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.
When TeslaCon director Eric Jon Larson announced in 2019 that the following year’s convention would be themed War of the Worlds, little did he know that a pandemic would soon be ravaging the planet. The theme now seems eerily prescient.
As TeslaCon director Eric Jon Larson prepares for the 2021 convention next month, he’s already planning future editions of the immersive steampunk gathering. Sadly, the 2025 TeslaCon will likely be the last, he says.
It’s another busy weekend on the U.S. steampunk calendar, especially in Connecticut, where two events are taking place. Meanwhile, WhimsyCon returns to Denver and Milwaukee-area steampunks will raise funds to battle bleeding disorders.
The historic Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin will re-open as a tourist attraction and educational center under ownership of a new private foundation.
This year’s edition of the immersive steampunk event will conclude a long-running storyline
Steampunks from the Midwest and points beyond will be headed to Madison, Wisconsin Nov. 14-17 for TeslaCon, which bills itself as North America’s “largest single immersion event for steampunk fans.”
This year’s edition of the Wisconsin steampunk event will add an all-day makers’ room
Vourteque, Sons of Temperance, Mermaid Echo, and Chicago theatrical troupe Phantasmagoria will provide the entertainment as Cog County Faire returns May 30-June 2 to the White Lake Beach Resort in Montello, Wisconsin.
TeslaCon 9 will offer an immersive alternate-world experience with a surprise ending
“The Battle of Britain” will be fought near Madison, Wisconsin, as TeslaCon 9 takes place Nov. 15-18. It's billed as "North America's largest and best known immersion Steampunk Convention." Gail Carriger is author GOH.