Steampunk in the Catskills II

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Event Dates: June 10-12, 2016

Blackthorne Resort
348 Sunside Rd, East Durham, New York 12418
(518) 634-2541

Jeff Mach, the fellow behind The Steampunk World’s Fair, is bringing Steampunk to a lovely, family-owned resort!

Steampunk In The Catskills returns! Come join us for the event that’s been called “Steampunk Summer Camp” and “the best knife-and-for tea this side of the ocean.”

Performers! Vendors! A Steampunk haunted house!

Stay overnight at the Blackthorne Resort. Call (518) 634-2541 to get your room and reserve your spot at the event (ask for the Steampunk Weekend, June 10th through 12th)!

You do NOT need to purchase tickets if you are staying overnight. Rooms are first-come, first-served (there are only a hundred rooms total)!

Performers include, but aren’t limited to:

Professor Mark P. Donnelly!
Joey Marsocci of Grymm Studios!
The Positronic Cats!
The Eternal Frontier!
and, unsurprisingly,
Jeff Mach

It’s going to be splendidtacular!

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    Directed by Ali Bernstein
    Libretto by Jeff Mach
    Music by Psyche Corporation

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