FROM: International Steampunk City, Morristown, NJ, (http://internationalsteampunkcity.com/)
CONTACT: Jeff Mach – 201.724.7687, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
International Steampunk City To Use Retrofuturistic Whimsy To Benefit Historic Speedwell!
Historic Speedwell, birthplace of the telegraph, has suffered from budget cuts in these tough economic times. They’ve teamed up with NJ event developers Jeff Mach Events to create a benefit, scheduled for the weekend of October 12th and 13th, 2013.
Historic Speedwell, one of the jewels of the Morris Park system, has delighted thousands of visitors with its accurately restored buildings, interesting museum exhibits, and the huge, functional waterwheel in the heart of the park. But now it faces budget cuts which leave it with many challenges.
It just so happens that an unusual art movement, Steampunk, a Neo-Victorian futuristic genre, has one of its bastions in New Jersey – the Garden State is the home of both the world’s largest ticketed Steampunk event, “The Steampunk World’s Fair” – and the company which puts it on, Jeff Mach Events. Speedwell and Jeff Mach are working together to create a weekend of great family fun and entertainment for everyone.
Speedwell, a 7.5-acre National Historic Landmark site, preserves the restored estate of Stephen Vail, proprietor of the Speedwell Iron Works from the early to mid-1800′s. One parks official called it “a priceless landmark – part of New Jersey’s proud heritage of progress and innovation.”
The family friendly event will provide an assortment of entertainment and good times, including musicians, artists, games, and entertainers, who promise to prove an fun and excitement for everyone.
“Stop by and have some fun!” says Mach. Mach is the creator of the International Steampunk City concept, an idea developed and created as a blueprint for using Steampunk to help museums and historic buildings gain visibility, funding, and enthusiastic visitors, as well as bringing tourism and good times to a historic town .
Steampunk is a whimsical genre based on an alternative-history view of what the Steam Age might have become. Adherents often point to films like “Wild Wild West”, or the recent Sherlock Holmes movies, as examples of the Steampunk aesthetic.
For further information, please visit their website:
The Steampunk World’s Fair happens the third weekend in May; their website is www.SteampunkWorldsFair.com.