When the planets align, you have to step up, or live with the regret.
You’ve seen the rest, now meet the best. These three judges represent the three main areas of Steampunk Making: Costuming, Media, and Props. And in many ways, they are regarded as the best in their fields.
Now is your chance to meet them. Talk with them. Listen and learn from them. And you can do it in an atmosphere like nothing you’ve ever experienced before, because Aethertopia is like no Steampunk event ever held. Anywhere. Captain Robert is the creative genius behind the band “Abney Park”, as well as books, videos and games. Olivier Xavier is the prop-making mastermind who worked on “The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne”, as well as “Gotham 1888”. And Thirl Hupp is a fixture on the Florida cosplay scene, with an exceptional talent for creating phenomal mashup costumes that leave the national media with jaws agaping.
We are gathering on July 7th and 8th to celebrate the pure genius of Steampunk Makers. There are contests in each of the seven Maker Guilds of Aethertopia, and although there is a People’s Choice set of prizes, the Grand Prizes for the show will be judged by artists and makers who can absolutely identify the best and brightest stars of Steampunk in Florida.
And not only is this your chance to see the incredible objects these artists have submitted to the contest, but you will have your own chance to casually interact with the Master Maker Judges as they spend the entire weekend at the show. You can even have dinner with them on Saturday evening at the Aether Banquet. These aren’t “grip and grin” photo ops. This is a full weekend of dynamic interaction with people who have made it their lives to make Steampunk real.
So be sure to join us on July 7th and 8th. Don’t miss it. Opportunity only knocks once.