The North American steampunk calendar is shifting west this weekend with one gathering in North Central Washington state and two more in Northern California. All three will be happening largely outdoors.
Burning Man may be officially cancelled, but thousands are flocking to Black Rock Desert for an unsanctioned renegade festival, and groups around the world are hosting virtual experiences.
Here’s a new destination for your steampunk itinerary, if you’re in the Seattle area. At Contrivance Wine & Mead Co., you can sample concoctions such as the Airship Red Blend or Strawberry Rhubarb Mead, then purchase bottles to take home.
Gallery: The Neverwas Haul, one of the most celebrated steampunk creations, has undergone a restoration and has a new temporary home in Vallejo, Calif. The self-propelled Victorian house will be open for tours at least through late November.
It’s set for Aug. 7 at the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire in Bonney Lake, near Tacoma. The band is also planning a streaming concert for Aug. 21, and revealed more details about the Giants of Iron and Steam musical.
The Airpusher Collective, known for its airship art car, is promising wild performances, Burning Man art, and more at Steampunk Masquerade Revival, an indoor/outdoor event in San Francisco.
The organizers of TreasureFest want to recruit SF Bay Area artists and makers to help add steampunk elements. The new music and arts festival will be held this September in San Rafael, California.
The organizers of Clockwork Alchemy have posted the schedule and other details for Transmissions from the Aether, which takes place Saturday and Sunday. It will feature a mix of live sessions on Zoom and pre-recorded presentations on Twitch.
Bay Area artist Eric Kelly exhibited his work in a historic mansion during Marin Open Studios
Readers of The Steampunk Explorer are likely familiar with the work of Eric Kelly, who transforms Victorian-era photographs into surreal portraits and dreamscapes. It got a recent showing in San Rafael, California.
In the U.S., many fan conventions are held over Memorial Day weekend, and this year is no exception. However, as the pandemic continues to linger, the action is happening mostly in cyberspace. Here’s a rundown.