AetherCon Wellington 2012

Recap of last years event…

The Steampunk Art Exhibition

Poster gallery FINAL

We began AetherCon, with a week long art exhibition to celebrate NZ artists inspired by Steampunk.  Our main exhibitor was Aucklands Gareth Jensen, along with other local Wellington artists.

The Steampunk Convention

Poster 2 c

The main event, of course, The Convention. Hosted at Thistle Hall, we had an array of creators from all over New Zealand displaying and demonstrating their wares.

Exhibitor. Short Description. Link.
33AR. Live action role play (larp). www.facebook.com/33arlarp
A La Mode Studio. Photography. www.lamode.co.nz
BodyFX New Zealand Ltd. Make up, special effects. www.facebook.com/BodyFXNZ
ConceptMEM. Creations. www.conceptmem.com
Freaky Dolls Boutique. Corsets and clothing importer. www.facebook.com/FreakyDollsBoutique
Gareth Jenson. Art. www.garethjensen.com
Hanley Soloway, Sutlers. Creations. www.facebook.com/hanleysoloway
Jack Gohan Designs. Chainmail. www.facebook.com/pages/Jack-Gohan-Design/128914233808262
Leather and Art. Leather work. www.leatherandart.co.nz
Lulu’s Body Art. Face painting www.facebook.com/pages/Lulus-Body-Art/187665108007361
Made Marion. Craft supplies. www.mademarioncraft.co.nz
Nzlarp’s. Larp. www.facebook.com/groups/5598024429
Reinkarnate. Clothing. www.reinkarnate.co.nz
Ross Payne. Caricatures, portraits. www.animantics.co.nz
Steamworks. Creations www.facebook.com/SteamWorks.nz
Things Unseen. Various. www.facebook.com/ThingsUnseen
Whim Wams. Craft supplies. www.facebook.com/ann.dugmore

Hosted by the Hostess with the Mostess, Sadie von Scrumptious

Workshops and Presentations hosted:

What is Steampunk? – Neave Willoughby
The Dreamstress
Chainmaille 101 – Jack Gohan Designs

Some of the winners of the Best Dressed/Best in Theme competition:

Best Steampunk Family: The Chez family “Civil War Family”
Best Steampunk Child: Shiloh Wadek

The Steampunk Ball

The night was rounded out with Broke and guests.

Poster Ball d final

Broke rocked us into the late hours with their original songs and beat.
The boys were joined by LadySin and Sabina & Shelly with their own steampunk inspired performances.

Massive thanks go out to all vendors, performers, staff, sponsors and donors to the events.

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