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.

The atmosphere has been heated this week between the Mayor’s palace office and the Queen’s council.

Since Mayor Baron von Lahey came out in opposition to Queen Mercy’s proposal to redesign Watch City’s power grid last week, the two have been engaged in heated talks to reach a compromise. Whilst no statement was released regarding the progress of these talks, it has been the assumption among the public that they have not been going well. A live tiger shark was seen flying out of the window of City Hall on thursday afternoon, and on Friday Queen Mercy was seen storming out of the building in what experts are calling “an angry huff”.

The Queen’s council released a statement that further talks were proposed, but the Baron refused to come in on a Saturday. Yesterday, the Queen’s council issued an official statement saying that a compromise could not be reached with the Mayor’s office. Because city ordinance states that any major alteration to the city’s infrastructure must be ratified by both the Queen and the Mayor, the power grid’s redesign will be left to a public vote.

The public will have a choice of vote between Queen Mercy’s Tesla Tower redesign developed by Captain Edward Von Arkham and Dr. David McMoran Wilson, and Mayor von Lahey’s superconductor pickle redesign developed by Solomon Sedgwick.

The vote is set for May 9th.

Her Majesty included in her press statement: “It is the people’s future we are building, we shall build it as they see fit. The people of Watch City will not be duped by the empty promises of a charlatan.”

The Baron responded with the statement: “This means war! Where is my Turkish delight?”