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Question: At a Con or on a Cruise what activities would you like most? (pick up to 3)
Tabletop RPG
LARP (w/Nerf or airsoft)
Sit thru a panel talk
Enter a fencing tournament
ride a steam locomotive
go to a concert
dance (modern)
dance (ballroom)
compete in cowboy action shoot
take a (steam?) boat criuise
attend a high tea
hang out in a SP pub
eat
shop
visit historic sites
go horseback or carriage riding
swim (in SP wear)
go ballooning
hang out in a workshop
enter a costume contest
"I just post on forums, all alone and in the dark, eating worms"
Watch SP movies
play SP video games
Enter a darts tournament
Other (please tell us)
Go to a SP Theme Park

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« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2013, 02:41:01 pm »

music lessons on some easy instruments -the spoons, pipe and tabor, ukelele and so on

I love this idea - I bought my son a flying V ukelele but I don't know how to play it so I can't show him. It'd be great to try out some instruments and see if he has a flair for any of them. I play the violin (badly) but he hasn't really shown an aptitude for it, but I want to expose him to as many different instruments as possible so even if he grows up not being able to play something, or indeed not wanting to, it wouldn't be through lack of opportunity.

I didn't see an all of the above button so I just chose Cheesy

I thought exactly the same thing  Grin
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« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2013, 06:50:12 pm »

Some of you are making "hanging out in a SP pub/club" sound very appealing. 
Can you describe features of your ideal SteamPunk Pub? 
Would it have a wait staff or be an Automat?  http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,39108.0.html
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« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2013, 06:21:27 pm »

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Gorgeous-Airworthy-Flyable-Hot-Air-Balloon-and-possible-balloon-pilots-license-/261204249229?pt=Motors_Aircraft&hash=item3cd0fc8a8d#ht_500wt_1182

$4,000.USD seems to be a pretty good price for a hot air balloon in annual.
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« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2013, 08:13:49 pm »

http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeejpye/steampunk/gen_rules.html 
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« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2013, 07:21:47 pm »

http://www.travelagentcentral.com/cruises/its-official-american-queen-steamboat-company-acquires-empress-north-40782



The sternwheeler cruise ship Empress of the North has been bought and is being renamed the American Empress.  She is being scheduled for the Portland, OR to Clarkston, WA river cruise starting in 2014.  These are some pictures of what she used to look like inside: http://www.cruisevolution.com/reviews/gallery/majestic_america/empress_north.html 
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« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2013, 12:33:09 am »

Some of you are making "hanging out in a SP pub/club" sound very appealing. 
Can you describe features of your ideal SteamPunk Pub? 
Would it have a wait staff or be an Automat?  http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,39108.0.html

Good food and drink, a roaring fire and big arm chairs, walls lined with books, and a secret door somewhere. Maybe I'll open a pub like that Cheesy
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« Reply #31 on: May 31, 2013, 01:28:18 am »

Some of you are making "hanging out in a SP pub/club" sound very appealing. 
Can you describe features of your ideal SteamPunk Pub? 
Would it have a wait staff or be an Automat?  http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,39108.0.html

Good food and drink, a roaring fire and big arm chairs, walls lined with books, and a secret door somewhere. Maybe I'll open a pub like that Cheesy


You might enjoy this conversation then:  http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/forum/topics/steampunk-themed-restaurant?xg_source=activity

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« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2013, 02:06:30 am »

http://www.eerie-pubs.co.uk/jekyll-hyde

This has everything you need (although they do chill their bitters :/)

The toilets are hidden behind a bookcase Cheesy
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« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2013, 11:05:13 am »

I have a few ideas for things to do at sp cons:


rolling hoop races

nine pins tournament

Bilbo catcher competitions

Knurr and spell

or a SP style geocaching
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« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2013, 02:55:38 pm »

http://www.eerie-pubs.co.uk/jekyll-hyde

This has everything you need (although they do chill their bitters :/)

The toilets are hidden behind a bookcase Cheesy


Eerie Pubs were great back in the day, there was a chain of about eight of them all decked out in fabulous style with classic horror shown on TVs behind the bar.  Then the original bar staff left, the landlords lost interest and you got a pub with Bela Lugosi on the telly and Brittany Spears on the stereo too loud to think let alone converse.  Surreal, truely surreal.  Went in the one off Oxford street a while back and struggled to find a chair with four legs it was so run down.
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« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2013, 05:26:30 pm »

I have a few ideas for things to do at sp cons:

or a SP style geocaching



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« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2013, 10:18:43 pm »

I am sure they' re some vintage map tools that are precise.

