Raffle Prizes ~ Donation Locations ~ Updated Event Details ~ Meet your HDS Organizers
This Friday evening at 1864 Tavern in Reno we'll be hosting the steam-themed occasion of this yule-tide. In our opinion there is no better way to celebrate our most successful year yet than by raising a glass with all of you and giving away all the presents under our tree for a most charitable cause.
Among the raffle prizes already collected are glorious hand-made steampunk accessories from Kostoom Arts, Clockwork Monster, and HDS's matriarch herself Auntie Magpie! 1864 Tavern has gifted a generous bar-tab, the Lady B. Hooper has bound together a steampunk book of her own devising for the night before christmas. Oragami ornaments by Cindy Joy, an Absinthe gift set, and this year's official 3rd Annual Steampunk Ball DVD! (And even more prizes TBA)
Remember you can donate toys and other items (see last week's blog post here for details) and receive vouchers for raffle tickets. At the following locations:
Our hosts 1864 will be pouring a variety of specials not normally offered on their extensive drink list of fancy cocktails and local craft brews. These specials include their famous champagne punch and, just for the steampunks: Absinthe! They'll also have some delicious food for sale to keep your bellies warm and full.
We are most pleased to be welcoming back Kostoom Arts who will be displaying their fine steampunk clothing items at cheery prices. If you want to participate in parlour games do make a point of arriving earlier in the evening. Also, consider staying late as we'll be the fortunate recipients of the most surprising & exceptional ... 'carolers' ;)
~RSVP for YuleSteam! 1864 Here~
Please do share your good cheer for what has been a successful and merry year with all of the High Desert Steam Organizers that will be in attendance. These are the volunteers that plan and execute the steamiest events that our community gets to enjoy throughout the year. You'll be able to identify them from the pictures below (some of which you may remember from the recent Reno News & Review's feature/cover story on steampunk here). If you'd like to join in the fun of partying errr ... I mean planning steampunk events in the high desert do mention your interest to them.
All Photos By Eric Marks & BackwardsME Photography