Four of my splendorous radionic boxes have been selected for inclusion at the 2011 Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition in Santa Clara (San Francisco Bay Area), March 25th through 27th. I will be exhibiting in the Museum of Curiosities, from Friday to Sunday. There will be a Meet-and-Greet with all the artists on Saturday at 5:30-6:30pm.
I will be exhibiting the Steampunk Hieronymus Machine, the Aetheric Shield Generator (with a new resistance tuning device I created from a Wheatstone bridge box) and the Reflexophone 2.0.
The photo above is from the 2010 Exhibition, where folks were gathered in the Museum to marvel at the antique Tesla Coil medical device. That’s me, in my leather cap and goggles, directly over the head of the brave fellow getting zapped with a spark from the coil.
Update: Follow up to the Convention is here.
Here’s the text of the display card that will accompany my exhibit:
From the Aetheric Arts Laboratories, Ltd.
Professor Josephus Maximus, Chief Scientist and Prop.
In exploration of the preternatural realms of existence, it is fortuitous that Aetheric Arts Laboratories remains adamantine in its commitment to design and manufacture the most lentive devices to oppose the calignious delitescentions of misused Science and Magic, with which to shield against and provide the means to counter their mephitic effects. The undisputed leader in the new science of Radionics, the atelier of Aetheric Arts produces the tools to make the best use of its incredible powers.
Whether beset by hordes of Moon Soldiers, countering the vicious mentalic attacks of occult monstrosities, or treating common bouts of gout, the Radionic devices of Aetheric Arts Laboratories are the roborant you need to guarantee you will survive and thrive!
PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH ANY OF THE DEVICES! They are sensitive mechanisms. You may speak to a representative of Aetheric Arts for assistance or demonstration.
Aside from the flowery pseudo-Victorian prose, that and the other descriptions of each of my devices will be essentially accurate. I’m sure most of the visitors will be looking at my boxes only as works of Art (which I always try to make them), but a few folks might understand what they do beyond looking cool. And I’ll be happy to explain it to them.
So if you’re in the Northern California Area, don your goggles and your waistcoat (or corset) and come around for a visit! The admission to the entire convention is $50, but there are $5 daily “hall passes” that allow you to see the museum, the vendor’s hall, and (most importantly) all the in-suite parties at night!
Hope to see some of you there!