closes. Puzzle Room closes.

7:00PM-8:00PMFree Dance Lessons –Learn some basic swing dance steps before our Friday Night Dance! – Garden Salon One & Two

7:30PM-9:00PMScreening – Disney’s Alice In Wonderland (1951) – Enjoy Walt Disney’s animated classic tale of Alice In Wonderland. – Brittany Room

8:00PM-10:30PMFriday Night Swing Dance with the Mad Hat Hucksters Come socialize and dance the night away with your fellow steampunks! A No Host Bar will be just outside for your convenience. – Garden One & Two (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

8:00PM-10:00PMScreening – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory – (1971) – The world is astounded when Willy Wonka, for years a recluse in his factory, announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of the factory, shown all the secrets of his amazing candy, and one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate. Nobody wants the prize more than young Charlie, but as his family is so poor that buying even one bar of chocolate is a treat, buying enough bars to find one of the five golden tickets is unlikely in the extreme. – Outdoor Stage

8:00PM-10:00PMVIP Reception in the Le Chanticleer Room. – A special VIP party for our VIP members and programming participants. A VIP ribbon is required for entrance. – Le Chanticleer Room (9th Floor of the Regency Tower)

10:00PM-11:00PMThe Dark Underbelly of Fantasy – Voodoo, witchcraft, and black magic have existed since the dawn of time and every continent has evolved their unique form of voodoo mysticism, myths and folklore.  It goes by many names – hoodoo, mojo, witchcraft, demonism, spiritualism, sorcery, and black magic.  It has wriggled into our nightmares and fantasies, existing side by side with our imagination, fears and of late, our fantasy.  From the day humans discovered fire to today’s mechanized environment, voodoo throughout the world is as strong and influential today as it was in the beginning.  This lecture explores the voodoo superstitions, cults, beliefs, rituals, and why it is as fascinating as it is horrifyingly spine-chilling!  – Lady Shadow – Brittany Room

Saturday, October 7, 2017

9:00AM-9:00PMRegistration Hours. – Ascot Room. All guests must report here to pick up their badge, program book, event schedule, and map before enjoying the convention.

10:00AM-6:00PMVendor Hall Hours. Maker Room Hours.

10:00AM-11:00AMWelcome to Lolita Fashion: An introduction to Japan’s frilly street style – Have you ever been to an event and wondered about the people in elaborately accessorized knee length dresses? The San Diego Lolita community is here to satisfy that curiosity! Come learn about the origins of the fashion, where to buy dresses, and how to build an outfit–followed by a mini fashion show and a chance to ask questions. – Ariane Brandt, Bridget Finch, Trillainna Stanton, Kimmy Tran – Garden Salon One (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

10:00AM-11:30AM – WORKSHOP: Build your Own Wonderland Croquet Set – Avoid the chopping block and keep your head on straight by arriving to your Royal Appointment with a Wonderland-approved croquet set in exchange for a donation to Just in Time for Foster Youth.  Only the finest lawn flamingos have been stuffed and mounted onto your solid wood croquet mallet, and a discerning collection of playing card soldiers have been dried and flattened to perform as the most accurate croquet hoops on the market.  Mad Scientists Brian Uiga, Gene Mamangun, and Helen Nolte also will be bringing their personal collection of sci-fi hardware and scientific spares so that you can customize your set to be ready for any mythical beasts or math-based challenges that await you on the playing field.  Bring your own hot glue gun if available. Limited to 12 students. Cost: $35. Instructors: Brian Uiga, Gene Mamangun, and Helen Nolte – Crescent Room (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

10:00AM-11:00AM – WORKSHOP: SOLD OUT: Lighted Bandoleer -Join Bob Mogg, The Iron Tailor, to make your own lighted vacuum tube bandoleer. Is it a Steampunk computer, a time traveling device, or a pholyon particle detector? You decide! But it will add that great gadget to any Steampunk outfit!In this class, you will make your own bandoleer, filled with vacuum tubes, and lighted! You will select belts, and weave elastic through pre-cut slots, to secure 10 vacuum tubes. Then, you will work a string of lights into this, illuminating each vacuum tube. When complete, you will have a bandoleer that is worn across your chest, with twinkling, lighted vacuum tubes! All materials and tools provided. No cutting, soldering or electronics experience required. Limited to 6 students. Cost: $40. Instructor: Bob Mogg – Clarendon Room

