What is Aethertopia?
In the year 1895, an officer of the Empire had the incredibly good fortune to stumble upon a crashed airship! On board was a small group of intrepid adventurers who had mastered Time Travel! Using their knowledge, he was able to construct a time travel device of sufficient power and proportions to transport a ship the size of an entire city… through time itself!
Aethertopia is that city within a ship. Contained in its borders you will find the Seven Maker Guild Districts, each dedicated to a different skill of Steampunk making. There are Hatters, Explorers, Story Tellers, Inventors, Seamsters, Artists, and even Assassins! And the beautiful part is you, a person of your time, can join a Guild by submitting your own creations to become part of the show!
A Unique Event
Aethertopia is like no other event ever held in the Steampunk universe. In addition to presentations by artists, musicians, writers and actors of all kinds, you will also have the opportunity to attend symposiums and workshops to help you advance your own creative endeavors as a Steampunk maker! This event is highly interactive, with everyone in attendance being a part of the atmosphere and experience.
But who shall win?
The people who are submitting their creations are doing so for the glory and honor of their Guilds, but as well, individual prizes will be awarded in several categories. There are actually two ways to win in Aethertopia: The Judges Awards, and the People’s Choice Awards.
Bring your friends and family members along, because the People’s Choice Awards will also be open to any and all submitted creations, and those will be based on a ballot system we have utilized over the years for voting in the Guilds themselves. Now, it’s your turn to come in and support your favorite makers in each of the seven Maker Guild categories!
The Seven Districts of Aethertopia
Prepare to immerse yourself in a classic London streetmarket of the Victorian era. Winding paths lead you through the many districts, with shops tucked in corners, or plopped right in the middle of the street! Peruse the delightful Hatters district, or explore the dark recesses of the Assassins District, where Assassins Guild members will make sure you are safe… for now. Not all seven districts will be at each event, but that just makes it more mysterious, don’t you think?
You will want to take in the exhibits in all seven districts, and vote for your favorite creations. Aethertopia is all about recognizing and appreciating the genius of Steampunk makers. This is your chance to perhaps launch someone’s career as an artist, writer, seamster or hatter. They deserve our support. We won’t let them down.
But Where Will It Be?
There are three events this fall and the first one will be held at the Verizon Event Center in New Port Richey. Come check out Corsets & Cogs, where you will learn about making props and wearing Steampunk finery of all types.
So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets to the Nomadic City of Steampunk Makers before they’re gone!
Safe journeys, and we’ll see you in Aethertopia!