Starburner Galactic Courier Service Events

Includes events we are involved with or exhibiting at.

September 14-15, 2019

Scottish Rite Center

Cornu-Chi goes to Fangaea

Catch them in the Exhibit Hall on Saturday and Sunday with the Cornu-Chi found at FangaeaCon!

Starburner Galactic Courier Service is a San Diego based makers guild. We focus on creating props for exhibits and installations centering around science fiction/fantasy themes colored with the imaginative world of steampunk. 

Our work encompasses a wide range of genres and subjects such as Star Wars, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Victoriana, Steampunk, Dieselpunk and more. Our talented team specializes in everything from miniatures to costumes and accessories to full scale flying machines. And that’s just scratching the surface! 

We don’t just create an exhibit, we create an adventure!

Learn more at www.starburnercouriers.com

April 12 - 14, 2019

Gaslight Gathering 9 Athenaeum

Handlery Hotel, San Diego, CA

The Lost Airship

Cornu-Chi

Once again Starburner Galactic Courier Service brings a unique experience to Gaslight Gathering.
This year the Couriers are tasked with guarding a one of a kind craft from both future and past. Convention attendees will have the opportunity to pilot the fully interactive "Cornu-Chi" ... a full size Victorian fighter style craft.

As the story goes...In the year 1887, agents of the Starburner Galactic Courier Service were contracted to travel to the future to take possession of an object which would play a important roll in a galaxy far, far away in a time long ago. Their task would take them to a warehouse in the year 2019 where they were to secure, service and maintain the object and then return it to the year 1887. Upon their arrival they made an astonishing discovery. The object was, in fact, a craft they themselves had built as commissioned by a mysterious time traveler from 1973. To complete their task, the Starburners brought a crack team of technicians and mechanics, security officers and two of their most skilled pilots. The craft, known as the Cornu-Chi, was the precursor to the ships that would free the galaxy.
Upon it’s completion, the craft had been released to the one who commissioned it along with all the relevant documentation. It dropped out of sight for many decades, its whereabouts unknown...until now.

To help the Starburners accomplish their mission, a “pilot” will be selected from the convention attendees present on the hour from10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday. Each “pilot” selected will be assisted in boarding the craft and initiating the start-up sequence, bringing the craft to full operational readiness. Then, after a “thumbs up” from the Controller the pilot will be assisted in powering down before exiting the cockpit.Add Description here

July 21, 2018 @ 12:00PM

You must have a San Diego Comic Con Badge

San Diego Comic Con

Starburner Galactic Courier Service Awards 2018

10 Year Anniversary

10th Annual Starburner Galactic Courier Service Award Ceremony

Steampunk Meet-Up at 12:00pm. 

Awards at 12:30pm

Gather with old friends, meet new friends.
Check out all the great costumes and gagdetry!
Great photo opportunity for all...

 

In reality, Starburner came about as the result of the need to publicly recognize those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Steampunk community. Beginning in 2009, members of the steampunk community have been singled out at Comic Con in San Diego and presented with achievement metals (Starburner Award) from the House of Hutsell for contributions in areas ranging from leadership and events coordination to gadgetry, costuming, music and general support of the community.

April 6 - 8, 2018

Handlery Hotel

Airship Disaster Investigation

Gaslight Gathering 8

Join the fun! Help Starburner Galactic Courier Service determine what brought down the Zeppelin. Who will have the best investigative skills? Drawing to be held on April 8th at Gaslight Gathering - A Steampunk Victoriana Experience. Must be present to win.

San Diego's finest Steampunk Victoriana event returns! 
-Enjoy fashion shows, a merchants room, make & takes, maker panels, parasol & fan dueling and a Friday Night Soiree!
-Delight in the sound of Amazing Steampunk Music
-Sunday will feature afternoon tea and many wonderful activities for your Family enjoyment!
 

July 22, 2017 @ 12:00PM

You must have a San Diego Comic Con Badge

San Diego Comic Con

Starburner Galactic Courier Service Awards 2017

9th Annual Starburner Galactic Courier Service Award Ceremony

Steampunk Meet-Up at 12:00pm. 

Awards at 12:30pm

Gather with old friends, meet new friends.
Check out all the great costumes and gagdetry!
Great photo opportunity for all...

 

In reality, Starburner came about as the result of the need to publicly recognize those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Steampunk community. Beginning in 2009, members of the steampunk community have been singled out at Comic Con in San Diego and presented with achievement metals (Starburner Award) from the House of Hutsell for contributions in areas ranging from leadership and events coordination to gadgetry, costuming, music and general support of the community.

July 20th to July 23rd

Free

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, 1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

San Diego Comic Con Art Show

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Come see the San Diego Comic Con Art Show, no SDCC badge required! Art show will be at Manchester Grand Hyatt, Grand Hall C & D, on the first floor, right behind the hotel registration desk. RWD and Starburners will have tables along with art for sale and on display from local and world wide artist. To kick off the event there will be a Thursday night mixer at the location.

