Meet some of the artists and cosplayers at this small but friendly event near San Francisco
By Stephen Beale | May 24, 2023
This event didn’t have A-list celebrities or other attractions you might find at a big pop culture convention. But it had a friendly atmosphere, imaginative cosplayers, and talented artists who were happy to discuss their work.
Staff Report | Apr 26, 2023
Transfix will featuring Burning Man-style art installations, including El Pulpo Magnifico, a fire-spewing mechanical octopus created by Duane Flatmo. It’s the new and improved successor to Flatmo’s El Pulpo Mechanico.
Staff Report | Apr 26, 2023
Shannon O’Hare and his fellow steampunk tinkerers are bidding fond farewell to six art cars that have been common sights at SF Bay Area events such as Maker Faire, the Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Rally, and Mad Hatter Holiday Parade.
Staff Report | Apr 24, 2023
The Art of Professor Elemental will showcase the chap hop maestro’s comics, novels, art prints, album art, and other visual works. It will also feature art from his merchandise plus unpublished sketches and original pieces created for the volume.
Staff Report | Apr 19, 2023
One card deck used AI assistance while the other relied on 3D graphics tools. Meanwhile, E.M.Press Publications is back with a second attempt to fund a steampunk-themed space adventure comic book.
Highlights from the fashion show and Artists’ Gallery at the Bay Area steampunk con
Staff Report | Apr 13, 2023
Much of the best costuming was on display in Saturday's Fashion Show, while the weekend-long Artists’ Gallery was a showcase for paintings, kinetic sculptures, costumes, props, contraptions, and other works.
By Stephen Beale | Mar 24, 2023
We recently pledged that we would avoid use of AI-generated content unless it was to illustrate stories on that topic. But Adobe Stock is now making it difficult to honor that commitment due to the way the company has implemented its AI policies.
Staff Report | Mar 11, 2023
The sculpture, installed in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, pays tribute to William H. McElwain, who ran a shoe factory in town at the turn of the century. Rosenbaum recruited two local metal artists to fabricate the work.
By Stephen Beale | Jan 18, 2023
With its ability to produce mashups, generative AI is well-suited for creating steampunk imagery. Nevertheless, we intend to avoid use of these images – in most cases. Here’s a closer look at the technology and why it’s causing a stir.
Steampunk art cars, Burning Man creations, and more at the holiday festival in Vallejo
Staff Report | Dec 8, 2022
Drizzly weather wasn’t enough to keep Steampunk Santa from his appointed rounds as the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival returned to Vallejo, California on Dec. 3. As before, the centerpiece was a parade through the city’s downtown.