Staff Report | Apr 11, 2023
This will be another big weekend for steampunk-related gatherings, especially in the U.S., with events in Chicago, Maryland, Connecticut, and Atlanta, plus the Shrewsbury Steampunk Spectacular in Shropshire, UK. Here’s a rundown.
The steampunk fest was back in Central Illinois with costumes, Nerf dueling, and lots more
Photos by Curt Knapp | Jun 8, 2022
Cogs & Corsets returned June 3 and 4 to downtown Bloomington, Illinois, and once again our correspondent was there was camera in hand to capture the cosplay and other festivities.
Staff Report | Jun 1, 2022
It’s another busy weekend for steampunk fans with events in Illinois, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Newark-on-Trent, and West Sussex. They include Cogs & Corsets, Cog County Faire, and Freaky Mutant Weirdo Variety Show.
Staff Report | Mar 16, 2022
The International Steampunk Symposium takes place March 25-27 in Cincinnati. It comes as founder Jason Dean is handing the reins of the convention to two local steampunk enthusiasts, Jennifer Noran and Michael Gruen.
Cogs and Corsets, the “Steampunk Happening,” is alive and well after a one-year pandemic hiatus
Photos by Curt Knapp | Jun 15, 2021
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.
This new steampunk event from Aloysius Fox is aiming for a festive World’s Fair atmosphere
Staff Report | Sep 19, 2019
The producer of the International Steampunk Symposium will debut a new event, the Chicago Steampunk Exposition, Sept. 27-29 at the Westin O’Hare Hotel. Attendees can expect a packed schedule of panels, games, musical performances, and more.
Scenes from the 2019 edition of Cogs & Corsets, a “Steampunk Happening” in Central Illinois
By Curt Knapp | Jun 12, 2019
Cogs & Corsets returned June 7-9 to Central Illinois, featuring the musical Tesla coils of ArcAttack along with cosplay, dancing, a maker competition and more. Our guest photographer Curt Knapp was there to capture the steampunk splendor.
The free steampunk fest in Bloomington, Illinois will feature the Tesla coil music of ArcAttack
Staff Report | May 28, 2019
Steampunks from across the Midwest will be making a beeline for central Illinois as Cogs & Corsets returns June 7-9 to downtown Bloomington. This is the third year for the mostly free steampunk festival.