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To each and every one of you goes my heartfelt thanks.

Thank you so much for attending OctopodiCon 2 – you are the whole reason for the event. Without you, there would be no need to plot and plan and devise and schedule and create OctopodiCon for you. You are what makes OctopodiCon happen. Thank you so much for being involved, for participating, for enjoying yourself. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank you to all our volunteers, from the ConCom to the people who stepped in at the last moment to help out – double, triple, quadruple thanks! Your participation and willingness made the difference between a so-so event and a good one. Thank you so very much!

Thank you to all the many people who had a hand in bringing OctopodiCon to reality throughout the year – from store staff to random strangers who gave us helpful tips – Thank you!

Thank you to the hotel staff for keeping things going during the convention.

Thank you to the professors who gave of their time and expertise to make OctopodiCon exceptional among conventions.

Thank you to those who didn’t want to be seen in public – your contributions were noticed and appreciated.

Thank you so much – OctopodiCon is truly a team effort!

Frankenstein’s Monster

This is a steampunk-light film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece. Produced by First Step Cinematics, adapted by Judith B. Shields, here’s their imdb.

For those lucky enough to attend TeslaCon, it will be showing there on both Thursday and Saturday. It will also be showing at Emerald City Steampunk Expo – date and time to be announced.

And we will be showing it Saturday, November 2, from 2 – 4 pm in the Spectacularium.

So, no matter which steampunk convention you attend, you won’t miss out on this indie film that’s sure to be fascinating.

Clicky here to watch the trailor!

New Website for Professor John LeVan

Also known as Deadlance, of Deadlance Steamworks, he has a website up and running now, so go, gaze at his awesome steampunk contrivances and come to OcotopodiCon to buy them all!

Again, that’s Deadlance Steamworks.

Clicky-clicky – you know you want to see his gorgeous work.



OctopodiCon Policies in Brief

Steampunk, streetwear, casual, formal; OctopodiCon has a very liberal dress policy with these exceptions: tattoos, body art, paint, artfully glued bits do not constitute clothing or costuming. We comply with the State of Oklahoma’s Decency Standards: no nudity, all private body parts must be fully covered – no g-strings, thongs, waist high slits, pasties. Full opaque briefs or panties and full opaque breast coverage (includes man-boobs).

No real weapons are allowed. Obvious play weapons are permitted as part of a costume. All weapons must be inspected by the Sky Rangers and peace tied. You are on your honor to bring your weapons to the Sky Marshalls for inspection.

Behavior that is unwelcome and/or sexual in nature as perceived by the complainant and may be considered sexually harassing, whether physical, verbal, visual, or written. A hostile environment is unwelcome conduct, sexual or sex-based, severe or pervasive, that offends, intimidates, ridicules, and/or insults an individual sufficiently to alter his/her participation in OctopodiCon. OctopodiCon does not tolerate harassment. Reports will be kept anonymous if desired, please report harassment to the Security Chief, Noddy, or any OctopodiCon Administration.

Room Teas
If you have a hotel room for the night, you may allow visitors for Tea and conversation. If you wish your room to be made available for a Room Tea, you may announce your Visiting Hours during Convocation or put a card on the Room Tea Board announcing when you will be At Home and your room number. If you are a Sophomore or pre-registered, you already know your Pod, so you may consider printing some cards with your name, Pod, and email to leave at the Room Teas you visit. Do keep the volume at or below acceptable night levels.

There are many reasons to wear your badge at OctopodiCon, as your badge grants you access to all our programming. Wearing a badge also allows others to award your Pod a few Pod Points in the Pod Point Contest – the Pod with the most points earns a traveling trophy and a few extra perks. If you are seen without your badge, you may be asked to find and affix it, or to buy a replacement badge. Refusal to wear your badge prominently displayed can be grounds for expulsion – yes, yes, we know it spoils the line of your costume, but that badge is important for just 3 days.

Non-Approved Items
These things are not allowed: Fire (candles, incense), smoke machines, glitter, fog machines, illegal drugs, combustables, explosives, spray paint and aerosols, real weapons, counterfeit items, recasts, or items which violate copyright, trademark, or license agreements.

No one under 21 gets alcohol.
No public drunkennes.

