Dieselpunks.org | April 19, 2012
There is a good chance you have heard about this already, but in case you have not: The European Steampunks, Dieselpunks, Clockpunks and whatever other shades are available are planning a major event in September.
More info available here and behind the next link.
In order to get some initial funding, a project was set up on IndieGoGo.
The fundraiser for the European Steampunk Convention (that is the name of the event) has just over two weeks left to go and the road is still long.
In all honesty, the original target is too high, but we rather aimed high since we did not know how expensive clubs and bands would be. But we did not overestimate the amount we need that much. As the situation is at the moment, paying for the fundraiser goodies will eat up most of the money we have collected, leaving us with little to actually support the convention.
In essence, the fundraiser fails.
Although the convention will still happen, it will be less well connected as originally planned and fewer things will happen.
As of me writing this, there will be major events in or near Madrid, Luxembourg, Vienna, Prague and Moscow. Further, number of events of various sizes (some of them may well be major as well) will happen from Scandinavia to the Adriatic Sea.
We need to be able to connect them via the internet, and we need equipment for making a documentary about it. Yes, the story of the convention will be told!
Since a lot of things will be going on online, everyone around the world can join in and watch those parties and concerts which have streaming equipment. Yes, even if you are sitting somewhere near Bismarck in North Dakota, in the Australian Outback or the New Hebrides, you can be part of this event.
As long as you are online, you can be part of the European Steampunk Convention.