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2016 Competitions at the Brass Screw Confederacy


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The Bodger's Grand Exhibition

Welcome to The Bodger's Grande Exhibition, a Steampunk Makers Fair. Are you an artisan? Come display your amazing skills!

2016's theme is "Patent: Approved!" - We're celebrating five years' amazing adventure with a focus on our artificers and bodgers, makers and mad genius who inspired us. Imagine your science fair unburdened of vulgar constraints such as reality. Or physics. Tentative categories include Artistry (you make pretty), Vision (you make bizarre), and Function (you make it work). And with $100's of dollars in prizes, we're putting our money on the table. The Exhibition is open to participants of the Brass Screw Confederacy and prizes will be awarded by our panel of judges. Brass Screw members are cordially invited to stroll the aisles and experience the creative genius and mad bodgering skills of the multi-talented makers.

Bodgers! Come represent at our first year. Rules and information
Everyone else! Don't miss the 1st Bodgers' Grand Exhibition!

Proving Grounds

Join an elite group of Airship Troopers for an intensive training in the skill required to pass muster in the 21st Regiment LiTA ("LIghter Than Air") Dragoons. Sunday morning (well, late-morning) training will include practical cutlass and hand-to-hand training by the Confederacy's direct, Nathan Barnett, a seasoned martial arts instructor for Embassy Arms Fencing Club and BWAHAHA (Lonin). From there we'll proceed to training in a series of subtler arts, wrapping up with an obstacle course to test the mettle of each and every would-be trooper.

The Airship Trooper Proving Grounds are open to a limited number by pre-registration only. Participants must be over 14 and able to engage in strenuous exercise and tea drinking. Location will be announced exclusively to participants upon registration. Registration available with ticket purchase.

BSC Steampunk Nerf Wars

Put your gigglemug on and Frolic with us in an all out steampunk Nerf gun battle. Bring your Nerf guns but remember for safety our judges can fire your Nerf gun at your head from 4 feet away to make sure all mates are properly protected. Must always where eye protection while engaged. Goggles on and let the Nerf Darts Fly!! Goggles on and let the Nerf Darts Fly!! *All who participate in Nerf Wars will receive a raffle ticket at a chance to win some prizes. Must be present with raffle ticket to win. Please stick around after the Nerf Battle to see if you have a winning raffle ticket.* Recommended for ages 12+ only.

Tactical Croquet Tournament

"Anyone who plays this must be mad." Schedule your "tea time" at Brass Screw Registration and step on to the green with mallet in hand - then play 8 "octipedal" posts (in honor of our Octopi) of the oddest game of croquet on record. Maneuver ball through a mixed-up world of obstacles and challenges. Imagine all the best portions of miniature golf, croquet, and Alice in Wonderland rolled into a leisurely afternoon pastime. Reserve as a foursome or join in with new-found friends for a game of croquet refereed by the Red Queen with the White Rabbit as timekeeper. Clockwork flamingos watch on as you make for the wickets across an obstacle course of greenery.

Tactical Croquet takes place at the Memorial Athletic Field (550 Washington St).

Steam Gutters Skeet Shoot

Hurry! Hurry! Step right up!

Try your skills at the most fantastical Airgun Steampunk-shootout of the revived bygone century! Tickle your fledgling senses, delight your young eyes, revel in the adrenaline driven glory that is the Steam Gutter Skeet Shoot! With a menagerie of steamy targets for your amusement and edification! Do you have the daredo and bravado to avoid the thieving shenanigans of the lurking pirates? Of course you do!


Got a score to settle? Past time to show that no-good so-and-so what you're made of? Well here's your chance...

Enter the duelatorium where two walk in and two walk out, one with slightly less dignity. Challenges of honor, trials by combat, petty one-ups-manship settled by our highly honorable and mostly impervious to bribery judge and referee. Just $1 to test your mettle on the field, honorable or otherwise.

Saturday 1:00pm - 3:00pm Pope Marine Park

Scavenger Hunt

Join us Saturday, June 11th, at the Cotton Building downtown Port Townsend, for the great steampunk scavenger hunt! Younglings 13 and under will be led by our team of intrepid adventurers through downtown from 1-2pm on a search for engine parts, accumulating in a grand nerf gun shootout between pirates and participants.

The great desert-walker Mirage has been attacked just outside of Port Townsend by a marauding group of rogue scientists, scattering critical parts across town. Scouts located the lost parts, but were attacked by the scientists' lackeys before they could retrieve them! Just before being shanghaied, the scouts managed to write down clues to the coordinates for the lost parts on two charts and hide them to prevent the beastly bodgers from commandeering the desert-walker. Captain Jhin of the desert walker “Mirage” and his First Mate Danielle are calling all young inventors and scrappers to assist in the search for the missing parts! But be on your guard my steam-savvy friends, for the location of the parts is still infested with the roguish attackers!

Admission is free to BSC ticket holders and children 13 and under. Some nerf guns available on a first come first serve basis. Hunt starts promptly at 1pm. While the scavenger hunt is led by responsible chaperones, we are not responsible for lost or missing children or their safety. Parents are encouraged to accompany their offspring.