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July 30th, 2018 by Cherry

You may call it Larping or fun fairy style but I call it Cosplay so am all in for the upcoming 8th Annual San Jose Renaissance Faire and Fantasy Fest Downtown, San Jose, August 4-5, 2018. You can dress up as your own version of Snow White, Belle, Fairy Godmothers, Fay, gods of Valhalla, trolls and meet dragons all in Downtown San Jose this weekend (August 4-5, 2018) for a fun fantasy time. The fun weekend is welcoming to people of all ages but pets aren’t able to attend <wah> but for my NoCal friends hold have a blast with sights and sounds of the fantasy dreamworld come to life. The festival of imagination will be at Discovery Meadow Park that is a blending of historic fact, myth and popular fantasy. Be the knight, princess, king, queen, fairy, elf, pirate, villain, hero/heroine and just a happy dragon that is within! The San Jose Renaissance Faire and Fantasy Fest will include educational shows, performances, demos, costume contests, games and Artists and authors of the fantasy world will be attending. You can also enjoy shopping with delicious food, fantastical fashion, jewelry, swords, leather corsets, masks and many more handmade crafts that can be used to create the fantasy style of your dreams (it’s also a great opportunity to purchase items for cosplay and steampunk). Have your fortune told, rekindle your love by Sleeping Beauty’s coffin or help Hansel and Gretel find their way home. Hold court with princesses, untangle Rapunzel’s locks and play a game of wits with Rumpelstiltskin.  Swap tales with the pirates or listen to bards telling stories of battles and adventures of the netherworld.

Visitors need not dress the part or be fluent in the Elfish tongue, but period costumes always add to the magic and make it more fun to play. All are welcome!

“The blend of history and fantasy provides a welcome distraction from the doldrums of mundane and San Jose is a magnificent background for this terrific production. We are creating a world steeped in history and fairy tale alike; fantastic, far-away places; and the symbolism and ideology of magic fit for the whole family,” said Marta Miernik, CEO of Renaissance Productions and Producer of the San Jose Fantasy Faire. “The event is a rare must-see for families, bringing adults and kids together, each in turn will find something that will appeal to them in this production.”
INTERNATIONAL JOUSTING CHAMPS STRUT THEIR STUFF ON THE FIELD OF GLORY KOM

Image result for Charlie Andrews, currently the reigning World's Heavy Armor Jousting ChampionKnights of Mayhem will entertain with award winning jousting. Charlie Andrews, currently the reigning World’s Heavy Armor Jousting Champion brings with him competitors who will challenge him in the lyst. Join us for some hardest hitting jousting you’ll ever see! These amazing athletes will showcase the best of their Renaissance Sport with a blend of historical show and hardcore jousting.

Gates will open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. The cost of admission is $16.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors, military, anyone with a library card and those ages 13-17, $8 for children 6-12. Kids under 6 are FREE
Costumes are welcome, This is a fun event for the whole family. Open Rain or Shine. Please leave your pets at home. For more info on the even please visit www.sanjosefaire.com
Buy tickets now on eventbrite

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December 22nd, 2017 by Cherry

Can I welcome Warner Bros. Home Entertainment to my adopted hometown of Washington, D.C. for the will present the World Premiere of “Batman: Gotham By Gaslight” on January 12, 2018

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is having an epic “DC in D.C.” event weekend starting Friday, January 12th at the Newseum Museum with the world premier screening and Q&A with members of the cast, director and executive producers. This film puts the ‘after hours’ in this Dark Knight animated film by it being an 18+ screening so it’s not your Saturday morning cartoon Batman!

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment is going steampunk with the Dark Knight trying to end the terror of Jack the Ripper in Gotham City inspired by the one-shot Elseworlds tale by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola. The all new animated film will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on January 23, 2018, on Digital and February 6, 2018, on Blu-ray and DVD.

Fans can acquire free tickets to the premiere via the EventBrite page for 18+

Fans can acquire free tickets to the premiere via the EventBrite page for 18+

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12 — NEWSEUM — 6:30-9:15pm
BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT — WORLD PREMIERE 
The premiere event is for mature audiences 18 years of age or older. The evening will kick off with a cocktail reception prior to the screening — which will be followed with a Q&A session with the film’s voice cast and producers.

Inspired by the landmark one-shot Elseworlds tale by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’s continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham’s technological advances, there is a killer loose in the city’s darkest shadows. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon (Scott Patterson – Gilmore Girls) tries to calm the fears of Gotham’s citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper, the masked vigilante Batman (Bruce Greenwood – American Crime Story) indulges in his own detective work — with the help of confident, capable Selina Kyle (Jennifer Carpenter – Dexter) — to stop the Ripper’s murderous spree. Witness a world in flames as the notorious serial killer’s controlled savagery meets the calculated stealth of the Dark Knight.