10:00AM-11:00AM – WORKSHOP: SUBSTITUTE INSTRUCTOR Silicone Mold Making – Join Scott Brodeen as he demonstrates how to make a silicone mold that can be used for resin casting. Students take home a pre-made mold. Limited to 15 students. Cost: $15. Instructor: Madam Macabre – Le Sommet Room (9th Floor of the Regency Tower)

10:00AM-12:00PM – JUNTO ACADEMY MAKE-IT STATION: Make your own paper teacup headband. First one is free. Additional projects are $1. – Galleria One

10:00AM-12:00PMShort & Sweet Steamy Swap Meet – Located on the 9th Floor of the Regency Tower in the Le Chanticleer Room, all of our guests are invited to come barter and trade their gently used items to fellow guests. Half tables are available on a first come/first served basis. There will also be a Free to A Good Home table, for those items that just need to find their way out of your closets and into the hands of a fellow steampunk. – Le Chanticleer Room

10:00AM-12:00PMScreening – The Wizard of Oz (1939) – 1hr 42min – Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas. – Brittany Room

10:30AM – Puzzle Room Opens. To make a reservation and purchase ticket, please visit the Expo Merch table in the Vendor Hall

10:30AM-12:00PMTea Dueling – Day Two Challenge – Join Madam Askew, the Grand Arbiter, and their Temporal Entourage, for another day playing the most exciting Steampunk sport of the 21st Century! One part art, one part science, and always includes a cup of tea and biscuit! Audience participation is highly encouraged! – Outdoor Stage

11:00AM-12:00PMSpotlight on Tim Powers – Guest of Honor Tim Powers will talk about his books, current projects, and his unique relationship with the steampunk genre. Tim Powers –  Garden Salon One (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

11:00AM-12:00PMTea Pot Racing 101 – Part the First: Splendid Teapot Racing 101 – This class will introduce the neophyte to the core content of STR, including the Roots, the Rules, the Routes, and Rooting for your favoured Racer. – Professor Asp Zelazny: RoadMaster and Associate Professor Corivus De Lan – Garden Salon Two (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

11:00AM-1:00PM – JUNTO ACADEMY MAKE-IT STATION: Make an Alice In Wonderland cabochon jewelry piece. First one is free. Additional projects are $1. – Poolside West

11:30AM-1:00PM – WORKSHOP: Flower Fascinator Construction – Learn the basics of how to make a elegant flower fascinator, and walk away with your very own completed project! We will be deconstructing fake flowers and creating a unique fascinator and matching clip. All ages are welcome, but children should be accompanied by an adult because the class involves hot glue guns and small parts. (And for those wondering “What is a fascinator?”: it is a decorative hair piece, often with feathers that stick out and poke innocent passersby.) Limited to 16 students. Cost: $25. Instructor: Rachelle Rose – Clarendon Room

11:30AM-1:00PM – WORKSHOP: Mini Top Hat – Are you envious of other people’s super cute mini-top hats? Want to learn how to make your own out of inexpensive materials you can find at your local fabric store? Now’s your chance! In this class you will learn to make hats with fusible interfacing. There will be a lot of hand sewing. This class is geared toward intermediate sewing skills, but beginners are welcome. Limited to 20 students. Cost: $20. Instructor: April Drummond – Le Sommet Room (9th Floor of the Regency Tower)

12:00PM-1:00PMSub-Cloud Cars (Zeppelins) – Swing-set of Doom –  In the early years of airships and combat zeppelins, every job was perilous, especially one qualified as insanely dangerous. A carnival ride of fright that most riders could not even describe – swinging on a pendulum 10,000′ in the air! – Gordon Permann – Garden Salon One (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

12:00PM-1:00PMPart the Second: Splendid Teapot Racing 202 – This class will describe what it takes to become a competitor on the field of honour; the Vehicle, the Competition, the Pit Crew, Your Dastardly Competitors; as well as Tips and Tricks with the Bribe, and other Fine Points of Splendifidy – Professor Asp Zelazny: RoadMaster and Associate Professor Corivus De Lan – Garden Salon Two (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

12:00PM-1:00PM Gentleman Robot – Being A Retro-Futuristic Tin Man in a Steampunk World – Learn about the exciting adventures of wearing robot-type steampunk ensemble when visibility, range of motion, and height may provide various logistical challenges. – John Floyd -Brittany Room

