For its debut meeting at Molly Malone’s spacious location, the League of Cincinnati Steampunks saw a record turnout of 170 people. Welcoming many old companions as well as numerous first-time guests to this new location the League entertained its guests with not only the usual custom of food, drink, and conversation, but also showed silent versions of movies The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Prestige, and QED, hosted a live performance from Cincinnati’s own Steampunk band AUTOMATION, and finished off the night with dancing dj-ed by DJ Eats Unicorns. However, the night was not just one of general merriment; in a show of support and acceptance, in many ways, of all things steampunk, the community rallied to help one of its members in need, Dr. Forge, who has been battling both multiple sclerosis and social security. Many desirable steampunk prizes were donated for a raffle held towards raising funds for Dr. Forge’s interim expenses while he waits upon the final authorization for his S.S. benefits. Several lucky individuals walked away with cherished prizes, such as a modded NERF gun from Aloysius himself, a steampunk belt, a custom bustled skirt worth $300, and even a Kindle Fire. The community as a whole celebrated raising over $800 with three heartfelt huzzahs. If you were unable to win any of this fabulous prizes, or are hungry for more opportunities to get your mitts on a wide variety of steampunk trinkets, accessories, and clothing then we invite you to join us at the Steampunk Yard Sale for “Save the Dave”.
We hope to see you soon at the Steampunk Empire Symposium. If you haven’t already ordered tickets, register today: weekend and one day passes are still available. Next month’s salon will be held again at Molly Malone’s for the Symposium’s “May the 4th Be With You” after-party helping you fight those post-con blues with an electric violin performance by Emily King and dj-ing by DJ Nipples.