A Tea In The Clouds:
Steampunkin' Around The World
A Live Stream Event
Coming To Your Home From
Grand Dining Room
HMS Earl Grey
June 12th, 2021
For Event Information
Please See Below,
We Will Be Posting About Performers, Seminars,
And Other Content
In The Coming Months.
Greetings And Introductions
Good Day To You!
We have been expecting you. Welcome to our humble convention space here on Subgenres.net. Allow us to introduce ourselves, we are The Society for the Ethical Treatment of Kraken. The Society, better known as SETK, is a small group of Steampunks from Winnipeg, Manitoba. We may be small in number, but we have a great amount of spirit. Every year we hold our convention The Society for the Ethical Treatment of Kraken's Tea and Bazaar for fellow Steampunk enthusiasts on the second weekend of June.
You can find us on Facebook at:
This year A Tea In The Clouds is our online version of what we typically offer at our in-person events and yearly convention. It is due to the worldwide plague that we must use the greatest caution, think of our dear guests and friends in Steam, and remain here online until the world becomes safe for gatherings once more.
We miss seeing all of you in person, but this is the next best thing. It is a joyous wonder this internets thing that allows us to still celebrate the fantastic universe of Steampunk together through circuits, wires, and on the wings of the invisible beast called the WiFi. Our greatest desire is to have Steampunkers from around the world join us here on June 12th, 2021 for some good, honest, steamy shenanigans. It is a way of spending time together so that all of us can feel a little less like the "only Steampunk in town".
Please check in frequently to catch up on all the updates and news we hope to share in the coming months. We have so many Steampunky activities in store for our guests on June 12th. It is our goal to represent the many varied subgenres of Steampunk with our audience. Pirates, Burlesque, Dieselpunk, Cyberpunk, Victorian, Airships, and much more. The universe of Steampunk is rich and diverse, there is something for everyone in this genre.
Please join us on the 12th of June!
We look forward to enjoying the day with all of you.
Steampunkin' Around The World:
To All The Steampunks of the World:
Groups, Artists, Authors, Inventors, Costumers....
We will be creating a Steampunkin' Around The World: Showcase Map. Discover here on our site a special page with a world map that will showcase all the awesome kindred spirits in punk out there around the world.
We invite Steampunk artists, writers, groups, costumers, inventors, kindred spirits, to send us a short video that we can place on the world map. It can be made on a smart phone or more advanced, we are not picky. Just introduce yourselves to us and the world. The video should be relatively short, but we want to know about your group, or you, the place you are from, and what Steampunk means to you.
An icon of your town, city, place will be put on the map with a link that when visitors to our site and our convention tap on it, your video will appear. Hopefully by June 12th we will have a map full of Steamy friends. We look so forward to seeing all of you.
Please send your submission to:
Thank you so very much in advance.
Parisian Steampunk Maestros
Catch Victor Sierra's Live Stream Performance
On the Live Stream Page
of the Online Convention
Victorian Horror Troupe
On the Tea Performer Page
of the Online Convention
A Wonderful Adventure
Halie and George of the A Wonderful Adventure Theatre Company are crafting a lovely and fun video adapted from novel by Jules Verne 80 Days Around The World. They are creating this adaptation just for our online convention. You will be able to enjoy it on the Programming page of the convention on June 12th, 2021.
We are so looking forward to watching it with you!
Ms. Mumford's Marvelous Mummy Unwrapping
Ms. Mumford is bringing the mummy home to Subgenres. She will be performing a
special mummy unwrapping just for us this year.
You can join us in the great unwrapping here on the Programming page of the online convention.
Don't miss the grand unveiling!
Special Guest Author
Gail has graciously agreed to join us for a panel on June 12th, 2021 at 1pm Central Time. We are thrilled to be able to host this award winning author at our Online Tea. The Panel is being offered for free to our guests and anyone is welcome to attend.
The subject of the panel is about Gail's research into Victorian women's daily lives and their lifestyle and how she uses this information to write her characters. You are welcome to send your questions in ahead of time. Please send your questions to and register on our
SETK EVENTS BOOKING PAGE.
Please follow this link to read about Gail Carriger and her works. You will also find the link to the registration for the panel, SETK Event Bookings Page to our Special Guest Panel.
Go To Blackbird Initiative
Go To SETK Event Bookings
Photo by Vanessa Applegate
These are only a selection of the books that have been written by Beth Daniels, Pen Name Nied Darrell. You can find more out about Beth by following the link below.
We are thrilled to have Beth joining us this year. She has graciously volunteered to join our Subgenres Forum on June 12th, 2021 to answer questions and discuss writing for Steampunk and Alternate History with our convention guests.
