Best viewed when you see the Airship!
2016’s festivities will celebrate artificers and bodgers, makers and mad genius – a Makers’ Fair like no other. Imagine your science fair unburdened of vulgar constraints such reality. Or physics. Tentative categories include Artistry (you make pretty), Vision (you make bizarre), and functional (you make it work). Because we appreciate the subtler arts, there may also be a costume contest.
...And with over $1000 on the table in prizes - we're putting our money where our mouths wouldn't dream of going.
Plus, you'll get a smoldering dose of the amazing, extraordinary and bizarre that you've come to expect from the Pacific Northwest's steamiest little Victorian seaport of eccentric arts.
What You Know to Expect
So while we aren't the biggest, fanciest, first, and we certainly hope we aren't the last steampunk something-or-other on Earth - we've got something to steam up ingenues and aficionados alike. You won't be disappointed.
The Brass Screw ain't no Con. We're our own wonderful thing. Port Townsend, Washington, is one of just three Victorian seaports in the US and for one weekend it's transformed into our unique vision of what a Steampunk Extravaganza should be: vintage aesthetics comingled with edgy century art, music, and tech - all strapped together with brass.
We're building the best Brass Screw ever!
We aim to rock you back on your boot heels and steam up your goggles. We're turning it up with our Hottest Hootenanny ever, Tactical Croquet, Airship Apprentice (our own collectible card game), the stupendous Bazaar of the Bizarre, Brass Screw Chautauqua, bands, magic, and mayhem galore!
This years festival comingles distillates of the very finest of year's past including Friday's Den of Iniquities, Saturday's Hootenanny, burlesque and peepshows for the naughty, and sweet sweet absinthe for the nice.