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Apr 16 2012

Bring Your Goggles and Top Hat

Next weekend, the Minnesota History Museum is hosting an event for geeky teens–or for geeky families with teens.

What If? Alternate History Teen & Family Day

Saturday, April 21, 12-4 p.m.
Included with museum admission.
$6 admission for anyone who brings their public library card!

Travel back in time and imagine a new future. Explore Minnesota through the eyes of science fiction and steampunk authors, artisans, and alternate historians. And by all means, don’t forget your goggles and top hat.

Activities will include: Interactive Steampunk Mystery with Red Ribbon Society; Music by Bad September; Ask a Writer with Minnesota science fiction authors Kelly Barnhill, Lyda Morehouse and Kelly McCullough; Fashion Art Activity with Leonardo’s Basement; fashion models styled by Blasphemenia’s Closet; and Steampunk artisans selling fashion accessories to create a more fantastic you.

It sounds like a great time, whether you’re into history, alternate history, or just dressing up. If I know those authors (and I know two of them personally and one online), that will be a very entertaining Ask a Writer session. Grab some teenagers and go have some fun!

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  1. 1
    Kevin, Youhao Huo Mao

    Noooo, why do you have to be in Minnesota!?!

  2. 2
    Worldtraveller

    We need to have one of these in Seattle. (Mostly cuz I need a good reason to put together a steampunk outfit!)

    Oh, and if you haven’t seen it, google ‘nerf steampunk’. =)

  3. 3
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    Somebody ring up Sydney Padua quick!

  4. 4
    Gregory in Seattle

    @fastlane – Ask (someone other than a mythical sky pixie) and ye shall receive: Steamcon IV, Bellevue (very close to Seattle), October 26-28, 2012.

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