Recap of last years event…
The Steampunk Art Exhibition
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
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.
|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|
|Freaky Dolls Boutique.||Corsets and clothing importer.||www.facebook.com/FreakyDollsBoutique|
|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|
|Ross Payne.||Caricatures, portraits.||www.animantics.co.nz|
|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
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.
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.