Sunday, October 5, 2014

Honest Abe's Imagination Celebration November 1st 2014

The Nevada Museum of Art in Reno is hosting their annual Gala event on November 1st and this year our dreams are coming true because it is steampunk themed!  Under the moniker Honest Abe’s Imagination Celebration (click here for event page), one of the renowned Edwardian Ball's visionary directors has been contracted to transport us all into a realm of pure, steamy, imagination.  We invite you all to join High Desert Steam there for what will be an unforgettable event which will prove even more elaborate than last year’s wondrously high-budget Moulin Rouge themed museum Gala.

“~ A Steampunk Celebration of Nevada’s 150th ~ Yes, citizens, we’re going to party like its 1864! Part steampunk ball, part carnival, this celebration of our state’s visionary spirit will be a grand reimagining of the future through the wondrous lens of the past. We’ll view the original Emancipation Proclamation as El Radio Fantastique rouses imaginations with a uniquely antique menagerie of sights, sounds and musical styles. Dress in costume of appropriate flair: think Civil War meets Jules Verne meets the wild subconscious of a boyhood Lincoln. Includes complimentary desserts and savory treats.”








Wednesday, September 10, 2014

4th Annual Steampunk Ball Schedule of Events ( 2014 ) - BALL IS SOLD OUT

Print this out or do a screen capture on your phone and bring it with you to keep of track of When (& Where) everything will be happening!


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Support From Additional Groups During The Steampunk Ball ( 2014 ) - BALL IS SOLD OUT

We here in the High Desert are fortunate to have maintained a strong alliance for years now with the mighty Sacramento Steampunk Society.  Once again this year, Sac Steam Soc will be partnering with High Desert Steam to enhance the Steampunk Ball.
“The Sacramento Steampunk Society will be hosting a historic train ride for those that will be in Virginia City early for the ball. This is a 35 minute round trip from Virginia City to Gold Hill and back. Riders will hear stories from the conductor about the local mines and the figures

Monday, September 1, 2014

Junk Parlor To Perform At 2014 Steampunk Ball - BALL IS SOLD OUT

2014 STEAMPUNK BALL BREAKING NEWS!!!
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High Desert Steam is proud to officially announce that Steampunk wunderkind band, Junk Parlor, is now the surprise headliner of this year’s 4th Annual Steampunk Ball September 13, at Piper's Opera House in Virginia City, NV!
“Junk Parlor, the gypsy funk pop band from Northern California, topped off one of the most incredible evenings I have spent at a club or listening room. Wild music and total fun only

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

This Year's Theme ~ Traveling To Futures Past (2014) - BALL IS SOLD OUT

What conveyances will assist you in Traveling to Futures Past?  This year’s 4th Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball theme thrives upon the imaginative inspiration that is Travel.

We are excited for you and the preparations we know you are already making for the journey ahead.  A journey that is to be undertaken both outward … and inward.  For traversing the 4 dimensions to arrive at the nationally registered historic landmark town of Virginia City is only the first wonder-filled half of the

Sunday, August 3, 2014

The 4th Annual Steampunk Ball ~ More Better Everything ( 2014 ) - BALL IS SOLD OUT

The 4th Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball at Piper's Opera House in Virginia City, Nevada will be held Saturday September 13 in conjunction with the Asha World Dancers' Spirits of the Wild West Revival.


Last year’s Ball was a significant expansion and this year will be no different as we’re featuring MORE BETTER EVERYTHING.  That’s right in 2014 we are featuring more musicians, more

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Steampunk Ball Tickets Now On Sale (2014) - BALL IS SOLD OUT

Tickets are still available on-line for Dr. Belladonna's Spirit's of the Wild, Wild West Revival at Piper's Opera House on Saturday September 13, 2014 in Virginia City, NV but are SOLD OUT for our 4th Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball

Because High Desert Steam has partnered with Asha World Dance who will be performing their choreographed, bon-a-fide, guaranteed-a-miracle, medicine show at Piper's Opera House immediately before the Ball, we are offering two different ticket options for your consideration.  AND if you would like your Ball ticket for Free become a Volunteer and you will be reimbursed for your Ball ticket upon completion of
your shift the night of the Ball. 

SPECIAL NOTE: Steampunk Ball tickets are currently at their early-bird special price normal price.  This price will go went up to $35 on July 20th (ie the day after our Expo), then will go up to $40 when  we've sold 250 tickets, and will ultimately reach $45  be subject to availability the day of!  (Pro-tip: buy your tix now)
 { UPDATE: 09/10/14 STEAMPUNK BALL IS SOLD OUT }

1) Steampunk Ball  ~ SOLD OUT ~ The Ball begins at 8pm (doors @ 7:45) and continues all the way until the clock strikes midnight.  With this option your actual name (ie the name on the account/credit-card used for payment) will be added to the will-call list for the 4th Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball "Traveling To Futures Past" only (ie does not include Medicine Show).  Child-12 & Under Tickets Also Available (use drop-down).

2) Medicine Show ~ $20 ~ The Medicine Show performance starts at 6pm (doors @ 5:30), Dr. Belladonna will bring to life, on-stage, the miracles of modern science.  With this option your actual name (ie the name on the account/credit-card used for payment) will be added to the will-call list for Dr. Belladonna's Spirits of the Wild Wild West Revival as choreographed & performed by Asha World Dancers.
*There is no volunteer option available through HDS for the medicine show portion, sorry.



Photo Credit: Phil Rooks