Gaslight Gathering 8
Location: Handlery Hotel in Hotel Circle (map)
Date and Time: April 6 – 8, 2018
Age Restrictions: All ages welcome
Ticket Cost: From $10 to $175
Do you ever feel like you were born in the wrong century? Does your sense of fashion take cues from the Victorian era or involve numerous gears or goggles? If so, you may want to consider attending the 8th annual Gaslight Gathering right here in San Diego. It’s one of the most unique and exciting upcoming San Diego area events in April.
Steampunk is a cultural movement that in some ways defies a succinct definition. It involves a fascination with the technology and fashion of the past, as well as the imagination to create new steam technology concepts and modernize old ideas. Steampunk events like Gaslight Gathering are typically a spectacle of incredible fashion and unusual ideas on display. If you’ve developed a love for corsets or just want to learn more about steampunk, this weekend event is perfect for you!
Neo-Victorian Style and Creative Design in a Social Setting
Many people who enjoy steampunk experience their passion online, writing and reading stories, and perusing images of people’s creative and exciting garb. Attending an in-person event allows you to fully immerse yourself in a steampunk persona and learn more about the ideas behind this counter-culture pastime.
The Gaslight Gathering starts on Friday afternoon and lasts through tea on Sunday. There will also be a Steampunk art contest with three different categories, including art (from crafts to custom clothing), photography, and paint and Maker, a category which includes anything you can fit into a three by three frame. So long as you have purchased an admission ticket, you can enter into one of the three categories, each of which will have a prize for the winner.
Tickets Are Available for Single Events or the Whole Weekend
For those who don’t want to drop the $175 it costs for a full weekend of VIP access, the Friday Night Ice Cream Social is a perfect way to experience this event. For only $10 a person, you can enjoy live entertainment from 8 Bit Jazz and Doc Phineas, all while enjoying ice cream and taking in all the excellent costumes. Get your tickets here.
If you want the full experience, purchase the Ringmaster VIP pass. That $175 will earn you access to all events and programs, 3 Maker tickets and a special t-shirt. Those with a tighter budget can purchase a three-day weekend pass for just $100, including passes to the Saturday night concert and the Friday night soiree. People can also purchase tickets for a single day of the event.