The organizers of Clockwork Alchemy have posted the schedule and other details for Transmissions from the Aether, which takes place Saturday and Sunday. It will feature a mix of live sessions on Zoom and pre-recorded presentations on Twitch.
Once again, whimsical art cars took to the streets of downtown Vallejo for the annual holiday fest
Bay Area steampunk fans got a taste of Burning Man as the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival and Parade returned to Vallejo, California. The event featured a procession of wacky art cars along with pyrotechnic sculptures and kinetic art.
Obtainium Works leader Shannon O’Hare shared his wisdom at an August event in Vallejo
Steampunk fans in the San Francisco area received a master class in “How to Make an Art Car” during a presentation Aug. 3 at the Obtainium Works studio in Vallejo, California. They were joined by a group of engineering students from China.
A family airship, steampunk flying saucer and other artistic vehicles take to the streets
Photo Gallery: A wacky fleet of hand-built “sculptural vehicles” navigated an equally wacky obstacle course for the 8th Annual Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Rally, held Sunday, July 28 on Mare Island in Vallejo, California.
The art group’s in-house photographer shares his images from Burning Man and other events
Obtainium Works is one of the premier art groups in the steampunk world. If you attend an event where they have a presence, chances are that you’ll see Stephen Jacobson with camera in hand. Here’s a look at some of his photos.
Northern California fashion designer Judi Morales discovered steampunk at Burning Man. That led her to Obtanium Works in Vallejo and the Neverwas Haul
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.
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.
Obtainium Works celebrated its seventh anniversary with an art car exhibition in Vallejo
Imagine an auto showroom run by the Mad Hatter, and that will give you an idea of the scene inside the Temple Art Lofts Gallery in Vallejo, California, where the Victorian fantasy explorers of Obtainium Works have set up shop.
The steampunk-infused arts organization kicks off the year with a three-week exhibition
The tinkerers and “steam bohemians” of Obtainium Works will celebrate the group’s 7th anniversary with an exhibition slated for March 8-24 at the Temple Arts Loft Gallery in Vallejo, California. Many of the group’s art cars will be on display.
This whimsical parade is a holiday tradition in Vallejo, California, home of Obtainium Works
A “SteamPunk Santa” and his spiffy new sleigh were among the highlights of the 9th annual Mad Hatter Holiday Parade, held on Saturday, Dec. 1 in Vallejo, California. It was a holiday celebration like no other.
The “Rudolph 5000” was designed by Shannon O’Hare of Obtainium Works. Thomas Bilbo, aka the Steampunk Santa, plans to ride it in the city’s Mad Hatter Parade.
Bay Area steampunks explore the whimsical contraptions of “New Hibernia”
Photo Gallery: Obtainium Works leader Shannon O’Hare offered a behind-the-scenes look at the organization’s art cars and mutant vehicles during an August “Midsummer Night” steampunk gathering in Vallejo, California.
Jay Leno went steampunk in the latest episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage” on CNBC. He was joined by Doc Phineas, along with chap hop artist Poplock Holmes, Kathy and Shannon O’Hare of Obtainium Works, and designers Kimric Smythe and Baron Margo.
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.
Steampunk had a muted presence this year, but the event still served up some wacky wonders
Steampunk has long played a role at Maker Faire Bay Area, the huge annual gathering of inventors, tinkerers and do-it-yourselfers. The genre had a lower profile in 2018, but Maker Faire was still a showcase for notable steampunk creations.
Maker Faire Bay Area offers a look at big Burning Man projects, many with steampunk appeal
One benefit of attending Maker Faire Bay Area is that you get to see large-scale Burning Man projects without the need to trek to Black Rock Desert. Some have become steampunk icons. This is Part One of our Maker Faire coverage.