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S.T.E.A.M.Fest Wrapped Up Sunday

The Steampunk celebration was held at the Academy Theatre.

By Hugh Simpson

About 300 people attended over two days at the in Avondale Estates.

The festival finished Sunday with Retrofuture by More Brains Media, a multi-media presentation on the evolution of the Steampunk movement in literature, film and performance.

Fans were also treated to The Adventure of Capercaille Bridge, which tells the story of Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's older brother, who takes on the Case of the Stolen Bridge.

Mr. Saturday & Sixpence, Steampunkers from San Antonio, did some space-time bending vaudeville and improv for the closing ceremonies.

Veronique Chevalier, originally from Fontetinebleau, France, and the 2010 emceee for the world famous Comic-Con Steampunk Party, came all the way from Hollywood.

She won the Steampunk Chronicle's Reader's Choice Award for Best Dressed.

The festival with music and other events.

Emilie Bush April 16, 2012 at 07:53 PM
CORRECTIONS - Veronique Chevalier - won Steampunk Chronicle's Reader's Choice Award for Best Dressed - The announcement reception was held on Sunday, and ALL of the winners will be listed on TUESDAY at SteampunkChronicle.com, along with photos and acceptance recordings from winners around the globe. S.T.E.A.M.Fest was a joint production between The Academy Theatre and THE ARTIFICE CLUB, which has been putting on SPECTACULAR events in this city for years. Be sure to catch their next show this summer - more info on that at www.theartificeclub.com/ The musical acts performing on Saturday included West Coast acts The Peculiar Pretzlemen and Unwoman, and from Philly the band This Way to the Egress! Truly ONE HECK of a good show.

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