The Enchanted City

8.27.16

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The Enchanted City is the Steampunk Tale of Troy, NY

The fairytale of our future and past revealed for a day in our historic streets. It is an urban spectacle of invention, imagination, theater and magic dressed in Cogs and Corsets. A Victorian faire with Maker Flair. Join Queen Mab and her entourage for our third year which promises to be a pageant etonnante!

The Enchanted City is a free event, open to the public.

Our event draws upon the unique aspects of Troy which honors our Victorian/Industrial heritage, while highlighting our emerging creative economy and technology sector. It has a rich history with a walkable historic district. We are on the cutting edge of the tech sector, and are creative and visual.

Main Attractions

Troy Mini Maker Faire

The Enchanted City in partnership with TVCoG are pleased to announce their combined effort to bring you our sanctioned Troy Mini Maker Faire. Troy Mini Maker Faire is a welcomed addition to our already popular festival and is sure to be a hit. Maker Faire is a community-based learning event that inspires everyone to become a maker and connect to people and projects in their local community.

At Maker Faire, you’ll find arts and crafts, science and engineering, food and music, fire and water. It is a show-and-tell format for people of all ages that brings out the kid in every one of us.

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Chamberlain’s Inventors’ Challenge

We invite inventors, makers and mad geniuses to create a “mad mechanical conveyance”. Entries in the Chamberlain Inventors Challenge 2016 must be able to carry a person safely a distance of two city blocks. How it does that is up to you. It can be carried like a litter, pulled like a rickshaw or cart, or powered by battery “solar, aeolipile, or robotic.”

Entries will be on display throughout the Faire and take part in a parade during the event. There is a $4000 prize, presented by Sequence Development, for the winner of the Chamberlain Inventors’ Challenge, which will be selected on the day of the Faire by a team of judges.

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Mab’s After Dark

Join Mab’s After Dark evening adult only event to continue the celebration! Ladies in finery, men in top hats, burlesque performers, music, signature cocktails, curiosities and more await as we cap off the festival with an evening of enchantment and whimsy lead by the Pixie Princess, Persephone Pomme, and her ‘Vaude Villians’. Our favorite band, This Way to the Egress, will be returning this year by popular demand, and Last Day Shinning will perform their original score to the vintage cult classic film “Metropolis”. The Hanger – Saturday August 27th 6:30 to Midnight. Shuttle service to and from the event available.

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2016 ‘Of Then and Beyond…’
A Steampunk Fashion Show

Enchanted City announces this years kick off event, in collaboration with 2440 Design Studio (Founders of Electric City Couture), a two day fashion extraveganza!

Step into an alternate paradigm concurrent to our reality. In this world, the structure of a stratified hierarchy is expressed through a valuation of subcultural beliefs. This reality creates 3 distinct segments of society. The world in which they live has a name, it is called Mab’s Enchanted City.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 | STEAMPUNK FASHION RUNWAY SHOW

What: Of Then and Beyond…A Steampunk Fashion Show
Time: 8:00 PM (Doors at 7:00)
Cost: General Admission $25 | purchase here
Location: Troy Public Library | 100 2nd Street | Troy, NY 12180

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Schedule

Friday, August 26 | Steampunk Fashion Runway Show

What: Of Then and Beyond…A Steampunk Fashion Show
Time: 8:00 PM (Doors at 7:00)
Cost: General Admission $25 | VIP $75 (Includes early entry, premium seating and drinks)
Location: Troy Public Library | 100 2nd Street | Troy, NY 12180

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Saturday, August 27 | The Enchanted City

