The festival started on Friday afternoon, with the arrival of the people from the Pakatakan Art Company to set up their booth, and Dave Channon, sculptor from Phoenicia, to set up his Steampunk work created especially for the Pine Hill festival.
|Chelsea "In Goth We Trust" Goodwin does a brief welcome, explanation of "Steampunk" as an art movement. and introduction of the belly dancers of the Badra Bahiya Dance Troupe."|
|Badra Bahiya say "Namaste" to the audience at the beginning of their performance.|
|Jan Jaffe, (with white tag) Pine Hill resident and member of the Main Street Committee at the Badra Bahiya performance on Friday evening.|
|The feet of "Badra Bahiya" on the dancing surface of the "Back Room" of the Pine Hill Community Center|
|Damon Francisco, sound man for the festival talks with Joyce and John Schindler in the kitchen of the Pine Hill Firehouse.|
|Brian Foley "The Amazing Great" magician is shown above discussing a card trick with festival goer Gina Sommers.|
|Here is the "Wardrobe Department", which was located at one end of the large room in the Firehouse (musical performances, master classes, and the "Victorian High Tea" were performed at the other end of the long room.)|
|The finale of the "Three Sisters" performance was an animated telling of the "Story of the Beaver and the Turtle" as they circled around the sculpture in the middle of the Vendors Room. As usual, the turtle outwitted the beaver in the end.|
|Jack O'Lantern smiled eerily at all of the performers in the "Back Room" at the Pine Hill Community Center.|
|Scott Nobody performing as "Nobody's Ghost" in the Firehouse late at night on Saturday.|
The late Friday evening "Nobody's Ghost" set ended at midnight n the Firehouse. The festival resumed at 10am on Sunday morning. The "hurricane panic" was strong on Sunday, and festival attendance was limited to very committed steampunkers.
The venders packed up at the end of the day Saturday to get back to their homes in Queens, Saugerties, Woodstock, Arkville, Andes, Roxbury and Pine Hill.
The Sunday program took place in the Pine Hill Firehouse. A breakfast of coffee, cider, scones,
pumpkin pie, pumpkin squares, brie, cheddar, and New York apples, was available on the serving window of the firehouse kitchen. The main element in the program was the "Master Class in Songwriting" conducted by Jonah Knight. The class turned into an excellent multiparty discussion on songwriting, musical styles, steampunk culture, and the weather.
By noon Jonah Knight felt he had to get started back to his home in Frederick, Maryland. Chelsea led Captain Maximillian Drake and several others on a tour of the cemetery, the railroad, the lake, and ultimately to our home for the afterparty.
|Jonah Knight talks with Chelsea Goodwin and Cynthia Brian-Kate at the Sunday morning song writing master class.|
|Jonah Knight listens to Chelsea talking about musical styles.|
|Jonah Knight played and sang to make his points in the song writing Master Class in the Pine Hill Firehouse.|
|Captain Maximillian Drake was an active participant in the Jonah Knight class. He suggested that there should be a LARP component in the Second Pine Hill Steampunk Festival next year.|
|Several participants in the festival asked to visit the historic cemetery in Pine Hill. This picture shows the view across the mountains from the higher end of the cemetery.|
|The path up through the cemetery to the stone wall.|
|A view from the abandoned Ulster and Delaware Railroad tracks showing a place in the forest which might be a good place to attempt a LARP in next years Steampunk Festival.|