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Patent Approved: Port Townsend Steam 2016


The Brass Screw Wants You! 
We sail June 10-12, 2016!!

The Brass Screw Wants You!

The Brass Screw Crew is already hunkered down in their top secret lair devising diabolical plans for Brass Screw 2016. Isn't it time you applied yourself as well? Join us! Whatever your talent or skill - Get Involved!

       - Vendor application
       - Presenter/panel/lecture
       - Volunteer application

Steamy Yuletide Festivities!

We interupt this announcement for another announcement!
On December 12, 2015 we're looking to steam up the holidays with music in the dark of the year. Whether you rock gears and goggles, bustle or bowler, this is holiday opportunity to come out and kick it old school. Olympic Express Big Band brings sassy, brassy horns and rhythm for an absinth-infused evening of dancing.

The Brass Screw Confederacy and Olympic Peninsula Steam invite you to join us at historic Fort Worden State Park where the halls are decked, the hosts are jolly, and the fruit cake will keep you toasty all night long. Come as you are - Victorian, Steampunk, fancy dress, blue jeans. It's the spirit, the season and the swing that matter!

Full details:
When: Saturday, December 12, 8-11pm
Where: Chapel at Fort Worden State Park
Who: 21+ - tip o' the hat to Steampunks and Victorian accoutered folk
What: Dancing, live band, festivities, and Father Christmas
How: $20 with ID at the door or $15 in advance

But wait! There's more...
During the weekend of December 12th Port Townsend also hosts the Holiday Homes Tour, a Yuletide salon and much more. See the Victorian Yule Festival website for details on other historical holiday happenings.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled announcement...

What's New

Makersí Fair like no other - 2016ís theme is "Patent: Approved!" - We've made it and we're celebrating the amazing artificers and bodgers, makers and mad genius who inspired us. Imagine your science fair unburdened of vulgar constraints such as reality. Or physics. Tentative categories include Artistry (you make pretty), Vision (you make bizarre), and functional (you make it work). And with over $1000 on the table in prizes - we're putting our money where our mouths wouldn't dream of going.

SteamTrooper Training & Proving Grounds - More about action type? Maybe you don't make things, you make messes. We've got the adventure for you. A day of training for the rarin'-to-go Victorian. Hands-on 19th Century physical training and martial arts drills, along with the subtler arts of the shave, field uniforms, and how to take your tea Regimental style. Capped off with an obstacle course of weapons and adventure. Can you earn your patch?

Plus, you'll get a smoldering dose of the amazing, extraordinary and bizarre that you've come to expect from the Pacific Northwest's steamiest little Victorian seaport of eccentric arts.

What You Know to Expect

So while we aren't the biggest, fanciest, first, and we certainly hope we aren't the last steampunk something-or-other on Earth - we've got something to steam up ingenues and aficionados alike. You won't be disappointed.

The Brass Screw ain't no Con. We're our own wonderful thing. Port Townsend, Washington, is one of just three Victorian seaports in the US and for one weekend it's transformed into our unique vision of what a Steampunk Extravaganza should be: vintage aesthetics comingled with edgy century art, music, and tech - all strapped together with brass.

We're building the best Brass Screw ever!

We aim to rock you back on your boot heels and steam up your goggles. We're turning it up with our Hottest Hootenanny ever, Tactical Croquet, Airship Apprentice (our own collectible card game), the stupendous Bazaar of the Bizarre, Brass Screw Chautauqua, bands, magic, and mayhem galore!

This year's festival comingles distillates of the very finest of year's past including Friday's Den of Iniquities, Saturday's Hootenanny, burlesque and peepshows for the naughty, and sweet sweet absinthe for the nice.



Confederacies Past

2014: Octopi Port Townsend!
2013: The Maiden Voyage
2012: The Blueprint Year