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Don’t miss ABBY & THE MYTH, 12PM Sunday!


“Abby Posner Brings a lively contribution to the Folk/Americana genre with her insightful lyrics and catchy melodies. There is a brilliant, contemporary freshness to her work.” – Chris Wilson, KPFK Radio Station.
From new-folk to bluegrass and pop, Abby and the Myth twists genres to create a fresh catchy sound. Abby arranges, writes, and plays nearly all of the instruments on her albums. The sounds you hear are both pleasantly dark and playful.

Watch ABBY AND THE MYTH perform live on October 16th at 12 noon!

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50 Sticks of DYNAMITE Rocks Steampunk Fest!

50sticks“This ain’t no bluegrass band, and it ain’t no country jam band. This is straight-forward rock and roll.”- Pam Baumgardner –

Packing a healthy repertoire of electric roots rock songs about love, lust and heartbreak, 50 Sticks of Dynamite exploded onto the Ventura County music scene in 2010 — and it’s been nothing but fireworks ever since. The band has released two full-length records, the most recent being Love Dream Truth Love, and maintains a No. 1 position on ReverbNation’s local Americana chart.

With an energetic tall drink of water like McFadyen front and center, Wingland’s red hot flourishes and a rock solid rhythm section to make it all move, the band routinely accomplishes the impossible: coaxing people out of their chairs and onto the dance floor. It’s what sets 50 Sticks apart from the rest. Everyone sweats. Everyone smiles. Everyone returns.

Don’t miss them live at Oxnard Steampunk Fest on October 15th, at 4pm!

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Tayliss Forge Appearing at Steampunk Fest 2016!

Meet Tayliss Forge, a cosplay model, artisan crafter, and a recent contestant on the TV show Steampunk’d.  Special guest judge for the costume contest on Saturday, October 15th at 1PM.

A majority of Tayliss’ time is spent making costumes and accessories for her online business: Nonconformity Accessories. She loves leather-working and creating corsets, bracers, purses, etc. She also enjoys making replicas of props, jewelry, and clothing from movies, TV shows, anime, video games, or board games. Most of her costumes are heavily influenced by steampunk and Victorian fashion.
Find out more about Tayliss’ art and career on her website:



CIRQUE DES BETES….coming to Oxnard Steampunk Fest 2016!

Cirque1Steampunk Cirque Extraordinaire. Buskers, burlesque and bamboozling feats of art & athleticism! Circus Freaks and Sexy Beasts for all.

Started as the duo Fawn & Bear in 2012, this new performing group has grown in size and expanded their talents to include circus flow arts such as hooping, contact juggling, fan dancing, staff manipulation and the aerial arts. In addition to circus arts we have included a variety of neo burlesque dancers who are excited to thrill and chill you with intriguing dances and skills. We have also expanded our connections to other troupes of performers in the San Luis Obispo Area as well as steampunk groups up and down the coast of California.cirque3
Watch them perform live on October 15th!

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Announcing a Steampunk Quilt Challenge for quilters and all sewists, be they serious or whimsical.  The theme for the Challenge is “Steampunk Corsets.”  Challenge Quilts can be any size or shape, but must be no larger than 12” x 15” and must depict a corset.  A basic corset shape pattern is provided for inspiration, however, please feel free to depict the Challenge theme as you desire.  Challenge quilts may be made from any type of materials, but must be three layers quilted together consisting of a backing, an inner layer of batting, and a top.  Challenge quilts may be bound in any manner and may be embellished as much or as little as desired.  See Entry Form for Rules, Deadlines, and optional corset patterns.  


Oxnard Steampunk Fest Quilt Challenge w patterns

Steampunk Quilt Challenge