The Mad Hatter Holiday Festival and Parade returns to the Northern California city
Fire-spewing mechanical creatures might seem a better fit for Halloween than a Winter holiday celebration, but no one seemed to mind as the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival and Parade returned Dec. 4 to Vallejo, California after a one-year hiatus.
Billed as “Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth,” Maker Faire is a showcase for DIY creativity in crafts, robotics, woodworking, and many other categories. The Orlando event takes place this weekend at the Central Florida Fairgrounds & Expo Halls.
Leap of Faith by Kestrel Michaud took one of the top prizes at the International Quilt Festival, which happens later this month in Houston. The 55-by-36-inch quilt depicts a girl bungee-jumping from a steampunk airship.
The North American steampunk calendar is shifting west this weekend with one gathering in North Central Washington state and two more in Northern California. All three will be happening largely outdoors.
The eight-minute film by Ryan Grobins depicts a battle aboard a pirate airship. Seven years in the making, it features stunning visuals from a team of 50+ artists and sound design by George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound.
Steampunk is all about alternate histories, and Obtainium Works had fun with the concept on their brand-new YouTube channel. One video shows how they disassemble the Neverwas Haul. Another is from an alternate reality.
The in-person course at duCret School of The Arts will be taught by Christine Myshka, a professional artist who has been following steampunk for the past 15 years. Students will explore the steampunk aesthetic and complete a series of assignments.
Gallery: The Neverwas Haul, one of the most celebrated steampunk creations, has undergone a restoration and has a new temporary home in Vallejo, Calif. The self-propelled Victorian house will be open for tours at least through late November.
The artists launched a Kickstarter campaign for Dr. Falke’s Oraculum, “a book of images and text for augury and bibliomancy.” They’re using staged photography to tell the continuing story of a fictitious cabaret troupe.
Lord and Lady Towers unveiled Escapement Point, an art project six years in the making
Steampunk makers Lord and Lady Towers have gained a reputation for large-scale art projects such as D.I.N.O., their life-size mechanical dinosaur. But their latest magnum opus is a kinetic sculpture that’s the size and shape of a top hat.