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Portland GEAR Con

Time: July 22, 2011 to July 24, 2011
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Portland
City/Town: Portland, Oregon
Website or Map: http://www.pdxgearcon.com
Event Type: convention, concert
Organized By: Rose City Steampunk Film Festival, Vagabond Opera, Wanderlust Circus
Latest Activity: Jul 18, 2011

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Event Description

From the GEAR Con website:


Portland’s Gaslight Explorers, Adventurers, & Romantics Convention is a celebration of steampunk and neo-Victoriana in the Pacific Northwest, taking place over three days in Portland, Oregon. Members of the public can register to meet fellow enthusiasts, attend presentations and workshops, meet authors and other steampunk community luminaries, shop for costumes and other goods, enjoy musical and variety performances, and much more.

Programming is still being developed and scheduled, but we know Portland GEAR Con will include:

  • socializing with hundreds of other steampunk enthusiasts
  • author panels, readings, & signings
  • workshops and presentations by writers, costumers, historians, performers, etc.
  • short films
  • a fashion show with musical entertainment by Veronique Chevalier
  • a Rise of Aester one-shot LARP
  • a dealer room
  • a gaming room
  • neo-cabaret, steampunk, and gothic & industrial DJs
  • a Friday night concert by Vagabond Opera
  • a Saturday night ball with feature performers and live music by Vernian Process with Unwoman

Portland GEAR Con may include:

  • an art show/auction
  • dance instruction
  • a DIY/craft salon
  • whatever else we can think of, budget for, and accommodate in the venue.

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