Pirate Santa, a Kraken inflatable, and lots more at the Northern California Pirate Festival
Steampunk fans from Sacramento and the SF Bay Area staged a friendly invasion of the Northern California Pirate Festival, held June 15 and 16 in Vallejo. But few attendees noticed because the invaders were cleverly disguised as pirates.
We have photos from this steampunk gathering in Morecambe on England’s northwest coast
Photo Gallery. “Steamageddon” was the theme as A Splendid Day Out returned June 1 and 2 to Morecambe, a seaside resort town in North West England. Our guest photographers Ian Bradshaw and Mark Rushton captured scenes from the event.
Scenes from the 2019 edition of Cogs & Corsets, a “Steampunk Happening” in Central Illinois
Cogs & Corsets returned June 7-9 to Central Illinois, featuring the musical Tesla coils of ArcAttack along with cosplay, dancing, a maker competition and more. Our guest photographer Curt Knapp was there to capture the steampunk splendor.
We have photos from Day One of this new steampunk event in the San Francisco Bay area
The Silicon Valley Steam Festival debuted June 8 at the Sunol Depot of the Niles Canyon Railway in Northern California. The event featured live entertainment, plus steampunk vendors and rides on steam-powered trains. We have lots of photos.
Terrible news for the maker movement — and for makers in the steampunk community
Maker Media, the company behind Maker Faire and Make magazine, has ceased operations. The news was reported late Friday by TechCrunch, which confirmed it with founder/CEO Dale Dougherty.
Maker Faire Bay Area once again offers a visual feast, but financial woes could spell its demise
Tens of thousands braved rainy weather for Maker Faire Bay Area, a festival of DIY ingenuity that’s been dubbed the “Greatest Show and Tell on Earth.” It was a showcase for a wide range of creative projects, including many with steampunk appeal.
That’s the new Big River Steampunk Spring Faire, held March 30-31 in Hannibal, Missouri
Photo Gallery: The producers of the Big River Steampunk Festival debuted a smaller event at the Mark Twain Brewing Co. in downtown Hannibal, Missouri. Fortunately for us, photographer Curt Knapp was there with his camera.
Superheroes, historical figures and Spy vs. Spy enlivened the steampunk con near San Francisco
One attraction of any steampunk convention is the sight of attendees wearing fanciful costumes, and Clockwork Alchemy was no exception. Some of the most elegant outfits were seen in the fashion show, but that was just the beginning.
Highlights included a Time Machine, Prof. Flockmocker, and the Great Suitcase Challenge
One of the big attractions at Clockwork Alchemy is the Artists Gallery, a space devoted to steampunk gadgets, props, costumes, paintings and other artwork. This year’s gallery seemed to raise the bar from previous conventions. . .
The Bay Area convention offered a wide range of attractions for steampunk enthusiasts
Steampunk is a multi-faceted subculture — art, crafts, music, literature, cosplay, and more — and all were on display at Clockwork Alchemy 2019, held March 22-24 in Burlingame, California.