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Fairhaven Steampunk Festival

Social Event

Don your finest goggles and meet us on the Fairhaven Village Green for a day of revelry and merriment with a costume contest, musical guests Rogue’s End, and vendors from far and wide. Check out the "What is Steampunk?" talk with Jeffrey Cook at 11am in the Readings Gallery. With 4 events in the Pacific Northwest, and all of its costumes, books, crafters, music, and so many other aspects, it's safe to say that steampunk has caught on in the region. But what is it? In this presentation author Jeffrey Cook will discuss the history of the genre, its roots in 1960s literature and movies, its predecessors and inspirations, and where some of the modern explosion came from. If you're lucky, he might even read a passage or two from his best-selling Dawn of Steam series. Author Jeffrey Cook lives in Maple Valley, Washington, with his wife and large dogs. He was born in Boulder, Colorado, but has lived all over the United States. In the past, he's written sports pieces for the Bellingham Herald and RPG books for Seattle's Deep7 Press, but the "Dawn of Steam" series was the first of his novels.