Staff Report | Oct 4, 2021
With Halloween approaching, the Victorian/steampunk theatrical troupe has a full slate of performances scheduled for October in Central Florida and points beyond, including a full-length stage show dubbed Phantasmagoria XII: “Dark Carnival.”
Citing low ticket sales, the organizer pulls the plug on the immersive steampunk event in Tampa
Staff Report | Jun 26, 2019
Aethertopia, the immersive steampunk event scheduled for June 29 and 30 in Tampa, Florida, has been canceled due to low ticket sales. Lead organizer Anthony Sakovich announced the news in a June 26 post on the event’s website.
It’s the second year for the immersive steampunk gathering at the Florida State Fairgrounds
Staff Report | Jun 11, 2019
This story was a preview of Aethertopia, the immersive steampunk event scheduled for June 29 and 30 in Tampa, Florida. However, the event has been canceled.
Inspired by The Wild Wild West, David Carlyle transforms horse trailers into small homes
Staff Report | Feb 18, 2019
Photo Gallery: An ill-fated business venture led a semi-retired landscape architect to a pastime converting old horse trailers into Victorian-style homes on wheels. David Carlyle calls it a hobby, but he’s sold the trailers for about $30,000 each.
SWFL SteamCon to feature authors, cosplayers, music, makers, and . . . Hamster Wars?
Staff Report | Sep 29, 2018
An event originally conceived as a book fair will return October 13 to Fort Myers, Florida, as SWFL SteamCon. The program includes authors, music, makers, costumes, parasol dueling, tea dueling, and a sporting event known as Hamster Wars.
The first-ever Aethertopia in Tampa promises to celebrate the “Genius of Steampunk Makers”
Staff Report | May 21, 2018
For two days this summer, a steampunk city will rise in Tampa as Aethertopia makes its debut July 7-8 at the Florida State Fairgrounds. “We are attempting to build a 50,000-square-foot movie set,” the organizer says.