What is Twisted Gears?
_Twisted Gears is a one day mini convention for both Steampunkers and anyone new or is interested in the world of Steampunk. There will be many workshops and panels such as "A Gentleman's Duel," where one can learn the official rules of said duels during the era, and "Cane Martial Arts" such as the one shown in the Sherlock Holmes movie. Plus, by registering, either pre-reg or at the door, you are able to enter the night giveaway where some neat prizes awaits. And speaking of night, the day comes to an end with a nice dance for any ladies or gents to dance, mingle, and socialize.
Thank you to everyone who came to Twisted Gears '14! The crew is very grateful for your support. There is now a "tell us what you think" box...thingy under the Contact us tab! If you have any comments about the event, how it could be improved, or what you did/did not like about it, please leave a message! All comments are anonymous and we would be interested in hearing options!
Hi, this is your friendly and dashing communicator announcing that Pre-Registration is now closed. But don't fret! Tickets will still be available at the door tomorrow for purchase!
We hope everyone is excited for the event just as we are! Final adjustments and preparations have been, and are, taking place so that everything is in tiptop shape.
*sounds of construction work-like noises can be heard faintly in the background*
Also, do not worry! Pre-registrations are still open and will be closed Friday, February 28th.
Now back to work!
Done! *the sound of a chair slipping followed by a loud crash is heard. A groan following the two* Ladies and Gents! As of currently, all the main parts of the site are updated! Pre-registration is up at $10. Panels/workshops are also updated, so you may know what we have planned for this year's Twisted Gears. Main events are still in the works, but we are hoping to have everything ironed out within the week.
Now, where is that ice pack....
Well! Thanks to someone throwing the thermoetherioic benzenicoppler at me, transmission was down again for the last 2 months. So on to the updates! It is official that Twisted Gears 2014 will be on March 1st! So mark that in your calendars ladies, gents, and automotons of all ages! This week, panels and workshops will be updated along with, yup, you guessed it pre-registration! There will be a lot of updating this week so please keep an eye out! Contact was down for a while, but is now up and running. So if there any questions, comments, or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask. We would like to apologize for the delay and lack of information, but everything will be up, hopefully, by the end of the week! Until then, stay steamy!
*tapping noises are heard along with muffled voices in the background*
-orking?....Well if you think it's so easy, then let's see you try it. Oi, if we had the funds, I would've updated this a long time ago but nooooo. You won't let me upgrade the automitter.
*more bickering, one sarcastic communicator against the "fearless leader"....nickname courtesy of said communicator*
Fine fine fine! *static* There! Done. Happy? Now just sit here and talk. Don't touch anything. I'll be monitoring the wavelength of the Aether inducer amplifier over here. Again, Don't. Touch. Anything.
*shuffling around and a new voice comes up*
Greetings Everyone! I know it's late, but I would like to announce something to you all. We have been working very hard this year, and, like we promised, it looks like Twisted Gears will be up and running again in 2014! We are working on getting the venue paperwork done by November, so please cross your fingers....and toes that everything goes through!
*mutterings of "yeah, because everything goes sooo smoothly when you need it to" followed by a BONK then an "Ow! No need to throw things....wait, what did you even throw..."*
I plan to have it again sometime in February or early March, so make a note of that on your calendar!
*Just as a click is heard, a cry of "OI" is heard in the background. "Why'd you throw the thermoetheroic benzenicoppler?? We need this! Oh this is bad. This is very not good."......static*
::BEGIN TRANSMISSION:: *static*....*more static with some vague curses in the background*...T....TESTING....oh for the love of.....kssssshhh....GORRAM AUTOMI...itter...oh hey it works now. *clears throat* We hope that everyone had a wonder Christmas and New Years. Looks like we survived the "Apocalypse." Anyways! We apologize for the long wait. Due to circumstances that were out of our powers, with a sadden heart, we would like to announce that Twisted Gears 2013 will not be happening.
We wished to keep Twisted Gears at the University of Houston Main Campus because of the location, free parking, food near the area, the hotel on campus, and room availability. We've been working very hard in trying to make sure it happened again for 2013, but due to the construction going on at UH we will not be having it this year. The school has informed us that the construction will be done by Fall 2013 so Twisted Gears will start up again in the Spring of 2014. We, again, want to thank everyone who went and to those who have emailed me asking if it was going to happen again. We took a chance in making this convention and the community has shown me that they loved it and want more of it. So We are working hard to make it better while I wait for construction to end. Please continue to show your support for this and the Steampunk Community and we promise to keep you in my mind when we am working on the ideas and plans. We will be posting up dates as the year goes on, so please keep checking here for any news.
The contact page will still be up. Emails will be answered and I apologize ahead of time if there is a delay for answers. If that happens, it means that our violinist/swordman's alter ego has taken over along with the problems that comes with.
We hope that you all have a great 2013 and stay shiny!...*static* ::END TRANSMISSION::
::begin transmission:: We would like to say thank you to everyone who came to support Twisted Gear's first year. We are honestly very much surprised about the outcome and hope everyone had a great time. Critiques are most welcome so feel free to spam the contact form. Plans are already starting to form *chuckle* for next year's event. We wish those who came would continue to support and those who couldn't make it will make it in Twisted Gear's following years! Bye for now, but continue to check up on the site every once in a while. Who knows. You may be lucky to see sneak previews for next year! ::end transmission::