The voice cast also features Anthony Head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Merlin) as Alfred Pennyworth, Yuri Lowenthal (Batman Unlimited, Young Justice) as Harvey Dent, John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) as Chief Bullock, William Salyers (Batman vs. Two-Face) as Hugo Strange, and Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls) as Sister Leslie. The cast includes notable voice actors Tara Strong, Bob Joles, David Forseth, Chris Cox, Lincoln Melcher and Kari Wuhrer.
Producer Sam Liu (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract) also directs Batman: Gotham By Gaslight from a script by Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox). Alan Burnett is co-producer. Executive Producers are Sam Register and Bruce Timm (Batman: The Killing Joke). Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are executive producers.

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April 21st, 2016 by Cherry

Well I’m a geek and do consider myself pretty stylish. I strongly suspect her friend feels comfortable in her style and isn’t sure on how to incorporate geek style into average daily life and is likely not a great shopper in general so has her favorite outfits that she wears all the time. As much as I love steampunk most of it isn’t appropriate to wear to the average office. So I disagree with Mallory on how to deal with her friend who doesn’t dress appropriately for various situations. I recommend a couple of options.

 

Casual fashion intervention

The first one is take her shopping with you and while at the store pick out some items she can add to her wardrobe that would look nice. ‘Oh this would look SOO cute on you try it on’. Now if she’s resistant to shopping or going to the mall than that might be an issue as to why she has a few outfits that she’s likely gotten at a convention or from a geek site.

 

Cosplay at work

The second is that I love your style but that it’s not work appropriate so it’s standing between you and success aka more money to be able to fund her geek lifestyle. Going to cons and buying stuff is expensive so money is appealing. If she wants to wear her cosplay at work she’ll have to change it up a bit and do more of the steampunk suits (menswear style) or if she’s in a business casual office a jacket over the t-shirts or simple skirt or pants and just use what management wears as a jumping off point to style more in her comfort zone.

 

I suspect your friend needs a big push not a nudge to start to incorporate her geek style into a wardrobe that will fit in a variety of situations from work, to dating, to formal events and just socializing with friends. Since you can wear a Star Wars style dress to a wedding (as long as it’s not Princess Leia’s white gown) that would look great. I love the dress but it was a simple draped grecian gown. I’ve always found that a lot of people look at fashion and clothes as modern armor that protects them and she’s found what she likes and just needs some help with figuring out how to incorporate her style.

Not everyone is a born shopper or enjoys going to the mall and if you do please give your friend a hand with navigating ‘grown up’ fashion.

 

 

Dear Prudence
My roommate is a beautiful soul. Her wardrobe, not so much. She wears cheap, often tacky dresses (most of them with a “geeky” theme like Star WarsDr. Who, etc) all the time. Many of them are full-length ball gowns with petticoats underneath. Her employers appreciate her hard work and dedication, but I’ve noticed they never take her very seriously and she’s never been put in charge of the department she was trained to take over. I adore her geekiness and think style is personal and subjective, but I know not everyone else sees it that way. Her last boyfriend ended things after she wore an R2-D2 gown to his sister’s black-tie wedding, even after he begged to buy her a new dress. She rarely gets a second date. I have tried getting her to try on other clothes, but she seems uninterested. I think it’s entirely possible the outfits are a shield for her insecurity. I believe there is someone out there who will love her the way she is, but part of me wonders whether it’s time to sit her down and be honest because it’s holding her back professionally and romantically and she doesn’t seem to understand why. I’m worried I’ll lose my friend. Should I butt out or speak up?

—Say No to the Dresses

I know my answer should be something about how your roommate has the right to be her geekiest and most authentic self at all times, but I agree that floor-length Dr. Who–themed gowns are not always the appropriate choice for weddings or the workplace. That said, I’m not sure you’re best situated to talk to her about her fashion sense. You say her last boyfriend ended things because of what she wore to a wedding, so presumably she’s aware that her sartorial choices are off-putting to some—I don’t know what you could say to her that’s more effective than “You wore an R2-D2–themed dress, so we’re breaking up.” When it comes to work, your theory that her clothes are keeping her from being named director of her department is just that: a theory. You’ve already tried encouraging her to try other outfits and she’s refused to take the bait. It’s up to her employers to say something if they want her to dress differently at work, and it’s up to your roommate to find romantic partners who like her style. Despite your claim to love her sci-fi bent, I suspect you don’t like (and are perhaps embarrassed by) your roommate’s clothes and are looking for a justifiable excuse to call an intervention. You don’t have one.

