We asked 10 authors to suggest their top travel destinations for steampunks
Suppose you had unlimited use of an airship, and you could take a crew of steampunks anyplace in the world. Where would you go? What destinations have sparked your imagination, or might inspire others? Top steampunk authors weigh in.
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.
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.
The café and cocktail bar in San Francisco is the public face of the Long Now Foundation
Photo Gallery: With its “Manual for Civilization” and prototypes for a mechanically driven 10,000-year clock, The Interval is no ordinary drinking establishment. Bay Area steampunks recently paid a visit.
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.
An automotive museum brings steampunk-inspired art cars and other works to San Diego
Whether by land, sea or airship, steampunks have good reason to travel to Southern California this summer and fall as the San Diego Automotive Museum hosts “Steampunk with a Retro Twist,” an exhibition that runs through October 7.
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.