With the start of December comes a big weekend for steampunk fans, as TeslaCon takes place near Madison, Wisconsin, while Steampunk Adventurers Weekend returns for its second engagement in South Florida.
Once again, the list includes many authors and musical acts that will be familiar to steampunk fans. The multi-genre fan convention takes place over Labor Day weekend at multiple locations in downtown Atlanta.
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.
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.
The Venardos Circus is performing its last shows of the year in Florida, and with its nod to old-time circus experiences, it’s offering a 20 percent discount for readers of The Steampunk Explorer.
The convention will return in a somewhat reduced form, but attendees will still have plenty to keep themselves busy, including panels, workshops, social activities, live music performances, multiple costume contests, and more.
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.
Many steampunk fans would love to live in a town that has its own brick-and-mortar steampunk shop. But now St. Augustine, Florida boasts two, with the launch of a second, larger Aunt Matilda’s Steampunk Trunk near the original location.
Billed as “Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth,” Maker Faire is a showcase for DIY creativity in crafts, robotics, woodworking, and many other categories. The Orlando event takes place this weekend at the Central Florida Fairgrounds & Expo Halls.
On most days, Mary Anne Ellis is a mild-mannered librarian in the Southern History Department of the Birmingham (Alabama) Public Library. But on or around Halloween, she becomes the Steampunk Librarian, sometimes posing for photos with patrons and colleagues. She’s been doing it since 2011.