Staff Report | May 30, 2023
It’s another jam-packed steampunk weekend with events across the U.S., along with Steampunk NZ in New Zealand and Portsmouth Comic Con in the U.K. U.S. highlights include Cogs & Corsets and the Freaky Mutant Weirdo Festival.
The steampunk fest was back in Central Illinois with costumes, Nerf dueling, and lots more
Photos by Curt Knapp | Jun 8, 2022
Cogs & Corsets returned June 3 and 4 to downtown Bloomington, Illinois, and once again our correspondent was there was camera in hand to capture the cosplay and other festivities.
Staff Report | Jun 1, 2022
It’s another busy weekend for steampunk fans with events in Illinois, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Newark-on-Trent, and West Sussex. They include Cogs & Corsets, Cog County Faire, and Freaky Mutant Weirdo Variety Show.
A look back at the year’s major steampunk gatherings as the world slowly returned to normal
Staff Report | Dec 20, 2021
After a year or so of pandemic-induced restrictions, steampunk gatherings in 2021 slowly returned to the real world, and it was clear from the enthusiasm surrounding the events that folks were eager to meet again in person. See the highlights in our gallery.
Staff Report | Mar 26, 2021
Cogs and Corsets in Central Illinois and Steampunk Old Timers Day Festival in Van Buren, Arkansas are back after a one-year hiatus. Cogs and Corsets will return for one night only in a scaled-back form.
Scenes from the 2019 edition of Cogs & Corsets, a “Steampunk Happening” in Central Illinois
By Curt Knapp | Jun 12, 2019
Cogs & Corsets returned June 7-9 to Central Illinois, featuring the musical Tesla coils of ArcAttack along with cosplay, dancing, a maker competition and more. Our guest photographer Curt Knapp was there to capture the steampunk splendor.
The free steampunk fest in Bloomington, Illinois will feature the Tesla coil music of ArcAttack
Staff Report | May 28, 2019
Steampunks from across the Midwest will be making a beeline for central Illinois as Cogs & Corsets returns June 7-9 to downtown Bloomington. This is the third year for the mostly free steampunk festival.
A three-day event in Central Illinois aims to educate attendees about steampunk
Staff Report | May 10, 2018
Cogs & Corsets, a (mostly) free steampunk festival, returns June 1-3 to downtown Bloomington, Illinois, with an expanded program that includes workshops, gaming, a maker competition, and more.