Big River Results!

Thank you to all who came to The Countess booth at the Big River Steampunk Festival in Hannibal, MO over Labor Day weekend!

This ended an incredibly busy summer and has kicked off a fall full of events as well. I have several follow up blogs coming this week, just to catch up on all that’s happened. 

First up, Big River. It was a smashing success. We arrived about 8:30am Sat morning and immediately started getting the booth set up. 

Emily and Gary from New London 

Professor Jefferson Parker and Mrs. Maddy Parker
My Auntie Di and niece Lauren (Lady Lo) were great helpers. By 9:30a, shoppers were already coming in to look at the steamy fabulous finds. The booth was so busy that we decided to stay open until 7pm. Auntie Di made a food run to Mark Twain Dinette and we had some of the best catfish ever.


That eve we checked into our hotel and crashed. I had so many sales that I had to create a few more items to sell while resting in the hotel room. I sold out of almost all my corsets and bustle skirts. 

Gary Michelle-Boner won the mustache contest.

Sunday was almost as busy. We sold a lot of antique and new jewelry. I got a lot of leads on pet portraits. We closed at six and ran off to Fiddlesticks, just outside of our hotel. I had a pulled pork sandwich that was to die for. Then it was off to the Riverboat cruise with Doc Phineas and the Steampunk Stompers. We enjoyed the river on the upstairs deck for the first hour. On the upper deck:

Lighthouse in the distance:


We’re on a riverboat with hot air ballon rides back on shore and a train coming. Could it get any more steampunk?:


 We then went downstairs for drinks and dancing. A rousing good time was had by all! Dancing with Doc:

Monday was a bit slow, but we still had sales and wrapped up a weekend of glorious weather. Thank you to all who came out!

Eugena B. Austin won the booth give away goody bag. Congratulations!

Thank you for reading!

Victoria

News, events, and links:

9/24-25 Open House at 1900 Park during Strange Folk Festival-10a-6p

9/8 CAM Open Studios-details forthcoming

Continuing-AKC Museum of the Dog Artist’s Registry Show. This show will be up through 2/19/17

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of Strax and the Widow in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are just $20!!! Copies of “Revenge and Machinery” are coming to Etsy as well.

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Fun at Big River Steampunk Festival! 

I’ve been writing a lot lately. My writing muse has pretty much taken over, which means the sequel to “Strax and the Widow”, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming along.

But I’m behind on blogging. Thus finally the highlights from the Labor Day weekend Big River Steampunk Festival in Hannibal, MO. 

First, it was incredibly hot. So hot I confess I spent a huge amount of time in one of the local bars and antiquing. 

But we started off watching some of the performers on the main stage and catching up in time travel with writer Barbara MacRobie from the Missouri Arts Council.

  

  
Then onto watching Doc Phineas hosting tea dueling:

            

Got a few photos with the Doc:

    

Doc was certainly one of the most pleasant people I’ve ever met.

Can Can Kate and I got a bit overheated so we headed to Rumor Has It for libations and chow. Some of the best mozerella sticks ever! 

   
   
It was still quite hot, so on we went to antiquing at Main Street at Main Street 101 and Savannah’s for great antique pieces!

   
 
I hate to complain about the heat, but it was just too yucky. We did miss some of the contests, including the beard and costume competitions, but I know both of Saturday’s winners. They are fine people! Saw the Airship Vindus crew and Marcibel Automation from afar, but again, our time was limited to just Saturday afternoon.

We wrapped up with some lovely ice cream, a last look at the shops, a nice meet with a rat catcher, and quick hello to Unwoman on the way to her gig.

   
    
    
   
Couldn’t resist an impromptu shoot with Can Can:

   
    
 I plan on going back next year and hope for cooler weather and more time to explore!

As always, thank you for reading.
-Victoria

Upcoming/continuing shows/events and social media links:

-CAM Open Studios, 1900 Park Creative Space, Oct. 3rd, 10a-5p, art and refreshments! FREE
-please check out my gofundme/passionate artist !
-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse. It’s currently on display for the next few weeks at West County mall.
-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks and have sooo many irons in the fire right now.
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link:
http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1428805315&sr=8-1
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy-the Haute Hen. 
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon