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"We tottered together upon the brink of the fall. I have some knowledge, however, of baritsu, or the Japanese system of wrestling, which has more than once been very useful to me. I slipped through his grip, and he with a horrible scream kicked madly for a few seconds, and clawed the air with both his hands. But for all his efforts he could not get his balance, and over he went."

- Sherlock Holmes in "The Empty House"
RSVP on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/302507449854217/

DATES/TIMES:
Saturday, November 17, 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 18, 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION:
Cap21 Studios
18 West 18th Street
6th Floor (Sat) and 5th Floor (Sun)
New York, NY 10011

The studios are equipped with changing rooms/showers for men and women.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS:
Learn to fight like Sherlock Holmes! London's Bartitsu Club was all the rage in 1899, but only recently has this lost martial art been rediscovered. Learn the "gentlemanly art of self-defense" at this workshop taught by Professor Mark P. Donnelly, a world-renowned expert on historical combat. You do not need to be a martial artist or an athlete to participate - beginners are welcome. According to Professor Donnelly, "One of the attractive features of Bartitsu is that it was created for gentlemen and ladies — not athletes, not soldiers, not gymnasts. It's for the average person of average physical ability, and it is designed to give them an intellectual advantage over their uneducated assailant. They outthink rather then outfight the attacker."

- Learn to use a walking stick, parasol, jacket, fan, and other accessories for protection
- No martial arts experience required
- A study in self-defense and in history

MORE INFORMATION: www.nycsteampunk.com/bartitsu

RATES AND REGISTRATION: www.nycsteampunk.com/bartitsu/rates

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Mark P. Donnelly is a multi-award winning author, historian, screenwriter, and television producer as well as internationally-renowned duelist, swashbuckler, and constant gentleman. He is a Professore di Armes in various forms of historical combat and western martial arts. In addition to authoring 20 books currently in print, Mark P. Donnelly has scripted and produced broadcast television for Discovery, History Channel, PBS, BBC, National Geographic, Biography, A&E, etc. For more information, visit www.markpdonnelly.com

SATURDAY EVENING SOCIAL
Come lift a glass with Mark P. Donnelly, the Bartitsu students, local steampunks, and The New York Nineteenth Century Society! We'll meet promptly at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 17 at Delmonico's Bar and Grill at 56 Beaver Street, New York, NY 10004 (adjacent to the main dining room) for drinks, elegant pub fare, and good conversation. You do not need to attend the seminars to join us for the social. We will be at Delmonico's Bar until at least 10:30 p.m., and possibly all night, but we may decide to visit other nearby pubs as the evening progresses. Nearest subways: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Wall Street, J, Z to Broad Street, N, R to Whitehall Street, 1 to South Ferry. For more information, visit http://www.nycsteampunk.com/bartitsu/nov12/saturday.html

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Steampunk at NYCC


Friday October 12


Steampunk 101


Location: 1A06


Friday  9:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Curious about Steampunk?


Want to learn more about the genre that is rapidly becoming the next big subculture trend? Then come join author and noted steampunk expert G. D. Falksen as he leads a panel discussing all things steampunk. This panel will cover the basics of the steampunk genre, its development as a subculture and fashion trend, and will also explore current developments in steampunk literature, fashion and related topics. There will be all manner of giveaways of many steampunk products at the end of this panel. 


With 



   Saturday, October 13 


NYCC & NYAF Steampunk Meet Up 1:00-5:00 PM          


Saturday 1:00pm At the Starbucks on Level 2 of the Javits center (see map here for where: javitscenter.com map). An ongoing steampunk meet up to take photos, make new pals, talk and have fun. 


Author signing for G. D. Falksen 


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Location: Autographing Table 2 


Tai Chi Zero


Saturday 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm


Location: 1A04


The New York Asian Film Festival, Variance Films, and Well Go USA present a special sneak preview screening of the steampunk film Tai Chi Zero


See it before it hits theaters! If you show up in your best steampunk or kung fu flick-inspired costume, you might win awesome prizes!  The good folks of The New York Asian Film Festival will be on hand to dole out the goodies. 


