Back in 2010, everyone and their mom was waiting for the release of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. It was the movie that every Hot Topic kid had fantasized about since their first purchase of a Nightmare Before Christmas wristband, and with every new image and trailer, the anticipation grew and grew. But some 6 years later, many viewers of the original still debate about whether Burton’s take on the famous tales of Lewis Carroll was actually good or not. But what cannot be denied is it made a bucketload of money, and as a result, we now have a sequel: Alice Through The Looking Glass, now directed by James Bobin and starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Sacha Baron Cohen, along with many other familiar residents of Burton’s Wonderland.
New collections are always a thing to celebrate. The day Hot Topic sends the pre-order email, I squee with joy and browse the options. This time, however, Torrid (Hot Topic’s sister store) released an email at the same day and time. Both stores are releasing a clothing line inspired by the 2016 film Alice Through the Looking Glass. Cue my fangirling.
Steampunk World’s Fair (SPWF for short) is happening this weekend in Piscataway, New Jersey. This family friendly convention has consistently been one of my favorite conventions each year. The two venues are super welcoming, the vendors are awesome, there are always crazy talented musicians, interesting panels and speakers, and attendees always step up their costume game.
This year, there’s so much to be excited about! The convention is really changing and flourishing. Here are the most exciting things to see at the 2016 Steampunk World’s Fair: