STEAMPUNK


Join the ensemble of Mad Raven Productions; cast, crew, and friends, as they present four full days of Steampunk content.

Continuing in their role of ALL-CON's primary Steampunk partner, Mad Raven produces a dedicated track of costuming, information, and games for you.

In 2011 Steampunk started as three discussion panels at ALL-CON. Now fans of the genera can enjoy what is practically a Steam mini-con within the larger convention.

Pack your gear, grab your elixirs, and head to ALL-CON!






FRI Noon: Steampunk 101 (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Speaking: Jim Trent


Introduction to Steampunk for beginners and for the the curious. It's so much more than you think it is.


Category: Discussion




FRI 1:00 PM: World Building (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Speaking: Nick Messer; Jim Trent


The world we live in molds us and makes us. So, how do you make the world that molded and made your character? Basis of world building explained. How in-depth do you need to get and how much hand waving can you get away with?


Category: Discussion




FRI 2:00 PM: Lady Katherine Corvus' Salon and Lounge (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Speaking: Dara Kountz


Come and discuss various topics with fellow Steampunk and Science (mad and otherwise) enthusiasts. Who was the better scientist: Edison, Tesla or do you have another in mind? Verne, Welles or Lovecraft, who was right? Vampires versus werewolves, who wears top hats better? New topics each session!


Category: Discussion




FRI 3:00 PM: Tea Dueling (1 hr. 30 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Moderated By: Jim Trent


The sport of lords and ladies returns to ALL-CON! Bring your best biscuit-dipping fingers and some eloquent smack talk for this most unusual contest. Seating will be limited to 30.


Category: Competition




FRI 5:00 PM: Professor Alexander Corvus' Pauldron Make-and-Take Workshop (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Speaking: Ryan Kountz


Create a light and fun pauldron from easy to find materials. Professor Alexander will show how some simple items can give you a great accessory for any adventure. Seating is limited to 16.


Category: Activity




FRI 6:00 PM: Character Creation (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Speaking: Nick Messer; Jim Trent


Need to develop new characters for your project but you're stumped? This panel will cover the basics of how to create a character for role play, cosplay or writing.


Category: Discussion




FRI 7:00 PM: Violent Women of History (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Adult


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Speaking: Dara Kountz


Think being a Victorian woman was nothing more than fainting couches and drinking tea? Come find out about the woman who stood against prostitution with an axe and the woman so cruel that she makes the blood countess look like a kind soul and so many more. WARNING - Adult themes will be discussed. Not recommended for children.


Category: Discussion




FRI 8:00 PM: Victorian Horror (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Speaking: Jim Trent; Dara Kountz


Dracula, Frankenstein, Cthulhu and more. What scared the Victorians and why does it still scare us today. We'll be discussing the horrors of the Victorian times and how it still haunts the modern era.


Category: Discussion




FRI 9:00 PM: Steampunk Multiverse Setting: a LARP Discussion (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]


The longest running community shared setting in Steampunk returns to ALL-CON! The Steampunk Multiverse has been an ongoing community inspired IP for various short stories, artworks, and role-playing games for over ten years, including the regular LARP at ALL-CON!

Come learn the background of this fun and fascinating setting and how to participate in the Saturday Night LARP as your own mad scientist! Preparation for the game. Rules reviewed. Characters finalized. Alliances to be started. This is your chance to build and finalize your villainous plans for the game Saturday Night!


Category: Discussion




SAT 11:00 AM: Foam Smithing (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Speaking: Jessi Arntz


Lessons from the amazing artist, Jessi Arntz, on the basics of how to build the sword, gun or armor that will complete your look. Using and shaping foam and sealing your work so it lasts are some of the topics covered.


Category: Discussion




SAT Noon: Steampunk 101 (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Speaking: Jim Trent


Introduction to Steampunk for beginners and for the the curious. It's so much more than you think it is.


Category: Discussion




SAT 1:00 PM: Steampunk Upcycling (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Speaking: Dara Kountz; Cat Victory


Tips and tricks for finding what you need to conquer the era of Steam. Thrift shops and your own closet can be a treasure trove. Come and get the tips for finding the best deals and basic mistakes to avoid.


Category: Discussion




SAT 2:00 PM: Lady Katherine Corvus' Salon and Lounge (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Speaking: Dara Kountz


Come and discuss various topics with fellow Steampunk and Science (mad and otherwise) enthusiasts. Who was the better scientist: Edison, Tesla or do you have another in mind? Verne, Welles or Lovecraft, who was right? Vampires versus werewolves, who wears top hats better? New topics each session!


