Burning Man may be officially cancelled, but thousands are flocking to Black Rock Desert for an unsanctioned renegade festival, and groups around the world are hosting virtual experiences.
The Airpusher Collective, known for its airship art car, is promising wild performances, Burning Man art, and more at Steampunk Masquerade Revival, an indoor/outdoor event in San Francisco.
Burning Man participants will have to wait another year for a trip to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, but the organization behind the event has resumed funding art projects.
The Burning Man Project planned to produce a virtual Black Rock City this year. Now the organization is calling on community members to host their own online events.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Black Rock City won’t be built in the Nevada desert this year
Burning Man, the festival that has spawned numerous large-scale steampunk art projects over the years, is going virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The gathering was scheduled for Aug. 30 to Sept. 7 in Northern Nevada.
Burning Man will draw an estimated 70,000 people to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. This year’s art theme is “Metamorphoses,” described as “a celebration of change, and an exploration of uncertainty.”
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.
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
Ordinary cameras become steampunk props thanks to California artist Momo Eames
The story behind CameraPunk, a line of handcrafted accessories — lens caps, lens cuffs, and straps — that can add a steampunk flourish to digital cameras from Nikon, Canon, and other manufacturers.
The theme “is a celebration of change, and an exploration of uncertainty. . . As such it invites a consideration of time; not its circular nature, or its attendant ritual, but in this case the relentless flight of time’s arrow.”
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.
We're sad to report that the founder of Burning Man passed away at age 70. What began as an informal gathering in San Francisco grew into a cultural phenomenon that had huge influence on steampunk.
A Steampunk Grotto and Burning Man projects are among the highlights at the 2018 event
Steampunk projects big and small will be on display as Maker Faire Bay Area returns May 18-20 to San Mateo, California. A celebration of do-it-yourself creativity, it's the largest of nearly 200 Maker Faires held around the world.