12:00PM-1:00PM – WORKSHOP: Parasol Painting – Join GOH Alex Ferruzca in painting your own paper parasol. All materials provide. Alex will be raffling a one of a kind hand painted parasol for participants. Limited to 15 students. Cost: $40. Instructor: Alex Ferruzca – Crescent Room (2nd Floor above the Vendor Hall)

12:30PM-2:30PM – JUNTO ACADEMY MAKE-IT STATION: Make a folding book project. First one is free. Additional projects are $1. – Galleria One (2nd Floor above the Vendor Hall)

1:00PM-2:00PMModern Games With A Steamy Twist – Has the flux capacitor gone out in your wayback machine?  Are you now stuck in the boring 21st century? Fear not. There is a method for you to engage your fellow adventurers and sally forth to tackle the challenges of life in the good old days.  That is through the medium of modern gaming. If the only gaming at the con you are familiar with is tea dueling you are missing out. Victorian, Holmesian, Steampunk, Cthulhu  and crossover themes are all common in games today. With an emphasis on Board Games, in this program I will present overviews of some of the myriad games available. Whether you are an experienced Euro-gamer or have never played anything more complicated than Monopoly there will be something to learn. If you can’t make the presentation, do try to drop by the Gaming Lounge here at the con and experience some of them for yourselves. – Richard Potthoff – Brittany Room

1:00PM-2:00PMFantasy or Science? Does Steampunk Literature Rely More On One Or Is It A Combination Of Both? – Explore the roots of the steampunk genre with Tim Powers, Vernor Vinge, Erix Hendrix, Madeline Holly Rosing, and Dru Pagliassotti – Garden Salon One (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

1:00PM-2:00PMFlights of Fancy Fashion Show – Come explore the fantastic, whimsical, bizarre side of the Steampunk genre at our Flights of Fancy Saturday Fashion Show! Embrace the surreal! Be awed by the odd! Are you dreaming or awake? Is it magical or maniacal? You decide in this wonky wonderland of steampunk weirdness. All attendees are invited to participate and enjoy! – Outdoor Stage

1:30PM-2:30PM – WORKSHOP: Steampunk MedallionMake a medallion to accent your steampunk wardrobe.  Can be worn as a pendant or as a brooch.  Teacher will supply base medallion, ribbon or chain necklace  (pendant), pin back  (brooch), glue, tools, misc. gears, etc. Limited to 20 students. Cost: $10-20 depending on size of medallion chosen. Instructor: Margaret Hagar – Crescent Room

1:30PM-3:30PM – WORKSHOP: SOLD OUT Build a Steampunk Satchel! – This sewing workshop is focused for beginners with little or no sewing experience, but all are welcome! Take a step by step class on sewing with costuming professionals, and take a your creation home with you. Fabrics will be provided, but bringing your own scrap sized pieces is encouraged. Extra time is allotted for beginner sewers. Advanced sewers may finish sooner. Limited to six students. Cost: $35. Instructor: Hannah Black – Clarendon Room

1:30PM-3:30PM – JUNTO ACADEMY MAKE-IT STATION: Make a simple monocle accessory. First one is free. Additional projects are $1. – Galleria One

2:00PM-3:00PMAtlantean Artifacts Roadshow – Curious about that strange mechanical box you found in your eccentric uncle’s attic? Wondering about that odd amulet left to you by your long-lost aunt? Found a bottle with strange runes on your last holiday at the seashore? Get the answers that your inquiring mind wants to know! Bring your artifacts, oddities, and enigmas to be identified and valued by the expert treasure hunters of the Atlantean Foundation. This is a unique audience interactive improvisational performance, where you provide the props and we provide the story. – Garden Salon One (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

2:00PM-3:00PMShort Steampunk Film Festival – Part 1 – Brought to us by Apocalypse Later Mini-Film Festival curator Hal C. F. Astell, Hal enjoys creating and presenting mini-film festivals at conventions across the southwest. Here at his 27th event, Hal will present a 45 minute set of international award-winning steampunk films, some of which you will never see outside the film festival circuit. – Hal C. F. Astell – Garden Salon Two (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

