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Guest Performer Professor Emeritus

And if you check the Main Stage, you will find, in honor of the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Professor Emeritus and his Amazing Feats of Electricity! The Professor will be joining us at our Yule Expo and Ball to demonstrate his mastery over lightening, with guest performer Madam Electra! This is his first performance in the Comstock and CANNOT be missed!

Eventbrite Yule Steam Tickets

 

November Hotel Accommodations

Here is the Room Block for Yule Steam! Ramada by Wyndham Reno. $48.50 per night plus taxes (normally about $70). You must book your room by November 2nd to get the rate, but there are only 50 rooms.

Call 877-361-2505
Use Code 5136B65619362 for the Reservation Number. You must call, as the online system will not work for this discount. Let them know if you want a King or Double.

You will need a CC number which will not be charged until your arrival. If you need to cancel, you must give 24 hours notice or risk being charged for one night.

https://goo.gl/maps/t4gFccoQykA2

Yule Steam Expo Vendors 2018 ~ Check them out!

What is an event without shopping? Well we have a room just for that! Many venders from the

California Nevada area have come together with all your Steampunk must haves, from clothing,

jewelry, leather, hats and trinkets!

This in house emporium of oddities and imagination mastery is a must see, so don’t miss out on visiting our amazing vendors

  • Terrie Taylor

  • Portlight

  • Twisted Wolf Leather Works

  • Clockwork Monster

  • Chocolate Walrus

  • Fabrifaction 

  • KeyPunk 

  • Gizmos & Gadgets

  • Sugar Dolly 

  • Diamond Works

  • Golden Gear

  • Kelly’s Heroes 

  • Kostoom Arts 

  • High Desert Botanicals

  • Pirates of Reno 

  • Wally Ratchet 

Behind the scenes hands- Contacts

 

I want to extend special thanks to those who are working hard behind the scenes and give you some contact information in case you need to reach out to them. All of these addresses have been reactivated and belong to the proper individuals. These are now a better way to reach out than the HDS facebook message becasue it doesn’t always alert when we get a message, so prompt response isn’t a guarantee.

Chair – Shelly Jackson  chair@highdesertsteam.com
Vice Chair / Interim Treasurer – Cindy Joy Vicechair@highdesertsteam.com  Treasurer@highdesertsteam.com
Secretary – Dominique Nelson Secretary@highdesertsteam.com
Expo Chair – Shelly Jackson convention@highdesertsteam.com
Ball Chair – Mary Crawley  ball@highdesertsteam.com
Web Mistress – Ilene Emmons info@highdesertsteam.com
Volunteer Coordinator – Stevi Goletto volunteers@highdesertsteam.com
Interim Vendor Coordinator – Shelly Jackson vendors@highdesertsteam.com
Interim Newsletter Editor – Shelly Jacksoneditor@highdesertsteam.com

 

A special thank you to Shelly Jackson, without all your handwork, none of this would be coming together!

 

 

2018 Yule Steam Expo

2018 YULE STEAM EXPO & BALL

 

Join us for our 2018 Yule Steam Expo in Reno, Nevada this November. It will be a two day one evening event.  Be on the look out for upcoming information. Join our Patreon page-  HDS Patreon for sneak peaks, or follow us on Facebook- HDS Facebook . Exciting things are happening, don’t miss out!

Vendor Contract 2018 Expo

2018 Expo Sponsorship

Presenter Application

Yule Steam Emcee- STRANGELY DOESBURG

Strangely has thrice circled the globe, often on a bicycle, with his multi-award winning “rollicking, sing-along, one-man cabaret riot” [Broadway Baby, Edinburgh] Roaring Accordion. Never failing to impress, Strangely draws audiences into an epic world where anything can – and often does – happen.

Featured Performer – PROFESSOR EMERITUS

And if you check the Main Stage, you will find, in honor of the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Professor Emeritus and his Amazing Feats of Electricity! The Professor will be joining us at our Yule Expo and Ball to demonstrate his mastery over lightening, with guest performer Madam Electra! This is his first performance in the Comstock and CANNOT be missed!

Features Artist – FRED JESKA

Music Headliner – DJ KHALEESI

DJ Khaleesi a local lady and a lover of all kinds of music. She is proud to have brought an eclectic mix to several events in the Great Basin area, most notably, the Great Basin Geeks’s “Geek Prom.” Her taste in sound is as varied as her hobbies; as she regularly engages in theater, costuming, historical reenacting, and event-planning (she also wouldn’t turn her nose up at a quiet evening with a glass of scotch and a good fantasy-fiction novel). So brace yourself, for music is coming. (DJ Khaleesi is Joanna S. Dunlap of Lovelies Cosplay)