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May 2nd, 2014 by Cherry

 

Gaslight Gathering 4 will be held on May 2-4, 2014 at the Town & Country Hotel in San Diego, California. Guests of Honor include the world-famous Professor Elemental, Cherie Priest, Ramona Szczerba and Dan Benedict.

 

GASLIGHT TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

To welcome our many out of town guests to Gaslight Gathering 4, this year we will be hosting a very special tour of San Diego on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Visit the Hotel Del Coronado! Have lunch in Old Town! Take a walk through Balboa Park and visit a museum or two! Last stop will be in San Diego’s Downtown Gaslamp Quarter!
Reservations will be required.

This is a perfect opportunity to get to know your fellow Steampunks and special guests the day before the convention! To make your reservation, please email our San Diego By Gaslight Host by clicking on this email address sandiegobygaslight@gmail.com

War of the Worlds.Art.GTsw

Prepare yourselves to swing the night away at Gaslight Gathering 4! This year our theme is War of the Worlds, taken from HG Wells 1898 novel on the Martian invasion of Earth. Come in your very best military and air-raid ready finery! All Martians and other alien races are welcome! You must have a Saturday or Weekend ticket to attend this event! See you there!!!
Gaslight Gathering 4 is incredibly excited to announce that Girl Genius creators – the Hugo Award winning artist and writer team – Phil and Kaja Foglio will be returning for Gaslight Gathering 4! All hail Agatha Heterodyne!

 

At the door weekend tickets pricese will be $60 for adults and $30 for Educators(w/ID), Military (w/ID), Seniors (55+), Students(w/ID), and Young Adults (13-17). Save money by buying your ticket today!
 

 

One Day Tickets prices are all follows and will be available April 1.
Friday only tickets will be $20.
Saturday only tickets will be $35.
Sunday only tickets will be $10.
VIP WEEKEND TICKET = $150

1st Class (VIP) Tickets include: One ticket to the Friday Night Concert featuring Professor Elemental, one Ticketed Tea event (for either Saturday or Sunday Tea), a new 1st Class Lounge with dedicated Concierge staff, coat & package storage, early reservations for Demonstrations & Workshops, a free Gaslight 4 Limited Edition t-shirt and print, plus many other unique gifts and perks we are creating to thank you for supporting Gaslight Gathering 4! **Only 50 tickets are available.

ADULT WEEKEND TICKET = $50

Adult Weekend Tickets include: access to all three days of the  convention including – the Grand Merchant Bizarre, Art Salon, panels, Hospitality Suite, Observation & Gaming Lounge and all other activities. This ticket does not include any special ticketed events.

DISCOUNT WEEKEND TICKET = $25

ONLY FOR EDUCATORS, MILITARY, SENIORS (55+), STUDENTS, & YOUNG ADULTS (13-17 years)

These Discount Weekend Tickets are only for the following qualified individuals: Educators with current school IDs; active Military, veterans, and their eligible dependents with proper identification; Seniors who are 55 years and older with ID; Students of higher education with current student IDs; and Young Adults between the ages of 13-17. **These tickets include access to all three days of the convention including – the Grand Merchant Bizarre, Art Salon, all Programming and presentations, Hospitality Suite, the Lounge, and all other activities. This ticket does not include any special ticketed events. Discount tickets do not include access to any special ticketed events.

**Children 12 and under are free to attend with a paid adult.

Gaslight Gathering is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that does business under the California Association for the Advancement of Speculative Media, Inc. – A California Corporation.

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March 19th, 2014 by Cherry

Displaying New.Gaslight-Logo.jpgI got introduced to the Gaslight Gathering Convention when they had a table at last year’s Stan Lee’s Comikaze where I did a brief interview (link on YouTube) about the fun steampunk convention.  It’s a great way to be introduced to the Steampunk lifestyle since she’s such a friendly welcoming person that is accepting of everyone.  I know as someone who LOVES conventions but hasn’t tried cosplay I think this is the event that might get me all decked out with somewhere to go.  I love fashion, the Victorian Era style (VERY complimentary for plus size ladies) and that the men are sooo dashing spats so sexy!  Also that I’m a big lover of San Diego!  It’s especially welcoming since SDCC can be overwhelmed with the sheer mob of all the attendees and that it’s so spread out.

gas038xThe event also has Victorian Tea perfect event for anyone of all ages.  It’s the perfect opportunity to be transported in time especially those with fancy dolls .. American Doll girls I’m talking to YOU..well parents and grandparents who will PAY for the ticket <snicker>), the opportunity to attend the ball (I LOVE dancing) and a

Gaslight fashion show by Lauren

tour of the Gaslamp District!!!  What’s not to love especially since the hotel is offering a great deal for attendees!    So let’s head down to San Diego and explore our Steampunk Side!  If you’re unsure of what it takes make sure you go to Gaslight Gathering where they have photos of previous attendees as well as follow their Facebook page for outfit ideas!