Please join Beth on June 12th and make sure to drop in to the Forum to say hello.
John R. White
John R. White is a personal friend of mine. I got to know John while I was a member of the Steampunk Empire. It is so lovely to be able to introduce all of our guests to my friend this year.
You can enjoy a reading a chapter by John from his most recent book on June 12th, 2021.
Please follow the link below to learn more about John and his works.
Victoria was our Special Guest Author at last year's Tea. We love her so much we brought her back again.
Please follow the link below to find out more about our dear Victoria.
We are pleased to introduce Gary Ruse to all of our guests. Gary is new to the Tea, but certainly has years of experience writing. He will be sending his contribution to the Tea this year for us to enjoy on June 12th, 2021. For more information on Gary Ruse please follow the link provided.
Please safe the date and come to check out all that Gary has for us. We are very excited!
Author, playwright, poet and singer, Paul has been writing and performing for over 35 years. His first Steampunk novel, 'The Giant Step', volume one of 'The Periwinkle Perspective,' has been well received and volume two will be launched later this year.
Seminars, Mystery Puzzle, Absinthe Affair,
Tea Session, Panels
Here are some seminars that we will be offering this year at our Online Tea.
Hairstyling Through The Ages: 3 Eras of Hairstyles
(Roman, Medieval circa 800-900 AD, (or, Regency), and Victorian
Steampunk Costuming 101
Steampunk Gun Modding 101: A Beginner Course In Prop Making
What Is Steampunk In All Its Varied Glory
Time Travel And The Time Continuum
The Henderson Directorate
Steampunk Sewing Brigade: Pandemic Bow Tie Tutorial
How To Be A Sky Captain
Evil Villainy: Step One In World Domination
Haberdashery 101: How To Make A Simple Victorian Straw Hat
Hats and How To Pull Them Off In Steampunk Style
From Persona To Penned Page
Beth Daniels World Building Discussion On Subgenres Forum
Zoom Master Maker Seminar by Wheeler Stone
Absinthe Affair Show "A Tea In The Clouds: Steampunkin' Around The World"
To find out more information about the seminars we are offering and see what supplies may be needed please visit our Activities Page.
Mystery Puzzle/Escape Room
Mistress of Doom and Her Dastardly Deed:
The Sky In Chains
You will be able to find this activity, The Mystery Puzzles, on our Activities Page here on subgenres.net on June 12th, 2021 for our online convention called A Tea In The Clouds: Steampunkin' Around The World.
We will be adding more information about the Mystery Puzzle and how you can participate in the coming weeks.
The Mistress of Doom will be providing a series of Ransom Videos to the Steampunk Empire, you must figure out how to save the Sky Captain and the Empire.
Live Tea Room Sessions
Sale of seats for the four 45min sessions are now available and can be booked below:
We will be doing a mini seminar on how to "Bitch The Pot",
giving away a prize of one Tea Cup Prize Package to one lucky guest at each of the four sessions.
We will also be playing some games, have a Best Tea Cup contest, and some delightful shenanigans.
Please join us with your best tea cup, some good tea, and a appetite for fun. We have a special day planned for you.
Psychic and Astrologist Readings
Rev. Julie Thompson
Readings by Rev. Julie Thompson “The Happy Medium”.
Julie comes to you with 40 years of experience as a Psychic Clairvoyant Medium.
She is originally from the Isle of Man, UK which is sure to add a certain flair to your time with her.
Some of her expertise include: Past Life, Tarot/Angel Cards, Psychometry, Pendulum, Wellness Coach, Weddings/Funeral Celebrant. Julie can marry you, bury you or baptize you, but not necessarily in that order.
She brings insight into what could be some of the most enlightening moments of your life! Contact @Julie Kennish Medium on Facebook
to book your appointment on June 12th today!
PayPal or e-transfer of $25 is accepted to confirm your time with Julie!
Rev. Julie Thompson will be accepting bookings for the afternoon of June 12th.
Please contact the Rev. Julie Thompson to pre-book your appointment. It is recommended you book your appointment a week to three days ahead.
As long as I can remember, energy has been drawn to me and I have been drawn to it, both living and dead. I was born with my gifts and abilities, they come naturally, it is my birth right
and has been with me throughout all of my lifetimes.
I am an Empath! I feel everything around me, the emotions of both human and animals,
as well as the rest of the living world whether it be a tree, the earth or even the wind.
Everything has a story which I have the ability to share.
During readings with my clients I am able to hit the heart of the matter,
by being able to pick up on thoughts, feelings, illnesses not only theirs but those around them