Upcoming Events

Leonard Oakes Steampunk Festival 2017

Date: August 26, 2017

Time: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Leonard Oakes Estate Winery, 10609 Ridge Road, Medina, NY

I will be vending at this year’s Leonard Oakes SteamPunk Festival! Save the date for August 26th!

GA tickets are $12, VIP are $25.

This year you will be welcomed into the Festival by Hala and Lalo, our duo of SteamPunk Stilt Walkers. Once you are in the event you now enter the world of inventors, creators, live artists, authors, chefs, musicians, side show performers, fermentation artists and those who pour the fermentation art!

Indie Author Day 2017

Date: October 14, 2017

Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY

Join the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library in celebrating the second annual Indie Author Day!

E. A. Hennessy will be giving a presentation. The topic will be “Tips and Tools to Keep Your Story Organized”.

Wings Falls Steamposium

Start date: April 20, 2018

End date: April 22, 2018

Location: 88 Ridge Street, Glens Falls, NY

A gathering of Cogs and Lace to celebrate the Alternative History of Glens Falls. Friday Night Meet and Greet Party at the Queensbury Hotel followed by 10:00 pubcrawl. Saturday 10 – 5 all day Free event with Marketplace, Entertainment, Panels, Walking Tours, Shirt Factory and Gallery Tour. Inventors Challenge (Making something from Repurposed Junk to benefit the Homeless Shelter), Kids activities, Steampunk Your Pet, Saturday Night Time Travelers Ball with Food and Entertainment and Fashion Show. Sunday Mid-Morning Mad Hatter Tea. Come as your favorite Alice in Wonderland Character. Pricing and Vending Information available (Handmade or repurposed items only). We are having a Tin Type Photographer!

Past Events

Buffalo Fantasy & Magic Festival

Start date: June 16, 2017

End date: June 18, 2017

Location: Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo NY

If you love all things Classic Fantasy, Fantasy History, Urban Fantasy, and even a bit of select Science Fiction here and there, then the Buffalo Fantasy & Magic Festival is the event you have to attend this year!

Being that it’s created by fans, for fans, you’re virtually guaranteed a Fantasy Fandom overload…and all for a great cause!

For this year’s show we’re highlighting three themes, Classic Fantasy, Cult Movies, and Urban Fantasy….but loosely, there are other representations being brought to life June 16-18th too, including (but NEVER limited to) Ancient Cultures, Beasts & Monsters, Fairy Tales, Legends & Mysteries, Robots, Wizardry and MORE…much more!

ALL forms of Fantasy are celebrated, so please bring your imagination, and wear it loudly and proudly on June 16th, 17th, and 18th at this great local original, the Buffalo Fantasy & Magic Festival!

Upstate New York Collector’s Show

Date: March 19, 2017

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: The Venue, 65 Congress Street, Cohoes, NY

The Upstate NY Collector’s Show has dedicated this show to Darren Carrara, the owner of Comic Depot in Saratoga, NY, who unexpectedaly passed away on November 25th. Darren is a fantastic Father, great friend, and staple of the comic community in Upstate NY.

100% of the admissions and donations collected from the show will be donated to Darren’s family. Darren has impacted a tremendous amount of people in the hobby in many different ways and this is our thank you to all that he has given to the community. We will miss Darren deeply.

We ask that people show support to his family, friends, and busines by wearing a Comic Depot shirt to the show. Please stop by their shop and pick up a shirt along with a few comics.

The show will have many dealers with a large variety of collectibles listed below:

Sports, Non Sports, Magic, Pokemon Cards, Cosplay contest, Comics, Star Wars, GI Joes, Vintage Toys, Vinyl, & Video Games, Stamps, Coins, Currency, WWE, Disney, & More! Plus a Pokemon Go Meetup!

Craggnarok

Date: March 12, 2017

Time: 9:30am - 11:30pm

Location: 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222

The Buffalo State CRAGG club’s anual gaming convention. There will be tournaments, pannels, video games, board games, vendors, activities, and a costume contest.

