Steampunk events returned full bore in 2022 after tip-toeing back the previous year from pandemic-induced hibernation. Here’s a look at many of the major gatherings on both sides of the Atlantic.
Steampunk art cars, Burning Man creations, and more at the holiday festival in Vallejo
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.
Whether you’re in the North, East, West, or South (in the U.S.) or Way South (New Zealand), there’s a steampunk event this weekend, including TeslaCon, Steampunk November, Steampunk Adventurers Weekend, and Steampunk the Thames.
It’s another busy weekend for steampunk happenings on both sides of the Atlantic. Highlights include Haworth Steampunk Weekend in West Yorkshire, Feria Steampunk Barcelona in Spain, the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival in Baltimore.
It’s another big weekend for steampunk fans, with events across the U.S. plus gatherings in the UK and the Anno 1900 convention in Luxembourg. U.S. events are happening in Florida, California, Colorado, and more.
It’s not quite autumn yet, but the fall event season is in full swing this weekend with steampunk gatherings coast-to-coast in the U.S. along with happenings in Canada, England, Wales, Portugal, and Finland.
Scenes from the huge steampunk gathering, held over Labor Day Weekend in Hannibal, Missouri
“If you missed it, you missed the largest outdoor steampunk event—and in my opinion, the best steampunk event—in the Midwest and possibly the entire United States,” our correspondent wrote.
One of the largest steampunk gatherings in the U.S., it will feature live music, costume contests, teapot racing, tea dueling, nerf dueling, a “tinkers show and tell,” make-and-take workshops, and lots more.
A celebration of “the steampunk world that’s based here in Vallejo,” said the former mayor
The Obtainium Cup rally returned to Vallejo, California, featuring hand-built art cars and other vehicles that navigated an obstacle course consisting of Alice in Wonderland characters, battle robots, flying monkeys, and ravenous zombies.
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.