Staff Report | May 30, 2023
It’s another jam-packed steampunk weekend with events across the U.S., along with Steampunk NZ in New Zealand and Portsmouth Comic Con in the U.K. U.S. highlights include Cogs & Corsets and the Freaky Mutant Weirdo Festival.
Cosplay, tea dueling, dancing, and more at the steampunk festival in Quincy, Illinois
Photos by Curt Knapp | May 23, 2023
The second annual Big River Time Travelers Convention took place May 19-21 in Quincy, Illinois, and once again our Midwest correspondent was there to take photos and file a report.
Staff Report | May 16, 2023
The event, produced by the Big River Steampunk Festival, will make its second run this weekend on the riverfront of Quincy, Illinois, with a program including music, comedy, costume contests, vendors, and more.
Dark fashion, artists, music, and more at the goth festival in Northern California
By Stephen Beale | May 10, 2023
The Menagerie Oddities Market presented the 3rd Annual SF Bay Area World Goth Day Festival May 6 in Vallejo, California. With all the crossover between goth and steampunk, there was plenty at the event for steampunk fans to enjoy.
Staff Report | May 8, 2023
The Watch City fest returns Saturday to Waltham, Massachusetts with a program featuring circus acts, art exhibits, kids’ activities, live music, and more. Meanwhile, Van Buren, Arkansas will host the Old Timers Day Steampunk Festival.
Staff Report | May 3, 2023
Presented by The Menagerie Oddities Market, it will consist of a daytime event with vendors, music, and a fashion show, followed by an evening concert headlined by Ausgang. Unwoman will perform at the daytime event.
Staff Report | Apr 24, 2023
The steampunk calendar is tilting toward the U.S. Northeast this weekend as the Jewelry City Steampunk Festival returns to Attleboro, Massachusetts, while Washington Borough, New Jersey hosts the Rock & Roll Steampunk Fair.
Staff Report | Mar 28, 2023
The weekend is jam-packed with steampunk events in the U.S., including two new gatherings: The Tell-Tale Steampunk Festival in Baltimore and Galveston Steampunk Festival in Texas. Also happening are MegaCon, WhimsyCon, and 13 Gears.
Whimsical art, fanciful cosplay, madcap inventions, and more at the SF event
Staff Report | Feb 7, 2023
The Edwardian Ball marked the end of an era this year as it featured the event’s last performances by Rosin Coven, the “pagan lounge ensemble” that launched the first Edwardian Ball in 1999. But the event also offered many other attractions.
Staff Report | Jan 11, 2023
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.