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About

Rivet Nation, producer of RAIL, a Steampunk Journey, is the brainchild of artists Nadia Desjardins and Sheri Friedman, who thought it would be fun to have a Steampunk Festival in our city of Miami, a place not typically known for Steampunk! Our first event in April 2016 was located in a quaint and historic village known as Cauley Square and, although very modest, it was a smashing success.

Together with our partners, the Gold Coast Railroad Museum and the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival, we are now planning a day-long event filled with art, music, film, food and Steampunk cosplay which will  take place on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Our mission is to introduce the Steampunk genre to the Miami community in a way that is both fun and culturally significant.

Since this is our first major event, we are reaching out to our friends, supporters and Steampunk enthusiasts to help us launch and fund a new cultural experience with the potential of being an annual affair here in South Florida. Your donations will help us pay for musicians, performers and other artists whose creative contributions will take the experience to a whole new level.  We are on a quest to build a new nation - Rivet Nation - and create an unforgettable day of Steampunk adventure, and YOU can help make it happen!

Gold Coast Railroad Museum
Gold Coast Railroad Museum

 

About the Gold Coast Railroad Museum

An important part of a successful Steampunk event is the venue where it takes place. The Gold Coast Railroad Museum offers the right tone and texture to compliment the Steampunk ethos and style. We are delighted to be able to create a truly immersive experience for our participants in a historic and inspiring setting.

The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is a gem of Miami history and we are delighted to introduce a whole new and appreciative audience to this local treasure.

http://www.gcrm.org

Florida East Coast Class #153, Steam Engine
Florida East Coast Class #153, Steam Engine

 

About MiSciFi

MiSciFi believes science fiction and fantasy-themed films are the pinnacle of imaginative storytelling truly requiring innovation. Large-budget studio films have the advantage in visual effects and sets but the independent filmmaker can tell an even more inventive and entertaining story with limited resources. MiSciFi wants to see and showcase these creations and be a vehicle by which these films can reach a wider audience.

http://miscifi.com

Edward Figueroa, Eric Swain & Troy Bernier
Edward Figueroa, Eric Swain & Troy Bernier

About Sheri and Nadia

Both Sheri and Nadia are visual artists who met in Miami Florida and joined forces to create Rivet Nation. When not creating their Steampunk events or Time Tripping, they are busy creating art in their respective studios, Blu Moon Studio of Art and Cabin Gallery.

https://www.facebook.com/Blu-Moon-Studio-of-Art-88783961311/

http://www.gallerycabin.com

Sheri & Nadia
Sheri & Nadia

 About Agatio Zurria

Agatino Zurria is a Director /Producer/Writer of ACZAfilms. He is originally from Puerto la Cruz Venezuela and attended Colegio Nuestra Senora de Fatima in Maracaibo Venezuela.He has written , produced and directed 4 short films, and his current project A.U.R.E.A. was filmed in part at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum and will premier at the RAIL event on April 8th.

 

Agatino Zurria
Agatino Zurria

 

Risks and challenges

Our goal is to create a day long immersive sensory experience filled with the sights and sounds of the Steampunk sensibility. As such, our challenge is to be able to provide an array of entertainment including music and creative performances and as artists ourselves we want to be able to compensate our artists fairly. Our challenge is to be able to raise the funds to do so, and create an entertaining and culturally rich day for all !

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    Honorary Citizenship in Rivet Nation

    Your $1.00 donation will guarantee you all the rights and privileges as a citizen of Rivet Nation as well as our undying gratitude !

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    "Panacea"- short story

    You will receive a digital copy of the short story "Panacea" by Jacob Friedman, a tale of time-traveling bon-vivants, sarcastic plague doctors and a mysterious cat.

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    Handcut Steampunk sticker

    You will be the proud owner of a whimsical handcut Steampunk sticker by artist and Rivet Nation co-founder Nadia Desjardins.

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    Your very own Steampunk Name!

    For your pledge of $5 we will create and send you your very own personalized Steampunk moniker, hand written and embellished with a tiny octopus !

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    Steampunk Earrings

    Show off your Steampunk style! You will receive a handcrafted set of rivetingly stylish Steampunk earrings hand made by artist Sheri Friedman , perfect for yourself or that special someone.. we will also throw in your honorary Citizenship to Rivet Nation, and a hand cut Steampunk stencil by artist Nadia Desjardins.

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    Be a Steampunk Star !!!

    Be a Star ! C'mon you know you always wanted to be one ! Grab your 15 minutes of Steampunk fame ! For your donation of $25 you will be a part of the new short film A.U.R.E.A. directed by Miami filmaker Agatino Zurria. You will be in a scene which will be filmed at the RAIL event and premiered that evening! But it doesn't stop there! The film will be shown in the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival as well as other festivals... don't miss this opportunity to be on the silver screen !

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    Silks screened t-shirts

    Proudly display your allegiance to Rivet Nation in this hand silk screened tee shirt designed by artist Rocky Grimes ! Limited edition of 3. Size M

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    Original pen and ink Steampunk Art

    Your reward will be a 10"x12" custom framed original pen and ink drawing featuring one of four delightfully anthropomorphized Steampunk characters created by artist and Rivet Nation co-founder Sheri Friedman. We will surprise you with The Honorable Chester T. Fezzywigg,Miss Fanny V. Mollisher, Sir Octavias Gigglemug or Miss Felicity Fanbottom. We will include Honorary Rivet Nation citizenship and a hand-cut Steampunk sticker created by Nadia Desjardins !

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    Fantasticly Fabulous Time Travelers Hat

    You will be the center of attention in this one-of-a-kind hand crafted Steampunk top hat by artist and milliner extraordinaire Atena De Jong.. fully adjustable brim , and all the bells and whistles including a working music box which plays " La Vie en Rose " ! In addition to your fabulous hat, you will receive an 10"x12" framed original pen and ink drawing of Mr. Reynard Bonnehomme by artist Sheri Friedman, a handcut Steampunk sticker by artist Nadia Desjardin and citizenship in Rivet Nation in perpetuity !

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