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Info Meeting July 13th for Big River Steampunk Festival

Info Meeting July 13th for Big River Steampunk Festival

3 weeks, 1 day ago by Scott Hardy

Festival is Aug 30-31 in downtown Hannibal

On Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 4:00pm the Hannibal History Museum will host an informational meeting for those interested in participating as a volunteer, performer, or vendor in the Big River Steampunk Festival being held August 30-31, 2014 in downtown Hannibal. The meeting will provide information on all the festival’s events, sponsors, and plans so that volunteer committees may be formed and preparations for the festival may commence. Proceeds from the Big River Steampunk Festival benefit the Hannibal History Museum Foundation.

 

The Big River Steampunk Festival will be held over Labor Day weekend, Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31. Events will include a Cosplay (Costume-Play) Treasure Hunt, Great Midway vendors, Steampunk Art Competition [sponsored by the Hannibal Arts Council], Hot Air Balloon Rides, Afternoon Tea with Queen Victoria at the Dubach Inn, Vaudeville Review, and much more! For details and the schedule of events please visit www.BigRiverSteampunkFestival.com

 

What is Steampunk? 

The Steampunk community has described their philosophy as such: "Steampunk is a creative social movement that draws inspiration from Victorian and pre-War history in an anachronistic mix of science fiction, modern values, and a sense of fun." Steampunkers are, by and large, creative people who immerse themselves in the Victorian era yet live in the modern-day world...but imagine that the steam power of the Industrial Revolution is what drives their modern technology instead of electricity.

It is the "Future Past That Never Was", a re-imagining of history and its subsequent [fictional] consequence on today's society. Steampunk is deeply rooted in the Victorian era's perspectives on fashion, culture, architectural style and art, and its followers incorporate this style into their manner of dress, their living spaces, their transportation, etc. Steampunkers are highly creative people, DIY-ers who enjoy creating elaborate costumes and gadgets to celebrate their love of history, science, fantasy and fiction.

About the Hannibal History Museum:

The Hannibal History Museum Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Missouri not-for-profit corporation that was founded in 2011 by Ken and Lisa Marks. The Museum’s mission is to promote discovery, learning and an appreciation of Hannibal’s natural, cultural and industrial heritage. Visitors to the Hannibal History Museum learn of life in the quintessential river town through the ages: the region’s river explorers and pioneer settlers, the rise of steamboats and railroads, the Civil War, millionaire Lumber Barons during the Gilded Age, shoes and stoves in the Industrial Age, a changing culture between the World Wars, and the nationally-recognized architecture of our historic districts. The Hannibal History Museum offers free admission to all and is open daily from 10am to 7pm.


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