Steampunks gather in Vallejo, California for the 7th Annual Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Rally
Photo Gallery: A wacky fleet of mobile contraptions braved zombies, robots, flying monkeys and Alice in Wonderland characters as the 7th Annual Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Rally took place July 22 in Vallejo, California.
Obtainium Works offers a close-up look at Neverwas Haul and other steampunk wonders
The Obtainium Works Art Car Jam, held July 21 in Vallejo, California, was a showcase for wild and whimsical mobile contraptions, many with steampunk appeal. The event was a warmup for the Obtainium Cup rally on Sunday.
A steampunk tour of the San Francisco tourist spot, from Musée Mécanique to historic ships
Locals in San Francisco tend to dismiss Fisherman’s Wharf as a tourist trap. But the area along the city’s northern waterfront has many attractions with steampunk appeal, from the arcade games of Musée Mécanique to the historic ships at Hyde Street Pier.
A steampunk tour of San Francisco's Mission District and its many one-of-a-kind attractions
Photo gallery: Known for its Latino culture and trendy restaurants, the Mission District is also home to thrift shops, vintage clothing retailers, a pirate supply store and even a steampunk-themed miniature golf course.
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.