‘Stupid Cupid’ ball coming to Manchester Feb. 26-27 – Hartford Courant
, 2022-02-17 08:00:00,
Manchester — The seventh annual Stupid Cupid Steampunk Ball is coming to Manchester, on Feb. 26 and 27, and an entire weekend of events are planned.
The name “Stupid Cupid” is a play on the idea that the event, although having a Valentine’s Day theme, is never held on Valentine’s Day. The ball is a production of Oddball Newt Productions, in coordination with Silk City Steampunk, according to the event’s coordinator David Carlson, founder/owner of both organizations, as well as 12 Months of Steampunk.
Forty-five vendor tables will be filled with crafters of steampunk accessories, jewelry, clothing, precious stones and toys, as well as photographers, authors, and others.
The series of events within the event begins on Saturday with Splendid teapot racing, in which remote-controlled chassis racers have ornamental teapots as bodies.
“It sounds strange, but it’s rather fun,” Carlson said.
Other day-long activities include a roving sea shanty chanteuse who will be making the rounds, and an exhibition featuring George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak, who helped bring roll film into the mainstream, back in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Panel discussions include the topics of intuition, “Love in Fiction and Steampunk,” “Language of the Fans and Flowers” – about the art of holding and folding hand fans, “Frugal…
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