2:00PM-3:00PMAdding Illumination To Your Projects – In this session Vandegraaff Gearhart will overview the latest technologies in illumination including side emitting fiber optics , CCFL , and the newest high-power LEDs Lithium ion batteries will also be discussed as replacements for alkaline batteries. A resource guide will be a takeaway for additional learning and material sources. Vandegraaff Gearhardt – Brittany Room

2:00PM-4:00PM – Mechanical Music MelodiesEnjoy the melodious magic of a hand-cranked organ grinder, complete with his monkey companion! Come sit and enjoy the merry tunes of a custom build mechanical music marvel. – Outdoor Stage

3:00PM-4:00PMSpecial Presentation about the G. Edward Cassady, M.D. and Margaret Elizabeth Cassady, R.N, Lewis Carroll CollectionThe collection includes over 3,000 rare books, manuscripts and objects created by or about beloved children’s literature author, mathematician and writer Charles Dodgson, better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll. Most well-known for his first children’s novels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderlandand Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, Carroll was a nineteenth century, British polymath with works spanning many disciplines, including but not limited to geometry, early photography, politics, logic and puzzles. The collection was donated by USC alum Dr. George Cassady in 2000 and named for his parents. Housed at the University of Southern California’s Doheny Memorial Library in the Special Collections department on the second floor, the Cassady collection is open to the public for research throughout the year. – Special Collection Curator, Sophia Lesinska – Garden Salon One (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

3:00PM-4:00PMSteam Engines of Oz – Learn more about this exciting graphic novel set in the steampunk version of Oz from writer Erik Hendrix! – Garden Salon Two (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

3:00PM-4:00PMSteampunk 101: Getting Started – If you’re here, you’re interested in it, but what is it really? What are the rules? What do I wear? Friend: we have you taken care of. Enjoy a chat about the origins, evolution, and unique awesomeness that is steampunk.  Whether you want to sew, build, portray a character, or make art, steampunk has a place for everyone.  A handy list of resources will be provided. – Karina Walsh and Evie Betz – Brittany Room

3:00PM-4:00PM – WORKSHOP: SUBSTITUTE INSTRUCTOR: Casting Resin – Join Master model maker Scott Brodeen to learn how to cast two part resin from silicone molds. All materials will be provided. Limited to 15 students. Cost: $15. Instructor: Madam Macabre – Le Sommet Room (9th Floor of the Regency Tower)

3:00PM-4:00PM – WORKSHOP: EVA Foam 101 – Tips and tricks to working with EVA foam as a lighter option to metal or leather. Learn certain cuts, what glues to use, combining foam with other materials, painting techniques, etc. Everyone will take home a self-made ruler to work with foam measurements. Limited to 20 students. Cost: $5. Instructors: John and Sabrina Floyd – Crescent Room

3:00PM-4:00PMTim Powers Signing – Vendor Hall Autograph Table

3:00PM-5:00PMSaturday Steampunk Tea with Madam Askew and the Grand Arbiter – Ticketed Event – Tickets may be purchased in the Vendor Hall at the Gaslight Expo Merchandise Table –  Le Chanticleer Room on the 9th floor of the Regency Tower.

3:00PM-5:00PM – JUNTO ACADEMY MAKE-IT STATION: Make a light up paper lantern. First one is free. Additional projects are $1. – Poolside West

4:00PM-5:00PMSpotlight on Artist Guest of Honor Alex Ferruzca – Come listen to Alex discuss his past, current, and future art projects, costumes, passions, and why he loves steampunk genre. Alex Ferruzca – Garden Salon One (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

4:00PM-5:00PMStep Up Your Steampunk – Are you eager to take your steampunk look to the next level?  Looking for ways to add details and new features to your favorite ensemble?  Enter the world of steampunk accessories.  At our presentation you will meet three well-known and very stylish steampunk accessory experts: Debra Berl of Wired Red head, Richard Ferrell of Steampunk Arsenal, and Lindsay Rae Harold-Wagner of Rae Wolf Designs. – Debra Berl, Richard Farrell, Lindsey Harold-Wagner – Garden Salon Two (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

4:00PM-5:00PMVictorian Bathing Suits: An Overview – Bridget Landry – Brittany Room

4:00PM-6:00PM – JUNTO ACADEMY MAKE-IT STATION:  Make a copper embossed Alice In Wonderland figure. First one is free. Additional projects are $1. – Galleria One

