The draw of the curious mind to the unknown was almost a Victorian staple of society. Late in the Victorian era it would be common for a self proclaimed Mystic, Card Reader or Well Traveled Person to share their talents and/or stories for things that really could not be explained. It was like a call from beyond the veil to understand one's self through the veiled reality of the unknown and it was so very compelling and sometimes deliciously scandolous! Magick as defined in context with Mysticism was described as "the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will, including 'mundane' acts of will as well as ritual magic.". The rational mind of the Victorian took Magick, Mysticism and Mystery and attempted to quantify it and bring the mind of science to the unknown of spirit. For GSC17 we ask you to explore these realms, these not tangible energies and discover what aspect of the unknown or search for the unknown you would like to express. Does the draw of all those reports in that small village that there is a blood thirsty half man half beast appeal to your expression? Or would you see yourself sitting in your salon with a group of friends discussing the attributes of ghosts and how their presence could bring on such terrible "humors in the body", while disseminating all the latest cures and potions? Do you see yourself walking the streets of London late at night obsessed with tales you read in the latest detective novel and wondering if you could get away with it? Or do you fashion yourself as wildly rational debunker of such myths of fancy? The world of Mysticism, Mystery and Magick is a vast one and we are sure that within that world you will emerge with a fantastic expression of an alternate YOU translated into Steampunk! We look forward to what is unveiled!
Geneva Steam Convention 2017
Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan, WI
March 10th, 11th and 12th 2017
Ticket prices are pre-sale. Presale cut off is 3/01/17, after that tickets will only be available at the door at a higher price.