Aether & Iron in Auckland

What would the world have been like if history had taken a different path? Let MOTAT show you what Steampunk is all about at our Victorian science fiction event.

Discover a world of futuristic innovations as Victorians might have envisioned them, with workshops to ‘Steampunk’ your ray gun, character creation workshops, Steampunk band Alex The Kid, steam train rides and prizes for the best dressed on the day.

Categories for the best dressed are:

Best dressed male
Best dressed female
Best dressed child
Best dressed group (max of 4 in a group)

Kids and adults alike will have a blast as they learn about the history of ‘Steampunk’ at the information kiosk and take part in the fascinating activities including making your own pair of ‘Steampunk’ goggles, airship registration and a competition trail.

What is Steampunk?

Simply it is Victorian science-fiction, however the following excerpt from can expand on this:

‘Steampunk’ is “tomorrow as it used to be”, fantasy. The “punk” in steampunk is a rebellion against the present day preference for plastic and the disposable way of life. For many it is a search for where society might have taken the wrong turn at the end of the Victorian era.

Entry to Aether and Iron is included as part of your normal admission fee. Activities will run from 10am – 5pm on Saturday 28th April.


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