This year’s gathering broke attendance records, according to the local visitor’s bureau
The Big River Steampunk Festival took place over Labor Day weekend in Hannibal, Missouri, and our correspondent described it as one of the best yet. It was likely the biggest ever, as the local visitor's bureau pegged total attendance at 21,500.
Steampunk fans from across the Midwest and points beyond will make their way to Hannibal, Missouri as the Big River Steampunk Festival returns over Labor Day weekend. It’s one of the largest steampunk gatherings in the U.S.
Cosplay, tea dueling, dancing, and more at the steampunk festival in Quincy, Illinois
The second annual Big River Time Travelers Convention took place May 19-21 in Quincy, Illinois, and once again our Midwest correspondent was there to take photos and file a report.
The event, produced by the Big River Steampunk Festival, will make its second run this weekend on the riverfront of Quincy, Illinois, with a program including music, comedy, costume contests, vendors, and more.
Scenes from the huge steampunk gathering, held over Labor Day Weekend in Hannibal, Missouri
“If you missed it, you missed the largest outdoor steampunk event—and in my opinion, the best steampunk event—in the Midwest and possibly the entire United States,” our correspondent wrote.
One of the largest steampunk gatherings in the U.S., it will feature live music, costume contests, teapot racing, tea dueling, nerf dueling, a “tinkers show and tell,” make-and-take workshops, and lots more.
Rain didn’t dampen the spirits at this new event from the Big River Steampunk Festival
The Time Traveler’s Convention Spring Faire took place May 20-22 in Quincy, Illinois, and though a rainstorm reduced attendance, our correspondent reported that it was a promising start to what he hopes will be a recurring annual event.
May has been a busy month for steampunk fans on both sides of the Atlantic and it’s about to get busier still with multiple events this weekend, including the inaugural Time Traveler’s Convention Spring Faire in Quincy, Illinois.