A warm atmosphere to greet old friends and make new ones in the former Dunedin Public Art gallery and site of the 1925 NZ and South Seas Exhibition. Dunedin City Mayor, Dave Cull will welcome delegates to the City and to ascilite2014. Drinks and delicious local fare provided by staff and students from Otago Polytechnic.
ascilite2014 conference dinner
This year’s ascilite conference dinner will mix history with futurism in the theme of “Steampunk”. Steampunk, a subgenre of science fiction, imagines the future from a Victorian perspective. We invite conference attendees to don outfits as minimalist as an accessory or as elaborate as full costume to live the theme at the conference dinner. Let your imagination run wild mixing old-fashioned dress with gadgetry – mix science with silks, circuitry with couture, leather with levers, valves with velvet!
Why Steampunk? Because it’s fun! And also, just a few hours from Dunedin is Oamaru, Steampunk capital of the world!
We have provided some information and resources below to provide inspiration and guidance.
Steampunk info (general):
Steampunk Costume resources/guides:
(Many more galleries on Pinterest related to Steampunk fashion)
Monday night at the museum
Monday Night at the Museum is building up a head of steam!
Lots of people are signing up for pre-dinner drinks and nibbles at Toitū, Early Settlers Museum in the company of Josephine our resident steam engine. Plus, tours of antique computer, media and film alongside contemporary hands-on ed tech exhibits – sign up when you register for ascilite2014 – it’s FREE!
Free range foraging
Ok, not strictly an event. But the ascilite2014 have provided their ‘Committee Picks’ of local restaurants for delegates to forage following the Monday Night at the Museum trip. All are within walking distance and will be open for dinner on the Monday night. We recommend booking to ensure a table is available.
The following 3 restaurants are offering deals for ascilite delegates (must show your ascilite name tag to get the deal):