Dark fashion, artists, music, and more at the goth festival in Northern California
By Stephen Beale | May 10, 2023
The Menagerie Oddities Market presented the 3rd Annual SF Bay Area World Goth Day Festival May 6 in Vallejo, California. With all the crossover between goth and steampunk, there was plenty at the event for steampunk fans to enjoy.
Staff Report | May 3, 2023
Presented by The Menagerie Oddities Market, it will consist of a daytime event with vendors, music, and a fashion show, followed by an evening concert headlined by Ausgang. Unwoman will perform at the daytime event.
Music, panels, authors, Tea Scouts and more at the Bay Area steampunk convention
By Stephen Beale | Apr 13, 2023
“Villains and Heroes” was the theme as Clockwork Alchemy took place April 7-9 near San Francisco. Attendees could choose between a “Hero” and “Villain” ribbon when receiving their convention badges, and it appears that most opted for “Villain.”
Staff Report | Apr 3, 2023
Attendees at the steampunk convention can expect a full program of panels, workshops, musical performances, a fashion show, art gallery, authors’ alley, martial arts, game room, the Alchemist Tea Parlour, and more.
Staff Report | Dec 29, 2022
This year’s musical highlights included new albums from Frenchy and the Punk, Abney Park, Victor and the Bully, Madam Misfit, Feline and Strange, and Unwoman. CPYist, a new steampunk-inspired band from Germany, released its debut album along with some eye-popping videos.
Staff Report | Dec 6, 2022
Professor Elemental and Victor Ghastly have collaborated on a new EP while Unwoman unveiled an EP of holiday tunes and Madam Misfit released a new music video from her album Pandora's Box.
Staff Report | May 5, 2022
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for musical acts that cater to steampunk fans, with new releases from Victor and the Bully, Fate Gear, Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer, and CPYist, while Unwoman is taking pre-orders for her latest album of cover songs.
Makers, costumes, music, and more at the SF Bay Area steampunk convention
Staff Report | Mar 28, 2022
Steampunk enthusiasts in Northern California celebrated “Marvelous Makers”—and a return to in-person gatherings—as Clockwork Alchemy took place March 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel in Burlingame.
Staff Report | Mar 14, 2022
Two years ago, Clockwork Alchemy was one of the first steampunk events to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Now it’s back this weekend with many of the same special guests who were slated for 2020.
Staff Report | Feb 10, 2022
Unwoman is collaborating with Klingon Pop Warrior on a new EP of cover tunes sung in Klingon, with proceeds going to charities. Meanwhile, Insymmetry Creations is crowdfunding a new Heirs of Isildur installment.
Staff Report | Dec 19, 2021
It’s time once again for a look at successful Kickstarter campaigns from recent months. They included three projects that raised six-figure sums: The Girl Genius RPG from Steve Jackson Games, Lady Mechanika: The Monster of the Ministry of Hell #1 from Joe Benitez, and City of the Great Machine from CrowD Games.
Staff Report | Dec 9, 2021
This week’s music news includes a holiday album from Abney Park, a box set from Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer, a music video of a Frenchy and the Punk oldie, and a side project from Unwoman.
Staff Report | Oct 27, 2021
They include symphonic gothic metal from Valentine Wolfe, a nautically themed number from Ghostfire, and an electro-swing collaboration by Madam Misfit and Victor and the Bully, plus Unwoman’s terrifying take on Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.”
Staff Report | Oct 14, 2021
The new album is a follow-up to a 2016 release, which featured a mix of cello, vocals, and bird songs. She's also re-released her Untitled Scary EP featuring seven tracks with Halloween themes.
Staff Report | Sep 8, 2021
Ghostfire released “Neptune’s Call,” the second single in its recent comeback, while Unwoman is out with a cover of Halsey’s “The Tradition.” Also: Victor Sierra is set to release a new song in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 NYC terrorist attacks.
Staff Report | Aug 5, 2021
It’s her eighth album of original music. She describes it as her best yet, reflecting “decades of practice and thought.” It’s “a dark album but ultimately uplifting,” she adds.
Staff Report | Mar 12, 2021
Of My Own Space and Time I Am Queen will be Unwoman’s 14th album overall. She’s already surpassed her $6000 fundraising goal on Kickstarter. Backers will get it in July.
Staff Report | Nov 13, 2020
The Love Apocalypse puts Unwoman’s stamp on 14 tracks fitting “with a subtle narrative of love and upheaval.” Tracks include Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield,” Siouxsie and the Banshees’ “Kiss Them For Me,” The Cure’s “Lovesong,” and Nine Inch Nails’ “Every Day is Exactly the Same.”
Staff Report | Oct 25, 2019
Untitled Scary EP includes covers and a Halloween-themed reworking of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.” It passes on to the spirit world on Nov. 2.
This new steampunk event from Aloysius Fox is aiming for a festive World’s Fair atmosphere
Staff Report | Sep 19, 2019
The producer of the International Steampunk Symposium will debut a new event, the Chicago Steampunk Exposition, Sept. 27-29 at the Westin O’Hare Hotel. Attendees can expect a packed schedule of panels, games, musical performances, and more.
We have photos from Day One of this new steampunk event in the San Francisco Bay area
Staff Report | Jun 9, 2019
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.
The Bay Area convention offered a wide range of attractions for steampunk enthusiasts
Staff Report | Mar 31, 2019
Steampunk is a multi-faceted subculture — art, crafts, music, literature, cosplay, and more — and all were on display at Clockwork Alchemy 2019, held March 22-24 in Burlingame, California.
Staff Report | Mar 15, 2019
Unwoman, the self-described “anachrofuturistic electric cellist/singer-songwriter,” is out with Uncovered Volumes 4 & 5, a 2-CD set of cover songs. It includes her interpretations of tunes by David Bowie, Kate Bush, Talking Heads, and more.
Staff Report | Dec 14, 2018
’Tis the season for holiday music, and Unwoman and Valentine Wolfe are both out with treats for your aural pleasure.
A look at holiday-themed steampunk music, or is that steampunk-themed holiday music?
By Stephen Beale | Dec 13, 2018
Many musicians have holiday songs in their repertoires, and steampunk artists are no exception. Here’s a roundup of tunes to help you get into the steampunk holiday spirit, including new offerings from Unwoman and Valentine Wolfe. . .