It is that time of year again. Steampunk fans have just one month left to prepare for Denver’s annual Anomaly Con coming to Denver Mar. 25-27, 2016. Cosplay enthusiasts have their sewing needles out, and their glue guns armed and ready. This weekend is sure to be filled with gorgeous costumes. For those who are unfamiliar with the Steampunk sensation, the best way to describe it is a Victorian Sci-Fi “what if.” What if we lived in a world where steam technology was the norm? Based on movies such as Will Smith’s Wild, Wild West and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the creative costumes are inspired by an alternate universe 19th century style of the British Victorian era or American Wild West. The theme this year is quite shiny. “Dark Underground: Supernatural Steampunk Around the Underworld” will bring out the creativity with fairies, vampires, and gremlins, and more.
As always there will be plenty to do at Anomaly Con. Attending will be a long list of interesting guests to get to know. There will be contests a plenty with a costume contest, a Victorian swimwear competition, a LEGO contest, a murder mystery, tea dueling, and even a facial hair contest. The entertainment is always fun with this year’s performers checking in with Bryan and Baxter who, with over 25 years of experience, use sound scientific methods to investigate everything from psychics to ghosts, poltergeists, cryptids, and UFOs. Then there is The Cog Is Dead which are an energetic and eclectic group with upbeat tunes and catchy melodies. There is Frenchy and the Punk which is a New York based International Recording Artists that feels like a carnival of two that will take you from the Moulin Rouge to CBGBs and back again. And of course there will be Colorado’s own Pandora Celtica. This four part Celtic acapella group is from the lands beyond dreams. They bring you rich harmonies, tribal drumming, and ancient songs of sorrow, loss, and longing. And last but not least is one of the coolest parts of this convention. They actually offer “Anomaly Con for Kids.” This mini-convention is for ages 5-18, accompanied by an adult, and they are welcome to join the con free of charge on Friday, March 25th from 9am-2pm. It will be an experience filled with science demonstrations, Legos, robots, art, mini panels on young adult fiction, and more! Again this is a free event BUT all participants MUST pre-register for this event prior to March 10, 2016 and does not include access to the remainder of the convention. For those interested in attending everything, they will need to register for both. How cool! Schools take note! This awesome Steampunk event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center as always offers its beauty and convenience to this fabulous convention. Tickets start at a nice price of $35 and can be purchased here.