I am posting this to all my groups that have an interest in the Neo-Victorian aesthetic. I would like to further encourage any Oregon Loli's to become more active in any/all vintage/steampunk events in the future.
The imaginative costume and adventuring enthusiasts of the Portland-Metro area were considering coming up with a steampunk-oriented campout this year. Unfortunately, they have since abandoned the project-- a situation, I can only guess, concerning the old adage: "too many cooks".
Well, some personal associates of mine have been footing around the idea of hosting a little gathering anyway. We considered renting a campgroud, but that's risky as no one really has any money.
At present, I'd like to just get an idea of how many people have an interest in doing this. Here are some things we're seriously considering... any and all feedback is greatly appreciated: Meet-up and photoshoot at Vernonia Lake Campground
Here is someone's very inspired photoshoot at the abandoned millhouse that I so admire: www.flickr.com/photos/exoskeletoncabaret/sets/72157606675440858/
I totally wanted to have my wedding there... even these awesome pictures do not do the mill real justice. You'd have to see it.
We thought it would be appropriately steampunk-worthy to host this spontaneous meetup on Nikola Tesla's Birthday, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla
whch falls this year on a Saturday-- July the 10th.
EDIT EDIT EDIT! I just realized that this is Oregon Country Fair's Big day
. It would be a little foolish to put it there. Maybe the 17th? Feedback?
We are currently brainstorming and asking for suggestions on activities that could be fun and free
or very close to free. Here are some of the ideas so far:
- A croquet game or 2.
- A tea ceremony and perhaps a potluck
- Flag ceremony? I thought it might be rather authentic to open and close our informal meetup with a hoisting and taking down the colors. Would be really fun to get a hodge-podge "regiment" of like-minded military characters together to do such thing.
- I would be very interested in getting the Wooden Boat Society interested in having a meetup at the same time as Vernonia Lake has a very accessible boatramp
This is going to be reposted in many other places in the world. Please spread the word! Let me know what level the interest would be!