Our guest photographer captures the creative cosplay at the 2018 Gaslight Steampunk Expo
The theme was “Return to Vulcania” at the Gaslight Steampunk Expo in San Diego. With the event’s Pan-Pacific focus, much of the cosplay took on Polynesian and nautical flavors. Clara Blackheart shot some great photos that captured the creativity.
Photographer Dominique Linel offers a look at the creative cosplayers at Anno 1900
The Anno 1900 Steampunk Convention took place last weekend in Luxembourg, and fortunately for steampunk fans, one attendee was photographer Dominique Linel. He promptly posted photos of the costumed participants.
Time Travelers Bazaar was a small multi-genre event, but steampunk was well represented
Fans of steampunk, Doctor Who, Star Wars and other geek culture franchises converged August 25 as the Time Travelers Bazaar took place in Sacramento. It was a small event, but it had a bit of everything, and steampunk was well represented.
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.
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.
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.
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.