“While we had high hopes we would come together in just a few weeks to create a grand Edwardian Revival, now unfortunately is not the moment when we can safely and joyfully do so,” the organizers said.
Oddball Newt, the event organizer in Connecticut, has announced plans for another “12 Months of Steampunk” in 2022, beginning with January’s Victorian Skate Fantasy followed by the Stupid Cupid Steampunk Ball in February.
A look back at the year’s major steampunk gatherings as the world slowly returned to normal
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.
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.
After a year “down the rabbit hole,” the event returns Saturday to downtown Vallejo, California, featuring the steampunk-inspired art cars of Obtainium Works along with projects by other artists.
After a year off due to you-know-what, the Edwardian Ball will return Feb. 4 and 5 to the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. This will be the 21st edition of the gathering, which has become a major event on the Bay Area steampunk calendar.
Scenes from the steampunk gathering organized by Kolleen Kilduff of Design by Night
About 100 steampunk fans turned out for tea dueling, a costume contest, wine tastings, and more as the Royal Rabbit Vineyards in Parkton, Maryland hosted Down the Rabbit Hole last Saturday.
This weekend’s calendar includes the first-ever Silk City Steampunk Festival in Manchester, Connecticut, and the Steampunk & Industrial Show in Mount Dora, Florida. Author Maurice Broaddus will be a special guest at Metaverse in Atlanta.
U.S. steampunk fans in points East and West will have a chance to get out this weekend with events including Top Brass near Sacramento, Down the Rabbit Hole in Maryland, Escape in Time to Steampunk and Wine in Colorado, and Monsterama in Atlanta.
Steampunk projects were on display at the San Francisco Bay Area art and music festival
Steampunk art was among the big attractions at TreasureFest, held Sept. 18-19 in San Rafael, California. Attendees encountered projects such as Richard Murillo’s Time Machine, the Rhino Redemption art car, and contraptions from Kinetic Steam Works.