Mercantile is Now Closed to New Applicants

The following confirmed Merchants will be enticing you with their wares at OctopodiCon (in no particular order):

Steamer Trunk Treasures

Kyla’s Keepsakes

Tandy Leather

Cog Lens Creations


Gearheart Steampunk Glamor Review

Deadlance Steamworks

Mushroom Peddler

House of Genevieve

Steaming Stitches (no website yet – awesome items)


Brad Foster

Otherwhen Oddities

Airship Horizons

Wheelhouse/Rival Vinyl

Warehouse RoyGBiv

Milo’s Anime Armory

There will also be tables for The Extraordinary Contraptions, Darwin Prophet, Black Oak Shillelagh, and the Museum of Interesting Things.

There are still a couple of Merchants from whom we’ve not yet heard, so there may be one or two more Merchants.

And The Edge Books will be in the Scriptorium, offering you the finest in books, including books by our esteemed Professor authors, Patricia C. Wrede, Tee Morris, and Pip Ballantine, Martha Wells, Bev Hale, Sherri Dean, J. Kathleen Cheney, and more! Great people, fantastic authors, and a lovely bookstore to feed your literary habit.




Five Winners!

There would have been more, but it got cold and so we packed up our outside table and left.

CeCe won the lovely steampunk top hat centerpiece and a 3 day scholarship to OctopodiCon 2!

The following people won a 3 day scholarship to OctopodiCon 2:

11:00 am – Kelly
12:00 pm – Rebecca
1:00 pm – Scott
2:00 pm – Andrew

They are receiving emails with the details of their prizes!

Thank you everyone for braving the chilly weather and winds to come out to Free Comic Book Day and stop at our table. We loved meeting you, and hope to see you at the Tea on May 19th at the Bethany Public Library in Oklahoma at 2:00 pm for the story of Steampunk and Egyptomania, and a mummy unwrapping (no real mummies will be harmed – the amulets and mummy will be an astounding 12,096 minutes old!

Best New Steampunk Convention

Steampunk Chronicle now has the voting open for the Best of Steampunk, and OctopodiCon has been nominated for Best New Steampunk Convention!

If you attended last year and liked OctopodiCon, please go to Steampunk Chronicle and vote for OctopodiCon as Best New Steampunk Convention.

There are also a great many other interesting categories, so be sure to follow the links and see all the amazing steampunk out there, then go back and vote.

(Psssst – OctopodiCon for Best New Steampunk C0nvention!)

Thomas Willeford, Lord Montague Jacques Fromage, Veronique Chevalier, Dr. Grymm, and other people who were (or will be) at OctopodiCon are also on the list – some in more than one category!

You will have to register to vote, but it’s worth it.

(Don’t forget – OctopodiCon for Best New Steampunk Convention!)


For those who want to show support for OctopodiCon 2, “Baron O invited me” t-shirts are now available at Zazzle.

It looks like this year, we’ll be able to have official T-shirts available at OctopodiCon itself, but we know how eager so many of you are to show your support for OctopodiCon – and we sincerely appreciate it! – so we are making an advanced and special version available for you.


Plus – we now have Junior Sprocket t-shirts available!

Rivals Steampunk Toys

Rivals Steampunk Toys will be at OctopodiCon – and they need your help getting there so they can produce enough of these creative and cute little toys to sell and to have available in the Makeshop so you, yes, you! can paint and accessorize your own little toy.



Please visit their Kickstarter Campaign! They only have 8 days left!!!!

Confirmed! Extraordinary Contraptions

Will be performing at OctopodiCon 2!

The Extraordinary Contraptions were formed in the Summer of 2007 by four geeks with an interest in epic storytelling and more musical chops than are usually allowed in a rock band. After some experimentation, they came home to the Atlanta steampunk scene where they developed their musical ideas into an all-encompassing storytelling form. They combine any and everything their creativity fancies in the service of spinning their yarns of scientific romance and gaslight fantasy. Three albums and an unexpected drummer later, the Contraptions are hitting their stride as they set their sights on bigger, more ambitious artistic endeavors. Where will they go and what will they do next? Just wait and see!

In anticipation, here is a link to their video!

And a picture showing them going places:


Extraordinary Contraptions group shot cart