Authors Alley~

Sumiko Saulson-

Sumiko Saulson is a cartoonist, science-fiction, fantasy and horror writer, editor of Black Magic Women and 100 Black Women in Horror Fiction, author of Solitude, Warmth, The Moon Cried Blood, Happiness and Other Diseases, Somnalia, Insatiable, Ashes and Coffee, and Things That Go Bump In My Head.  She wrote and illustrated comics Mauskaveli, Dooky and graphic novels Dreamworlds and Agrippa. She writes for the SEARCH Magazine.  The child of African American and Russian-Jewish parents, a native Californian and an Oakland resident who’s spent most of her adult life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Gwynn Tavares-

Gwynn Tavares is a comic book artist and illustrator who spends most of her time drawing and traveling. She also has a seedy past as a sculptor and a bunch of traditional training. The comics she has worked on are “Amelia Sky” and Boston Metaphysical’s “Curse of the Mechanical Men”. She is planning more and more every day; support her on Patreon and enjoy a constant deluge of pretty pictures and up coming comic sneak peaks.

Dover Whitecliff-

Dover Whitecliff was born in the shadow of Fujiyama, raised in the shadow of Olomana, and lives where she can see the shadow of Mt. Shasta if she squints and it’s a really clear day. She is an analyst and a jack-of-all-trades, but mostly a writer who has loved making up stories and drawing hedgehogs since forever. Dover won her first ten-speed as a fifth grader with a first-place entry into Honolulu Advertiser’s “Why Hawaii Isn’t Big Enough For Litter” contest. Her short stories in the anthology Heroes in Shorts are precursors to the upcoming Superspy with the Clockwork Eye, and the four-fisted, pulp action Dorado and Dark Claw Adventures.

 

You can connect with Dover at:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DoverWhitecliff

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/penelope.dreadfulle

 

Storyboards for Dover’s writing projects and novels can be found at:

http://www.pinterest.com/pennydreadfulle/boards/

Buffi Peterson-

Buffie Peterson is a 41-year-old mother of three sons who are 21, 21, and 20. Buffie and her husband, Stuart, have been together for 26 years. Now living in Nevada, she was born and raised in Washington State. By luck, her journeys in Nevada lead to the meeting of Sumiko Saulson who asked her to look over a story. Buffie found she had a great love of English thus she became an editor.  Of course, having three boys helped her in the YA and Midgrade Fiction genres. Currently, she has worked with authors like Yvetta Franklin (Midgrade Fiction), H.C Mann (Erotica), Jennie Ross (Mystery), and Sumiko Saulson (Horror/Dark Fantasy). Buffie says her favorite “genre” to edit is anything that takes the reader away from the normality we see in typical fiction.

Kristen Weiss-

Kirsten Weiss worked overseas for nearly twenty years in the fringes of the former USSR, Africa, and South- east Asia. Her experiences abroad sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and how both are woven into our daily lives.

Now based in San Mateo, CA, she writes genre-blending cozy mystery, supernatural and steampunk suspense, mixing her experiences and imagination to create a vivid world of magic and mayhem.

Kirsten has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and herguilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer re-runs and drinking red wine. It gives her heartburn, but she drinks it anyway. Sign up for her newsletter to get free updates on her latest work at: kirstenweiss.com

Telephone: 650.863.2874
Email: kweiss2001@gmail.com
Twitter: @KirstenWeiss
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kirsten.weiss/Instagram: @KirstenWeissAuthor
Bookbub: www.bookbub.com/authors/kirsten-weiss

Book Series: Sensibility Grey Steampunk Suspense, thePie Town cozy mysteries, the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum cozy mysteries, the Doyle Witchand Doyle Cozy mystery novels, the Riga Hayworthwitch mysteries.

Agent: Jill Marsal

Q&A with Kirsten Weiss

A steamin’ hot thank you our sponsors!

High Desert Steam would like to thank all of our current sponsors:

  • High Desert Botanicals

  • Tanners Marketplace

  • Twisted Wolf Leather Works

  • Wilbur D. May Museum

Without you our events are not possible. You help with decorating, catering, flyers, dance floors ect. If you are interested in being a sponsor or lending your amazing creative talents to our events, we’d love to hear from you and give you the opportunity to receive sponsorship space on our flyers, postcards and event advertisements. Comment below and let us hear from you or message us on our Facebook page High Desert Steam Its a wonderful opportunity for artisans and businesses alike.

 

 

 

NEW PATREON MEMBERSHIP

High Desert Steam nurtures a community of Steampunk Cosplayers in the Northern Nevada area.  Instead of asking for large annual fees for our paid memberships, we want small monthly donations to help us put together the amazing Steampunk events we are known for in the community and pay for our minimal overhead.

In return you will receive news, content, and at some levels discounts on and exclusive access to our events. With all the upcoming 2018 events and changes stay in total contact and be some of the first to see what’s in the works with Patreon!

Just hit the link-

https://www.patreon.com/HighDesertSteam