The new year is only just getting going and already I find myself covering another show and yet again in San Antonio, Texas! So it is shaping up to be a great weekend to find yourself down that way!
The event in question is something of a mini convention for those who are really into steampunk in its various incarnations. This is one of the most unique conventions I've ever encountered as it is something of a formal gathering of enthusiasts but is very much open to those who are keen to discover this community. In other words, no steampunk costume required! This is of course The Gray Ball to be held over two nights at the historic Spanish Governor's Palace over the course of two nights.
Presented by the San Antonio Neo-Victorian Association, this unique spin off from Aetherfest is the first of a series of such events to be presented throughout the year. I spoke with Pablo, one of the producers of The Gray Ball about this weekend's festivities...
The Gray Ball
January 18 and January 19
5 PM - 10 PM (both nights)
Spanish Governor's Palace
105 Plaza de Armas
San Antonio, TX 78205
Pre-Registration (through January 16, 2013 only, see website link)
Ticket prices include both nights of the event, single night tickets are available only at the door.
$150-$200 Chrononaut Pass
At the Door (limited availability)
$40.00 (both nights)
$25.00 (Saturday or Sunday only)
Check back in the coming months for news of future such Steampunk events in San Antonio including the upcoming Arcadian Clockwork this spring!