Friday, May 28, 2010
Chrononaut Gets Airborne, for our one year anniversary!
It has indeed been one year since the improbable experiment called Chrononaut began. Despite the fact that 99 percent of the population of San Diego has still never heard of steampunk Chrononaut has managed to establish itself as an unique island of creativity in the stagnant sea of local clubs, and has even gained some small amount of fame in the steampunk community globally.
To celebrate we draw on a quintessential of steam dream for inspiration, the dream of flight. No! Not the hideous reality of jet propelled cattle car caskets powered by corporate greed and plagued by terrorists, we mean the beautiful skies filled with stately airships and personal ornithopters that we really want. So strap on those flight caps and goggles for a special evening of aeronautical fun. The evening features shadow puppet perfection by The Animal Cracker Conspiracy presenting their original production Desire to Fly which they describe as "A timeless tale of innovation, longing, and imagination, Desire to Fly is a shadow puppet show inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s “flying machines” and man’s eternal quest for flight. In the distant future a Robot, fresh off the assembly line, finds himself wandering through a garden, where he unexpectedly becomes fascinated by butterflies. From this inspiration he attempts to build his own set of wings. His journey of experimental flight travels beyond the unexpected."
Rounding out the evening is a demonstration for radio controlled airship piloting by The Airship Consortium. A good thing Queen Bees has high ceilings Eh what? We will also be showing archival footage from the golden age of the Zeppelin, and of course there shall be vendors and Professor Greyshade.
Thursday, June 10th, All Ages. Doors open at 8:00 pm and the club closes at 12:00 am. $8.00 cover. See you there.