Lamps by Gentleman Jeb
Cuff & Collars by Kelly Varner
Original Art by Stephen Marchesi

Hours:
Thursday thru Saturday 
11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Sunday 12:pm to 7:00 pm 
Open for Quick Sales to the general public and attendees.

May 12 - 14, 2017

Strange Cargo & Contraband

Returning to Gaslight Gathering - From the makers of the Airship Mythology, Basecamp; Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Shrink Ray and the Cabinet of Diminutive Curiosities, and the Strato Sculpin!

July 23, 2016 @ 12:00PM

San Diego Comic Con

Starburner Galactic Courier Service Awards 2016

8th Annual Starburner Galactic Courier Service Award Ceremony

Steampunk Meet-Up at 12:00pm. 

Awards at 12:30pm

Gather with old friends, meet new friends.
Check out all the great costumes and gagdetry!
Great photo opportunity for all...

 

In reality, Starburner came about as the result of the need to publicly recognize those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Steampunk community. Beginning in 2009, members of the steampunk community have been singled out at Comic Con in San Diego and presented with achievement metals (Starburner Award) from the House of Hutsell for contributions in areas ranging from leadership and events coordination to gadgetry, costuming, music and general support of the community.

April 10, 2016

Wilshire Ebell Theater 743 S. Lucerne Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90005

Strato Sculpin on the Red Carpet

SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 10, 2016

Annual Awards Ceremony at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles
743 S. Lucerne Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90005
Doors open at 5:30 pm – Event starts at 6:30 pm
Party and book signing immediately follow.
Black tie optional or Steampunk Formal

October 3 & 4, 2015

Balboa Park

San Diego Maker Faire

Starburner Galactic Courier Service will be exhibiting the Strato Sculpin

 

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth — a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

 

August 23rd 2015

Price "Tickets"

San Diego Natural History Museum

Rediscover a Lost Civilization *Maya* Hidden Worlds Revealed

DESCRIPTION:  Join Agents of Starburner Galactic Courier Service to visit the ruined cities of the ancient Maya that have captured our imaginations since news of their discovery in the jungles of Central America was published in the 1840s. Extensive research has uncovered a culture with a sophisticated worldview that, during its Classic period (250-900 AD), rivaled any civilization in Europe. Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed, an original exhibition, sheds light on this mysterious and majestic ancient culture. 

Following our adventure, please plan to join us for a picnic lunch on the lawn at the back entrance of the Natural History Museum, right near the historic Moreton Bay Fig Tree (corner of Village Place and Park Boulevard). Please bring your own picnic items and your own food/beverages. Please remember that no alcohol and no glass bottles are allowed in the park.  The Moreton Bay Fig Tree is now encircled by a protective low fence, so we will not be able to right under it for shade. If you need shade, please remember to bring a parasol or an awning or some sort of shade to protect you from the sun. If you have any questions, please contact Agent No. 2 at MayanAdventure@starburnercouriers.com  

Previous July 18, 2015 @ 8:00PM

$10.00 pre event

Team Touche Fencing, 11468 Sorrento Valley Road #1, San Diego, CA 92121, United States

Duel At Dusk 2015

What would happen if you had the excitement of the finals of a sporting event, fencing no less, combined with a steampunk parlor event? Well, that’s easy to answer! You would have Duel at Dusk 2015 with Chief Inspector Erasmus Drake and Dr. Sparky McTrowell as the Masters of Ceremonies, steampunk and fencing vendors, awards for our fencing champions, door prizes for the audience, a Starburner Galactic Courier Service exhibit, and much, much more.

Previous July 11, 2015 @ 12:00PM

San Diego Comic Con

Starburner Galactic Courier Service Awards

7th Annual Starburner Galactic Courier Service Award Ceremony

Steampunk Meet-Up at 12:00pm. 

Awards at 12:30pm

Gather with old friends, meet new friends.
Check out all the great costumes and gagdetry!
Great photo opportunity for all...

 

In reality, Starburner came about as the result of the need to publicly recognize those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Steampunk community. Beginning in 2009, members of the steampunk community have been singled out at Comic Con in San Diego and presented with achievement metals (Starburner Award) from the House of Hutsell for contributions in areas ranging from leadership and events coordination to gadgetry, costuming, music and general support of the community.

