If you are interested in having a bigger role in how the Festival is run, please fill out our "Watch City Steampunk Festival Organizational Member Questionnaire". If you would like to be at the next Steering Committee Meeting on October 8th, please fill out the form by October 2.
It is our utmost pleasure to announce that our 2017 date for the Watch City Steampunk Festival is Saturday, May 13. Check back here for details regarding NEW Volunteer and Organizational opportunities, dates for Vendor or Entertainment applications, and plot-line teasers.
The following items were turned in to the official Festival tents. We are posting a generic description below; if this sounds like something you are missing, please tell us more details and we'll try to get it back to you.
- A fancy decorated hat
- A flat cap
- An umbrella
- A pair of glasses
- A decorative bow
- A toy fish
- A magnifier
- A drinking mug
- A water bottle
To our Sponsors, thank you for providing us the means for putting on this great Festival.
To our Vendors, thank you for providing unique and quality products for all to enjoy.
To our Performers, thank you for all the amazing and fun-filled steampunk performances.
To our Exhibitors, thank you for your time and efforts to display your passions.
To our Volunteers, thank you for your dedication and endurance.
To our Attendees, thank you for your patronage! We hope to see you again next year!
To everyone who made this possible, from the depths of our hearts, from the core of soul, thank you for helping make this a truly awesome experience.
If you're coming to the Watch City Steampunk Festival from outside Watch City, there are excellent travel options that don't require driving!
CLICK HERE for MBTA options, both bus and Commuter Rail. The Commuter Rail is a FANTASTIC option because it stops right on the Festival Grounds at Carter and Moody Street!
And... We have our own shuttle service from the Alewife terminus of the subway Red Line! CLICK HERE and scroll down on the page to learn about it and view the schedule.
We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!
The Festival is ON!
SEE YOU AT THE WATCH CITY STEAMPUNK FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, MAY 7th!!!
- The Organizing Committee of the Watch City Steampunk Festival
A GREAT BIG WATCH CITY THANK YOU to Festival Sponsor the Park Lodge Hotel Group for providing Festival attendees once again with discounted lodging at the Waltham Marriott Courtyard and the Waltham Holiday Inn Express!
Discounted rooms are available on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, May 6th, 7th, and 8th.
BOOK QUICKLY! These discounted rates are good only until Friday, April 22 2016!
CLICK HERE to reserve at the Marriott Courtyard. - If you prefer to call, dial 866-296-2285. To get the preferred rate, mention the event: Watch City Steampunk Festival.
CLICK HERE to reserve at the Holiday Inn Express. If you prefer to call, dial 877-213-6796. To get the preferred rate, mention the event: Watch City Steampunk Festival.
Again, don't delay! The cut-off date is Friday, April 22!
The Watch City Friday Evening Gala returns with full force! Come help us celebrate "Watch City Eve" with another fantastic party at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation!
This year be thrilled by by the music of This Way to the Egress, be enchanted by burlesque acts by The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts and HP Loveshaft, be amused by New Jersey's own "Karnevil", and the swinging sounds of DJ Just Jam! All hosted by the festival's favorite mortal enemies, Solomon Sedgewick and Captain Edward von Arkham.
Doors open at 7pm and the party goes until 11pm.
Tickets $30, available at the door or in advance through Eventbrite. Admission is limited!
18 to enter, 21+ for access to our Wine, Beer, and Cider Bar! Don’t drink? Not old enough? NO PROBLEM! Water and soft drinks are free for all! All while having fabulous appetizers and munchies provided by Brelundi!
Tickets are NOW available on-line for the
We're throwing an amazing party where everyone is encouraged to free themselves in a “chaotic world of motion”. The evening's entertainment will include a musical performance by Platform One! And proceeds go to benefit the 2016 Watch City Steampunk Festival and the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation.
This is an 18+ event
Tickets are $15 to enter or $25 enter and to drink at our Wine, Beer, and Cider Bar ( 21+ ID required ) .
Don’t drink? Not old enough? NO PROBLEM! Water and soft drinks are free for all!
Thank you to the multitude of applications provided for vending and performing! Everyone should be notified of their application status by February 15. Accepted entities will be showcased here on our website in the coming weeks.
For those still interested, we are accepting applications for our wait-lists for performers and vendors.
Do you want to perform? Do you want to give a lecture? Do you want to vend? Don't wait to signup: do it today! Application links are live on the site, so feel free to check them out. Also coming soon: applications for volunteering! Check back in a few weeks for more details or catch us at Arisia! We're still working out the details of our Arisia presence, but we will be in attendance at the very least.
It's official: The 2016 Watch City Steampunk Festival will be Saturday, May 7, 2016 (Rain Date May 8th, so keep that open on your calendar, too!). As with past years, the Festival will be centered on Waltham Common but with a footprint that extends down some of Watch City's surrounding streets to make for a bona fide Watch City Festival! - We the organizers (very much the same core team as 2015) are very much looking forward to putting on a great Festival with you all again in 2016!
Below you'll find links to the online videos we know about of the 2015 Watch City Steampunk Festival.
Please contact us about others that you're aware of; we'd love to add them to this list!
All of the following are on YouTube:
- From Adrian Wang - short form
- From mitsu13gman - short form
- From the Center for Digital Arts (CDA) - short form
- From Paolo Teixera - long form