4:30PM-6:00PM – WORKSHOP: Build your Own Clockwork Jabberwocky – Strange creatures with eyes of flame have been spotted in the tulgey wood!  Fortunately Her Majesty’s Mad Scientist Patrol have been tasked with creating a collection of clockwork creatures to defend the realm.  Made from the finest lawn flamingos money can buy, along with the Royal collection of sci-fi hardware and scientific spare parts, your robotic creations will keep Wonderland safe while your donations support amazing programs for Just in Time for Foster Youth!  Bring your own hot glue gun if available. Limited to 12 students. Cost: $35. Instructors: Brian Uiga, Gene Mamangun, and Helen Nolte – Crescent Room (2nd Floor above the Vendor Hall)

4:30PM-6:00PM – WORKSHOP: Fabric Painting – Field Bag – Personalize your own field bag! By hand painting it! In this class you will choose and transfer line work to a canvas bag, then use our provided textile paints to color it in. Image templates will be provided along with all other supplies. Instructor Michelle Scrimpsher has years of experience painting costumes for Pagent of the Masters, and will offer step by step instruction on how to complete your custom bag. Limited to 20 students. Cost: $25. Instructor: Michelle Scrimpsher – Le Sommet (9th Floor of the Regency Tower)

5:00PM-5:30PMErik Hendrix Signing – Vendor Hall Autography Table

5:00PM-6:00PM – DEMO: The Complete Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing – 3D printing has become the biggest game-changer in the world of costuming, and it’s your chance to learn how to get in on the action!  This presentation is a chance for you to get the basics on the history, materials, costs, and realities of getting into 3D design and fabrication.  If you’ve always wanted to know but have been too afraid to ask, worry no more.  Your guide will be demonstrating the ins and outs of this amazing, fun, and surprisingly easy technology. FREE! Instructor: Dan Stonebraker – Brittany Room

5:00PM-6:00PM – WORKSHOP: Specimen Jar “Medals” – Do you have an empty place on your vest?  Fantastic!  Do you long to show off that tiny dragon you’ve slayed?  Even better!  Encase your capture in a small bell jar, hang it on a ribbon, and proudly wear it.  Participants will each be given a bell jar, a specimen of their choice (from tiny dragons to sea creatures to tiny bats, birds, and more), ribbon, and other decor to create a wearable specimen jar “medal” to show off on their outfit.  If a creature isn’t your cup of tea, a small number of alternate items (such as tea cups) will also be available to encase in a dome. Limited to 20 students. Cost: $10. Instructor: Jessica Woods – Clarendon Room

5:00PM-6:30PM – WALK-IN WORKSHOP: Wrist Resonator – Join The Iron Tailor for a fun and unique Make and Take project! You will make a Wrist Resonator, that lights up! This flashy device is worn on the wrist, and lights up with flashing lights at a touch. All materials and tools provided. No soldering or electronics experience needed! Only takes 10-15 minutes. Come any time during the session. Cost: $10. Instructor: Bob Mogg – Galleria One

6:00PMVendor Hall closes. Art Salon closes. Maker Room closes. Puzzle Room closes.

7:00PM-8:00PM – Beyond the Looking Glass: Absinthe and Fantasy – “‘We is now having a swiggle…and you will see the happy result.’ The BFG shook the bottle vigorously. The pale green stuff fizzed and bubbled.” The BFG, Roald Dahl. “…round the neck of the bottle was a paper label, with the words `DRINK ME’ beautifully printed on it in large letters.” Ch. 1, “Down the Rabbit Hole,” Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll. Join Denise Dumars and Richard Potthoff  for a trip beyond the looking glass and down the rabbit hole where you will learn the mysteries of absinthe and its connection to the more hallucinogenic varieties of Victorian fantasy literature. 21 and over only. $5 donation materials fee. – Denise Dumars and Richard Potthoff – Brittany Room

7:00PM-8:00PMFree Basic Dance Lessons – Come learn a new step or two in preparation for the Governor’s Ball. – Garden Salon One (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

