Dallas Heritage Village will present Steampunk Invasion, a very different way to imagine the past, where science fiction and history collide. It primarily features steam-powered machinery and is alternative late 19th century history. A group of Steampunk enthusiasts is presenting a regional convention, and part of the conference is open to the public.
Visitors will enjoy vaudeville acts on the Main Street stage, lectures ranging from “What is Steampunk?” to “I Mustache You a Question: A Gentleman’s Guide to Grooming” to “History of Fencing,” and more. Activities for families include joining in the adventure of Maxwell & Oliver, two Victorian pups on their way to the moon with a special coloring book and photos from the story.
Futuristic craft activities include choosing your favorite photo from their adventure and highlighting it with watercolors and colored pencils as was done before the invention of color photography. Those who prefer coloring may pick one of the original coloring pages created from the story.
Take your photo sitting on the crescent moon from the story, and turn your own face into a full moon in a sky full of stars. Come and create a flying machine inspired from Oliver and Maxwell’s story and the historical Ezekiel Air Ship in Pittsburg, Texas, using balloons and bits and pieces to take home or incorporate into your steampunk costume.