Past Guests

Frenchy and the Punk

Imagine Siouxsie Sioux and Dee Dee Ramone had a duo that was inspired by Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf, Toulouse Lautrec and Deepak Chopra, this is what it might sound like. One part Dresden Dolls, Sonny [...]

Marquis of Vaudeville

Having the ambitious wish to propel the entire world into a melodic vortex, Marquis of Vaudeville emits an extraordinary sound that spirals listeners on an utterly imaginative, musical merry-go-round. One never knows what moodswung journey [...]

Steam Powered Giraffe

Steampunk and Futurism mesh together with mime and music to create a breathtakingly imaginative act. Hydraulics hiss and motors hum as three robots begin to snap into mechanical movement. Their instruments ring and the automatons [...]

Abney Park

Abney Park comes from an era that never was, but one that we wish had been. An era where airships waged war in the skies, and corsets and cumberbuns were proper adventuring attire. They've picked [...]


Unwoman is a San Francisco-based solo cellist-singer-songwriter. Her live sets feature stand-up electric cello and the lush textures of live looping. With timeless songs about love gone wrong and classic covers, Unwoman has been a [...]

The Cog is Dead

THE COG IS DEAD are a trio of musical performers whose live show and albums have received critical and audience acclaim from fans, journalists and fellow musicians in their field. They portray 19th-century time [...]


Voltaire (Aurelio Voltaire Hernandez) is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/ performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys. MUSIC As a musician, he is a songwriter whose music [...]

Clearly Guilty

A long, long time ago a prophecy was given, speaking of a band that would bring balance to the nerds. Three would be their number, a tri-force of music that would bridge the gap between [...]

External Combustion Orchestra

External Combustion Orchestra is a Steampunk themed musical experience with something for everyone. The members’ varied backgrounds, the unique combinations of instruments, and the original storytelling combine to make songs that are like ice cream [...]

The Aeronauts

The Aeronauts are a high energy rock band formed in Nashville, TN in 2009, they have a Steampunk-themed image and music often described as circus, gypsy, fun, and dramatic. Their musical style comes from a [...]

Dr. Zero’s Carnival of Mysteries

Dr. Zero was with us at the very first Emerald City at Cowtown, and he is rejoining us for our fifth year celebration! Dr. Zero performs at conventions, festivals and corporate events all over the [...]

Damien Zimmerman

Kansas native Damien Zimmerman is a self-taught special effects and makeup artist working in Hollywood, California. After beginning to build haunted houses at the young age of 13, he went on to co-create the “Zombie [...]

Airship Isabella

The Isabella is many things to many people… Among them: a privateer Airship for hire. Using advanced steam engineering augmented for dimensional travel with the use of the mysterious substance known only as aether, the [...]

The Phantom Airship Devil’s Blight Burlesque and Oddities Show

The Phantom Airship Devil's Blight will bring terifying entertainment and tantalizing women at the Burlesque and Oddities Show. Over 18 to enter! Devil's Blight is a variety show composed of entertainers from the Wichita area. [...]

Susanne Lambdin

Susanne Lambdin, master of Horror, Sci-Fi and Steampunk, is a pop culture trifecta of writing. She is currently traveling the country promoting her Dead Hearts Zombie book series. Her current book has gone STEAMPUNK. She [...]

Mr. Wizard IV (Steven “Jake” Jacobs)

In addition to being "Mr. Wizard IV," Jake works as a science writer for the Mythbusters, judges the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge, has worked extensively with Nickelodeon, wrote for MacGyver and much, much more!

Crazy Boy Coy

Object, fire and people manipulation! Crazy Boy Coy is an entertainer with a long list of talents such as juggling, acro-balancing, and fire play, to name a few. He moonlights with the best of them [...]

Amanda Fehlner

A special Cosplay guest this year is Amanda Fehlner. If you haven't seen her in one of her many personas at conventions around the Midwest then you may recognize her from her multiple appearances on [...]

Beard and Bean

These two hosted much of last year's event. Join them at the opening ceremonies, the Saturday night concert and more. Beard and Bean are lifelong geeks and performers who love to support people who "Get [...]

The ScallyWags Comedy Show

Join The ScallyWags and guests for comedy, music and drinking during the Friday night adults-only show. The ScallyWags is a Pirate Comedy Show located in central Kansas that has been performing their acts at Renaissance [...]

Wells Aeronautical Academy

Our airship flight school will teach you how to transport cargo, pilot your airship and avoid air pirates.

Steamworks & Shadows

The stars from the first season of Steamworks and Shadows, the steampunk web series following the exploits of Airship Vindus, the Sky Marshals, the Hand of Glory Gang, and the infamous Academaie Veritas, will be [...]

Carpe Incendia

Carpe Incendia is a fire and LED performance troupe made up of prop spinners from Flamgra'in Oolos based in Hutchinson, KS. They will be here throughout the weekend as well as part of the big [...]

The Monster Guys

D.C. & C. Michael McGannon are authors of the acclaimed series "Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters", among other titles. They are award-winning entertainers, and the humorous father/son duo known as The Monster Guys, mixing [...]

Roscoe & Rose Red’s Theatre Bizarre

MYSTIFYING! STUPEFYING! DEATH DEFYING! Magician! Human Blockhead! Eats real glass! GIRL smashed between two BEDS OF NAILS! DANGER: NOT for spectators with the vapors, some forms of apoplexy, or whose humors are out of balance! [...]

Velvet Dance Trio

Wichita's mavens of Raqs, Gothique and Steampunk belly dance fuse fun and fantasy into a truly unique show!

Roger Toliver Photography

Here is an experience of a lifetime. Get that great picture of you in your steampunk gear with that special bonus. Have your photo taken with Kitara, the Eurasian Eagle Owl, the largest owl species [...]

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