7:00PM-9:00PMWhen Cinema Was Theater – A favorite Gaslight Steampunk Expo activity! Help underscore five short silent films with lively music and sound effects featuring harp, Theremin, old-school sound effects tools, slapstick percussion instruments, etc.  All the featured silent films are themed toward this year’s Gaslight Steampunk Expo: Wizard of Oz (1910); Wizard of Oz (1925); Alice in Wonderland (1903); Alice in Wonderland (1915); including a surprising candy factory industrial film (made in San Diego in the 1920’s). Audience will be trained and led by Scott Paulson & The Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra courtesy of the UC San Diego Library. – Le Chanticleer Room on the 9th floor of the Regency Tower

8:00PM-10:00PMScreening – Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) -Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to help the Mad Hatter.  – Outdoor Stage

8:00PM-11:30PMExpo’s Inaugural Steam Fantasy Ball– Join the High Society Jazz Band for a night of music, magic, glamour, and dancing. A No Host Bar will be setup just outside the Ball for any guests who would like a libation or two. – Garden Salon One and Two (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

8:30PM-10:30PMScreening – Return to Oz (1985) – Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful.  – Brittany Room

Sunday, October 8, 2017

9:00AM-2:30PMRegistration Hours. – Ascot Room – All guests are asked to report here first to pick up their badge, program book, event schedule, and map.

10:00AMVendor Hall opens. Art Salon opens. Maker Room opens. Puzzle Room opens (requires reservations and separate ticket available in the Vendor Hall).

10:00AM-11:00AMSpecial Presentation on the Cassini Spacecraft – Presented by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s very own Dr. Bridget Landry – Garden Salon One (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

10:00AM-11:00PMTea Pot Racing 303 – Part the Third: Splendid Teapot Racing 303 – Now that you have committed to the sport, and found the perfect abandoned RC chassis at Goodwill for $5, we will advise you on turning this into a Pristine and Powerful Competitor for less than $400. (i.e. The Works, and how they work) – Professor Asp Zelazny: RoadMaster and Associate Professor Corivus De Lan – Garden Salon Two (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

10:00AM-11:00AMTea Dueling – Day Three Challenge – Madam Askew, Grand Arbiter, and their amazing Temporal Entourage – Outdoor Stage

10:00AM-11:00AM – WORKSHOP: Stylish Steamy Lapel Pin – In this workshop we will create lovely lapel pins to add to your steampunk accessories. Decorations, pin backing, gears and other ornaments included. Limited to 25 students. Cost: $8. Instructor: Dee Astell – Clarendon Room

10:00AM-11:30AM – WALK-IN WORKSHOP: Wrist Resonator – Join The Iron Tailor for a fun and unique Make and Take project! You will make a Wrist Resonator, that lights up! This flashy device is worn on the wrist, and lights up with flashing lights at a touch. All materials and tools provided. No soldering or electronics experience needed! Only takes 10-15 minutes. Come any time during the session. Cost: $10. Instructor: Bob Mogg – Galleria One

10:00AM-11:30AM – WALK-IN WORKSHOP: Easy Cold Enamel Bracelet or Earrings – Make a charm bracelet or earrings using the easiest cold enamel technique to decorate each charm. Teacher will supply a themed kit with chain bracelet or earring wire, charms, beads, tools, enamel, paintbrushes, etc. Themes include: Alice In Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Steampunk. Limited to 10 students. Cost: $5-20 depending on items chosen. Instructor: Margaret Hagar – Crescent Room

10:00AM-12:00PM – JUNTO ACADEMY MAKE-IT STATION: Make an Alice In Wonderland cabochon jewelry piece. First one is free. Additional projects are $1. – Poolside West

10:30AM – Puzzle Room Opens. To make a reservation and purchase ticket, please visit the Expo Merch table in the Vendor Hall.

11:00AM-12:00PM – Special Presentation about the G. Edward Cassady, M.D. and Margaret Elizabeth Cassady, R.N, Lewis Carroll CollectionThe collection includes over 3,000 rare books, manuscripts and objects created by or about beloved children’s literature author, mathematician and writer Charles Dodgson, better known by his pen name, Lewis Carroll. Most well-known for his first children’s novels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderlandand Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, Carroll was a nineteenth century, British polymath with works spanning many disciplines, including but not limited to geometry, early photography, politics, logic and puzzles. The collection was donated by USC alum Dr. George Cassady in 2000 and named for his parents. Housed at the University of Southern California’s Doheny Memorial Library in the Special Collections department on the second floor, the Cassady collection is open to the public for research throughout the year. – Special Collection Curator, Sophia Lesinska- Garden Salon One (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

