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Out of curiosity...  how many of the people on here are also on other steampunk forums online??  I'd like to branch out and find more people who would be interested in events, in my area - but also would like to keep an eye out for events all over and maybe form some carpooling and roomsplitting relationships for steampunk travel opportunities...

I was considering making a separate group of my own (I live in the wrist of Michigan, so we're closer to Chicago & it's events than Detroit), but have been combing teh interwebz looking at all the different forums where people are posting already.
http://steampunkdetroit.com/
http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/group/chicagosteampunksociety
Steampunk Michigan Facebook Group

And, of course, this one.

Any others out there I should be watching?

I have a decent sized crew of my own (probably ~10-15 people when it's all said and done) representing my little wrist area of Michigan - Benton Harbor / St. Joseph area - but figured I'd shout out on here to see how many other lurkers were around the bermuda triangle between South Bend / Kalamazoo / Grand Rapids area...

Some Steampunk Michigan events forthcoming

The Infernal Device is a large mechanical animated sculpture we would like to build for this year's ArtPrize event, an event that brings hundreds of thousands of people to downtown Grand Rapids for 19 straight days.

The bar, is a very high one, with sculptures the size of large houses, paintings covering entire buildings, drawings spanning the largest gallery walls - and we have a fantastic and over-the-top concept we feel is bound to win.... we only need the parts and space to build it.

Our team consists of steampunk/retrofuturist painter and engraver Myke Amend, enginartist Steve Brook and steam modeler Todd Cahill - as well as team members and helpers from last year's SteamPig Experiment - and we again aim to make Artprize a major event for Steampunks this year.

We'll be be throwing some meet and greet parties for friends, supporters, or any fellow steampunks who want to come out and mix with others, and will be doing this in Detrit Michigan, Grand Rapids, and maybe Central Michigan as well.

Please take a look at our kickstarter page, and bookmark our web site to stay in touch.



- Thank you
Just a reminder that the next Sunday Salon in Ypsilanti, MI is coming up on April 17th!

We had a great time at the last one, and a grand time is expected for the next!

Find more information and RSVP here on

Facebook

Or here on

The Steampunk Empire

Hope to see many new faces there!

Spambots

Would you guys be all right if I switch the community over to moderated membership? Posts can still go through without approval of any sort, I'd just be able to weed out spambots before they actually got in and became able to post. I usually get them within a few hours, but that's still a few hours in which some of you have to see them on your friends list.
(x-posted for a friend)

Greetings to all!

We all had such a good time at our inaugural Sunday Steampunk Salon that we decided to have another! The Convivial Steam Consortium cordially invites you to array yourself in your best gear and join us for the Sunday Steampunk Salon, Sunday, April 17, 2011 · 4:00pm - 8:00pm, featuring witty conversation, games galore, excellent music, and all the steampunkery we can muster. Food and libations will be available for purchase from Sidetrack next door.

All are welcome, and there is no admission charge. We do hope you can join us.

All the best,
The Convivial Steam Consortium

The venue:
Frenchie's
56 E. Cross Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=150514825002897&notif_t=event_invite

http://www.sidetrackbarandgrill.com/frenchies/

Sunday Salon Tomorrow in Ypsi!

Just a reminder folks that the Sunday Steampunk Salon is tomorrow at Frenchie's in Ypsilanti's Depot Town!  It starts at 3 pm and goes until 8 pm.

More information and directions here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=160224200686340&index=1


A Bright and Steamy New Year's Party

A Bright and Steamy New Year's Party
December 31 ,9:00pm- 2am
http://www.otbp-bookstore.com/
23023 Orchard Lake Road, Bldg. C
Farmington, MI 48336

RSVP here http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118935048172380&ref=mf

Last call to enjoy the steamiest New Year's celebration in the Mitten with the
Imperial Anti-Piracy Squadron ( http://www.iapssteampunk.com ) and
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore ( http://www.otbp-bookstore.com/ ).
There will be food, prizes to the best-dressed, games, belly dancing, tea, music, dancing, and of course- great company!

This is a 21+ event so please have your ID handy

Tickets are all inclusive
10 $ till Dec 30th
20$ at the door.


Tickets can STILL be purchased at the discounted rate until 6pm at Off the Beaten Path bookstore or at this link:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e36yltmx07694a23&llr=8zfqffeab.

(Posted for a friend)

Greetings to all!

You are cordially invited to array yourself in your best gear and join us for the Sunday Steampunk Salon, Sunday, January 16, 2011 · 3:00pm - 8:00pm, featuring witty conversation, games galore, excellent music, and all the steampunkery we can muster. Food and libations will be available for purchase from Sidetrack next door.

All are welcome, and there is no admission charge. We do hope you can join us.

All the best,
Professor Hazel Sterlingwood
Captain Lucinda Dreadnought
Endymion B Hollingsworth, Esq
Professor Tobias Alistair Kettenrad
and Friends

The venue:
Frenchie's
56 E. Cross Street
Ypsilanti, MI

http://www.sidetrackbarandgrill.com/frenchies/

Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/?sk=events#!/event.php?eid=160224200686340

This Nov 27 you are invited for tea.

You are invited
The green fairy steampunk high tea
New book store you should go to

Saturday November 27th is grand opening
The tea starts at 12:00pm
http://www.otbp-bookstore.com/
23023 Orchard Lake Road, Bldg. C
Farmington, MI 48336

The green fairy steampunk high tea
There will be Tea, There will be scones, There will be fairy treats, There will be music, There will be art,There will be books,There will be fun and they hope there will be you. So come, meet up have a cup of tea and get a new book. You now have a brand new space to hang out, have meet ups at and eat in the grand state of Michigan.

RSVP for there grand opening with tea, music, scones, books and steampunk here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Farmington-MI/Off-the-Beaten-Path-Books/119512311419861#!/event.php?eid=163080930393324


About the new space
"Off The Beaten Path books and Cafe is not just any ordinary
bookstore. We strive to become the place for artists and the creative
to thrive and create a sense of community. We will host workshops,
gallery showings, crafts, art markets, tea drinking and readings. We
hope to become the shop that everyone has to visit if they're in
Michigan. Our bookstore is dedicated to sci-fi, fantasy, horror,
graphic novels, comic books, art, alternative history, paranormal
romance and steampunk. We hope you check our website often, jump on
our mailing list and join our Facebook fan page for the many updates
on events, happenings and sales at Off The Beaten Path books and
cafe. So stop by, have a cup of tea and read a good book."

They have constant updates about the going ons in the shop via there facebook fan page here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Farmington-MI/Off-the-Beaten-Path-Books/119512311419861


A Youtube video of the new book shop and cafe, only half ready for the grand opening Collapse )

Detroit Observatory in Ann Arbor

Would anyone be interested in checking out the Detroit Observatory on the grounds of U of M anytime? http://bentley.umich.edu/observatory/activities.php

They are going to be open this upcoming Sunday, and on December 5th.  Maybe with a trip to the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti afterward? 

From the intro page:

"Today, the building stands essentially as it was in 1854. The original astronomical instruments remain intact and operational, including the 6-inch Pistor & Martins meridian circle and the 12 5/8-inch Henry Fitz, Jr. refracting telescopes, which in their day were among the largest in the world. The dome is turned manually by pulling a continuous rope."