 

Gaslight Gathering 4 will be held on May 2-4, 2014 at the Town & Country Hotel in San Diego, California. Guests of Honor include the world-famous Professor Elemental, Cherie Priest, Ramona Szczerba and Dan Benedict.

 

GASLIGHT TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

 

To welcome our many out of town guests to Gaslight Gathering 4, this year we will be hosting a very special tour of San Diego on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Visit the Hotel Del Coronado! Have lunch in Old Town! Take a walk through Balboa Park and visit a museum or two! Last stop will be in San Diego’s Downtown Gaslamp Quarter!
Reservations will be required.

This is a perfect opportunity to get to know your fellow Steampunks and special guests the day before the convention! To make your reservation, please email our San Diego By Gaslight Host by clicking on this email address sandiegobygaslight@gmail.com

War of the Worlds.Art.GTsw

Prepare yourselves to swing the night away at Gaslight Gathering 4! This year our theme is War of the Worlds, taken from HG Wells 1898 novel on the Martian invasion of Earth. Come in your very best military and air-raid ready finery! All Martians and other alien races are welcome! You must have a Saturday or Weekend ticket to attend this event! See you there!!!
Gaslight Gathering 4 is incredibly excited to announce that Girl Genius creators – the Hugo Award winning artist and writer team – Phil and Kaja Foglio will be returning for Gaslight Gathering 4! All hail Agatha Heterodyne!

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At the door weekend tickets prices will be $60 for adults and $30 for Educators(w/ID), Military (w/ID), Seniors (55+), Students(w/ID), and Young Adults (13-17). Save money by buying your ticket today!
 

One Day Tickets prices are all follows and will be available April 1.

Friday only tickets will be $20.
Saturday only tickets will be $35.
Sunday only tickets will be $10.
VIP WEEKEND TICKET = $150

1st Class (VIP) Tickets include: One ticket to the Friday Night Concert featuring Professor Elemental, one Ticketed Tea event (for either Saturday or Sunday Tea), a new 1st Class Lounge with dedicated Concierge staff, coat & package storage, early reservations for Demonstrations & Workshops, a free Gaslight 4 Limited Edition t-shirt and print, plus many other unique gifts and perks we are creating to thank you for supporting Gaslight Gathering 4! **Only 50 tickets are available.

ADULT WEEKEND TICKET = $50

Adult Weekend Tickets include: access to all three days of the  convention including – the Grand Merchant Bizarre, Art Salon, panels, Hospitality Suite, Observation & Gaming Lounge and all other activities. This ticket does not include any special ticketed events.

DISCOUNT WEEKEND TICKET = $25

ONLY FOR EDUCATORS, MILITARY, SENIORS (55+), STUDENTS, & YOUNG ADULTS (13-17 years)

These Discount Weekend Tickets are only for the following qualified individuals: Educators with current school IDs; active Military, veterans, and their eligible dependents with proper identification; Seniors who are 55 years and older with ID; Students of higher education with current student IDs; and Young Adults between the ages of 13-17. **These tickets include access to all three days of the convention including – the Grand Merchant Bizarre, Art Salon, all Programming and presentations, Hospitality Suite, the Lounge, and all other activities. This ticket does not include any special ticketed events. Discount tickets do not include access to any special ticketed events.

**Children 12 and under are free to attend with a paid adult.

Gaslight Gathering is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that does business under the California Association for the Advancement of Speculative Media, Inc. – A California Corporation.

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March 15th, 2014 by Cherry

The Art of the TARDIS at Clockwork Couture

“I go zooming around space and time, saving planets, fighting monsters, and being, well, let’s be honest, pretty sort of marvelous.” Doctor Who

Can’t get enough “Wibbly Wobbly, Timey, Wimey…Stuff?”

Calling all Whovians to “The Art of the TARDIS” at Clockwork Couture on Saturday, March 15th from 12-6 at 707 S. Main Street in Burbank.

Time Lords, Daleks, Weeping Angels, …Raxacoricofallapatorius, …flaunt your knowledge of the Whoniverse or simply have a cuppa and shop for handmade items created by local craftspeople.

Over 25 vendors will offer their unique Doctor Who-themed wares, plus food trucks and the music of Awesome City Limits will gather outside L.A.’s finest Steampunk shop. This free, family-friendly event offers coloring pages for the littlest Who fans and a costume contest with Whoriffic prizes. Grab your favorite scarf, bow tie or Sonic Screwdriver and have your photo snapped in a full-size TARDIS. Fun for your inner Gallifreyan.

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