Category: Discussion




SAT 3:00 PM: Tea Dueling (1 hr. 30 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Moderated By: Jim Trent


The sport of lords and ladies returns to ALL-CON! Bring your best biscuit-dipping fingers and some eloquent smack talk for this most unusual contest. Seating will be limited to 30.


Category: Competition




SAT 5:00 PM: Professor Alexander Corvus' Pauldron Make-and-Take Workshop (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Speaking: Ryan Kountz


Create a light and fun pauldron from easy to find materials. Professor Alexander will show how some simple items can give you a great accessory for any adventure. Seating is limited to 16.


Category: Activity




SAT 6:00 PM: Making Monster Parts (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Speaking: Jessi Arntz


Need a werewolf head for your wall but can't find a werewolf willing to donate? Would you like to show off your true claws and fangs but don't know where to start? Artist Jessi Arntz will cover the basics of how to bring monster parts into your life.


Category: Discussion




SAT 7:00 PM: Crime In The Victorian Time (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Mature


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Speaking: Scott Bracken; Dara Kountz


Want to know the origins of our real crime shows? Victorian times brought us true crime stories and serial killers. We will discuss how views of crime and punishment changed during the Victorian times. WARNING - Adult themes will be discussed. Not recommended for children.


Category: Discussion




SAT 8:00 PM: Preparation for LARP (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Moderated By: Jim Trent


Preparation for the Steampunk LARP game. Rules reviewed. Characters finalized. Alliances to be started. This is your chance to build and finalize your villainous plans for the endgame.


Category: Activity




SAT 9:00 PM: The 178th Mad Science Awards! A Steampunk LARP (3 hrs.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Moderated By: Jim Trent


You will assume the role of a various brilliant yet demented scientist from across the Multiverse vying for the coveted Mad Scientist Awards. Along the way a few mishaps and even a mystery could develop. Will you be the character that unfolds the plot? Come play and find out!


Category: Activity




SAT 10:00 PM: The 178th Mad Science Awards! A Steampunk LARP (2 hrs.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Moderated By: Jim Trent


You will assume the role of a various brilliant yet demented scientist from across the Multiverse vying for the coveted Mad Scientist Awards. Along the way a few mishaps and even a mystery could develop. Will you be the character that unfolds the plot? Come play and find out!


Category: Activity




SAT 11:00 PM: The 178th Mad Science Awards! A Steampunk LARP (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Moderated By: Jim Trent


You will assume the role of a various brilliant yet demented scientist from across the Multiverse vying for the coveted Mad Scientist Awards. Along the way a few mishaps and even a mystery could develop. Will you be the character that unfolds the plot? Come play and find out!


Category: Activity




SUN 11:00 AM: History of Halloween (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Speaking: Jim Trent; Scott Bracken


Just how ancient is the holiday of ghosts and monsters? Where did it all start? You'll be surprised.


Category: Discussion




SUN Noon: Leather Bracelet Make-and-Take Workshop (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Speaking: Jessi Arntz


Ever wanted to try out leather working but don't know where to start? Expert leather artist Jessi Arntz offers you the chance to try it out. Class will cover the basics of tooling leather and will offer hand on use of leather working tools. Class cost $10. Seating limited to 16.


Category: Activity




SUN 1:00 PM: Corsets and Beyond (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Speaking: Dara Kountz


To the corset and beyond. Tips on how to go simple to complex to comfortable. How to think outside the box. Overview of corset safety basics included.


Category: Discussion




SUN 2:00 PM: Lady Katherine Corvus' Salon and Lounge (45 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Speaking: Dara Kountz


Come and discuss various topics with fellow Steampunk and Science (mad and otherwise) enthusiasts. Who was the better scientist: Edison, Tesla or do you have another in mind? Verne, Welles or Lovecraft, who was right? Vampires versus werewolves, who wears top hats better? New topics each session!


Category: Discussion




SUN 3:00 PM: Tea Dueling Texas Championship (1 hr. 30 mins.)

Room: MONARCH (Lincoln, Lower) Rated: Everyone


Produced By: Mad Raven Productions [A01]

Moderated By: Jim Trent


See the best of the previous contestants return so we can find out who is the best tea duelist. Seating is limited to 30.


Category: Competition