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Friday, April 27th, 2018

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

  • 9PM – Steampunk Variety Show – Patriot South (main stage)
  • 10PM – Sir Reginald Pikedevant, Esquire – Patriot South (main stage)
  • 10PM – Master of the World with Cinematic For The People – Patriot North
  • 11PM – 1936 North American Heat Wave – Patriot South (main stage)
  • 11PM – Live Theatrical Reading of Chasing The Ghost with Ashley Lauren Rogers – Salon C


V is for Villains – Well known for their recent viral video release of “Pink Elephants on Parade”, they are a super-villain attired electronic industrial rock band and a fan favorite at major venues and conventions across the country. V is for Villains, is led by front man and lead vocalist Mr. Agitator, and is joined on stage by the likes of Fallon Flynn on guitar and Vex on keyboards and female lead vocals. This is one show you don’t want to miss!


Vourteque is one of America’s top electro swing and neo-vintage Djs. Musician, producer, remix artist, DJ, carny and ringmaster – Vourteque entertains and wows crowd from Los Angeles to New York. He’s one of the minds behind the midwest’s Rouge! neo-vintage dance parties that have featured guests such as Dutty Moonshine, Good Co., Kiwistar, Lord Justice and more.


Echo the Automaton – From a forgotten store room, and who knows where before, to Echos’ own exhibit, this lovely mechanical figure presents a variety of songs to the joy of those willing to observe. This automaton is a unique creation bestowed an ability for free mobility, thoughtful interaction, and musical emission. Echo comes with a number of interchangeable outfits and accessories, but still seems to be missing some important Cams, Gears, and Keys so if you see any, lying around, find Echo for their safe return!

Sir Reginald Pikedevant, Esquire – One of the world’s premier purveyors of Steampunk Chap Hop. What is Chap Hop? Imagine rap music, were it written and performed by an upper-class British twit. In Sir Reginald’s case, he combines the rhymes, delivered in Received Pronunciation, with the sounds of the Victorian music-hall, Barbershop quartets, and instruments both modern and vintage, both mundane and unusual.


AUTOMATON is Cincinnati’s own Steampunk metal band. The musicians are characters who prepare for conflict in an aggressive new wave of traditional metal sound mixed with folk and power metal spirit. They bring a large-scale rock show complete with storytelling, humor, costume, debauchery, and catchy melodies that welcome the most staunch metalheads as well as those who may not have even realized they like metal.


1936 North American Heat Wave – 3 Gentlemen came to together a long time ago and shared the desire to entertain. However, they couldn’t decide which instruments they wanted to play in T1936NAHW . . . so they said,”let’s all play them all.”



Pickled Brothers Circus has been amazing and entertaining audiences all over the world since 2002. Their circus sideshow inspired antics will once again make you wonder how a human can do such a thing, and why? The Pickled Brothers eat fire, juggle, swallow swords, crack whips, and lay on beds of nails. They’ve performed all over the world amazing and amusing kids and adults. You may have seen them on TV on The Tonight Show, Animal Planet, Guinness World Records, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Canada’s Breakfast TV, MTV, CMT, or even The Jerry Springer Show. They’ve also broken eight records between them!

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