The huge sci-fi event featured panels, dealers, readings, parties and, of course, the Hugo Awards
Photo Gallery: For five days in August, San Jose was the center of the science fiction universe as the city hosted Worldcon 76. The event drew about 4800 attendees, including what appeared to be a sizable number of steampunk enthusiasts.
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.
Steampunks gather in Vallejo, California for the 7th Annual Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Rally
Photo Gallery: A wacky fleet of mobile contraptions braved zombies, robots, flying monkeys and Alice in Wonderland characters as the 7th Annual Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Rally took place July 22 in Vallejo, California.
Obtainium Works offers a close-up look at Neverwas Haul and other steampunk wonders
The Obtainium Works Art Car Jam, held July 21 in Vallejo, California, was a showcase for wild and whimsical mobile contraptions, many with steampunk appeal. The event was a warmup for the Obtainium Cup rally on Sunday.
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.