Old Tucson and the Arizona Steampunk Society present the Wild Wild West Con 4 Steampunk Convention & Festival on Friday, March 6 thru Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Wild Wild West Con is America’s first and only Steampunk convention/festival to take place in a western-themed town and is the largest Western-style Steampunk Convention in the United States! Hundreds of devotees will descend upon Old Tucson outfitted in full Steampunk regalia. The Con’s Mad Science theme is sure to be reflected in Steampunk fashion and accessories.
Visitors to Old Tucson will get a glimpse of this growing phenomenon where it belongs – in an Old West setting. The unique atmosphere of Victorian sensibilities combined with retro-futuristic technology presents Old Tucson guests with fabulous photo opportunities as well as access to selected Con activities including the WWWC4 Steampunk Costume Contest, a Kids Zone, an absinthe tasting ($20 charge – limited capacity), performances by Loop Rawlins, a Steampunk vendor village with more than 60 vendors, street performers and Old Tucson shows and activities. Old Tucson admission is $17.95 for adults and $10.95 for children ages 4 to 11 (children 3 and under are admitted free).
Convention registrants have access to more than 80 panels and workshops, the very popular fashion show, and Meet & Greets with many of the artists and musicians over the three days of the convention. Evening concerts (separately ticketed) on Friday and Saturday will feature Abney Park, Steam Powered Giraffe, Frenchy and the Punk, and The Cog is Dead. Convention information, passes and concert tickets are available at https://www.wildwestcon.com/. Three-day Aristocrat Passes are sold out. Three-day Maverick Passes ($64 adults/$44 children ages 7-11) and 1-day Explorer Passes ($41 adults/$34 children ages 7-11) are still available. Con passes also will be on sale at Old Tucson during the event.
Jason Drotman, President of the Con said, “After three incredibly successful annual events, this year’s event will be the biggest and best yet!” The organization was so pleased with the venue and the warm welcome they have enjoyed in Tucson that they decided to return to Old Tucson for the fourth international event.
WWWC4 will benefit Kids Need to Read, a non-profit organization that works to create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children.
This Old Tucson Signature Event is one of a series of events taking place this spring at Old Tucson. For more information on Old Tucson Signature Events please visit OldTucson.com/events.