A Day of Empowering Women

Date: February 19, 2017

Time: 12:00pm - 5:00 pm

Location: The Century Club of Rochester, 566 East Ave, Rochester, New York

Come and enjoy an event for empowering women and girls of all ages and their incredible beauty both inside and out for the utlimate ladies day out!

This is a day where you can enjoy shopping over 75+ local vendors for health, wellness, beauty, Valentine’s Day, and more. Enjoy free product samples and services, demos and amazing gift ideas for the love in your life for Valentine’s Day, meet the February cover woman of Rochester Woman ONLINE, Lynette Adams, and more..

A $5 donation at the door includes a free goody bag from the Brighton filled with great certificates, samples, and vendor imformation. PLUS, the first 50 attendees get a GREAT SURPRISE gift inside! Amazing door prizes will be drawn just in time for Valentine’s Day as well.

Christmas at Knox Arts & Crafts Show

Start date: December 10, 2016

End date: December 11, 2016

Time: 10.00 - 17.00

Location: Friends of Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Rd, East Aurora, New York 14052

Come celebrate the Christmas season at the Knox Mansion! On December 10th and 11th, from 10-5pm, join the Friends of Knox as they throw their first annual Christmas at Knox Arts and Crafts show. The mansion will be beautifully decorated for the season – and vendors will be anxious to display their work. See you there!

Admission: $5 (all proceeds to to the upkeep of the park)

Indie Author Day 2016

Date: October 8, 2016

Time: 10.00 - 15.00

Location: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayatte Square, Buffalo, NY

Indie Author Day will offer local authors visibility in a tradeshow type format at the Downtown Library, at which time they can discuss their work, sell copies of their books, connect with other local writers, and learn more about publishing options from a series of onsite expert speakers. Indie Author Day is free and open to the public.  It is part of a first-ever national effort on Saturday, October 8 to connect local independent authors with public libraries across the nation. I gave a presentation on the self-publishing process.

The Enchanted City III: A Brave New World

Date: August 27, 2016

Time: 11.00 - 13.00

Location: Market Block Books, 290 River St, Troy, NY

I was present for a book signing during The Enchanted City. Now in its third year, “The Enchanted City” is an urban street faire, a spectacle of steampunk fashion, fantasy and fabrications that magically transforms the historic blocks of downtown Troy, N.Y. into a “cosplay” alternative reality where Victorian fancy meets modern technology. The Enchanted City is a real life fairy tale that you can experience and even become a character in if you wish. It is a steampunk Brigadoon that appears once a year.

5th Annual Buffalo BookFest

Date: July 9, 2016

Time: 11.00 - 17.00

Location: The Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St, Buffalo, NY

On Saturday, July 9, 2016 The Western New York Book Arts Center will host the 5th Annual Buffalo BookFest, a day-long festival dedicated to printing and the book arts. The festival will feature an artist’s market and a complete schedule of free indoor and outdoor hands-on demonstrations of the book arts for all ages, including steamroller printmaking! This event is free and open to the public, taking place inside both floors of the Book Arts Center, stretching across the newly opened Mohawk Street, and spilling into the adjacent parking lot–you won’t want to miss this festival. The 5th Annual Buffalo BookFest Artist’s Market will highlight Western New York’s most talented craftspeople, artisans, and writers. Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to browse through and purchase locally handmade goods including hand-bound books, letterpress prints, small press publications, zines, and loads of handmade crafts! The market will be held on the ground floor of WNYBAC and in an outdoors.

Saratoga Fan Con 2016

Date: June 18, 2016

Time: 11.00 - 15.00

Location: Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga FanCon is a free, all-ages comics & pop culture event happening at the Saratoga Springs Public Library on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 11am to 3pm. There will be guests from a variety of fandoms including comics, manga, gaming, fan art, cosplay, and more!

Brain 2 Books Cyber Convention 2016

Start date: April 8, 2016

End date: April 10, 2016

I participated in a Steampunk Discussion Panel on Friday 4/8. Watch the video of the panel discussion!

300 authors from around the world have come together for the largest online book Expo. No tickets. No plane fare. No lodging expenses. This is the most affordable Convention anywhere! Join the group. Share the invite. Keep your money. Wear your favorite pajamas.

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