BILTna Gala Dinner Theme: Reimagine History: Steampunk!

Gala Dinner Sponsored by BIMsmith.

For this year’s BILTna Gala Dinner, RTC Events and BIMsmith invite you to reimagine history! In the same era that St. Louis Union Station opened its doors and became one of the most monumental train stations in North America, the world was in the middle of the second Industrial Revolution. This revolution ultimately replaced steam with electricity. But what would the world look like today if we still relied on steam for all our power needs?

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen of BIM – for one night only, we are going Steampunk!

Steampunk is described as a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.  According to Steampunk St. Louis, Steampunk is the celebration of invention, the art of science woven into creative gadgets and costumes that recalls the elegance and romance of the Wild West, together with the wonders of time travel!

So embrace your inner-Victorian scientist and imagine what life would be like if steam power fueled modern technology.

To help you get in character, you can hire or purchase steam punk costumes and accessories from these online and local St. Louis costume stores:

Party City (Online):
Jonnie Brocks (St. Louis)

Or DIY Steampunk costume!

Steampunk costume essentials for men:

Or DIY for women:

Looking for a few more ideas? Try this Steam punk name generator:

Let’s enjoy another successful conference in St. Louis!

Photo Credit: Lord Naipo D’Mort, Steampunk St Louis


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