The steampunk convention OctopodiCon takes place this weekend at the Magnuson Hotel, located at 737 S. Meridian in Oklahoma City. Krypton Radio tips our collective hats to the planners of this convention, because it looks like they’ve put a lot of energy into creating a steampunk event with some genuine depth.
This is the first Octopodicon, and they’re hitting the ground at full steam.
Here’s how the site describes the event:
Members of the public, airships, steampunk enthusiasts, and other interested people can register to meet fellow enthusiasts, attend presentations and lectures, earn points towards a novelty Bachelor of Steampunk degree, meet authors and other steampunk community luminaries, shop for supplies, accessories, books and other goods, enjoy music and variety performances, play Whist in the Mysterium, have Tea in the lovely Tea Parlour, enjoy a Promenade and a visit to the Art Gallery, and so much more!
And frankly, as airy and frothy as the above sounds, it doesn’t scratch the surface of everything you can see and do at this steampunk convention. The steampunk community appears to have coalesced around Octopodicon. Attendees will get student badges and have the opportunity to attend one of the eight areas the con offers to earn their “degree in steampunk” by attending lectures, performances, shows, and contests, with tracks from the intellectual to the practical to family-friendly. There’s even a Junior Sprockets program track for kids.
The convention kicks off this coming Friday, October 5, at 1PM.
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