From the creators of Ip Man and Detective Dee, and featuring action directed by the legendary Sammo Hung, Tai Chi Zero is a full on, steampunk-infused, video game influenced kung-fu throw down! In legendary Chen Village, everyone is a martial arts master, using their powerful Chen Style Tai Chi in all aspects of their lives. Lu Chan has arrived to train, but the villagers are forbidden to teach Chen Style to outsiders, and do their best to discourage him by challenging him to a series of fights. Everyone, from strong men to young children, defeats him using their Tai Chi moves. But when a man from the village’s past returns with a frightening steam-powered machine and plans to build a railroad through the village at any costs, the villagers realize they may have no choice but to put their faith in Lu Chan. Who has a secret power of his own.


Sunday October 14


Author signing for Mark Siegel


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Location: First Second Booth #1214


Ongoing all four days. 



Unofficial Steampunk Photo Safari from 10am-6pm daily

This is a chance for you shutter bugs to test your skill and talent. You photographers are challenged to take photos at NYCC of the following lists detailed here on the contest’s flicker group. The photographer that captures with his or her lens the best one thing on the list (and has the best shots according to our judge) wins bragging rights till 2013. This year’s judge is award winning author Jay Lake. Good luck and good hunting! 

Signings throughout the weekend at NYCC for authors:



  • Author signings for Hachette Book Group USA Booth 1027

  • Author signings for Tor books will be at the Tor Books Booth 920

  • Author signings for Random House -Del Rey Booth 1120

  • Author signings for HarperCollins Booth 1004

  • Author signings for Quirk Books Booth 1021

  • Author signings for Simon & Schuster Booth 829

  • Author signings for Penguin Group books Booth 921

  • Author signings for First Second Booth 1214



Use this to help you plan your weekend with NYCC:


NYCC My-Show-Planner

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[The Bartitsu Club of NYC]
"We tottered together upon the brink of the fall. I have some knowledge, however, of baritsu, or the Japanese system of wrestling, which has more than once been very useful to me. I slipped through his grip, and he with a horrible scream kicked madly for a few seconds, and clawed the air with both his hands. But for all his efforts he could not get his balance, and over he went."

- Sherlock Holmes in "The Empty House"
Presented by The New York Nineteenth Century Society

RSVP on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/146981432105219/

DATES/TIMES:
Saturday, July 28, 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 29, 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
Learn to fight like Sherlock Holmes! London's Bartitsu Club was all the rage in 1899, but only recently has this lost martial art been rediscovered. Learn the "gentlemanly art of self-defense" at this workshop taught by Professor Mark P. Donnelly, a world-renowned expert on historical combat. You do not need to be a martial artist or an athlete to participate - beginners are welcome. According to Professor Donnelly, "One of the attractive features of Bartitsu is that it was created for gentlemen and ladies — not athletes, not soldiers, not gymnasts. It's for the average person of average physical ability, and it is designed to give them an intellectual advantage over their uneducated assailant. They outthink rather then outfight the attacker."

- Learn to use a walking stick, parasol, jacket, fan, and other accessories for protection
- No martial arts experience required
- A study in self-defense and in history

MORE INFORMATION: www.nycsteampunk.com/bartitsu

LOCATION:
Society for Martial Arts Instruction
4 West 18th Street, Third Floor
New York, NY 10011
(between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)

The dojo is equipped with high-powered floor fans, a ceiling fan, small air-conditioner, water cooler, changing rooms/showers for men and women.

RATES AND REGISTRATION: www.nycsteampunk.com/bartitsu/rates

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Mark P. Donnelly is a multi-award winning author, historian, screenwriter, and television producer as well as internationally-renowned duelist, swashbuckler, and constant gentleman. He is a Professore di Armes in various forms of historical combat and western martial arts. In addition to authoring 20 books currently in print, Mark P. Donnelly has scripted and produced broadcast television for Discovery, History Channel, PBS, BBC, National Geographic, Biography, A&E, etc. For more information, visit www.markpdonnelly.com

SATURDAY EVENING SOCIAL
Come lift a glass with Mark P. Donnelly, the Bartitsu students, and The New York Nineteenth Century Society! We'll meet promptly at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28 at Delmonico's Bar and Grill at 56 Beaver Street, New York, NY 10004 (adjacent to the main dining room) for drinks, elegant pub fare, and good conversation. You do not need to attend the seminars to join us for the social. We will be at Delmonico's Bar until at least 9:30 p.m., and possibly all night, but we may decide to visit other nearby pubs as the evening progresses. Visit www.nycsteampunk.com/bartitsu/saturday for a list and map (all of the pubs are steps away from each other). Nearest subways: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Wall Street, J, Z to Broad Street, N, R to Whitehall Street, 1 to South Ferry. For more information, visit www.nycsteampunk.com/bartitsu/saturday

