Press Releases

June 24, 2009

News for Geek.Kon 2009:

Geek.Kon announces Steam Century and Fermata

Madison, WI -- June 22, 2009 -- Geek.Kon is pleased to announce the return of the highly popular steampunk mystery group, Steam Century, and the first Geek.Kon appearance of Fermata, a band that is highly renowned in both the steampunk sub-culture and the greater musical world.

Steam Century - Steam Century is a living alternate history group whose main function is to personify, enjoy, and advance the fiction genre of steampunk. To those ends, members and players create a persona that is a part of the population of the world of Steam Century. Various activities may be undertaken such as hosting games, mystery events, and other events that are set within the Steam Century world.

Most of Steam Century's events are mystery games. Players interact with sets, props, and a cast in order to solve a puzzle. It is intended to be an immersing experience, so players are encouraged to create a character who might be a denizen of the Steam Century world.

And speaking of the Steam Century world, there's a great deal to discover there, as well. Steam Century takes place in an alternate history where the circumstances of the world have changed and world powers look more than a little different from what we know. A full, detailed timeline of the alternate history can be found on the Steam Century website at

Fermata - Emotion is at the core of all we do, but in today's era of music, it too often seems lost and forgotten. Fermata strives to blaze a trail through the empty sounds that suffocate our senses every day. With only acoustic instruments and the human voice at their disposal, they weave stories with sound, cadence, and crescendos in a way that stirs us and reminds us why we seek out music in the first place - to feel.

Thanks to Steam Century, Fermata is being brought to you by Geek.Kon. A local folk/acoustic style band, Fermata's music is inspired by such things as fairytales, storybooks, steampunk and more.

$5 at the door (Con Badge gets in Free)
CDs for sale after the concert
Date / Time: Friday night 8pm
More info is available at

Geek.Kon 2009 will be held Oct. 23-25 at the Sheraton Madison Hotel in Madison, WI

Following its founding principles, Geek.Kon is dedicated to bringing together all aspects Geekdom under one roof from anime to sci-fi to gaming and more for the benefit of all. In line with this ideology one can expect to find programming, events, and guests to suit a variety of "Geeky" tastes. It is through these means that Geek.Kon strives to give each attendee a great time while also expanding their horizons as to what Geekdom has to offer.

Online preregistration for Geek.Kon 2009 is now open.

Registration rates are as follows:
full weekend preregistration: $20
full weekend at door: $25
Friday at door: $10
Saturday at door: $15
Sunday at door: $10

To preregister or find more information on guests, events, and other convention aspects visit