The Chattanooga Choo Choo is literally gearing up for this weekend’s escape from reality.
With a sold-out Imperial Ballroom of vendors, panels, and workshops, plus evening entertainment, this year’s Steampunk Expo & Gothic Con might well exceed your wildest imaginings.
Combine the Victorian style of the industrialized 19th century with the creativity and avant-garde thinking of science fiction and what you get is steampunk.
Hosted for the first time in Chattanooga, the event kicks off Friday night with a Masquerade Ball, followed by the sexy Succubus Sorority closing out the night. On Saturday night, shake it up with Merrybellies Belly Dancing Troupe and musical performances by Aurelio Voltaire, MC’d by Chattanooga’s own Dr. Shock. Sunday concludes with a costume contest.
So defog your goggles, fire up your dirigible, and get ready to party like it’s 1899, because this convention is set to turn science fiction into reality. Make that fantasy.
This event is for all ages, (excepting the Succubus Sorority), and runs from noon on Friday to 2 p.m. Sunday. Three-day passes cost $40 while single-day passes range from $10-$20. To purchase tickets or find out more, visit steampunkexpo.org