Plans announced for gatherings in Chicago, Cincinnati, San Francisco, and Maryland
Organizers of several major steampunk events have announced plans for next year, including dates, locations, themes, and guests. In addition, some deadlines are approaching if you’d like to participate in upcoming events as a vendor or artist.
Bay Area steampunks spent a day touring vintage fashion stores in SF’s Haight-Ashbury district
In 1967, San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district was the epicenter of the Summer of Love. More than 50 years later, September 22 was a Day of Steampunk as a dozen or so neo-Victorians engaged in a “costume crawl.”
Eric Kelly transforms Victorian-era photography into surreal and unsettling works of art
Steampunk enthusiasts can step into an alternate universe of eerie Victorian characters as Art Works Downtown in San Rafael, California, hosts “Curiously Grim,” an exhibit featuring the work of Eric Kelly. It runs through October 6.
Bay Area steampunks explore the whimsical contraptions of “New Hibernia”
Photo Gallery: Obtainium Works leader Shannon O’Hare offered a behind-the-scenes look at the organization’s art cars and mutant vehicles during an August “Midsummer Night” steampunk gathering in Vallejo, California.
The huge sci-fi event featured panels, dealers, readings, parties and, of course, the Hugo Awards
Photo Gallery: For five days in August, San Jose was the center of the science fiction universe as the city hosted Worldcon 76. The event drew about 4800 attendees, including what appeared to be a sizable number of steampunk enthusiasts.
Part Three of our steampunk tour takes us to Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto
Photo Gallery: Amid the office parks and corporate campuses, you can find monuments to inventions of old: The airship hangars of Moffett Field, Victorian tech in the Computer History Museum, the mechanical wonders of MOAH.
The San Jose attraction includes the Egyptian Museum and forthcoming Alchemy Museum
Photo Gallery: In a quiet San Jose neighborhood, not far from the offices of high-tech titans, you can find curious travelers gazing at Egyptian antiquities and the tools of medieval alchemists. Those are some of the sights at Rosicrucian Park.
A steampunk tour of San Jose, home to Winchester Mystery House and other attractions
Photo Gallery: San Jose may be the hub of Silicon Valley, but it also has its share of Victorian-era history with some eccentric twists, most notably the architectural oddities of the Winchester Mystery House. But that’s not all.