. . . at least in spirit, as the Hiller Aviation Museum hosts a Steampunk Extravaganza
San Francisco-area steampunks gathered July 13 amid historic aircraft for a Steampunk Extravaganza hosted by the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, Calif. The event commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Hermes Jr. Avitor airship.
Pirate Santa, a Kraken inflatable, and lots more at the Northern California Pirate Festival
Steampunk fans from Sacramento and the SF Bay Area staged a friendly invasion of the Northern California Pirate Festival, held June 15 and 16 in Vallejo. But few attendees noticed because the invaders were cleverly disguised as pirates.
We have photos from Day One of this new steampunk event in the San Francisco Bay area
The Silicon Valley Steam Festival debuted June 8 at the Sunol Depot of the Niles Canyon Railway in Northern California. The event featured live entertainment, plus steampunk vendors and rides on steam-powered trains. We have lots of photos.
Terrible news for the maker movement — and for makers in the steampunk community
Maker Media, the company behind Maker Faire and Make magazine, has ceased operations. The news was reported late Friday by TechCrunch, which confirmed it with founder/CEO Dale Dougherty.
Maker Faire Bay Area once again offers a visual feast, but financial woes could spell its demise
Tens of thousands braved rainy weather for Maker Faire Bay Area, a festival of DIY ingenuity that’s been dubbed the “Greatest Show and Tell on Earth.” It was a showcase for a wide range of creative projects, including many with steampunk appeal.
Ordinary cameras become steampunk props thanks to California artist Momo Eames
The story behind CameraPunk, a line of handcrafted accessories — lens caps, lens cuffs, and straps — that can add a steampunk flourish to digital cameras from Nikon, Canon, and other manufacturers.
Obtainium Works, steam engines, Burning Man projects and more at Maker Faire Bay Area
The world’s largest Maker Faire returns May 17-19 to the San Francisco Bay Area, offering a showcase for DIY invention and creativity in categories that include kinetic art, cosplay, robotics, 3D printing, vehicles, woodworking, needlecraft, and more.
Superheroes, historical figures and Spy vs. Spy enlivened the steampunk con near San Francisco
One attraction of any steampunk convention is the sight of attendees wearing fanciful costumes, and Clockwork Alchemy was no exception. Some of the most elegant outfits were seen in the fashion show, but that was just the beginning.