Over the last three years the event section of Atticus Oldman’s Steampunk Almanac ‘Miss Shelley’s Shameful Shenanigans’ has enabled some of the international Steampunk community’s finest live performers to visit Scotland’s ancient capital of Auld Aether Reekie.
These wonderful acts have to date included – Professor Elemental, LMJ3 & Steampunk FunkBizarre, The Wattingers, Teahorse, Feline & Strange, Victor Sierra, Michkin Fitzgerald and The Red Hot Rhythm Makers!
The increasing popularity of these concerts and projects has reached the point where a full Steampunk Festival north of the border is now possible for spring 2020 and so ‘Miss Shelley’s Shameful Shenanigans’ is becoming ‘Aether Festival’. This will enable project development to happen and allow fundraising to begin under this new much easier to remember brand name.
Several superb venues with a wonderful Victorian feel to them have already been identified as potential locations – Being ideally suitable for a wide range of themed activities such as Tea Duelling and Bartitsu & Antagonistics displays and workshops, family friendly day performance and even a small makers market. The day is intended to close with an evening concert featuring a fantastic line up of international Steampunk musical talent
While the event will be the largest event of its kind here in Scotland so far – The aim is to raise awareness of Steampunk to as wide a new audience as possible. The goal is to therefore keep as many elements of the event as free to enjoy or as cheap as possible to participate within.
Covering Costs – 50% Invested
To make the event as spectacular as possible I am looking to crowdfund 50% of the estimated total costs and have personally pledged to recover the remaining 50%. A kickstarter campaign is being started over the next few days. Details will be available here first!