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[The Bartitsu Club of NYC]


"We tottered together upon the brink of the fall. I have some knowledge, however, of baritsu, or the Japanese system of wrestling, which has more than once been very useful to me. I slipped through
his grip, and he with a horrible scream kicked madly for a few seconds, and clawed the air with both his hands. But for all his efforts he could not get his balance, and over he went."
- Sherlock Holmes in "The Empty House"

Learn to fight like Sherlock Holmes! London's Bartitsu Club was all the rage in 1899, but only recently has this lost martial art been rediscovered. Learn the "gentlemanly art of self-defense" at our free study group training session. No martial arts experience required. The Club meets once a month in Chelsea for 2-4 hours of Bartitsu training consisting of Vigny cane, savate, 'scientific' pugilism, and Ju Jutsu. Curriculum includes canonical Bartitsu from turn-of-the-century instructional articles published by Bartitsu's founder, Edward William Barton-Wright, as well historic and antique training manuals of the era. Neo-Bartitsu will also be explored. Ever wanted to learn to defend yourself with a MetroCard, book of matches, or a magazine? We'll learn to use the contents of our handbags, pockets, briefcases, backpacks, or whatever you normally carry, for self-defense and combative purposes. Beginners welcome. Historical combat expert Professor Mark P. Donnelly, whose July 2011 Bartitsu seminars in New York City helped to launch the group, has kindly agreed to advise us via e-mail, telephone, and Skype.

May 2012 meeting:
Sunday, May 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Society for Martial Arts Instruction
4 West 18th Street, Third Floor
New York, NY 10011
>>RSVP on Facebook

Please bring a walking stick, parasol, and/or sturdy stick umbrella if you have one. You can purchase an inexpensive cane or stick umbrella at drugstores and gift shops. A wooden dowel or length of PVC piping approximately 36" long can serve as a walking stick; please smooth or tape any rough ends and mark one end as the "loaded" tip. Period attire is welcome, as long as you can scuffle about a bit.


Visit our Web site: www.nycsteampunk.com/bartitsu
Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/nycbartitsu

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The New York City 19th Century Extravaganza is a three-day, all-ages expo featuring historically-focused classes, hands-on experiences, and performances highlighting nineteenth-century life in New York City. The festival culminates in a full-day of Victorian-style picnicking, performances, and celebration on the lawn of Brooklyn's Old Stone House Museum! Nearly every event is free, and there's something for everyone! Brought to you by The New York Nineteenth Century Society. Visit www.nyncs.org for more information about both the festival and the Society.

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[The Bartitsu Club of NYC]
"We tottered together upon the brink of the fall. I have some knowledge, however, of baritsu, or the Japanese system of wrestling, which has more than once been very useful to me. I slipped through
his grip, and he with a horrible scream kicked madly for a few seconds, and clawed the air with both his hands. But for all his efforts he could not get his balance, and over he went."
- Sherlock Holmes in "The Empty House"

Learn to fight like Sherlock Holmes! London's Bartitsu Club was all the rage in 1899, but only recently has this lost martial art been rediscovered. Learn the "gentlemanly art of self-defense" at our free study group training session. No martial arts experience required. The Club meets once a month in Chelsea for 2-4 hours of Bartitsu training consisting of Vigny cane, savate, 'scientific' pugilism, and Ju Jutsu. Curriculum includes canonical Bartitsu from turn-of-the-century instructional articles published by Bartitsu's founder, Edward William Barton-Wright, as well historic and antique training manuals of the era. Neo-Bartitsu will also be explored. Ever wanted to learn to defend yourself with a MetroCard, book of matches, or a magazine? We'll learn to use the contents of our handbags, pockets, briefcases, backpacks, or whatever you normally carry, for self-defense and combative purposes. Beginners welcome. Historical combat expert Professor Mark P. Donnelly, whose July 2011 Bartitsu seminars in New York City helped to launch the group, has kindly agreed to advise us via e-mail, telephone, and Skype.

