Posts Tagged ‘tea’

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!

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.

December Tea

The OctopodiCon December Tea in Guthrie was a pleasant affair.  We met on the main promenade and visited the many delightful shops, viewing the Living Postcards in the shop windows.  We toured the Apothecary Museum and the Gardens next to it.

Then we went to to have tea in the Victorian Tea Room and to ride in the horse drawn carriages.

Plans were made to have a photo shoot in the Apothecary Garden next spring when it should be blooming, and then, beacuse it was getting very cold, we departed for home.

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.

Tea Party!

OctopodiCon is sponsoring monthly Tea Parties in and around Oklahoma City. The first is this month – Saturday August 20th at 2:00 pm at the Belle Isle Public Library.

The theme for this first one is “Steampunk 101″ coupled with “Tea 101″. We will pull books from the library on both steampunk and tea so you can see what print resources are available. We will also have a portion of our personal library there.

We will be sampling (hot) a Pu-Erh tea and a blended afternoon tea and a (cold) scented tea. These will be accompanied by cucumber sandwiches, mango puddings, and tiny cookies.

Come join us to find out about steampunk, tea, OctopodiCon, and local Airships.