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August Tea

The August Tea was amazing!  There were so many new, eager people there!  We made and drank 4 gallons of tea and 2 gallons of lemonade – all the cakes and cookies were consumed, and several of our Visiting Professors were on hand to talk to people and answer questions.

Many people came in steampunk clothing, and it was great to see all the different fashions.

A number of Junior Sprockets were there, too!

Dirk Hooper was there to take photographs.  He is an outstanding photographer and is branching out.  Most of his photography is drop dead gorgeous but not safe for work. We are very honored that he came to our Tea to photograph the wonderful fashions there. He even managed to do a group shot that got all the people who came in steampunk.

Once the new people sign the photo waivers, we’ll post a few of the pictures.

 

 

June Tea

The June Tea at the Edmond Public Library was very nice. We had a number of new people there, and an amazing face-off during a game of The Captain’s Cat.

June Tea

Saturday, June 30th, 1:00 pm, at the Edmond Public Library – remember that date and time and please attend if you are in the area.

This is OctopodiCon’s June Tea and the focus is games, games, games!

There will be some Victorian board games, RPGs, and handouts with some game lists, resources, and rules.

And tea!

So come join us if you’re in the area.

We’ll also have information on OctopodiCon and the relationship between OctopodiCon and the library!

Mad Hatter’s Tea

Saturday’s Mad Hatter Tea was a fun-filled success!

Everyone who wanted them got patterns for making tiny top hats. There were enough supplies there for everyone to make at least one top hat.

A technique for converting a broken straw hat into a bonnet was demonstrated.

OtherWhen Oddities brought in several table’s worth of beautiful hats to inspire us all and shared her tips and techniques for hatmaking and acquiring hats to decorate.

Since it was also our Chief Negotiator’s birthday, we made a special cake for her in the shape of a hat and wrote “Hatty Birthday!” on it for her.

The children attending the Mad Hatter’s Tea enjoyed special, very colorful, sweet pops made of marshmallows, and those who anted to also got to participate in the hat making.

Our next Tea will be April 14th, in the Shedrick Library (on NE 10th and Stiles between Lincoln Blvd and I-235, Oklahoma City) one last time, on the topic of Transportation – trains, airships, dirigibles, hot air balloons, steam cars, and ocean liners such as the Titanic. Remote control airships will be discussed and any that appear at the Tea will be raced. If you have a RC airship, come prepared!

February Tea: Art of Silent Communication

Date: February 11
Location: Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Boardroom
The parking lot is located at NE 10th and Stiles, 1 block west of Lincoln, in the Shedrick Library building – there will be signs.
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

February’s topic is demonstrating the Victorian “secret” social codes (fans, handkerchiefs, parasols, gloves, flowers) and demonstrating how they are the base for modern underwater communications and military communications, then discussing how they are used in art, and how they could be used in the future of art, science, and gaming.

Spring Teas

February Tea

Date:  February 11
LocationOklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Boardroom
The parking lot is located at NE 10th and Stiles, 1 block west of Lincoln, in the Shedrick Library building – there will be signs.
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

February’s topic is demonstrating the Victorian “secret” social codes (fans, handkerchiefs, parasols, gloves, flowers) and demonstrating how they are the base for modern underwater communications and military communications, then discussing how they are used in art, and how they could be used in the future of art, science, and gaming.

 

March Tea

Date:  March 10
Location: Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Boardroom
The parking lot is located at NE 10th and Stiles, 1 block west of Lincoln, in the Shedrick Library building – there will be signs.
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

March’s topic fashion – how history informs modern fashion, the science and technology of fashion, and how to extrapolate that into the future, what technologies that we’ve abandoned could be revitalized, and what new technologies might be needed for future fashions. The demonstration will be millinery, because it’s small, quick, and easy to show the progression and the science and art behind it. Patterns for making a mini tophat will be provided.

 

April Teas

Date: April 1
Location:  OU Medieval Fair
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This one has no specific topic, just a gathering of steampunks at the OU Medieval Fair for Tea. The exact location inside the Fair has not yet been determined because we’re mapping the Fair on February 4th.  The exact location inside the Fair will be posted then.

Date: April 14
Location:  Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Boardroom
The parking lot is located at NE 10th and Stiles, 1 block west of Lincoln, in the Shedrick Library building – there will be signs.
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

April’s topic will be transportation – discussing the Hindenburg and the Titanic, the development of the engine from steam to diesel to electric to compressed air, and on into future technology for personal and public transportation devices. There may be remote controlled airships (if they are built in time) and instructions for building them.

 

May Tea

Date: May 12
Location:  the Apothecary Gardens in Guthrie
214 West Oklahoma Avenue
Time:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We’ll meet for a photo shoot inside the Apothecary Gardens. Attendees are encouraged to enter the Frontier Drugstore Museum.   OctopodiCon will be making a donation to them for the use of their Gardens, but they will gladly accept more donations.  We’ll finish by crossing the street to have tea in the Victorian Tea Room.  The price is very reasonable and their bread pudding is amazing.

Steampunk Picnic Tea Today

At 2:00pm this afternoon, we will host a TSeampunk Picnic Tea in WIll Rogers Park, Oklahoma City. The picnic area is located off of N. Portland along Pat Murphy Drive, which is just south of the NW 36th and Portland intersection.

This is a themed Tea, and the theme is Steampunked Victorian Halloween. We will have samples of Victorian Halloween cards, and a steampunked croquet game. The game is a cross between golf, croquet, and hockey.

Because it will be warm, and this is the south, there will be iced tea and cookies.

Steampunk Teas & Room Parties

TEAS

September

Our September Tea will be held in Texas, at FenCon.  It will be Friday night, but the room has not yet been assigned.  Signs will be posted…

There will be tea and cookies and prizes!

If you’re at FenCon, come by and checkout OctopodiCon’s Tea Party.

 

October

Our October Tea will be in Oklahoma City, October 15th, at Will Rogers Park along Pat Murphy Drive from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  This will be a Steampunk/Victorian Halloween themed Tea.

 

November

Our November Tea will be November 12 at a site to be determined in Oklahoma City.  The theme is parlour games.

 

December

In lieu of a Tea, we will be gathering in Guthrie to participate in their Territorial Christmas Celebration on December 10th.

 

January

January 14, 2012 – location to be determined

 

February

February 11, 2012 – location to be determined

 

March

March 10, 2012 – location to be determined

 

April

April 14, 2012 – location to be determined

 

May

May 12, 2012 – location to be determined

 

June

June 9, 2012 – location to be determined

 

July

We are working on participating in the July 4th celebrations and may have a Steampunk Tea Booth at the festival.  If not, we have Plans.

 

August

August 11, 2012 – location to be determined

 

September

September 15, 2012 – location to be determined

 

ROOM PARTIES

September 23, 2011 – FenCon, room to be announced at Opening Ceremonies.

 

November 5, 2011 – Emerald City Steampunk Exposition, room to be announced at Opening Ceremonies