Want to share your passion, enthusiasm, and costume work with others? What better way than by presenting at your local (or not to local) convention?
While most conventions take place in the Spring and Summer, most are starting to put their calendars together now. Booking special guests, musicians, artisans, and speakers takes time- so the sooner the better in most cases. Bellow I’ve compiled a list of active cons deep in the planning stages for their 2017 event. Did I miss your favorite? Send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll add it!
The First-Ever Edwardian Ball New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana March 25, 2017 http://www.edwardianball.com/
While not technically a convention, The Edwardian Ball is an elegant and whimsical celebration of art, music, theatre, fashion, technology, circus, and the beloved creations of the late, great author and illustrator Edward Gorey.
Steampunk World’s Fair
Piscataway, NJ May 5-7 http://steampunkworldsfair.com/
February 15th, 2017 is their deadline for panel applications http://steampunkworldsfair.com/applications/programming-application/
Delavan, WI March 10-12 http://www.genevasteam.com/
February 17th is their deadline for their final few panel spots. They are specifically looking for maker themed events.
Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention
Tuscon, AZ March 3-5 https://www.wildwestcon.com/
This is one of the few animal friendly conventions. They don’t have a posted deadline for volunteer/panel applications, BUT they have listed their musical guests: The Cog is Dead!
The Polar Emporium of Supernatural Oddities
Anchorage, AK April 15-16 http://www.alaskasteamposium.com/
Visit with Gail Carriger in the frigid north! Past years panels included 19th Century Sexuality & Sensuality, Introductory Leatherwork, and Creating Worlds Through Words. They have no posted deadline for applications.
I’m also including links to conventions that don’t have 2017 dates listed yet.
TeslaCon, Wisconsin, http://www.teslacon.com/
Steamposim, Seattle, http://seattle-steamposium.com/