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.
Scenes from the first Hangtown Wild West & Steampunk Festival in Placerville, Calif.
The event featured Old West historical exhibits and re-enactments, along with live music and steampunk vendors. Placerville was known as “Hangtown” during the Gold Rush due to local residents’ notorious use of frontier justice.
The steampunk calendar is tilting westward this weekend in the U.S., as the Brass Screw Consortium Steampunk Festival takes place in Port Townsend, Washington along with events in Northern and Southern California.
The steampunk fest was back in Central Illinois with costumes, Nerf dueling, and lots more
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.
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.
Rain didn’t dampen the spirits at this new event from the Big River Steampunk Festival
The Time Traveler’s Convention Spring Faire took place May 20-22 in Quincy, Illinois, and though a rainstorm reduced attendance, our correspondent reported that it was a promising start to what he hopes will be a recurring annual event.
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.
Musical entertainment includes Celtica Nova, Frenchy and the Punk, The Eternal Frontier, and A Halo Called Fred. Traditionally one of the largest steampunk gatherings in the U.S., it’s set for Saturday, May 7, in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Past events have been held indoors, but now it's set to take place June 4 at Vasa Park in Hackettstown, New Jersey. The music lineup includes A Halo Called Fred, Frenchy and the Punk, and This Way to the Egress.
The event returned to San Francisco’s Regency Center after a year off due to Covid-19
Hundreds of costumed revelers turned out April 1 and 2 for music, art, circus acts, and more. The Ball serves as a tribute to writer and illustrator Edward Gorey, and each night culminated with a stage adaptation of Gorey’s The Wuggly Ump.