11:00AM-12:00PMSteampunk Maleficent: From Concept to Reality – Get tips and tricks on how to make your very own Steampunk Maleficent costume from our very own Monique Little, of Steampunk Public. – Brittany Room

11:00AM-12:00PMShort Steampunk Film Festival – Part 2 – Brought to us by Apocalypse Later Mini-Film Festival curator Hal C. F. Astell, Hal enjoys creating and presenting mini-film festivals at conventions across the southwest. Here at his 27th event, Hal will present a 45 minute set of international award-winning steampunk films, some of which you will never see outside the film festival circuit. – Hal C. F. Astell – Garden Salon Two

11:00AM-1:00PM – JUNTO ACADEMY MAKE-IT STATION: Make your own paper teacup headband. First one is free. Additional projects are $1. – Poolside East

11:00AM-1:00PMMechanical Music MelodiesEnjoy the melodious magic of a hand-cranked organ grinder, complete with his monkey companion! Come sit and enjoy the merry tunes of a custom build mechanical music marvel. – Regency Tower Courtyard (next to the pool)

11:30AM-12:30PM – WORKSHOP CANCELLED: How To Prep and Paint Your Own Resin Castings Workshop – Join Master model maker Scott Brodeen to learn how to prep and paint your resin projects using a reproduction of the original screen used candy (Everlasting Gobstopper) prop from the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. All materials will be included. Limited to 15 students. Cost: $15. Instructor: Scott Brodeen – Clarendon Room

12:00PM-1:00PMThe Absolute Genuine 100% True Story of Tiny Kline, Disney’s First Live Flying Tinker Bell -M. Barrie’s Tinker Bell is an ageless symbol of fantasy. Peter Pan’s fictional, feisty pixie made her stage debut in 1904, played by a darting beam of light. Disney’s animated Tink was brought to real life in the summer of 1961, flying down from the Matterhorn to introduce the Fantasy in the Sky fireworks spectacular. The performer chosen for this important role was Tiny Kline, a 70 year old circus aerialist. How Tiny Kline arrived at the Matterhorn is a story that crosses the country and encompasses every form of popular entertainment from the great American circus to television. It’s the absolute, genuine, 100% true story of Tiny Kline, Disney’s first live flying Tinker Bell. – Enjoy this special presentation by Doug Marsh of the Carolwood Foundation  –  Garden Salon One (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

12:00PM-1:00PM – Adventures with Colonel Malcolm Weatherby – An informal Q&A session with Colonel Malcolm Weatherby  discussing his recent adventures, prop making and more! – Malcolm Weatherby – Garden Salon Two

12:00PM-1:00PMCustomizing Your Accessories – Get insight into making your own custom accessories from our very own Artist Guest of Honor: Alex Ferruzca! From hats, to parasols, to jewelry, to clothing – Alex can help you bring your creativity to life! – Alex Ferruzca – Brittany Room

12:00PM-1:00PMTea Pot Practicum – Part the Fourth: The STR Practicum – In this final course, You will be given the Opportunity to try your luck on The Field of Honor, under the Gentle, yet Masterful Hand of The Grand Arbiter Himself. Test Vehicles will be provided, though if you so wish, You may bring your Personal Spectacular Creation for a Test Run. – Professor Asp Zelazny: RoadMaster and Associate Professor Corivus De Lan – Outdoor Stage

12:30PM-2:30PM – JUNTO ACADEMY MAKE-IT STATION: Make a light up paper lantern. First one is free. Additional projects are $1. – Galleria One (2nd Floor above the Vendor Hall)

1:00PM-2:00PMWorldbuilding Fantasy In A SciFi World – How do writers create their creative universe when they want to use both fantasy and science fiction story elements? With Tim Powers, Vernor Vinge, and Madeleine Holly-Rosing – Garden Salon One (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

1:00PM-2:00PM – Fantasy Poetry Salon: A Raven and a Writing Desk! – Read and write fantasy poetry with Denise Dumars of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association. Bring your favorite Victorian or modern fantasy poem or one of your own to read, and participate in some possibly outlandish exercises in writing fantasy and steampunk poetry, all in good taste, of course. As the goblin men might say, “Come by, come by….!” – Denise Dumars – Brittany Room

1:00PM-2:00PMSunday at the Races Official Tea Pot Racing Competition – Join Madam Askew and the Grand Arbiter for the main Tea Pot Racing event! – Outdoor Stage

