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Press: New Orleans Hub – Outrageous Feats, Costumes at Steampunk Fest


New Orleans Hub

( source ) Photos by Tom Rivers
Photos by Tom Rivers , New Orleans Hub

MEDINA – Pyromancy Fire Performance Troupe members Fuego and Potter Dee blow fire in one of the group’s daring pyrotechnic displays on Saturday at the Steampunk Festival at Leonard Oakes Estate Winery.Pyromancy of Buffalo performed before a big crowd. Nearly 1,000 people attended the fourth annual festival.

“It continues to gain steam,” said Jerod Thurber, event coordinator for Leonard Oakes. “It’s a nice laid-back funky festival.”

Photos by Tom Rivers , New Orleans Hub

Read more at the New Orleans Hub!

Olmsted Party for the Parks 2011 – British Invasion!

September 16, 2011
The ‘British Invasion’ takes over Delaware Park at Party for the Parks –an indoor/outdoor, over-21 party, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., featuring live music, incredible auctions, lots of great food and drinks at the Marcy Casino. This year’s bands, headlined by the If’s, will be on a floating stage right on Hoyt Lake. It’s all overlooking one of the Best scenic views in Buffalo! Proceeds from this great event benefit the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Get your tickets online here!
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Website

Pyromancy will be back again this year with an exciting fire performance featuring some new props and performers! We will going on at various times from sundown to 10:30pm! Potter Dee is working on an amazing surprise installation!

Press Links:

Buffalo Evening News, August 24,2011
Party for the Parks/ Gala Announcement :

Buffalo Rising: 9th Annual Party for the Parks: British Invasion in Buffalo

– The Good Neighboorhood – Party for the Parks Brings British Invasion Theme to Benefit Olmsted Parks

Fire Eater Robert Turley at Party For the Parks 2010

Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011 Street Performances!

Gillian : Fire Hoop

Gillian : Fire Staff

Potter : Fire Fans

Photo Credit: Jose Rodriguez

Been out on Allentown with Gillian the past few nights between Lagniappes Lucky Dogs and Nietzsches during Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011. Our audiences have been wonderful, last night some folks from 12/8th Path Band joined us on percussion and it was bloody awesome. They are our favorite band in Buffalo to play with and we are looking forward to being next to them at Curtain Up!

We’ll be out tonight around midnight and quite possibly again tomorrow night.

Love sets Fire.
Potter Dee.

The Good Neighborhood: Where the heART Is – 2011 Infringement Fest in Review

“There is a spirit to the festival that would benefit us all if infused into the other 354 days of the year. It’s a sense of exploration, discovery, creativity, and celebration. It seems during those 11 bustling days that anything is possible – there are no boundaries, no restrictions, and no judgment. It’s a space where art is created organically and with intention, with the support of a strong and organized community.”
~Anna Laurie Miller

Artvoice Video for Dance Your Art Off!

At the event Dance Your Art Off we spun LED props and Flags at various locations around the dance floor to enhance the Dj performances and create an interesting backdrop.

From Artvoice:
Dance Your Art Off, as the name suggests, is first a dance party and then an art party. Town Ballroom was transformed into an avant garde dance palace where respected deep house star John Ceglia and Buffalo-based artist DJ Cutler spun breakbeat, funk, hip hop, and deep house all night.

Read more at Artvoice

Other press links from this event:

Artvoice: The Groove is in the Art
Buffalo Rising: Come Dance Your Art Off!

New World Notes: Mixed Reality Portrait

Pyromancy performer Gillian Tunney in New World Notes, a popular and long running blog covering Virtual Worlds and MMORG’s
Mixed Reality Profile: Delaney Whippet, the Girl Who Played With Fire (and Textured Prims)

I have worked as a content creator in the Virtual World of Second Life for many years, and created a series of “fire props” for my avatar for this New World Notes feature. The profile was based around the this video of me fire hooping! Here is some pictures of my avatar with her virtual props!

– Gillian Tunney

Preview of Olmstead Party for the Parks!

Olmsted Party for the Parks
By WKBW Programming

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) – Buffalo Olmsted Conservancy’s Party for the Parks fundraiser will take place on Friday, September 24th at Olmsted Park. The theme is South Beach Salsa.

Channel 7’s owns Bridget Blythe will be hosting the event. There will be a number of bands to help set the mood, fire dancers and a scooter give-away. Food and drinks will also be sold.

Full article on WKBW