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Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
2:25 pm
Thursday, May 21st, 2009
10:02 pm
Starry Night of Steampunk and Girl Genius Ball Reviews in Latest Issue of SF/SF
Hi everyone, April was a big Steampunk month. Our latest issue has my coverage of the PEERS Girl Genius Ball and the GBACG Starry Night of Steampunk at Chabot Observatory. Enjoy!


Jean Martin
Science Fiction/San Francisco
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
12:54 am
Opportunity to Wear Steampunk Costumes this Saturday in San Mateo, CA
I'm busily prepping for the PEERS Unseen University Ball on Saturday. The theme is Terry Pratchett's Discworld Novels. I'm currently enjoying Soul Music on DVD. I may play a medieval wizard. But Steampunk costumes are also quite welcome. Hope to see you there! http://peers.org/unseen.html
Friday, March 13th, 2009
11:15 pm
Steampunk Ball in San Mateo, California, April 4, 2009

A Steampunk/Gaslamp Fantasy Ball

Saturday, April 4, 2009
Masonic Lodge of San Mateo
Doors Open: 6:45p.m.
Dance Lesson: 7:00 p.m.
Dancing Begins: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15.00 in advance (by March 28)
At the door: $20.00

Advance tickets may be ordered by sending a check or money order to:

2144 B Buena Vista Ave
Alameda CA 94501

You may also purchase tickets until March 28 with a credit card using the PayPal system.


You don’t need to be a genius, a spark, or even a mad scientist to enjoy the Girl Genius Ball. Join us for an evening of adventure and dancing in Europa, home of Agatha Heterodyne, Baron Klaus Wulfenbach, and the irrpressable Jägermonsters. This is a Victorian Steampunk themed event. Imagine the Victorians with high technology: flight (often in Zeppelins), highly programmed “intelligent” robots, and computer-like machines.

Costumes can range from historically accurate Victorian costume (1840-1900) to Victorian attire with technological updates (leather corset bodices, crinolines that can be converted to step ladders, utili-kilts, etc.), to perky 19th century peasant garb in synch with the vaguely Germanic, vaguely Eastern European setting of the “Girl Genius” graphic novels.
PEERS is honoured to welcome Avalon Rising as our guest band for the evening. Celebrated for their brilliant arrangements of Medieval and Renaissance rock, Celtic and Celtic Fusion, Avalon Rising is a rock band equally at home playing Victorian and vintage ballroom dance music – and just about everything else. Dance music for the evening will range from wonderful 19th century waltzes, polkas, and mazurkas to Celtic reels and jigs, elegant Renaissance dance music, to straight-up rock. While some of the set dances are highly choreographed (and will be taught or called on the spot), some of the other dances are open to free-form styling. We’ve seen people dancing polkas, Irish Polka Sets, swing, and rock – all to the same Avalon Rising tune. Even if you think you can’t dance, you CAN dance to this band but there will also be a pre-ball dance lesson to help you get through the ballroom dances on the program.

Punch and a light snack buffet will be served throughout the evening (your potluck contributions are very welcome).
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