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.

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The Foggy Goggle:  The Newsletter of the Watch City Steampunk Festival™

October, 2017

Welcome everyone! We hope you all enjoyed the 2017 Watch City Steampunk Festival. This newsletter will be published irregularly to keep you up to date on important news about next year’s event. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 12th, 2018!

Vendor and Performer Applications for the 2018 Festival

Applications to be a vendor or performer at the 2018 Festival will open on November 1st! Watch our website and social media accounts for more information.

All applications will be due by the end of January. For more information you can email vendors@watchcityfestival.com or performers@watchcityfestival.com with questions.

We’ve Been Out and About

Waltham Day on the City Common

Waltham Day on the City Common

The Watch City Steampunk Festival had a promotional table at two local events in Waltham, Riverfest and Waltham Day. We had a lot of people stop in to say hello and tell us how much they enjoy the Festival.

We’ve also made some sales of t-shirts and other swag, all of which goes to our budget and helps keep the Festival free of charge.

 

 

We also visited Boston Comic Con! Several steampunk groups shared a booth and participated in convention programming: The Watch City Steampunk Festival, The Jewelry City Steampunk Festival, The Gate City Steampunk Festival, Splendid Teapot Racing Massachusetts, Gartisan Works, The Red Fork Empire, and The Citizens of Antiford.

We are very pleased to see the local groups coming together!

Boston ComicCon 2017, along with fellow members of "Steampunks of New England"

Boston ComicCon 2017, along with fellow members of "Steampunks of New England"

Other Events You’ll Find Us At

Come down to the Jewelry City Steampunk Festival in Attleboro, MA, on October 28th! This free festival is a new entry to the local scene. We will have a table there, and we will be selling raffle tickets for an awesome “Steampunk Maker’s Basket” with fabric, leather, cogs, crafty bits, and the very finest in steampunk junk to play with, plus a copy of “1000 Steampunk Creations” by Dr. Grymm! https://jewelrycitysteampunk.com/

You’ll find us again at The Dickens Holiday Festival at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation in Waltham on Sunday, December 10th. This event features holiday entertainment and a variety of vendors just in time for you to find that unique gift. https://www.facebook.com/DickensHolidayFestival/

And Now For Something Steampunk

Cabinet of Curiosities: A collection of objects representing relics and souvenirs of events, persons of note, and natural (and unnatural) history.

The following item has recently been entered into Watch City’s own Cabinet of Curiosities collection: a piece of tentacle from the dreaded kraken Leviatha, whose attacks on Watch City a year and a half ago were devastating to the populace.

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Some Words of… Wisdom?

"Squid Shoes!"

- Captain Edward Von Arkham

Steam on!

The Watch City Steampunk Festival is a project of the Downtown Waltham Partnership

 

Website: https://www.watchcityfestival.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WatchCitySteampunkFestival

Instagram: http://instagram.com/watchcityfestival

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WatchCityFest

Voice Mail: (781) 499-2824

 

Copyright 2017 Watch City Steampunk Festival

 

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The Foggy Goggle:  The Newsletter of the Watch City Steampunk Festival™

July, 2017

Welcome everyone! We hope you all enjoyed the 2017 Watch City Steampunk Festival. This newsletter will be published irregularly to keep you up to date on important news about next year’s event.

Date for the 2018 Festival Set

Our date for next year’s event has been announced! Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 12th, 2018. If you are a vendor or performer interested in the 2018 event, we have not yet opened up the application process, but you can email vendors@watchcityfestival.com or performers@watchcityfestival.com with questions or to be notified when more information is available.

Other Events Where You’ll Find Us

Representatives from Watch City will be making appearances at local events to raise awareness of our festival, and in some cases to raise funds as well! Here’s where you will find us:

·       Boston Comic Con, August 11-13. This event will feature a first-time collaboration between multiple local steampunk groups to bring you programming: The Watch City Steampunk Festival, The Jewelry City Steampunk Festival, The Gate City Steampunk Festival, Splendid Teapot Racing Massachusetts, Gartisan Works, The Red Fork Empire, and The Citizens of Antiford. http://bostoncomiccon.com/

·       Waltham Day, September 16th. We’ll have a fundraising table at this celebration of all things Waltham. https://www.facebook.com/CityofWaltham/

·       Jewelry City Steampunk Festival, Attleboro, MA, October 28th. This free festival is a new entry to the local scene and we wish them well! Come find us at our fundraising table. https://jewelrycitysteampunk.com/

·       The Dickens Holiday Festival, December 10th. This festive event returns to the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation just in time for you to find that unique gift (which just might be a 2017 Watch City Steampunk Festival t-shirt, yes?). https://www.facebook.com/DickensHolidayFestival/

And Now For Something Steampunk

Cabinet of Curiosities: A collection of objects representing relics and souvenirs of events, persons of note, and natural (and unnatural) history.

The following item has recently been entered into Watch City’s own Cabinet of Curiosities Collection: a fragment of the wrappings from the (simulated) mummy Nanefer-ka-ptah of the 19th dynasty, unwrapped at the 2017 festival courtesy of the Boston University Cabinet of Ancient Wonders.

Some Words of… Wisdom?

"Bunked. Sheveled. Couth. These things have no meaning unless they are not what they are. Food for thought!"

- Captain Edward Von Arkham

Steam on!