The modern master of alternate history, Gaslight is thrilled to announce Harry Turtledove as our Writer Guest of Honor!
Publisher’s Weekly dubbed Turtledove “The Master of Alternate History”.Within that genre, he is known for creating original alternate history scenarios, such as survival of the Byzantine Empire or an alien invasion in the middle of the Second World War. In addition, he has been credited with giving original treatment to alternate themes previously dealt with by many others, such as the ‘victory of the South’ in the American Civil War or of Nazi Germany in the Second World War. His novels have been credited with bringing alternate history into the mainstream. He bases his alternate history in scenes of military combat and warfare.
Bob Mogg is a trained engineer and a history buff. When these interests converge with costuming, you end up with someone who costumes outside of the box!
After learning medieval costuming, woodworking and metal working for Renaissance Faires, he moved into Victorian costuming, which naturally led to the Steampunk arena.
In Steampunk, he has let his imagination run wild, and has produced a plethora of gadgets, ranging from mechanical arms to 12 foot wings, and from tiny Time Stabilizers, to a full mechanical exoskeleton.
As The Iron Tailor (TheIronTailor.Blogspot.Com), he shares his how-to knowledge on a huge variety of projects. Some give you a glimpse over his shoulder as he builds, while others are full blown classes, which he occasionally teaches in San Diego.
Bob has been a popular instructor for the Juno Academy at Gaslight Gathering every year since the very first event! He has also been on panels at ConDor, Conjecture and San Diego Comic Con.
Please give a warm Gaslight welcome to Mr. Scott Brodeen! Scott is a living legend in the Disney 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea community as being both a Master model maker and expert historian on the film, with particular knowledge of the famed Nautilus. This gentleman knows the exact number of rivets holding the Nautilus together (19,257) and has built every size of this incredible vessel imaginable.
No movie has inspired more Steampunks than this remarkable film. In fact, Captain Nemo’s organ is still alive and well at Disneyland if you know where to look! Be sure to ask Scott when you see him!
Gaslight 5 returns to the Town & Country Resort Hotel located 500 Hotel Circle North in San Diego, California. Located next door is the Fashion Valley Mall which includes a movie theater, restaurants, trolley and bus station.
Parking for Gaslight attendees will be $5/day. Only guests staying at the hotel will have in and out privileges. Do NOT park at the mall as you may be towed!
Follow the link about to the 2015 Vendor Information page for the application for Gaslight Gathering 5. Applications are due no later than March 15, 2015!
Our Vendor Hall is based on a jury selection. Please be sure to send links to your webpage, color copies of your wares, or other supplemental information. Follow the link below for more information!
Tickets for Gaslight Gathering 5 are available now!
**Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult!
Hotel reservations are now open! Gaslight Gathering 5 will be held on September 18-20, 2015 at the Town & Country Resort Hotel in San Diego, California. You may either call the hotel directly at 1-800-772-8527 or click on the Hotel Reservation link above.
We have many exciting announcements for you that will be posted in the next few weeks. Please stay posted!
Gaslight Gathering 5 will be departing next September 18-20, 2015 at the Town & Country Resort Hotel! Be sure to mark your calendars, set your time travel devices, and prepare yourselves for another steamy adventure with more workshops, special guests, and exciting presentations the likes of which will have you breathless in anticipation!
Stay tuned in to our Gaslight Gathering Facebook and webpage for more fantastic updates in the very near future!
Artwork by: Brian Kesinger
Gaslight Gathering 4 Official Photos by Tobias Eastman are now available for viewing. Please visit his website: http://jerryabuan.zenfolio.com/
Now that our “Martian Holiday” has come to an end, we cannot thank you enough for making Gaslight Gathering one of the best Steampunk conventions around. We are so fortunate to have the very best Guests of Honor, presenters, instructors, performers, vendors, and volunteers to make Gaslight one of the best events in Southern California. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
If you have any questions, comments, queries, or feedback about our convention, please email us at: gaslightcon (at) gmail.com.
Anastasia Hunter – Chair of Gaslight Gathering
Photo by: Ralph Vaughan