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AetherCon! 2015 Auckland, the Steampunk Convention!


Sat 12 Sep 2015, 10:00am–6:00pm

Where: Ellerslie Event Centre, 100 Ascot Ave, Remuera, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Gear (adults): $16.00 ($15.00 + $1.00 fees)
  • Sprockets (children): $5.00
  • Gear box (family): $42.50 ($40.00 + $2.50 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Listed by: Michael Hodgson

AetherCon, The Steampunk Convention ( is proud to announce the seventh AetherCon convention!

A big event to celebrate everything Steampunk! As interest in associated genres continue to expand in New Zealand, other forms of –punk are welcome; dieselpunk, cyberpunk, for example.
AetherCon is one of the largest steampunk events in New Zealand, and is closely associated with Steampunk New Zealand (, where steampunk was founded in New Zealand, and who are the organisers of the many activities in Oamaru; and supports the festival there,, where there are many events happening this year.
AetherCon is stalls, displays, vendors, and performances from around New Zealand, each contributing their own specialty or interest; such as:
- On display or for sale: Steampunk couture, jewellery, hats, gadgets, clockworks, curiosities, props, music, books, etc.
- A steampunk parade and fashion contest.
- Performances presented by steampunk movie makers and authors.
- Steampunk celebrities and honoured guests.
- AetherCon 2015 Auckland has space for 45 stalls and vendors. Nominal stall holder space allocation is suitable for a table ~ 1m x 2m, which is provided, and which has ample walk-around space around it. More details below.
- AetherCon and CostumeFest will have a space away from the main hall for costume and prop fabrication and repairs.

Location: Ellerslie Event Centre Guineas Ballroom, and break-out rooms. 80 Ascot Avenue, Auckland.
AetherCon and CostumeFest will run concurrently. Please see for CostumeFest news. Please see for event details.

Theme: The Industrial Revolution.
Setting: Factory.
Convention Purposes:
- To promote the steampunk movement and culture:
- To the general public to find out what the steampunk movement is about.
- To the existing steampunk community, so they can have resources to be more involved.
- To contribute to and consolidate the activities of other individuals and groups throughout New Zealand, to promote and strengthen the movement throughout the country.
- To bring like minded folks together, and provide them with ways to network, find out more, and find out what else steampunk is available in New Zealand.

Convention Schedule; Saturday, 2015 September 12:
10:00 to 18:00: The convention opens.
13:00: Costume parade.
13:15: Costume contest.
14:00: Costume contest judge deliberation.
14:30: Costume contest prise-giving.
Times to be announced: Movie and book performances. Workshops.
18:00: Convention closes.
18:00 to 20:00: Reset of the venue space for the ball.
20:00 to midnight: AetherCon Ball. Full details at:

Convention Cost (this covers both AetherCon and CostumeFest):
Gear (adults 15 years old and over): 15$.
Sprockets (children 5 years to 15 years old): 5$.
Sprockets under 5: Free.
Gear box (family; two gears and two sprockets): 40$.
Stall holders and vendors: 50$.

Tickets will be available at the door on the day from 10:00.
From Eventfinda,
By direct deposit into ASB account 12 3031 0386720 52, with your name as a reference.

Michael Hodgson (Facebook: Mykossen McBrossen), email,

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