18th August 2018
Steampunk Tasmania had their first Festival in 2016 in with many Steampunkers travelling from all over the State and Interstate to attend the event. The 2017 Steampunk Festival was held in George Town on the 24th June and was bigger and better than expected. The highlight of the 2017 Festival was the Guiness World Record Attempt, to revisit all of the action from the day, watch the videos below.
Utility Kinetic Insect (UKI)
Stand by to be wowed in 2018! Steampunk Tasmania is bringing Utility Kinetic Insect - UKI - to George Town. She's a magnificent mutant kinetic insect created by Melbourne sculptor, Callan Morgan and the Make Mob team. UKI featured at White Night, Melbourne 2018, and Burning Man, Nevada in 2017. She is a mechanical giant, beautifully articulated, who gracefully moves and glows with light and music. Catch a glimpse of UKI here
Maurice's Symphony - A Steampunk FIlm
Steampunk Tasmania Festival 2018 is also excited to announce another first - screenings of Australia's own steampunk film, created in South Australia. Maurice's Symphony is a sensitive tale of a deaf factory worker who is harassed and bullied, but through the actions of others, has his hearing restored.
STEAMPIRE GAMES OF REALM 25 – The Metachromic Confabulum
Lift your skirts, loosen your jackets and have fun participating in the Inaugural Steampire Games of Realm 25. You can enter on the day, although if you would like to take the challenge of Tea Dueling or Tea Pot Racing, we invite you to pre-enter here to help us with logistics.
You can choose your favourite or just have a go at all, and challenge for the honour of the first to take the Steampire Games Grand Champion trophy!
Entry is free, and events are scheduled throughout the day beginning at 11.15 with the Three Legged Race and Parasol Dueling, then at 12.15 Splendid Teapot Racing, Tea Dueling and Compliment Dueling, followed at 2.45 with Cog Tossing and Cog and Spanner races.
Cogsmob Flashmob Dance
This year there will be a live performance of the Cogsmob Flashmob Dance. be apart of this, learn the steps and be ready for the call to action. View here to learn the steps:
Steampunk Grand Fashion Parade
And of course, we will be holding our Grand Fashion Parade of Steampunk . The Parade is open to ladies, gentlemen and children, and entrants will be judged on demonstrated skill in artistic interpretation of the Steampunk genre, and one’s creative recycling, re-using and re-purposing of ‘stuff’. This was very popular last year, so we've increased the stakes!! We have four celebrity judges and cash prizes!
Steampunk fashion is a huge part of the genre, it allows individuals to show a creative flare in form of style. If you are after some outfit inspiration for the Grand Fashion Parade in George Town Tasmania, here are some ideas for you.
It's a day for the whole family!
Designated areas for smoking apply at Steampunk Tasmania Festival 2018.
You can find out more about the above events here.
YOU can Also expect to see at Steampunk Festival:
- Live Music
- Steampunk artisans
- Delicious food from local vendors
- Amazing Steampunk Costumes
- Mad Hatters Tea Party
- Ben Miller Street Art
- Puppet Show
- Penny Farthings
- Face Painting and glitter tattoos
- Bruce Trapps Steampunked instruments
- Model Steam Machines
Book your tickets here!
Total Event Experience
This ticket includes access to all of the Steampunk Festival from 11am and also includes a pass to the annual Steampunk Night Sailing heading into the night! Only $30.
Steampunk Nights Sailing
Buy your tickets for the biggest event of the year! On the 18th August at 5.30 pm the annual Steampunk Night Sailing party will be held, adult tickets are $20 a head. Dance the evening away with UKI - Melbourne's Utility Kinetic Insect. UKI appeared at White Night and wowed the crowd with her awe inspiring and beautiful light and movement. Check out her story on Facebook at Utility Kinetic Insect.