Boomtown! Steampunk Saloon May 24-27
Green Wave Presents
Steampunk Saloon and Opulent Temple’s
An arts, education, and musical camp out
Memorial Day Weekend 2013
20 minutes north of LA
near Vasquez Rocks
$99 tickets available through Kickstarter until May 5th
$150-$200 tickets available via beTIcketing after May 5th.
BOOMTOWN is an 1880s themed three-day arts, eco-education, and vintage perfomer event in Aqua Dulce, on a private 230 acre meadow, surrounded by hills.
The campout will host science lectures, sustainable living displays and classes, a narrated lunar eclipse viewing, handmade clothing creators, and vintage performers, including magicians and vaudeville acts.
Various attractions during the weekend:
THE STEAMPUNK SALOON
An 1880s Tent. Inside is a 70-year-old bar tender, dressed in steampunk clothes. He serves root beer and lemonade. To the left is the cabinet of curiosities – glittery treasures from all parts of the world. A saber tooth tiger skull, maps to forgotten lands, writing desks, quill pens, brass telescopes.
Pop Hayden from The Magic Castle
will do a historical magic show
New Fangled Opry- Vaudville variety Show
L’unkle’s Boink – A dieselpunk Clown Troupe
Music will include a very special daytime workshop,
followed by a nighttime performance by
The Crystal Method (DJ performance)
Vapor- With his magical illuminated Kinestescope art
Le Sirenes- performance troupe
And many other acoustic and performance acts.
GREEN WAVE GROTTO
This area will be a 20′ dome next to the Museum of Extraordinary Wonder. The Green Grotto will feature displays of tower gardens, recycling techniques, composting techniques, books on urban gardening, apartment gardening, and many displays. Lecturers will speak of communal village gardens, modern ecological events, sustainable living Q & As, and outreach programs that Green Wave promotes and supports around the globe.
The Opulent Temple creates a playground for connection with the Eternal through music. This stage features a Jules Verne inspired metal pod with small fire effects that serves as the stage for musicians. There will also be other forms of light art and metal sculpture to enjoy.
At the center of the Opulent Temple, community experience is the concept of a “Master Class”. World class musicians who remember their early roots are invited to perform.
These musicians have writen their own music and will give lectures during the day on modern computer composition techniques. At night, they will entertain the dancers with their music. Select people from the daytime lectures will be invited up into the music capsule to watch the performers work their midi controllers and laptops.
MAKERS MARKET – This area features handcrafted 1880s apparel, jewelry, top hats, women’s ballroom gowns, and period props. Every vendor hand makes their own wares. This area creates a community of grass roots vendors. By bringing all of these small buisness creators together and placing them in a marketplace at a festival that features 1880s style fashion, we will be supporting their beautiful art.
The Performers for the Steampunk Saloon:
The Crystal Method (DJ set)
Desert Dwellers (solo set)
2-Headed Monster-Little Giants
Mark Zabala-Mike Insane-Tropo
Pop Hayden Magic Show-Loomer-Shakti Bliss
The Invisibles-Matt Cole-Fleetwood Smack
Hawk-Jaques the Ripper-BassMechanic
Kat Perry-Jokton-BK Willy-dj Sandbag-Will Levine
Our perfomers for the Opulent Temple:
And the residents:
Syd Gris-Tek Freaks – Dutch -Vinkalmann-
-Drew Drop-Dulce Vita-DJ Icon- Brian Peek
Billy Seal-Billy Casazza- Brian Williams
-Mike Butler- Eliki-The Quadrobe – Kimba
and more guests tba.
After years of small gatherings, we have a vision to bring all of these similar groups together and let the steampunk musicians mix with the astronomers, the rocket scientists, and the eco-awareness educators.
We are very excited to bring our steampunk community together. We feel deeply in our hearts that this event will fulfill a greater purpose than just a weekend campout. This weekend will serve to educate, to illuminate, to include people with diverse ideas, and to see the spark of new possibilites for the earth, for fashion, and for music light up in the eyes of our attendees.
Paul Zollo on “Pop Haydn in the 21st Century!”
Paul Zollow interviews Pop Haydn about his upcoming show in Santa Monica.
Something Brand Spanking New in the 21st Century!
Pop Haydn in the 21st Century! is coming to Magicopolis.
This show, presented March 7th and April 4th in Santa Monica, will demonstrate three Steampunk/Magical devices…but unlike most artistic “replica” devices, these all actually work under scientific test conditions.
This is new for Steampunk, and new for Magic. These are not boxes that do magic, these are magical devices that have histories and stories that are untold in the show, and can only be hinted at:
The Teleportation Device which sends a dollar bill (borrowed, signed, corner torn and serial number noted) into a freely chosen pristine raw egg under scientific test conditions
The Tesla C-2000 a highly modified version of a Tesla Coil, which bends the force of gravity in such a way that a 110 pound girl can withstand with one hand the full weight of any large man in the audience and can not be lifted barefoot from the floor by anyone in the audience.
The Sphere of Destiny, also known as Cleopatra’s Eye, which will answer any question the audience dares to ask with deadly accuracy and insight.
I have followed Steampunk for some time. I was a featured performer at the World Steam Expo in Dearborn for two years. I was a panelist on Steampunk at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, and was featured in the book Steampunk Gazette. This is something new in Steampunk.
I am a past Vice President of the Magic Castle, and a six-time “Magician of the Year” at the Magic Castle, and nominated again for Stage Magician of the Year this year. This show is something new in Magic.
It is made for the 21st Century by people who are not originally from the 21st Century.
We have live music, magic, comedy, and the wonders of radio-magnetism.
It is not a reenactment of vaudeville, the medicine show or anything else.
It is History being made in the Present.
Hope you can make it!
It is going to be a hoot!
Tickets can be purchased HERE