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Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Nightmare Machine

We’re going into a busy time of the year for conventions. In a previous post, I wrote about the Steampunk World’s Fair coming in May in New Jersey. This time I want to know post about another event, The Nightmare Machine.

Organized by Steampunk Illumination Society, and hosted by Marquis of Vaudeville, this event will take place from March 30, 2012 - April 1, 2012 in Jefferson, Texas. The town of Jefferson has a reputation as being the most haunted city in Texas and the theme, as the name and location implies, will be of the paranormal. The Nightmare Machine promises to be more of an event than a convention as it’s going to take over the town of Jefferson with steam trains, steamboats, horse drawn carriage rides, museum visits, tour historic sites, antique shops, and great music.

There will also be a Dieselpunk presence as the North Texas Dieselpunks will be there. One can also stay at the haunted Jefferson Hotel, which was known as the Crystal Palace in the 1920's and was famous for ragtime music during that the time.

So come down to the Lone Star State and enjoy some ghostly fun.

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