Welcome to Subgenres

the home of the society for the ethical treatment of kraken, the Young Cryptos, and the Empire of the night

Our Events:

Please go to the Tea In the Clouds Page and Also Go to The Online Convention Content Page!!!

Please Be Aware of These changes to our event schedule:

We are offering an Online version of our convention on

June 13th, 2020

tea In The Clouds:

A Soiree of Steampunk Enthusiasts

12pm to 6pm

All Are Welcome!

If you wish to spend a lovely afternoon of Steampunk Shenanigans

we will be opening the convention pages up at 12pm on the day of the event.

Anyone is welcome to join in the fun and frivolity. 

Come One, Come all!

We are making a call to Steampunks of the world,

Our members, our community, The Universe of Steampunk

is free and accessible to the world!







You must go to the Membership area to enjoy the online Convention on

June 13th.


All Memberships are free.

Go to top of page and click log in to sign up for membership.


Once you become a member the convention pages will be

accessible to you As They are uploaded.






Join Us For A Lovely Tea Party

we are offering a series of four half an hour sessions during our online convention 

in which our guests can book a seat between

the hours of 3pm to 5:15pm.

during the Online Tea Party

we will enjoy the

beautiful melodies strummed on a sitar by 

winnipeg's amazing and talented of Jozetta Stych.





we will also be offering raffle prizes 

and games during the Tea Party sessions.


To Book A Session In The Online Tea Party Go To:


The Online Tea Party Element Of The Convention Is Paid Reservation And Must Be Pre-Booked.




Entertainers and Performers

The Online Convention 

Will Be Offering:


Frenchy and The Punk











they will be live streaming a performance

during the convention

on the Online Tea Page found in the

In the Membership Area, 

They LIve STream at 2pm Central Time.




Returning to us again this year

Charlie Creeps

Charlie Creeps has been regaling audiences with his hybrid of spoken word performance

and theatre 

for  as many years as he has fingers and thumbs upon his hands.

He is excited to be a part of

Tea in the Clouds: An Online Soiree of Steampunk Enthusiasts


So come join Charlie!!!

in his performance of The Ballad of the Pyramus Fallow

(The Misadventure of a Plague Ship in Quarantine)


For these strange times shall make strange bedfellows of us all!


For more info please visit ethanradstrom.com






Mummies on Mars!

A martian mummy unwrapping


Thessalonica Jones


Ms. Thessalonica Jones has flown in with the winds of time to step in for Ms. Mumford and perform an exhilarating mummy unwrapping like no other. She will be unwrapping an ancient mummy that was discovered in a deep martian cave on Mars, This mummy was stumbled upon during one of her jaunts as an inter-dimensional space/time continuum archaeologist adventurer.












Guest Author:

Our dear friend and fellow 


Victoria Szulc

she will be reading the first few chapters for us from her new novel Emerald Skies and will be offering a give away of a free copy of her book.

these seminars were written not only to give some good tips and advice 
about the subjects they pertain to, but also to be fun, silly, and entertaining.
Some of them will be quite silly, some will be informative, but most 
of all we hope that everyone will get something out them.
steampunk costuming 101
steampunk 101 - what is steampunk
how to make a maskinator
The language of fans
manners for ladies and gents setk style
what lies beneath - 200 years of shaping women
the history of service in winnipeg (our own local version of downton abbey)
setk's survival guide to the apocalypse-
how to find tea during a quarantine





One and Only 

Steampunk Convention,



We Are All About The PUNK!



Poster Art by Daniel Herrera


The Society for the Ethical Treatment



Are At It Again!


2021 Fundraising Sterling Silver Admission Bracelet


Join Us For Our Fifth Year of 

Shenanigans on June 12th, 2021!

Now for our regular programming!!

Welcome to the

Home of:

The Society for the Ethical Treatment

of Kraken's

Tea and Ladies Bazaar,










Next year's Theme:

"Around the World In 80 Days",

June 12th, 2021

We are at a brand new location this year

The Canad Inns Destination Centre

Polo Park

We are adding a Steampunk Masquerade this year as well...

Come And See All The Sights We Have To Offer!








The Young Cryptos

Manitoba's Amateur Cryptozoologist Club

We are young at heart,

And always Out There......









Enter if you dare....














The Empire of the Night

A Vampire Community


Winnipeg, Manitoba






Go Gently Into The Night


Introducing A New Feature:











Subgenres Event Hub

All Our Event Information and Tickets In One Awesome Place! 

We realized that scattered event pages, multiple ticket systems, and the sheer amount of events that we are offering  demanded a centralized hub that our attendees could go to to quickly discover all the things, and buy tickets for all the things. It was time to make things simple. And, so we did. 

Our Subgenres Event Hub on Eventbrite is our solution to providing a one stop shop for our attendees to find out about our events, and see which ones they wish to go to. When you visit the Subgenres Event Hub you will find all of the upcoming shenanigans we have in store.  You will see all the important dates to note and ticket prices. If you wish to find out more about the various events there is information provided for you to quickly get the gist of what we are offering. 

Please use and enjoy our Subgenres Event Hub and we look forward to seeing you at our events in the future.

What Is The Society for the Ethical

Treatment of Kraken

S.E.T.K. is dedicated to spreading joy to Winnipeg through fabulous, local events in the name of creativity, fun, and w̶o̶r̶s̶h̶i̶p̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶G̶r̶e̶a̶t̶ ̶D̶r̶e̶a̶m̶e̶r̶ ̶C̶h̶u̶t̶h̶u̶l̶u̶,̶ ̶H̶i̶g̶h̶ ̶p̶r̶i̶e̶s̶t̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶E̶l̶d̶e̶r̶ ̶G̶o̶d̶s̶ various forms of wholesome Steampunkery!


We proudly promote respect for the kraken and all it's brethren, including but not limited too, squids, octopi, jellyfish, and cuttlefish. We believe that these beautiful creatures are blessed children o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶G̶r̶e̶a̶t̶ ̶d̶r̶e̶a̶m̶e̶r̶ ̶C̶h̶u̶t̶h̶u̶l̶u̶,̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶H̶i̶g̶h̶ ̶P̶r̶i̶e̶s̶t̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶E̶l̶d̶e̶r̶ ̶G̶o̶d̶s̶,̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶b̶y̶ ̶h̶o̶n̶o̶u̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶m̶ ̶w̶e̶ ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶r̶e̶c̶e̶i̶v̶e̶ ̶p̶i̶t̶y̶ ̶w̶h̶e̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶O̶l̶d̶ ̶O̶n̶e̶ ̶r̶i̶s̶e̶s̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶b̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶r̶e̶i̶g̶n̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶m̶a̶d̶n̶e̶s̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶t̶e̶r̶r̶o̶r̶ that deserve to be protected.

Of course this is all in tongue and cheek, typical Steampunk humour. Our group is all about creating a central community that all Steampunks can enjoy. We want to offer a thriving, vibrant, and active Steampunk hub to Winnipeg's denizens and beyond that is actively functioning throughout the year. If you are not from Winnipeg and wish to be a part of our community we welcome you as well. We are the centre of Canada, it is about time we became the centre of Steampunk in Canada. 


Thank you for your interest in our humble group! Please check our Facebook page for upcoming events, connecting with other Steampunks, and being a part of a hands on and active Steampunk Community. P̶r̶a̶i̶s̶e̶ ̶C̶h̶u̶t̶h̶u̶l̶u̶!̶

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