Well, not exactly, but steampunks were among the participants at the NorCal Pirate Festival
Pirates of the seafaring variety invaded the waterfront of Vallejo, CA this weekend as the Northern California Pirate Festival came to town. Any airship pirates in the crowd were traveling incognito, but we did encounter folks in gears and goggles.
The San Francisco gin bar opened its doors to local steampunks for tours led by its co-owner
Steampunks staged a friendly invasion of Whitechapel on Tuesday — not the district in London’s East End, but the gin bar and restaurant in San Francisco that’s modeled after an 1890 Underground station. The story includes a photo gallery.
We explored the science fiction convention for signs of steampunk, and here's what we found
Until this year, Clockwork Alchemy — the San Francisco Bay Area’s primary steampunk gathering — was held the same weekend as BayCon, the region’s major science fiction convention. That changed in 2018, so we paid a visit.
Steampunk had a muted presence this year, but the event still served up some wacky wonders
Steampunk has long played a role at Maker Faire Bay Area, the huge annual gathering of inventors, tinkerers and do-it-yourselfers. The genre had a lower profile in 2018, but Maker Faire was still a showcase for notable steampunk creations.
Maker Faire Bay Area offers a look at big Burning Man projects, many with steampunk appeal
One benefit of attending Maker Faire Bay Area is that you get to see large-scale Burning Man projects without the need to trek to Black Rock Desert. Some have become steampunk icons. This is Part One of our Maker Faire coverage.
A Steampunk Grotto and Burning Man projects are among the highlights at the 2018 event
Steampunk projects big and small will be on display as Maker Faire Bay Area returns May 18-20 to San Mateo, California. A celebration of do-it-yourself creativity, it's the largest of nearly 200 Maker Faires held around the world.
Not much steampunk, but lots of creative inspiration at the 2018 Bay Area Book Festival
The Bay Area Book Festival is a major event on the local literary calendar. Many attend to hear talks by celebrity writers, but what's most interesting to me is the opportunity to meet lesser-known authors and other creative folks.
This SF Bay Area museum pays tribute to amusement parks of yore, but it's about to close
It doesn't look like much from the outside, but when you enter Playland-Not-At-The-Beach in El Cerrito, California, you're cast back to a world of old-time amusement parks and carnival sideshows.