  • 11:00
  • Steampunk Retail Clothing Shop opens for business at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity
  • The Parade of Mad Machines through the festival grounds at the Troy Mini Maker Faire
  • Inventor’s Challenge begins with the parade of machines at the 2016 Chamberlain’s Inventor’s Challenge
  • Arethusa – Father and son musicians perform music of the Victorian era and beyond!
  • Feasting commences with the finest chefs Troy has to offer!
  • Troy Public Library Kids Story Time and Crafts! Engage in a world of pure imagination
  • 11:30
  • Power Tool Drag Race – Inspections and Trial runs on 2nd Street at the Troy Mini Maker Faire
  • AND THEY’RE OFF! Formal judging begins. Choose your favorite. – at the 2016 Chamberlain’s Inventor’s Challenge
  • 12:00
  • Meet the maker: Needles and Gears with Andrea Habura demo at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity
  • Meet the makers: MiSci & The Dudley Ob-servatory Keva blocks, bub-ble wands, and telescopes at the Troy Mini Maker Faire
  • Vixens En Garde – This all girl company spe-cializes in sword fighting and Shakespeare.
  • Sir Bobart the Great – Magic for the young and old alike! Illusions that defy logic…
  • 12:30
  • Meet the maker: Toothpick World and their recreation of buildings from around the world at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity
  • Power Tool Drag Race – Double Elimination Round! at the Troy Mini Maker Faire
  • Meet and Greet – Meet the Mad Geniuses and their inventions to choose your favorite! At the 2016 Chamberlain’s Inventor’s Challenge
  • Registration for the Masquerade costume competition opens at info tent!
  • Tribal Tina and her Belly Dancing Troop take to the streets
  • 1:00
  • Tech Wearable Panel Discussion and presentation with guest Becky Stern at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity
  • HMIG gives a guided trolley tour through Troy’s past present! Meet at Third St. and Broadway at the Troy Mini Maker Faire
  • Ragiacci Rags Blues, Funk and Fusion at it’s best. This popular clown is a crowd pleaser!
  • Yelp shops the TWFM to gather mystery ingredients for the Iron Chef Challenge!
  • Queen Mab’s Fairy Eti-quette School for Young Fae with Fizzy
  • 2:00
  • Tech Wearable Panel Discussion and presentation with guest Becky Stern continues at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity
  • Meet the Maker: CMOST Help the team build a Rigamajig at the Troy Mini Maker Faire
  • Races on River Street! Machines and Makers Rock and Roll their inventions in races that defy time, space and gravity at the 2016 Chamberlain’s Inventor’s Challenge
  • Arethusa – Father and son musicians perform music of the Victorian era and beyond!
  • The BEST OF TROY Iron Chef Challenge! Who’s Cuisine will reign supreme in the Enchanted City?
  • Lady Ellen Sinopolli shares her magical movements to music with the wee ones. A must for princes and princesses 😉
  • 2:30
  • Join a tour of TVCoG and join the maker movement! At the Tech Valley Center of Gravity
  • Attend RCHS historical talk and demos with antique quill pens at the Troy Mini Maker Faire
  • 3:00
  • Tech Wearable and Victorian Designers visit the Main Stage for the Costume Competition! At the Tech Valley Center of Gravity
  • HMIG give a guided trolley tour through Troy’s past present! Meet at Third St. and Broadway at the Troy Mini Maker Faire
  • Masquerade Magnifique Costume competition! At the 2016 Chamberlain’s Inventor’s Challenge
  • Sir Bobart the Great – Magic for the young and old alike! Illusions that defy logic…
  • 4:00
  • Meet the maker: Needles and Gears with Andrea Habura. Demo at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity
  • Meet the Maker: ENTEC Creator of Newton’s Third Law at the Troy Mini Maker Faire
  • Time to turn in your ‘People’s Choice’ selection to the Info Tent! Steam on! At the 2016 Chamberlain’s Inventor’s Challenge
  • Vixens En Garde – This all girl company spe-cializes in sword fighting and Shakespeare.
  • Kids and Pets costume competition hosted by Henry Loves Betty and Troy Vets.
  • 5:00
  • Last call at the Steampunk Retail Clothing Shop at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity
  • AWARD Ceremony on Main Stage! Who will win the peo-ple’s choice? Place your bets! At the 2016 Chamberlain’s Inventor’s Challenge
  • AWARD Ceremony on Main Stage! Who will win the $4,ooo Inventor’s prize? It’s time to find out…
  • Award Ceremony on the Main Stage! Whose cuisine will reign supreme? It’s time to find out…
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The Enchanted City Troy

Enter the blocks of River and 1st Streets between State Street. This is a beautiful and historic portion of the city that is home to many artists, shops, restaurants and stories from the turn of the century.

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