Whom Shall One Telegraph? The Apparition Abolishers! A group of steampunk costumers, artists, prop-makers, and performers based in Nashville, TN. They won Dragon*Con’s 2009 Masquerade Best Overall Costume award during their inaugural year. Their artistic endeavors include unique costumes, a web comic and various oddities and contraptions. Dr. Torque’s Traveling Exposition of Curious Contraptions and Fantastical Oddities launched at Geek Media Expo in late 2010. This traveling Exposition features the alluring and quizzical romp of Clocktease Burlesque founded by our talented resident burlesque dancer Bettie B. Cupp.
The Airship Archon
A diverse group of entertainers, tinkerers, and business people hailing from the humble but worldly city of Columbus, Ohio. They continually strive to network and propagate their good name to far off cities as much as possible. Frequently they host build days, meet ups, picnics, and dinners. In addition they also travel to conventions and events near and far. The Archon is a close-knit group and like to keep their business practices and policies on the sly but are willing to teach you a few things on fashion, character creation, prop building, sewing and being thrifty!
The League of Cincinnati Steampunks
A confederacy of chronologically anarchistic ladies and gentlemen of varying degrees of gentility and debauchery. Established in the year MMVIII, the League has grown immensely since. They hold monthly Steampunk Salons, cavort with picnics, promenade in festivals, but the highlight of the Cincinnati calendar is the Steampunk Symposium at the end of April. All who feel themselves somehow misplaced in time are welcome to don a top hat, tighten a corset, and join the League’s adventures and mischief.
Lurking out from the shadows, The Vagabonds are a crew of nomadic, crime solving, ninja bandits who have an absurd love for terrorizing Boston, Michigan, and Ohio areas. They’d go farther, but because of their fearless leader’s love for messing with machinery he really shouldn’t be touching, that’s about as far as they’ve been able to get. But stay tuned! A few miles of rope, and this may get fixed.
From terrorizing “The Man” to assembling like minded individuals into coherent masses for posing and picture taking, they do it all. Being conventionally recognized doesn’t really suit their style at times, but being the good hearted individuals they are, they’ll easily be prepared to give creative instruction on any manner of topics.
Remember, when you throw aristocrats, pirates, a cook, and a few outlaws at each other, you can’t help but come up with a bronze and brass encyclopedia whose pages are always changing.