Steampunk fans once again flocked to Hannibal, Missouri for the annual gathering
The Big River Steampunk Festival returned over Labor Day Weekend with a new owner and questions about whether it would be as big and spectacular as past gatherings. Our correspondent has a report and photos.
Whitby Pavilion once again hosted a large gathering of steampunks in costumed splendor
After a long pandemic-induced hiatus, steampunk fans returned July 23-25 to Whitby Pavilion in North Yorkshire for Whitby Steampunk Weekend X. It featured a steampunk market plus workshops, presentations, and live entertainment.
Scenes from the immersive steampunk gathering at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire
Each year, steampunks in the UK gather at The Town That Never Was, a place where the Cthulhu Party rules, the 3rd Foot & Mouth regiment stands guard, and the Martian Expeditionary Force seeks recruits. We have photos to prove it.
Lord and Lady Towers unveiled Escapement Point, an art project six years in the making
Steampunk makers Lord and Lady Towers have gained a reputation for large-scale art projects such as D.I.N.O., their life-size mechanical dinosaur. But their latest magnum opus is a kinetic sculpture that’s the size and shape of a top hat.
Steampunk enthusiasts displayed imaginative outfits at two historic locations in the UK
Photo Gallery: After more than a year of the pandemic, folks are eager to get out and socialize, and so it was last weekend as steampunks gathered at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire and Papplewick Pumping Station in Nottingham.
Cogs and Corsets, the “Steampunk Happening,” is alive and well after a one-year pandemic hiatus
Photo Gallery: Steampunk fans in the Midwest emerged from their hideouts June 4 as Cogs and Corsets returned to downtown Bloomington, Illinois. Even better for us, contributor Curt Knapp was on hand to take photos and offer his impressions.
Bay Area artist Eric Kelly exhibited his work in a historic mansion during Marin Open Studios
Readers of The Steampunk Explorer are likely familiar with the work of Eric Kelly, who transforms Victorian-era photographs into surreal portraits and dreamscapes. It got a recent showing in San Rafael, California.
Pramzius launches a line of timepieces based on historic trains from a Swiss railroad museum
Vintage trains and timepieces are icons of steampunk, and now a company in Connecticut has combined the two in Gauge Master, a series of watches that incorporate elements of historic locomotives.
The tagline for our April Fool’s parody: “Your Guide to Better Living, The Tesla Way”
April 1 is here, and we’ve continued our tradition of publishing a steampunk-themed parody. This time, it’s T: The Tesla Magazine. Nikola Tesla occupies a hallowed place in steampunk, and if Oprah deserves a magazine of her own, then so does “T.”
Scenes and characters from HBO’s new science fiction series set in Victorian-era London
Steampunk fans have been eagerly anticipating The Nevers, the new HBO series about the “Touched,” a group of (mostly) women in Victorian London with unusual powers. Here’s a look at scenes from Season 1.