Thursday, July 12
*10:00am-11:00am The Witty Women of Steampunk— The Victorian era was one marked by constraints on behavior, morals and bosoms. When you add a bit of sci-fi to the mix, however, those corset laces begin to loosen. The steampunk genre has allowed a new wave of female creators and personalities to explore how liberating, sexy, and adventurous the age of steam can be. Robin Blackburn (The League of S.T.E.A.M.), Anina Bennett (Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel), Gail Carriger (The Parasol Protectorate Series), Kaja Foglio (Girl Genius), Robin Thorsen (The Guild), and moderator Dina “Lady Steam” Kampmeyer (Steampunk LA) discuss literature, fashion, romance, adventure, and more. Room 5AB
Friday, July 13
*6:30pm-7:30pm Arcana Comics— Get a sneak peek of The Clockwork Girl, featuring the voice talents of Jesse McCartney, Alexa Vega, Carrie Anne Moss and others, and Arcana’s new imprint, Steampunk Originals, featuring the most unique steampunk tales around, Arcana is set to explode into the steampunk world. Find out about other special projects, including a new line of books with the one and only Gene Simmons, featuring the return of Zipper, Dominatrix, and Gene Simmons’ House of Horror. Learn more about the ArcanaBenderspink line, being developed with the production company behind The Hangover and The Butterfly Effect. Sneak peeks, special guests, and free comics and posters-don’t miss out! Room 26AB
*8:00pm-12am: Chrononaut Presents: The 2nd League of Temporal Adventurers Society Gala
On the auspicious date of Friday July 13th from eight in the evening until midnight. The evening features the extraordinary Victorian synthpunk of Unextraordinary Gentlemen, and sad (but beautiful!) songs played on a toy piano, sung by Miss Eliza Rickman. Professor J. S. Greyshade will return to the stage and gramophone as MC and DJ. Inclusive of ones ticket are admission to Steampunk the Exhibit, the museum’s exceptional display of conveyances, gadgets and gizmos, delectable light fare and non-intoxicating beverages. For those wishing to imbibe, exceptional ales and the finest wines known to humanity will be available for purchase.
All ages welcome at the San Diego Automotive Museum, 2080 Pan America Plaza, Balboa Park
$15 in advance/$20 at the door – tickets available at http://sdautomuseum.org/
Saturday, July 14
*12:00pm-1:00pm: Annual Steampunk Meetup
You’ll find the group outside of the convention center on the Mezzanine level on the Harbor Side of the convention center. (You need to take an escalator up to the second floor, then cross to the escalators to the mezzanine level. Once there, you can just exit the bayside doors and look for the steampunks.)
*1:00pm-1:30pm: Annual Starburner Galactic Courier Awards
Take this opportunity to be a part of one of Steampunk’s biggest gatherings. Join us for the annual Starburner Galactic Courier Service Awards at Comic Con International. This annual awards ceremony honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the steampunk community.
*1:30pm-2:30pm Spotlight on Gail Carriger— New York Times bestselling author-and Comic-Con special guest-Gail Carriger (The Parasol Protectorate Series) and her literary agent Kristin Nelson (president and senior literary agent at Nelson Literary Agency) discuss breaking into publishing, converting a novel into a manga, writing steampunk, drinking tea, and the importance of octopuses. Followed by Q&A. Silly questions welcome. Room 5AB
Sunday, July 15
*3:00-4:00 Steampunk Attire: From Handmade to Purchased and Everything in Between— Robin Blackburn (League of Steam), Alexis Harlan (Retroscope Fashions), Cat Frazier (costumer), Amy McCain (thrift store afficionado), and Randy Burks (hunter) discuss costuming for steampunk, with hints on patterns for sewing your own, websites for purchasing pieces or whole costumes, stores for off the shelf and thift store finds. Moderated by Thomas Oliver. Room 24ABC