Once again, whimsical art cars took to the streets of downtown Vallejo for the annual holiday fest
Bay Area steampunk fans got a taste of Burning Man as the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival and Parade returned to Vallejo, California. The event featured a procession of wacky art cars along with pyrotechnic sculptures and kinetic art.
The Sacramento Steampunk Society’s formal event has been held each November since 2016
Photo Gallery: Each year since 2016, the Sacramento Steampunk Society has hosted Top Brass, a formal dress-up gathering held before the holiday crush. Here’s a look back at past Top Brass events thanks to our guest photographers.
Professor Flockmocker and his Steam Man are highlights at this immersive holiday event
For five weekends in November and December, the South Hall of Cow Palace near San Francisco has been transformed into a re-creation of Victorian-era London for the 37th Great Dickens Christmas Fair. We have photos from Day One.
A Mad Time was had by all at High Desert Steam’s Winter in Wonderland Expo and Ball in Reno
Photo Gallery: Steampunk fans stepped through the looking glass as High Desert Steam hosted its annual expo and ball, Nov. 16-17 in Reno, Nevada. Our guest photographer Clara Blackheart was there to capture the zaniness.
Steampunks joined goths for the fall edition of this alternative music festival in North Yorkshire
Photo Gallery: Twice a year, thousands flock to Whitby in North Yorkshire, UK for Whitby Goth Weekend. The latest event took place Oct. 25-27 and drew lots of steampunks. The town is also known for its association with Dracula.
Photos from Haworth Steampunk Weekend, held in the town associated with the Brontë sisters
Photo Gallery: Haworth Steampunk Weekend returned Oct. 11-13 to the West Yorkshire village known for its connection to the Brontë sisters. Stephen Bell, Lee Ward, and Dave Stephenson kindly allowed us to use their photos.
Photographer Dominique Linel once again captures the creative cosplay at Anno 1900
Anno 1900 returned Sept. 28 and 29 to Luxembourg, and again it was a feast of imaginative costumes. One of the largest steampunk gatherings in mainland Europe, it is held at Fond-de-Gras, an ideal setting for steampunk cosplay. . .
More imaginative costumes as the Gaslight Steampunk Expo adopts an Ancient Egypt theme
Photo Gallery: Steampunk culture met Ancient Egypt as the Gaslight Steampunk Expo took place Sept. 27-29 in San Diego. We have some visual highlights thanks to guest photographers Jerry Abuan and Clara Blackheart.
Highlights from Silicon Valley Comic Con in San Jose, where steampunk was just part of the action
It doesn’t compare to San Diego Comic Con, but Silicon Valley Comic Con was an easy trip from The Steampunk Explorer World Headquarters. Many folks attend comic cons to meet celebrities, but we were more interested in the artists and cosplayers.
Scenes from the Big River Steampunk Festival, held over Labor Day weekend in Missouri
Thousands took to the streets of Hannibal, Missouri for the sixth annual Big River Steampunk Festival. Among them was photographer Curt Knapp, who provided photos and sent us his impressions.