Professor Mark P. Donnelly is a multi-award winning author, historian, screenwriter, and television producer as well as internationally renowned duelist, swashbuckler, and constant gentleman.
Currently, he has nearly 30 books in print – all of which are non-fiction – and all of which are on historical subjects. In addition to his work in print, Mark P. Donnelly has scripted and/or produced over 200 hours of broadcast television for Discovery, History Channel, PBS, BBC, National Geographic, Biography, A&E, etc.
He holds the title of Professore di Armes in numerous forms of historical combat and western martial arts. He has taught workshops and seminars around the world and is honored to have been frequently counted among the top instructors in Europe. After nearly 14 years in England he returned to the states and currently resides in Pennsylvania.
Chronicling the adventures a group of talented musicians, composers and artists who tell stories of an alternative history where steam and technology rule.
They will we performing in the afternoon for 45 mins and then performing their signature Rock Opera: Magnificent Machines and Astonishing Tales
Nicole Oliva is an actress and singer from New York. Nicole has hundreds of solo and theatrical performances to her accreditation, since graduating with a BFA in Theatre Arts from Five Towns College she has worked with several local Opera and Theatrical companies such as The Amadeus Opera, Twitch Twitch Productions, and The Gilbert and Sullivan (Yiddish) Light Opera Company. Currently playing the role of a pretty magical Lolita girl, Nicole has been touring the east coast doing concerts and lectures such as "The History of 19th Century Romantic Opera", "The Dark Side of Opera", "Disney Cabaret", and more.
The Cog is Dead is a steampunk band with a bit of a musical identity crisis, playing music of various styles. Their influences range from rock and roll to ragtime to russian folk music and movie scores. The members all portray steampunk timetravelers from the year 1893. As a time traveling band they travel to various points of time spreading their message to save steam power and analog clockwork while playing their marvelous melodies for all to hear and enjoy. Along the way they have discovered several types of marvelous music which has helped to inspire their own.
“They say you can’t please everybody… sounds like a challenge to me!”
- Captain John Sprocket
I play solo Irish fiddle, focusing on the music as it was played in an isolated region of Ireland called Sliabh Luachra in the 1800s, in costumes evocative of the era. At steampunk events, I often play a type of brass-string hybrid instrument called a phonofiddle. It looks like a cross between a trumpet and a violin, and it sounds like an old tintype photograph come to life!
Parlour Style Readings by Amy
Thomas Willeford of Brute Force Studios will be doing several panels and workshops on How to and Why.
Amy Wilder will be doing Workshops geared to Women of Steampunk
Doug Stafford performs his Variety Show. Be prepared to be delighted, teased, and mystified!
There will be a Nerf Gun Duel at 10 paces in the Majestic Ballroom on Sat at 1pm, 3pm, and 6pm and on Sunday at 12 noon. Gentlemen and Ladies must bring their Nerf Gun to the Duel Master located in the Majestic Hallway to register for the duel. After we resurrect the Loser, he or she must buy the Winner a Drink at the Bar.
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