C.O.G.S. STEAMPUNK EXPO: A Weekend of Flashbacks with a Future Twist Coming May 17th Thru 19th
Steampunk imagines an alternate reality where technology peaked in the Victorian era, resulting in some truly mind-bending contraptions. The style has permeated literature, film, music, and even fashion. Now, fans of the genre and aesthetic can party with like-minded individuals at the C.O.G.S. Steampunk Expo, coming to Parsippany, New Jersey May 17th through 19th. (C.O.G.S. stands for Community Organised Gathering of Steampunks).
Here’s a bit about what awaits attendees:
Pro and casual cosplayers, sci-fi lovers, tabletop gamers, music fans and families seeking a weekend of affordable entertainment will converge to take in the sights, sounds, and fanfare available in every corner of this blissfully inclusive event.
This year’s festivities offer something for absolutely everyone. Highlights include:
Over 20 Entertainers with dancers, musicians, acrobats, magicians, play actors, singers and storytellers, supported by headlining acts Hvbris Fire Performance Troupe and South East London’s Victor and the Bully
Makers and Professionals like Thomas Willeford, Aleta Pardalis, Doc Stone and Professor Mark Donnelly sharing their expertise across a number of topics including leather work, tea tasting, costume making, and personal defense, among many others!
Contests include Cosplay, Facial Hair, Mad Science and Splendid Teapot Racing (they really do love their tea)
A Kids Track with science demos, animation tutorials, machine engineering & more
A giveaway/contest table from Idle Hands and Dread Central with prizes sponsored by SONY Pictures, Wowwee, Mythical Slyme, Epic Pictures and Core Gaming by Mobile Edge
Author readings, a fashion show, a nautical pool party, dance lessons, gaming, beverage tasting of the adult variety, the best costuming you’ll see anywhere and enough panels to fill 6 textbooks with information vital for your continued survival
Over 55 vendors carrying original art, mechanical creations, props, Victorian-inspired clothing, leather works, collectibles, tabletop games, teas, jewelry and some of the most original wares you’ll find at any event all year
To find out more about the C.O.G.S. Steampunk Expo and purchase tickets, visit the event’s official website, HERE.
Are you a Steampunk fan? Does the C.O.G.S. Steampunk Expo sound like an event you’d like to attend? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!