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June 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Details:
Exposition of Marvels runs June 1-2; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Exposition Celebration is 6 p.m. Saturday, June 1.
Hampton History Museum
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
Exposition of Marvels is free. The Exposition Celebration costs $10.
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Steampunk: Visions of Futures Past

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Steampunk returns to Hampton while pirates invade during Blackbeard Festival weekend, June 1 and 2. Experience a time that almost existed — when airships were commonplace and steam power ruled the world. The Exposition of Marvels is free and open to the public. The Exposition Celebration costs $10.

Join Hatton Cross Steampunk and guest artisans to experience the work of artists and craftspeople whose attire, weaponry, gadgets, contraptions and conveyances conjure up a time when airships were commonplace and steam power ruled the world. 

Exposition of Marvels
Throughout the weekend, be dazzled by the work of a variety of Steampunk artists highlighted by the inventions and vehicles of the award-winning artisan of Hatton Cross Steampunk; as well as other steampunk creators. 
Geared-up Gala
Don you finest attire to join in celebration of this fantastical exposition with the “Grunge Grass” music of alt-country band Tornado Bait, and the melting pot of folk, punk, klezmer, humppa, rembetika, and so much that is Mosquito Cabaret. Be mesmerized by the exotic steampunk dance performance by Wicked Hips (USA), and delight in more mirth and merriment. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Hampton History Museum.

The Great World Suitcase Challenge
"The Great World Suitcase Challenge" is a Steampunk makers challenge featuring, you guessed it, a suitcase! The idea was created by the ever brilliant Steampunk makers Aela Badiana and Andy Frasier and facilitated in the US and Europe by members of Hatton Cross Steampunk. Our judges are Dave Lee, Aela Badiana, Andy Fraser and Michael Parodi of HCS. For more information and rules, visit:

Keep your eye peeled for all sorts of mischief and fun through out the weekend including various performers such Katie Teardrop at 3:30 on Sunday with her solo serenades. Also Michael Parodi will be providing a panel in steampunk 101, there'll be the thrills, chills and spills of Splendid Teapot Racing Hampton Roads, Virginia, and so much more!!!