(reblogging this from my post in March. With less than a month to go, we need a reminder)
Metrocon is held in Tampa every year at the Tampa Convention Center and is Florida’s largest anime convention. Though this year’s theme is Monsters Vs. Hunters (Yay for all us zombie enthusiasts out there), there are a couple neat steampunk panels and a crapload of vendors. Unfortunately, Abney Park will not be here as they were in 2009.
But here’s what you do have to look forward to:
- Friday, June 17, 2011- Steampunk Costuming with Outland Armour; 4 p.m. in Panel Room 13-14;
Learn the basics of creating the steampunk look in daily wear, as well as full on costumes, in this one hour presentation. Topics include tips for assembling outfits from found items, sewing suggestions for creating your own pieces, and props building. Question and answer period to follow discussion.
- Friday, June 17, 2011- Simple Bustle making for Victorian and Steampunk Costuming; 3 p.m. in Panel Room 20;
Learn how to make a bustle for Victorian formal wear in 1 hour or less! This panel includes a live demonstration of the sewing process, along with tips for choosing the best patterns and fabrics.
- There is also going to be a Zombie Wars game and a chance to meet Max Brooks, author of the Zombie Survival Guide. So get your tickets now!
I’m gathering up members from my Tampa Bay Stampunk Society to go. Is anyone on here going that wants to meet up with us?