Like sextants and the like.

Worth looking into at any rate. Don' t you think?
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« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2013, 10:08:36 pm »

I am sure they' re some vintage map tools that are precise.

Like sextants and the like.

Worth looking into at any rate. Don' t you think?

My Uncle called these "map & compass courses" which meant work.  If they are renamed "SteamPunk Geocaching" people might do it for fun.  I know an evil trick or two for setting up "challenging" courses.   Grin
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« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2013, 06:40:13 am »



Did anyone else notice that your local stores had an unusual number of reasonably nice Venetian masks this Halloween season?  We stocked up since folks often show up to Masques without. 
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« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2013, 09:23:17 am »


My Uncle called these "map & compass courses" which meant work.  If they are renamed "SteamPunk Geocaching" people might do it for fun.  I know an evil trick or two for setting up "challenging" courses.   Grin


On the navigation theme, I would love to attend a star navigation workshop/taster course. Essential for all airship voyagers I imagine.
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« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2013, 10:46:27 am »

Some of you are making "hanging out in a SP pub/club" sound very appealing.  
Can you describe features of your ideal SteamPunk Pub?  
Would it have a wait staff or be an Automat?  http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,39108.0.html


That's an easy one, it'd probably look like this, but with added Victorian Pub in one room, complete with my delectable friend, Santa Evita (who features in both the pictures and film linked below). Best you don't try the pictures, or movies page in English, it's somewhat broken.

The Pub

The Restaurant

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Seriously, Poland kicks arse at Steampunk.
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« Reply #41 on: December 05, 2013, 03:21:41 pm »

"Riding a steam locomotive" is slowly pulling ahead.  How much would you all be willing to spend on such an excursion?  For example, the nearby http://www.wpyr.com/ is running about c.$188.00 per person(?) plus the cost of getting to Skagway, Alaska.



White Pass & Yukon Route Railway - Skagway, Alaska

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« Reply #42 on: March 10, 2014, 05:09:40 am »

Amtrak Sleeper Car / Roomette: Coast Starlight - PathLessPedaled.com

Amtrak Train Empire Builder Roomette/Sleeper room Tour and Review


Maybe a SteamPunk Train-Con is doable(?)  About $840/person with deluxe sleeper car from Seattle to Chicago and back for about 90+ hours.  Comparable to the SP Cruise in price (but without the endless food  Sad).  I wonder if Amtrak could offer a lower group rate?
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« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2014, 07:16:47 pm »

Apparently Amtrak does offer group discounts AND if convention organizers contact them they will knock off 10% for anyone riding the train to a convention.  This seems to cost nothing and could be nice for SP con organizers to coordinate in general. 
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« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2014, 04:27:51 am »

http://stephenhunt.net/win-a-chance-to-fly-on-a-real-airship-a-bloody-big-one/
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« Reply #45 on: March 22, 2014, 12:56:46 am »

WAAAHHH, it won't let me select more than three.

By the way, I always have a light on and I never eat worms. Well, only the gummi type, anyway.
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« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2014, 03:44:14 am »

WAAAHHH, it won't let me select more than three.

By the way, I always have a light on and I never eat worms. Well, only the gummi type, anyway.




Apparently there are now glow-in-the-dark gummi worms.   Wink
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« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2014, 11:07:48 pm »

 a ride on something is always  exciting  followed by food and drink

 Concerts and festivals are entertaining  and good for interaction.

 Feasting and banquets  with accompanying indulgences  can be enjoyable
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« Reply #49 on: April 11, 2014, 05:00:33 am »

It occurs to me one doesn't require a Steampunk-themed bar if one has a British-type pub handy. Several big cities have them here in the states, and most of these try to maintain that Victorian/Edwardian vibe. (Bear in mind, that state-side one must be wary of "sports bars" where they treat the British Pub as a theme park, complete with waitstaff dressed a la Hooters; none of which I have knowingly included in the partial list below.) Of course, on the other side of the pond from us, you have more and/or better options (I would hope, at least). So, wherever you are, find one of these pub/restaurants, and go there for your steamy, non-event socializing.

The Red Lion in Houston, Texas:
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The Black Lab in Houston, Texas:
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The Sherlock's Pub Co. chain (throughout Texas, and possibly beyond; consisting of Sherlock's Baker Street Pub, Baker Street Pub and Grill, Sherlock's Baker Street Pub and Grill, and Watson's House of Ales):
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Olde London Pub in St. Lucia:
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Sherlock's Pub in Prague:
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Sherlock Holmes Pub in Tokyo:
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The Sherlock Holmes in Westminster:
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