I am Ambassador Mika‘il Al Omain, and I bid you welcome to this Grand Adventure that awaits you. Salt City Steamfest is a Steampunk Convention unlike any other. It is a multi-cultural steampunk experience based in a Mediterranean/Moroccan setting. The City sits along the main trade routes between Europe and Asia and sees visitors from all cultures; Victorian, Arabian, East Indian, and more. Airship captains, sky pirates, mercenaries, lone wanderers and adventurers all make their way to the City seeking fortune and adventure. Will you be one of them?
Previous conventions have seen panels on a variety of various topics, from writing and publishing steampunk literature to creating and developing your steampunk persona to Victorian etiquette and more. Artists have displayed their artwork, and vendors have sold their creations. There have been fashion shows for the aesthetically minded and Nerf battles with Nerf weapons available for rent.
There have been performances from musical guests such as Montague Fromage, The Uprising of the Gin Rebellion, Unwoman, and Vernian Process.
And with all of this, there is also the Immersion Content. The staff has worked hard to produce an immersive environment where visitors may interact with the denizens of the City. You may take on quests and assignments (in a Live Action Role Play format) to uncover mysteries, solve problems and influence the state of the City itself. Last year’s adventurers were responsible for saving the City from an invading steampunk cyborg army. The heroes of this conflict have had their names inscribed forever in the history records of the City. Are YOU intrepid enough to join them?
Salt City Steamfest 2014 is measuring up to be even better than in previous years. The convention returns to downtown Salt Lake City at the Sheraton, so it is more central for everyone’s travelling needs. The Sheraton’s beautiful decor fits well with the convention’s motif, promising an even more enjoyable experience. This year promises even more Nerf Battle events for the battle-minded. And the Immersion Content will be unlike anything you have seen at any other convention. So come dressed in your steampunked best, get into character, and live the adventure at Salt City Steamfest! I hope to see you there.
Ambassador Mika’il Al Omain