Steampunk fans in the U.S. Northeast now have two new events to put on their calendars. They include what’s billed as “Baltimore’s first Steampunk Convention,” plus a new gathering at Royal Rabbit Vineyards.
The convention has been moved back a week to June 16-18, 2023, at the Holiday Inn & Suites Cincinnati-Eastgate. It will be themed “Steampunk Under the Big Top,” replacing the previously announced John Carter/Flash Gordon theme.
May has been a busy month for steampunk fans on both sides of the Atlantic and it’s about to get busier still with multiple events this weekend, including the inaugural Time Traveler’s Convention Spring Faire in Quincy, Illinois.
Makers, costumes, music, and more at the SF Bay Area steampunk convention
Steampunk enthusiasts in Northern California celebrated “Marvelous Makers”—and a return to in-person gatherings—as Clockwork Alchemy took place March 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel in Burlingame.
Highlights included projects from Obtainium Works, Prof. Flockmocker, and many others
Steampunk art took center stage at the 2022 Clockwork Alchemy convention, which featured a “Marvelous Makers” theme along with special guests Shannon and Kathy O’Hare from Obtainium Works.
Scenes from the fashion show and other cosplay highlights at the SF area steampunk con
The costume designs of Kij Greenwood have long been highlights of Clockwork Alchemy, the San Francisco area steampunk convention. But this year’s gathering provided a bigger stage for her work during a fashion show on Saturday afternoon.
The International Steampunk Symposium takes place March 25-27 in Cincinnati. It comes as founder Jason Dean is handing the reins of the convention to two local steampunk enthusiasts, Jennifer Noran and Michael Gruen.
Two years ago, Clockwork Alchemy was one of the first steampunk events to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Now it’s back this weekend with many of the same special guests who were slated for 2020.
The organizers are planning a celebration of British steampunk with special guests Lady M and Count Rostov all the way from the UK. The convention is geared for fans of British science fiction and fantasy.
This year’s speaker lineup includes author Gail Carriger along with Madeleine Holly-Rosing, Mickey Flint, Wheeler Stone, James Neathery, Lord and Lady Towers, Madame Askew, the Grand Arbiter, and many others.