We had an absolute blast at Aethercon last weekend! For those of you who don’t know, Aethercon is the annual NZ steampunk convention – there are two conventions held in NZ – one in Auckland, and another in Wellington, where steampunk enthusiats gather to dress in their remarkable outfits and create a weird and wonderful world of retro-futuristic steam-powered rayguns and piratical airships.
Steampunk – retro-futuristic fashion styled after a science-fiction world of steam and brass – is taking the world by storm. Here are Asockalypse HQ, we are steampunk-mad! Take a look at some of my favourite socks to help you complete your steampunk outfit. All these styles – and more – will be at AetherCon on Saturday! Our first set of socks include the pretty Dragon Wings Dragonfly Knee highs, from Socksmith. These are perfect for a Victorian gentleman or lady to add to their cabinet of curiosities.
We are proud to announce that we will be bringing our unique range of fun and funky socks to Aethercon – New Zealand’s official steampunk convention – on 26 July, 2014. Held at Ellerslie Events Centre from 10am-6pm, Aethercon promises to be a day . There will be performances and workshops throughout the day, a costume contest and fashion show, and lots of remarkable vendors of curios and corsetry, jewellery and weaponry, and all manner of interesting and steampunky things. Entry is just $10 for adults and $5 for children under 15 (children under 5 are free). We have EFTPOS and Credit Card facilities on site, so you can shop til your heart is content! We’re going to be showcasing our favourite steampunk and Victorian styles, and we’ll have some exclusive Aethercon specials, as well. For details and updates about the event, check out the Aethercon Facebook Page. There is also a steampunk Ball following the convention, at 8pm. See you there!
Last month we attended the Birkenhead Artisan Market for the first time, and had an absolute blast. Despite the crappy weather keeping many customers away, we had a fantastic time sampling the many wares of the other sellers and talking socks with all the lovely locals.
So this month, we’re back again!
Do you love the look of our socks but hate the idea of ordering online? Do you prefer to see and touch before you hand over your hard-earned money? Are you looking for a fun night out in Auckland for $20? Well, your time has come!