Watch City Steampunk Festival

Centered on Waltham’s beautiful Common at the corner of Main and Moody Streets, the Watch City Steampunk Festival is the great outdoor festival of the Steampunk genre—a cultural and social movement melding elements of Victorian-era history and fashion with retro-futuristic technology.

Watch City 2015 will featuring a broad array of theatrical and musical performers as well as clothing, jewelry, art, and food vendors. The Festival is will also include kids programming, making this most definitely a family friendly event, as well.


Things are heating up in the campaign to redesign Watch City’s power grid.

Tuesday saw an astonishing demonstration of Von Arkham and Wilson’s Tesla Tower system advocated by Queen Mercy Roulette. The demonstration took place simultaneously at the Watch Factory and the Museum of Industry & Innovation on opposite sides of the Charles River. An array of lightbulbs were planted in the ground near the Museum, and were successfully and wirelessly illuminated by Captain Von Arkham’s magnifying transmitter at the Watch Factory. Then another set of bulbs were planted outside the Watch Factory, and were illuminated by Dr. Wilson’s transmitter at the Museum.

The audiences gathered at both venues responded with exuberant applause,                              apart from one unidentified person in the Watch Factory crowd who tossed a jar of pickles         at the coil. It has not been confirmed that the vandal, who fled the crowd after tossing the jar, has not been confirmed as being affiliated with the Mayor’s office, but Captain Von Arkham issued a statement inferring that the incident was a deliberate sabotage attempt by Baron Von Lahey. “His excellency the Mayor seems to have mistaken my highly advanced technological marvel as a club sandwich.” stated Von Arkham, “A Tesla Transmitter has no need of garnish.”

  Not your average pickle!!!

Not your average pickle!!!

The Baron, in response to this accusation stated: “I have no need to sabotage this so-called ‘transmitter’—it is nothing but an elaborate ruse! Those lightbulbs were surely connected to outlets hidden in the ground. You can't just shoot electricity from one place to another without wires, it’s not a thing!”