February 2012 meeting:
Sunday, February 26 at 1:30 p.m.
Society for Martial Arts Instruction
4 West 18th Street, Third Floor
New York, NY 10011
>>RSVP on Facebook

Please bring a walking stick, parasol, and/or sturdy stick umbrella if you have one. You can purchase an inexpensive cane or stick umbrella at drugstores and gift shops. A wooden dowel or length of PVC piping approximately 36" long can serve as a walking stick; please smooth or tape any rough ends and mark one end as the "loaded" tip. Period attire is welcome, as long as you can scuffle about a bit.

Please note that journalists from WFUV radio and Always1895.net will be interviewing Club members at this meeting, but there is no obligation to participate in the interviews.

Visit our Web site: www.nycsteampunk.com/bartitsu
Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/nycbartitsu</div>

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[Bartitsu Workshop March 11]


Do you want to learn to fight like Sherlock Holmes? Then save the date for a four-hour Bartitsu workshop with Mark P. Donnelly, Professore di Armes, on Sunday, March 11, in Manhattan. Visit www.nycsteampunk.com/bartitsu/seminars for more information or RSVP on Facebook for the workshop.

In addition to the workshop, the New York Nineteenth Century Society will also present a Steampunk Pub Quiz hosted by Mr. Donnelly at everyone's favorite steampunk bar The Way Station on Saturday, March 10. It's not a test, just a fun social event. Enter as individuals or teams to win fabulous prizes by answering trivia questions about steampunk and the 19th century. Or just drop by to lift a glass with us and watch the contest! Visit www.nycsteampunk.com for more information or RSVP on Facebook for the pub quiz.

mlleviolet [userpic]


[The Bartitsu Club of NYC]


"We tottered together upon the brink of the fall. I have some knowledge, however, of baritsu, or the Japanese system of wrestling, which has more than once been very useful to me. I slipped through
his grip, and he with a horrible scream kicked madly for a few seconds, and clawed the air with both his hands. But for all his efforts he could not get his balance, and over he went."
- Sherlock Holmes in "The Empty House"

Learn to fight like Sherlock Holmes! London's Bartitsu Club was all the rage in 1899, but only recently has this lost martial art been rediscovered. Learn the "gentlemanly art of self-defense" at our free study group training session. No martial arts experience required. The Club meets once a month for three hours of Bartitsu training consisting of Vigny cane, savate, 'scientific' pugilism, and Ju Jutsu. Curriculum includes canonical Bartitsu from turn-of-the-century instructional articles published by Bartitsu's founder, Edward William Barton-Wright, as well historic and antique training manuals of the era. Neo-Bartitsu will also be explored.

January 2012 meeting:
Sunday, January 29 from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Society For Martial Arts Instruction
4 West 18th Street, Third Floor
New York, New York

RSVP on Facebook

When you arrive at the SMFMAI, please do the following:
  1. Remove your shoes until you reach the training floor. No shoes anywhere in the dojo, including locker rooms, bathrooms, except on the training floor after mats are up
  2. Sign the SFMAI waiver and if you are new to the Bartitsu Club of NYC, sign our waiver as well
  3. Contribute a donation of $10 ($5 for students/financially challenged, $15 for landed gentry and robber barons), unless you are already a SFMAI student or staff member
Please bring a walking stick, parasol, and/or sturdy stick umbrella if you have one. You can purchase an inexpensive cane or stick umbrella at drugstores and gift shops. A wooden dowel or length of PVC piping approximately 36" long can serve as a walking stick; please smooth or tape any rough ends and mark one end as the "loaded" tip. Period attire is welcome, as long as you can scuffle about a bit.

Visit our Web site: www.nycsteampunk.com/bartitsu
See photos from the September 2011 meeting
Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/nycbartitsu

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Digital painting. 16x20 inches at 400 DPI - many layers of swirling spirits in clouds and smoke, airships, buildings, and the main figure - each element decorated intensely with glyphs and scripts down to near-microscopic detail in each inch of the painting.

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[Professor Elemental]


Come see the splendid statesman of chap-hop and his unique blend of Victorian rap, comedy, scones, and tea at Brooklyn's illustrious steampunk bar The Way Station on December 30 at 9:00 p.m. On furlough from his stately pile in England, and briefly stateside for your listening enjoyment, Professor Elemental is not to be missed. 21+ per NYC law; suggested donation: $10.

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