1:00PM-2:30PM WORKSHOP: Build your Own Wonderland Monocular Walking Cane – During the Victorian era in England, having an animal head mascot on your walking stick was considered the height of fashion. But that isn’t nearly good enough for Wonderland! In exchange for a donation to Just in Time for Foster Youth, our team of Mad Scientists will give you the means to stroll down the terrace or watch the Queen’s croquet match in style with the very height of Wonderland Fashion – a walking cane with an entire flamingo as a mascot instead! The built-in eyeglass mount also allows you to see the match or the promenade in glorious 2-D monocular vision. Bring your own glue gun if available. Limited to 12 students. Cost: $35. Instructors: Brian Uiga, Gene Mamangun and Helen Nolte – Clarendon Room

1:00PM-3:00PMVictorian Ice Cream Social and Fashion Show – Ticketed Event – Tickets may be purchased in the Vendor Hall at the Gaslight Expo Merchandise Table – Hosted by Cindy Piselli in the Le Chanticleer Room (9th Floor of the Regency Tower)

2:00PM-3:00PMScreening of Steamwrecked With Special Q&A – After their lightning catching zeppelin crashes, Rowe and her Captain August must protect their haul from lurking scavengers as they struggle to survive in the harsh desert. After the screening enjoy the exclusive Kickstarter behind-the-scenes video, plus hear from some of the key filmmakers about the challenges of brining steampunk to the big screen. Christopher Matista (Director) – Andrea Thomas (Producer) – Bennett Ryle (Sound Designer) – Robert Mai (Composer) -Garden Salon One (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

2:00PM-3:00PMExtemporaneous Dramatic Readings with the Atlantean Foundation – Do you have a dramatic streak? Do you like surprises? Do you like to read out loud in front of a room full of strangers who will silently judge you? If you answered yes to the above, then fame, glory, and valuable prizes can all be yours!  If you answered no, then you can still participate in the fun as a spectator and get a guilt free chance to work on your judgmental stare. – Garden Salon Two (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

2:00PM-3:00PM – DEMO: Fantasy Face Painting – Watch professional makeup artist and college professor Carol Whaley demonstrate how to do a fantasy face paint with a Wonderland and Oz theme. FREE! Instructor: Carol Whaley – Crescent Room

2:30PMRegistration closes.

3:00PM-4:00PMHow to Organize and Maintain a Steampunk Community – Hosted by Steampunk Public, our steamy friends from North San Diego County. Get information on how to connect and maintain steampunks in the age of smart phones and interwebs. – Michael Arocho, Monique Little, Rick Randall, Jayden Randall – Garden Salon One (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

3:00PM-4:00PM – Steampunk Costuming 101 – Are you new to steampunk and want to discover fun and exciting ways to get your first steampunk outfit together without having to learn how to sew or spend hundreds of dollars? This is the presentation for you! Come learn tips on how to modify modern clothes and accessories to create your first steamy ensemble. – Daniel Fernandez, Poppy Appleton, and Cog Bane – Brittany Room

3:00PM-3:30PMTim Powers Signing – Vendor Hall Autograph Table

3:00PM-4:30PM – WORKSHOP: Feather Curling and Fancy Making – Learn how to curl feathers of all sorts, as well as tricks and tips to making your feather adornments fancy. All materials provided. Limited to 10 students. Cost: $15. Instructor: Rachelle Rose – Clarendon Room

3:30PM-4:30PMTea Dueling – The Final Biscuit Challenge – Madam Askew, the Grand Arbiter and her Temporal Entourage will wage dueling biscuits for the final showdown of Gaslight Expo Tea Dueling. – Garden Salon Two (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

4:30PM-5:00PMClosing Ceremonies – Alex Ferruzca, Tim Powers, & Chair Anastasia Hunter – Garden Salon One (2nd Floor above Vendor Hall)

5:00PM-6:00PMExpo Con Talk Back – Your opportunity to tell the volunteer committee what you liked, what you want more of, what could use work, and news for next year! – Anastasia Hunter & Gaslight Expo Committee – Brittany Room

**The presentations and presenters are subject to change without notice. We understand that life happens and we will do our best to keep our guests updated with the most accurate information possible.

 

Updated: October 6, 2017 @8:09PM