Steampunk Road Trip – SilwerSteam

 

Ahhh, Sweden! Generally east of Norway and west of Finland, Sweden is home to many inland lakes and coastal islands. Being such a long country, south to north, there is a decent variety of temperatures, geography, and vegetation. Before we begin touring, and seeing the Northern Lights, let’s check in with Nicklas and Anna Silwerulv, a husband and wife/creational event team leaders, and organizers of SilwerSteam.

 

Hej, Nicklas and Anna! The full name of your event is SilwerSteam II – Nordic Steampunk Faire 2018. Where in Sweden will it be held?

Nicklas and Anna: It will be 7-9 September 2018 in Eskilstuna, Sweden, at the site of Northern Europes largest, still functioning, steam engine hall museum. 

 

How did you get started with the idea for a convention?

Nicklas and Anna: We had the idea of starting a Steampunk Festival in central Scandinavia for a while, when we got the possibility to start a collaboration with Eskilstuna City Museum. The Steam engine hall they have at the site is one of the most beautiful and ”steampunky” locations you can imagine. And, to wet your appetite, yes, the steam engines are still working and will run during the festival! 🙂

This is our second year, so it is yet to be proven how we will change over time, but, SilwerSteam is deffinitley here to stay and evolve with the community!

 

Those real working steam engine definitely lend to this historic ambiance! What activities are part of your programming?

Nicklas and Anna: We will fill the weekend with workshops and lectures, music, art, larp, craftsmans market, exhibitions, tea duelling, teapot racing, virtual reality experiences, authors, costume contest, steampunk music jam, our own steam pub. Our Saturday night Full Moon party, and much, much more. Want to learn how to run a steam engine from the 19th century? Here’s your chance!!

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ou’ve really filled the weekend with plenty of fun things to and keep people busy. What things kept people entertained last year?

Nicklas and Anna: We know we are bragging about this, but the steam engines! 😉 We would also like to highlight the awesome Montague Jacques Fromage/SteampunkFunk Bizzare who was one of the fabulous entertainers at our steam pub, Billy O´Shea, the extraordinary talented author of the Kingdom of Clockwork novels, and Andy Fraser, winner of the European Makers Challenge 2017. There was a great art exhibition from the awesome Jaroslaw Jasnikowski. Also DJ Prohibition, Why Not Theatre Company with their play about Mr. Tesla, the dancers from Circle Tribe and the Peacocks, game designer Anders Blixt, circus performers Sodom & Go´morning, and cosplay virtuoses Henrik Pilerud, Arty Anna and Tokah Cosplay!

 

Wow! That’s enough to make all of us a bit envious of those who attended last year. If all of us travelers showed up this year, what could they expect to find upon arrival?

Nicklas and Anna: A great event with lots of activities and lots of happenings, but still with a very familiar atmosphere. We expect that all our long away steampunk friends that attend SilwerSteam will feel right at home.

But let us leave the word to one of our guests from America last year;

https://www.facebook.com/silwersteam/posts/313244255817856

or take a look at this video from another of our guests; 

https://www.facebook.com/silwersteam/posts/312224192586529

or peek at these pictures;

https://www.facebook.com/silwersteam/posts/313147282494220

As if we need even more encouragement! Right, checking airplane flights, checking hotels, checking… yes, anyway, how do we keep up to date on what’s happening this year?

Nicklas and Anna: So many ways to stay in touch with us!

www.silwersteam.com

www.facebook.com/silwersteam

https://www.facebook.com/historiskaevent/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoe5KZxmG_0ADhCnvvh5M2A

https://twitter.com/SilwerSteam

https://www.instagram.com/silwersteamsteampunk/

https://plus.google.com/u/3/104524944436756333638

https://www.flickr.com/photos/147628334@N03/

https://www.pinterest.se/silwersteam/

#silwersteam

#steampunkfestival

#historiskaevent

 

Clearly some people, ahem, are very enthusiastic and energetic about their convention. Who are we to miss out on it? So, airline flights ….

Until our next stop, follow the whole steampunk road trip on the Master Link List

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