Steampunk fans once again flocked to Hannibal, Missouri for the annual gathering
The Big River Steampunk Festival returned over Labor Day Weekend with a new owner and questions about whether it would be as big and spectacular as past gatherings. Our correspondent has a report and photos.
The festival, one of the largest steampunk gatherings in the U.S., is under new ownership this year. Visitors can expect a varied program with a steampunk parade, live entertainment, costume contests, and more.
Steampunk fans are looking forward to resumption of live events. Here’s how the calendar is shaping up, including plans for the Big River Steampunk Festival, Cogs & Corsets, Whitby Steampunk Weekend, and more.
Hannibal restauranteur Tammy Riley is the new owner of the Big River Steampunk Festival after co-founders Ken and Lisa Marks moved to Delaware. Next year’s event is on for Labor Day weekend with a time-travel theme.
The Big River Steampunk Festival in Missouri is the latest steampunk event to cancel due to COVID-19. Held over Labor Day Weekend, it’s one of the largest steampunk gatherings in the U.S. “The virus wins... this round,” the organizers said.
The Hannibal History Museum in Missouri will remain open, thanks to an anonymous donation. The museum is led by the founders of the Big River Steampunk Festival.
Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla are characters in a new comic book created as a promotion for the Big River Comic Convention. And a new UC Berkeley project explores Twain’s real-life friendship with the inventor.
The city long associated with Mark Twain is set to host another Big River Steampunk Festival
Steampunks will take to the streets of Samuel Clemens’ boyhood home as the Big River Steampunk Festival returns to Hannibal, Missouri over Labor Day weekend. Special guests include Doc Phineas, Thomas Willeford, and James Neathery.
Steampunk Pope, Brother Barnabas Brass-Boilerplate was on hand a steampunk-themed music festival in Fairfield, Iowa.
That’s the new Big River Steampunk Spring Faire, held March 30-31 in Hannibal, Missouri
Photo Gallery: The producers of the Big River Steampunk Festival debuted a smaller event at the Mark Twain Brewing Co. in downtown Hannibal, Missouri. Fortunately for us, photographer Curt Knapp was there with his camera.
The festival in Hannibal, Missouri received a Pathfinder Award at the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism.
Mark Twain’s boyhood home in Missouri will host one of the USA’s largest steampunk events
Thousands of steampunk enthusiasts will make their way to Hannibal, Missouri this Labor Day weekend as the Big River Steampunk Festival comes to town. The event, scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 3, will occupy the city’s historic downtown.