Thursday, July 31, 2008

Gathering at the Jolly Boy

In view of the enthusiasm shown by so many San Diegans for steam culture following the momentous gathering at ComicCon International this weekend past, we of Machina Fatalis are hosting a gathering for dinner and libations at the Jolly Boy Saloon in Old Town State Park this weekend coming. We will be converging on the restaurant at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, the Second of August. Information on the Jolly Boy may be found here. In addition to its nineteenth century ambiance, the Jolly Boy is a full service restaurant and is therefore all ages. It also has a full bar for those of age and is one of the few locations in San Diego where absinthe is served. Due to the recent surge in interest in our events, steampunk regalia is welcomed but not required.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Steampunk @ Comic Con

The steampunk presence was well felt at this year's Comic Con International. Not only were many panels and vendors of interest to steampunks, we had a very successful meetup! An anticipated crowd of 30 - 50 turned out to be 200+ with many interested onlookers as well. Many fine photographs may be seen on Flickr, and LJ Steamfashion. One of my favorites can be found here:
Lucien Desar's Steamfashion photos
As exciting and interesting as our con meetup was, we of the Machina are exhausted. After a short rest, we will resume planning events for the San Diego/Southern California area. We would like to have events like steampunk work days (for work-in- progress), midnight croquet, day out to the Berkeley, picnic in Heritage Park, trip to the steam museum, and other adventures. We welcome any steampunks who would like to join us on our adventures. Please feel free to contact us here, or via Brass Goggles, where we may be found under our member names.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

ComicCon awaits!

Machina Fatalis is pleased to be attending this year's ComicCon International. We may be found on Saturday, from 12:00 in the afternoon until 1:00 p.m., at the Steampunk group meeting in Room 24A. We may also be found at a party on Friday night, details of which may be found on the Brass Goggles forum. Sights to be seen at this year's event are: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog showing, a preview of Mutant Chronicles & discussion with the stars, including Ron Perlman, a live performance of Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd (a time-traveling scientist), & attendance by Girl Genius creators, Kaja & Phil Foglio. A good time shall be had by all!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

First Machina Fatalis Event a Rousing Success!

To celebrate the auspicious Occasion of the Anniversary of the birth of one of our Members, namely one Fraulein Flieger, or, as she is known to her Co-workers, Family, Friends, and Tax Collectors, Ingred, it being a time of traditional Jubilation, Machina Fatalis, being Southern California's (and specifically San Diego's) premier, and indeed, only, Steampunk Social Club, hosted a gathering of like-minded Individuals at the prominent Los Angeles Night Club, "The Edison", which has been much lauded by Steampunk and Libation Enthusiast alike as a Destination bar none for all manner of celebration and recreation.

Those present were in unanimous Agreement that the Occasion, celebrated primarily, or dually, as the case may be, by a thorough sampling of the Establishment's Bill of Fare, and vigourous and enthusiastic conversation, was a rousing Success. Gifts were presented to the Guest of honor, which were gratefully accepted, and apparently appreciated by said Party. Though the evening was perhaps momentarily marred by the appearance of a Stoner Rowdy of confirmed Rascality, the Management of the establishment was entirely studious in its removal of the offending Party, rendering the Incident nothing more than an amusing episode, providing fodder for lively Conversation and jovial Merriment.

All in all, a good time was had by all, and a Precedent has been set for future Recreations staged by San Diego's premier Steampunk Social club, of which the upcoming Comic-Con Cocktail Party is certain not to disappoint.


Saturday, July 5, 2008

Accept No Substitutes

Machina Fatalis is a Steam Punk Social Club of the finest order. We hope to host events in Southern California of interest to steam punks, & invite all who may be interested to join us on our adventures. We hope to create a lively community of fellow eccentric individuals who are part of the steampunk movement, be it the aesthetics, the philosophy, the culture, or the lifestyle. Please contact us should you desire more information.