Previous: May 15th, 2015 11am

Handlery Hotel

Award Delivery

Award Delivery for ACSE Convention.  Need Agents for delivery & display

Previous: May 13, 2015 7pm-9pm

$10.00

Location: San Diego Lapidary Society 5654 Mildred St. San Diego

DRAWING THE WORLD AROUND US: Translating what we see in 3-dimensions to the 2-dimensional page

DESCRIPTION:

Working from photos of animals and instructor examples in class session, students will learn to see the rhythms and structures of representative animals and be able to apply their knowledge to the observation of any animate or inanimate objects. Similar to a computer, the more data that goes in, the more creative the computations that come out. This knowledge can help makers get their ideas down more effectively on paper as well as helping to envision how disparate parts might be combined into an effective assemblage. The idea is to be able to see basic underlying structures first to which details can be added later. This same approach would be used in creating accurate likenesses of people. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not the details that sell the believability of a representational work of art, but the underlying soundness of the design.

Aaron teaches a simple, logical method based in part on the academic training experienced by artists, including the Impressionists, in the 19th Century and further includes principles of drawing on the right side of the brain. Topics such as line, tone, value (light/dark) shape, direction, angles, perspective and rhythms in the visual world will be introduced in a unique and memorable way.

The session begins with a short presentation with visual examples and live demonstration by the presenter and concludes in hands-on student work with individual assistance and positive critique of student work. Students need to bring several sheets of computer paper and 3-6 sharpened #2 or softer pencils. Erasers are optional and actually not recommended. The objective will be to learn a new process, not to create a “masterpiece” in the class.

 

 

Previous April 25, 2015

Wellburn Gourd Farm in Fallbrook at 40635 De Luz Rd, Fallbrook, CA 92028

Starburner Field Trip to the Gourd Farm

Description: All Steampunks are invited to join in on this field trip to the largest gourd farm in the Country where we can shop for dried gourds wholesale and purchase some to use in a maker class the following week.  Gourds come in all shapes and sizes and can be used by Steampunks in many different ways such as costume pieces, props, accessories, jewelry, jewelry boxes, home décor, canteens, instruments, hats, braziers, purses, etc.  They can also be crafted into cups and bowls, bird houses, candles, fraggles, and many other fanciful things.  This beautiful shady farm actually has tens-of-thousands of dried gourds to choose from. 

 

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015

 

Time: Plan to arrive approximately 12:30 p.m. at the gourd farm, so leave with plenty of time allowed for traffic and winding roads (see schedule below if you wish to caravan or carpool and have a tail-gate lunch, too).

Place: Wellburn Gourd Farm in Fallbrook at 40635 De Luz Rd, Fallbrook, CA 92028 (bring an old fashioned paper map and directions with you, as there is zero cell phone coverage way out there and your map app may not function).

Previous February 20, 2015

Queen Bee's, San Diego, CA

Starburners headed out for some #GrandTime Friday night

Join us for fabulous evening of live music performances featuring: 

The Velveteen Band (Ventura, CA)

Poplock Holmes (CA)

The Nathaniel Johnstone Band (Seattle, WA)

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Grand Pacific Steam presents...

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (feel free to stay and enjoy the park longer, if you wish)
A Demonstration of the Steampunk Sport of Tea Dueling!

Just what is this tea dueling craze and how does one get involved? Come to this fun, free demonstration in the park and learn all about clean noms, proper biscuits, toddies, and the dreaded splooge, as you witness (and maybe even participate in) a classic battle of wits, skill, boastful-chatter and the giving of the evil-eye. You’ll love the drama as the crowd cheers wildly for each brave champion who accepts the challenge put forth by the masters of ceremony. It’s fun, it’s thrilling, it’s tea-time like you've never experienced it before. There will also be membership information available from local tea duel teams. All tea duel equipment and sundries will be provided but to round out the day in a most splendid way, you may like to bring a picnic lunch to dine on in the park. Also, we encourage you to wear your summertime Victorian or steampunk ensemble if you like (but please do not wear or bring any weapons, real or prop).

Steampunk Carousel Seaside Rendezvous at Belmont Park

8/24/14 - Click to see Gallery

 

We will be meeting at Belmont Park on the 24th of August to ride the Liberty Carousel at 12:30 and then have fun on the other rides at the park. Cost for the carousel is $3.00. Steampunk Victorian beach wear or Steampunk summer wear is highly encouraged.

 

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Steampunk Riverboat Party

SDSteampunk 8/16/14 - click to see gallery

 

Steampunks of San Diego are invited to enjoy an evening on Mission Bay aboard the famous Bahia Belle, a true Victorian-styled paddle wheeler. Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Bahia Hotel before the nightly cruise. Because alcohol will be served on the boat, this event is for steampunks age 21 & up only, please.

Experience the exciting Mississippi Riverboat atmosphere aboard one of San Diego Stempunks's favorite attractions. The Bahia Belle "invokes feelings of nostalgia with rich wooden paneling, etched glass, oak and brass railings, cast iron staircases, red velvet curtains and marble topped tables. A stunning stained glass skylight in the main hall and a wide observation deck outside add to her festive mood."